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  1. Major League players are fleeing Venezuela

    Mar 26, 2015, 11:04 AM EDT

    venezuelan flag

    The country with the world’s highest murder rate is no longer a safe offseason home for many Venezuelan natives.

  2. Anthony Rendon’s odds of being ready for Opening Day are “pretty slim”

    Mar 25, 2015, 11:40 AM EDT

    Anthony Rendon

    Rendon finished fifth in last year’s MVP voting.

  3. Heath Bell has retired from baseball

    Mar 24, 2015, 6:19 PM EDT

    heath bell getty

    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.

  4. Nationals release Heath Bell

    Mar 23, 2015, 5:17 PM EDT

    Heath Bell

    Bell showed up to camp in The Best Shape Of His Life and would have earned $1 million for cracking the Opening Day roster.

  5. 2015 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 23, 2015, 3:33 PM EDT

    Bob Melvin

    They’ve reshuffled the deck for 2015. But that’s OK, they do that a lot and it always seems to work out OK.

  6. Nationals pick Max Scherzer, not Stephen Strasburg, as Opening Day starter

    Mar 23, 2015, 11:49 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Strasburg has started Opening Day for the Nationals in each of the past three seasons.

  7. Anthony Rendon’s knee is still sore, Opening Day status in doubt

    Mar 23, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Anthony Rendon

    “Rendon may run out of time to be ready for Opening Day.”

  8. Brett Cecil named Blue Jays’ closer

    Mar 22, 2015, 11:20 AM EDT

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    Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced Sunday morning in Dunedin, Florida that Brett Cecil will open the 2015 regular season as the team’s closer.

  9. Stephen Strasburg scratched from start with sprained ankle, expected to be fine

    Mar 21, 2015, 4:59 PM EDT

    at Space Coast Stadium on March 13, 2015 in Viera, Florida.

    Strasburg will rest for a few days, but the injury is not a major concern and no MRI is scheduled.

  10. Yunel Escobar on track to make Grapefruit League debut on Monday

    Mar 21, 2015, 4:15 PM EDT

    Yunel Escobar AP

    Yunel Escobar suffered a Grade 1 left oblique strain earlier this month, but he’s moving closer to game action.

  11. 2015 Preview: San Francisco Giants

    Mar 20, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner ,Buster Posey

    The Giants surprised last season with their third World Series title in the past five seasons. What are the chances of a repeat?

  12. Justin Verlander will not be the Tigers’ Opening Day starter for the first time since 2007

    Mar 20, 2015, 10:47 AM EDT

    david price getty

    “I have to make a decision based on baseball and what’s best for the 2015 Tigers.”

  13. Dan Uggla has a World Series ring

    Mar 20, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    uggla giants getty

    He earned it for time served with the Giants between July 21 and August 7 last year, during which he played four games and went 0 for 11 with six strikeouts while making three errors.

  14. The harsh winter has made groundskeepers’ lives a bit more challenging this year

    Mar 19, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    grass

    Groundskeepers always worry about the weather, but record snow and record cold has some of them worrying more than usual.

  15. 2015 Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Mar 17, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Andrew Friedman, Stan Kasten

    The Dodgers made a host of changes with their front office and their roster, but will it get them over the hump in October?

  16. 2015 Preview: Detroit Tigers

    Mar 16, 2015, 1:14 PM EDT

    Brad Ausmus

    Can the Tigers win a fifth straight AL Central title?

  17. 2015 Preview: Washington Nationals

    Mar 16, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    What’s in store for the Washington Nationals in 2015?

  18. Video: Bryce Harper meets a very young fan

    Mar 15, 2015, 10:39 AM EDT

    harper getty

    Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports wrote an interesting article last week about how Bryce Harper doesn’t exactly fit the villain role he’s been cast to play. And here’s further proof …

  19. Mets monitoring the left-handed reliever market

    Mar 14, 2015, 9:45 PM EDT

    Josh Edgin

    The Mets are on the lookout for lefty relievers with Josh Edgin battling left elbow issues.

  20. Drew Storen had surgery on his non-throwing hand

    Mar 13, 2015, 5:13 PM EDT

    Drew Storen

    He’s not going to miss much time, though.

  21. Anthony Rendon has a sprained MCL in his left knee

    Mar 13, 2015, 10:10 AM EDT

    Anthony Rendon

    Rendon was one of the best all-around players in the league last season as a 24-year-old.

  22. Joe Maddon doesn’t want his players to “pimp” home runs

    Mar 12, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    Joe Maddon

    Even though, in the past, Maddon has defended his own players who have pimped home runs.

  23. Gio Gonzalez feels good “right meow”

    Mar 11, 2015, 3:30 PM EDT

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    And Max Scherzer kept count.

  24. Denard Span out at least 4-6 weeks after second surgery

    Mar 9, 2015, 10:17 AM EDT

    Denard Span

    Span is definitely out for Opening Day and may miss the entire first month of the season.

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