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  1. GM Dave Stewart says Diamondbacks are out on James Shields

    Jan 22, 2015, 6:25 PM EDT

    James Shields

    James Shields is still without a home and we can take one team off the list of potential landing spots.

  2. UPDATE: Astros in “serious discussions” with Ryan Vogelsong

    Jan 19, 2015, 11:47 PM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong

    After acquiring Evan Gattis from the Braves last week and swapping Dexter Fowler to the Cubs today for Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily, the Astros might have another move up their sleeve soon.

  3. The Mets will have a bigger scoreboard at Citi Field this season

    Jan 19, 2015, 11:02 PM EDT

    scoreboard

    The Mets will now have one of the “top 10 largest displays in professional baseball.” Who needs a shortstop?

  4. Angels release right-hander Yoslan Herrera so he can pitch in Japan

    Jan 19, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

    Yoslan Herrera Getty

    Herrera, who turns 34 in April, appeared in 20 games with the Angels last season and posted a 2.70 ERA and 13/9 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings.

  5. Cubs GM Jed Hoyer says moving Luis Valbuena doesn’t change Kris Bryant’s timetable

    Jan 19, 2015, 8:55 PM EDT

    Kris Bryant AP

    Cubs fans are clamoring for Kris Bryant’s arrival to the big leagues, but they might have to be patient.

  6. Brewers GM Doug Melvin doesn’t expect to pursue James Shields

    Jan 19, 2015, 7:57 PM EDT

    James Shields

    After dealing Yovani Gallardo to the Rangers, many speculated that the Brewers will make a run at free agent right-hander James Shields. Brewers GM Doug Melvin doesn’t see it happening.

  7. Rangers had “in-depth” trade talks about Cole Hamels before the Yovani Gallardo deal

    Jan 19, 2015, 6:31 PM EDT

    cole hamels getty

    The Rangers officially acquired right-hander Yovani Gallardo from the Brewers this afternoon in exchange for infielder Luis Sardinas and right-handers Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan, but they looked into a more high-profile addition before deciding on the trade.

  8. Report: The Rockies are shopping Charlie Blackmon

    Jan 17, 2015, 5:20 PM EDT

    Charlie Blackmon AP

    The Braves, Cubs, Rangers, and Orioles are among the teams looking for an outfield bat at the moment.

  9. The Wrigley Field bleachers won’t be ready for the start of the season

    Jan 17, 2015, 4:01 PM EDT

    Wrigley Bleachers

    As hinted in late November, Cubs business operations president Crane Kenney announced today at the team’s annual Cubs Convention event that the Wrigley Field bleachers won’t be ready for the start of the 2015 season due to delays in their renovation project.

  10. Cliff Lee close to throwing off mound

    Jan 17, 2015, 3:21 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee Getty

    Cliff Lee managed to avoid surgery after being limited to just 13 starts last season due to a flexor pronator strain, but he’s still a big question mark coming into 2015. The Phillies hope to get a sense on his progress soon.

  11. Report: The Cardinals will wear a patch this season in memory of Oscar Taveras

    Jan 17, 2015, 2:25 PM EDT

    oscar taveras getty

    The Cardinals will wear an “OT” patch this season in memory of Oscar Taveras, who died in a car crash in October.

  12. Report: Marlins’ interest in Ichiro Suzuki “has begun to intensify”

    Jan 17, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT

    Ichiro Suzuki

    The Marlins already have Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, and Marcell Ozuna in-house, so they are looking at Suzuki as a fourth outfielder.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

    Ryan Howard Getty

    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.

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

    Jan 17, 2015, 10:48 AM EDT

    astros logo

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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

    Jan 15, 2015, 11:35 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

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

    Jan 15, 2015, 9:02 PM EDT

    tulowitzki getty

    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.

  24. 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.

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