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Mark Whicker / Orange County Register:
Dave Roberts' most famous stolen base is part of Red Sox mythology  —  BOSTON — Dave Roberts stole 243 bases in 10 major league years.  As far as Boston is concerned, he stole one.  —  The Dodgers manager won't be able to adjust his seat in the interview room this week before someone asks him about 2004 …
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Dodgers tap Clayton Kershaw as World Series Game 1 starter  —  BOSTON — Clayton Kershaw was officially announced as the Los Angeles Dodgers' Game 1 starter Monday, but the reality of that became clear Sunday night, when an MLB Network camera caught Kershaw acting out his delivery …
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Red Sox confirm David Price to start Game 2 of World Series  —  BOSTON — Now that David Price has finally won a postseason game, the Boston Red Sox are hoping he can deliver a second win — or a third, if needed.  Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora officially named the veteran left-hander …
936-437-6708 John Tomase / WEEI:
7122699186  —  Manny Machado is one of the best young players in baseball, but at the moment he's also its biggest villain.  —  A year ago, his late slide left Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia with a knee injury that may yet prove career-ending.
Jesse Dougherty / Houston Chronicle:
After pitching ‘really bad’ for Nationals, Ryan Madson propels Dodgers to World Series  —  MILWAUKEE - Justin Turner stood on a stage in the visitors clubhouse in Miller Park on Saturday night, some kind of alcohol dripping off his full red beard, and scanned the room for reasons …
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Nathan Eovaldi hasn't talked contract with Red Sox yet, but open to returning
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Ryan Hannable / WEEI:
Red Sox notes: David Price officially will start Game 2 of World Series, update on Steven Wright
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Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:   Column: Cubs have followed Red Sox blueprint for success, but they still have work to do
Neil Greenberg / Chicago Tribune:   Red Sox need to fix one key stat to beat Dodgers in World Series
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Associated Press:
Angels new manager Brad Ausmus: Embracing metrics will be key  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. — During 18 major league seasons as a catcher and four more as a manager, Brad Ausmus developed a strong gut instinct about nearly everything that happens on a baseball field.
Mike Puma / New York Post:
Agents are concerned over Mets' most controversial GM option  —  SEE ALSO  —  The Mets' search for a new head of baseball operations is down to three known candidates.  —  On Monday, the Mets eliminated MLB executive Kim Ng and Tigers vice president of player development Dave Littlefield …
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Kristie Ackert / Baltimore Sun:
Brodie Van Wagenen, candidate for Mets GM, releases odd statement in midst of club's search  —  In an odd press release sent out by the team's public relations department Monday night, player agent Brodie Van Wagenen confirmed that he had interviewed for the Mets' GM job.
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New manager David Bell tasked with turning around Reds  —  CINCINNATI — David Bell buttoned his Reds jersey with the No. 25, the same one worn by his grandfather and his father.  Buddy Bell stood in the back of the room, watching the scene as a proud papa.
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Braves' Brandon McCarthy can be free agent if he continues career  —  ATLANTA — Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon McCarthy, who missed the second half of the season with a knee injury, can become a free agent if he chooses to continue his career.  —  Major League Baseball and the players' union …
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D-Backs Announce Three-Year Deal With Eduardo Escobar  —  The Diamondbacks have announced a new contract with infielder Eduardo Escobar, as Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic first reported (Twitter links).  It's said to be a three-year, $21MM pact.  Escobar is a client of DJ Rengifo Y Associates LLC.
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9198726332  —  Joe Girardi won't be the manager of the  —  Cincinnati Reds in 2019, perhaps because he has hopes of landing a gig in Chicago.  —  According to Fancred's Jon Heyman …
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Joe Knowles / Chicago Tribune:   Matt Davidson thinks he can pitch. Will the White Sox let him?
Pete Caldera / Daily Record:
(919) 249-3636  —  NEW YORK - On the eve of a Dodgers-Red Sox World Series, the Yankees officially began planning for the 2019 season.  —  Pro scouting meetings began on Monday, a three-day strategy summit to determine …
 
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