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  1. Report: MLB to announce pace of play rule changes on Friday

    Feb 19, 2015, 10:27 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred AP

    New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred vowed to make pace of play a major issue when taking over for Bud Selig and he’s already poised to deliver.

  2. Mariners showing interest in reunion with Joe Saunders

    Feb 19, 2015, 10:17 PM EDT

    Joe Saunders Getty

    Saunders previously pitched for the Seattle in 2013 and posted an ugly 5.26 ERA and 107/61 K/BB ratio across 183 innings.

  3. Royals sign Franklin Morales

    Feb 19, 2015, 9:31 PM EDT

    Franklin Morales AP

    Morales, 29, spent last season with the Rockies and posted an ugly 5.37 ERA over 22 starts and 16 relief appearances.

  4. Cubs will honor Ernie Banks this season by wearing No. 14 patches on jerseys

    Feb 19, 2015, 9:19 PM EDT

    Ernie Banks AP

    Banks will also be honored in a pre-game ceremony prior to the season opener on April 5.

  5. Jayson Werth talks about his time in jail for reckless driving

    Feb 19, 2015, 8:39 PM EDT

    Jayson Werth AP

    Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth recently completed a five-day jail sentence in Fairfax County, Virginia for a reckless driving charge.

  6. Masahiro Tanaka throws his first bullpen session of the spring

    Feb 19, 2015, 7:45 PM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka AP

    All eyes were on Masahiro Tanaka at Yankees camp today as he threw his first bullpen session of the spring.

  7. Huston Street says he has had “steady” extension talks with Angels

    Feb 19, 2015, 6:30 PM EDT

    Huston Street Getty

    Huston Street came over the Angels last July in a trade with the Padres and he wants to stay there for the long haul.

  8. Koji Uehara admits “physical” issue was behind struggles late last season

    Feb 16, 2015, 11:26 PM EDT

    Koji Uehara AP

    Red Sox closer Koji Uehara struggled mightily down the stretch last season and he finally acknowledged to reporters today that it was injury-related.

  9. The Indians sign Bruce Chen

    Feb 16, 2015, 10:56 PM EDT

    Bruce Chen

    Chen has pitched for 10 teams in the majors and could bring his total to 11 if he makes the Indians.

  10. The Athletics are reuniting with Barry Zito

    Feb 16, 2015, 10:21 PM EDT

    Barry Zito Getty

    Zito began his career with the Athletics and won the AL Cy Young Award with the club in 2002.

  11. The Marlins have looked into Joba Chamberlain

    Feb 16, 2015, 10:14 PM EDT

    Joba Chamberlain AP

    Chamberlain, 29, had a 3.57 ERA and 59/24 K/BB ratio in 63 innings with the Tigers last season.

  12. Wanna buy Jeffrey Maier’s glove?

    Feb 16, 2015, 9:10 PM EDT

    Jeffrey Maier, Tony Tarasco

    Jeffrey Maier infamous glove from the 1996 ALCS is up for auction.

  13. Yankees also retiring numbers for Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada; Willie Randolph to be honored in Monument Park

    Feb 16, 2015, 6:31 PM EDT

    yankees logo

    We heard earlier today that the Yankees were planning to retire Andy Pettitte’s No. 46 this year. The team made it official this afternoon while also announcing plans to honor some other Yankee greats.

  14. Yoan Moncada’s agent thinks it’s “realistic” his client could sign in the next week

    Feb 14, 2015, 5:28 PM EDT

    cuba hat

    We have been hearing about Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada for months, but it sounds like the situation is finally getting close to a resolution.

  15. Rangers sign Jamey Wright

    Feb 14, 2015, 4:32 PM EDT

    Jamey Wright AP

    Wright, 40, had a 4.35 ERA with a 54/27 K/BB ratio over 70 1/3 innings with the Dodgers last season.

  16. Chris Davis: “I think there are definitely situations where I need to bunt”

    Feb 14, 2015, 3:35 PM EDT

    Chris Davis AP

    Davis was one of the biggest victims of increased shifting around MLB last season. He wants to be better prepared this year.

  17. VIDEO: San Diego State University retires Tony Gwynn’s No. 19

    Feb 14, 2015, 2:11 PM EDT

    Tony Gwynn Getty

    This is actually the second time Gwynn has had his number retired by the SDSU baseball program. He wore No. 3 as a player.

  18. Justin Verlander has put on “20 pounds of muscle” this offseason

    Feb 14, 2015, 12:50 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers

    Verlander is determined to rebound after posting a disappointing 4.54 ERA last season.

  19. The Yankees told A-Rod he could have an apology press conference at Yankee Stadium

    Feb 14, 2015, 11:33 AM EDT

    Yankees' Rodriguez stands at third base in the eighth inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the Red Sox in Boston

    Alex Rodriguez met with members of the Yankees braintrust this week in attempt to clear the air for the drama over the past couple of years. Assuming the next step on his make-good campaign is an apology press conference, the Yankees have offered up Yankee Stadium as a venue.

  20. There’s a legal dispute over the remains of Ernie Banks

    Feb 14, 2015, 10:20 AM EDT

    Ernie Banks AP

    Hall of Famer Ernie Banks passed away last month at the age of 83. Sadly, there is now a legal dispute over his remains.

  21. It sounds like the Mets will keep all of their starting pitchers

    Feb 14, 2015, 8:59 AM EDT

    dillon gee getty

    At the start of the offseason, it appeared inevitable that the Mets would move one of their starting pitchers. They are about to go into spring training with all of them.

  22. Miguel Cabrera set for checkup with doctors on Tuesday

    Feb 12, 2015, 11:02 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera AP

    Miguel Cabrera’s status for Opening Day is in question as he makes his way back from surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in his foot, but the Tigers hope to have more clarity on his timetable soon.

  23. Mariners sign Rafael Perez

    Feb 12, 2015, 9:55 PM EDT

    Rafael Perez Getty

    Perez was once a mainstay in the Indians’ bullpen, making 70 or more appearances in three out of four seasons from 2008-2011.

  24. Garrett Richards cleared to begin throwing off a mound

    Feb 12, 2015, 8:49 PM EDT

    Garrett Richards

    Garrett Richards saw his breakout season come to an unfortunate end last August when he tore the patellar tendon in his left knee, but he’s nearing an important step in his rehab process.

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