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  1. The Jon Lester deal is official; Cubs to hold press conference Monday

    Dec 13, 2014, 1:01 PM EST

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    The Cubs came out on top in the Jon Lester sweepstakes earlier this week and they are ready to make the deal official.

  2. Thought experiment: How many MLB teams would wipe the slate clean?

    Nov 26, 2014, 4:25 PM EST

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    Since there’s no such thing as a stupid question …

  3. The Cubs have offered Jon Lester “north of $135 million”

    Nov 25, 2014, 3:46 PM EST

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    Based on what we know at the moment, the Cubs’ offer is the richest one out there.

  4. Jose Abreu is a unanimous selection for AL Rookie of the Year

    Nov 10, 2014, 6:23 PM EST

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    Joins Albert Pujols, Evan Longoria and Mike Trout as unanimous winners.

  5. Kenta Maeda: the next $100 million Japanese pitcher?

    Oct 5, 2014, 11:37 AM EST

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is hearing that Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda could command $120-130 million.

  6. Pouliot’s 2014 American League awards picks

    Sep 29, 2014, 12:40 PM EST

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    Trout vs. Martinez? Hernandez vs. Kluber? Here are one person’s picks for MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year.

  7. Masahiro Tanaka doesn’t make it out of the second inning vs. the Red Sox

    Sep 27, 2014, 2:25 PM EST

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    This won’t exactly give the Yankees peace of mind going into the offseason.

  8. Masahiro Tanaka is going to pitch again on Saturday

    Sep 22, 2014, 4:40 PM EST

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    Good news for the Yankees and their once and future ace

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

    Sep 22, 2014, 5:14 AM EST

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    The Royals salvage one and their hopes of an AL Central title remain alive.

  10. Masahiro Tanaka pitches the Yankees to a victory in his first start since early July

    Sep 21, 2014, 5:00 PM EST

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    Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka looked sharp Sunday in his first start since July 8, scattering five hits over 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball in a 5-2 win over the visiting Blue Jays. He struck out four batters, did not issue a walk, and only went to one three-ball count all afternoon.

  11. Masahiro Tanaka expected to be limited to 70-75 pitches in return Sunday

    Sep 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

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    Tanaka has been out since July 8 with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, but he’ll make his return Sunday against the Blue Jays.

  12. Masahiro Tanaka to pitch on Sunday

    Sep 16, 2014, 5:30 PM EST

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    In a real game. Not a simulation.

  13. Masahiro Tanaka pitches another simulated game

    Sep 15, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

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    Hope he comes back soon so the Yankees have a shot at making the simulated playoffs.

  14. Masahiro Tanaka scheduled to start instructional league game in Tampa on Monday

    Sep 10, 2014, 10:32 PM EST

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    Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka threw around 44 pitches in a simulated game on Tuesday and came out of it feeling fine, so he’s been given clearance to take the next step in his rehabilitation from a partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow.

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

    Sep 10, 2014, 11:19 AM EST

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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.

  16. Masahiro Tanaka throws another simulated game

    Sep 9, 2014, 3:56 PM EST

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    He’s not yet up to the same number of simulated games as real games this year, but it’s getting close.

  17. Masahiro Tanaka threw a successful bullpen session

    Sep 7, 2014, 11:20 AM EST

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    Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka stepped back on a mound Saturday for the first time since a bout of arm fatigue shut down his rehab program. He’s trying to avoid surgery for a partially-torn UCL in his right elbow.

  18. Masahiro Tanaka to throw bullpen session Saturday

    Sep 4, 2014, 4:46 PM EST

    Masahiro Tanaka

    Tanaka was shut down in mid-July, but rather than immediately go under the knife and begin the 12-month (or longer) recovery process he’s hoping rest and rehab will do the trick.

  19. The Yankees intend to offer Brian Cashman a new contract

    Sep 4, 2014, 2:40 PM EST

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    The Yankees long-time GM is about to become its longer-time GM.

  20. Masahiro Tanaka cleared to resume throwing program

    Sep 2, 2014, 5:17 PM EST

    Masahiro Tanaka AP

    Before being shut down in mid-July the 25-year-old rookie from Japan went 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA in 18 starts, including a 135/19 K/BB ratio in 129 innings.

  21. Masahiro Tanaka experiencing “general arm soreness”

    Aug 29, 2014, 4:42 PM EST

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    No doctor appointments are scheduled as a result, but soreness is not great news.

  22. Masahiro Tanaka pitches a simulated game, on track to pitch in September

    Aug 28, 2014, 11:03 AM EST

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    The Yankees are two and a half games back in the wild card and could use a shot in the arm.

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

    Aug 26, 2014, 4:46 PM EST

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

  24. Yankees considering six-man rotation when Masahiro Tanaka returns

    Aug 23, 2014, 3:10 PM EST

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    Masahiro Tanaka is making progress towards a September return, at which point the Yankees could utilize a six-man rotation.

  25. Masahiro Tanaka to throw against live hitters Saturday

    Aug 21, 2014, 2:24 PM EST

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    Masahiro Tanaka’s attempt to avoid Tommy John elbow surgery with the rest-and-rehab approach has gone well enough that the Yankees right-hander will face live hitters for the first time Saturday.

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