TORONTO (AP) — Free agent catcher Russell Martin and the Toronto Blue Jays finalized an $82 million, five-year contract on Tuesday.

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TORONTO (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Toronto Blue Jays and free agent catcher Russell Martin have agreed to a five-year, $82 million contract.

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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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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the New York Yankees in exchange for reliever Justin Wilson.

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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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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A.J. Burnett believes his right arm has one – and only one – season left in it. The pitcher has no intentions of letting it go to waste.

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It takes special talent and historical production to earn a clean sweep of baseball’s two biggest individual awards. Clayton Kershaw fit that description in 2014,  becoming just the 11th pitcher to win the Cy Young award and MVP in the same season since the former was introduced in 1956.  Kershaw was the unanimous choice in the NL Cy Young race, earning all 30 votes over Johnny Cueto of the Cincinnati Reds and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals. Kershaw earned 18 first-place and nine second-place votes for MVP , which was good enough to top Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins and 2013 MVP Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Kershaw is the first NL pitcher to sweep the awards since Bob Gibson in 1968. Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers was the most recent, earning both AL honors in 2011.  It’s elite territory reserved for next-level talents, which, at 26, Kershaw certainly is. Even still, a lot had to come together for him to make history. Here are 10 incredible facts and tidbits from his 2014 season that ultimately added up to an award sweep.   

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