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Indians lose out on Frazier, sign free agents Davis and Napoli

Plus, Cody Anderson has emergency appendectomy

Consolation prize?
Consolation prize?
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Indians' Cody Anderson has emergency surgery | - Cleveland pitcher Cody Anderson underwent an emergency appendectomy Tuesday night in Glendale, Ariz., after an acute onset of lower abdominal pain.

Indians sign Mike Napoli and Rajai Davis | - The Indians reportedly added a pair of veteran hitters to their lineup on Wednesday.

On Cleveland Indians keeping starting pitchers and high price for Todd Frazier: Paul Hoynes | - The Indians, by agreeing to one-year contracts with Mike Napoli and Rajai Davis, have decided to keep their starting rotation intact rather than trade an arm or two. Beat writer Paul Hoynes also discusses what the Reds wanted from the Tribe for third baseman Todd Frazier.

Todd Frazier trade negotiations, Mike Napoli's ability and that pesky payroll: Zack Meisel's musings | - There's still plenty of time before the team escapes the Cleveland chill for the Arizona sun. But will the complexion of the Indians' roster change much more before spring training, or did the front office complete its heaviest lifting on Wednesday?

What's the latest on Cleveland Indians lefty TJ House's shoulder? Hey, Hoynsie | - Lefty T.J. House missed much of last season with a sore left shoulder. The Indians say House is healthy and expected to compete for a job in the rotation in spring training.

Around the Horn

Bartolo Colon and Mets agree to $7.25-million deal - LA Times - Right-hander Bartolo Colon has agreed to a $7.25-million, one-year contract to remain with the New York Mets, a person familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday.

All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier is headed to the AL Central, but not to the Cleveland Indians | - The White Sox parted with pitching prospect Frankie Montas, second baseman Micah Johnson and outfielder Trayce Thompson. Those players will join the Dodgers' organization. Los Angeles sent prospects Brandon Dixon, Jose Peraza and Scott Schebler to the Reds.

Reds Sell Todd Frazier for Low Upside In Three-Way Deal | FanGraphs Baseball - Fangraphs grades the trade.

Orioles reportedly ink outfielder Hyun-soo Kim |  - The Orioles have signed Korean outfielder Hyun-soo Kim to a two-year, $7-million deal, according to a report by The Baltimore Sun.

The Hall of Fame’s Bullpen Problem – The Hardball Times - The debuts of Trevor Hoffman and Billy Wagner on the Hall of Fame ballot this year are about to expose the fact that the baseball community still has no idea what to make of relievers.

Rosenthal: Dodgers might not be done with pursuit of Jose Fernandez | FOX Sports - Dodgers stockpiling prospects to make a big splash?

CC Sabathia on staying sober: 'I'm always going to be recovering' | FOX Sports - "I think that was the biggest thing is that it’s not a secret anymore," Sabathia said, via "I’m able to get help with different people. I think if people see my personality change or things changing, then they’ll be able to help me."

Reviewing a decade's worth of three-team trades. - Three-team trades can get pretty complex, as was the case Wednesday when the White Sox acquired slugger Todd Frazier from the Reds (in a deal that also involved the Dodgers). Here's a look at how every three-team trade in the last decade has turned out.

Hell’s Bells | NBC SportsWorld - Trevor Hoffman's 600 saves tell a fine tale of triumph. But do they make him deserving of a spot in the Hall of Fame? Joe Posnanski examines the case for Hoffman in the Hall.

Every MLB fan base ranked from most to least miserable | Sporting News