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  1. Report: Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine”

    Feb 25, 2015, 8:08 PM EST

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    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman is hearing from sources that Hamilton had a relapse “a couple months back” that “involved at least cocaine.” Heyman says Hamilton confessed to MLB officials that he used.

  2. Yankees don’t plan on having to pay A-Rod’s $30 million in home run milestone bonuses

    Feb 25, 2015, 7:25 PM EST

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    Alex Rodriguez is due $30 million in marketing bonuses from the Yankees for reaching certain milestone markers between career home runs 660 and 763 — 763 being the all-time home run record.

  3. Nick Markakis on O’s: “Don’t believe a word they say … It was all because of my neck”

    Feb 25, 2015, 6:13 PM EST

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    Markakis needed fusion surgery for a herniated disk in his neck two weeks after signing a four-year, $44 million free agent contract with the Braves. So of course the Orioles’ reluctance to sign him was about his neck.

  4. Mark Teixeira is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 25, 2015, 4:48 PM EST

    Mark Teixeira

    He credits a gluten-free, dairy-free diet and 13 pounds of added muscle.

  5. Angels “bracing for penalties” as Josh Hamilton meets with MLB about “disciplinary issue”

    Feb 25, 2015, 4:06 PM EST

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    General manager Jerry Dipoto would only confirm that Hamilton is in New York meeting with MLB officials, declining to offer any further details.

  6. Cliff Lee faces hitters for the first time since July

    Feb 25, 2015, 3:10 PM EST

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    He’s owed $25 million this season and $27.5 million or a $12 million buyout for 2016.

  7. Baseball is actually dying, you guys! In Cuba.

    Feb 25, 2015, 2:56 PM EST

    Cuba

    Also: who is the Cuban Derek Jeter?

  8. You’ll be shocked to learn that David Ortiz thinks the new pace-of-play rules are “bulls**t”

    Feb 25, 2015, 12:32 PM EST

    David Ortiz

    Specifically, the one about batters having to keep a foot in after each pitch.

  9. Some designated hitters are allowed to take grounders. Others aren’t.

    Feb 25, 2015, 11:54 AM EST

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    Either that or teams’ memo distribution system is horribly out of whack.

  10. Dodgers sign Chad Gaudin

    Feb 25, 2015, 11:21 AM EST

    Miami Marlins v San Francisco Giants

    Los Angeles is stockpiling pitching depth.

  11. Of course you want to see Giancarlo Stanton in body paint

    Feb 25, 2015, 11:02 AM EST

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    From this week’s cover of Sports Illustrated

  12. Pushed out of the Padres’ outfield, Carlos Quentin is looking for a new home

    Feb 25, 2015, 10:47 AM EST

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    Quentin is still on the roster and under contract for $8 million, but San Diego added Justin Upton Matt Kemp, and Wil Myers in high-profile trades.

  13. Hank Aaron is rooting for Alex Rodriguez

    Feb 25, 2015, 10:35 AM EST

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    And he’s not going to sit in judgment of someone. Because he does not believe it is his job to do so. Imagine.

  14. Corey Hart is trying to make a comeback, with the Pirates and without his speed

    Feb 25, 2015, 10:15 AM EST

    Corey Hart

    Two-time All-Star was signed to fill a part-time role.

  15. An ugly fight over Ernie Banks’ estate has begun

    Feb 25, 2015, 9:50 AM EST

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    The surprise sole beneficiary of Banks’ will is claiming the Hall of Famer’s estate is worth only $16,000.

  16. The Cardinals will, once again, attempt to implement programs to prevent drunk driving

    Feb 25, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

    A transportation system put into place after the death of Josh Hancock in 2007 went largely unused and then disappeared. Now the club will try again.

  17. Umpires are being instructed to avoid confrontations with players regarding new pace-of-play rules

    Feb 25, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

    Adjusting gloves

    Fines and off-the-field enforcement will be the order of the day.

  18. Ichiro is happy to be away from Joe Girardi

    Feb 25, 2015, 8:30 AM EST

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    He also seems to have a higher opinion of his skill set than his current skill set warrants.

  19. San Francisco — and all of California — will consider a smokeless tobacco ban that includes MLB parks

    Feb 25, 2015, 6:08 AM EST

    Dykstra Tobacco

    If these laws are passed, it would be illegal for anyone to use smokeless tobacco on any ball field, from tee-ball on up to Dodger Stadium. What say you, America?

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