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  1. Photo of the Day: Randy Johnson could maybe use a smaller jersey

    Jan 7, 2015, 12:30 PM EST

    Camera

    We said “The Big Unit,” not “The Big Fat Size 65 Unit”

  2. Twins sign Blaine Boyer

    Jan 7, 2015, 11:45 AM EST

    San Diego Padres Photo Day

    He’s had an up-and-down career filled with lots of arm problems.

  3. Here’s the letter Major League Baseball sent prosecutors vouching for Anthony Bosch

    Jan 7, 2015, 11:28 AM EST

    bosch headshot

    And, for the first time, we learn that Senator George Mitchell met with prosecutors to put in a good word for Bosch as well.

  4. Bobby Parnell, Mets avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 7, 2015, 11:02 AM EST

    Bobby Parnell Getty

    Parnell made just one appearance last season before undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery.

  5. Video: John Smoltz reflects on what being elected to the Hall of Fame means to him

    Jan 7, 2015, 9:57 AM EST

    (FILES) This 25 August, 2002, file photo

    Smoltz reflects on being given baseball’s highest honor.

  6. The Nats and Astros are a step closer to getting a new spring training site

    Jan 7, 2015, 9:17 AM EST

    Palm beach

    It’s been a long process, but a new spring training home for the Nats and Astros appears to be finally falling into place.

  7. Why should we care if a ballplayer is mean or if he’s “a punk?”

    Jan 7, 2015, 7:36 AM EST

    Pedro Martinez

    That’s something baseball writers care an awful lot about. Why on Earth should we as fans care?

  8. Video: Craig Biggio on becoming the first Astros player to be elected to the Hall of Fame

    Jan 6, 2015, 10:59 PM EST

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    Craig Biggio spoke Tuesday at a press conference in Houston about receiving the call from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and what it means to be the first Astros player enshrined in Cooperstown …

  9. Yankees re-sign Stephen Drew to one-year contract

    Jan 6, 2015, 9:47 PM EST

    stephen drew yankees getty

    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have worked out the framework of a one-year contract with free agent infielder Stephen Drew. It’s expected to carry a base salary of around $5 million …

  10. Brandon Beachy aiming to sign with a team this week

    Jan 6, 2015, 8:29 PM EST

    brandon beachy getty

    Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish heard from a source Tuesday that free agent starter Brandon Beachy is hoping to sign with a team by Friday. Beachy has thrown for seven different clubs over the past 10 days and is now requesting final bids from six of them …

  11. Diamondbacks to retire Randy Johnson’s No. 51

    Jan 6, 2015, 7:11 PM EST

    randy johnson mlb network

    Now that “The Big Unit” has officially been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, plans for an official number-retirement ceremony — to take place in 2015 at Arizona’s Chase Field — are in the works.

  12. Video: Pedro Martinez discusses Hall of Fame election

    Jan 6, 2015, 6:08 PM EST

    pedro martinez mlb network

    Pedro Martinez was charming and thoughtful and funny during this press conference Tuesday at Fenway Park following his first-ballot election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame …

  13. This is why we can’t have nice things

    Jan 6, 2015, 5:25 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox

    Talk radio, man. Talk radio.

  14. Tim Hudson undergoes ankle surgery, out two months

    Jan 6, 2015, 4:50 PM EST

    Tim Hudson AP

    Tim Hudson underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle.

  15. Quote of the Day: Darin Erstad

    Jan 6, 2015, 4:35 PM EST

    Erstad

    He doesn’t know why someone gave him a Hall of Fame vote either.

  16. Clint Hurdle to undergo second hip replacement surgery

    Jan 6, 2015, 4:20 PM EST

    clint hurdle getty

    Two surgeries in three months for the 57-year-old manager.

  17. So, which caps do the Hall of Fame inductees wear on their plaques?

    Jan 6, 2015, 4:01 PM EST

    smoltz1

    Two are no-brainers. One is pretty easy. The other one . . . is a bit trickier.

  18. Fifty-one percent of Hall of Fame ballots used all ten slots

    Jan 6, 2015, 3:30 PM EST

    Hall of Fame ballot

    Just under half of the voters could not find ten worthy candidates to vote for on the most loaded Hall of Fame ballot of all time.

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