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Cubs' Lester shocked by slow free-agent market: 'It's just alarming'
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Like many around the baseball world, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester is flummoxed by the number of top-level players who remain unsigned. It would be different if the market was flooded with fringe players, but there are several former All-Stars available. Lester doesn’t see it as an ideal trend. “I don’t know behind closed […]

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Royals scout escorted from closed MLB free-agent camp
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To counter the unusually quiet MLB offseason — overshadowed by some union complaints of collusion by baseball owners to keep costs down this winter — the Major League Baseball Players Association kicked off a series of organized workouts for unsigned players. The camp site, with workouts being run

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Mets still eyeing free-agent pitching market
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As Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz threw bullpen sessions near a stand of palm trees Wednesday, highlighting the Mets’ first official morning of pitcher and catcher workouts, manager Mickey Callaway leaned against a fencepost to watch. Flanked by most of his highest-ranking front-office members, general manager Sandy Alderson stared from a different vantage […]

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Club exec: Front-office staffer was asked to leave workout at free-agent camp
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The Major League Baseball Players Association announced earlier this week that media members won’t be allowed at the union’s free-agent training camp in Bradenton, Fla., and it doesn’t look like front-office executives are welcome at IMG Academy, either. On Wednesday, a general manager’s special assistant was asked to leave a workout of unsigned free agents, […]

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MLBPA bans media from attending free-agent camp
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Baseball’s 31st spring training camp will operate behind closed doors. The MLB Players Association is barring all media from attending the union-operated free-agent training camp in Bradenton, Fla., a union spokesperson confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday night. MLBPA executive director Tony Clark declined to comment to AP about the media ban. Amid the […]

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Union keeping free-agent camp closed to media
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NEW YORK (AP) The Major League Baseball Players Association is keeping media out of its free-agent training camp at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

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Hill says Marlins open to free-agent additions
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The Marlins made news this offseason for the subtractions from their roster. Now, with Spring Training opening with pitchers and catchers’ workouts on Wednesday, the club is exploring the free agent market, and is open to making at least one addition.

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Daniels won't rule out major free-agent grab
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The Rangers are less than a week away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training, but the subject of potential free-agent signings remains a foremost topic of conversation.

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Boras' clients won't take part in MLBPA free-agent camp
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The slow-moving free-agent market has prompted the MLB Players Association to consider opening a 31st spring training camp where the many players without contracts could work out. But, despite representing some of the biggest names still available, prominent agent Scott Boras said Thursday his clients won't be taking part in any proposed free-agent camps run […]

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Report: Signed players likely to appear at free-agent camp to show support
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When pitchers and catchers report to spring training next week, things could look strikingly different because of a potential separate camp sponsored by the players' union involving free agents. It turns out, however, free agents may not be the only ones in attendance if the camp does occur, as a source tells The Athletic's Ken […]

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IMG Academy to host MLBPA free-agent camp
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IMG Academy and the MLB Players Association are joining forces to host a free-agent camp in Bradenton, Florida.

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MLB notebook: Union organizing free-agent camp
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A spring-training camp set up by the MLB Players Association for unsigned free agents will open Tuesday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., according to multiple reports. Per The Athletic, former Astros manager Bo Porter will lead workouts, which will begin Wednesday after players report on Tuesday.

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