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  1. Tony Sanchez to get some work at first base for the Pirates

    Dec 13, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

    Tony Sanchez

    Tony Sanchez will add versatility to his resume as he’s expected to play some first base in 2015.

  2. Phillies tried to slip Ryan Howard into a Marlon Byrd trade with the Orioles

    Dec 13, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard

    Nice try, Phillies, but you can’t just dump Ryan Howard off on an unsuspecting team like that.

  3. Report: Dodgers, Padres agree to blockbuster trade involving Matt Kemp

    Dec 11, 2014, 3:54 AM EDT

    Matt Kemp AP

    The Dodgers aren’t done making deals yet. They are reportedly close to a trade to send outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego.

  4. Report: Jason Hammel close to signing with the Cubs

    Dec 8, 2014, 12:37 AM EDT

    Jason Hammel

    The Cubs are reportedly close to a deal with free agent pitcher Jason Hammel.

  5. Nationals will try once more to sign Jordan Zimmermann to an extension

    Dec 7, 2014, 11:35 PM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann

    The Nationals will make another attempt to lock Jordan Zimmermann up long-term.

  6. Yankees still retaining interest in Chase Headley

    Dec 7, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

    Chase Headley

    The Yankees are still interested in free agent third baseman Chase Headley, the best remaining free agent option at the hot corner.

  7. Jimmy Rollins unwilling to waive no-trade clause to join the Mets

    Dec 7, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

    Jimmy Rollins Getty

    Jimmy Rollins, who already has plenty of personal history with the Mets, wasn’t willing to waive his no-trade clause to head to Queens.

  8. Twins considering Ryan Vogelsong, Brett Anderson

    Dec 7, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong

    The Twins are looking for some more rotation help, and are looking at Ryan Vogelsong and Brett Anderson.

  9. Cubs aren’t making Starlin Castro available

    Dec 7, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

    Starlin Castro Getty

    Starlin Castro is staying put, according to the Cubs.

  10. Joey Votto to have “zero limitations” in spring training

    Dec 5, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Cincinnati Reds - Game Two

    Joey Votto will be expected to go at full speed when spring training kicks off in February, having recovered from a quadriceps injury.

  11. Marlins willing to trade pitching to address other needs

    Dec 5, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Nathan Eovaldi

    Need some pitching? The Marlins have a lot of it and are willing to use a pitcher or two to address other areas of need.

  12. Mariners considering free agent Melky Cabrera

    Dec 5, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' Cabrera heads to the batters box during the first inning of their MLB baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, California

    Free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera is now on the Mariners’ radar and seems to be a good fit for the club.

  13. Yankees not ruling out bringing back David Robertson, but are ready to move on

    Dec 5, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v New York Yankees

    With Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances at the back of their bullpen, the Yankees are prepared to move on if David Robertson doesn’t reduce his sticker price.

  14. Yankees were outbid on Andrew Miller and still won

    Dec 5, 2014, 6:07 PM EDT

    andrew miller getty

    Andrew Miller had a four-year, $40 million offer on the table but decided to sign with the Yankees for 4/$36 million.

  15. No one wants to trade for Jonathan Papelbon

    Nov 30, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    Jonathan Papelbon has been among the best closers in the game but the Phillies are generating very little trade interest in the right-hander.

  16. Blue Jays considering Alberto Callaspo at second base

    Nov 30, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Alberto Callaspo

    The Blue Jays are looking in the bargain bin to fill their void at second base.

  17. Bob Ryan suggests the Hall of Fame should take “complete charge” of PED issue

    Nov 30, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    Barry Bonds

    Bob Ryan has a reasonable suggestion to help get rid of the controversy over issuing Hall of Fame votes for players suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs.

  18. Rays could give Logan Forsythe some playing time at first base

    Nov 30, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

    Logan Forsythe, Kevin Kiermaier

    Logan Forsythe can already play second, third, shortstop, and corner outfield. He could add first base to his list of skills as well.

  19. Nick Markakis returning to Orioles no longer a foregone conclusion

    Nov 30, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

    Orioles' Markakis hits a RBI-single off Yankees' Mitchell during the third inning of their MLB spring training game in Sarasota

    It was assumed that the Orioles would try to retain Nick Markakis but they could look elsewhere according to the latest report.

  20. Braves signing Justin Upton to an extension “not out of the realm of possibility”

    Nov 30, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

    Justin Upton

    The Braves are expected to trade Justin Upton, but John Hart says it’s not out of the possibility that they’ll sign him to a contract extension.

  21. Torii Hunter choosing between four teams

    Nov 29, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

    Torii Hunter Getty

    It’s down to the Orioles, Rangers, Mariners, and possibly the Twins as Torii Hunter’s next destination, according to a recent report.

  22. Josh Donaldson credits new teammate Jose Bautista for breakout

    Nov 29, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Josh Donaldson

    Josh Donaldson emulated Jose Bautista and it helped him put himself on the map in 2013 with the Athletics.

  23. Tommy Hunter goes undercover as “Ray” at Orioles’ team store

    Nov 29, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

    Tommy Hunter Orioles

    Tommy Hunter puts in a day of work at the Orioles’ team store under the pseudonym “Ray”.

  24. Billy Beane: Athletics unlikely to get a shortstop through free agency

    Nov 29, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

    Jed Lowrie

    The Athletics will likely have to address their vacant shortstop position via trade as opposed to free agency according to GM Billy Beane.

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