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  1. Mets minor leaguer Brandon Welch suspended 50 games

    Jan 16, 2015, 5:39 PM EDT

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    Mets minor league pitcher Brandon Welch was served a 50-game suspension for using a drug of abuse.

  2. Yankees and Michael Pineda avoid arbitration with $2.1 million deal

    Jan 16, 2015, 5:04 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    The Yankees and starter Michael Pineda agreed on a $2.1 million salary on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

  3. Padres sign Daniel McCutchen to a minor league deal

    Jan 14, 2015, 11:58 PM EDT

    Daniel McCutchen

    The Padres added some pitching depth, signing Daniel McCutchen to a minor league deal.

  4. Manny Machado: “It’s been a while since I felt this healthy and good.”

    Jan 14, 2015, 11:03 PM EDT

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    Manny Machado: perhaps in the best shape of his life?

  5. Phillies in “staredowns” with four teams over Cole Hamels

    Jan 14, 2015, 10:12 PM EDT

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    The Phillies are drawing interest from the Padres, Cardinals, Rangers, and Red Sox over lefty starter Cole Hamels.

  6. Angels sign Ryan Mattheus to a minor league deal

    Jan 14, 2015, 9:27 PM EDT

    Ryan Mattheus

    The Angels signed former Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

  7. Rockies sign Tyler Chatwood to two-year deal, avoiding arbitration

    Jan 14, 2015, 9:09 PM EDT

    Tyler Chatwood

    The Rockies and Tyler Chatwood agreed on a two-year, $2 million deal to avoid arbitration.

  8. Astros and Chris Carter avoid arbitration

    Jan 14, 2015, 8:44 PM EDT

    Chris Carter

    The Astros and DH Chris Carter avoided arbitration with a one-year, $4.175 million.

  9. Blue Jays claim pitcher Matt West off waivers from the Rangers

    Jan 14, 2015, 8:43 PM EDT

    Matt Harrison, Matt West

    The Blue Jays added some pitching depth, selecting right-hander Matt West off waivers from the Rangers.

  10. Mariners acquire Mike Kickham from the Cubs

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:54 PM EDT

    Mike Kickham

    The Mariners sent a minor leaguer to the Cubs in exchange for lefty Mike Kickham.

  11. Nationals acquire Yunel Escobar from the Athletics

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:19 PM EDT

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    The Nationals have reportedly acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Athletics.

  12. Rockies avoid arbitration with Jordan Lyles

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:01 PM EDT

    Jordan Lyles

    The Rockies avoided arbitration with pitcher Jordan Lyles, agreeing on a one-year deal worth $2.475 million.

  13. Rockies avoid arbitration with Drew Stubbs

    Jan 14, 2015, 6:32 PM EDT

    Drew Stubbs

    The Rockies and Drew Stubbs agreed on a one-year deal worth $5.825 million, avoiding arbitration.

  14. Report: Blue Jays closer to acquiring Dan Duquette from the Orioles

    Jan 14, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Buck Showalter, Dan Duquette

    A report indicates that the Blue Jays and Orioles are moving closer to a deal involving VP of baseball operations Dan Duquette.

  15. Marlins in search of a fourth outfielder

    Jan 11, 2015, 11:50 PM EDT

    Will Venable

    Ichiro Suzuki, Nate Schierholtz, Andy Dirks, and Will Venable top the Marlins’ list of fourth-outfielder candidates.

  16. AL executive: Alexi Ogando’s medical records “don’t look great”

    Jan 11, 2015, 11:00 PM EDT

    Alexi Ogando

    Alexi Ogando is expected to settle for a minor league deal due to his problematic medical records.

  17. Report: Dan Haren will show up to spring training with the Marlins

    Jan 11, 2015, 10:36 PM EDT

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    Dan Haren has changed his mind and will report to spring training with the Marlins.

  18. Marlins sign Tyler Colvin and Scott Sizemore to minor league deals

    Jan 11, 2015, 10:05 PM EDT

    Tyler Colvin

    The Marlins added some depth, signing Tyler Colvin and Scott Sizemore to minor league deals.

  19. John Farrell leaning towards batting Hanley Ramirez fourth

    Jan 11, 2015, 9:10 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

    Red Sox fans are likely to see Hanley Ramirez cleaning up in the batting order in 2015.

  20. Nationals, Mets, Rays discussed trade involving Ian Desmond and Ben Zobrist

    Jan 11, 2015, 8:17 PM EDT

    Ian Desmond

    The Nationals, Mets, and Rays engaged in a discussion that would have resulted in a blockbuster trade involving Ben Zobrist and Ian Desmond. Alas, it was not meant to be.

  21. A.J. Burnett: “I got one (season) left.”

    Jan 11, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett AP

    A.J. Burnett plans to retire after the 2015 season. He returned to the Pirates after signing a one-year deal in November.

  22. Report: Yankees to hire Jeff Pentland and Alan Cockrell as hitting coaches

    Jan 11, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Jeff Pentland

    The Yankees will hire Jeff Pentland and Alan Cockrell, giving them two hitting coaches for the first time.

  23. Adam Jones will make a donation to David Ortiz’s charity after losing a bet

    Jan 10, 2015, 11:51 PM EDT

    Adam Jones

    Adam Jones and David Ortiz made a friendly wager on Saturday’s playoff game between the Ravens and Patriots. The loser would make a $5,000 donation to the winner’s charity.

  24. CC Sabathia likely to begin bullpen sessions this month

    Jan 10, 2015, 9:57 PM EDT

    New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Minnesota Twins

    CC Sabathia will start throwing bullpens at the end of January as he recovers from knee surgery last July.

  25. Shin-Soo Choo says he feels “too good” nearing spring training

    Jan 10, 2015, 8:43 PM EDT

    Shin-Soo Choo

    Shin-Soo Choo is only a few months removed from ankle surgery, but he says he feels “too good” with spring training drawing close.

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