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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Dodgers sign Chad Gaudin

    Feb 25, 2015, 11:21 AM EST

    Miami Marlins v San Francisco Giants

    Los Angeles is stockpiling pitching depth.

  4. 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

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

    Feb 25, 2015, 10:47 AM EST

    Carlos Quentin

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

    Feb 25, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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?

  13. Bobby Parnell to face live hitters this weekend for first time since Tommy John surgery

    Feb 24, 2015, 11:03 PM EST

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    Bobby Parnell is going to open the 2015 regular season on the 15-day disabled list, but an early-May debut seems to be within reach at this moment.

  14. Hanley Ramirez and Joe Kelly appear to have made up

    Feb 24, 2015, 9:55 PM EST

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    Joe Kelly effectively knocked Hanley Ramirez out of the 2013 NLCS when the then-Cardinals-starter struck the then-Dodgers-shortstop in the rib cage with a 95 mph fastball in the top of the first inning of Game 1.

  15. Zack Greinke throws 24-pitch ‘pen session, elbow fine

    Feb 24, 2015, 8:48 PM EST

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    Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke was given a lubricating injection last Thursday for his pitching elbow and had to be shut down for a couple of days, but it sounds like he is basically back on track.

  16. Alex Gordon able to take 15 dry swings Tuesday

    Feb 24, 2015, 7:31 PM EST

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    Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is making steady progress in his recovery from January wrist surgery.

  17. Andre Ethier: “I want the opportunity to play every day”

    Feb 24, 2015, 6:17 PM EST

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    Carl Crawford, Joc Pederson, and Yasiel Puig are expected to open the 2015 season as the Dodgers’ primary starting outfielders.

  18. Remember, back in 2009 when no one was paying any attention to Alex Rodriguez? Me neither.

    Feb 24, 2015, 4:40 PM EST

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    We should probably start a “Dumb A-Rod Quote of the Day” feature around here, because they’re coming every single day.

  19. Lucas Duda has a (mildly) strained oblique

    Feb 24, 2015, 3:43 PM EST

    Lucas Duda

    Not exactly big news, but it is our first injury of spring training, so we should make note of it.

  20. Adam Wainwright leaves spring training to have abdominal pain examined in St. Louis

    Feb 24, 2015, 2:14 PM EST

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    Wainwright is already behind his normal throwing schedule because of the elbow surgery.

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