Pujols and Mauer MVP press conferences

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Here are some of the highlights from the MVP press conferences for Albert Pujols and Joe Mauer.
First up is Pujols, who talked about getting the news while driving his daughter to school and what it means to join some pretty exclusive company as a three-time MVP:


Soft spoken as always, Mauer spent most of his press conference thanking people and noting that he was at a loss for words:

Braves claim Grant Dayton off waivers from Dodgers

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The Braves claimed lefty reliever Grant Dayton off waivers from the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Dayton, 29, underwent Tommy John surgery back in August and is almost certainly out for the entire 2018 season. The Braves, obviously, are making a longer-term play here by acquiring him, as he is under team control through 2022.

Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Dayton has a 3.42 career ERA with 59 strikeouts and 18 walks in 50 innings.