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  1. Indians sign Mark Lowe

    Mar 29, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

    Mark Lowe AP

    Mark Lowe failed to make the Opening Day roster for the Rays despite an excellent spring and Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the right-hander has agreed to a minor league contract with the Indians. Lowe posted an 0.87 ERA and 12/1 K/BB ratio as a non-roster invitee with Tampa Bay during…

  2. Mets option Daisuke Matsuzaka to Triple-A, intend to use Jenrry Mejia as fifth starter

    Mar 29, 2014, 4:13 PM EDT

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    Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out eight batters and walked none over five scoreless innings this afternoon against the Blue Jays. His reward? A trip to the minors. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said after today’s game that Matsuzaka has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. This means that…

  3. Details of Mike Trout’s contract extension with the Angels

    Mar 29, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

    Mike Trout AP

    The Angels and superstar outfielder Mike Trout have agreed to terms on a six-year extension which is reportedly worth $144.5 million. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal has the year-by-year breakdown: 2015: $5.25 million 2016: $15.25 million 2017: $19.25 million 2018: $33.25 million 2019: $33.25 million 2020: $33.25 million While the Angels surely would have liked to…

  4. Flooding problems continue at O.Co Coliseum in Oakland

    Mar 29, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics

    The Giants and Athletics are scheduled to play an exhibition game this afternoon if the weather cooperates, but O.Co Coliseum is already in midseason form. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle has the updates from the messy scene in Oakland: It's happening already; with the rain today, there are overflowing toilets and flooding in…

  5. Cory Gearrin could be headed for Tommy John surgery

    Mar 29, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

    Cory Gearrin Getty

    The Braves already lost starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy to Tommy John surgery this spring and it now looks like it will claim one of their relievers. Cory Gearrin left Tuesday’s Grapefruit League game with a right elbow injury and Braves general manager Frank Wren told David O’Brien of the Altanta Journal-Constitution this morning…

  6. Tim Lincecum hit in knee by liner, X-rays come back negative

    Mar 29, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum AP

    The Giants were given quite a scare last night when right-hander Tim Lincecum was hit in the inside of his left knee by a line drive off the bat of Athletics first baseman Daric Barton in the fourth inning and had to be helped off the field. However, it appears that things could have been…

  7. VIDEO: Montreal pays tribute to Gary Carter

    Mar 29, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

    Sandy Kimmy Gary Carter Tribute

    MLB returned to Olympic Stadium last night for the first time in a decade and Montreal used the occasion to celebrate one of the memory of Hall of Fame catcher and former Expos-great Gary Carter. Carter passed away in February of 2012 following a long battle with brain cancer, but his wife Sandy and his…

  8. Red Sox and Jon Lester table extension talks

    Mar 29, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

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    Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington recently said that he hoped to have a resolution on a possible contract extension for Jon Lester by Opening Day, but he told Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal today that the two sides have decided to “hit the pause button” on negotiations. Cherington said that there has “a…

  9. Hyun-jin Ryu to start the Dodgers’ U.S. opener on Sunday night

    Mar 29, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT

    Hyun-jin Ryu Reuters

    According to Scott Miller of MLB.com, left-hander Hyun-jin Ryu has been cleared to start the Dodgers’ U.S. opener on Sunday night against the Padres. Defending NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw was originally expected to make the start, but he was scratched from the assignment due to a sore upper back. Ryu has had…

  10. Jenrry Mejia suffers forearm bruise from comebacker, X-rays clean

    Mar 29, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

    Jenrry Mejia AP

    UPDATE: Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that X-rays came back clean and Mejia is dealing with inflammation. No word yet on his status for the Opening Day roster. 9:47 a.m ET: Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia has made a strong case for a rotation spot this spring, but a comebacker could put…

  11. VIDEO: Vin Scully calmly does play-by-play of an earthquake

    Mar 29, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

    Rose Parade Scully AP

    The Los Angeles area was hit with a 5.1 magnitude earthquake during the sixth inning of last night’s Freeway Series exhibition game between the Angels and Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Legendary announcer Vin Scully was on the air at the time and calmly did the play-by-play of the situation: Not surprisingly, Mr. Scully is unflappable.…

  12. Craig Breslow to begin season on disabled list due to shoulder strain

    Mar 27, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox announced this evening that left-handed reliever Craig Breslow will begin the season on the disabled list due to a mild left shoulder strain. While the situation was downplayed by the Red Sox for most of the spring, Breslow simply ran out of time to be ready for Opening Day. The 33-year-old was…

