-- Ben Nicholson-Smith of Major League Trade Rumors posted "The Royals announced that they have released Bryan Bullington so he can sign with the Hiroshima Carp."
The first overall selection of the 2002 draft, Bullington has a 1-9 record and 5.62 ERA in 81-2/3 innings of work for the Pirates, Royals, Indians and Blue Jays.
-- The Dodgers offered Octavio Dotel arbitration. He's a Class B free agent, which means LA gets a supplementary (sandwich) round pick in the next year’s draft if he declines the proposal. He has until November 30th to decide whether to accept or not.
-- A promo: The 1971 season will be featured on Monday, November 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. The episode will highlight the Baltimore Orioles' historic pitching rotation, Vida Blue, and focus on Roberto Clemente leaping onto the national scene and Pittsburgh's powerful offensive machine.
-- We assume you've heard, but just in case: Joey Votto and Josh Hamilton were named MVPs.