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  1. Juan Uribe to miss first full-squad workouts due to trial with former landlord

    Feb 25, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    UPDATE: According to the official Dodgers’ Twitter account, Uribe is among the players who have reported early to camp. He told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times that he will be in camp today and tomorrow before the trial starts Monday in San Francisco. 10:55 AM: Juan Uribe had a miserable first season with…

  2. The man who collected Ryan Braun’s sample is revealed

    Feb 25, 2012, 10:08 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v St Louis Cardinals - Game Five

    Ryan Braun made some pretty strong comments yesterday about how his urine sample was handled by the collector, saying that he was a “victim of a process that completely broke down and failed.” We’re still hearing different information regarding where the sample was stored in the collector’s home — some reports say it was stored…

  3. Chris Sale wants to throw 200 innings this season

    Feb 25, 2012, 8:57 AM EDT

    Chris Sale

    Chris Sale logged 71 innings out of the White Sox bullpen in 2011 and hasn’t started a game since May of 2010 at Florida Gulf Coast University, but that hasn’t stopped him from setting the bar pretty high for his first season in the starting rotation. According to Chuck Garfien of CSNChicago.com, Sale said yesterday…

  4. Jason Kendall chips in as coach while hoping to play again

    Feb 24, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

    Jason Kendall

    37-year-old Jason Kendall is back with the Royals this spring, but this time it’s as a special assignment coach helping to work with the team’s catchers. After his latest shoulder surgery in November, his future as a player looks bleak, the Kansas City Star reports. “Can I play again?” Kendall asked. “I don’t know. I’m…

  5. Adam Wainwright throws first batting practice session of the spring

    Feb 24, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright AP

    Adam Wainwright required Tommy John surgery after feeling discomfort in his right elbow while throwing batting practice almost exactly one year ago. Earlier today, Wainwright was right back at it, throwing batting practice to teammates at Cardinals’ camp in Jupiter, Florida. While Wainwright hasn’t felt any soreness or tightness in his surgically-repaired elbow thus far,…

  6. Yankees, Russell Martin give up on extension talks

    Feb 24, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT

    Russell Martin

    Apparently the Yankees and Russell Martin have fairly different ideas of what the catcher’s long-term worth is. Following a round of negotiations this week, GM Brian Cashman said Friday that the two sides have “mutually agreed to wait” on working out an extension beyond 2012. The 29-year-old Martin will make $7.5 million this season after…

  7. Gary Carter’s memorial service to be held this evening

    Feb 24, 2012, 6:58 PM EDT

    Gary Carter Mets

    Just a reminder that Gary Carter’s memorial service will be held this evening at 7 p.m. ET the at Christ Fellowship church in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Many of Carter’s former teammates are expected to be in attendance, including Darryl Strawberry, Wally Backman, Bob Ojeda, Lenny Dykstra, Tim Teufel, Howard Johnson, Jesse Orosco, Andre Dawson…

  8. MLB responds to Ryan Braun, asserts that testing program is not “fatally flawed”

    Feb 24, 2012, 6:35 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun Getty new

    Ryan Braun held a press conference earlier this afternoon, during which he said that “the system as it was applied to me in this case was fatally flawed.” Not surprisingly, MLB wasn’t too thrilled with how Braun characterized the program. Rob Manfred, MLB’s executive VP of labor relations, released the following statement late this afternoon,…

  9. Running down the rosters: San Diego Padres

    Feb 24, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

    Cameron Maybin

    One of the surprise teams of 2010, the Padres will try to rebound this year from a 2011 season that saw them lose an additional 19 games and finish 71-91. And just to make it a bit more of a challenge, the team will give it a go without ace Mat Latos, who was sent…

  10. Drug testing procedures expert dismisses the importance of drug testing procedures

    Feb 24, 2012, 5:43 PM EDT

    syringe

    Best thing about PED stories? If you wait around long enough, you’re going to get a quote from Dick Pound. And who doesn’t love Dick Pound? Anyway, Pound used to be the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency. WADA styles itself as the foremost experts on drug testing and procedure. If you run a league…

