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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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”.

  16. 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.

  17. Tigers planning to tab Alex Avila as the everyday catcher in 2015

    Nov 29, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    alex avila getty

    2015 is likely to be Alex Avila’s last with the Tigers, but the club plans to use him on a full-time basis while they can.

  18. Josh Reddick perplexed by the Josh Donaldson trade

    Nov 28, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    josh reddick getty

    The Josh Donaldson trade puzzled his now ex-teammate Josh Reddick.

  19. Athletics designate Kyle Blanks and Josh Lindblom for assignment

    Nov 28, 2014, 10:34 PM EDT

    Mike Gallego, Kyle Blanks

    The A’s cleared some space on their roster following the Josh Donaldson trade by designating Kyle Blanks and Josh Lindblom for assignment.

  20. Blue Jays acquire Josh Donaldson in a trade with the Athletics

    Nov 28, 2014, 9:57 PM EDT

    josh donaldson getty

    Brett Lawrie and a couple of minor leaguers are headed to the Athletics in exchange for Josh Donaldson.

  21. Report: Athletics working on a trade

    Nov 28, 2014, 8:44 PM EDT

    Josh Donaldson

    The Athletics are reportedly close to getting three or four players back in a trade involving starter Jeff Samardzija.

  22. Aaron Crow could get a chance to start for the Marlins

    Nov 28, 2014, 8:15 PM EDT

    Aaron Crow

    Marlins pitcher Aaron Crow, recently acquired from the Royals, could get a shot in the starting rotation.

  23. Report: Ross Detwiler’s camp has suggested the Nationals trade him, if possible

    Nov 28, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals starter Ross Detwiler throws a first inning pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during their MLB National League baseball game in Los Angeles

    Ross Detwiler had a frustrating 2014 season with the Nationals. It sounds like he wants a change of scenery, if possible.

  24. White Sox sign Tony Campana to a minor league deal

    Nov 28, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Tony Campana

    The White Sox signed speedster Tony Campana to a minor league deal.

  25. Justin Masterson is all over the AL Central radar

    Nov 27, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    masterson getty

    The AL Central seems to be particularly fond of free agent pitcher Justin Masterson.

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