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  1. Video: Joc Pederson slugs second home run of the spring

    Mar 18, 2015, 6:52 PM EDT

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    He’s batting .429 with a 1.217 OPS through 30 plate appearances this spring.

  2. Kenley Jansen plays catch for first time since undergoing left foot surgery in February

    Mar 17, 2015, 11:18 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports that closer Kenley Jansen is off his crutches for good and played catch from a distance of 60 feet on Tuesday afternoon.

  3. Scott Boras on Kris Bryant not making Cubs’ roster: “Do they really want to win here?”

    Mar 17, 2015, 10:05 PM EDT

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    If the Cubs hold off on promoting Bryant until April 17, they can delay his potential free agency an extra year — from 2020 to 2021. A whole year of control for an easy 10-game delay. It’s a no-brainer.

  4. Koji Uehara suffers strained right hamstring

    Mar 17, 2015, 9:21 PM EDT

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    Red Sox closer Koji Uehara has not looked sharp this spring in the Grapefruit League, yielding seven hits and two earned runs in three innings. And now he’s going to have a little less time to iron things out.

  5. Jacoby Ellsbury diagnosed with abdominal strain

    Mar 17, 2015, 8:14 PM EDT

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    Yankees manager Joe Girardi described the strain as “mild, mild, mild,” so this isn’t something that should affect Ellsbury’s readiness for the beginning of the regular season.

  6. Mike Trout tallies two homers, six RBI vs. Rockies

    Mar 17, 2015, 7:27 PM EDT

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    Mike Trout was doing Mike Trout things Tuesday in Arizona.

  7. Yu Darvish undergoes Tommy John elbow surgery

    Mar 17, 2015, 6:33 PM EDT

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    Darvish will miss the entire 2015 season and probably the first month of the 2016 season.

  8. Jake McGee to throw off mound for first time Tuesday

    Mar 15, 2015, 5:05 PM EDT

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    Assuming no setbacks, McGee is on track to join the Rays’ bullpen in late April or early May.

  9. Wrigley Field renovation update: steel structure for new jumbotron being put in place

    Mar 15, 2015, 3:51 PM EDT

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    The folks over at Wrigley Blog just shared these images (taken Sunday morning) of the steel framework that will house the new bleachers and jumbotron at Wrigley Field …

  10. Matt Wieters is expected to reach free agency

    Mar 15, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT

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    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is due $8.3 million in 2015 — his final year of salary arbitration — and he can then become a free agent. And it sounds like he will indeed land on the open market next winter.

  11. Rays honor the father of Grant Balfour

    Mar 15, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT

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    David Balfour was a longtime executive with the Sydney Blue Sox of the Australian Baseball League, and when Grant returned from the funeral Sunday there was a touching tribute waiting for him …

  12. Jason Bourgeois out 4-6 weeks with shoulder fracture

    Mar 15, 2015, 12:48 PM EDT

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    From John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer comes word that Reds outfielder Jason Bourgeois suffered a fracture in his left shoulder while sliding into a base and will be sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks.

  13. Drew Smyly expected to miss first regular-season start

    Mar 15, 2015, 11:43 AM EDT

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    Rays left-hander Drew Smyly is making progress in his recovery from shoulder tendinitis, but he has not yet resumed throwing off a mound and looks to be running out of time.

  14. Video: Bryce Harper meets a very young fan

    Mar 15, 2015, 10:39 AM EDT

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    Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports wrote an interesting article last week about how Bryce Harper doesn’t exactly fit the villain role he’s been cast to play. And here’s further proof …

  15. Josh Edgin to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Mar 15, 2015, 9:47 AM EDT

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    The 28-year-old southpaw posted a shiny 1.32 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 28/6 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings last season for the Mets, who now have a huge hole at left-handed relief.

  16. Andrew McCutchen out again Sunday with “sore lower body”

    Mar 15, 2015, 8:54 AM EDT

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    It’s probably nothing to worry about here in mid-March. Few players have appeared in more games over the last five years than ‘Cutch.

  17. Lucas Duda to make Grapefruit League debut Sunday

    Mar 11, 2015, 11:20 PM EDT

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    Duda suffered an oblique strain two weeks ago, but he has been hitting in Mets camp since Monday.

  18. Devin Mesoraco cleared for baseball activities Wednesday following “minor” concussion

    Mar 11, 2015, 10:07 PM EDT

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    Mesoraco should be ready for more Cactus League action in about a week and he is fully expected to be ready for Opening Day. The 26-year-old hit .273/.359/.534 with 25 homers and 80 RBI in 114 games last season.

  19. Video: Yasiel Puig’s wall-slamming grab

    Mar 11, 2015, 9:14 PM EDT

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    Going all out in a Cactus League game — scary but impressive.

  20. Troy Tulowitzki dazzles at the plate and in the field in his second Cactus League game

    Mar 11, 2015, 7:24 PM EDT

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    Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was eased into activities this spring after undergoing season-ending surgery last August to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. But he made his 2015 Cactus League debut on Monday and then truly made his presence felt in his second Cactus League game on Wednesday …

  21. Video: A-Rod’s first Grapefruit League homer

    Mar 11, 2015, 6:29 PM EDT

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    A-Rod is now batting .455/.538/.818 through five spring games.

  22. Yasmany Tomas “needs to be better” defensively

    Mar 10, 2015, 11:01 PM EDT

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    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale acknowledged Tuesday to MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert that Tomas is struggling at third base, where the D’Backs want to play him despite a physical profile that fits much better in left field.

  23. Angels not interested in retired quarterback Jake Locker

    Mar 10, 2015, 9:53 PM EDT

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    Jake Locker officially announced his retirement from pro football Tuesday at the age of 26, stating that he no longer has “the burning desire necessary to play the game for a living” after four injury-plagued seasons as a quarterback for the Tennessee Titans.

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