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  1. The Giants unveiled new home alternate black jerseys

    Feb 7, 2015, 11:10 AM EDT

    panik

    It has been rumored for a while, but the Giants finally unveiled their new home alternate black jerseys yesterday.

  2. Rob Manfred says Joe Maddon tampering investigation is ongoing

    Feb 7, 2015, 10:09 AM EDT

    Joe Maddon AP

    The Cubs insist that there is nothing to the tampering claim.

  3. Jon Niese says it felt like he was pitching with knives in his shoulder last season

    Feb 7, 2015, 8:55 AM EDT

    Jon Niese

    Jon Niese was bothered by some arm issues last season, but as these things often go, we don’t learn how painful it really was until way after the fact.

  4. Mets minor league team to host “Saved by the Bell” night

    Feb 5, 2015, 11:01 PM EDT

    saved by the bell

    After their successful “Seinfeld” night last year, the Brooklyn Cyclones are at it again.

  5. The Padres payroll could surpass $100 million this season

    Feb 5, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

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    The Padres currently project to be around $89 million for 2015, but GM A.J. Preller still has some wiggle room with his budget.

  6. Topps made a baseball card out of 50 Cent’s awful first pitch

    Feb 5, 2015, 8:50 PM EDT

    Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson Visits Citi Field

    50 Cent made history last May by unleashing arguably the worst first pitch of all-time during an appearance at Citi Field. Topps decided to pay tribute to the occasion by giving him his own baseball card.

  7. Cubs and Pedro Strop avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Feb 5, 2015, 7:39 PM EDT

    Pedro Strop AP

    Strop has posted a 2.44 ERA and 113/36 K/BB ratio in 96 innings across 102 appearances with Chicago.

  8. Check out the new turf at Rogers Centre

    Feb 5, 2015, 6:29 PM EDT

    Rogers Centre turf

    The Blue Jays are expected to play on this new turf through 2017. The hope is that they’ll finally have natural grass and a dirt infield in place for the 2018 season.

  9. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. says trade talks for Jonathan Papelbon are “still alive”

    Feb 2, 2015, 10:39 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. said that he is discussing Papelbon with more than one club.

  10. Sandy Alderson believes the Mets have the potential to improve by 10 wins

    Feb 2, 2015, 9:12 PM EDT

    Sandy Alderson AP

    The Mets have had a quiet winter, but GM Sandy Alderson thinks they have the potential to improve by 10 wins from 2014.

  11. The Phillies are giving Cody Asche some work in the outfield

    Feb 2, 2015, 7:49 PM EDT

    Cody Asche AP

    The Phillies are trying to keep their options open with top prospect Maikel Franco in-house.

  12. Frank Robinson named senior advisor for MLB and new honorary AL president

    Feb 2, 2015, 6:36 PM EDT

    Frank Robinson Getty

    In his new position, Robinson is expected to assist new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred “on issues related to on-field operations, MLB’s annual Civil Rights Game, youth participation and diversity.”

  13. Cubs sign Mike Baxter

    Jan 31, 2015, 5:30 PM EDT

    Mike Baxter AP

    Baxter appeared in four games with the Dodgers last season and owns a .225/.331/.342 batting line in the majors. He’ll always be aces with Mets fans, though.

  14. Angels and Garrett Richards avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 31, 2015, 4:39 PM EDT

    Garrett Richards

    Richards emerged as one of the best pitchers in the American League last season before tearing his left patellar tendon in August.

  15. Orioles sign Mark Hendrickson, invite him to major league camp

    Jan 31, 2015, 4:11 PM EDT

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    Hendrickson turned 40 last June and hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2011, but he still hopes to continue his playing career.

  16. Padres have discussed trade for Brewers’ Luis Sardinas

    Jan 31, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT

    Luis Sardinas Getty

    Padres general manager A.J. Preller has been very active on the trade front this offseason, but he might not be done yet.

  17. Chris Davis opens up about his Adderall suspension: “It was a moment of weakness”

    Jan 31, 2015, 2:05 PM EDT

    Chris Davis AP

    Orioles slugger Chris Davis was on hand for the team’s annual FanFest today and opened up about the 25-game Adderall suspension which put an end to his disappointing 2014 campaign and left him on the sidelines during the playoffs.

  18. Brewers say “not much has happened lately” in trade talks for Jonathan Papelbon

    Jan 31, 2015, 12:40 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    The Brewers remain in the market for a closer, but trade talks for Papelbon don’t have much momentum at the moment.

  19. Former closer David Aardsma to throw a showcase for teams on Monday

    Jan 31, 2015, 11:25 AM EDT

    David Aardsma AP

    Aardsma pitched exclusively in the Cardinals minor league system last year, but he’s hoping to get back on the radar in 2015.

  20. Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada is another step closer to signing with an MLB team

    Jan 31, 2015, 10:10 AM EDT

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    While MLB still needs to give their approval, it appears that Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada is one step closer to finally signing with a team.

  21. MLB.com names Byron Buxton as baseball’s top prospect for second straight year

    Jan 31, 2015, 8:56 AM EDT

    Byron Buxton Getty

    Buxton repeats as MLB.com’s top prospect despite an injury-plagued 2014.

  22. Rays have private workout with Yoan Moncada

    Jan 29, 2015, 10:50 PM EDT

    cuba hat

    High-spending teams like the Yankees and Red Sox are among the favorites to sign Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, but the Rays are also interested even if it’s fair to call them a long shot.

  23. Brandon Beachy won’t sign until closer to spring training

    Jan 29, 2015, 9:21 PM EDT

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    Beachy is currently 10 months removed from the second Tommy John surgery of his career.

  24. Neal Cotts has agreed to a one-year deal with the Brewers

    Jan 29, 2015, 8:02 PM EDT

    Neal Cotts AP

    Cotts compiled a 2.84 ERA in 131 appearances with the Rangers over the past two seasons.

  25. Phillies sign Chad Billingsley

    Jan 29, 2015, 7:04 PM EDT

    Chad Billingsley

    Billingsley hasn’t pitched in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April of 2013.

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