  13. Alfredo Aceves to opt out of contract with Orioles

    Mar 27, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

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    According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, right-hander Alfredo Aceves did not make the Orioles and will use the opt-out clause in his minor league contract in order to become a free agent. Aceves allowed five runs on 11 hits and two walks over 10 innings this spring and struck out six batters. The 31-year-old was…

  14. Johan Santana tests his surgically-repaired shoulder by throwing off full mound

    Mar 27, 2014, 9:46 PM EDT

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    Johan Santana still has a long way to go before he pitches in another major league game, but he took an important step today in his recovery from his second shoulder capsule surgery. According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, Santana has advanced to throwing off a full-mound in Orioles’ camp. The southpaw is expected to…

  15. Olney: MLB executives are “appalled” over the Miguel Cabrera extension

    Mar 27, 2014, 8:47 PM EDT

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    The Tigers have reportedly reached agreement on an extension with Miguel Cabrera which will pay him $292 million over the next 10 years and keep him under contract through at least his age-40 season. If the deal is announced as a 10-year extension, it will be the biggest financial commitment in sports history. While both…

  16. R.A. Dickey’s memoir could be made into a movie

    Mar 27, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey AP

    Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey released his memoir, Wherever I Wind Up, two years ago, and now his unlikely success story could find its way to the silver screen. All thanks to two actors from the former FOX series “The O.C.” Hang with me here for a second. Mike Fleming, Jr. of Deadline.com has the…

  17. Cole Hamels pitches in minor league game, feels “great”

    Mar 27, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels AP

    Cole Hamels fell behind this spring due to shoulder fatigue and will begin the season on the disabled list, but he’s moving in the right direction. According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, Hamels pitched two innings in a minor league game this afternoon. It was his first game action of the spring. The southpaw threw…

  18. 2014 Preview: San Diego Padres

    Mar 27, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Bud Black Getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The San Diego Padres The Big Question: Can the Padres stay healthy enough to surprise? The last two years with…

  19. Matt Harvey gets his wish, will rehab from Tommy John surgery in New York

    Mar 24, 2014, 11:28 PM EDT

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    You may recall that there was some drama between the Mets and Matt Harvey last week on the topic of just where he will rehab from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. While the ace right-hander has made it clear that he wants to stay with the team in New York during the rehabilitation process, the…

  20. Red Sox hope for resolution on Jon Lester extension before Opening Day

    Mar 24, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

    Jon Lester Getty

    The Red Sox formally announced a contract extension with slugger David Ortiz last night. Could a deal with left-hander Jon Lester be next? Well, maybe. According to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said today that the two sides remain in touch about an extension and that he hopes for a…

  21. Jose Reyes diagnosed with mild hamstring strain

    Mar 24, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT

    Jose Reyes AP

    Jose Reyes left Saturday’s Grapefruit League game with left hamstring discomfort and Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that an MRI today revealed that he’s dealing with a mild strain. The Blue Jays are calling Reyes day-to-day for now, but given his long history of his hamstring issues, it wouldn’t be surprising if they decide to…

  22. Mariners release right-hander Scott Baker

    Mar 24, 2014, 8:32 PM EDT

    Scott Baker AP

    According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Mariners granted Scott Baker his release today. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports that he asked for his release after declining an assignment to Triple-A. Signed to a minor league deal over the winter, Baker appeared to have a rotation spot to lose after Hisashi…

  23. Braves sign right-hander Aaron Harang to one-year contract

    Mar 24, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

    Aaron Harang AP

    UPDATE: The Braves just announced that they have signed Garcia to a one-year major league contract. 7:11 p.m. ET: It’s done. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves are signing Harang. He’ll presumably begin the year with a rotation spot. 6:30 p.m. ET: The Braves made a surprising decision earlier today when they cut…

  24. Anibal Sanchez has no issues with shoulder in minor league start

    Mar 24, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez AP

    Anibal Sanchez required a cortisone shot last week to combat right shoulder inflammation, but he appears on track to make his first scheduled start of the regular season. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Sanchez threw 71 pitches in a minor league game today without incident. His first game action since March 12, he allowed…

  25. 2014 Preview: San Francisco Giants

    Mar 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Bruce Bochy AP

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The San Francisco Giants. The Big Question: Can the Giants prove that last year was an aberration? After winning their…

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