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  1. Matt Harrison to undergo MRI on stiff back

    Feb 20, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

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    After missing most of last season with a pair of procedures to repair a herniated disk in his back, Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison continues to have some bad luck on the health front. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Harrison is dealing with stiffness in his lower back and will return to Texas to be…

  2. Tyler Colvin has a “good chance” to end up with the Orioles after all

    Feb 17, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

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    The Orioles backed out of a major league contract with outfielder Tyler Colvin last month after concerns about his back emerged during a pre-signing physical, but Troy Renck of the Denver Post hears that there’s a “good chance” that the two sides end up agreeing to a deal after all. After the Orioles nixed the…

  3. Royals claim Jimmy Paredes off waivers from Orioles

    Feb 17, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

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    We have an early front-runner for this year’s version of Casper Wells. The Royals announced this afternoon that they claimed outfielder Jimmy Paredes off waivers from the Orioles. This is his third organization in the past two weeks. Paredes’ journey began last November when the Marlins claimed him off waivers from the Astros. He was…

  4. Pedro Florimon expected miss at least two weeks after appendectomy

    Feb 17, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

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    According to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com, Twins shortstop Pedro Florimon is expected to miss two weeks after having his appendix removed this afternoon. Florimon woke up in the middle of the night with discomfort in his right side and was taken to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with appendicitis. The good news is that…

  5. Report: Orioles and Ubaldo Jimenez agree to a four-year, $50 million deal

    Feb 17, 2014, 6:53 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Orioles and Jimenez agreed to a four-year, $50 million deal. 6:53 p.m. ET: FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles and Jimenez have reached agreement on a deal, pending a physical. 6:23 p.m. ET: After sitting on the sidelines for most of the offseason, the Orioles…

  6. Orioles officially announce signing of Suk-min Yoon

    Feb 17, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT

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    The Orioles officially announced the signing of South Korean right-hander Suk-min Yoon this afternoon. As it was reported late last week, he agreed to a three-year, $5.75 million contract. The pre-signing physical was the last thing standing in the way of the deal becoming official today. And that has been anything but a formality with…

  7. Jason Heyward will continue to wear protective guard on his helmet

    Feb 15, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

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    Braves outfielder Jason Heyward wore a protective guard on his helmet after returning from a broken jaw last season and Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that he’ll continue to wear it in 2014. Heyward broke his right jaw when he was hit in the face by a pitch by Mets’ left-hander Jon Niese last August…

  8. Josh Tomlin loses arbitration hearing against Indians

    Feb 15, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

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    According to Tom Withers of the Associated Press, right-hander Josh Tomlin has lost his arbitration case against the Indians. Tomlin, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, requested $975,000 and was offered $800,000 from the Indians when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. The 29-year-old had a tough case after missing nearly the…

  9. Indians sign Aaron Harang

    Feb 15, 2014, 1:31 PM EDT

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    Nick Camino of WTAM 1100 in Cleveland reports that the Indians have signed right-hander Aaron Harang to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Harang was technically with four organizations last year, but he spent the majority of his time with the Mariners, posting a 5.76 ERA and 87/28 K/BB ratio over…

  10. Hank Aaron has partial hip surgery after falling on ice

    Feb 15, 2014, 12:59 PM EDT

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    The Braves announced this morning that Hall of Famer Hank Aaron required partial left hip surgery last night after he fell on some ice. Aaron, who just turned 80 years old earlier this month, is expected to make a full recovery. In fact, he should to be back to his normal routine within 6-8 weeks.…

  11. Cubs sign Emilio Bonifacio

    Feb 15, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports that the Cubs have signed infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio to a minor league contract. This confirms a report from Ildefonso Urena on Twitter. Bonifacio hit free agency earlier this week after he was designated for assignment by the Royals. He went unclaimed on waivers because of his $3.5 million salary,…

  12. Jake Peavy: Many Red Sox players “holding out hope” Stephen Drew returns

    Feb 15, 2014, 11:31 AM EDT

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    The decision isn’t up to the players, but Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy had an interesting comment on free agent shortstop Stephen Drew this morning: Jake Peavy says a lot of #RedSox are "holding out hope" Stephen Drew returns.— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) February 15, 2014 The Red Sox haven’t officially closed the door on Drew,…

  13. The Yankees gave Robinson Cano’s old number to Scott Sizemore

    Feb 15, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

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    The Yankees didn’t wait long to turn the page on Robinson Cano. As Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News points out, his old No. 24 has a new owner: Scott Sizemore was assigned No. 24, previously worn by Robinson Cano.— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) February 14, 2014 Sizemore, a non-roster invitee after missing most…

