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  • FILE-This Sept. 4, 2015, file photo shows Atlanta Braves assistant general manager and director of pro scouting John Coppolella talking on the phone in the dugout during batting practice before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, in Washington. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has hit the Atlanta Braves with heavy sanctions, including the loss of nine players, for rules violations committed by the team in the international player market. Manfred on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, also placed former Braves general manager Coppolella on the permanently ineligible list. Former Braves Special Assistant Gordon Blakeley, the team's international scouting chief, is suspended from performing services for any team for one year. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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  • FILE - In this July 28, 2013, file photo, Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan speaks during ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y. Joe Morgan is urging voters to keep "known steroid users" out of Cooperstown. A day after the Hall revealed its 33-man ballot for the 2018 class, the 74-year-old Morgan argued against the inclusion of players implicated during baseball's steroid era in a letter to voters with the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The letter was sent Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, using a Hall email address. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

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  • FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, former Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay acknowledges the crowd before a baseball game against the New York Mets, in Philadelphia. Halladay sped his small sports plane low over the Gulf of Mexico minutes before his fatal crash two weeks ago, climbing sharply in the final seconds before diving into the water, federal investigators said in a preliminary report released Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

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  • FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, former Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay acknowledges the crowd before a baseball game against the New York Mets, in Philadelphia. Halladay sped his small sports plane low over the Gulf of Mexico minutes before his fatal crash two weeks ago, climbing sharply in the final seconds before diving into the water, federal investigators said in a preliminary report released Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

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  • FILE - Top row from left are file photos showing San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds in 2017; Boston Red Sox' Roger Clemens in 1987; Los Angeles Angels' Vladimir Guerrero in 2009 and San Diego Padres' Trevor Hoffman in 2008. Bottom row from left are Seattle Mariners'Edgar Martinez in 2017; New York Yankees' Mike Mussina in 2008 and Boston Red Sox' Curt Schilling in 2008. Trevor Hoffman, who fell five votes short last year on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for baseball's Hall of Fame, heads holdovers that include Vladimir Guerrero, Edgar Martinez, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Mike Mussina and Curt Schilling. (AP Photo/File)

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  • FILE - Top row from left are file photos showing St. Louis Cardinals' Chris Carpenter in 2012; Tampa Bay Rays' Johnny Damon in 2011; Atlanta Braves' Andruw Jones in 2007; Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones in 2012, Houston Astros' Carlos Lee in 2012 and Colorado Rockies' Jamie Moyer in 2012. Bottom row from left are file photos showing Seattle Mariners' Kevin Millwood in 2012; New York Mets' Johan Santana in 2013; Cleveland Indians' Jim Thome in 2002; Cleveland Indians' Omar Vizquel in 2000 and Chicago Cubs' Carlos Zambrano in 2011. Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for baseball's Hall of Fame, joined by Johan Santana and Chris Carpenter. Jamie Moyer, Andruw Jones, Carlos Lee, Kevin Millwood, Carlo

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  • FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach Matt Williams watches dring a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington. The Oakland Athletics have hired Williams as their new third base coach, the team announced Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

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  • FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2003, file photo, New York Yankees' Aaron Boone, center, celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the 11th inning to beat the Boston Red Sox in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series in New York. Boone became the first person with no experience as a manager of coach to interview to become Joe Girardi's successor with the New York Yankees. The 44-year-old interviewed Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, becoming the fourth to go through the process after Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson, former Cleveland and Seattle manager Eric Wedge, and San Francisco bench coach Hensley Meulens. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

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  • FILE - In this April 5, 2012, file photo, parade grand marshal and former Cincinnati Reds baseball player Aaron Boone gestures to fans during the Reds Opening Day baseball parade in downtown Cincinnati. Boone became the first person with no experience as a manager of coach to interview to become Joe Girardi's successor with the New York Yankees. The 44-year-old interviewed Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, becoming the fourth to go through the process after Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson, former Cleveland and Seattle manager Eric Wedge, and San Francisco bench coach Hensley Meulens. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)

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  • FILE - In this May 17, 2016, file photo, Atlanta Braves President of Baseball Operations John Hart, center, talks with reporters in the dugout before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. John Hart has left the Atlanta Braves, less than a week after being stripped of his role as president of baseball operations. The decision announced Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, was not unexpected given the hiring of general manager Alex Anthopoulos, who now has autonomy over all baseball-related decisions. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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