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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

    Jan 22, 2015, 8:36 PM EDT

    gomes getty

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

  4. White Sox sign Geovany Soto

    Jan 22, 2015, 3:15 PM EDT

    geovany soto getty

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Diamondbacks sign Nick Punto

    Jan 7, 2015, 12:51 PM EDT

    Nick Punto

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

  15. 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.

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

    Dec 27, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    david ross

    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.

  17. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

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

  18. Jon Lester’s first baseball card as a Cub

    Dec 23, 2014, 8:48 AM EDT

    Jon Lester and Theo Epstein Cubs

    And a brief aside about how nostalgia can be toxic.

  19. Johnny Cueto won’t negotiate extension with Reds past Opening Day

    Dec 22, 2014, 9:32 PM EDT

    Johnny Cueto AP

    Johnny Cueto is set to become a free agent next offseason, but the Reds have a small window of time to convince their ace to stick around for the long-term.

  20. Report: David Ross to sign with the Cubs

    Dec 19, 2014, 5:18 PM EDT

    David Ross

    Jon Lester now has a personal catcher.

  21. A’s release Nick Punto, eat $2.75 million

    Dec 19, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

    Nick Punto

    He’s owed $2.75 million for 2015.

  22. The Padres have given their fans something to talk about. Which is badly needed in San Diego.

    Dec 19, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    A.J. Preller

    The Padres have made a flurry of moves in the past few days. It may help them win some more baseball games. But it will undeniably fire up a fan base that has had nothing to get excited about for years.

  23. UPDATE: Nope: David Ross is going to the Cubs.

    Dec 19, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    David Ross

    One player the Padres did NOT get.

  24. Justin Upton traded to the Padres for three prospects

    Dec 19, 2014, 9:43 AM EDT

    Justin Upton

    The Padres have gone crazy this week. The latest: acquiring Justin Upton and his big bat for a couple of prospects.

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