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Marlins consider 3B Prado an upgrade over McGehee

In this Aug. 22, 2014, file photo, New York Yankees' Martin Prado throws a kiss to fans after he hit a two-run home run off  Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks in the third inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees have acquired pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German from the Marlins for versatile Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins opted to replace NL comeback player of the year Casey McGehee with Martin Prado at third base because they want greater athleticism and a more favorable contract at the position.

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Ruble crisis threatens Kontinental Hockey League

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League saw itself as the oil-rich rival to the NHL, offering a tempting, if less prestigious, alternative to playing in North America.

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LA Dodgers chart new course with rebuilt roster

Los Angeles Dodgers baseball player Howie Kendrick takes questions from the media at an introductory news conference at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Friedman has thoroughly overhauled a 94-win team in his first two months running the Los Angeles Dodgers. None of his myriad moves made a bigger, more baffling splash than his trade of popular slugger Matt Kemp and $32 million to a division rival for what might be no more than half of a catching platoon.

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Things to know about Friday’s baseball news

San Diego Padres outfielder Matt Kemp, center, poses for a picture with Padres general manager A.J. Preller, left, and manager Bud Black, right, during a news conference introducing Kemp as part of the baseball club Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Diego. The Padres deal for the former the Los Angeles Dodger was the first of three big deals by the new Padres general manager, who also has added outfielder Wil Myers, the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year, from Tampa Bay and All-Star catcher Derek Norris from Oakland. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

There was a flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday as teams worked to retool before the holiday break. Here are some things to know about all the player moves and other changes:

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A’s release infielder Nick Punto

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have released infielder Nick Punto.

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