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  1. Orioles “closing in on” trade for Pirates’ Travis Snider

    Jan 27, 2015, 6:19 PM EDT

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    The Orioles have failed in their pursuit of several free agent outfielders this offseason, so they might now be turning to the trade market to fill the need.

  2. Rangers doubtful to consider Josh Hamilton reunion

    Jan 25, 2015, 4:41 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez wrote earlier this month that it’s unlikely Josh Hamilton will finish out his five-year, $125 million contract as a member of the Angels and that a trade may even be coming this season — in the third year of the five-year deal. But we can probably rule out a reunion with the Rangers.

  3. Mike Napoli calls sleep apnea surgery “one of the worst things I’ve ever (gone through)”

    Jan 25, 2015, 3:17 PM EDT

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    Sean McAdam of CSNNewEngland.com shares the gory details about the painful facial surgery that Mike Napoli had earlier this offseason to help end his long battle with sleep apnea …

  4. Max Scherzer thanks Tigers fans with full-page goodbye in Sunday’s Detroit Free Press

    Jan 25, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT

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    A nice gesture here from Max Scherzer, who signed a $210 million deal Monday with the Nationals …

  5. Blue Jays cut off talks for Orioles executive Dan Duquette

    Jan 25, 2015, 1:33 PM EDT

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    Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports that the Blue Jays have ended their pursuit of Orioles executive Dan Duquette because Baltimore asked for 2014 first-round pick Jeff Hoffman and two other prospects in return.

  6. Rob Manfred, new Major League Baseball commissioner, suggests ban on defensive shifts

    Jan 25, 2015, 12:05 PM EDT

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    Rob Manfred has officially been reigned in as the new commissioner of Major League Baseball and he said something controversial in a sit-down interview this weekend with ESPN’s Karl Ravech …

  7. Yankees reject A-Rod’s apology attempt

    Jan 25, 2015, 11:02 AM EDT

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    Another New York Daily News source added that A-Rod is looking “noticeably thinner and massless,” so you get the sense these bits of information — however truthful — definitely aren’t coming from his camp.

  8. Video: Ernie Banks remembered

    Jan 25, 2015, 9:39 AM EDT

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    MLB Network looks back on the career of Ernie Banks, who died Friday at the age of 83 …

  9. Video: Yasmany Tomas’ first Diamondbacks workout

    Jan 22, 2015, 12:14 AM EDT

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    Here’s a pretty cool behind-the-scenes look at Yasmany Tomas’ first workout with the Diamondbacks on Wednesday at the organization’s Salt River Fields complex near Scottsdale, Arizona …

  10. Ryan Vogelsong “shifts course” on Astros, now “in serious discussions” with the Giants

    Jan 21, 2015, 11:02 PM EDT

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    Free agent starter Ryan Vogelsong was said to be working on a deal with the Astros and even traveled to Houston on Monday to meet with team officials. But it appears those negotiations have suddenly collapsed. From the Twitter account of FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal …

  11. Nationals ink Evan Meek to minor league deal

    Jan 21, 2015, 10:35 PM EDT

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    As first reported by MLB.com’s William Ladson, the Nationals have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with right-handed reliever Evan Meek. The deal also comes with an invitation to spring training.

  12. Cuban center fielder Guillermo Heredia has left the island in search of major league deal

    Jan 21, 2015, 9:49 PM EDT

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    Baseball America’s Ben Badler calls Heredia a “plus defender” in center field with good range and a strong throwing arm.

  13. Orioles re-sign Steve Johnson to minor league contract

    Jan 21, 2015, 9:05 PM EDT

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    According to MASN’s Roch Kubatko, the Orioles have re-signed right-hander Steve Johnson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

  14. Brett Anderson to begin mound work next week

    Jan 21, 2015, 8:13 PM EDT

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    J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News writes Wednesday that Brett Anderson has increased his flat-ground work to a distance of 160 feet and is aiming to step atop a mound next week in Arizona.

  15. Reds agree to minor league deal with Jason Marquis

    Jan 21, 2015, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Jason Marquis struggled in 2014 with the Phillies’ Triple-A team and posted a rough 4.05 ERA (84 ERA+) and 1.52 WHIP across 117 2/3 innings with the Padres in 2013.

  16. Yu Darvish throwing long-toss in Texas, expected to be 100 percent for Opening Day 2015

    Jan 21, 2015, 6:27 PM EDT

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    Yu Darvish was shut down prematurely in 2014 due to inflammation in his pitching elbow, but he’s had a fairly normal offseason and should be 100 percent heading into the opening of the 2015 campaign.

  17. Alex Rodriguez has been working out with Barry Bonds

    Jan 21, 2015, 12:06 AM EDT

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    To prepare for his return to the Yankees after missing the entire 2014 season while serving out a 162-game PED suspension, Alex Rodriguez has enlisted the help of baseball’s home run king (and central figure of the “steroid era”) — Barry Bonds.

  18. Cliff Lee has already begun throwing off a mound

    Jan 20, 2015, 11:21 PM EDT

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    Cliff Lee is expected to be ready for the start of spring training and will become trade bait this summer if he can prove that he’s fully healthy.

  19. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro: “I think Cole Hamels is going to be in our uniform, frankly”

    Jan 20, 2015, 10:14 PM EDT

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    Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reported last week that the Padres, Cardinals, Rangers, and Red Sox have all engaged in serious trade discussions for Phillies ace Cole Hamels, but obviously nothing has come together yet and Ruben Amaro Jr. doesn’t seem inclined to lower the current asking price.

  20. Braves pursuing free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes

    Jan 20, 2015, 9:27 PM EDT

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    MLB.com beat writer Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are in pursuit of free agent Jonny Gomes as a potential left-field platoon mate with Zolio Almonte.

  21. Orioles have been in contact with Nate Schierholtz

    Jan 20, 2015, 8:35 PM EDT

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    The defending AL East-champion Orioles have been linked in recent weeks to free agent outfielders like Norichika Aoki and Colby Rasmus, but Aoki signed with the Giants on Monday and Rasmus agreed to a deal Tuesday with the Astros. So, what now?

  22. “A lot of teams jumping back in” on James Shields

    Jan 20, 2015, 6:52 PM EDT

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    Jon Lester signed a six-year, $155 million contract with the Cubs in December and Max Scherzer struck a seven-year, $210 million deal Monday with the Nationals, which leaves James Shields as the last remaining front-line starting pitcher on this winter’s free agent market.

  23. Rangers acquire Gonzalez Germen from the Yankees

    Jan 20, 2015, 6:07 PM EDT

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    Germen was designated for assignment by the Yankees on January 13 to open up a 40-man roster spot for reliever Chris Martin, who was acquired off waivers from the Rockies.

  24. Dodgers “shift attention to” Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada

    Jan 13, 2015, 11:14 PM EDT

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    Moncada is waiting to be cleared for employment by the United States’ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). He’s also being pursued by the Yankees and Red Sox. This bidding war is going to get wild.

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