  11. Former Marlins, Orioles, Royals, and Rangers reliever Terry Mathews passed away

    Feb 24, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    terry mathews

    Terry Mathews, a right-handed reliever who spent eight seasons in the majors for the Marlins, Orioles, Royals, and Rangers, has passed away at age 47. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that Mathews, who last pitched in 1999, suffered a heart attack at his home in Louisiana. Mathews, who was originally the Rangers’ fifth-round…

  12. Colby Rasmus: new attitude and “a little sumpin-sumpin”

    Feb 24, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Blue Jays' Rasmus stretches during practice at their MLB American League spring training facility in Dunedin

    The National Post has a long interview with Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus.  Lots of good stuff in there.  Most of it about how he’s changed his attitude after his horrible 2011 season.  About how he’s just going to play the game.  About how he wants his dad to be less negative (Hi, Mr. Rasmus! I…

  13. Yadier Molina and Cardinals moving closer to extension

    Feb 24, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Yadier Molina

    Yesterday the Cardinals were said to have “re-engaged” in contract talks with Yadier Molina after negotiations were previously tabled and now Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the two sides could be nearing a deal. According to Strauss “movement on Molina is significant enough that source familiar with the situation believes…

  14. Not sure how to break this to you, but Grady Sizemore will not be able to go on Opening Day

    Feb 24, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    sizemore close

    I know. I’m just as shocked as you are. But the cold hard truth is staring us right in the face: Indians head trainer Lonnie Soloff says Sizemore is “unikely” for Opening Day to a lower back strain suffered 3 weeks ago. — Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 24, 2012   Someone hold me. I don’t…

  15. Welcome to the hot corner: Mark Trumbo takes a ground ball off the face

    Feb 24, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Trumbo_Mark

    How is Mark Trumbo‘s transition to third base going after never playing the position before in the majors or minors? It’s off to a rough start, says Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles: He took a ground ball off the nose and had to cut short his workout Friday morning. The ball came off the…

  16. Many Mets players think that Ryan Braun’s appeal was a joke

    Feb 24, 2012, 3:13 PM EDT

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    Andy Martino of the Daily News is in Mets camp, and overheard a bunch of Mets players talking about the Ryan Braun news today.  The peanut gallery is not impressed: “Ryan Braun is out there saying this shows he is innocent,” one Met said. “Does that mean O.J. Simpson is innocent, too?” … “Oh, wow,” a Mets…

  17. Jack Wilson out until mid-April with calf strain

    Feb 24, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v St. Louis Cardinals

    Jack Wilson, who re-signed with the Braves last month for $1 million, is expected to miss the beginning of the season with a strained calf suffered early in camp. Wilson was slated to push rookie shortstop Tyler Pastornicky during spring training, so that job now falls to Drew Sutton, Josh Wilson, and Brandon Hicks. Once…

  18. Ryan Braun press conference notes and quotes

    Feb 24, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT

    braun getty

    Some notes and quotes from Ryan Braun‘s press conference this afternoon: • He thanked fans who “withheld judgements as I respected the confidentially of this case.” • “I tried to respect this process even though the confidentially was breached early on.” • “If I had done this intentionally or unintentionally I’d have been the first…

  19. Mike Lupica seems to think the Braun arbitration was rigged

    Feb 24, 2012, 1:13 PM EDT

    Lupica

    Mike Lupica has a pretty Mike Lupica column up about the Ryan Braun arbitration today.  The upshot: who cares what some arbitrator says, we all know Braun is dirty and blah, blah, blah.  Lots of people are actually writing that column today, of course. I’m sure it makes them feel good. But more notable to…

  20. Ryan Madson sticking with agent Scott Boras despite disappointing contract

    Feb 24, 2012, 12:53 PM EDT

    Boras thinking

    Scott Boras was able to land Prince Fielder a massive contract, but two of his other clients, Ryan Madson and Edwin Jackson, ended up settling for one-year deals well below what they were expecting when the offseason began. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com writes that “there’s a lot of buzz in baseball circles that Madson might…

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