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  1. Alex Gordon able to take 15 dry swings Tuesday

    Feb 24, 2015, 7:31 PM EST

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    Royals outfielder Alex Gordon is making steady progress in his recovery from January wrist surgery.

  2. Alex Gordon unsure about his 2016 player option

    Feb 21, 2015, 11:35 PM EST

    Alex Gordon

    Alex Gordon has a tough decision ahead of him — he has a player option for the 2016 season. If he doesn’t choose to use it, he would become a free agent after this season.

  3. James Shields rejected a bigger offer from the Giants before signing with the Padres

    Feb 21, 2015, 7:15 PM EST

    James Shields, A.J. Preller

    The Giants offered $5 million more to James Shields than he ultimately wound up signing for with the Padres.

  4. Royals plan to develop Brandon Finnegan as a starter

    Feb 20, 2015, 1:20 PM EST

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    Finnegan had a rapid rise to the majors.

  5. Royals ink Eric Hosmer to two-year, $13.9 million deal

    Feb 18, 2015, 6:10 PM EST

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    The deal will pay Hosmer a $5.65 million salary in 2015 and $8.25 million in 2016, covering his second and third years of arbitration eligibility.

  6. Alex Gordon hopes to be cleared for throwing and batting practice early next week

    Feb 17, 2015, 10:34 PM EST

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    Royals outfielder Alex Gordon needed an extensor retinaculum repair on his right wrist in early January, but he is aiming to be fully recovered by the beginning of the 2015 regular season. And his recovery has gone according to plan thus far.

  7. Orioles sign Jayson Nix

    Feb 17, 2015, 5:10 PM EST

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    Nix has spent parts of seven seasons in the majors playing for eight different teams, including the Royals, Pirates, and Phillies last year.

  8. The Indians sign Bruce Chen

    Feb 16, 2015, 10:56 PM EST

    Bruce Chen

    Chen has pitched for 10 teams in the majors and could bring his total to 11 if he makes the Indians.

  9. Royals, Greg Holland avoid arbitration for $8.25 million

    Feb 13, 2015, 10:47 AM EST

    Greg Holland

    Holland requested $9 million and the Royals countered at $6.65 million.

  10. Royals sign Alex Gordon’s brother from independent league

    Feb 13, 2015, 10:28 AM EST

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    His performance is sure to raise some eyebrows.

  11. James Shields can opt out of his contract after two years

    Feb 13, 2015, 9:36 AM EST

    shields presser

    But it seems like an opt-out which is unlikely to be exercised.

  12. Kelvin Herrera signs two-year deal with Royals to avoid arbitration

    Feb 12, 2015, 4:22 PM EST

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    Herrera has emerged as one of the elite relievers in baseball since 2012, throwing 213 innings with a 2.45 ERA while ranking among MLB’s hardest-throwers.

  13. James Shields: “It came down to the Cubs and the Padres”

    Feb 12, 2015, 12:55 PM EST

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    “And my No. 1 reason is winning.”

  14. Video: James Shields introduced in San Diego

    Feb 11, 2015, 10:27 PM EST

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    James Shields was officially introduced as a member of the Padres on Wednesday at Petco Park …

  15. Phillies have received four “real offers” for Cole Hamels

    Feb 11, 2015, 8:08 PM EST

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    ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported Monday that the Padres, Rangers, Dodgers, and Cardinals have “stayed in contact with Phillies on Hamels,” so perhaps those are the four teams that have made these “real” offers.

  16. The Padres officially announce the James Shields deal: it includes a fifth year team option

    Feb 11, 2015, 3:45 PM EST

    James Shields

    It’s $75 million guaranteed with a $16 million team option

  17. The Padres are said to have made “an aggressive offer” for Cole Hamels

    Feb 11, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

    Cole Hamels

    Figuratively, I assume. And not, like, coming at Ruben Amaro with a crowbar.

  18. We should all hope to “botch” things like James Shields did

    Feb 10, 2015, 11:17 AM EST

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    Don’t feel too sorry for James Shields.

  19. Cubs offered James Shields a three-year, $60 million deal

    Feb 10, 2015, 10:15 AM EST

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    Shields ultimately decided to play at home in San Diego, choosing the Padres’ four-year, $75 million offer.

  20. Ruben Amaro, Jr. reiterates that he expects Cole Hamels to begin the year with the Phillies

    Feb 9, 2015, 9:20 PM EST

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    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. said late last month that he was expecting left-hander Cole Hamels to still be with the team when the season begins. He still feels the same way today.

  21. Padres not done yet, preparing big bid for Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada

    Feb 9, 2015, 12:02 PM EST

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    Moncada has held private workouts for interested teams and the 19-year-old is expected to land a big contract, perhaps in excess of $40 million.

  22. Breaking down the offseason’s biggest free agent contracts

    Feb 9, 2015, 10:31 AM EST

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    A total of 11 free agents topped $50 million.

  23. The Padres’ offseason moves may not guarantee the playoffs, but they certainly guarantee enthusiasm

    Feb 9, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

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    Padres fans have never had a ton to get excited about. That has changed this winter.

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