LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have acquired minor league outfielder-first baseman Kyle Jensen from the Miami Marlins in exchange for a player to be named or cash.

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Toronto (Canada) (AFP) – The Toronto Blue Jays have signed free agent Canadian catcher Russell Martin to a multi-year contract, the Toronto Star reported.

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One of baseball’s oldest and greatest rivalries will take center stage in MLB’s standalone Sunday night opener on April 5. And no, we’re not talking about Yankees/Red Sox or Dodgers/Giants for a change. The back-to-back NL Central champion St. Louis Cardinals are scheduled to travel north to take on the Chicago Cubs in what will be a historic night at Wrigley Field. For the first time in the ballpark’s 100-year history, the Cubs will play their home opener at night . For a standalone opener, that historical note may not seem like enough to justify this game choice. In the past, this ESPN exclusive broadcast usually features the defending World Series champions like the San Francisco Giants, or the league’s buzziest team, like the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. Well, don’t look now, but the Cubs are quickly moving into the latter territory with Joe Maddon on board and a roster rebuild that will likely be accelerated this winter. Throw in the Cardinals, the one rival Chicago is always chasing but rarely catches, and you have an interesting baseball storyline in place for opening night. But it’s far from the only interesting storyline. The Sunday opener will be a national showcase for Wrigley Field after an offseason of construction and renovations. They’re only in phase one of a four-phase plan, but there will be plenty to see with expanded and restored bleachers in left and right field, new outfield group terraces, and two new video boards. It also gives us a new angle to follow during the offseason: Who will Chicago acquire to oppose St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright under those bright lights? Nothing against Jake Arrieta, who had a remarkable season in 2014. But a big name with a big contract and reputation is likely coming via trade or free agency. Be it Jon Lester, Jordan Zimmermann, or someone not yet on the radar Also, there’s at least a chance Chicago’s latest phenom, infielder Kris Bryant, could make his major-league debut here, nearly completing Chicago’s puzzle of elite prospects. If so, we have all the ingredients for a very fun night under the lights on the north side. More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at bigleaguestew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Townie813

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The Marlins’ slugger may be getting his money, but history has shown that owner Jeffrey Loria can’t be trusted to do what’s right.

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EASLEY, S.C. (AP) — Alvin Dark, a player and manager on World Series champions who sparked perhaps the most famous rally in baseball history, died Thursday. He was 92.

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(Adds National League winner) Nov 13 (Reuters) – Angels outfielder Mike Trout was a unanimous winner of the American League Most Valuable Player Award, and Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw claimed National League honors in an LA sweep on Thursday. The 23-year-old Trout broke through after back-to-back years as runner-up to Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera in voting by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Kershaw, named Cy Young winner as the league’s top pitcher on Wednesday, became the first NL pitcher to win the MVP award since Bob Gibson of the St. …

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(Reuters) – Angels outfielder Mike Trout was a unanimous winner of the American League Most Valuable Player Award, and Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw claimed National League honors in an LA sweep on Thursday. The 23-year-old Trout broke through after back-to-back years as runner-up to Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera in voting by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Kershaw, named Cy Young winner as the league’s top pitcher on Wednesday, became the first NL pitcher to win the MVP award since Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1968. …

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