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Cardinals avoid arb with all 4 eligible players
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The Cardinals are assured of avoiding the arbitration courtroom this year after reaching agreements with all of their remaining unsigned players on Friday. In doing so, the clubs and players did not have to go through the process of exchanging desired salary figures for 2018.

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Ohtani eligible for MLB after reported agreement on posting system
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Shohei Ohtani is coming to the majors. Major League Baseball, the MLB Players Association, and Nippon Professional Baseball, Japan’s highest professional league, reached a tentative agreement on a new posting system prior to Tuesday’s 8 p.m. ET deadline that will cover this offseason, according to multiple reports, including MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. MLB owners will vote […]

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Conforto on DL, hopes to return when eligible
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Six days after a Matt Moore fastball struck his left hand, Mets outfielder Michael Conforto landed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a lingering bruise. The Mets activated starting pitcher Zack Wheeler, who took a no-decision in their 7-6 win over the Phillies, in a corresponding move.

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Nola (back) won't rejoin Phillies when eligible
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Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola will not rejoin the Phillies rotation on Monday at Wrigley Field.

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Sonny Gray not eligible for WBC after being denied insurance coverage
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Oakland A’s ace Sonny Gray has been forced to withdraw from the World Baseball Classic after being denied insurance coverage for the event. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the ruling stems from Gray’s time spent on the disabled list last season. Gray was on the DL for more than 60 days […]

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Reds avoid arbitration with all 4 eligible players
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The Reds avoided arbitration with all four of their eligible players on Friday, the club announced. Dollar figures were not made public by the club, but according to a source, shortstop Zack Cozart will get a one-year contract worth $5.325 million. Center fielder Billy Hamilton agreed to a one-year, $2.625 million contract. Right-handed reliever Blake […]

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Tigers tender offers to all six eligible players
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The Tigers’ quest to pare back payroll below luxury tax levels did not affect their arbitration decisions. All six arbitration-eligible Tigers — shortstop Jose Iglesias, third baseman Nick Castellanos, utility man Andrew Romine and relievers Justin Wilson, Alex Wilson and Bruce Rondon — were tendered contracts for 2017.

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A-Rod won't return when eligible Thursday
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The Yankees had voiced optimism that Alex Rodriguez’s strained right hamstring would permit him to return to the lineup when eligible, but a jog across the outfield grass at Chase Field has changed those plans.

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Dodgers avoid arb with Jansen, all eligible players
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Dodgers righty reliever Kenley Jansen avoided arbitration by settling for a one-year deal worth $10.65 million — a $3.225 million raise over last year’s salary — on Friday. The Dodgers also signed lefty reliever Luis Avilan for one year at $1.39 million.

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Reports: MLB rules Cuba's Lazarito, 16, eligible
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Reports: MLB rules Cuba's Lazarito, 16, eligible

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