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  1. White Sox claim Lars Anderson off waivers from the Diamondbacks

    Feb 1, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT

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    The Diamondbacks acquired first baseman Lars Anderson from the Indians in December as part of the three-team Trevor Bauer trade, but his stint with the club didn’t last long. After being designated for assignment last week following the Justin Upton deal, Anderson has been claimed off waivers by the White Sox. Once a top prospect…

  2. Arthur Rhodes and Fernando Tatis audition for Orioles

    Jan 31, 2013, 10:18 PM EDT

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    According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles turned back the clock by holding workouts for left-hander Arthur Rhodes and infielder Fernando Tatis in recent days. And you thought the Orioles’ offseason has been boring. Rhodes didn’t pitch in the majors last season and had a 4.64 ERA and 21/11 K/BB ratio over…

  3. Tsuyoshi Wada not expected back from Tommy John surgery until May or June

    Jan 31, 2013, 10:06 PM EDT

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    Tsuyoshi Wada signed a two-year, $8.15 million contract with the Orioles last offseason, but he didn’t throw a pitch for the club in 2012 because he required Tommy John surgery in May. And now his recovery is expected to stretch into the 2013 season. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, Orioles pitching coach Rick…

  4. Angels close to minor league deal with Japanese reliever Hiroyuki Kobayashi

    Jan 31, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

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    After considering a move over to MLB following the 2010 season, Japanese reliever Hiroyuki Kobayashi is finally headed stateside. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, the 34-year-old right-hander is close to a minor league deal with the Angels. The deal is expected an invite to spring training. Kobayashi has a 3.53 ERA…

  5. Pirates avoid arbitration with Neil Walker and James McDonald

    Jan 31, 2013, 7:31 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Walker will get $3.3 million while McDonald will get $3.025 million. 7:31 PM: The Pirates announced this evening that they have avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year contracts with second baseman Neil Walker and right-hander James McDonald. No word yet on the terms involved. Walker was…

  6. Dodgers unveil Jackie Robinson, Don Newcombe and Roy Campanella statue giveaway

    Jan 31, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

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    Today would have been Jackie Robinson’s 94th birthday. With that in mind, today the Dodgers unveiled a mini-statue of Robinson, Don Newcombe and Roy Campanella that will be handed out to the first 40,000 fans who attend the April 15 game against the Padres. That date will mark the 66th year since Robinson broke baseball’s…

  7. Cole Hamels says his shoulder feels fine

    Jan 28, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT

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    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. revealed earlier this month that Cole Hamels felt some shoulder soreness down the stretch last season and again when he ramped up his offseason throwing program, but he also downplayed any long-term concerns. While Hamels was similarly unconcerned about the situation in speaking to reporters before the annual Philadelphia…

  8. Michael Pineda to throw off half-mound on Tuesday

    Jan 28, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

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    Just when Michael Pineda will finally pitch in a regular season game with the Yankees remains uncertain, but he’s ready to take the next step in his rehab from right shoulder surgery. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told Erik Boland of New York Newsday that Pineda threw his final flat-ground session today and will throw…

  9. Freddy Garcia signs minor league deal with Padres

    Jan 28, 2013, 7:03 PM EDT

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    According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the Padres have signed veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract. He’ll also get an invite to spring training, where he’ll compete for a spot in San Diego’s starting rotation. Garcia, 36, posted a 5.20 ERA in 17 starts and 13 relief appearances with the Yankees last season.…

  10. Report: MLB is investigating the age of Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz

    Jan 25, 2013, 9:49 PM EDT

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    Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz has drawn interest from multiple MLB teams this winter, but his situation just got a bit more complicated. According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, MLB is currently investigating his age. At issue is that Diaz is presenting himself as a 23-year-old born on January 8, 1990. However, one report suggests…

  11. Marlins add reliever Chad Qualls on minor league contract

    Jan 25, 2013, 9:09 PM EDT

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    Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have signed right-handed reliever Chad Qualls to a minor league contract. The deal includes a spring training invite. Qualls, 34, posted a 5.33 ERA and 27/14 K/BB ratio over 52 1/3 innings last season between the Phillies, Yankees and Pirates. He still induces plenty of…

  12. Nationals add William Howard Taft as new racing president

    Jan 25, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT

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    The Presidents’ Race at Nationals Park lost a little bit of juice after the Nationals let Teddy win, so the team is hoping that a new addition to the race will keep fans interested. While all sorts of names were thrown around over the past few days, the Nationals have settled on a pretty logical…

