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  1. Chase Utley could make Grapefruit League debut tomorrow

    Mar 12, 2015, 7:41 PM EDT

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    Chase Utley suffered a mild right ankle sprain when he stepped on a baseball during a workout in early January, but he’s close to making his spring debut.

  2. VIDEO: Will Ferrell fields ball in center field

    Mar 12, 2015, 6:46 PM EDT

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    Ferrell picked it up cleanly and hit the cut-off man. Not bad. Not bad at all.

  3. Bruce Rondon cleared for first game action since Tommy John surgery

    Mar 9, 2015, 11:10 PM EDT

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    Known for his triple-digit fastball, Rondon had a 3.45 ERA and 30/11 K/BB ratio across 28 2/3 innings as a rookie in 2013.

  4. Rangers will announce plan for Yu Darvish on Wednesday

    Mar 9, 2015, 10:01 PM EDT

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    Darvish was recently diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and season-ending Tommy John surgery could be in his future.

  5. MRI confirms hip flexor strain for Lance Lynn

    Mar 9, 2015, 8:55 PM EDT

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    Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn made an early exit from Sunday’s Grapefruit League start and will likely be limited over the next few days.

  6. Mets owner Fred Wilpon has lengthy meeting with Terry Collins after lopsided spring training loss

    Mar 9, 2015, 7:43 PM EDT

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    After six straight losing seasons, the Mets have high hopes for 2015, as many see them as a realistic possibility to contend for a playoff spot. One of those believers is Mets owner Fred Wilpon, who is putting the pressure on manager Terry Collins in early March.

  7. Matt Cain feels good after first start since last July

    Mar 9, 2015, 6:35 PM EDT

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    Cain had season-ending surgery last August to remove bone spurs from his right elbow as well as ankle surgery in September.

  8. Nick Markakis is making progress from neck surgery

    Mar 7, 2015, 5:28 PM EDT

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    Not long after signing his four-year, $44 million contract with the Braves in December, outfielder Nick Markakis underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck.

  9. Giants sign right-hander Alfredo Aceves

    Mar 7, 2015, 4:26 PM EDT

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    Aceves, 32, hasn’t been an effective pitcher for a couple of years now.

  10. Cuban infielder Hector Olivera expects to receive a deal north of $70 million

    Mar 7, 2015, 3:22 PM EDT

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    Cuban infielder Hector Olivera was officially declared a free agent by MLB yesterday and his representatives are aiming high in contract talks.

  11. Josh Reddick might not be ready for the start of the season

    Mar 7, 2015, 2:25 PM EDT

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    Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick was scratched from yesterday’s lineup with a right oblique strain and the injury could keep him sidelined for the start of the season.

  12. Masahiro Tanaka throws simulated game, next step could be Grapefruit League debut

    Mar 7, 2015, 1:39 PM EDT

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    Whether Masahiro Tanaka’s elbow will hold up this season is anyone’s guess, but so far the news is positive out of Yankees camp.

  13. Royals sign right-hander Chris Young to a one-year contract

    Mar 7, 2015, 12:47 PM EDT

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    The Royals added some rotation depth Saturday by signing right-hander Chris Young to a one-year contract.

  14. Yunel Escobar shut down for 7-10 days with Grade 1 oblique strain

    Mar 7, 2015, 12:15 PM EDT

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    Escobar will be shut down 7-10 days, but the Nationals think he’ll still be ready for Opening Day.

  15. Yu Darvish diagnosed with sprain of UCL in elbow, could need Tommy John surgery

    Mar 7, 2015, 11:17 AM EDT

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    Awful news here for the Rangers and baseball fans in general.

  16. Brett Cecil dealing with rotator cuff inflammation

    Mar 7, 2015, 10:02 AM EDT

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    Cecil is trying to secure the Blue Jays’ closer gig this spring, but he’ll be shut down for a few days.

  17. Zack Greinke throws to hitters for first time this spring

    Mar 7, 2015, 8:57 AM EDT

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    Zack Greinke required a lubricating injection in his right elbow upon arriving to Dodgers’ camp in mid-February, but it was never a major concern and now he’s on the verge of making his Cactus League debut.

  18. Zack Wheeler on Bryce Harper: “We’re going to make it hard for him to get that ring”

    Mar 5, 2015, 11:01 PM EDT

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    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is understandably confident about his team’s chances, but Zack Wheeler thinks the Mets can make things interesting.

  19. Garrett Richards ready to face hitters for first time since knee surgery

    Mar 5, 2015, 9:45 PM EDT

    Garrett Richards AP

    Richards is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Saturday for the first time since knee surgery.

  20. Cliff Lee throws two scoreless innings in Grapefruit League debut

    Mar 5, 2015, 8:29 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee AP

    It was his first game action since last July 31.

  21. Hector Olivera’s camp denies any damage to ulnar collateral ligament

    Mar 5, 2015, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan hears that Cuban infielder Hector Olivera could have UCL damage in his elbow, but Olivera’s camp has strongly denied the report.

  22. UPDATE: Hunter Pence out 6-8 weeks with fracture in left forearm

    Mar 5, 2015, 7:07 PM EDT

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    The Giants will likely be without Pence for the first month of the season.

  23. Nationals sign Tony Gwynn, Jr.

    Mar 2, 2015, 11:05 PM EDT

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    Gwynn will function as insurance with Jayson Werth and Nate McLouth each rehabbing from shoulder surgery.

  24. Diamondbacks to wear patch in spring training games in memory of Kayla Mueller

    Mar 2, 2015, 10:01 PM EDT

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    Mueller died at the age of 26 last month while in captivity in Syria.

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