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  1. Rangers manager Jeff Banister plans to use Leonys Martin as leadoff hitter

    Mar 14, 2015, 12:45 PM EDT

    Leonys Martin AP

    Martin will provide speed at the top of the lineup, but he owns a .316 on-base percentage over his first 334 games in the majors.

  2. MLB approves new version of padded cap for pitchers

    Mar 14, 2015, 11:35 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants

    The new version will include detachable padding to wear over a standard cap.

  3. MRI shows no structural damage in Vic Black’s shoulder

    Mar 14, 2015, 10:35 AM EDT

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    Good news for the Mets’ bullpen…

  4. CC Sabathia to make Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday

    Mar 14, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT

    CC Sabathia AP

    Sabathia was limited to just eight starts last season due to a knee injury.

  5. Video: Rangers prospect Joey Gallo shows off his power

    Mar 14, 2015, 8:55 AM EDT

    Joey Gallo Getty

    Listed at 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, the 21-year-old Gallo hit 41 homers with a 1.009 OPS last season between High-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Frisco.

  6. VIDEO: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant hits two more home runs

    Mar 12, 2015, 11:01 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs photo day

    Dare I say that Bryant looks…ready?

  7. Report: The Dodgers recently requested a second MRI of Hector Olivera’s elbow

    Mar 12, 2015, 10:38 PM EDT

    South Africa v Cuba - World Baseball Classic - Mexico City Day 1

    It was reportedly last week that Olivera could have ulnar collateral ligament damage in his elbow and questions obviously remain about his health.

  8. Masahiro Tanaka throws two perfect innings in spring debut

    Mar 12, 2015, 8:47 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka AP

    Excellent news for the Yankees and their fans here…

  9. Chase Utley could make Grapefruit League debut tomorrow

    Mar 12, 2015, 7:41 PM EDT

    Chase Utley AP

    Chase Utley suffered a mild right ankle sprain when he stepped on a baseball during a workout in early January, but he’s close to making his spring debut.

  10. VIDEO: Will Ferrell fields ball in center field

    Mar 12, 2015, 6:46 PM EDT

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    Ferrell picked it up cleanly and hit the cut-off man. Not bad. Not bad at all.

  11. Bruce Rondon cleared for first game action since Tommy John surgery

    Mar 9, 2015, 11:10 PM EDT

    Bruce Rondon Getty

    Known for his triple-digit fastball, Rondon had a 3.45 ERA and 30/11 K/BB ratio across 28 2/3 innings as a rookie in 2013.

  12. Rangers will announce plan for Yu Darvish on Wednesday

    Mar 9, 2015, 10:01 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish Getty

    Darvish was recently diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and season-ending Tommy John surgery could be in his future.

  13. MRI confirms hip flexor strain for Lance Lynn

    Mar 9, 2015, 8:55 PM EDT

    Lance Lynn AP

    Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn made an early exit from Sunday’s Grapefruit League start and will likely be limited over the next few days.

  14. Mets owner Fred Wilpon has lengthy meeting with Terry Collins after lopsided spring training loss

    Mar 9, 2015, 7:43 PM EDT

    Fred Wilpon, Terry Collins

    After six straight losing seasons, the Mets have high hopes for 2015, as many see them as a realistic possibility to contend for a playoff spot. One of those believers is Mets owner Fred Wilpon, who is putting the pressure on manager Terry Collins in early March.

  15. Matt Cain feels good after first start since last July

    Mar 9, 2015, 6:35 PM EDT

    Matt Cain AP

    Cain had season-ending surgery last August to remove bone spurs from his right elbow as well as ankle surgery in September.

  16. Nick Markakis is making progress from neck surgery

    Mar 7, 2015, 5:28 PM EDT

    Nick Markakis

    Not long after signing his four-year, $44 million contract with the Braves in December, outfielder Nick Markakis underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck.

  17. Giants sign right-hander Alfredo Aceves

    Mar 7, 2015, 4:26 PM EDT

    Alfredo Aceves Getty

    Aceves, 32, hasn’t been an effective pitcher for a couple of years now.

  18. Cuban infielder Hector Olivera expects to receive a deal north of $70 million

    Mar 7, 2015, 3:22 PM EDT

    Hector Olivera Getty

    Cuban infielder Hector Olivera was officially declared a free agent by MLB yesterday and his representatives are aiming high in contract talks.

  19. Josh Reddick might not be ready for the start of the season

    Mar 7, 2015, 2:25 PM EDT

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    Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick was scratched from yesterday’s lineup with a right oblique strain and the injury could keep him sidelined for the start of the season.

  20. Masahiro Tanaka throws simulated game, next step could be Grapefruit League debut

    Mar 7, 2015, 1:39 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka AP

    Whether Masahiro Tanaka’s elbow will hold up this season is anyone’s guess, but so far the news is positive out of Yankees camp.

  21. Royals sign right-hander Chris Young to a one-year contract

    Mar 7, 2015, 12:47 PM EDT

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    The Royals added some rotation depth Saturday by signing right-hander Chris Young to a one-year contract.

  22. Yunel Escobar shut down for 7-10 days with Grade 1 oblique strain

    Mar 7, 2015, 12:15 PM EDT

    Yunel Escobar Getty

    Escobar will be shut down 7-10 days, but the Nationals think he’ll still be ready for Opening Day.

  23. Yu Darvish diagnosed with sprain of UCL in elbow, could need Tommy John surgery

    Mar 7, 2015, 11:17 AM EDT

    Yu Darvish AP

    Awful news here for the Rangers and baseball fans in general.

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