  13. Red Sox bring back outfielder Ryan Sweeney on minor league contract

    Jan 25, 2013, 8:14 PM EDT

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    Fresh off the news of Ryan Kalish‘s latest shoulder surgery, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that the Red Sox have brought back outfielder Ryan Sweeney on a minor league deal. He’ll also receive an invite to spring training. Sweeney, who turns 28 next month, batted .260/.303/.373 with zero homers, 16 RBI and a .675 OPS…

  14. Ryan Kalish to undergo shoulder surgery and miss spring training

    Jan 25, 2013, 6:56 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Kalish will have right shoulder surgery next week, reports Ian Browne of MLB.com. 6:56 PM: Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports that Kalish is expected to undergo another shoulder surgery and will likely be out longer to start 2013 than he was last year. There’s little doubt that Kalish has the talent to be a…

  15. Royals claim catcher George Kottaras off waivers from the Athletics

    Jan 25, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

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    The Royals announced this afternoon that they have claimed catcher George Kottaras off waivers from the Athletics. Kottaras was designated for assignment last week after Oakland acquired John Jaso from the Mariners in the three-team Michael Morse deal. Some speculated that the catching-starved Yankees should have put in a claim, but because the Royals finished…

  16. Rockies bring back catcher Yorvit Torrealba on minor league deal

    Jan 24, 2013, 11:40 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that Torrealba has received a minor league contract with a spring training invite. The Rockies are looking at him as insurance and depth with Ramon Hernandez slated to play for his native Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. 11:15 PM: According to Jon Heyman of CBS…

  17. Report: Jair Jurrjens signs with the Orioles

    Jan 24, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

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    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that right-hander Jair Jurrjens has agreed to a one-year major league deal with the Orioles. He’ll receive a $1.5 million base salary and could max out at $4 million with incentives. Jurrjens was connected to the Orioles last offseason in rumors involving a potential trade for center fielder Adam Jones,…

  18. Marlins have made offer to former NFL quarterback Pat White

    Jan 24, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

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    The last time we checked in with Pat White was in March of 2011 after he informed the Royals of his intention to retire from baseball. Nearly two years later, he’s thinking about giving it another shot. According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, White said on 640-AM in Miami today that…

  19. Report: Carl Pavano suffered ruptured spleen after falling while shoveling snow

    Jan 24, 2013, 9:22 PM EDT

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    Well, this might be the most Carl Pavano injury ever. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the veteran right-hander recently suffered a ruptured spleen when he slipped and fell while shoveling snow in his driveway in Vermont. Ouch. Pavano will be sidelined for 6 to 8 weeks as a result of the mishap, which means…

  20. Mariners sign catcher Ronny Paulino to a minor league contract

    Jan 24, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

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    According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Mariners have signed catcher Ronny Paulino to a minor league contract. This confirms a report by Alexander Azuaje from earlier this week. Paulino, who turns 32 in April, batted .254 (16-for-63) with three doubles, five RBI and a .567 OPS in 20 games with the Orioles last season.…

  21. The Diamondbacks are unlikely to trade for Tigers’ right-hander Rick Porcello

    Jan 24, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

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    Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported earlier today that the Diamondbacks would try to flip prospect shortstop Nick Ahmed, one of the pieces from the Justin Upton deal, as part of a trade for Tigers’ right-hander Rick Porcello. However, Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers downplayed his interest in such a scenario this afternoon. Doesn't sound…

  22. MLB on the Rays: “The status quo is simply not sustainable”

    Jan 24, 2013, 6:47 PM EDT

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    Earlier today, Rays owner Stuart Sternberg went before the Hillsborough County Commission meeting and said that MLB “no longer believes in the Tampa Bay area.” Per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, MLB has since released a statement on the matter: “The Commissioner has had conversations with Stuart Sternberg and is disappointed with the current…

  23. Reds sign right-hander Armando Galarraga to minor league contract

    Jan 22, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

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    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Reds have signed right-hander Armando Galarraga to a minor league contract. Mark Sheldon of MLB.com hears that the deal doesn’t include a spring training invite with the big club, though he could presumably make his way over if he impresses in camp. Galarraga, best known for his near…

  24. Nate Robertson to sign minor league contract with Rangers

    Jan 21, 2013, 10:22 PM EDT

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    According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the Rangers are set to sign left-hander Nate Robertson to a minor league contract. He will get an invite to spring training, where he’s expected to compete for a bullpen job. Robertson, who averaged 31 starts with the Tigers from 2004-2008, hasn’t appeared in the majors since 2010 with the…

  25. Report: The 2015 All-Star Game will be in Cincinnati

    Jan 21, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

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    According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds will host the 2015 All-Star Game. MLB commissioner Bud Selig is expected to make the announcement when he’s in Cincinnati on Wednesday. This will be the first All-Star Game at Great American Ballpark and the first in Cincinnati since 1988 at Riverfront Stadium. Many speculated…

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