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  1. Giants designate Marco Scutaro for assignment with his career in jeopardy

    Jan 21, 2015, 12:46 PM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Scutaro missed all but 13 games last season and the recovery timetable for his back surgery is expected to be 4-6 months.

  2. And now your annual “Dontrelle Willis has signed with _____” post

    Jan 21, 2015, 11:32 AM EST

    Washington Nationals v Baltimore Orioles

    He last pitched in the bigs in 2011. He was last effective in the bigs in 2006.

  3. Rangers acquire Carlos Corporan from Astros

    Jan 21, 2015, 11:15 AM EST

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    Corporan joins Robinson Chirinos as the Rangers’ in-house catching options.

  4. MLB proposes shortening between-inning breaks

    Jan 21, 2015, 11:03 AM EST

    Watchmen Clock

    Commercials wouldn’t be reduced, but players would have to be ready to play as soon as the commercials are over.

  5. Red Sox sign Dana Eveland

    Jan 21, 2015, 10:15 AM EST

    Dana Eveland

    Last season for the Mets he threw 27 innings with a 2.63 ERA and 27/6 K/BB ratio.

  6. The Dodgers’ TV situation is likely to be unchanged for the 2015 season

    Jan 21, 2015, 9:55 AM EST

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    Specifically: not many folks in Los Angeles will be able to see the Dodgers.

  7. The Marlins expect Jose Fernandez back around June 1; would consider trading Dan Haren

    Jan 21, 2015, 9:12 AM EST

    Jose Fernandez

    They could have their ace for more than half the season if things go right.

  8. Before you hit “publish” on your A-Rod/Barry Bonds hot take . . .

    Jan 21, 2015, 8:26 AM EST

    Barry Bonds Giants spring

    I really can’t wait to read the angry hot takes about A-Rod and Bonds, but I must at least try to head them off at the pass.

  9. Shockingly, Pete Rose backtracks on something he’s been saying for years

    Jan 21, 2015, 7:36 AM EST

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    After years of saying the PED guys were way worse than him, now he thinks they belong in the Hall of Fame.

  10. Alex Rodriguez has been working out with Barry Bonds

    Jan 21, 2015, 12:06 AM EST

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    To prepare for his return to the Yankees after missing the entire 2014 season while serving out a 162-game PED suspension, Alex Rodriguez has enlisted the help of baseball’s home run king (and central figure of the “steroid era”) — Barry Bonds.

  11. Cliff Lee has already begun throwing off a mound

    Jan 20, 2015, 11:21 PM EST

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    Cliff Lee is expected to be ready for the start of spring training and will become trade bait this summer if he can prove that he’s fully healthy.

  12. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro: “I think Cole Hamels is going to be in our uniform, frankly”

    Jan 20, 2015, 10:14 PM EST

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    Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reported last week that the Padres, Cardinals, Rangers, and Red Sox have all engaged in serious trade discussions for Phillies ace Cole Hamels, but obviously nothing has come together yet and Ruben Amaro Jr. doesn’t seem inclined to lower the current asking price.

  13. Braves pursuing free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes

    Jan 20, 2015, 9:27 PM EST

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    MLB.com beat writer Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are in pursuit of free agent Jonny Gomes as a potential left-field platoon mate with Zolio Almonte.

  14. Orioles have been in contact with Nate Schierholtz

    Jan 20, 2015, 8:35 PM EST

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    The defending AL East-champion Orioles have been linked in recent weeks to free agent outfielders like Norichika Aoki and Colby Rasmus, but Aoki signed with the Giants on Monday and Rasmus agreed to a deal Tuesday with the Astros. So, what now?

  15. “A lot of teams jumping back in” on James Shields

    Jan 20, 2015, 6:52 PM EST

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    Jon Lester signed a six-year, $155 million contract with the Cubs in December and Max Scherzer struck a seven-year, $210 million deal Monday with the Nationals, which leaves James Shields as the last remaining front-line starting pitcher on this winter’s free agent market.

  16. Rangers acquire Gonzalez Germen from the Yankees

    Jan 20, 2015, 6:07 PM EST

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    Germen was designated for assignment by the Yankees on January 13 to open up a 40-man roster spot for reliever Chris Martin, who was acquired off waivers from the Rockies.

  17. The 19th Greatest GM of all time made the Orioles a winner and picked the Yankees up off the ground

    Jan 20, 2015, 4:29 PM EST

    Lee MacPhail

    Lee MacPhail built a mini-dynasty in Baltimore and helped the Yankees recover from the crumbling of their own dynasty.

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