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Massachusetts high school student Chris Cotillo (left) has picked up a few scoops already this offseason, including being the first to report the trade of Doug Fister from the Detroit Tigers to the Washington Nationals. Cotillo's Twitter account features pictures of him with Yahoo Sports MLB writer Jeff Passan, among others. (Via Twitter @ChrisCotillo)

Massachusetts high school student Chris Cotillo (left) has picked up a few scoops already this offseason, including being the first to report the trade of Doug Fister from the Detroit Tigers to the Washington Nationals. Cotillo's Twitter account features pictures of him with Yahoo Sports MLB writer Jeff Passan, among others. (Via Twitter @ChrisCotillo)

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