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  1. Alex Gordon underwent wrist surgery

    Jan 2, 2015, 6:06 PM EDT

    Alex Gordon

    Alex Gordon had wrist surgery earlier this week, but he should be good to go by Opening Day.

  2. Yankees trade Manny Banuelos to the Braves for a pair of pitchers

    Jan 1, 2015, 5:50 PM EDT

    Manny Banuelos

    The Yankees traded former top prospect Manny Banuelos to the Braves for pitchers David Carpenter and Chasen Shreve.

  3. Report: Padres tried to sign Hiroki Kuroda

    Jan 1, 2015, 4:20 PM EDT

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    Hiroki Kuroda had an offer from the Padres before ultimately deciding to return to Japan, according to a report.

  4. Chiba Lotte Marines acquire Cubs prospect Dae-Eun Rhee

    Jan 1, 2015, 3:09 PM EDT

    Dae-Eun Rhee

    Cubs pitching prospect Rhee Dae-eun has been acquired by the Chiba Lotte Marines.

  5. With new year, John Gibbons’ 2016 salary guaranteed

    Jan 1, 2015, 1:47 PM EDT

    John Gibbons

    John Gibbons has guaranteed paychecks through at least 2016 now.

  6. Seth Smith “put two and two together”, knew a trade was likely

    Jan 1, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT

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    Seth Smith could read the writing on the wall after the Padres traded for Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, and Justin Upton.

  7. Tigers not ruling out bringing back Max Scherzer

    Jan 1, 2015, 10:22 AM EDT

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    Max Scherzer is thought to have been out of the Tigers’ price range, but a recent report indicates that the Tigers haven’t ruled out bringing him back.

  8. Phillies considering moving Domonic Brown back to right field

    Jan 1, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Domonic Brown

    With Marlon Byrd out of the picture, the Phillies could move Domonic Brown back to his original position in right field.

  9. Cliff Pennington avoids arbitration, agrees to $3.275 million deal with D’Backs

    Dec 29, 2014, 12:08 AM EDT

    Cliff Pennington

    The Diamondbacks ensured they would have infield versatility in 2015, avoiding arbitration with Cliff Pennington for $3.275 million.

  10. Now with Brandon Moss, the Indians would like to trade Nick Swisher

    Dec 28, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

    Nick Swisher

    The Indians would like to trade Nick Swisher but he’s owed a lot of money over the next two seasons, which complicates things.

  11. Mike Matheny likely to bat Jason Heyward second in Cardinals’ lineup

    Dec 28, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will likely bat Jason Heyward second behind Matt Carpenter to begin the 2015 season.

  12. The aura of Derek Jeter was present at the Pinstripe Bowl

    Dec 27, 2014, 8:48 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter may have helped Penn State squeak out a victory over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday.

  13. Heath Bell to earn a base salary of $1 million with Nationals

    Dec 27, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

    Heath Bell

    Heath Bell is looking to hang on with the Nationals in 2015, and he’ll earn at least $1 million.

  14. Dodgers expected to announce Brett Anderson signing as early as Monday

    Dec 27, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Brett Anderson

    The Brett Anderson signing should become official at some point next week, at long last.

  15. A.J. Pierzynski to earn a $2 million base salary with the Braves

    Dec 26, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

    A.J. Pierzynski

    The Braves’ one-year deal with catcher A.J. Pierzynski is for $2 million.

  16. Rafael Furcal suffers torn hamstring, will miss Dominican Winter League playoffs

    Dec 26, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Rafael Furcal

    Rafael Furcal has suffered another injury, this time a torn hamstring which will keep him out of the Dominican Winter League playoffs.

  17. Report: Phillies nearing a deal with Wandy Rodriguez

    Dec 26, 2014, 8:03 PM EDT

    Wandy Rodriguez

    If Wandy Rodriguez passes his physical, the Phillies are expected to sign him to a minor league deal.

  18. Jeff Manship signed a minor league deal with the Indians

    Dec 26, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz, Jeff Manship

    Jeff Manship will begin the spring with the Indians after signing a minor league deal.

  19. Giants may target Ben Zobrist

    Dec 26, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Ben Zobrist

    According to Peter Gammons, some GMs think the Giants will eventually trade for Ben Zobrist.

  20. Padres planning to hang on to their recently-acquired outfielders

    Dec 21, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

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    Wil Myers was rumored to be a potential target for the Phillies in a trade involving Cole Hamels, but it turns out the Padres plan to hang on to him.

  21. Twins sign Wil Ledezma to a minor league deal

    Dec 21, 2014, 10:21 PM EDT

    Wil Ledezma

    Wil Ledezma will attempt to return to the major leagues with the Twins after signing a minor league deal.

  22. Giants’ training staff preparing an update on Marco Scutaro

    Dec 21, 2014, 9:55 PM EDT

    Marco Scutaro Reuters

    Marco Scutaro’s 2014 season was tarnished by a chronic back ailment. The Giants’ training staff is preparing an update on the 39-year-old and it may not be good news.

  23. Rob Refsnyder, Jose Pirela to compete for Yankees’ second base job

    Dec 21, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT

    Jose Pirela

    If spring training were to start today, Yankees GM Brian Cashman would have Rob Refsnyder and Jose Pirela compete for the starting job at second base.

  24. Giants, Red Sox still in the picture for James Shields

    Dec 21, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

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    The field for James Shields has been winnowed down to a few, namely the Giants and Red Sox.

  25. Justin Upton open to signing a contract extension with the Padres before spring training

    Dec 21, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

    Justin Upton

    If the Padres want to keep Justin Upton around beyond 2015, they’ll have to hammer out a contract extension before spring training begins.

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