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  1. Twins pitching coach blames Francisco Liriano’s shoulder soreness on lack of conditioning

    Feb 21, 2011, 12:40 PM EST

    Francisco Liriano throwing

    Francisco Liriano was scratched from his first scheduled throwing session of the spring last week because of shoulder soreness, but an MRI exam gave him a clean bill of health and he’s expected to take the mound later this week. However, in the meantime Twins pitching coach Rick Anderson revealed to LaVelle E. Neal III…

  2. Ryan Braun says Brewers were “fighting the negativity” under former manager Ken Macha

    Feb 21, 2011, 11:48 AM EST

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    Ryan Braun talked to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about how excited he is for this season after the Brewers added Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum to the rotation and changed managers, and in doing so revealed just how bad things got in the clubhouse under former manager Ken Macha: My confidence never…

  3. Jon Heyman really, really doesn’t like Luis Castillo

    Feb 21, 2011, 11:11 AM EST

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    Jon Heyman’s recent tweets about Luis Castillo have caught my eye, as the SI.com writer seems to have a very strong dislike of the Mets second baseman. It started with this bit of reporting last Thursday: among overpriced #mets on bubble, word is ollie perez will get more time to show he belongs than luis…

  4. Travis Snider sidelined by rib injury suffered while golfing

    Feb 21, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

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    Travis Snider has sat out the early workouts in Blue Jays camp because of a rib-cage injury suffered while golfing last week. Snider told Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com that he’s “taking a very cautious approach with the idea in mind that the ultimate goal is to be ready for Opening Day.” In other words, don’t…

  5. Rangers taking things slow with rehabbing Brandon Webb

    Feb 18, 2011, 3:44 PM EST

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    Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com reports that Brandon Webb was “sore” following an eight-minute bullpen session yesterday, which is to be expected from a pitcher who hasn’t seen game action since Opening Day of 2009 because of shoulder problems. For now the Rangers are planning to have him throw every three days–rather than the standard every-other-day…

  6. Red Sox had scout tracking Carl Crawford “at the ballpark and away from the ballpark” last season

    Feb 18, 2011, 2:16 PM EST

    Theo Epstein, Carl Crawford

    During a radio interview on WEEI this morning Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein revealed some interesting details regarding the team’s pursuit of Carl Crawford, including the fact that they “had a scout on him literally the last three, four months of the season at the ballpark, away from the ballpark.” That suggests Crawford choosing…

  7. Yorvit Torrealba and MLBPA lose grievance against Mets

    Feb 18, 2011, 1:14 PM EST

    Torrealba dropping popup

    Back in November of 2007 the Mets agreed to a three-year, $14.4 million contract with free agent catcher Yorvit Torrealba, only to nix the deal when a pre-signing physical exam raised concerns about his right shoulder. Torrealba and the MLB players’ association later filed a grievance, but yesterday an arbitrator ruled in favor of the…

  8. Ivan Rodriguez will be the Nationals’ starting catcher at age 39

    Feb 18, 2011, 12:19 PM EST

    Ivan Rodriguez, Ian Desmond

    Washington’s former catcher of the future Jesus Flores is finally healthy after missing nearly two years with shoulder problems and current catcher of the future Wilson Ramos is just about MLB-ready after spending last season at Triple-A, yet manager Jim Riggleman announced today that Ivan Rodriguez will be the starter behind the plate: We’re going…

  9. Injury forces should-be Hall of Famer Jim Edmonds to retire

    Feb 18, 2011, 11:24 AM EST

    Jim Edmonds swing

    Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that Jim Edmonds has decided to retire rather than attempt a comeback with the Cardinals because the Achilles’ tendon injury he suffered late last season “has not come around.” It’s a shame too, because Edmonds remained a very productive player last season even after sitting out…

  10. Vicente Padilla on uncertain role: “It’s all the same, no? You’re just throwing a ball”

    Feb 18, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

    Vicente Padilla

    Last year the Dodgers surprisingly tabbed Vicente Padilla as their Opening Day starter, but this year he’s not even slated for a spot in the rotation after re-signing for $2 million in guaranteed money. Padilla can also earn a ton of money in incentives, as his contract includes up to $8 million in bonuses tied…

  11. Blue Jays finalize five-year, $65 million deal with Jose Bautista

    Feb 17, 2011, 5:40 PM EST

    Jose Bautista

    Jose Bautista and the Blue Jays made things official this afternoon, announcing his five-year contract extension worth $65 million. The contract breaks down as follows: 2011 – $8 million 2012 – $14 million 2013 – $14 million 2014 – $14 million 2015 – $14 million 2016 – $14 million team option or $1 million buyout.…

  12. Mark Buehrle stands behind comments about Michael Vick

    Feb 17, 2011, 5:15 PM EST

    Mark Buehrle

    Last week Scott Merkin of MLB.com wrote an article about Mark Buehrle‘s passion for animal rights and Buehrle made some comments about Michael Vick, including stuff like “I know it’s bad to say, but there were times where we hope he gets hurt” and “everything you’ve done to these dogs, something bad needs to happen…

