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Good morning, baseball fans! We’re going to start your Wednesday off with something equally as heartwarming as it is devastating— Jose Fernandez has been named the Comeback Player of the Year by the MLB Players Association.
José Fernández has been named the 2016 Comeback Player of the Year by @MLB_PLAYERS.#JDF16 | #PlayersChoiceAwards16 pic.twitter.com/OOumYhbyxn— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) November 10, 2016
Check out what’s going on in the American League West.
There could be a trade brewing between the Astros and Yankees for Brian McCann.
“Houston is seeking offensive depth this winter and is interested in Yankees catcher and designated hitter Brian McCann, according to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi.
While it’s unclear whether the two sides have discussed a potential trade, the Yankees could be open to moving McCann before Spring Training as a result of Gary Sanchez’s success. It might not be a simple process, though, because McCann’s contract includes a complete no-trade clause”
Howie Kendrick would really like to be traded, thank you very much.
“Howie Kendrick wasn’t pleased with how the Dodgers used him in 2016 and is hoping to be traded to a club that could give him more routine playing time, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.
The Dodgers are considering trading Kendrick, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, and Kendrick is open to playing multiple positions next season, per Heyman. Kendrick received playing time in left field and at first, second and third base with Los Angeles last year.”
Looks like the Texas Rangers will be getting a new stadium after all.
Raise the roof: Rangers' new ballpark approved https://t.co/UiilNoOtCy via @mlb— TR Sullivan (@Sullivan_Ranger) November 9, 2016
The Angels have re-signed Andrew Bailey to a 1-year contract.
“The Angels have re-signed reliever Andrew Bailey to a 1-year, $1 million deal, according to a club announcement. The deal includes incentive clauses, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
The move doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as Angels general manager Billy Eppler told reporters at this week’s GM meetings that the club was in talks with the right-hander about a new deal. Bailey is the first free agent to come off the market this offseason.”
Offseason Trade Tracker
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Today in baseball: On November 10th, 1965, Giants outfielder Willie Mays is named the National League’s Most Valuable Player, beating Dodgers lefty Sandy Koufax.