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  1. “He just kept saying: ‘They’re going to burn this city down again when we win the World Series'”

    Feb 17, 2015, 7:57 PM EDT

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    Cubs president Theo Epstein recalled his courting of starting pitcher Jon Lester in an interview this week with Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com …

  2. Rangers “still in discussions” with Phil Coke

    Feb 17, 2015, 6:42 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers are “still in discussions with” free agent left-hander Phil Coke, who worked out for the club earlier this month.

  3. Chad Gaudin worked out for the Diamondbacks

    Feb 15, 2015, 3:25 PM EDT

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    Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that free agent reliever Chad Gaudin threw a bullpen session in front of Diamondbacks decision-makers this past week at the club’s Salt River Fields spring training complex.

  4. Report: Red Sox made offer for Cole Hamels

    Feb 15, 2015, 12:14 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals, Rangers, and Dodgers have also been connected to Hamels, who posted a terrific 2.46 ERA (1.51 ERA+) and 8.7 K/9 in 204 2/3 innings last season for Philadelphia.

  5. Video: Jeffrey Loria, Rob Manfred talk 2017 All-Star Game

    Feb 15, 2015, 10:59 AM EDT

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    Watch as Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, Marlins president David Samson, and MLB commissioner officially peg Miami as the host city for the 2017 All-Star Game …

  6. Mariners sign Rickie Weeks to one-year contract

    Feb 11, 2015, 11:24 PM EDT

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    According to Jim Bowden of ESPN and Sirius XM, the Mariners have signed free agent Rickie Weeks to a one-year contract worth around $2 million.

  7. Video: James Shields introduced in San Diego

    Feb 11, 2015, 10:27 PM EDT

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    James Shields was officially introduced as a member of the Padres on Wednesday at Petco Park …

  8. Matt Harvey throws his first bullpen session of spring

    Feb 11, 2015, 9:13 PM EDT

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    Matt Harvey arrived at Mets camp on Monday, almost two weeks before pitchers and catchers are required to report, and on Tuesday he stepped atop a mound for his first official bullpen session of the spring.

  9. Phillies have received four “real offers” for Cole Hamels

    Feb 11, 2015, 8:08 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported Monday that the Padres, Rangers, Dodgers, and Cardinals have “stayed in contact with Phillies on Hamels,” so perhaps those are the four teams that have made these “real” offers.

  10. Braves sign Todd Coffey to minor league contract

    Feb 11, 2015, 7:02 PM EDT

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    From Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports comes word that the Braves have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with veteran reliever Todd Coffey.

  11. A’s avoid arbitration with reliever Tyler Clippard

    Feb 11, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT

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    As first reported by MLB.com’s Jane Lee, the A’s have avoided arbitration with reliever Tyler Clippard by agreeing to a one-year, $8.3 million deal.

  12. Marlins “have touched base” with Francisco Rodriguez

    Feb 8, 2015, 4:25 PM EDT

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    It appears the Marlins are going to lose out on James Shields despite making a strong effort to sign the free agent starter. Now the club’s focus looks to be shifting to a different type of late-offseason addition.

  13. Reds avoid salary arbitration with Todd Frazier with two-year, $12 million contract

    Feb 8, 2015, 2:09 PM EDT

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    According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Reds have signed third baseman Todd Frazier to a two-year, $12 million contract. It covers Frazier’s first two years of arbitration-eligibility.

  14. “Only approximately 4-6″ MLB general managers voted in favor of ban on defensive shifts

    Feb 8, 2015, 12:52 PM EDT

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    New commissioner Rob Manfred said last month that he might consider banning defensive shifts to help boost offensive production, but it didn’t seem like a very well-thought-out suggestion — how would you implement such a ban? — and it doesn’t sound like there’s much support for it in MLB front offices.

  15. James Shields’ decision expected soon

    Feb 8, 2015, 10:59 AM EDT

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    It’s almost a consensus by now that Shields is going to wind up in San Diego, but there are obviously other teams in the mix or the 33-year-old right-hander would have already signed with the Padres.

  16. Video: MLB teams depart for spring training

    Feb 8, 2015, 9:46 AM EDT

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    We’re getting close, people.

  17. Mike Minor arbitration hearing scheduled for Feb. 19

    Feb 4, 2015, 11:21 PM EDT

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    Minor, 27, is arbitration-eligible for the second time in his career. He asked for a salary of $5.6 million and the Atlanta front office offered him $5.1 million when figures were exchanged on January 16.

  18. Tigers will watch Matt Albers throw next week

    Feb 4, 2015, 10:04 PM EDT

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    Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Tigers have RSVP’d to watch free agent right-hander Matt Albers pitch in front of interested teams February 10 (next Tuesday) in the Houston area.

  19. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred talks to CSN Washington

    Feb 4, 2015, 9:18 PM EDT

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    Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred spoke about a range of topics Wednesday in an exclusive interview with CSNWashington.com’s Mark Zuckerman, including the rise of the Nationals franchise and that franchise’s chances of getting to host an upcoming All-Star Game …

  20. Orioles, Zach Britton avoid arbitration at $3.2 million

    Feb 4, 2015, 8:35 PM EDT

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    From MASN’s Roch Kubatko comes word that the Orioles have avoided arbitration with closer Zach Britton by agreeing to a one-year deal.

  21. Brewers sign reliever Chris Perez to minor league deal

    Feb 4, 2015, 7:28 PM EDT

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    It’s a return to the National League Central for Perez, who was a supplemental first-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2006 and spent almost two years in St. Louis before being traded to the Indians in a package for Mark DeRosa.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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 …

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