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Almora looks to follow Cubs prospect predecessors
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Albert Almora, the Cubs’ first-round Draft pick in 2012, has watched fellow prospects like Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber get promoted to the big leagues. Could 2016 be Almora’s turn?

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Cozart, Hoover file for arbitration
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Two Reds — shortstop Zack Cozart and reliever J.J. Hoover — were among 156 Major League players who formally filed for salary arbitration ahead of a deadline on Tuesday.

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Reds unveil details for this year's Caravan
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It’s the final major milepost of the offseason calendar with Spring Training just around the corner. On Tuesday, the schedule and itinerary for the 2016 Reds Caravan were revealed.

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7 Pirates file before arbitration deadline
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As expected, all seven eligible Pirates filed for salary arbitration prior to Tuesday’s deadline, according to the Major League Baseball Players Association.

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New Pirate Niese gets acclimated early
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While the Pirates’ front-office and coaching staff flock to Pirate City this time each year, the workouts they supervise are truly voluntary. Players, especially veterans, aren’t required or even necessarily expected to show up. But there are benefits to doing so, as Jon Niese discovered Tuesday.

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Rosenthal among 4 Cardinals to file for arbitration
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The Cardinals still have four outstanding arbitration cases to settle. The club has three players eligible for arbitration for the first time — Trevor Rosenthal, Matt Adams and Seth Maness — as well as third-year arbitration-eligible first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss. On Tuesday, all four players were to go through the formality of filing for arbitration […]

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Little change atop Cardinals' top Minors staffs
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All eight Cardinals incumbent Minor League managers will return to their affiliates in 2016, the team announced on Tuesday. There will also be no changes with the pitching coach assignments at the four full-season affiliates — Triple-A Memphis, Double-A Springfield, Class A Advanced Palm Beach and low Class A Peoria.

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Keeping track of market, Cardinals content with lineup
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With the free-agent market still flush with impact bats, might the Cardinals pounce late to add to their offensive core?

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Arrieta among seven Cubs to file for arbitration
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National League Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta was one of seven Cubs players to file for arbitration on Tuesday, which is a procedural move. The salary proposals between the players and teams will be made public on Friday if no agreement is reached before then.

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Peralta, Segura, Smith file for arbitration
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Three Brewers players filed for arbitration on Tuesday, the latest formality in what has become an increasingly deliberate process of setting salaries for eligible players. The next deadline for shortstop Jean Segura and pitchers Wily Peralta and Will Smith is Friday.

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Maddon serving spaghetti on Cubs Caravan
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Manager Joe Maddon plans on serving spaghetti and meatballs to folks Wednesday night as part of a Cubs Caravan stop, and on Monday, he went shopping for ingredients.

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Reds' first Spring Training workout dates announced
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Major League Baseball released the first workout dates for every club in advance of Spring Training 2016. They are as follows:

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