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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Ichiro is happy to be away from Joe Girardi

    Feb 25, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    ichiro suzuki getty

    He also seems to have a higher opinion of his skill set than his current skill set warrants.

  2. San Francisco — and all of California — will consider a smokeless tobacco ban that includes MLB parks

    Feb 25, 2015, 6:08 AM EDT

    Dykstra Tobacco

    If these laws are passed, it would be illegal for anyone to use smokeless tobacco on any ball field, from tee-ball on up to Dodger Stadium. What say you, America?

  3. Remember, back in 2009 when no one was paying any attention to Alex Rodriguez? Me neither.

    Feb 24, 2015, 4:40 PM EDT

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    We should probably start a “Dumb A-Rod Quote of the Day” feature around here, because they’re coming every single day.

  4. Lucas Duda has a (mildly) strained oblique

    Feb 24, 2015, 3:43 PM EDT

    Lucas Duda

    Not exactly big news, but it is our first injury of spring training, so we should make note of it.

  5. Scorpions have invaded the White Sox and Dodgers spring training facility

    Feb 24, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT

    Scorpion

    Which can happen sometimes when you’re in the desert.

  6. The Cubs have hired Manny Ramirez as a hitting consultant

    Feb 24, 2015, 11:33 AM EDT

    Manny Ramirez

    Last year’s experiment in which Ramirez was a player/coach for the Cubs’ Triple-A team was a success. Now it’s a real job.

  7. Elvis Andrus is in The Best Shape of his Life

    Feb 24, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT

    Elvis Andrus

    Coming off the season he just had, it’s probably good that he is.

  8. Cal Ripken Jr. denies Gregg Zaun’s claim that he hazed and abused young players

    Feb 24, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    Cal Ripken

    The Iron Man says nothing like what Zaun described ever happened. And Brady Anderson backs him up on that.

  9. Joe Blanton is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 24, 2015, 9:25 AM EDT

    Joe Blanton

    After sitting out 2014, a slimmed-down Blanton is back.

  10. This is how non-insane organizations view players arriving to camp early

    Feb 24, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    More importantly: Puig is vowing to show up earlier and be better about listening to his coaches and teammates.

  11. Joba Chamberlain has signed a one-year deal to return to the Tigers

    Feb 24, 2015, 7:12 AM EDT

    Joba Chamberlain

    The 29-year-old right hander is back in Detroit on a major league deal pending a physical.

  12. Columnist wants to take 190 home runs away from Alex Rodriguez

    Feb 23, 2015, 4:52 PM EDT

    alex rodriguez head

    As if it matters in any way, shape or form.

  13. Diamondbacks minor leaguer suspended

    Feb 23, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT

    diamondbacks logo alternate

    Matt Railey, come on down!

  14. Terry Francona hurt himself running the bases

    Feb 23, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

    Terry Francona

    On the bright side, however: he’s in the BSOHRML. Read the article to learn what that means.

  15. Jason Heyward says the Braves limited his power by batting leadoff

    Feb 23, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    He won’t be batting leadoff in St. Louis. He sounds happy about that.

  16. The managers are giving good quotes today

    Feb 23, 2015, 11:33 AM EDT

    Lloyd McClendon

    The first day of full workouts is about as low stress as it gets for managers all season. I suppose that explains the plainspokenness.

  17. Rays owner: “at some point, we have to start looking at 2028″

    Feb 23, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    tropicana field getty

    Only 13 more seasons left in the Trop, Rays fans!

  18. The Pirates are learning some lessons from the Golden State Warriors

    Feb 23, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    mccutchen getty

    Baseball-Reference.com doesn’t list player minutes because that would be silly. But the Pirates are thinking, in their own way, about such things.

  19. Miguel Cabrera reports no soreness after a hitting session

    Feb 23, 2015, 9:30 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera AP

    He’s not in camp yet, but he’s been hitting at home and tells his manager that he’s pain-free.

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