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  1. Yankees also retiring numbers for Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada; Willie Randolph to be honored in Monument Park

    Feb 16, 2015, 6:31 PM EDT

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    We heard earlier today that the Yankees were planning to retire Andy Pettitte’s No. 46 this year. The team made it official this afternoon while also announcing plans to honor some other Yankee greats.

  2. Yoan Moncada’s agent thinks it’s “realistic” his client could sign in the next week

    Feb 14, 2015, 5:28 PM EDT

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    We have been hearing about Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada for months, but it sounds like the situation is finally getting close to a resolution.

  3. Rangers sign Jamey Wright

    Feb 14, 2015, 4:32 PM EDT

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    Wright, 40, had a 4.35 ERA with a 54/27 K/BB ratio over 70 1/3 innings with the Dodgers last season.

  4. Chris Davis: “I think there are definitely situations where I need to bunt”

    Feb 14, 2015, 3:35 PM EDT

    Chris Davis AP

    Davis was one of the biggest victims of increased shifting around MLB last season. He wants to be better prepared this year.

  5. VIDEO: San Diego State University retires Tony Gwynn’s No. 19

    Feb 14, 2015, 2:11 PM EDT

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    This is actually the second time Gwynn has had his number retired by the SDSU baseball program. He wore No. 3 as a player.

  6. Justin Verlander has put on “20 pounds of muscle” this offseason

    Feb 14, 2015, 12:50 PM EDT

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    Verlander is determined to rebound after posting a disappointing 4.54 ERA last season.

  7. The Yankees told A-Rod he could have an apology press conference at Yankee Stadium

    Feb 14, 2015, 11:33 AM EDT

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    Alex Rodriguez met with members of the Yankees braintrust this week in attempt to clear the air for the drama over the past couple of years. Assuming the next step on his make-good campaign is an apology press conference, the Yankees have offered up Yankee Stadium as a venue.

  8. There’s a legal dispute over the remains of Ernie Banks

    Feb 14, 2015, 10:20 AM EDT

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    Hall of Famer Ernie Banks passed away last month at the age of 83. Sadly, there is now a legal dispute over his remains.

  9. It sounds like the Mets will keep all of their starting pitchers

    Feb 14, 2015, 8:59 AM EDT

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    At the start of the offseason, it appeared inevitable that the Mets would move one of their starting pitchers. They are about to go into spring training with all of them.

  10. Miguel Cabrera set for checkup with doctors on Tuesday

    Feb 12, 2015, 11:02 PM EDT

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    Miguel Cabrera’s status for Opening Day is in question as he makes his way back from surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in his foot, but the Tigers hope to have more clarity on his timetable soon.

  11. Mariners sign Rafael Perez

    Feb 12, 2015, 9:55 PM EDT

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    Perez was once a mainstay in the Indians’ bullpen, making 70 or more appearances in three out of four seasons from 2008-2011.

  12. Garrett Richards cleared to begin throwing off a mound

    Feb 12, 2015, 8:49 PM EDT

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    Garrett Richards saw his breakout season come to an unfortunate end last August when he tore the patellar tendon in his left knee, but he’s nearing an important step in his rehab process.

  13. Report: MLB could change strike zone to boost offense

    Feb 12, 2015, 7:41 PM EDT

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    The belief is that calling the low strike has helped contribute to the drop in offense around the game.

  14. Blue Jays and Josh Donaldson went to an arbitration hearing Thursday

    Feb 12, 2015, 7:01 PM EDT

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    Donaldson, who was acquired from the Athletics in late November, batted .255/.342/.456 with 29 home runs and 98 RBI last season.

  15. Braves reliever Shae Simmons undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Feb 12, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT

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    A tough break for a promising young arm.

  16. CC Sabathia hopes to get back to being a workhorse in 2015

    Feb 9, 2015, 10:48 PM EDT

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    CC Sabathia topped 200 innings in seven consecutive seasons from 2007-2013, but he was limited to just eight starts last season due to right knee surgery. He’s hoping to get back to being a workhorse in 2015.

  17. Ruben Amaro, Jr. reiterates that he expects Cole Hamels to begin the year with the Phillies

    Feb 9, 2015, 9:20 PM EDT

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    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. said late last month that he was expecting left-hander Cole Hamels to still be with the team when the season begins. He still feels the same way today.

  18. Angels and Matt Joyce avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Feb 9, 2015, 7:59 PM EDT

    Matt Joyce AP

    Joyce batted .254 with nine home runs and .732 OPS (111 OPS+) across 140 games last season.

  19. The Yankees have received positive reports on Masahiro Tanaka this offseason

    Feb 9, 2015, 6:34 PM EDT

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    There’s a lot riding on Masahiro Tanaka’s elbow this season.

  20. Chipper Jones apologizes for tweet regarding Sandy Hook shooting

    Feb 7, 2015, 5:30 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones AP

    Former Braves third baseman Chipper Jones issued an apology today for his recent tweet regarding the Sandy Hook tragedy.

  21. Mets sign Duane Below

    Feb 7, 2015, 4:20 PM EDT

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    Below mostly pitched as a starter last season with the Tigers’ Triple-A affiliate.

  22. Pirates win arbitration case against Neil Walker

    Feb 7, 2015, 3:10 PM EDT

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    Walker lost his arbitration case against the Pirates even coming off the best season of his career.

  23. Rob Manfred says Super Bowl-type bidding will determine host city for MLB All-Star Game

    Feb 7, 2015, 2:19 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred AP

    MLB has traditionally alternated All-Star Game host cities between leagues, but Cincinnati is lined up for this year and San Diego is set to host next year. New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred thinks now is the perfect time to bring some more changes.

  24. Athletics win arbitration hearing against Jarrod Parker

    Feb 7, 2015, 11:41 AM EDT

    Jarrod Parker AP

    Parker, 26, missed the entire 2014 season after undergoing the second Tommy John surgery of his career.

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