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  1. Mike Adams fully recovered from January hernia surgery

    Feb 18, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers pitcher Mike Adams reacts after striking out Detroit Tigers' Jhonny Peralta to end the eighth inning of Game 1 of the MLB American League Championship Series baseball playoffs in Arlington

    Mike Adams was considered a question mark for the beginning of spring training after undergoing hernia surgery on January 3, but the Rangers reliever has already started throwing and said yesterday that he’s “not limited at all.” T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Adams is slightly behind schedule compared to the other pitchers in camp,…

  2. Matt Cain and Giants have “plenty of mutual interest” in contract extension

    Feb 18, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT

    Matt Cain

    Matt Cain is one season away from hitting the open market as a 28-year-old free agent and told Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com that he’s unlikely to discuss a long-term contract extension once spring training is over. “We’d all like something resolved by the end of spring training,” Cain said. “I don’t think either side wants…

  3. Yankees and Pirates “in agreement” on A.J. Burnett trade

    Feb 17, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett

    It looks like the A.J. Burnett saga may finally be coming to a close, as Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Yankees and Pirates are “in agreement” on a deal that will send the right-hander to Pittsburgh. Burnett is expected to undergo a physical exam Sunday to make things official and according to Rosenthal…

  4. Michael Pineda is NOT in The Best Shape Of His Life

    Feb 17, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    For every 10,000 or so players who arrive at spring training amid reports that they’re in the best shape of their life there’s someone for whom the opposite is true. Today that someone is new Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com: #Yankees RHP Michael Pineda said he reported to camp around…

  5. Johan Santana “felt really good” after first bullpen session

    Feb 17, 2012, 3:52 PM EDT

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    Johan Santana took the mound today for the first time since September and threw a 25-pitch bullpen session with catcher Josh Thole, saying afterward that his surgically repaired shoulder “felt really good.” Santana appeared in multiple minor-league games last season before setbacks ruined his plan of returning in August or September, so simply throwing a…

  6. Scott Kazmir threw for scouts today, clocked in high-80s

    Feb 17, 2012, 3:25 PM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    Scott Kazmir held a workout for scouts today and Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that approximately 10 teams sent someone to take a look at him. Kazmir’s fastball was clocked mostly in the high-80s, which is similar to the diminished velocity he’s shown while struggling during the past few seasons. Kazmir is still just 28…

  7. Will Jason Varitek follow Tim Wakefield into retirement?

    Feb 17, 2012, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Boston offered minor-league contracts and spring training invitations to both Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek. Wakefield opted against battling for a roster spot at age 45, announcing his retirement today, but the 40-year-old Varitek is apparently still trying to make up his mind. Varitek’s agent, Scott Boras, told Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald that…

  8. A’s “getting close” to acquiring Koji Uehara from Rangers

    Feb 17, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    Koji Uehara

    Texas has been shopping Koji Uehara all offseason and they may have finally found a taker, as Joe Stiglich of the San Jose Mercury News reports that the Rangers are “getting close” to trading him to the A’s. Uehara almost immediately fell out of favor with the Rangers after they acquired him from the Orioles…

  9. Yankees release Hideki Okajima after failed physical exam

    Feb 17, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

    Hideki Okajima

    UPDATE: No word yet on the cause of the failed physical, but the Yankees have released Okajima. ========== Hideki Okajima, who signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees in December, has failed his physical exam according to David Waldstein of the New York Times. Waldstein speculates that the Yankees will void his contract and make…

  10. Tim Wakefield retires after 19 seasons and 200 wins

    Feb 17, 2012, 11:52 AM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Boston Red Sox

    Tim Wakefield will announce his retirement during a press conference tonight, calling it quits after a 19-season career in which the knuckleballer won 200 games despite not making his big-league debut until age 25. Red Sox president Larry Lucchino revealed last week that the team had offered Wakefield a minor-league contract with an invitation to…

  11. New home for Padres games, FOX Sports San Diego, to launch early next month

    Feb 17, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Reports vary about the exact details of the Padres’ new television contract, but everyone seems to agree that it’ll be a massive deal and Jay Posner of the San Diego Union Tribune says the team’s new home, FOX Sports San Diego, will launch in early March. Nothing is official yet, in part because MLB must…

  12. David Ortiz: “I feel happy since I avoided arbitration”

    Feb 17, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz reacts after flying out against the Tampa Bay Rays during the eighth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston

    David Ortiz and the Red Sox created a whole lot of drama before eventually compromising at the exact midpoint and avoiding arbitration, but publicly at least Ortiz seems fine with the outcome after previously wanting a multi-year contract. “I feel happy since I avoided going to arbitration,” Ortiz told the Associated Press. “People are used…

