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  1. Reds to meet with Brandon Phillips’ agents next week

    Mar 10, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

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    Brandon Phillips told reporters upon arriving to Reds’ camp last month that he hadn’t spoken with the club about a possible contract extension since December. That’s about to change. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty confirmed to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com this afternoon that he plans to meet with Phillips’ representatives when they arrive in Goodyear,…

  2. Are the Blue Jays interested in Joe Blanton?

    Mar 10, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT

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    Take from this what you will, but Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos scouted today’s Orioles-Phillies game. It’s possible he was just getting a look at a division rival, but Morosi notes that Anthopoulos left after Joe Blanton after was done pitching. Morosi writes that the Blue Jays…

  3. David Wright won’t make his Grapefruit League debut until at least next weekend

    Mar 10, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

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    We heard on Monday that David Wright wouldn’t make his Grapefruit League debut this week due to stiffness in the left side of his rib cage. The Mets continue to express confidence that the 29-year-old third baseman is making progress, but he won’t be playing in a game anytime soon. According to Andy Martino of…

  4. Shaun Marcum to throw bullpen session on Sunday or Monday

    Mar 10, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT

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    Shaun Marcum was shut down on Monday after feeling lingering soreness in his right shoulder, but he’s close to getting back on a mound after long-tossing for a third straight day. According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, Brewers’ manager Ron Roenicke said this afternoon that Marcum is expected to throw a bullpen session tomorrow or…

  5. Michael Pineda tops out at 93 mph during second spring outing

    Mar 10, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT

    New York Yankees starter Pineda pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during a spring training baseball game in Clearwater

    Remember the panic over Michael Pineda’s velocity — or lack thereof — after he sat between 88-91 mph with his fastball during his Grapefruit League debut Monday against the Phillies? He’s still nowhere near his average of 94.7 mph from last season, but he did make some progress this afternoon against the Braves. While Pineda…

  6. Kendrys Morales close to making Cactus League debut

    Mar 10, 2012, 1:47 PM EDT

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    We’ve heard nothing but good things about Kendrys Morales so far this spring. That’s quite a contrast from this time last year, which Craig can vouch for first-hand. And while Morales has yet to make his Cactus League debut, he’s certainly moving in the right direction. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times,…

  7. Kevin Mulvey is back with the Mets on a minor league contract

    Mar 10, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

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    Kevin Mulvey’s career has officially come full circle, as the Mets announced this morning that he has returned to the club on a minor league deal. Mulvey, who turns 27 in May, was a second-round pick of the Mets back in 2006 and was later dealt to the Twins along with Carlos Gomez, Phil Humber…

  8. Braves’ right-hander Arodys Vizcaino sidelined with elbow inflammation

    Mar 10, 2012, 11:49 AM EDT

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    Arodys Vizcaino entered spring training as a strong candidate to make the Braves’ Opening Day roster as a reliever, but he’s currently sidelined with discomfort in his throwing elbow. Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that an MRI exam showed only inflammation around the elbow and that Vizcaino will rest for a few days before being…

  9. Dodgers sign NFL player Jarrad Page to minor league contract

    Mar 10, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

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    Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Dodgers have signed free agent NFL safety Jarrad Page to a minor league contract as an outfielder. As our friends at ProFootballTalk noted last weekend, Page recently attended an open tryout with the club. Page, who batted .233 with three home runs, 19 RBI and 46 strikeouts over…

  10. Buster Posey catches two innings in first game since collision last May

    Mar 10, 2012, 10:02 AM EDT

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    We’ve provided pretty consistent updates on Buster Posey since his season ended last May with a broken leg and torn ankle ligaments following a collision with Marlins’ outfielder Scott Cousins. But after months of talking about the latest step in his rehab process, we finally have some baseball results to pass along. Posey caught two…

  11. Chris Young expected to return to Mets

    Mar 10, 2012, 8:56 AM EDT

    Mets' Young delivers a pitch to the Phillies during their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia

    We heard way back in December that the Mets were open to bringing back right-hander Chris Young on a minor league deal and now it appears as though a reunion could be right around the corner. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News was told by a source that Young has narrowed his choices…

  12. Juan Nicasio impresses in first start since broken neck

    Mar 9, 2012, 8:09 PM EDT

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    When Juan Nicasio suffered a fractured C-1 vertebrae as a result of being struck by a line drive last August, his baseball career was suddenly secondary. However, after making remarkable progress in his rehabilitation over the course of the past few months, it now appears likely that he’ll open the season as a member of…

  13. Yoenis Cespedes to make Athletics’ debut Saturday

    Mar 9, 2012, 7:08 PM EDT

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    After arriving in Arizona last weekend and showcasing his power potential during simulated games this week, the highly-touted Yoenis Cespedes is finally ready to make his Athletics’ debut. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Cespedes is scheduled to start in center field and bat second tomorrow afternoon against the Reds. And Craig…

