DENVER (AP) — The first big league signing of Jeff Bridich’s tenure as general manager of the Colorado Rockies was far more sensible than splashy.

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Several big league teams stepped up their holiday shopping Tuesday and a bunch of players were on the go. A look at the most recent moves in baseball:

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have sent minor-league outfielder Noel Cuevas to the Colorado Rockies to complete their trade for right-hander Juan Nicasio last month.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Capuano is staying with the New York Yankees, just like fellow free agents Chase Headley and Chris Young.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — AL MVP Mike Trout could be hitting from the 3-hole in the Angels’ lineup next season. Manager Mike Scioscia wouldn’t mind seeing Trout bat second, too.

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LaTroy Hawkins’ 21st major league season will also be his last, the soon-to-be 42-year-old pitcher revealed Friday during an interview on MLB Network’s Hot Stove talk show.  “Next Sunday, I’ll be 42 and 2015 will be my last year playing professional baseball, Hawkins told Harold Reynolds and Fran Charles. “Hopefully not my last year of professional baseball, but it’ll be my last year playing professional baseball.” Hawkins, who served as the Colorado Rockies closer in 2014, will enter his final season with exactly 1,000 appearances under his belt. He became only the 16th pitcher in MLB history to reach that milestone on Sept. 27 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, which speaks to his remarkable durability and dependability over the years. Hawkins actually began as a starting pitcher with the Minnesota Twins all the way back in 1995. In his first five seasons, 98 of Hawkins’ 99 appearances were starts. The most notable, as MLB.com’s Cut 4 points out, came on May 17, 1998, when he opposed David Wells during Wells perfect game at Yankee Stadium. Hawkins never approached such success himself, posting a 26-44 record and 6.16 during that time period. Despite those struggles, it was obvious Hawkins had a major league caliber arm. He just needed to find a niche that best suited him. For the 2000 season, legendary manager Tom Kelly shifted Hawkins to the bullpen, and he never looked back. Each of his last 901 appearances have come in relief, and the majority of those have come as a closer or set up man.  In 20 seasons, Hawkins has suited up for 10 ten different teams, winning at least one game with each. Overall, he has 72 wins and 124 saves.   There was some thought that Hawkins, who signed a two-year contract with Colorado prior to the 2014 season, might be a decent trade chip this winter or even at next season’s trade deadline. This announcement could make that a little more difficult for Colorado, though as we’ve seen in the recent past, the Rockies are rarely motivated to move veteran players regardless of circumstances or the team’s outlook. Perhaps if Hawkins aspires to go out on top, that will change. But for now, it looks like he’s going out a Rockie.  More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at bigleaguestew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Townie813

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana were working Thursday to finalize a four-year, $55 million contract, according to two people with direct knowledge of the deal.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Dodgers acquired second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Los Angeles Angels and were working to obtain shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies in a remake of their middle infield.

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