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  1. Billy Butler takes some hacks in Athletics gold. And looks weird.

    Feb 6, 2015, 7:41 AM EDT

    butler getty

    We’ve gotten used to this look from Butler. His new look? Not so much.

  2. Jeff Samardzija would consider an extension with the White Sox

    Feb 1, 2015, 7:15 PM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    Jeff Samardzija wants to see “how it is” with the White Sox for half a season, but might consider a contract extension before the 2015 season is over.

  3. Tommy Milone had a benign tumor removed from his neck

    Jan 24, 2015, 10:40 PM EDT

    Tommy Milone

    Tommy Milone underwent neck surgery in December to remove a benign tumor, but he was able to resume throwing just over two weeks later.

  4. Athletics and Fernando Abad avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 24, 2015, 12:05 PM EDT

    Fernando Abad AP

    Abad, 29, posted an excellent 1.57 ERA and 51/15 K/BB ratio across 57 1/3 innings out of Oakland’s bullpen in 2014.

  5. Sean Doolittle has a “slight” rotator cuff tear, won’t be ready for Opening Day

    Jan 23, 2015, 6:50 PM EDT

    Sean Doolittle

    Athletics’ closer Sean Doolittle isn’t expected to be ready for Opening Day due to a shoulder injury.

  6. A’s, Eric Sogard avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 23, 2015, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Sogard requested $1.425 million and the A’s countered at $900,000.

  7. Twins avoid arbitration with Jordan Schafer

    Jan 23, 2015, 3:38 PM EDT

    Jordan Schafer

    He hit .285 with 15 steals and a .707 OPS in 41 games for the Twins last season.

  8. The 2015 Braves have “gravitas” and “veteran leadership” and will have dirty uniforms. Just kill me now.

    Jan 23, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Jonny Gomes scores

    I’m sorry, Mr. Calcaterra. All the tests are back. There’s no delicate way to put this, so I’ll just say it. Your team has . . . gravitas.

  9. Braves and Jonny Gomes agree to one-year deal

    Jan 22, 2015, 8:36 PM EDT

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    Gomes will likely be used as part of a left field platoon with Atlanta.

  10. White Sox sign Geovany Soto

    Jan 22, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT

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    He spent last season with the Rangers and A’s, being limited to just 24 games while hitting .250 with one homer and a .665 OPS.

  11. Braves pursuing free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes

    Jan 20, 2015, 9:27 PM EDT

    jonny gomes getty

    MLB.com beat writer Mark Bowman reports that the Braves are in pursuit of free agent Jonny Gomes as a potential left-field platoon mate with Zolio Almonte.

  12. Ben Zobrist and his wife took out a full-page ad to thank Rays fans

    Jan 19, 2015, 9:08 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays

    Ben Zobrist and his wife Julianna thanked Rays fans in a full-page ad for the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday.

  13. 54 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 16, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

    Lorenzo Cain

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

  14. White Sox, Jeff Samardzija agree on $9.8 million salary, avoiding arbitration

    Jan 16, 2015, 6:34 PM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    The White Sox and Jeff Samardzija avoided an arbitration hearing, agreeing on a $9.8 million salary for the 2015 season.

  15. Billy Beane and Mike Rizzo love trading with each other

    Jan 15, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Billy Beane

    Oakland and Washington have made an average of one trade every five months for the past four years.

  16. Nationals acquire Yunel Escobar from the Athletics

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:19 PM EDT

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    The Nationals have reportedly acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Athletics.

  17. A’s, Jesse Chavez avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 12, 2015, 1:34 PM EDT

    Jesse Chavez A's

    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says he’ll get $2.15 million following a season in which he threw 146 innings with a 3.45 ERA.

  18. Josh Reddick is now on board with Billy Beane’s plan

    Jan 10, 2015, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Josh Reddick openly criticized the logic behind the Josh Donaldson deal, but he’s back on board with Billy Beane’s plan after today’s trade for Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar.

  19. UPDATE: Athletics acquire Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from Rays

    Jan 10, 2015, 1:24 PM EDT

    Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar

    Billy Beane’s fascinating offseason continues, as the Athletics have acquired Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Rays.

  20. Diamondbacks sign Nick Punto

    Jan 7, 2015, 12:51 PM EDT

    Nick Punto

    Oakland cut Punto despite owing him $2.75 million for 2015.

  21. Tigers not ruling out bringing back Max Scherzer

    Jan 1, 2015, 10:22 AM EDT

    max scherzer getty

    Max Scherzer is thought to have been out of the Tigers’ price range, but a recent report indicates that the Tigers haven’t ruled out bringing him back.

  22. Before deciding on the Cubs, David Ross heard on the radio that he signed with the Padres

    Dec 27, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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    David Ross recently took Rob Bradford of WEEI.com behind the scenes of how he landed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Cubs.

  23. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

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

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