  13. Tigers will give Brandon Inge a chance to play second base

    Feb 16, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT

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    Miguel Cabrera‘s planned shift across the diamond means Brandon Inge is no longer the Tigers’ starting third baseman, but manager Jim Leyland said today that the team will give him an opportunity to compete for the job at second base. Inge is 34 years old and has played 1,800 professional games without logging even one…

  14. Zach Britton’s arm felt “like brand new” after 30-40 pitches

    Feb 16, 2012, 3:42 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Jim Duquette of MLB.com (not to be confused with Baltimore general manager Dan Duquette) reported earlier this week that Orioles starter Zach Britton‘s shoulder injury “is still lingering” and his “workload will be limited in spring training.” That may still prove accurate, but Britton took the mound today and threw 30-40 pitches, reporting no problems…

  15. Juan Nicasio “will have no limitations” after broken neck

    Feb 16, 2012, 2:40 PM EDT

    Juan Nicasio , Bob Apodaca

    Juan Nicasio‘s recovery from a broken neck has gone so well that he “will have no limitations this spring,” according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. Rockies manager Jim Tracy told Renck that Nicasio “has a very, very good chance to be a member of our rotation” and “is coming into camp with the…

  16. Nationals think Edwin Jackson has been tipping his pitches

    Feb 16, 2012, 1:13 PM EDT

    Edwin Jackson

    Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post interviewed Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty about a variety of topics today, including the idea that Edwin Jackson has been tipping his pitches for years now. McCatty reviewed video of Jackson’s starts and thinks he was letting batters know what was coming out of the windup: These guys are…

  17. Arbitration hearings final tally: Teams 5, Players 2

    Feb 16, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Garrett Jones‘ hearing against the Pirates was the final one of the arbitration season and his loss means that teams defeated players in five of the seven cases that went the distance. MLB Trade Rumors notes that the seven hearings represent just five percent of the 142 total arbitration eligible players, as settling for one-year…

  18. Jim Edmonds and Ryan Franklin take post-retirement roles with Cardinals

    Feb 16, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Jim Edmonds swing

    Jim Edmonds canceled his comeback attempt last spring, signing a minor-league contract with the Cardinals and then retiring before reporting to camp. This time around he’ll be at Cardinals camp, wearing his familiar No. 15, but Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that Edmonds will be a “special instructor.” And according to…

  19. Pirates defeat Garrett Jones in arbitration hearing

    Feb 16, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    garrett jones ap

    Garrett Jones and the Pirates had an arbitration hearing yesterday and the three-person panel has ruled in favor of the team, meaning he’ll be paid $2.25 million this season instead of the $2.5 million he requested. Going through with a hearing over a $250,000 gap is unusual, but Jones is arbitration eligible for the first…

  20. A.J. Burnett turned down trade to Angels for Bobby Abreu

    Feb 16, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    A.J. Burnett

    While the A.J. Burnett trade talks between the Yankees and Pirates keep chugging along Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News reports that the Yankees had a deal in place to send him to the Angels for Bobby Abreu … but Burnett used his no-trade clause to block the move. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com…

  21. Orioles will start Robert Andino at second base if Brian Roberts can’t play

    Feb 15, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT

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    Brian Roberts‘ health status remains in serious question because of last season’s concussion and manager Buck Showalter said yesterday that Robert Andino would likely be the everyday second baseman and might also be the leadoff hitter if Roberts can’t play. Showalter told Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com that he’d ideally like Andino in a utility man…

  22. Giants sign Ramon Ortiz to minor-league contract

    Feb 15, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Ramon Ortiz has an amazing ability to stick around despite not being an effective pitcher since 2004 and the Giants just announced that they’ve signed the 39-year-old to a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. Washed up old guys are sort of general manager Brian Sabean’s thing and Ortiz was at least…

  23. Bobby Valentine expects Carl Crawford to miss “a few weeks” of the season

    Feb 15, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    crawford reuters

    Carl Crawford hasn’t officially been ruled out for Opening Day following what was said to be minor left wrist surgery last month, but manager Bobby Valentine said today that he expects the left fielder to miss “a few weeks” of the regular season. Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that “Crawford, at this point,…

  24. Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler works out for Blue Jays

    Feb 15, 2012, 2:50 PM EDT

    cuba flag

    Rumors that the Cubs already had a deal in place for Jorge Soler proved inaccurate and now Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that the 19-year-old outfielder worked out for the Blue Jays this morning at their complex in the Dominican Republic. According to Sanchez, general manager Alex Anthopoulos was there along with several other members…

  25. Tony Gwynn had facial nerve removed in 14-hour surgery for cancerous tumor

    Feb 15, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Tony Gwynn underwent a 14-hour surgery yesterday to remove a malignant tumor from his cheek, with Tom Friend of ESPN.com reporting that the Hall of Famer had a facial nerve taken out and replaced with a nerve from his shoulder. Gwynn’s wife, Alicia Gwynn, told Friend that the surgery lasted until 1:00 a.m. and was…

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