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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Andrelton Simmons to make spring debut Thursday

    Mar 10, 2015, 7:55 PM EDT

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    Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons suffered a strained oblique near the end of February, but he’s been taking batting practice and doing fielding drills for the past week without any discomfort and the 25-year-old is now ready to make his spring debut.

  5. Jorge Soler, Javier Baez, and Kris Bryant go back to back to back in Cactus League game

    Mar 10, 2015, 6:42 PM EDT

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    Soler and Bryant are both 23 years old and Baez is 22. It’s an exciting time to be a Cubs fan.

  6. Michael Taylor retires from baseball at age 29

    Mar 10, 2015, 6:18 PM EDT

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    Taylor logged 3,765 plate appearances in the minor leagues but only 114 plate appearances in the majors.

  7. Masahiro Tanaka to make spring debut Thursday

    Mar 8, 2015, 5:01 PM EDT

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    Tanaka worked through a successful two-inning simulated outing on Saturday in Yankees camp and figures to go two innings in his first start of the spring.

  8. Video: Minnie Minoso’s memorial service

    Mar 8, 2015, 3:47 PM EDT

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    Minoso, the first black major leaguer in Chicago, passed away last week at the age of 92.

  9. Lance Lynn leaves Grapefruit League start with hip strain

    Mar 8, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT

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    From Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch comes word that right-handed starter Lance Lynn had to make an early departure from his Grapefruit League debut Sunday against the Marlins due to a left hip flexor strain.

  10. Miguel Cabrera cleared to take grounders

    Mar 8, 2015, 1:21 PM EDT

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    Some good news out of Tigers camp in Florida …

  11. Yankees “have come the closest to landing” Cole Hamels

    Mar 8, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT

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    Hamels posted a terrific 2.46 ERA (151 ERA+) and 8.7 K/9 in 204 2/3 innings last season for Philadelphia.

  12. Cliff Lee feels renewed discomfort in left elbow

    Mar 8, 2015, 11:20 AM EDT

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    Veteran left-hander Cliff Lee was limited to 81 1/3 innings last season due to elbow trouble, and he’s apparently not done with that battle.

  13. Drew Smyly shut down with left shoulder tendinitis

    Mar 8, 2015, 10:35 AM EDT

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    Drew Smyly is being viewed by many as a potential breakout candidate for the 2015 season, but this bit of news may throw a wrench into all of that …

  14. Alex Rodriguez getting first spring start at third base

    Mar 8, 2015, 9:42 AM EDT

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    It’ll actually be his first time playing third base in a live baseball game since September 10, 2013.

  15. Video: Jim Harbaugh coaches first base for the A’s

    Mar 8, 2015, 8:38 AM EDT

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    University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh served as the Athletics’ first base coach for part of Saturday’s Cactus League game against the Angels …

  16. Angels, Huston Street expected to exchange offers soon

    Mar 4, 2015, 11:59 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez has an update on the ongoing extension negotiations between Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto and veteran closer Huston Street …

  17. Ji-Man Choi suffered a fractured right fibula

    Mar 4, 2015, 11:13 PM EDT

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    The Mariners won their Cactus League opener Wednesday against the Padres, but it was not a totally problem-free afternoon in Peoria, Arizona.

  18. Report: MLB panel split on rehab for Josh Hamilton; one-year suspension is in play

    Mar 4, 2015, 9:52 PM EDT

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    A four-person panel appointed by Major League Baseball to decide how Josh Hamilton should be handled following his recent relapse that involved at least cocaine has reportedly reached a stalemate.

  19. Rays sign reliever Jim Miller to minor league deal

    Mar 4, 2015, 9:04 PM EDT

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    The deal includes an invitation to the major league side of spring training, though Miller seems doubtful to win a spot on Tampa Bay’s Opening Day roster.

  20. Tim Collins leaves spring debut with tight left elbow

    Mar 4, 2015, 8:21 PM EDT

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    Royals reliever Tim Collins missed time last season with a flexor strain in his left elbow and again had an issue with the joint Wednesday in his 2015 Cactus League debut …

  21. Joc Pederson goes 2-for-2 in Cactus League debut

    Mar 4, 2015, 7:17 PM EDT

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    It was an enjoyable first day of Cactus League competition for Dodgers prospect Joc Pederson.

  22. Masahiro Tanaka expected to make his 2015 Grapefruit League debut on March 12

    Mar 4, 2015, 6:22 PM EDT

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    He successfully rehabbed a torn UCL in his right elbow last season and the Yankees’ fingers remain crossed that the 26-year-old from Japan will be able to avoid Tommy John elbow reconstructive surgery.

  23. Rusney Castillo suffers left side injury

    Mar 3, 2015, 10:57 PM EDT

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    It was a successful afternoon in pretty much every way at Fenway South. Except maybe one …

  24. Yankees prospect Luis Torrens needs shoulder surgery

    Mar 3, 2015, 9:44 PM EDT

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    The expectation is that he will have to sit out the entire 2015 season.

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