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  1. Blue Jays and Rockies swap minor league left-handers

    Feb 4, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT

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    As first reported by Ben Nicholson-Smith at Sportsnet, the Blue Jays have traded 25-year-old left-hander Tyler Ybarra to the Rockies in exchange for 22-year-old lefty Jayson Aquino.

  2. Phil Coke threw Tuesday for the Rangers and Blue Jays

    Feb 3, 2015, 10:58 PM EDT

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    Phil Coke may be close to finding a new home.

  3. Orioles reunite with Nolan Reimold on minor league deal

    Feb 3, 2015, 9:45 PM EDT

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    Nolan Reimold spent the first five years of his major league career in Baltimore. And now he’s headed back there for the 2015 season, according to MASN beat reporter Roch Kubatko …

  4. Cardinals “have shown interest” in James Shields

    Feb 3, 2015, 8:32 PM EDT

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    Most major league teams open spring training in just two weeks, yet right-hander James Shields remains unsigned …

  5. O’s avoid arbitration with Miguel Gonzalez at $3.275 million

    Feb 3, 2015, 7:47 PM EDT

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    Gonzalez asked the Orioles for $3.95 million and was offered $2.5 million when arbitration figures were exchanged on January 16.

  6. Josh Hamilton needs shoulder surgery, out 6-8 weeks

    Feb 3, 2015, 6:53 PM EDT

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    Hamilton initially injured his right shoulder in late 2014, missing most of September, and the symptoms resurfaced last week during an offseason workout.

  7. Pirates acquire Steve Lombardozzi from the Orioles

    Feb 3, 2015, 6:09 PM EDT

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    As first reported by MASN’s Roch Kubatko, the Pirates have acquired utilityman Steve Lombardozzi from the Orioles in exchange for cash considerations.

  8. Reds sign Paul Maholm to minor league deal

    Feb 1, 2015, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Reds have agreed to a contract with 32-year-old left-hander Paul Maholm.

  9. Braves hold private workout for Hector Olivera

    Feb 1, 2015, 4:11 PM EDT

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    Badler writes that Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and assistant GM John Coppolella were both in attendance, along with a number of special assistants and the organization’s top two scouts.

  10. Zack Greinke hasn’t made decision about opt-out

    Feb 1, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT

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    Zack Greinke is allowed to opt out of his six-year, $146 million contract with the Dodgers after the 2015 season. In doing that, the right-hander would be leaving three years and $77 million on the table but …

  11. Matt Harrison experiences minor setback in rehabilitation from spinal fusion surgery

    Feb 1, 2015, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Harrison has put off moving his throwing program from 90 feet to out 105 feet because he is experiencing tightness in his right hip.

  12. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson plans to spend another spring in Rangers camp

    Feb 1, 2015, 11:58 AM EDT

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes in his weekly Sunday notes column that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson — who’s getting set to take on the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX tonight on NBC — is planning to spend some time in camp this spring with the Texas Rangers.

  13. Andruw Jones aiming to return to Major League Baseball

    Feb 1, 2015, 10:32 AM EDT

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    The 37-year-old will likely have to settle for a minor league contract. He’d then have to earn a roster spot.

  14. Video: Ernie Banks’ memorial service

    Feb 1, 2015, 9:05 AM EDT

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    Here is some great video from Ernie Banks’ memorial service Saturday in Chicago …

  15. Giants release Marco Scutaro

    Jan 28, 2015, 10:21 PM EDT

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    Scutaro appeared in just five games last season for the World Series champions due to a back injury that has continued to bother him this offseason.

  16. Mets avoid arbitration with Jenrry Mejia at $2.595 million

    Jan 28, 2015, 8:59 PM EDT

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    Mejia requested a salary of $3 million from the Mets and was offered $2.1 million when arbitration figures were exchanged on January 16.

  17. Garrett Richards’ arbitration hearing set for February 11

    Jan 28, 2015, 7:43 PM EDT

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    Teams and players usually come to terms before hearings are needed — thus avoiding any drama — but Richards is a complicated case.

  18. Diamondbacks hire Joe Carter as special assistant

    Jan 28, 2015, 6:28 PM EDT

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    It’s the first front office type of job for Carter, who played for six different teams — most famously the Toronto Blue Jays — between 1983-1998.

  19. Matt Moore throws off mound for first time since getting Tommy John elbow surgery

    Jan 27, 2015, 10:50 PM EDT

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    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times has the update …

  20. Rob Manfred not concerned about uneven DH rule

    Jan 27, 2015, 9:41 PM EDT

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    If you expected new Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred to either expand the DH rule to the National League or eliminate it altogether, you can probably stop now.

  21. Orioles acquire outfielder Travis Snider from Pirates

    Jan 27, 2015, 8:28 PM EDT

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    Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have completed a trade for Pirates outfielder Travis Snider. Pittsburgh’s return is a player to be named later and 21-year-old pitching prospect Stephen Tarpley.

  22. Phillies still talking to the Brewers and Blue Jays about a Jonathan Papelbon trade

    Jan 27, 2015, 7:44 PM EDT

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    Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Saturday that the Brewers’ negotiations for Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon were “definitely on life support, at best,” but it sounds like there has been some rekindling of that fire early this week.

  23. Rangers acquire right-hander Anthony Ranaudo from Red Sox for left-hander Robbie Ross

    Jan 27, 2015, 6:39 PM EDT

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    The Rangers and Red Sox have swapped 25-year-old pitchers.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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