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  1. Anthony Rizzo on track to return to the Cubs’ lineup on Monday

    Sep 13, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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    Anthony Rizzo has made progress from his lower back injury and is on track to rejoin the Cubs’ lineup on Monday.

  2. Cubs will be in position to make a splash with Jon Lester

    Sep 10, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Multiple industry sources say the Cubs are targeting Lester and will make a run at him this winter, trying to set a foundation piece in the rebuild at Clark and Addison.

  3. Money, money, money (and Bud Selig’s nirvana)

    Aug 26, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Here at the end of his tenure, baseball is closer to Selig’s nirvana than perhaps ever before.

  4. Retirement now a consideration for Alfonso Soriano

    Jul 6, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Alfonso Soriano, now 38 years old, may consider retirement after being designated for assignment by the Yankees on Sunday.

  5. Alfonso Soriano designated for assignment by Yankees

    Jul 6, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT

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    Alfonso Soriano’s second stint with the New York Yankees will end not with a bang but a whimper. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the veteran outfielder was designated for assignment on Sunday morning.

  6. Quote of the Day: Darwin Barney on the Cubs’ roster makeover

    Jul 5, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

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    Darwin Barney is feeling a little lonely in the Cubs’ clubhouse these days.

  7. Yankees demote April and May star Yangervis Solarte to Triple-A

    Jul 3, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Yangervis Solarte was one of the Yankees’ biggest bright spots early on this season, coming out of nowhere to make the team as a 26-year-old career minor leaguer, grabbing hold of the starting job at third base, and hitting .300 with six homers and an .834 OPS in 49 games through April and May.

  8. Carlos Beltran can’t throw, so he’s a designated hitter only

    Jun 25, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Carlos Beltran has played 17 games for the Yankees since returning from the disabled list for bone spurs in his elbow that may require surgery eventually, but they’ve all been at designated hitter and that’s not going to change anytime soon.

  9. Alfonso Soriano and Ichiro Suzuki are a $25 million platoon

    Jun 6, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT

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    Alfonso Soriano began the season as the Yankees’ everyday designated hitter and Ichiro Suzuki began the season on the Yankees’ bench, but now they’re being platooned in right field … at a combined salary of $25 million.

  10. Tanaka tames the A’s

    Jun 5, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

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    And Alfonso Soriano finally got a hit.

  11. Travis d’Arnaud returns from concussion

    May 29, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud is back on the active roster after spending two weeks on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

  12. Travis d’Arnaud ready to rejoin Mets after concussion

    May 27, 2014, 7:17 PM EDT

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    Travis d’Arnaud is expected to return to the Mets on Wednesday after missing a little over two weeks because of a concussion.

  13. Travis d’Arnaud cleared for baseball activities

    May 22, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

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    Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud is symptom-free after his recent concussion.

  14. Theo vs. Evil Empire: How the Cubs move on from the Tanaka fallout

    May 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    The urban legend had Theo Epstein destroying a hotel room after he found out Jose Contreras decided on the New York Yankees.

  15. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 16, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT

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    YOU get a walkoff! And YOU get a walkoff! And YOU get a walkoff!

  16. Travis d’Arnaud goes on seven-day concussion disabled list

    May 15, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud has been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list after being struck on the head by Alfonso Soriano’s backswing Tuesday night.

  17. Mets could place Travis d’Arnaud on seven-day concussion DL

    May 14, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

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    Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud received the bunt of Alfonso Soriano’s backswing and may need some time on the seven-day concussion DL to recuperate.

  18. Alfonso Soriano becomes seventh player to amass 1,000 hits in both leagues

    May 12, 2014, 9:16 PM EDT

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    Alfonso Soriano notched his 1,000th hit in the American League this evening against the Mets.

  19. The Royals: A history of (no) power

    Apr 21, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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    You probably know this, but the Kansas City Royals single season home run record is 36, and Steve Balboni set it almost 30 years ago.

  20. 2014 Preview: New York Yankees

    Mar 27, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The New York Yankees The Big Question: Does $471 million in offseason commitments put the Yankees back in the playoffs? The…

  21. The Yankees were no-hit by the Marlins in Panama

    Mar 16, 2014, 12:14 AM EDT

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    It may be spring training, but no-hitters are always fun. Marlins pitchers Brad Hand, Steve Cishek, A.J. Ramos, and Arquimedes Camineros combined for nine innings of no-hit baseball against the Yankees. The game was played at Rod Carew Stadium in Panama as part of the “Legend Series”. Brad Hand started the game and went five…

  22. Could the Yankees find a match for Ichiro Suzuki in the Phillies?

    Mar 9, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

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    ESPN’s Buster Olney tweeted earlier that Ichiro Suzuki appears to be the odd man out in the Yankees’ outfield and adds that the Phillies could use outfield help. The Yankees, of course, will have recent free agent additions Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran in center and right, respectively, and Brett Gardner in left. Alfonso Soriano…

  23. Yankees considering using Alfonso Soriano as back-up first baseman

    Mar 8, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT

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    Over his 15-year career, Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano has logged time at five of the eight non-pitcher positions on the diamond. The only three positions he hasn’t played are catcher, first base and right field. He might make it six this season. ESPN’s Andrew Marchand reports that manager Joe Girardi has kicked around the idea…

  24. Alfonso Soriano may retire after this year

    Feb 21, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

    Yankees' Soriano points as he crosses home plate in the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game the Angels in New York

    Alfonso Soriano, who is still playing under that massive contract the Cubs gave him, says this year could be it: Alfonso Soriano could join Derek Jeter in retirement following the end of the upcoming baseball season. “It depends on how I feel,’’ Soriano said when asked by The Post if he wants to continue playing.…

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