  14. Corey Hart out 3-4 weeks following knee surgery

    Mar 6, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

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    Corey Hart is expected to miss 3-4 weeks after undergoing successful surgery this morning to repair torn cartilage in his right knee, reports Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. This is the same timetable that was originally estimated by the Brewers over the weekend. Hart hasn’t ruled out the possibility of being ready for Opening Day, but…

  15. Minor league free agent left-hander Erick Hurtado suspended 50 games for PEDs

    Mar 6, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT

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    MLB announced earlier this afternoon that minor league free agent left-hander Erick Hurtado was suspended 50 games for testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing drug. Hurtado, a 17-year-old pitcher from the Dominican Republic, just signed with the Cardinals last month. However, his contract has already been terminated. Ben Badler of Baseball America notes…

  16. David Wright won’t make spring debut until at least next week

    Mar 6, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT

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    The Mets decided over the weekend to hold David Wright out of the first two games of the Grapefruit League schedule due to stiffness in the left side of his rib cage. He has downplayed the severity of the issue all along, but it’s clear that the Mets aren’t taking any chances. According to Adam…

  17. Johan Santana throws two scoreless innings in Grapefruit League debut

    Mar 6, 2012, 2:18 PM EDT

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    Johan Santana made his Grapefruit League debut this afternoon and threw two scoreless innings against the Cardinals. It was Santana’s first game action since pitching in the instructional league in October and his first appearance against major league competition since undergoing surgery to repair a torn capsule muscle in his left shoulder of September of…

  18. Bryce Harper emulates Ichiro Suzuki for infield single

    Mar 6, 2012, 1:04 PM EDT

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    Bryce Harper is highly-regarded for his elite power potential, but he took a page out of Ichiro Suzuki‘s book in order to beat out an infield single last night against the Mets. With junkballing left-hander Daniel Herrera on the mound, Harper took a bit of a leaning start out of the box and slapped a…

  19. Josh Johnson feels good after first start since last May

    Mar 6, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

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    The Marlins enter spring training with plenty of excitement after changing their name, logo and uniforms and making some pretty splashy additions, but they’ll have a tough time contending if they don’t get the old Josh Johnson back. He took a step in the right direction yesterday. Johnson threw 41 pitches over 1 2/3 scoreless…

  20. Buster Posey could make his Cactus League debut by the weekend

    Mar 5, 2012, 8:38 PM EDT

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    The Giants have held Buster Posey out of the lineup for the early part of the Cactus League schedule, but he’s slowly ramping up baseball activities in preparation for his first game action since his horrific injury last May 25. Giants manager Bruce Bochy told Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com today that Posey could make his…

  21. Shaun Marcum is still dealing with shoulder soreness

    Mar 5, 2012, 7:40 PM EDT

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    Shaun Marcum was bothered by some shoulder stiffness late last week, but the Brewers still had him penciled in to make his Cactus League debut this Saturday against the Giants. Not anymore. Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that Marcum felt continued discomfort playing catch over the past two days and was scratched from Saturday’s start…

  22. Freddie Freeman expected to play tomorrow following recent knee injury

    Mar 5, 2012, 6:30 PM EDT

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    When Freddie Freeman originally suffered a partially dislocated right kneecap last Tuesday, it was estimated that he could miss 1-2 weeks. Fortunately for the Braves, it sounds like he’ll end up meeting the shorter end of that timetable. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Freeman is expected to make his Grapefruit League debut…

  23. Dee Gordon needs stitches in lip after taking grounder to face

    Mar 3, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT

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    Ken Gurnick of MLB.com passes along word that Dee Gordon required several stitches to close a gash in his lip after taking a bad hop grounder to the face during batting practice this afternoon. While that sounds awfully painful, Dodgers trainer Sue Falsone said that Gordon is expected to be back in camp tomorrow with…

  24. Yoenis Cespedes’ four-year contract with the Athletics is official

    Mar 3, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The Athletics just officially announced that they have agreed to terms with Yoenis Cespedes on a four-year contract. The Cuban outfielder arrived in A’s camp this morning and passed a pre-signing physical in order to make the deal official. He is scheduled to be introduced to the media during a press conference tomorrow morning.…

  25. Report: MLB not expected to approve Jairo Beras’ contract with Rangers

    Mar 3, 2012, 5:23 PM EDT

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    The Rangers agreed to sign Dominican outfielder Jairo Beras for $4.5 million earlier this week, which created quite a bit of controversy as many teams were under the impression that he was only 16 years old and thus ineligible to sign until July 2. MLB immediately opened an investigation on the matter and according to…

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