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  1. Theo Epstein: “I was ready to soak myself in urine” for Jon Lester

    Dec 16, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

    Jon Lester and Theo Epstein Cubs

    And not having Dan Shaughnessy probably helped, too.

  2. Astros sign Dan Johnson

    Dec 16, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    Dan Johnson

    Johnson had 18 homers and an .815 OPS at Triple-A.

  3. Giants look likely to trade for Pablo Sandoval’s replacement

    Dec 16, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Pablo Sandoval AP

    Some trade candidates include Lonnie Chisenhall of the Indians, Casey McGehee of the Marlins, and Will Middlebrooks of the Red Sox.

  4. Dodgers sign Brett Anderson for $10 million

    Dec 15, 2014, 5:23 PM EST

    Brett Anderson

    Anderson was once among the best young left-handers in baseball, but he hasn’t topped 100 innings in a season since 2010.

  5. Nick Markakis to undergo neck surgery Wednesday

    Dec 15, 2014, 5:17 PM EST

    Nick Markakis

    Markakis’ “fusion surgery” carries with it an expected eight-week recovery timetable.

  6. Cuban outfielder Dian Toscano’s deal with the Braves is worth $6 million

    Dec 15, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

    cuba hat

    Atlanta will also have a fifth-year team option built into the contract.

  7. Mets designate Gonzalez Germen for assignment

    Dec 15, 2014, 2:14 PM EST

    Gonzalez Germen Mets

    Germen spent parts of the past two seasons in the Mets’ bullpen, posting a combined 4.31 ERA with 64 strikeouts in 65 innings.

  8. Rangers sign Kyle Blanks

    Dec 15, 2014, 1:43 PM EST

    Kyle Blanks Getty

    Blanks was once a top prospect in the Padres’ farm system.

  9. Marlins may try to trade Dan Haren if he threatens to retire

    Dec 15, 2014, 12:45 PM EST

    Dan Haren Dodgers

    Haren is under contract for $10 million in 2015, which the Dodgers essentially paid the Marlins to take whether he retires or not.

  10. Kyuji Fujikawa’s deal with the Rangers is worth $1 million

    Dec 15, 2014, 11:50 AM EST

    Kyuji Fujikawa Getty

    Fujikawa is 34 years old and still needs to prove that he’s fully recovered from Tommy John elbow surgery.

  11. Ryan Zimmerman is “looking forward to the challenge” of being the Nationals’ first baseman

    Dec 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    ryan zimmerman getty

    “Everyone thinks you just go over to first base and kind of hide him there, but it’s a tough position.”

  12. Brian Cashman says Chase Headley “wants to be a Yankee”

    Dec 15, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Chase Headley

    Headley is expected to make his decision soon.

  13. Mariners offer three-year contract to Melky Cabrera

    Dec 12, 2014, 5:27 PM EST

    Melky Cabrera

    For now at least he’s holding out for a four-year deal.

  14. Wade LeBlanc signs with Japanese team

    Dec 12, 2014, 1:49 PM EST

    New York Mets v Miami Marlins

    The 30-year-old former second-round draft pick was non-tendered by the Angels.

  15. Jeremy Hermida is going to Japan

    Dec 12, 2014, 11:49 AM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Seattle Mariners

    Hermida re-signed with the Brewers on a minor-league contract just last month.

  16. Bud Black is “comfortable” being a lame-duck manager

    Dec 12, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

    Bud Black

    “It’s all good. I’m good with it.”

  17. Astros interested in Stephen Drew

    Dec 12, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Stephen Drew Getty

    Drew had a miserable 2014 season, but his track record is solid.

  18. Rangers acquire Ross Detwiler from Nationals

    Dec 11, 2014, 4:16 PM EST

    Washington Nationals starter Ross Detwiler throws a first inning pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during their MLB National League baseball game in Los Angeles

    As a starter Detwiler has a 4.02 ERA in 376 career innings through age 29 and the Rangers apparently plan to put him into the rotation full time.

  19. Twins sign Ervin Santana for $54 million

    Dec 11, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

    ervin santana getty

    Last offseason Ervin Santana had so much trouble securing a multi-year contract after turning down a qualifying offer that he settled for a one-year, $14.1 million deal with the Braves.

  20. Mark Reynolds signs with the Cardinals

    Dec 11, 2014, 12:50 PM EST

    Minnesota Twins v Cleveland Indians

    Reynolds hit just .196 in 130 games for the Brewers this year.

  21. Royals find Billy Butler replacement, sign Kendrys Morales

    Dec 11, 2014, 12:18 PM EST

    kendrys morales getty

    Morales was awful in 2014 after turning down a qualifying offer.

  22. Tigers acquire Alfredo Simon from Reds

    Dec 11, 2014, 11:49 AM EST

    Alfredo SImon AP

    Cincinnati is open for business.

  23. Mets sign John Mayberry Jr.

    Dec 11, 2014, 11:34 AM EST

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    Mayberry was traded from the Phillies to the Blue Jays in September and then non-tendered by Toronto last week.

  24. Reds trade Mat Latos to Marlins

    Dec 11, 2014, 11:01 AM EST

    Mat Latos

    Latos will be a free agent next offseason and is coming off an injury wrecked year.

  25. Barry Zito will throw for teams in January

    Dec 11, 2014, 10:50 AM EST

    Barry Zito

    “He’s been working hard on his mechanics. He doesn’t cup the ball anymore.”

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