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Pitcher Jon Lester's decision on team could come Tuesday

...Cespedes. Overall, he was 16-11 with a career-best 2.45 ERA in 2014.He was on the mound for the A's in the American League wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals and left in the eighth inning with runners on first and second with one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-08/pitcher-jon-lesters-deci
Atlanta Braves enter winter meetings with major trade chips

...return.Gattis has trade value as a right-handed power hitter at a time when baseball's power is weakening. American League teams are paying top dollar in free agency for designated hitters, while Gattis earned less than $1 million in 2014...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-06/atlanta-braves-enter-win
Braves moves confirm new hitting trend

...The Royals had the fewest home runs in baseball this past season and hit into the fifth most double plays in the American League, but they had the highest contact percentage and won the league. The Giants had one of the highest swing percentages...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-12-09/braves-moves
Orioles' Buck Showalter, Nationals' Matt Williams named managers of the year

...and Matt Williams won the manager of the year awards Tuesday, turning a Beltway double play.Showalter took the American League prize for the third time after guiding Baltimore to its first division title in 17 years, and Williams snagged the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-11/orioles-buck-showalter-n
Diamondbacks hire Chip Hale as manager

...regards to both questions" via email Monday.Ausmus, 45, led the Tigers to a 90-72 record and a fourth consecutive American League Central Division championship in his first year at the helm.For a team with World Series or bust expectations entering...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-13/diamondbacks-hire-chip-h
Athletics needs better middle infielders

If Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane can build a team ready to compete for the American League West title by the start of the 2015 season, it will have been one of his best off-season jobs.The AL West is going to be baseball's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-04/athletics-needs-better-m
Cardinals will keep Michael Wacha in bullpen for NLDS

...RATINGS: Extra innings boosted viewership for the American League wild-card game.The Kansas City Royals' comeback...offense that was 13th in scoring in the 15-team American League, the Yankees went 84-78 and missed consecutive postseasons...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-01/cardinals-will-keep-mich
Max Scherzer to start Game 1 for Tigers vs. Orioles

...Thursday at Baltimore. Scherzer also started Detroit's postseason opener last year, not long before he was voted the American League's Cy Young Award winner. The right-hander went 18-5 with a 3.15 ERA this season."He's been our best...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-30/max-scherzer-start-game-
Twins fire Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons

...Angels.Gardenhire played an integral role in the franchise's renaissance, guiding the Twins to their first of six American League Central division titles in 2002 in his first year on the job. But Gar den hire's teams only got out of the first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-29/twins-fire-ron-gardenhir
Tigers turn to David Price with season on the line

...the addition of Price gave the Tigers the last three American League Cy Young Award winners. The other two ? Max Scherzer...Tigers are still a formidable opponent."They won the American League Central, and they did some really good things with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-04/tigers-turn-david-price-