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  1. Report: Free agent right-hander Ervin Santana is considering changing agents

    Mar 6, 2014, 6:09 PM EDT

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    Perhaps Ervin Santana‘s frustration is beginning to boil over as he remains unsigned with the start of the regular season just weeks away. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal has an interesting new wrinkle on his situation: Sources: Free-agent RHP Ervin Santana considering a change of agents. Currently represented by Bean Stringfellow of Proformance.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal)…

  2. 2014 Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Mar 6, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

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    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 Los Angeles Dodgers. The Big Question: Can the deep-pocketed Dodgers be stopped? After a midseason turnaround led to 92…

  3. UPDATE: Justin Masterson wants $40-60 million over three or four years

    Mar 4, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Masterson and his agent have made a three-to-four-year proposal to the Indians which is believed to be in the $40-60 million range. They are currently waiting to hear back from the team, but the request sounds pretty reasonable. 8:51 p.m. ET: Justin Masterson can become…

  4. Picture of the Day: Adam Dunn’s locker has a new look after the Oscars

    Mar 4, 2014, 10:53 PM EDT

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    Adam Dunn returned to the White Sox today after attending the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, where “Dallas Buyers Club,” a film which he helped finance and had a cameo in, took home three awards. Now that the veteran slugger is big-time, an unidentified member of the team decided to give his locker a…

  5. Dodgers prospect Ross Stripling to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Mar 4, 2014, 10:01 PM EDT

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    Bad news for the Dodgers today, as J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles News Group reports that prospect right-hander Ross Stripling will undergo season-ending Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery tomorrow. Stripling originally injured his elbow during batting practice on February 21, but he didn’t say anything about it to trainers or coaches. However, he had…

  6. Taijuan Walker to resume throwing Thursday

    Mar 4, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

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    Taijuan Walker was shut down last week after he was diagnosed with inflammation in the bursa of his right shoulder, but Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that he’s scheduled to resume throwing Thursday. Walker has been limited for most of the spring, so even if all goes well Thursday, it’s expected that…

  7. Video: Brian Wilson threw a knuckleball today

    Mar 4, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

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    It was weird enough to see Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson start today’s Cactus League game against the Mariners, but then he did this with his first pitch to Brad Miller: Yes, Wilson threw what appears to be a knuckleball. And it was actually pretty good. We probably should have seen this coming, as Josh Tucker…

  8. Don Mattingly essentially rules out Zack Greinke as option to pitch in Australia

    Mar 3, 2014, 10:32 PM EDT

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    Zack Greinke left his spring training debut last Thursday due to a strained right calf and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times today that he’s unlikely to be ready for the team’s two-game opening series against the Diamondbacks in Australia from March 22-23. Greinke played catch today, but it’s…

  9. Expanded instant replay is off and running

    Mar 3, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

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    There was a little bit of history this afternoon, as MLB’s new expanded instant replay made its debut in a game between the Blue Jays and Twins. We saw it in the bottom of the sixth inning after Twins outfielder Chris Rahl was called safe at first base when a throw from Blue Jays shortstop…

  10. Astros prospect Jonathan Singleton opens up about addiction

    Mar 3, 2014, 8:27 PM EDT

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    Kristie Rieken of the Associated Press has a really interesting read on Astros prospect Jonathan Singleton, who served a 50-game suspension at the start of last season after a second positive test for marijuana use. Singleton, who had a month-long stay at an in-patient rehab center, was brutally honest about the impact the drug had…

  11. Reds optimistic Mat Latos will throw off mound this week

    Mar 3, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT

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    Mat Latos is just a little over two weeks removed from left knee surgery, but Reds manager Bryan Price told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com today that he’s “optimistic” that he’ll be able to throw off a mound by the end of this week. Latos tore meniscus cartilage in his knee shortly before spring training when…

  12. Diamondbacks will start Patrick Corbin, Trevor Cahill in Australia series vs. Dodgers

    Mar 3, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT

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    The Diamondbacks and Dodgers will ring in the 2014 MLB season in Australia with a two-game series at the Sydney Cricket Ground from March 22-23. While we’re still waiting on official word from the Dodgers, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson confirmed via his Twitter account today who he plans to start during the series: Excited to…

  13. 2014 Preview: Colorado Rockies

    Mar 3, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    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 Colorado Rockies. The Big Question: Can the Rockies get back over the .500 mark? Rookie manager Walt Weiss led…

