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"If two reconstructive surgeries on his elbow didn't end Joel Zumaya's career, will a torn ulnar collateral ligament? That's the question facing Zumaya and the Twins, who signed the right-handed pitcher hoping he could recover the form that made him the American League's most explosive setup man...
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Back in April 2011, Peter Gammons, one of the most well respected baseball journalists in the country, came out and called Wrigley Field a dump. I wrote a blog about my feelings about Wrigley Field and finished it by saying that  the issue would not go away anytime soon. Sure enough, last...
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"Milwaukee Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun became the first major-league player to have a positive drug test overturned when he was informed Thursday that an arbitration panel ruled in his favor on appeal and decided against a 50-game suspension for the reigning National League most valuable...
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"Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso and former Dodgers manager Joe Torre have withdrawn a joint bid to buy the Dodgers. Caruso and Torre cited owner Frank McCourt's refusal to include the Dodger Stadium parking lots in the sale, according to a letter, dated last Friday, that the men sent to Major...
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"The Washington Nationals and third baseman Ryan Zimmerman must clear multiple major hurdles — most notably the issue of Zimmerman's no-trade protection — before agreeing on a contract extension by the Saturday morning deadline Zimmerman has imposed, a person familiar with the situation said....
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"Back with the Dodgers after a yearlong absence, reliever Ronald Belisario said Wednesday that he was prevented from entering the United States last year because he tested positive for cocaine. The positive drug test also resulted in a 25-game suspension issued by Major League Baseball that...
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"Bobby Abreu says that he wants to either play every day for the Angels or he wants to be traded. The former Phillie has reportedly given the Angels an ultimatum. According to ESPN Los Angeles, Abreu has told the Angels that they must trade him if they don't have a everyday position open for him...
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"Edgar Renteria, who drove in the game-winning run in the 1997 World Series as a 20-year-old, and 13 years later was named World Series Most Valuable Player, is leaning toward retirement, his agent told FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal. Renteria's agent, Barry Meister, said that Renteria will not...
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"Agent Brodie Van Waganen is in Nationals camp, fueling speculation that he's trying to get something done on the Ryan Zimmerman contract front by Saturday, the deadline the third baseman has imposed on a possible long-term deal. Zimmerman reiterated Wednesday that he will shut down talks with...
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I just read a couple of articles about Cody Ross and how he’s feeling now that he’s with the Boston Red Sox (he signed a one-year, $3 million dollar deal with them last month). It’s late as I’m writing this so maybe I’ve just had a long day and I’m tired. But, man, it sure seems like Ross is bitter...
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"Tim Lincecum skipped his scheduled bullpen session Tuesday because of a stiff back, but the minor setback wasn't enough to concern manager Bruce Bochy "It's a pretty normal thing in spring training," Bochy said. "I don't see this being an issue at all." Bochy said Lincecum threw off flat ground...
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"The agent for Cardinals Gold Glove catcher Yadier Molina on Tuesday provided a timetable for negotiations regarding a contract extension by indicating his client would not engage the club in talks during the upcoming season. Melvin Roman, who also represents Cardinals lefthander Jaime Garcia,...
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"Terry Collins isn't thinking about Mike Pelfrey, R.A. Dickey or anybody other than his true ace for the Mets' Opening Day pitching assignment. The Mets manager is banking on Johan Santana. "In my mind right now, in my heart, he'll be ready – I don't think there's any question," Collins said...
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"Alex Rodriguez is bringing his own food to restaurants in order to watch his diet as he prepares for spring training in Florida. The Yankee slugger was spotted at the Mondrian Hotel pool in South Beach on Saturday afternoon having lunch with girlfriend Torrie Wilson. But A-Rod didn't order from...
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"Brian Wilson admitted Monday that he pitched with elbow pain all of last season, and often also dealt with pain in his hip and back. But a couple hours after his first bullpen session since pitchers and catchers reported, Wilson deemed himself "right on schedule" for Opening Day. "It was pain-...
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December 25

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    The Kansas City Royals sign free agent pitcher Jose Lima. ...

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    The Cleveland Indians sign free agent second baseman Ron Bel ...

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