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  1. Cliff Lee has already begun throwing off a mound

    Jan 20, 2015, 11:21 PM EST

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    Cliff Lee is expected to be ready for the start of spring training and will become trade bait this summer if he can prove that he’s fully healthy.

  2. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro: “I think Cole Hamels is going to be in our uniform, frankly”

    Jan 20, 2015, 10:14 PM EST

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    Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reported last week that the Padres, Cardinals, Rangers, and Red Sox have all engaged in serious trade discussions for Phillies ace Cole Hamels, but obviously nothing has come together yet and Ruben Amaro Jr. doesn’t seem inclined to lower the current asking price.

  3. Braves pursuing free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes

    Jan 20, 2015, 9:27 PM EST

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    MLB.com beat writer Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are in pursuit of free agent Jonny Gomes as a potential left-field platoon mate with Zolio Almonte.

  4. Orioles have been in contact with Nate Schierholtz

    Jan 20, 2015, 8:35 PM EST

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    The defending AL East-champion Orioles have been linked in recent weeks to free agent outfielders like Norichika Aoki and Colby Rasmus, but Aoki signed with the Giants on Monday and Rasmus agreed to a deal Tuesday with the Astros. So, what now?

  5. “A lot of teams jumping back in” on James Shields

    Jan 20, 2015, 6:52 PM EST

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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.

  6. Rangers acquire Gonzalez Germen from the Yankees

    Jan 20, 2015, 6:07 PM EST

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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.

  7. The 19th Greatest GM of all time made the Orioles a winner and picked the Yankees up off the ground

    Jan 20, 2015, 4:29 PM EST

    Lee MacPhail

    Lee MacPhail built a mini-dynasty in Baltimore and helped the Yankees recover from the crumbling of their own dynasty.

  8. Max Scherzer might bump him from Nationals’ rotation, but Tanner Roark is saying all the right things

    Jan 20, 2015, 3:22 PM EST

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    Roark was fantastic in 2014, throwing 199 innings with a 2.85 ERA to give him a 2.57 ERA in 252 career innings as a big leaguer.

  9. Yasiel Puig bought a house and it’s kind of boring and I’m sad

    Jan 20, 2015, 2:33 PM EST

    Paul Sancya -- Associated Press

    This man should live someplace crazier than a McMansion in Sherman Oaks.

  10. Astros sign Colby Rasmus for $8 million

    Jan 20, 2015, 1:38 PM EST

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    Monday the Astros traded center fielder Dexter Fowler to the Cubs.

  11. The Yankees had a private workout for Yoan Moncada

    Jan 20, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

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    The Giants did the same thing over the weekend.

  12. Pirates designate Jake Elmore for assignment

    Jan 20, 2015, 11:50 AM EST

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    He was cut to make room for the arrival of Jung-ho Kang.

  13. Phil Coke is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Jan 20, 2015, 11:03 AM EST

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    The lefty has lost 15 pounds

  14. Here’s one reason why baseball isn’t dying, you guys

    Jan 20, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

    Pencil

    I’ve got the same combination on my luggage!

  15. Will the Rangers try to sign Yovani Galllardo long term?

    Jan 20, 2015, 10:20 AM EST

    Yovani Gallardo

    Gallardo grew up in Texas and indicated Monday that he’d be open to a long-term deal.

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