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  1. Cubs claim Gonzalez Germen off waivers from the Rangers

    Jan 23, 2015, 6:10 PM EDT

    Gonzalez Germen

    Reliever Gonzalez Germen has now joined his fourth club of the off-season as the Cubs claimed him off waivers from the Rangers on Friday.

  2. Cubs, Dexter Fowler avoid arbitration for $9.5 million

    Jan 23, 2015, 1:10 PM EDT

    Dexter Fowler

    Fowler requested $10.8 million and the Cubs countered at $8.5 million.

  3. White Sox sign Jesse Crain

    Jan 22, 2015, 3:45 PM EDT

    Jesse Crain

    Jesse Crain hasn’t pitched since mid-2013, when the White Sox traded him to the Rays.

  4. Ryan Vogelsong “shifts course” on Astros, now “in serious discussions” with the Giants

    Jan 21, 2015, 11:02 PM EDT

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    Free agent starter Ryan Vogelsong was said to be working on a deal with the Astros and even traveled to Houston on Monday to meet with team officials. But it appears those negotiations have suddenly collapsed. From the Twitter account of FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal …

  5. Rangers acquire Carlos Corporan from Astros

    Jan 21, 2015, 11:15 AM EDT

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

  6. Alex Rodriguez has been working out with Barry Bonds

    Jan 21, 2015, 12:06 AM EDT

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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.

  7. Astros sign Colby Rasmus for $8 million

    Jan 20, 2015, 1:38 PM EDT

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    Monday the Astros traded center fielder Dexter Fowler to the Cubs.

  8. UPDATE: Astros in “serious discussions” with Ryan Vogelsong

    Jan 19, 2015, 11:47 PM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong

    After acquiring Evan Gattis from the Braves last week and swapping Dexter Fowler to the Cubs today for Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily, the Astros might have another move up their sleeve soon.

  9. Cubs GM Jed Hoyer says moving Luis Valbuena doesn’t change Kris Bryant’s timetable

    Jan 19, 2015, 8:55 PM EDT

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    Cubs fans are clamoring for Kris Bryant’s arrival to the big leagues, but they might have to be patient.

  10. Cubs acquire Dexter Fowler in a trade with the Astros

    Jan 19, 2015, 10:48 AM EDT

    Dexter Fowler

    According to a report, the Cubs are on the verge of acquiring Dexter Fowler from the Astros.

  11. Jeff Luhnow believes the Astros will have a winning record in 2015

    Jan 17, 2015, 10:48 AM EDT

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    The Astros haven’t had a winning record since they went 86-75 in 2008.

  12. 54 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 16, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

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    Find out what salaries arbitration-eligible players and their respective teams filed for ahead of Friday’s deadline.

  13. Astros and Chris Carter avoid arbitration

    Jan 14, 2015, 8:44 PM EDT

    Chris Carter

    The Astros and DH Chris Carter avoided arbitration with a one-year, $4.175 million.

  14. Rockies avoid arbitration with Jordan Lyles

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:01 PM EDT

    Jordan Lyles

    The Rockies avoided arbitration with pitcher Jordan Lyles, agreeing on a one-year deal worth $2.475 million.

  15. MLB unlikely to institute a pitch clock in 2015

    Jan 4, 2015, 6:04 PM EDT

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    MLB tested a pitch-clock rule in the Arizona Fall League, but it’s unlikely to be adopted for the 2015 season.

  16. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

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    Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.

  17. Astros designate Gregorio Petit for assignment

    Dec 16, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Petit played 37 games for Houston this past season, hitting .278 with a .723 OPS while seeing action at shortstop, second base, and third base.

  18. Rangers sign Anthony Bass, Ross Wolf, and Antoan Richardson

    Dec 11, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

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    All three received invites to major league spring training.

  19. Angels acquire Drew Butera from Dodgers

    Dec 9, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Drew Butera

    Perhaps the worst hitter in baseball is on the move.

  20. Angels claim Marc Krauss off waivers from Astros

    Dec 8, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Possible left-handed bench bat.

  21. Astros “have been pursuing” free agent Jed Lowrie

    Dec 8, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Two offseasons ago the Astros traded Jed Lowrie to the A’s for Chris Carter, Brad Peacock, and Max Stassi.

  22. Report: Blue Jays, Astros discuss Dexter Fowler

    Dec 2, 2014, 9:58 PM EDT

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    The Blue Jays appear to be planning for a future without Melky Cabrera.

  23. Tigers claim Josh Zeid off waivers from Astros

    Nov 20, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Josh Zeid Astros

    Zeid underwent season-ending foot surgery in July.

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