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  1. Blue Jays have renewed interest in James Shields

    Jan 17, 2015, 7:31 PM EDT

    James Shields

    The Blue Jays are back in the mix for free agent right-hander James Shields, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

  2. Jason Heyward open to signing an extension beyond Opening Day

    Jan 17, 2015, 6:24 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Unlike some players, Jason Heyward will still talk extension with the Cardinals once the season starts.

  3. Cubs manager Joe Maddon considering batting his pitcher eighth

    Jan 16, 2015, 10:59 PM EDT

    Joe Maddon

    Joe Maddon is already thinking outside the box before he’s even managed his first game for the Cubs.

  4. 54 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 16, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

    Lorenzo Cain

    Find out what salaries arbitration-eligible players and their respective teams filed for ahead of Friday’s deadline.

  5. Jon Daniels: Rangers not in on James Shields or Max Scherzer

    Jan 16, 2015, 8:54 PM EDT

    Jon Daniels

    It doesn’t sound like the Rangers are going to make a big splash in the free agent pitching market.

  6. Arthur Rhodes officially retires

    Jan 16, 2015, 8:02 PM EDT

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    Arthur Rhodes has officially retired from baseball, ending his 20-year professional career.

  7. Dillon Gee still drawing some trade interest for the Mets

    Jan 16, 2015, 7:42 PM EDT

    Dillon Gee Getty

    The Mets still have a few potential takers for starter Dillon Gee. They settled on a $5.3 million salary for the 2015 season on Friday.

  8. White Sox, Jeff Samardzija agree on $9.8 million salary, avoiding arbitration

    Jan 16, 2015, 6:34 PM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    The White Sox and Jeff Samardzija avoided an arbitration hearing, agreeing on a $9.8 million salary for the 2015 season.

  9. Mets minor leaguer Brandon Welch suspended 50 games

    Jan 16, 2015, 5:39 PM EDT

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    Mets minor league pitcher Brandon Welch was served a 50-game suspension for using a drug of abuse.

  10. Yankees and Michael Pineda avoid arbitration with $2.1 million deal

    Jan 16, 2015, 5:04 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    The Yankees and starter Michael Pineda agreed on a $2.1 million salary on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

  11. Padres sign Daniel McCutchen to a minor league deal

    Jan 14, 2015, 11:58 PM EDT

    Daniel McCutchen

    The Padres added some pitching depth, signing Daniel McCutchen to a minor league deal.

  12. Manny Machado: “It’s been a while since I felt this healthy and good.”

    Jan 14, 2015, 11:03 PM EDT

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    Manny Machado: perhaps in the best shape of his life?

  13. Phillies in “staredowns” with four teams over Cole Hamels

    Jan 14, 2015, 10:12 PM EDT

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    The Phillies are drawing interest from the Padres, Cardinals, Rangers, and Red Sox over lefty starter Cole Hamels.

  14. Angels sign Ryan Mattheus to a minor league deal

    Jan 14, 2015, 9:27 PM EDT

    Ryan Mattheus

    The Angels signed former Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

  15. Rockies sign Tyler Chatwood to two-year deal, avoiding arbitration

    Jan 14, 2015, 9:09 PM EDT

    Tyler Chatwood

    The Rockies and Tyler Chatwood agreed on a two-year, $2 million deal to avoid arbitration.

  16. Astros and Chris Carter avoid arbitration

    Jan 14, 2015, 8:44 PM EDT

    Chris Carter

    The Astros and DH Chris Carter avoided arbitration with a one-year, $4.175 million.

  17. Blue Jays claim pitcher Matt West off waivers from the Rangers

    Jan 14, 2015, 8:43 PM EDT

    Matt Harrison, Matt West

    The Blue Jays added some pitching depth, selecting right-hander Matt West off waivers from the Rangers.

  18. Mariners acquire Mike Kickham from the Cubs

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:54 PM EDT

    Mike Kickham

    The Mariners sent a minor leaguer to the Cubs in exchange for lefty Mike Kickham.

  19. Nationals acquire Yunel Escobar from the Athletics

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:19 PM EDT

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    The Nationals have reportedly acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Athletics.

  20. Rockies avoid arbitration with Jordan Lyles

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:01 PM EDT

    Jordan Lyles

    The Rockies avoided arbitration with pitcher Jordan Lyles, agreeing on a one-year deal worth $2.475 million.

  21. Rockies avoid arbitration with Drew Stubbs

    Jan 14, 2015, 6:32 PM EDT

    Drew Stubbs

    The Rockies and Drew Stubbs agreed on a one-year deal worth $5.825 million, avoiding arbitration.

  22. Report: Blue Jays closer to acquiring Dan Duquette from the Orioles

    Jan 14, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Buck Showalter, Dan Duquette

    A report indicates that the Blue Jays and Orioles are moving closer to a deal involving VP of baseball operations Dan Duquette.

  23. Marlins in search of a fourth outfielder

    Jan 11, 2015, 11:50 PM EDT

    Will Venable

    Ichiro Suzuki, Nate Schierholtz, Andy Dirks, and Will Venable top the Marlins’ list of fourth-outfielder candidates.

  24. AL executive: Alexi Ogando’s medical records “don’t look great”

    Jan 11, 2015, 11:00 PM EDT

    Alexi Ogando

    Alexi Ogando is expected to settle for a minor league deal due to his problematic medical records.

  25. Report: Dan Haren will show up to spring training with the Marlins

    Jan 11, 2015, 10:36 PM EDT

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    Dan Haren has changed his mind and will report to spring training with the Marlins.

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