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  1. Jason Heyward happy for a fresh start with the Cardinals

    Mar 8, 2015, 11:07 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Jason Heyward sounds like he’s pleased with the newest chapter in his career.

  2. Rick Porcello doesn’t expect to negotiate an extension with the Red Sox

    Mar 8, 2015, 9:54 PM EDT

    Rick Porcello

    Rick Porcello appears headed to free agency after the season.

  3. Video: Yu Darvish took pitchers’ fielding practice as a lefty

    Mar 8, 2015, 8:41 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Kansas City Royals

    Yu Darvish won’t be using his right arm for a while, so he took infield practice as a lefty.

  4. D-Backs manager Chip Hale selects Josh Collmenter as Opening Day starter

    Mar 8, 2015, 7:27 PM EDT

    Josh Collmenter

    Manager Chip Hale announced that Josh Collmenter will toe the slab for the Diamondbacks on Opening Day.

  5. Nine Braves pitchers combine to no-hit the Astros in 10 innings

    Mar 8, 2015, 6:18 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v St. Louis Cardinals

    It’s spring, and the Astros scored two runs, but it’s still a no-hitter!

  6. Play of the Day: Eric Young, Jr. dives to rob Wilfredo Tovar of a hit

    Mar 7, 2015, 10:25 PM EDT

    Eric Young Jr.

    Watch Eric Young, Jr. make a nice diving catch in the seventh inning against the Mets on Saturday.

  7. Sergio Romo cleared to pitch in spring games

    Mar 7, 2015, 9:20 PM EDT

    sergio romo getty

    Sergio Romo threw a bullpen and his shoulder checked out, so he should appear in Cactus League exhibitions soon.

  8. Braves, Padres, and Dodgers considered favorites to land Hector Olivera

    Mar 7, 2015, 8:15 PM EDT

    hector olivera getty

    Hector Olivera was declared a free agent by MLB on Friday and is already drawing a lot of interest.

  9. Rangers not expected to make a panic trade following Yu Darvish news

    Mar 7, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish

    The Rangers aren’t expected to trade for Dillon Gee or Cole Hamels following the Yu Darvish news.

  10. David Price doesn’t expect Tigers to wait to discuss extension

    Mar 7, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    david price getty

    The Tigers haven’t approached David Price about an extension yet, but the lefty expects them to do so sooner rather than later.

  11. MLB declares Hector Olivera a free agent

    Mar 6, 2015, 11:43 PM EDT

    South Africa v Cuba - World Baseball Classic - Mexico City Day 1

    Cuban infielder Hector Olivera is free to sign with a team of his choosing now that he has been declared a free agent.

  12. Jordan Zimmermann: “If it’s going to be any year, it’s going to be this year”

    Mar 6, 2015, 11:05 PM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann

    Jordan Zimmermann is well aware of the expectations the Nationals face going into the 2015 season.

  13. 24 scouts were on hand for Cole Hamels’ spring debut

    Mar 6, 2015, 10:15 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    Cole Hamels will be drawing plenty of eyeballs throughout the spring, as he remains a potential trade chip for the Phillies.

  14. Preliminary results from X-rays negative on Daniel Murphy’s hand

    Mar 6, 2015, 9:25 PM EDT

    Daniel Murphy

    Daniel Murphy suffered a scare on Friday afternoon when he was hit on the hand with a pitch, but early results have been positive.

  15. Video: Watch Matt Harvey’s return to action against the Tigers

    Mar 6, 2015, 8:35 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Friday was Matt Harvey Day in Port St. Lucie, as the right-hander returned to game action for the first time since he had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

  16. Report: Astros lowered their offer to Ryan Vogelsong following medical examination

    Mar 6, 2015, 7:45 PM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong

    The Astros didn’t like what they saw following Ryan Vogelsong’s medical examination, which is why they lowered their offer.

  17. Giants likely to fill Hunter Pence void with in-house candidates

    Mar 6, 2015, 6:55 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence

    Gregor Blanco will probably get the lion’s share of the available playing time with Hunter Pence absent for six to eight weeks.

  18. Jose Bautista is battling a minor hamstring injury

    Mar 6, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista; John Gibbons

    The Blue Jays have nothing to worry about with Jose Bautista, per manager John Gibbons.

  19. Carlos Rodon will take Chris Sale’s rotation spot in Cactus League action

    Mar 1, 2015, 10:25 PM EDT

    Carlos Rodon

    Though pitching prospect Carlos Rodon is taking over for Chris Sale, he likely isn’t pitching for an Opening Day role with the White Sox.

  20. Yoenis Cespedes would like to play for the Tigers beyond 2015

    Mar 1, 2015, 9:20 PM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes

    Yoenis Cespedes could see himself wearing a Tigers uniform for many years.

  21. Bryce Harper: “I have to step up a little bit.”

    Mar 1, 2015, 8:15 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper wants to do more to help out on offense for the Nationals.

  22. Yu Darvish, when asked if he quit on the Rangers last season: “That is bull [expletive].”

    Mar 1, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish

    Yu Darvish was colorful in responding to critics who think he quit on the Rangers last year due to an elbow injury.

  23. Phillies open up spring training with a loss to the University of Tampa

    Mar 1, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Ryne Sandberg

    The Phillies kicked off the spring with a loss to a college team.

  24. Padres sign Tyson Gillies to a minor league deal

    Feb 28, 2015, 11:45 PM EDT

    Tyson Gillies

    The Padres signed outfielder Tyson Gillies to a minor league deal, perhaps hopeful he could turn his fortunes around with a new organization.

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