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  1. Adam Wainwright plays catch for first time since elbow surgery

    Jan 17, 2015, 12:45 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright Getty

    Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright played catch yesterday for the first time since undergoing surgery in October to repair damaged cartilage in his right elbow.

  2. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. says Ryan Howard is likely to be with the team in spring training

    Jan 17, 2015, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. said in a radio interview back in December that they’d be better off without Ryan Howard. One month later, they still haven’t found any takers on the trade front.

  3. Jeff Luhnow believes the Astros will have a winning record in 2015

    Jan 17, 2015, 10:48 AM EDT

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    The Astros haven’t had a winning record since they went 86-75 in 2008.

  4. Mets and Daniel Murphy agree to $8 million deal to avoid arbitration

    Jan 17, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT

    Daniel Murphy AP

    Murphy has produced a .288/.327/.407 batting line over the past three seasons.

  5. Dave Dombrowski says Tigers aren’t in active pursuit of free agent starters

    Jan 17, 2015, 9:25 AM EDT

    Dave Dombrowski

    The Tigers have been connected to free agent starters Max Scherzer and James Shields.

  6. Red Sox, Rick Porcello avoid arbitration with one-year, $12.5 million deal

    Jan 17, 2015, 8:42 AM EDT

    Rick Porcello AP

    Porcello was acquired from the Tigers in December for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

  7. Report: Alex Rodriguez believes he will win the starting third base job with the Yankees

    Jan 15, 2015, 11:35 PM EDT

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    The Yankees retained Chase Headley with the intent of using him as their regular third baseman in 2015, but Alex Rodriguez reportedly thinks he can win the job.

  8. Indians and Carlos Carrasco avoid arbitration with one-year contract

    Jan 15, 2015, 10:46 PM EDT

    Carlos Carrasco AP

    Carrasco is coming off a breakout season where he posted a 2.55 ERA and 140/29 K/BB ratio in 134 innings.

  9. White Sox to retire Paul Konerko’s No. 14 on May 23

    Jan 15, 2015, 10:19 PM EDT

    Paul Konerko AP

    Paul Konerko retired last October after spending 18 seasons in the majors and the White Sox aren’t wasting any time to honor their longtime slugger.

  10. VIDEO: MLB Network to air documentary on “Nasty Boys” from 1990 Reds

    Jan 15, 2015, 9:50 PM EDT

    Rob Dibble, Randy Myers, Norm Charlton

    The documentary features a memorable group of relievers from the 1990 World Series champion Reds known as “The Nasty Boys,” which comprised of Norm Charlton, Rob Dibble, and Randy Myers.

  11. Rockies owner says Troy Tulowitzki to Mets is “not happening”

    Jan 15, 2015, 9:02 PM EDT

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    Troy Tulowitzki has been a popular topic of conversation with Mets fans for most of the offseason, but Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort says a deal isn’t going to happen.

  12. Nationals and Wilson Ramos reach one-year deal to avoid arbitration

    Jan 15, 2015, 7:35 PM EDT

    Wilson Ramos AP

    Ramos struggled to stay healthy again last season, missing time with a fractured hamate bone and a hamstring strain while batting .267/.299/399 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI over 88 games.

  13. Kameron Loe and Terrell Joyce suspended 50 games

    Jan 15, 2015, 7:02 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v New York Mets

    MLB announced Thursday that right-handed reliever Kameron Loe and minor league outfielder Terrell Joyce have each been suspended 50 games for a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

  14. Brewers, Martin Maldonado avoid arbitration with two-year deal

    Jan 15, 2015, 6:20 PM EDT

    Martin Maldonado AP

    Maldonado, 28, batted .234/.320/.387 with four home runs and 16 RBI over 52 games last season while serving as Jonathan Lucroy’s backup.

  15. Rockies, Giants, Padres interested in trade for Mets right-hander Dillon Gee

    Jan 12, 2015, 11:03 PM EDT

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    The Mets have been shopping Dillon Gee for most of the winter and it appears that they could finally find a match soon.

  16. Tyler Cloyd signs with the Samsung Lions in Korea

    Jan 12, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

    Tyler Cloyd AP

    Cloyd, formerly of the Phillies, spent last season with the Indians’ Triple-A affiliate and posted a 3.89 ERA and 118/31 K/BB ratio over 166 2/3 innings.

  17. Report: The Diamondbacks are in the mix for free agent right-hander James Shields

    Jan 12, 2015, 8:45 PM EDT

    James Shields

    Rosenthal speculates that Arizona’s interest is a “strong indication” that Shields’ market is not at $100 million.

  18. The Padres are still pursuing a trade with the Phillies for Cole Hamels

    Jan 12, 2015, 8:20 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    Could new Padres general manager A.J. Preller have another trick up his sleeve this winter?

  19. Orioles, Tommy Hunter avoid arbitration with $4.65 million deal

    Jan 12, 2015, 7:40 PM EDT

    Tommy Hunter AP

    Hunter struggled as the Orioles’ closer early last year before finishing the season strong in a set-up role.

  20. Diamondbacks add Ariel Prieto to staff as coach and translator

    Jan 12, 2015, 6:35 PM EDT

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    Prieto, who is from Cuba, served in the same capacity with the Athletics over the past three seasons and helped with Yoenis Cespedes’ transition to the United States. He should work closely with Yasmany Tomas this year.

  21. Rays sign Juan Francisco

    Jan 10, 2015, 5:29 PM EDT

    Juan Francsico AP

    Francisco spent last season with the Blue Jays and batted .220 with 16 home runs and a .747 OPS over 106 games.

  22. Josh Reddick is now on board with Billy Beane’s plan

    Jan 10, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Josh Reddick openly criticized the logic behind the Josh Donaldson deal, but he’s back on board with Billy Beane’s plan after today’s trade for Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar.

  23. Padres sign Jose Valverde

    Jan 10, 2015, 4:26 PM EDT

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    Here’s a friendly reminder that Valverde served as the Mets’ closer for a stretch last season.

  24. Mark Mulder still mulling over the possibility of a comeback

    Jan 10, 2015, 3:49 PM EDT

    Mark Mulder AP

    Mark Mulder saw his comeback attempt come to an abrupt end last February when he ruptured his left Achilles tendon while doing agility drills prior to a bullpen session in Angels camp. He might not be done.

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