  14. Jose Fernandez gets a nice raise after his impressive rookie season

    Mar 1, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    How about this for a change of pace? Here’s a story about the Marlins not being cheap. According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, right-hander Jose Fernandez will make a $635,000 salary this season. The Marlins could have simply renewed his contract for somewhere around the major league minimum salary of $500,000,…

  15. Twins monitoring free agent left-hander Joe Saunders

    Mar 1, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT

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    Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com reports that the Twins are monitoring the situation of free agent left-hander Joe Saunders and could be interested in signing him if he is willing to take “a minimal deal.” Saunders made $6.5 million with the Mariners last season, but he struggled to find much interest over the winter after putting…

  16. Bobby Parnell faces hitters for first time since last July

    Mar 1, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

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    According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets closer Bobby Parnell faced hitters today for the first time since last July 30. Parnell, who had surgery last September to repair a herniated disk in his neck, threw batting practice against a group of teammates including Daniel Murphy and David Wright. Parnell has been bothered…

  17. Video: MLBAM unveils revolutionary new player tracking system

    Mar 1, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

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    Welcome to the future. At the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston today, MLB Advanced Media CEO Bob Bowman unveiled a new analytics system that will change the way we look at baseball and player evaluation. While PITCHf/x has provided a treasure trove of information in recent years, this new system aims to track…

  18. Marlon Byrd honors Allen Iverson with BP jersey

    Mar 1, 2014, 1:09 PM EDT

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    Here’s something pretty cool. With the Philadelphia 76ers set to retire Allen Iverson’s number before tonight’s game against the Washington Wizards, new Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd decided to honor the occasion by wearing an Iverson No. 3 jersey during batting practice this morning. Todd Zolecki of MLB.com has the photo evidence: Allen Iverson's number retired…

  19. Matt Kemp cleared for more baseball activities

    Mar 1, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

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    Matt Kemp will almost certainly miss the start of the regular season as he works his way back from left ankle surgery, but he’s making some tangible progress. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Kemp will be allowed to do more baseball drills after an MRI yesterday came back favorable. It’s possible that he’ll start…

  20. Elvis Andrus will be sidelined several days due to flexor tendinitis

    Mar 1, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

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    Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus will be sidelined for “several days” due to tendinitis in the flexor tendon of his right arm, reports Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. Andrus was trying to play through some early soreness, but the Rangers decided to shut him down after he made an awkward throw to first base…

  21. Red Sox and Jon Lester still have mutual interest in an extension

    Mar 1, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

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    Jon Lester said last month that he would be willing to take a discount in order to stay with the Red Sox for the long-term. While he’s currently due to hit free agency after the season, he recently told CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman that he’s still hoping to work out an extension with Boston. “I…

  22. Ethan Martin shut down three weeks with triceps and shoulder capsule strains

    Mar 1, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT

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    The Phillies’ rotation depth took a hit today, as Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that right-hander Ethan Martin has been shut down for three weeks due to triceps and shoulder capsule strains. Martin left Thursday’s exhibition opener against the Blue Jays due to shoulder soreness. He faced just four batters and was reportedly hitting around…

  23. The Rangers will sell Russell Wilson merchandise

    Mar 1, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

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    C’mon, you had to see this coming. The Rangers announced yesterday that they will begin selling Russell Wilson merchandise to coincide with his upcoming appearance at Rangers camp: Replica home white jerseys and red and royal t-shirts with “Wilson” and “3” on the back will be available at the Surprise Stadium merchandise stores beginning on…

  24. Twins prospect Miguel Sano to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Mar 1, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT

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    Rough news for the Twins and their fans this morning, as Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that prospect infielder Miguel Sano will undergo Tommy John reconstructive surgery on his right elbow. Sano dealt with elbow problems during winter ball and felt continued pain earlier this week while making a throw from third base.…

  25. Report: Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci to join Joe Buck for World Series booth at Fox

    Feb 28, 2014, 12:04 AM EDT

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    Tim McCarver’s departure from the broadcast booth at Fox was largely celebrated by fans even though we didn’t know who his replacement would be. As they say, be careful what you wish for. Jason McIntyre of the Big Lead has the big scoop: Fox Sports executives and baseball broadcasters huddled at the posh, isolated Terranea…

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