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  1. Cole Hamels to start Opening Day for Phillies

    Mar 29, 2015, 5:01 PM EDT

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    Hamels tossed five scoreless innings in his latest Grapefruit League start. He’ll take on the Red Sox on April 6 — a team he has been connected to in trade talks throughout the offseason.

  2. Christian Vazquez to visit Dr. James Andrews

    Mar 29, 2015, 3:37 PM EDT

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    Ryan Hanigan is expected to open the season as Boston’s starting catcher. And season-ending surgery for Vazquez would likely accelerate the timetable for top prospect Blake Swihart’s debut.

  3. Koji Uehara has setback with right hamstring, will not be ready for beginning of season

    Mar 29, 2015, 2:23 PM EDT

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    Uehara originally strained his right hamstring on March 17 while doing conditioning drills in Red Sox camp.

  4. Video: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson talks baseball

    Mar 29, 2015, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Russell Wilson spent nearly seven minutes with the Rangers’ television crew on Saturday …

  5. Red Sox name Clay Buchholz as Opening Day starter

    Mar 29, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT

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    According to Sean McAdam of CSN New England, the Red Sox have named right-hander Clay Buchholz their Opening Day starter.

  6. Henderson Alvarez named Marlins’ Opening Day starter

    Mar 29, 2015, 11:12 AM EDT

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    Jose Fernandez would have been given the nod, but he’s not expected to be recovered from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery until sometime in June.

  7. Braves release left-hander James Russell

    Mar 29, 2015, 10:14 AM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Mark Bowman reports that the Braves have released left-hander James Russell.

  8. 2015 Preview: Chicago Cubs

    Mar 26, 2015, 9:10 PM EDT

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    Are they ready to contend?

  9. Jacoby Ellsbury expected to be ready for start of season

    Mar 25, 2015, 11:35 PM EDT

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    Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was diagnosed with an oblique strain early last week, but it’s thought to be a fairly minor injury and he is expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2015 regular season.

  10. White Sox tab Jeff Samardzija for Opening Day start

    Mar 25, 2015, 10:28 PM EDT

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    Chris Sale would have been Chicago’s Opening Day starter, but he’s expected to miss the first week of the season due to an avulsion fracture in his right foot.

  11. Cardinals add “OT” patch for Oscar Taveras

    Mar 25, 2015, 9:34 PM EDT

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    There’s been some controversy about this, but the Cardinals will go ahead with their plan …

  12. Video: Joc Pederson slugs fourth home run, batting .409 with 1.220 OPS this spring

    Mar 25, 2015, 8:59 PM EDT

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    The 22-year-old will take over as the Dodgers’ starting center fielder in 2015 after tallying 33 home runs and 30 stolen bases in 121 games last season at Triple-A. The hype machine is rolling.

  13. 2015 Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Mar 25, 2015, 7:48 PM EDT

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    Can the Bucs make a third consecutive trip to the postseason?

  14. Yordano Ventura named Royals’ Opening Day starter

    Mar 25, 2015, 6:55 PM EDT

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    Yost said the way Ventura pitched in Game 6 of the 2014 World Series gave the entire team confidence that he is ready to be the leader of a pitching staff that lost James Shields this winter to free agency.

  15. Video: Michael Wacha goes 5 2/3 scoreless innings vs. Nats, lowering spring ERA to 1.76

    Mar 25, 2015, 6:12 PM EDT

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    Watch as Cardinals starter Michael Wacha twirls 5 2/3 scoreless Wednesday against the Nationals …

  16. Video: Yankees recreate scene from “The Sandlot”

    Mar 24, 2015, 11:12 PM EDT

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    Brian McCann steals the show here.

  17. Prince Fielder hits first bunt single of his career

    Mar 24, 2015, 10:05 PM EDT

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    Prince Fielder beat the shift in Tuesday’s Cactus League game against the Angels …

  18. Jorge De La Rosa likely to open season on disabled list

    Mar 24, 2015, 9:21 PM EDT

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    De La Rosa had been penciled in for the Rockies’ home opener, but that no longer seems realistic.

  19. Video: Jose Abreu cranks first spring homer

    Mar 24, 2015, 8:17 PM EDT

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    Jose Abreu “put it on the board” with this solo shot Tuesday off Rockies reliever Jairo Diaz …

  20. Hector Olivera’s six-year, $62.5 million contract includes a Tommy John surgery clause

    Mar 24, 2015, 7:24 PM EDT

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    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported earlier this month that “serious concern exists” about the structure of Hector Olivera’s throwing elbow. That report has been refuted by Olivera’s representatives and the 29-year-old Cuban infielder still managed to score …

  21. Heath Bell has retired from baseball

    Mar 24, 2015, 6:19 PM EDT

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    Veteran reliever Heath Bell was released by the Nationals on Monday after walking five batters and surrendering five runs — four earned — over 6 1/3 Grapefruit League innings. And the 37-year-old righty is not going to try to latch on with another team.

  22. Orioles discussing long-term extension with Chris Tillman

    Mar 22, 2015, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Joel Sherman of the New York Post has the story …

  23. Maicer Izturis headed for disabled list with groin strain

    Mar 22, 2015, 3:39 PM EDT

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    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told John Lott of Canada’s National Post on Sunday that infielder Maicer Izturis will open the 2015 regular season on the 15-day disabled list because of a groin strain.

  24. Drew Smyly throws off mound for first time since March 6

    Mar 22, 2015, 2:24 PM EDT

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    Some good news this weekend out of Rays camp …

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