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  1. Ryan Zimmerman and Nationals still discussing contract extension

    Feb 25, 2012, 11:05 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals

    UPDATE: Rizzo told Zuckerman that “enough progress has been made” to where there’s a belief that a deal will be finalized at some point Saturday night or early Sunday morning. 10:57 PM: Zimmerman said in an emailed statement late Saturday night that he’s “confident” about reaching an agreement with the Nationals. It’s not known whether…

  2. Mets were “unimpressed” by Scott Kazmir during Friday throwing session

    Feb 25, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    Don’t hold your breath for a reunion between the Mets and former top prospect Scott Kazmir. Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets were “unimpressed” with what they saw during a throwing session yesterday in Houston. One Mets’ source told Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com that it was “fair” to characterize their…

  3. Scott Sizemore suffers left knee sprain during fielding drill

    Feb 25, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Joe Stiglich of the Contra Costa Times reports that the preliminary diagnosis is a left knee sprain, though we’ll learn more once the MRI results are known. 4:26 PM: Slusser reports that Sizemore is set to undergo an MRI today on his left knee. She was also told that Wes Timmons and Josh Donaldson…

  4. Ryan Howard set for check-up with surgeon early next week

    Feb 25, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT

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    Ryan Howard began fielding ground balls and taking batting practice this week, but his rehab from a torn Achilles will be put on hold for a couple of days so he can visit with surgeon Mark Myerson in Baltimore on Monday or Tuesday. There appears to be a minor difference of opinion on the nature…

  5. The Red Sox have banned beer in the clubhouse

    Feb 25, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

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    After the Red Sox collapsed in epic fashion down the stretch last season, reports surfaced that Josh Beckett, John Lackey and Jon Lester drank beer, ate fried chicken and played video games in the clubhouse on the days they weren’t pitching. The Red Sox still won 90 games last season and whether drinking beer in…

  6. The Nationals are interested in Diamondbacks’ outfielder Gerardo Parra

    Feb 25, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

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    The Nationals don’t appear content going into the season with Rick Ankiel, Roger Bernadina or Jayson Werth as the starting center fielder. Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that the Nationals have expressed interest in Diamondbacks’ outfielder Gerardo Parra. Nationals’ general manager Mike Rizzo signed Parra to his first professional contract when he was Arizona’s director…

  7. Mets to honor Gary Carter with No. 8 patch

    Feb 25, 2012, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Gary Carter’s memorial service was held last night at the Christ Fellowship church in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Many of Carter’s family, friends, former teammates and colleagues paid tribute, including a speech by fellow Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench. The Mets naturally had a large contingent on hand for the occasion and according to…

  8. Joel Zumaya to undergo MRI after abbreviated throwing session

    Feb 25, 2012, 12:54 PM EDT

    Joel Zumaya AP

    UPDATE: Phil Mackey of 1500ESPN.com reports that the injury was to the inside of Zumaya’s elbow. The Twins will know the MRI results either tomorrow or Monday morning. 12:54 PM: Uh-oh. Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports that Zumaya is scheduled to undergo an MRI tomorrow. 12:10 PM: Nothing official yet from the team, but Jon…

  9. Juan Uribe to miss first full-squad workouts due to trial with former landlord

    Feb 25, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    UPDATE: According to the official Dodgers’ Twitter account, Uribe is among the players who have reported early to camp. He told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times that he will be in camp today and tomorrow before the trial starts Monday in San Francisco. 10:55 AM: Juan Uribe had a miserable first season with…

  10. The man who collected Ryan Braun’s sample is revealed

    Feb 25, 2012, 10:08 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v St Louis Cardinals - Game Five

    Ryan Braun made some pretty strong comments yesterday about how his urine sample was handled by the collector, saying that he was a “victim of a process that completely broke down and failed.” We’re still hearing different information regarding where the sample was stored in the collector’s home — some reports say it was stored…

  11. Chris Sale wants to throw 200 innings this season

    Feb 25, 2012, 8:57 AM EDT

    Chris Sale

    Chris Sale logged 71 innings out of the White Sox bullpen in 2011 and hasn’t started a game since May of 2010 at Florida Gulf Coast University, but that hasn’t stopped him from setting the bar pretty high for his first season in the starting rotation. According to Chuck Garfien of CSNChicago.com, Sale said yesterday…

  12. Adam Wainwright throws first batting practice session of the spring

    Feb 24, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright AP

    Adam Wainwright required Tommy John surgery after feeling discomfort in his right elbow while throwing batting practice almost exactly one year ago. Earlier today, Wainwright was right back at it, throwing batting practice to teammates at Cardinals’ camp in Jupiter, Florida. While Wainwright hasn’t felt any soreness or tightness in his surgically-repaired elbow thus far,…