  14. Ryan Cook dealing with shoulder inflammation

    Feb 15, 2014, 8:58 AM EDT

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    According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, Athletics manager Bob Melvin said yesterday that Ryan Cook could be shut down from throwing for a couple of weeks due to right shoulder inflammation. It would be better if there was no issue at all, but Melvin remains optimistic that Cook will have enough time to be ready…

  15. Rays likely to sign Erik Bedard

    Feb 13, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT

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    Confirming recent speculation from Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times hears that the Rays are likely to sign veteran left-hander Erik Bedard to a minor league contract. Bedard made 26 starts with the Astros last season, his most since 2007 with the Orioles. However, while he managed to…

  16. Yasiel Puig limited due to flare-up of shoulder inflammation

    Feb 13, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

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    No need to freak out, Dodgers fans, but Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that outfielder Yasiel Puig is on a limited throwing program right now due to a “flare-up” of shoulder inflammation. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that the inflammation apparently arose after Puig “overthrew” on the first day of camp. It’s believed to be…

  17. Jake Arrieta expected to miss start of season after bout with shoulder soreness

    Feb 13, 2014, 8:41 PM EDT

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    Jake Arrieta was expected to compete for a rotation spot with the Cubs this spring, but it sounds like he’ll have to wait to get his opportunity. According to Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said today that Arrieta felt shoulder tightness over the winter and is not expected to be ready…

  18. Jim Fregosi reportedly taken off life support

    Feb 13, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

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    We learned this morning that former major league player and manager Jim Fregosi suffered a stroke last weekend during a Major League Baseball alumni cruise and now Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that he has been taken off life support in a Miami hospital. This is a clarification of an earlier report…

  19. Yankees among teams scouting Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz

    Feb 13, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Who will man shortstop for the Yankees next year after Derek Jeter retires? Well, here’s one possibility. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that the Yankees were among the teams in attendance today to watch a showcase for Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz in Arizona. The Cardinals, Blue Jays, Mariners, Padres, and Giants were also on hand.…

  20. The Phillies are “very much still in the running” to sign A.J. Burnett

    Feb 10, 2014, 11:59 PM EDT

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    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. indicated Friday that he didn’t expect to make any additions prior to spring training, but Todd Zolecki of MLB.com hears that the club is “very much still in the running” to sign free agent right-hander A.J. Burnett. While it’s unclear if the two sides are close to a deal,…

  21. Rosenthal: MLB execs say openly gay player would be welcomed

    Feb 10, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

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    Amid the news of NFL draft prospect Michael Sam coming out, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal asked seven MLB executives whether they would welcome an openly gay player to their organization. In contrast to SI.com article where anonymous NFL executives said Sam’s admission would cause his draft stock to fall, all seven MLB executives went on…

  22. Jack Clark retracts PED comments about Albert Pujols; Pujols drops lawsuit against Clark

    Feb 10, 2014, 10:27 PM EDT

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    Last summer, former major leaguer Jack Clark said on his short-lived radio program in St. Louis that he had knowledge of Albert Pujols using performance-enhancing drugs. Pujols later sued Clark in an effort to clear his name, which led to Clark challenging him to a lie detector test and other nonsense. According to Derrick Goold…

  23. Jarred Cosart apologizes for using a homophobic slur on Twitter

    Feb 10, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT

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    Astros right-hander Jarred Cosart learned a valuable lesson today on how to handle himself on social media. Cosart was joking around with Phillies minor league outfielder (and former teammate) Tyson Gillies on Twitter and used a homophobic slur to describe Canadian pop musician Justin Bieber. The tweet was soon deleted and he eventually issued the…

  24. Indians and Michael Brantley agree to four-year, $25 million extension

    Feb 10, 2014, 8:13 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The deal is done. According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Brantley will make $25 million over four years while the contract includes an $11 million option for 2018. 8:13 p.m. ET: Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that the Indians and outfielder Michael Brantley are close to agreeing on a…

  25. Josh Beckett feels “great” after thoracic outlet surgery

    Feb 10, 2014, 7:32 PM EDT

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    Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett had his season cut short last July due to thoracic outlet surgery, but he’s ready to reclaim his spot in the starting rotation this spring. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Beckett threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session today without any visible discomfort. Interestingly, he said that he felt numbness…

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