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  1. Nationals, Mets, Rays discussed trade involving Ian Desmond and Ben Zobrist

    Jan 11, 2015, 8:17 PM EST

    Ian Desmond

    The Nationals, Mets, and Rays engaged in a discussion that would have resulted in a blockbuster trade involving Ben Zobrist and Ian Desmond. Alas, it was not meant to be.

  2. A.J. Burnett: “I got one (season) left.”

    Jan 11, 2015, 7:10 PM EST

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    A.J. Burnett plans to retire after the 2015 season. He returned to the Pirates after signing a one-year deal in November.

  3. Report: Yankees to hire Jeff Pentland and Alan Cockrell as hitting coaches

    Jan 11, 2015, 6:05 PM EST

    Jeff Pentland

    The Yankees will hire Jeff Pentland and Alan Cockrell, giving them two hitting coaches for the first time.

  4. Dan Duquette still candidate for Blue Jays president

    Jan 11, 2015, 3:28 PM EST

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has the blurb …

  5. Tigers agree to deal with infielder Josh Wilson

    Jan 11, 2015, 1:15 PM EST

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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.

  6. Red Sox sign Jeff Bianchi to minor league deal

    Jan 11, 2015, 11:33 AM EST

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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.

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

    Jan 11, 2015, 9:06 AM EST

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

  8. Adam Jones will make a donation to David Ortiz’s charity after losing a bet

    Jan 10, 2015, 11:51 PM EST

    Adam Jones

    Adam Jones and David Ortiz made a friendly wager on Saturday’s playoff game between the Ravens and Patriots. The loser would make a $5,000 donation to the winner’s charity.

  9. CC Sabathia likely to begin bullpen sessions this month

    Jan 10, 2015, 9:57 PM EST

    New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Minnesota Twins

    CC Sabathia will start throwing bullpens at the end of January as he recovers from knee surgery last July.

  10. Shin-Soo Choo says he feels “too good” nearing spring training

    Jan 10, 2015, 8:43 PM EST

    Shin-Soo Choo

    Shin-Soo Choo is only a few months removed from ankle surgery, but he says he feels “too good” with spring training drawing close.

  11. Marlins holding out hope Dan Haren changes his mind about pitching on the West coast

    Jan 10, 2015, 7:32 PM EST

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    The Marlins would be thrilled if Dan Haren showed up to spring training. Haren has said he intends to pitch only on the West coast, near his home.

  12. Johan Santana expects to return to the major leagues in 2015

    Jan 10, 2015, 6:24 PM EST

    National League New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana during first inning action in Washington

    Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana will attempt to return to the major leagues again in 2015.

  13. Rays sign Juan Francisco

    Jan 10, 2015, 5:29 PM EST

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    Francisco spent last season with the Blue Jays and batted .220 with 16 home runs and a .747 OPS over 106 games.

  14. Josh Reddick is now on board with Billy Beane’s plan

    Jan 10, 2015, 5:00 PM EST

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    Josh Reddick openly criticized the logic behind the Josh Donaldson deal, but he’s back on board with Billy Beane’s plan after today’s trade for Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar.

  15. Padres sign Jose Valverde

    Jan 10, 2015, 4:26 PM EST

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    Here’s a friendly reminder that Valverde served as the Mets’ closer for a stretch last season.

  16. Mark Mulder still mulling over the possibility of a comeback

    Jan 10, 2015, 3:49 PM EST

    Mark Mulder AP

    Mark Mulder saw his comeback attempt come to an abrupt end last February when he ruptured his left Achilles tendon while doing agility drills prior to a bullpen session in Angels camp. He might not be done.

  17. Miguel Cabrera scheduled to have CT scan of ankle/foot in February

    Jan 10, 2015, 2:30 PM EST

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    Miguel Cabrera underwent surgery last October to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in his foot.

  18. UPDATE: Athletics acquire Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from Rays

    Jan 10, 2015, 1:24 PM EST

    Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar

    Billy Beane’s fascinating offseason continues, as the Athletics have acquired Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Rays.

  19. Diamondbacks asking around about catching, but finding price is too high

    Jan 10, 2015, 11:48 AM EST

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    The Diamondbacks have asked the Cubs about Welington Castillo and the Blue Jays about Dioner Navarro, but general manager Dave Stewart says the club isn’t making much progress in trade talks.

  20. Mariners give Robinson Cano permission to play in Dominican Winter League

    Jan 10, 2015, 10:21 AM EST

    Robinson Cano toe

    Cano suffered a broken toe during the Japan Series in November and wants to test it out before spring training.

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