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  1. Cuban center fielder Guillermo Heredia has left the island in search of major league deal

    Jan 21, 2015, 9:49 PM EST

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    Baseball America’s Ben Badler calls Heredia a “plus defender” in center field with good range and a strong throwing arm.

  2. Orioles re-sign Steve Johnson to minor league contract

    Jan 21, 2015, 9:05 PM EST

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    According to MASN’s Roch Kubatko, the Orioles have re-signed right-hander Steve Johnson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

  3. Brett Anderson to begin mound work next week

    Jan 21, 2015, 8:13 PM EST

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    J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News writes Wednesday that Brett Anderson has increased his flat-ground work to a distance of 160 feet and is aiming to step atop a mound next week in Arizona.

  4. Reds agree to minor league deal with Jason Marquis

    Jan 21, 2015, 7:05 PM EST

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    Jason Marquis struggled in 2014 with the Phillies’ Triple-A team and posted a rough 4.05 ERA (84 ERA+) and 1.52 WHIP across 117 2/3 innings with the Padres in 2013.

  5. Yu Darvish throwing long-toss in Texas, expected to be 100 percent for Opening Day 2015

    Jan 21, 2015, 6:27 PM EST

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    Yu Darvish was shut down prematurely in 2014 due to inflammation in his pitching elbow, but he’s had a fairly normal offseason and should be 100 percent heading into the opening of the 2015 campaign.

  6. Braves sign Kelly Johnson

    Jan 21, 2015, 5:13 PM EST

    Kelly Johnson

    Johnson split last season between the Yankees, Red Sox, and Orioles.

  7. The Marlins have offered a one-year, $2 million deal to Ichiro

    Jan 21, 2015, 4:01 PM EST

    Ichiro Suzuki

    Seems like that’s about as much as Ichiro can expect at this point.

  8. Bud Selig: The Greatest Commissioner in the History of Baseball

    Jan 21, 2015, 3:00 PM EST

    Bud Selig

    Bud Selig leaves office on Sunday. Let’s give the man his due.

  9. Report: MLB is moving the amateur draft from June to July

    Jan 21, 2015, 2:44 PM EST

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    The move to July 1 would be made at least in part to allow players participating in the College World Series to finish their seasons before the draft.

  10. MLB and the umpires reach a five-year labor agreement

    Jan 21, 2015, 1:00 PM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs Baltimore Orioles

    There’s a reason why these things get renewed with little if any fuss these days.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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