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  1. Ronald Belisario tested positive for cocaine, said he used it only once

    Feb 22, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario already faces a drug suspension at the beginning of the year, but it appears that his drug problems extend beyond whatever it was that sent him to rehab last year: he told reporters this morning that he tested positive for cocaine. It’s unclear when he tested positive, but Belisario says that…

  2. Jose Contreras “threw very, very well” in first bullpen session since surgery

    Feb 22, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Jose Contreras took the mound yesterday for the first time since undergoing elbow surgery in September and Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said afterward that the veteran right-hander “did fine” and “threw very, very well.” Contreras was initially given a 4-6 month recovery timetable that made him unlikely to be healthy for the beginning of…

  3. Miami taxpayers one step closer to paying another $1.2 million per year to benefit the Marlins

    Feb 22, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Last fall we learned that the city of Miami faces an unexpected $1.2 million property tax bill as a result of its largess to Jeff Loria and the Miami Marlins. Seems the city thought that a stadium parking garage it built and paid for is not going to be exempt from property taxes because, despite the fact…

  4. GM: Rangers no longer likely to trade Koji Uehara

    Feb 22, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers

    Koji Uehara trade rumors swirled for most of the offseason and at one point the reliever vetoed an agreed-upon trade to Toronto, but Texas general manager Jon Daniels no longer expects to deal him. Daniels told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com that the Rangers “have no moves planned or anything like that” and “are ready to…

  5. MLB adopts the “Maddon Rule” to combat relief pitcher shenanigans

    Feb 22, 2012, 9:51 AM EDT

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    Remember last June when Joe Maddon had Sam Fuld warm up as a relief pitcher for the sole purpose of giving his real reliever, Cesar Ramos, more time to get loose?  And how he admitted that he lied to the umps about Fuld having an injury so as not to run afoul of the rules…

  6. Quote of the Day: “Si, Motherf****r”

    Feb 22, 2012, 9:19 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Buster Olney watched Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder take batting practice.  They sound like they’re having a lot of fun: When Cabrera took his turns in the box, he carved long liners to right field, over and over, shouting to the others to guess whether they would clear the fence. “SI OR NO?” Cabrera yelled.…

  7. Ozzie Guillen vows to keep Carlos Zambrano under control

    Feb 22, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves

    As soon as Carlos Zambrano was shipped to Miami everyone wanted to know how baseball’s most combustible pitcher would get along with baseball’s most combustible manager in Ozzie Guillen. Guillen spoke on that yesterday. He opined that perhaps the reason Zambrano had issues with the Cubs is because the Cubs let him have issues. And,…

  8. A-Rod brown bags it

    Feb 22, 2012, 8:20 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game 5

    My son has a “Clone Wars” lunch box. It’s pretty cool. Only problem is that it’s black and you can’t really see where I wrote his name on it. Given how popular that particular lunch box is, you won’t be surprised to hear that he’s accidentally brought some other kid’s home several times.  First grade isn’t easy.…

  9. Running down the rosters: Miami Marlins

    Feb 21, 2012, 11:30 PM EDT

    Marlins Spring Baseball

    The hopes are high with LeBron James having one of the greatest statistical seasons in NBA history and the Dolphins potentially landing Peyton Manning or Matt Flynn as their new quarterback. Also, the baseball team has a new name, a new stadium and a new star shortstop. Let’s see if that does the Marlins any…

  10. Peter O’Malley drops out of bidding for Dodgers

    Feb 21, 2012, 10:10 PM EDT

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    Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that Peter O’Malley has withdrawn his bid to reacquire the Dodgers. O’Malley, whose family owned the franchise for 47 years until selling to NewsCorp in 1998, was partially backed by South Korean conglomerate E-Land. O’Malley was one of 11 bidders who made it through the first round…

  11. Yadier Molina won’t discuss contract extension during the season

    Feb 21, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Yadier Molina recently indicated that he would be willing to discuss a contract extension with the Cardinals during the season, but the impending free agent is apparently going to follow the example of his friend and former teammate Albert Pujols. Molina’s agent, Melvin Roman, told Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his client…

  12. Yankees and Eric Chavez agree to one-year contract

    Feb 21, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v New York Yankees

    After finalizing a contract with Raul Ibanez earlier today, the Yankees have quickly moved on to the next item on their agenda. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Yankees and Eric Chavez have agreed to a contract, pending a physical. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com adds that it’s a one-year, $900,000 deal which includes incentives.…

  13. Bobby Abreu wants a trade if he won’t be an everyday player with the Angels

    Feb 21, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Angels’ general manager Jerry Dipoto told Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com that Abreu hasn’t personally issued an ultimatum to him or manager Mike Scioscia: “I spoke to Bobby a little more than a week ago, I’d say — a week, 10 days ago — and walked through his current situation, and Mike has had very…

  14. Alex Gordon pulls a fast one on Jeff Francoeur

    Feb 21, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT

    Jeff Francoeur, Alex Gordon

    Jeff Francoeur is the Royals’ second-highest paid player after landing a two-year, $13.5 million extension last summer, but when he showed up at camp, he found his locker and gear situated in with the minor leaguers. As it turned out, Alex Gordon was to blame. Gordon, who had already made his way to Royals camp…

  15. Running down the rosters: Seattle Mariners

    Feb 21, 2012, 6:18 PM EDT

    Felix Hernandez

    The Mariners have finished in last place in the AL West six of the last eight years, and while their is a shining ray of hope on the way in 2013 in the form of the Astros, they’re going to have a tough time not making it seven of nine years this season. Rotation Felix…

  16. Roy Halladay passes on snake wrestling, intoxicating bark

    Feb 21, 2012, 5:49 PM EDT

    Roy Halladay

    Roy Halladay isn’t generally known for his interesting interviews. However, his winter getaway fishing on the Amazon provided him with a couple of fun anecdotes today. According to legend, Halladay, who went to Brazil with Chris Carpenter and B.J. Ryan, wrestled an anaconda in the river. That wasn’t exactly the case, though. “I was not…

  17. Wilson Ramos is back in the swing of things

    Feb 21, 2012, 5:19 PM EDT

    Wilson Ramos

    Today was Wilson Ramos‘ first day back in his usual major league routine since he was kidnapped in Venezuela last November.  Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com has a story up about it. For the most part Ramos sounds like he’s all about getting back to business. But there is at least one thing suggesting that his…

  18. Dusty Baker on Aroldis Chapman: “We’re going to stretch him out” as a starter

    Feb 21, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Initially the Reds planned to have Aroldis Chapman build up his arm strength as a starter in the Arizona Fall League and winter ball, but shoulder problems put that on hold and now the left-hander’s role for 2012 is somewhat unclear. Dusty Baker said today that they’ll give Chapman an opportunity to start this spring…

  19. One of the MLB Fan Cave guys is the Orioles new P.A. announcer

    Feb 21, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Depending on how closely you followed the MLB Fan Cave thing last season, you may or may not know that Ryan Wagner was one of the two guys involved. I got to meet him once. Nice guy. With his iteration of the Fan Cave over, I was wondering what he’d be doing with his time.…

  20. Hanley Ramirez is just fine playing third base

    Feb 21, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT

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    From the moment the Marlins signed Jose Reyes in December there was speculation about how willing Hanley Ramirez would be to shift to third base. At various points he was said to be fine with it, totally against it, and undecided. Well, today in Marlins camp Ramirez took ground balls at third base and afterward…

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