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  1. 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.

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

    Jan 31, 2015, 8:56 AM EDT

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

  3. Rays have private workout with Yoan Moncada

    Jan 29, 2015, 10:50 PM EDT

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    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.

  4. 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.

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

    Jan 29, 2015, 8:02 PM EDT

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

  6. Phillies sign Chad Billingsley

    Jan 29, 2015, 7:04 PM EDT

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

  7. Braves sign Eric Stults

    Jan 29, 2015, 6:45 PM EDT

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    Add another name to the list of fifth starter candidates for the Braves.

  8. Jake McGee plays catch for first time since elbow surgery

    Jan 26, 2015, 11:45 PM EDT

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    McGee is expected to begin the season on the disabled list, but he’s hoping to return by late April or early May.

  9. Rockies and Adam Ottavino avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 26, 2015, 11:05 PM EDT

    Adam Ottavino AP

    Ottavino has quietly been very effective since joining the Rockies in 2012, posting a 3.60 ERA over 179 relief appearances while averaging 9.3 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9.

  10. Report: Astros among teams looking at free agent right-hander Kevin Correia

    Jan 26, 2015, 10:01 PM EDT

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    After negotiations with Ryan Vogelsong broke down last week, the Astros are now considering alternatives.

  11. Mariners reunite with Franklin Gutierrez

    Jan 26, 2015, 9:07 PM EDT

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    Gutierrez has played a grand total of 173 games dating back to 2011 and sat out last season due to a gastrointestinal issue.

  12. Alex Avila switching to hockey-style catcher mask due to concussions

    Jan 26, 2015, 8:16 PM EDT

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    Avila is making a change in hopes of avoiding future concussions.

  13. Blue Jays sign president and CEO Paul Beeston to extension through 2015

    Jan 26, 2015, 7:09 PM EDT

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    The announcement comes after the Blue Jays reportedly ended their pursuit of Orioles executive VP Dan Duquette.

  14. Padres sign Ramiro Pena

    Jan 26, 2015, 6:30 PM EDT

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    The 29-year-old hit just .245/.304/.347 with three home runs and nine RBI across 81 games with the Braves last season and was designated for assignment in November.

  15. Twins and Brian Duensing agree to one-year deal to avoid arbitration

    Jan 24, 2015, 5:28 PM EDT

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    Duensing he has been useful and durable as a middle reliever over the past two seasons, posting a 3.67 ERA (110 ERA+) in 115 1/3 innings over 135 appearances.

  16. Report: Brandon Beachy has decided on a team

    Jan 24, 2015, 4:53 PM EDT

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    Beachy is currently making his way back from his second Tommy John surgery.

  17. Report: More than 200 scouts attended recent workout for Cuban infielder Hector Olivera

    Jan 24, 2015, 4:01 PM EDT

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    The Giants, Padres, Rangers, Braves, and Yankees are among the teams showing strong interest in Olivera.

  18. 1953 scouting report for Ernie Banks

    Jan 24, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Check out this scouting report from when Banks was 22 years old.

  19. Ryan Vogelsong “really wasn’t comfortable with what was going on” with Astros before returning to Giants

    Jan 24, 2015, 2:16 PM EDT

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    Did something strange happen between Ryan Vogelsong and the Astros which led to his return to the Giants?

  20. Vince Coleman joining White Sox staff to help with baserunning

    Jan 24, 2015, 1:11 PM EDT

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    Coleman, who ranks sixth on MLB’s all-time list with 752 stolen bases, spent last the two seasons as a minor league outfield/baserunning coach with the Astros.

  21. Athletics and Fernando Abad avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 24, 2015, 12:05 PM EDT

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    Abad, 29, posted an excellent 1.57 ERA and 51/15 K/BB ratio across 57 1/3 innings out of Oakland’s bullpen in 2014.

  22. What they’re saying about the passing of Cubs legend Ernie Banks

    Jan 24, 2015, 11:11 AM EDT

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    Reactions from a baseball world in mourning after the passing of Cubs legend Ernie Banks.

  23. Alex Rodriguez recently met with incoming MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    Jan 24, 2015, 10:02 AM EDT

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    With Rob Manfred set to take over for Bud Selig as MLB commissioner on Sunday, Alex Rodriguez recently paid him a visit in an attempt to clear the air and turn the page on the drama surrounding the Biogenesis scandal.

  24. BREAKING: Shane Victorino is apparently texting pictures of his abs to John Farrell

    Jan 22, 2015, 11:31 PM EDT

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    Victorino was limited to just 30 games last season, so he’s trying to make sure that he’s not a forgotten man going into 2015. Like, really trying…

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