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Craig Calcaterra

  1. A-Rod made a pretty slick play at third base

    Mar 9, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT

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    The active Home Run King plays a little third base.

  2. Spring training stats don’t matter . . . except when they do

    Mar 6, 2015, 4:48 PM EDT

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    Most of them don’t. But there are some predictive stats to be found in spring training games. If you know where to look.

  3. Mat Gamel is still alive. The Yankees just signed him.

    Mar 6, 2015, 3:51 PM EDT

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    The once top prospect hasn’t played in the bigs since 2012.

  4. Daniel Murphy exits game after being plunked on the hand

    Mar 6, 2015, 2:40 PM EDT

    Daniel Murphy AP

    Beaned on Tuesday, plunked on Friday. Not the best week for Murph.

  5. Matt Harvey makes his return. And he was really impressive.

    Mar 6, 2015, 1:19 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    He faced six batters and retired them all. And he cranked it up to 99 m.p.h.

  6. Josh Reddick strained his oblique muscle

    Mar 6, 2015, 12:39 PM EDT

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    He’s been injured the last two seasons. He’s not starting 2015 out much better.

  7. Tim Collins has ligament damage in his elbow

    Mar 6, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT

    Tim Collins Getty

    The pitchers are starting to drop. Here’s hoping we don’t get a rash of these like we did last year.

  8. Tweet of the Day: Dan Uggla makes an appearance

    Mar 6, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    Dan Uggla

    Reconnecting with old friends is always nice.

  9. There have been no contract extension talks between Jeff Samardzija and the White Sox

    Mar 6, 2015, 9:34 AM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    Please make a note of it in whatever log or journal you happen to be keeping.

  10. Joey Votto: “I’m a different hitter than most.’

    Mar 6, 2015, 8:45 AM EDT

    Joey Votto

    Votto explains his approach to one of his biggest detractors.

  11. Peter Moylan signs a minor league deal with the Braves

    Mar 6, 2015, 8:08 AM EDT

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    The two-time Tommy John veteran reunites with the Braves.

  12. Good morning from Barry Bonds and Michael Bolton

    Mar 6, 2015, 6:41 AM EDT

    Barry Bonds Glass

    Barry Bonds’ Instagram page is the gift that keeps on giving.

  13. MLBPA: leaks are from people “who want to see Josh Hamilton hurt personally and professionally”

    Mar 5, 2015, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Tony Clark adds that the leaks “are cowardly, undermine the integrity of our collectively bargained agreements and in some instances have been wholly inaccurate.”

  14. There was a big, big rock star at Tigers camp today

    Mar 5, 2015, 5:12 PM EDT

    Joker

    He was bigger a few years ago, but he’s still a pretty big deal.

  15. Mike Minor to see Dr. James Andrews

    Mar 5, 2015, 4:46 PM EDT

    Mike Minor

    He may be a nice man, but no one likes to pay a visit to Dr. Andrews.

  16. Alfredo Simon has some sweet wheels

    Mar 5, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT

    Alfredo Simon

    Chrome. No, not just the trim. The whole dang car is chrome.

  17. The Cardinals are boring

    Mar 5, 2015, 1:30 PM EDT

    Lackey yawn

    Just ask them. They’ll tell you so.

  18. The Josh Hamilton decision could come as early as next week

    Mar 5, 2015, 11:39 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    The union and the league are butting heads, but the deadlock should soon be broken.

  19. That facts of Josh Hamilton’s case should not be a matter of public record

    Mar 5, 2015, 8:43 AM EDT

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    And the fact that they are being leaked is unconscionable

  20. It’s like the New York Post isn’t even trying anymore

    Mar 5, 2015, 7:53 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    I guess it’s spring training for tabloid headline writers too.

  21. Suspending Josh Hamilton for a year would be obscene

    Mar 4, 2015, 10:26 PM EDT

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    Suspending Hamilton for a year would serve no purpose punitive systems are designed to serve. And would most likely not serve Josh Hamilton at all.

  22. Billy Bean responds to Daniel Murphy’s comments

    Mar 4, 2015, 4:18 PM EDT

    Billy Bean

    While it’s clear that the two do not see eye to eye, Billy Bean is choosing to look on the bright side of yesterday’s comments from Daniel Murphy.

  23. Meanwhile, they’ll be serving churro dogs at Chase Field this year

    Mar 4, 2015, 3:20 PM EDT

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    What’s a churro dog, you ask? Click, my pretties. Click!

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