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Report: Rangers agree to minors deal with Guthrie
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The Texas Rangers have agreed to a minor-league deal with right-hander Jeremy Guthrie, according to Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News. Guthrie has spent the last four seasons with the Kansas City Royals, compiling a 41-34 record with a 4.38 ERA and 1.36 WHIP across 109 appearances. The 37-year-old alluded to a potential deal […]

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Report: Chapman suspension could include spring ban
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Aroldis Chapman enjoyed his first workout at the New York Yankees' spring training facility – also known as George M. Steinbrenner Field – on Saturday, but it's possible the fireballer could see limited action this spring. Chapman, who is being investigated by Major League Baseball for a gun-related incident that occurred last October, could face […]

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Bonds on Marlins hitters: 'I know what will work for them'
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The Marlins hitting coach, and all-time MLB home run leader, addressed the media on Saturday to talk about how he plans on working with Miami hitters.

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Report: Lincecum drawing interest from 20 teams
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Tim Lincecum continues to attract plenty of attention despite reportedly pushing back his projected throwing showcase for a third time this winter. Twenty teams have interest in the free-agent right-hander, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, who notes the San Diego Padres, Miami Marlins, and Baltimore Orioles have expressed "big interest." It was reported […]

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Report: Agent indicted for smuggling Leonys Martin into U.S.
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Bart Hernandez, one of the most prominent MLB agents dealing with Cuban ballplayers, has reportedly been indicted on human-trafficking charges for his role in smuggling Leonys Martin into the United States, a source told Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. Arrested by federal agents Friday morning, Hernandez allegedly conspired with two already-convicted smugglers to illegally bring […]

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Manfred expects some domestic violence decisions within days
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BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred expects to have a decision within a few days on two of the first three cases covered by the sport’s new domestic violence policy.

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VIDEO: Greinke throws 1st bullpen in D-Backs uniform
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Zack Greinke took the mound for the first time Friday since inking a record six-year, $206.5-million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks in December. Though the session only lasted 10 minutes, there were plenty interested observers in attendance. Former Diamondbacks' great Randy Johnson, chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, and manager Chip Hale all watched from […]

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'The Simpsons' softball team with current MLB stars
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On Saturday, “The Simpsons” celebrate the 24th anniversary of “Homer at the Bat,” a wildly ambitious effort that wrangled guest appearances from nine MLB stars in what proved to be one of the truly unforgettable episodes of history’s most indelible (and quotable) cartoon. If cultural ignorance is your thing, though, here’s a quick synopsis, courtesy […]

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Angels' owner: Trading Trout not in our thought process
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Mike Trout isn't going anywhere and the idea of trading the former American League MVP hasn't crossed the mind of the Los Angeles Angels, according to owner Arte Moreno. In an exclusive interview with MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez on Friday, Moreno responded to a question regarding a potential trade of his superstar to re-stock the team’s […]

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Report: Indians linked to free agent Austin Jackson
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The Cleveland Indians are reportedly considering a deal for free-agent outfielder Austin Jackson, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Jackson opened 2015 with the Seattle Mariners, slashing .272/.312/.387 in 107 games. He was shipped to the Cubs at the waiver trade deadline and hit .236/.304/.375 in 29 games with Chicago. With Michael Brantley doubtful […]

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Agent charged in Cuban ballplayer smuggling case
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MIAMI (AP) A Florida-based sports agent who has worked for a company in a joint venture with entertainer Marc Antony’s firm, has been indicted on charges involving illegal smuggling of Cuban baseball players from the communist island to the U.S.

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Former A's stalwart Tony Phillips dies at age 56
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Tony Phillips, the dynamic utilityman who spent nearly two decades in the major leagues and helped the Oakland Athletics to a World Series championship in 1989, has died at age 56 of an apparent heart attack, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. In a statement, the Athletics confirmed Phillips died Wednesday in […]

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