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  1. Kevin Pillar strained his oblique sneezing

    Mar 15, 2015, 9:20 PM EDT

    Kevin Pillar

    It’s not a serious injury, so we can laugh about it a little.

  2. Dodgers shut down Brandon League for a few days

    Mar 15, 2015, 8:15 PM EDT

    Brandon League

    Brandon League is battling some shoulder discomfort.

  3. Daniel Hudson will make D-Backs’ 25-man roster

    Mar 15, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT

    Daniel Hudson

    Now it just needs to be decided whether Daniel Hudson will start the season as a reliever or as a starter.

  4. Mark Appel to return to spring action on Monday

    Mar 15, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Mark Appel

    Mark Appel will make a split-squad start against the Nationals on Monday after missing a week and a half with a sore right forearm.

  5. Jake McGee to throw off mound for first time Tuesday

    Mar 15, 2015, 5:05 PM EDT

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    Assuming no setbacks, McGee is on track to join the Rays’ bullpen in late April or early May.

  6. Wrigley Field renovation update: steel structure for new jumbotron being put in place

    Mar 15, 2015, 3:51 PM EDT

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    The folks over at Wrigley Blog just shared these images (taken Sunday morning) of the steel framework that will house the new bleachers and jumbotron at Wrigley Field …

  7. Matt Wieters is expected to reach free agency

    Mar 15, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT

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    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is due $8.3 million in 2015 — his final year of salary arbitration — and he can then become a free agent. And it sounds like he will indeed land on the open market next winter.

  8. Rays honor the father of Grant Balfour

    Mar 15, 2015, 1:20 PM EDT

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    David Balfour was a longtime executive with the Sydney Blue Sox of the Australian Baseball League, and when Grant returned from the funeral Sunday there was a touching tribute waiting for him …

  9. Jason Bourgeois out 4-6 weeks with shoulder fracture

    Mar 15, 2015, 12:48 PM EDT

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    From John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer comes word that Reds outfielder Jason Bourgeois suffered a fracture in his left shoulder while sliding into a base and will be sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks.

  10. Drew Smyly expected to miss first regular-season start

    Mar 15, 2015, 11:43 AM EDT

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    Rays left-hander Drew Smyly is making progress in his recovery from shoulder tendinitis, but he has not yet resumed throwing off a mound and looks to be running out of time.

  11. Video: Bryce Harper meets a very young fan

    Mar 15, 2015, 10:39 AM EDT

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    Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports wrote an interesting article last week about how Bryce Harper doesn’t exactly fit the villain role he’s been cast to play. And here’s further proof …

  12. Josh Edgin to undergo Tommy John surgery

    Mar 15, 2015, 9:47 AM EDT

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    The 28-year-old southpaw posted a shiny 1.32 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 28/6 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings last season for the Mets, who now have a huge hole at left-handed relief.

  13. Andrew McCutchen out again Sunday with “sore lower body”

    Mar 15, 2015, 8:54 AM EDT

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    It’s probably nothing to worry about here in mid-March. Few players have appeared in more games over the last five years than ‘Cutch.

  14. Video: Motivational speaker Donnie Moore breaks a brick over Fredi Gonzalez’s chest

    Mar 14, 2015, 11:31 PM EDT

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    Watch a motivational speaker break a brick over Fredi Gonzalez’s chest, if you’re into that kind of thing.

  15. Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez could play in spring games next week

    Mar 14, 2015, 10:59 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    The Tigers could get their two best hitters into spring action quite soon.

  16. Mets monitoring the left-handed reliever market

    Mar 14, 2015, 9:45 PM EDT

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    The Mets are on the lookout for lefty relievers with Josh Edgin battling left elbow issues.

  17. 37-year-old Wil Nieves says he is in “the best shape of my career”

    Mar 14, 2015, 8:20 PM EDT

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    Wil Nieves sounds like he’s ready to take over for Tim Federowicz as the Padres’ back-up catcher.

  18. Matt Silverman: “The wheels are spinning” on potential rotation upgrades

    Mar 14, 2015, 8:15 PM EDT

    Matt Silverman

    The Rays are considering both internal and external options to fill two open rotation spots.

  19. Francisco Rodriguez says he turned down more money to return to the Brewers

    Mar 14, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Francisco Rodriguez could have signed for more money elsewhere, but says that comfort and fit led him to sign with the Brewers.

  20. Kris Bryant scratched, still hits fifth and sixth spring homers

    Mar 14, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Kris Bryant

    Kris Bryant has been as advertised as we near the midpoint of spring training.

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