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

    Feb 22, 2015, 10:10 PM EDT

    Dylan Axelrod

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

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

    Feb 22, 2015, 10:00 PM EDT

    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.

  3. Albert Pujols hints at when he could retire

    Feb 22, 2015, 9:05 PM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    Just how long does Albert Pujols plan to play baseball?

  4. CC Sabathia showed up to camp weighing 305 pounds

    Feb 22, 2015, 8:10 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    CC Sabathia, 305 pounds. Woof.

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

    Feb 22, 2015, 7:42 PM EDT

    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.

  6. Oscars aficionado John Axford offers his expert picks

    Feb 22, 2015, 7:15 PM EDT

    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?

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

    Feb 22, 2015, 6:36 PM EDT

    gregg-zaun-brewers

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

  8. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro apologized to Ryan Howard

    Feb 22, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    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.

  9. Alex Gordon unsure about his 2016 player option

    Feb 21, 2015, 11:35 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Feb 21, 2015, 10:55 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Feb 21, 2015, 9:45 PM EDT

    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.

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

    Feb 21, 2015, 8:25 PM EDT

    Terry Collins

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

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

    Feb 21, 2015, 7:15 PM EDT

    James Shields, A.J. Preller

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

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

    Feb 21, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Ben Cherington

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

  15. Mike Schmidt wants to help Domonic Brown

    Feb 20, 2015, 11:35 PM EDT

    Domonic Brown

    Domonic Brown will have the attention and assistance of Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmdit during spring training with the Phillies.

  16. Blue Jays first-rounder Max Pentecost had shoulder surgery

    Feb 20, 2015, 10:55 PM EDT

    Max Pentecost

    Blue Jays first round pick Max Pentecost had his second shoulder procedure since the end of the 2014 season. He won’t throw for another three months.

  17. MLB implements no-fly zone for Trevor Bauer’s drone

    Feb 20, 2015, 9:45 PM EDT

    Trevor Bauer

    Trevor Bauer built a drone during the off-season. Unfortunately for him, Major League Baseball doesn’t want him flying it around the Indians’ spring training facility.

  18. What they’re saying about the new pace of play rules

    Feb 20, 2015, 8:35 PM EDT

    Alarm Clock

    Hear what a few major leaguers have to say about the new pace of play rules officially announced on Friday.

  19. Roberto Hernandez will be late to Astros’ camp due to visa issues

    Feb 20, 2015, 7:25 PM EDT

    Roberto Hernandez

    Roberto Hernandez is having visa issues, which is probably a better problem to have than Visa issues.

  20. Red Sox manager John Farrell on Shane Victorino: “He’s our right fielder.”

    Feb 20, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT

    Shane Victorino

    Shane Victorino has the inside track on the right field job for the Red Sox, according to manager John Farrell.

  21. Chris Capuano the favorite to win final spot in Yankees’ rotation

    Feb 15, 2015, 9:20 PM EDT

    Chris Capuano Yankees

    The Yankees have a surfeit of #5 starter candidates, but Chris Capuano appears to be the early favorite.

  22. Dodgers sign David Aardsma to a minor league contract

    Feb 15, 2015, 8:15 PM EDT

    David Aardsma AP

    The Dodgers added some bullpen depth on Sunday, signing David Aardsma to a minor league deal.

  23. Reds still trying to sign Johnny Cueto to an extension

    Feb 15, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT

    Johnny Cueto Getty

    The Reds would still like to sign Johnny Cueto to a contract extension, but he won’t negotiate beyond Opening Day.

  24. Mariners prospect Victor Sanchez in intensive care after being hit by a boat

    Feb 15, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    mariners logo

    Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez has been involved in an unfortunate accident in Venezuela.

  25. Indians showing interest in Dayan Viciedo

    Feb 14, 2015, 9:35 PM EDT

    Dayán Viciedo

    The Indians, searching for right-handed power, are showing interest in Dayan Viciedo.

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