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FILE - In this June 24, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Matt Kemp waves to a fan after the team's baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Atlanta. Kemp is returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a five-player trade with the Atlanta Braves that includes cash. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File) **FILE**

Matt Kemp back in LA, Adrian Gonzalez out in 5-player deal with Braves

- Associated Press

Matt Kemp is returning to the place where he began his major league career, reacquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday as part of a five-player trade with the Atlanta Braves that creates more financial flexibility for the reigning NL champions.

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2015, file photo, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith speaks during a news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game, in Phoenix.  Leaders from the NFL and NHL players associations have contributed to unveiling a universal declaration of player rights. Among the 17 articles laid out in the declaration are rights to unionize and collectively bargain, express opinions freely and receive equal pay for equal work. The declaration was made by the World Players Association on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) **FILE**

Sports unions unveil universal declaration of player rights

- Associated Press

Leaders from the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball players associations helped unveil a universal declaration of player rights that is designed to establish a new approach to governing sports and protecting athletes.

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton stands on the field during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Miami.  A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins are working on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York and infielder Starlin Castro to Miami.  The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, because no agreement has been completed. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) **FILE**

Yankees get NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from Marlins

- Associated Press

The New York Yankees announced Monday they’d acquired Stanton from the Miami Marlins, getting the NL MVP and cash from Miami for Starlin Castro and two minor leaguers, right-hander Jorge Guzman and infielder Jose Devers.

FILE - In this June 23, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton hits a home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Miami.  A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins are working on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York and infielder Starlin Castro to Miami.  The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, because no agreement has been completed. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) **FILE**

Winter meetings warm up fast with relievers in demand

- Associated Press

Now that Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton picked their new places to play, baseball bosses checked into the winter meetings primed to make moves that had been bottled up for weeks. The market for relievers quickly warmed Sunday, even before many teams got down to business.

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Washington Nationals Daniel Murphy, right walks with crutches during the Winter Fest celebration with fans at Washington Convention center in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Nats 2B Murphy using crutches 8 weeks after knee surgery

- Associated Press

Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy ambled around the team's annual fan festival with the aid of a pair of crutches and declined to offer any sort of estimate about the length of his recovery from right knee surgery.

Man to give Votto homerun ball to father who lost his son

Associated Press

An Ohio man who snared a Joey Votto home run ball during a Cincinnati Reds game this summer is grateful for the chance to finally give the souvenir to the family of a 6-year-old boy who witnessed the blast just weeks before dying of cancer.

FILE - In this June 28, 2017 photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty gets hit with a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of a baseball game  in Phoenix. Piscotty was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for a pair of infield prospects, allowing the outfielder to be near his family's home in Pleasanton, California, following his mother's diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Stephen Piscotty thankful to play with A's near ailing mom

- Associated Press

For now, Gretchen Piscotty can still comfortably attend her son's big league baseball games seven months after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease, and it is suddenly going to be far easier for her to do so.

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, Derek Jeter, chief executive officer and part owner of the Miami Marlins, talks with members of the media at the annual  baseball general managers' meetings, in Orlando, Fla. Jeter, The Player, glided through two decades in the Big Apple. Suave, sophisticated and charming, he made it all look so effortless, a beloved figure who could seemingly do no wrong, even in the media cauldron that is New York City. Which makes Derek Jeter, The Baseball Executive, all the more baffling.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Column: Smooth on the field, Jeter struggles in front office

- Associated Press

Derek Jeter, The Player, glided through two decades in the Big Apple. His charisma made it all look so effortless, a beloved figure who could seemingly do no wrong, even in the media cauldron that is New York City.