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  1. “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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Jon Jay cleared for baseball activities following October procedure on his left wrist

    Jan 13, 2015, 10:01 PM EDT

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    Jay needed a scope on his left wrist in October after playing through discomfort for much of the second half. He still managed to bat .303 with a .372 on-base percentage in 468 plate appearances last season, and he then went 14-for-29 (.483) in the playoffs.

  5. “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” will take on the Wade Boggs plane-drinking story

    Jan 13, 2015, 8:47 PM EDT

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    Charlie Day explained the idea to Jimmy Fallon on Monday’s episode of “The Tonight Show” …

  6. Marlins sign veteran reliever Nick Masset

    Jan 13, 2015, 7:32 PM EDT

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    From Jon Heyman of CBS Sports comes word that the Marlins have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with relief pitcher Nick Masset.

  7. Dodgers avoid arbitration with A.J. Ellis at $4.25 million

    Jan 13, 2015, 6:25 PM EDT

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    According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Dodgers have avoided salary arbitration with catcher A.J. Ellis on a one-year, $4.25 million agreement.

  8. Dan Duquette still candidate for Blue Jays president

    Jan 11, 2015, 3:28 PM EDT

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has the blurb …

  9. Tigers agree to deal with infielder Josh Wilson

    Jan 11, 2015, 1:15 PM EDT

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    According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Tigers have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with utility infielder Josh Wilson.

  10. Red Sox sign Jeff Bianchi to minor league deal

    Jan 11, 2015, 11:33 AM EDT

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    From Matt Eddy at Baseball America comes word that the Red Sox have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with infielder Jeff Bianchi.

  11. Video: Braves’ tribute to new Hall of Famer John Smoltz

    Jan 11, 2015, 9:06 AM EDT

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    Here’s a nice tribute from the Braves to new Hall of Famer John Smoltz …

  12. Cardinals are “exploring” trades for Cole Hamels or David Price, signing Max Scherzer

    Jan 8, 2015, 12:01 AM EDT

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    Could the Cardinals be gearing up for a big late-offseason splash?

  13. Video: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz demonstrate their signature pitches

    Jan 7, 2015, 11:28 PM EDT

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    Ron Darling hosted a very cool showcase Wednesday on “MLB Tonight” with Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz. It featured the three new Hall of Famers explaining and demonstrating how …

  14. Reds and Johnny Cueto have made “no recent progress” toward a contract extension

    Jan 7, 2015, 10:13 PM EDT

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    Johnny Cueto’s agent Bryce Dixon said last month that his client wouldn’t negotiate an extension with the Reds beyond Opening Day 2015. The right-hander is only 28 years old and has been one of the best starting pitchers in baseball for several seasons …

  15. Video: Martinez, Johnson, Biggio, Smoltz joking around at Hall of Fame press conference

    Jan 7, 2015, 8:05 PM EDT

    hof presser shares this video of the lighter moments from Wednesday’s Hall of Fame press conference …

  16. Matt Harrison throws for first time since May

    Jan 7, 2015, 6:42 PM EDT

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    Rangers starter Matt Harrison underwent lumbar disc fusion surgery last June to correct a lingering back problem. The procedure has been called career-threatening, but Harrison isn’t giving up hope that he will be able to pitch again at the major league level.

  17. Video: Craig Biggio on becoming the first Astros player to be elected to the Hall of Fame

    Jan 6, 2015, 10:59 PM EDT

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    Craig Biggio spoke Tuesday at a press conference in Houston about receiving the call from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and what it means to be the first Astros player enshrined in Cooperstown …

  18. Yankees re-sign Stephen Drew to one-year contract

    Jan 6, 2015, 9:47 PM EDT

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    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have worked out the framework of a one-year contract with free agent infielder Stephen Drew. It’s expected to carry a base salary of around $5 million …

  19. Brandon Beachy aiming to sign with a team this week

    Jan 6, 2015, 8:29 PM EDT

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    Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish heard from a source Tuesday that free agent starter Brandon Beachy is hoping to sign with a team by Friday. Beachy has thrown for seven different clubs over the past 10 days and is now requesting final bids from six of them …

  20. Diamondbacks to retire Randy Johnson’s No. 51

    Jan 6, 2015, 7:11 PM EDT

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    Now that “The Big Unit” has officially been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, plans for an official number-retirement ceremony — to take place in 2015 at Arizona’s Chase Field — are in the works.

  21. Video: Pedro Martinez discusses Hall of Fame election

    Jan 6, 2015, 6:08 PM EDT

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    Pedro Martinez was charming and thoughtful and funny during this press conference Tuesday at Fenway Park following his first-ballot election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame …

  22. Hank Peters, 1924-2015

    Jan 4, 2015, 3:38 PM EDT

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    Hank Peters, former general manager of the Orioles and Indians, has passed away at age 90. He spent nearly 50 years working in baseball.

  23. Orioles, Dodgers have discussed Andre Ethier trade

    Jan 4, 2015, 1:25 PM EDT

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    The Orioles have been linked in recent weeks to free agents Colby Rasmus, Norichika Aoki, and Ichiro Suzuki. But trading for a new outfielder is another route being explored by the Baltimore front office.

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