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  1. 28 teams attended workout for Cuban defector Rusney Castillo

    Jul 26, 2014, 5:05 PM EST

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    Nearly 100 baseball officials were reportedly on hand for the showcase.

  2. Report: Cubs, White Sox, Braves, Giants interested in Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo

    Jul 19, 2014, 12:31 PM EST

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    Executives from every MLB team are expected to be in attendance at Rusney Castillo’s workout next weekend.

  3. Rick Porcello throws second consecutive shutout

    Jul 1, 2014, 10:04 PM EST

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    Tigers righty Rick Porcello didn’t record a shutout over the first 163 starts of his major league career. Now he has two shutouts in the past six days.

  4. Victor Martinez out again Tuesday with side discomfort

    Jul 1, 2014, 7:43 PM EST

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    Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez had to be scratched from Monday’s series opener against the Athletics due to soreness in his back and side and he is also sitting out on Tuesday night in Detroit.

  5. Victor Martinez scratched from lineup due to soreness in side

    Jun 30, 2014, 7:01 PM EST

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    The Tigers will be without Victor Martinez when they begin a three-game series against the Athletics tonight in Detroit.

  6. Torii Hunter is willing to take a reduced role going forward

    Jun 24, 2014, 5:03 PM EST

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    Given how he’s playing these days, he’ll have to. But it’s nice to hear him say it.

  7. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 16, 2014, 5:00 AM EST

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    Three days, three come-from-behind wins for the Rockies over the Giants.

  8. Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo declared free agent, repped by Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports

    Jun 7, 2014, 1:00 PM EST

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    Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo has been declared a free agent by MLB and will be represented by Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports as he attempts to land a contract with a team.

  9. Jorge Cantu got in trouble for retweeting racist things

    May 20, 2014, 4:30 PM EST

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    In other news, Jorge Cantu is still alive.

  10. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 20, 2014, 6:31 AM EST

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    Two wins for Ohio teams, both in extra innings, both games decided by homers. Ohio is clearly the home of magical performers turning in clutch performances.

  11. Tigers sign J.D. Martinez

    Mar 24, 2014, 2:14 PM EST

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    J.D. Martinez, who was released by the Astros over the weekend, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Tigers. Martinez was a semi-regular for Houston during the past three seasons, logging 975 plate appearances, but he hit just .251 with 24 homers and a .687 OPS as a corner outfielder. He’s still just 26…

  12. Astros release outfielder J.D. Martinez

    Mar 22, 2014, 9:49 AM EST

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    After being removed from the 40-man roster during the offseason, outfielder J.D. Martinez was given his release by the Astros this morning. The news comes from Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. Martinez posted some impressive numbers as a prospect in the minors and held his own in the big leagues initially, but he hasn’t enjoyed much…

  13. Cardinals get Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz for much cheaper than originally expected

    Mar 10, 2014, 12:18 PM EST

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    Initial reports of Aledmys Diaz‘s deal with the Cardinals suggested he’d be getting at least $20 million over four seasons, but Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch now writes that the Cuban shortstop is getting significantly less upfront money. According to Goold it’s a four-year, $8 million deal, which is essentially utility infielder…

  14. Cardinals sign Cuban middle infielder Aledmys Diaz to a four-year major league contract

    Mar 9, 2014, 1:49 PM EST

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    As first reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Cardinals have agreed to a major league contract with Cuban infielder Aledmys Diaz. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that it’s a four-year deal. Diaz will arrive at Cardinals camp in Jupiter, Florida on Monday morning. No word on the financial terms. The Cardinals already have…

  15. Report: Braves sign Cuban catcher Yenier Bello to a minor league deal

    Mar 1, 2014, 10:20 PM EST

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    Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com is reporting that the Braves have signed Cuban catcher Yenier Bello to a minor league deal. Sanchez adds that the deal includes a signing bonus and an invitation to spring training. The Braves have a surplus of catching with Evan Gattis, Gerald Laird, Christian Bethancourt, and even Ryan Doumit. As a…

  16. The Yankees are not going to sign shortstop Aledmys Diaz

    Feb 24, 2014, 11:33 AM EST

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    Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz recently held a showcase for several teams. At the time the Yankees were said to be interested in him, possibly as an eventual Jeter heir. But not anymore. George King III of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are dropping out of the bidding. The Braves, Giants, Cardinals, and Phillies…

  17. Dodgers sign Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena to five-year deal

    Feb 21, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

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    Last week, it was reported that the Dodgers were close to signing Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that an agreement has been reached — a five year, $25 million deal, including a $7.5 million signing bonus. Arruebarruena defected from Cuba in November. He has a reputation as a defensive…

  18. Cardinals making offer to Cuban SS Aledmys Diaz

    Feb 19, 2014, 7:37 PM EST

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    Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has the story from Cardinals spring training in Jupiter, Florida … Long after the clubhouse emptied, general manager John Mozeliak and his chief lieutenants, manager Mike Matheny and coaches from both sides of camp attended a workout of Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz, who is expected to sign a…

  19. Orioles are now willing to give up their pick to sign a pitcher

    Feb 15, 2014, 11:20 PM EST

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    The Orioles have arguably had the worst off-season of any Major League team. They had the much-publicized contract snafus with closer Grant Balfour and outfielder Tyler Colvin, backing out of contracts with both at the last minute. They traded closer Jim Johnson and, as some have stated, whiffed on the return. Most importantly, though, the…

  20. Yankees among teams scouting Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz

    Feb 13, 2014, 6:31 PM EST

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    Who will man shortstop for the Yankees next year after Derek Jeter retires? Well, here’s one possibility. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that the Yankees were among the teams in attendance today to watch a showcase for Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz in Arizona. The Cardinals, Blue Jays, Mariners, Padres, and Giants were also on hand.…

  21. The Orioles sign Suk-Min Yoon to a three-year, $5.75 million deal

    Feb 13, 2014, 9:52 AM EST

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    Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles have reached agreement with right-hander Suk-Min Yoon on a three-year, $5.75 million deal. Yoon was the 2011 MVP of the Korean Baseball Organization. He is purported to have a 93 m.p.h. fastball, a hard slider and what scouts say is an above-average change. In 172 1/3 innings this past season…

  22. Dodgers close to signing slick-fielding Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena

    Feb 12, 2014, 11:44 AM EST

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    Continuing their focus on using their spending advantages to acquire talent internationally the Dodgers are close to signing Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. Arruebarruena defected from Cuba in November and held workouts for MLB teams in December. He’s considered an elite defensive shortstop, but there are lots of questions…

  23. The Yankees should hope that Tanaka is as disastrous as A-Rod

    Feb 12, 2014, 8:37 AM EST

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    You know you’ve reached peak A-Rod Derangement Syndrome when you use his experience with the Yankees as a warning sign. That’s what Joel Sherman does today at the New York Post. Here’s the tweet teasing the article: ICYMI column http://t.co/eaIONRzUsv 10 yrs ago this wk #Yankees thought scored coup with A-Rod, now think same Tanaka.…

  24. The Yankees introduce Masahiro Tanaka

    Feb 11, 2014, 2:21 PM EST

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    The Yankees held a press conference today to introduce Masahiro Tanaka. It was the largest assemblage of media for a Yankees player introduction since Hideki Matsui came to town in 2003. But for all of the scribes and television cameras in attendance, no actual news was broken. Indeed, Yankees pressers are pretty much a game…

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