  13. Gary Carter’s memorial service to be held this evening

    Feb 24, 2012, 6:58 PM EDT

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    Just a reminder that Gary Carter’s memorial service will be held this evening at 7 p.m. ET the at Christ Fellowship church in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Many of Carter’s former teammates are expected to be in attendance, including Darryl Strawberry, Wally Backman, Bob Ojeda, Lenny Dykstra, Tim Teufel, Howard Johnson, Jesse Orosco, Andre Dawson…

  14. MLB responds to Ryan Braun, asserts that testing program is not “fatally flawed”

    Feb 24, 2012, 6:35 PM EDT

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    Ryan Braun held a press conference earlier this afternoon, during which he said that “the system as it was applied to me in this case was fatally flawed.” Not surprisingly, MLB wasn’t too thrilled with how Braun characterized the program. Rob Manfred, MLB’s executive VP of labor relations, released the following statement late this afternoon,…

  15. Peter O’Malley drops out of bidding for Dodgers

    Feb 21, 2012, 10:10 PM EDT

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    Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that Peter O’Malley has withdrawn his bid to reacquire the Dodgers. O’Malley, whose family owned the franchise for 47 years until selling to NewsCorp in 1998, was partially backed by South Korean conglomerate E-Land. O’Malley was one of 11 bidders who made it through the first round…

  16. Yadier Molina won’t discuss contract extension during the season

    Feb 21, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Yadier Molina recently indicated that he would be willing to discuss a contract extension with the Cardinals during the season, but the impending free agent is apparently going to follow the example of his friend and former teammate Albert Pujols. Molina’s agent, Melvin Roman, told Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his client…

  17. Yankees and Eric Chavez agree to one-year contract

    Feb 21, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v New York Yankees

    After finalizing a contract with Raul Ibanez earlier today, the Yankees have quickly moved on to the next item on their agenda. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Yankees and Eric Chavez have agreed to a contract, pending a physical. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com adds that it’s a one-year, $900,000 deal which includes incentives.…

  18. Bobby Abreu wants a trade if he won’t be an everyday player with the Angels

    Feb 21, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Angels’ general manager Jerry Dipoto told Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com that Abreu hasn’t personally issued an ultimatum to him or manager Mike Scioscia: “I spoke to Bobby a little more than a week ago, I’d say — a week, 10 days ago — and walked through his current situation, and Mike has had very…

  19. Wade Davis isn’t thrilled with the possibility of pitching out of the bullpen

    Feb 20, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    The Rays decided against cashing in on their starting pitching depth over the winter and will enter spring training with six realistic candidates for five spots. David Price, James Shields, Jeremy Hellickson and top prospect Matt Moore are essentially locks for the rotation at this point, which means Wade Davis will compete with Jeff Niemann…

  20. Rockies have “handshake agreement” with manager Jim Tracy on extension

    Feb 20, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Rockies announced this evening via their official Twitter account that they have a “handshake agreement” on a contract extension with manager Jim Tracy. No word on the exact details, but Tracy’s current contract was set to expire after this season. And so, the new deal will allow him to avoid the dreaded lame-duck status.…

  21. Zack Greinke not talking contract, says there’s “no reason” for him to have an agent

    Feb 20, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Zack Greinke, who is representing himself after leaving CAA in December, said last month that he was open to discussing a contract extension with the Brewers. However, from his comments at Brewers’ camp today, it doesn’t appear as though a contract is in the front of his mind. According to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee…

  22. Sandy Alderson says David Wright’s future will not be tied to team performance

    Feb 18, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Last year we were bombarded with stories focused on the future of Jose Reyes, but now it’s David Wright‘s turn. There’s already been plenty of speculation about a possible trade over the past few months, but Mets’ general manager Sandy Alderson told Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com in Port St. Lucie this morning that as opposed…

  23. It’s not a sure thing that the Yankees will add Raul Ibanez and Eric Chavez

    Feb 18, 2012, 12:43 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com indicated last night that the Yankees would finalize contracts with Raul Ibanez and Eric Chavez once A.J. Burnett is officially traded to the Pirates. That may turn out to be the case, but Joel Sherman of the New York Post is hearing that it’s not a sure thing they’ll add either…

  24. Watch Gary Carter’s final hit in a Mets’ uniform from a fan’s perspective

    Feb 18, 2012, 11:39 AM EDT

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    This is pretty special. A fan who was in attendance for Gary Carter’s final game at Shea Stadium in a Mets’ uniform has uploaded his 8mm camcorder footage. The game below took place on September 27, 1989 against the Phillies. Carter, who was limited to just 50 games that season due to injuries, entered the…

  25. Will the Rangers spend any money saved in a possible Koji Uehara trade?

    Feb 18, 2012, 10:28 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers

    We learned yesterday that the Rangers were close to trading right-handed reliever Koji Uehara to the Athletics. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported last night that the Rangers were also talking to another team, but indicated that progress on a deal could be made this weekend. Trading Uehara would clear his $4 million…

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