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  1. Rangers shut down Edgar Olmos due to shoulder impingement

    Feb 27, 2015, 11:04 PM EST

    Edgar Olmos

    The Rangers will shut down Edgar Olmos days after picking him up on a waiver claim from the Mariners.

  2. Eury Perez is early favorite to replace Melvin Upton in center field

    Feb 27, 2015, 10:55 PM EST

    Eury Perez

    Eury Perez is the early favorite to take over in center field while Melvin Upton recovers from a foot injury.

  3. Paul Molitor to implement limit on electronics use in Twins’ clubhouse

    Feb 27, 2015, 10:05 PM EST

    Paul Molitor

    New Twins manager Paul Molitor cracked down on electronics usage in his first address to the full squad at spring training.

  4. Ruben Amaro, Jr.: Ryan Howard is in the best shape “since I’ve known him”

    Feb 27, 2015, 9:10 PM EST

    Ryan Howard

    Ryan Howard had his first full healthy season since 2011 and both GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. and guest instructor Dan Plesac thought he looked like he was in very good shape.

  5. Blue Jays, Athletics talking to Dayan Viciedo

    Feb 27, 2015, 8:20 PM EST

    viciedo getty

    Two more suitors enter the Dayan Viciedo sweepstakes.

  6. Michael Saunders to miss 5-6 weeks after surgery to remove meniscus in his left knee

    Feb 27, 2015, 7:15 PM EST

    Michael Saunders

    Michael Saunders will return to the Blue Jays a lot sooner than anticipated.

  7. Athletics claim Alex Hassan off waivers from the Orioles

    Feb 27, 2015, 7:10 PM EST

    Alex Hassan

    For the second time this offseason, the Athletics have claimed Alex Hassan off waivers.

  8. Orioles to give Chris Davis some playing time in right field during the spring

    Feb 27, 2015, 6:36 PM EST

    Chris Davis

    Chris Davis will get some work in the outfield this spring. He hasn’t played there since 2012.

  9. MLBPA will be monitoring how Cubs handle Kris Bryant

    Feb 27, 2015, 6:05 PM EST

    Kris Bryant

    MLBPA executive director Tony Clark will be keeping a close eye on how the Cubs handle the eventual promotion of prospect Kris Bryant.

  10. Braves to tab Julio Teheran as Opening Day starter

    Feb 22, 2015, 11:20 PM EST

    Julio Teheran

    It doesn’t come as any surprise that Julio Teheran will likely be toeing the slab for the Braves on Opening Day.

  11. Brewers talking to Scott Boras about Francisco Rodriguez

    Feb 22, 2015, 10:28 PM EST

    Francisco Rodriguez

    The Brewers are still plenty interested in bringing Francisco Rodriguez on board. The veteran is reportedly asking for a $10 million salary.

  12. In which spring training is a bit like junior high school

    Feb 22, 2015, 10:10 PM EST

    Dylan Axelrod

    Ever wonder what it’s like showing up at spring training as a new guy?

  13. David Price on contract extension talk: “I don’t feel like closing any doors.”

    Feb 22, 2015, 10:00 PM EST

    David Price

    Most players like to cut off contract negotiations once the regular season begins, but David Price would listen to offers if the Tigers want to talk.

  14. Albert Pujols hints at when he could retire

    Feb 22, 2015, 9:05 PM EST

    Albert Pujols

    Just how long does Albert Pujols plan to play baseball?

  15. CC Sabathia showed up to camp weighing 305 pounds

    Feb 22, 2015, 8:10 PM EST

    CC Sabathia

    CC Sabathia, 305 pounds. Woof.

  16. Mat Latos on Reds’ clubhouses in 2012 and ’13: “Everything went to [expletive].”

    Feb 22, 2015, 7:42 PM EST

    Mat Latos

    Mat Latos thinks a veteran presence can tie a young team together and pointed to the 2012 and ’13 Reds teams as examples.

  17. Oscars aficionado John Axford offers his expert picks

    Feb 22, 2015, 7:15 PM EST

    John Axford

    John Axford knows what he’s talking about when it comes to the Oscars, as he went 18-for-18 last season. Can he keep the streak alive tonight?

  18. Gregg Zaun apologizes, but not really, for pro-hazing comments

    Feb 22, 2015, 6:36 PM EST

    gregg-zaun-brewers

    Gregg Zaun didn’t really back down from the pro-hazing comments he made recently.

  19. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro apologized to Ryan Howard

    Feb 22, 2015, 6:05 PM EST

    Ryan Howard

    Ruben Amaro made some negative comments about Ryan Howard in a radio appearance back in December. The Phillies’ GM has apologized to Howard for those comments.

  20. Alex Gordon unsure about his 2016 player option

    Feb 21, 2015, 11:35 PM EST

    Alex Gordon

    Alex Gordon has a tough decision ahead of him — he has a player option for the 2016 season. If he doesn’t choose to use it, he would become a free agent after this season.

  21. Jordan Zimmermann won’t discuss extension once the season starts

    Feb 21, 2015, 10:55 PM EST

    Jordan Zimmermann

    Jordan Zimmermann can become a free agent after the 2015 season, and he won’t discuss a contract extension once the regular season starts.

  22. Players go 6-for-14 in arbitration hearings

    Feb 21, 2015, 9:45 PM EST

    Josh Donaldson

    As usual, teams in general won at a slightly better rate than players in arbitration hearings. 2014 saw the most arbitration hearings since 2001.

  23. Mets manager Terry Collins: “If we play up to expectations… we’ll be playing in October.”

    Feb 21, 2015, 8:25 PM EST

    Terry Collins

    Manager Terry Collins believes the Mets have what it takes to get back to the playoffs.

  24. James Shields rejected a bigger offer from the Giants before signing with the Padres

    Feb 21, 2015, 7:15 PM EST

    James Shields, A.J. Preller

    The Giants offered $5 million more to James Shields than he ultimately wound up signing for with the Padres.

  25. Report: Red Sox extend contract of GM Ben Cherington

    Feb 21, 2015, 6:05 PM EST

    Ben Cherington

    Ben Cherington will serve as the GM of the Red Sox beyond the 2015 season, according to a report.

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