  13. White Sox decide to keep Chris Sale in the bullpen

    Feb 17, 2011, 3:47 PM EST

    Chris Sale throwing

    After an offseason full of speculation about whether the White Sox would move Chris Sale into the rotation or keep him in the bullpen the drama is already over, as general manager Ken Williams announced that Sale will be used as a reliever. Making that decision now is interesting because part of the reason why…

  14. Rays planning to use rookie Jake McGee as a reliever

    Feb 17, 2011, 3:15 PM EST

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    Jake McGee was a starter for 128 of his first 129 appearances as a minor leaguer, establishing himself as one of the top pitching prospects around, but he shifted to the bullpen at Triple-A in the second half of last season and then made his big-league debut as a reliever for the Rays in September.…

  15. Joe Crede decides he doesn’t want to play for the Rockies

    Feb 17, 2011, 2:14 PM EST

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    After sitting out all of last season following back surgery Joe Crede signed a minor-league deal with Colorado last month, but the veteran third baseman has decided not to show up at Rockies camp next week and is now a free agent again. His agent, Scott Boras, previously said that Crede was “healthy and ready…

  16. Will the Mets stick with Carlos Beltran in center field?

    Feb 17, 2011, 1:40 PM EST

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    New manager Terry Collins made it clear yesterday that Carlos Beltran enter camps as the Mets’ starting center fielder, saying: “When he walks in the first day, he’s the center fielder.” However, that comes with a significant caveat, as the plan is to evaluate Beltran’s range and surgically repaired knee before determining whether he’s a…

  17. John Maine signs a minor league contract with the Rockies

    Feb 17, 2011, 12:45 PM EST

    John Maine

    Unable to find a guaranteed job following season-ending shoulder surgery seven months ago John Maine has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rockies, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. At least a half-dozen teams were said to be interested in Maine, but clearly none were willing to give him much upfront money or a…

  18. Ronald Belisario and his agent have vastly different views of his status for 2011

    Feb 17, 2011, 12:19 PM EST

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    Yesterday agent Paul Kinzer told Tony Jackson of ESPNLA.com that Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario is unlikely to pitch this season because of visa problems in Venezuela. However, today Belisario told a Venezuelan newspaper that he plans to report to spring training soon and his arrival has simply been delayed by a lost passport. Here’s more…

  19. That was quick: Rich Harden is already injured

    Feb 17, 2011, 11:47 AM EST

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    Rich Harden got hurt before anyone could even set up the “when will Rich Harden get hurt” pool. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle the oft-injured right-hander “has stiffness in the lat area” and has been “shut down for a few weeks.” Slusser reports that he tried to throw Tuesday, but called…

  20. Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario in danger of missing season due to visa issues

    Feb 17, 2011, 11:14 AM EST

    belisario delivery

    Ronald Belisario’s agent, Paul Kinzer, said yesterday that the Dodgers reliever is in danger of missing the entire season, telling Tony Jackson of ESPNLA.com that “he just has a lot of things he needs to get straightened out.” Belisario’s arrival at Dodgers camp has been delayed by visa issues for the third year in a…

  21. Rangers pitcher Omar Beltre to undergo spinal surgery

    Feb 17, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

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    Omar Beltre, a 29-year-old right-hander expected to compete for a spot in the Rangers’ bullpen this spring, will be sidelined for at least three months following surgery for spinal stenosis. He’s scheduled for surgery next Tuesday and won’t be cleared to resume throwing for 6-8 weeks. However, because no other prominent baseball players have undergone…

  22. Rickie Weeks’ deal with Brewers worth at least $38.5 million and as much as $50 million

    Feb 16, 2011, 5:17 PM EST

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    There were varying reports about the specifics of Rickie Weeks‘ contract extension with Milwaukee, but now the Brewers have announced the details. It’s officially a four-year contract worth $38.5 million, but the deal also includes an $11.5 million option for 2015 that vests if Weeks has 600 plate appearances in 2014 or a total of…

  23. Oops: Scott Podsednik signs minors deal with Blue Jays after turning down $2 million from Dodgers

    Feb 16, 2011, 4:46 PM EST

    scott podsednik sliding

    Back in November the Dodgers exercised their half of a $2 million mutual option on Scott Podsednik, but a couple days later he declined his side of the option and chose free agency instead. Oops. After spending four months in search of a better deal Podsednik has signed a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays,…

  24. Report: Cardinals made low-ball offer to Albert Pujols

    Feb 16, 2011, 3:47 PM EST

    Yadier Molina, Albert Pujols

    Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com has the first report on St. Louis’ final offer that Albert Pujols turned down and … well, it’s pretty shocking. According to Rosenthal the Cardinals wouldn’t go to 10 years and proposed an annual salary that would make Pujols somewhere around the 10th-highest paid player in baseball. That’s great money of…

  25. Joe Nathan had an “outstanding” mound session today

    Feb 16, 2011, 3:19 PM EST

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    Joe Nathan‘s comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery appears to be going well, as the Twins closer threw off a mound outdoors today for the first time since missing all of last season and pitching coach Rick Anderson called the session “outstanding.” Nathan arrived at spring training ahead of schedule and was reportedly clocked in…

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