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  1. Jose Fernandez not expected to return until June or July

    Nov 2, 2014, 10:45 PM EST

    Jose Fernandez

    Jose Fernandez shouldn’t be expected to take the hill until June or July, according to Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill.

  2. Diamondbacks prospect Archie Bradley has added a slider to his repertoire

    Nov 2, 2014, 10:00 PM EST

    Archie Bradley

    Archie Bradley has incorporated a slider into his repertoire, and he’s also been working on his mechanics to improve his control in the Arizona Fall League.

  3. Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada to hold a showcase

    Nov 2, 2014, 9:05 PM EST

    flag of cuba

    Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada will hold a showcase for representatives from all 30 MLB teams on November 12.

  4. Indians prospect Francisco Lindor likely to start 2015 season at Triple-A

    Nov 2, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

    Francisco Lindor

    Indians shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor will have to prove himself at Triple-A at the start of the 2015 season before the club thinks about promoting him.

  5. Braves will make a qualifying offer to Ervin Santana

    Nov 2, 2014, 7:10 PM EST

    Ervin Santana

    The Braves will make a $15.3 million qualifying offer to starter Ervin Santana.

  6. Yankees unlikely to make Hiroki Kuroda a qualifying offer

    Nov 2, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Hiroki Kuroda

    39-year-old Hiroki Kuroda is unlikely to receive a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Yankees, but David Robertson is.

  7. Should the Royals trade Greg Holland?

    Nov 1, 2014, 11:10 PM EST

    Greg Holland

    Former big leaguer C.J. Nitkowski argues that the Royals should trade closer Greg Holland.

  8. Rockies would like to bring back Brett Anderson

    Nov 1, 2014, 10:40 PM EST

    Brett Anderson

    The Rockies felt $12 million was too high a price to pay for Brett Anderson, so they declined his 2015 club option. They would still like to bring him back, however.

  9. Blue Jays, Melky Cabrera “far apart” in negotiations

    Nov 1, 2014, 9:50 PM EST

    Melky Cabrera

    It sounds like Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos expects outfielder Melky Cabrera to hit free agency, though he still thinks they may eventually be able to work out a deal.

  10. Orioles want to re-sign Nick Hundley after declining club option

    Nov 1, 2014, 9:00 PM EST

    Nick Hundley

    The Orioles declined their $5 million club option on catcher Nick Hundley, but they would still like to bring him back at a lower price.

  11. Aramis Ramirez may exercise his half of a mutual option to return to the Brewers

    Nov 1, 2014, 8:05 PM EST

    Aramis Ramirez

    Aramis Ramirez has two more days to decide whether to exercise his half of a mutual option and return to the Brewers for the 2015 season.

  12. Marlins exercise $1.5 million option on Jeff Mathis

    Nov 1, 2014, 7:15 PM EST

    Jarred Cosart, Jeff Mathis

    The Marlins will be bringing back Jeff Mathis after exercising a $1.5 million option on the catcher.

  13. Report: Orioles, Nick Markakis working on a multi-year deal

    Nov 1, 2014, 6:25 PM EST

    Nick Markakis

    The Orioles declined their half of a mutual option on Nick Markakis on Friday night, but they still want to keep the outfielder in Baltimore.

  14. Angels could trade Howie Kendrick or David Freese for pitching

    Oct 31, 2014, 11:55 PM EST

    Howie Kendrick

    The Angels are expected to address their pitching needs by making Howie Kendrick or David Freese available in a trade.

  15. Blue Jays sign Jeff Francis to a minor league deal

    Oct 31, 2014, 11:15 PM EST

    Jeff Francis

    Veteran lefty Jeff Francis has agreed to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training with the Blue Jays.

  16. Blue Jays exercise $6.7 million option on J.A. Happ

    Oct 31, 2014, 10:25 PM EST

    J.A. Happ

    The Blue Jays will exercise a $6.7 million club option on J.A. Happ for the 2015 season.

  17. Byron Buxton underwent surgery to repair dislocated finger

    Oct 31, 2014, 9:55 PM EST

    Byron Buxton

    Twins prospect Byron Buxton had surgery on Thursday to repair a dislocated middle finger on his left hand.

  18. Orioles decline their half of the 2015 mutual option for Nick Markakis

    Oct 31, 2014, 9:05 PM EST

    Nick Markakis

    Nick Markakis is a free agent after the Orioles declined their half of a $17.5 million mutual option for the 2015 season.

  19. Pablo Sandoval: “I want to wear [a Giants jersey] for the rest of my career.”

    Oct 31, 2014, 8:25 PM EST

    Pablo Sandoval

    Pablo Sandoval says he wants to retire a Giant. He’s a free agent and is expected to sign a lengthy, expensive contract.

  20. Dodgers decline $14 million option on Chad Billingsley’s contract

    Oct 31, 2014, 7:35 PM EST

    Chad Billingsley

    Chad Billingsley is now a free agent after the Dodgers declined their club option for the 2015 season.

  21. Colby Lewis to test free agency after inability to reach deal with Rangers

    Oct 31, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

    Colby Lewis

    Colby Lewis will test free agency after he and the Rangers couldn’t strike a deal.

  22. Jockey gave away “Mad Bum” underwear to Giants fans

    Oct 31, 2014, 6:05 PM EST

    Madison Bumgarner

    Madison Bumgarner’s post-season performance prompted Jockey to make underwear with “Mad Bum” on the backside, a special gift to Giants fans at Friday’s World Series parade in San Francisco.

  23. Madison Bumgarner tosses 5-0 shutout in Game 5 to send Giants up 3-2 in the World Series over the Royals

    Oct 26, 2014, 11:19 PM EST

    Madison Bumgarner

    The Giants head to Kansas City for Game 6 of the World Series against the Royals with a 3-2 series lead after Madison Bumgarner tossed a 5-0 shutout on Sunday night.

  24. Madison Bumgarner is dealing, Giants lead Royals 2-0 through six innings in Game 5

    Oct 26, 2014, 10:12 PM EST

    Madison Bumgarner

    Madison Bumgarner is in the midst of yet another terrific post-season start. What’s new?

  25. Giancarlo Stanton will likely wear a helmet with a face guard like Jason Heyward

    Oct 26, 2014, 9:40 PM EST

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Giancarlo Stanton will wear a helmet with a face mask after being hit in the face with a fastball back in September. He’s expected to be ready when spring training begins.

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