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  1. Video: Joc Pederson slugs fourth home run, batting .409 with 1.220 OPS this spring

    Mar 25, 2015, 8:59 PM EDT

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    The 22-year-old will take over as the Dodgers’ starting center fielder in 2015 after tallying 33 home runs and 30 stolen bases in 121 games last season at Triple-A. The hype machine is rolling.

  2. 2015 Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Mar 25, 2015, 7:48 PM EDT

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    Can the Bucs make a third consecutive trip to the postseason?

  3. Yordano Ventura named Royals’ Opening Day starter

    Mar 25, 2015, 6:55 PM EDT

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    Yost said the way Ventura pitched in Game 6 of the 2014 World Series gave the entire team confidence that he is ready to be the leader of a pitching staff that lost James Shields this winter to free agency.

  4. Video: Michael Wacha goes 5 2/3 scoreless innings vs. Nats, lowering spring ERA to 1.76

    Mar 25, 2015, 6:12 PM EDT

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    Watch as Cardinals starter Michael Wacha twirls 5 2/3 scoreless Wednesday against the Nationals …

  5. Video: Yankees recreate scene from “The Sandlot”

    Mar 24, 2015, 11:12 PM EDT

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    Brian McCann steals the show here.

  6. Prince Fielder hits first bunt single of his career

    Mar 24, 2015, 10:05 PM EDT

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    Prince Fielder beat the shift in Tuesday’s Cactus League game against the Angels …

  7. Jorge De La Rosa likely to open season on disabled list

    Mar 24, 2015, 9:21 PM EDT

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    De La Rosa had been penciled in for the Rockies’ home opener, but that no longer seems realistic.

  8. Video: Jose Abreu cranks first spring homer

    Mar 24, 2015, 8:17 PM EDT

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    Jose Abreu “put it on the board” with this solo shot Tuesday off Rockies reliever Jairo Diaz …

  9. Hector Olivera’s six-year, $62.5 million contract includes a Tommy John surgery clause

    Mar 24, 2015, 7:24 PM EDT

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    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported earlier this month that “serious concern exists” about the structure of Hector Olivera’s throwing elbow. That report has been refuted by Olivera’s representatives and the 29-year-old Cuban infielder still managed to score …

  10. Heath Bell has retired from baseball

    Mar 24, 2015, 6:19 PM EDT

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    Veteran reliever Heath Bell was released by the Nationals on Monday after walking five batters and surrendering five runs — four earned — over 6 1/3 Grapefruit League innings. And the 37-year-old righty is not going to try to latch on with another team.

  11. Orioles discussing long-term extension with Chris Tillman

    Mar 22, 2015, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Joel Sherman of the New York Post has the story …

  12. Maicer Izturis headed for disabled list with groin strain

    Mar 22, 2015, 3:39 PM EDT

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    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told John Lott of Canada’s National Post on Sunday that infielder Maicer Izturis will open the 2015 regular season on the 15-day disabled list because of a groin strain.

  13. Drew Smyly throws off mound for first time since March 6

    Mar 22, 2015, 2:24 PM EDT

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    Some good news this weekend out of Rays camp …

  14. Rangers sign Tyler Pastornicky to minor league deal

    Mar 22, 2015, 1:17 PM EDT

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    Pastornicky was released by the Braves on Thursday.

  15. Marlins finalize seven-year, $49.57 million contract extension with Christian Yelich

    Mar 22, 2015, 12:32 PM EDT

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    It was reported last week that the Marlins had reached agreement on a long-term contract extension with young outfielder Christian Yelich and now the deal has been made official.

  16. Brett Cecil named Blue Jays’ closer

    Mar 22, 2015, 11:20 AM EDT

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    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced Sunday morning in Dunedin, Florida that Brett Cecil will open the 2015 regular season as the team’s closer.

  17. Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez making their Grapefruit League debuts on Sunday

    Mar 22, 2015, 10:01 AM EDT

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    Cabrera will be the designated hitter in the Tigers’ home game against the Nationals and Martinez will DH on the road against the Braves. They’re both expected to get around three at-bats.

  18. Video: Kris Bryant’s seventh and eighth home runs

    Mar 22, 2015, 8:54 AM EDT

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    Bryant is now batting .480 with a 2.072 OPS in 29 plate appearances this spring. He has more home runs than all of the players in Marlins camp combined.

  19. 2015 Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

    Mar 19, 2015, 8:43 PM EDT

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    This was a top-heavy group last year and it killed them down the stretch. It’s top-heavy again in 2015.

  20. Alex Colome released from Florida hospital on Wednesday after bout with pneumonia

    Mar 18, 2015, 10:35 PM EDT

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    Rays right-hander Alex Colome was a late arriver to spring training this year because of visa issues in his native Dominican Republic and then he had to be sent to a local hospital with a case of pneumonia just a few days after unpacking his bags.

  21. Video: Giancarlo Stanton hits first spring homer

    Mar 18, 2015, 8:34 PM EDT

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    Stanton is now sporting an .884 OPS in 21 at-bats this spring.

  22. 2015 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

    Mar 18, 2015, 7:47 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals have advanced to the NLCS in nine of the last 15 seasons — 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Can this 2015 group follow in those footsteps?

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