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  1. Twins to bench Florimon?

    Doug Mittler

    The Minnesota Twins love the defense that Pedro Florimon provides at shortstop, but they may finally have run out of patience with his bat. "All indications are that Florimon, batting .150, has exhausted all chances of remaining the starter," r...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  2. Is Carlos Santana hurt?

    AJ Mass

    After going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts on Thursday, Carlos Santana of the Cleveland Indians has now had only two hits in his last 32 at-bats, good -- or, rather, bad -- for a .063 batting average since April 8. According to Paul Hoynes of the C...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. Will Mets decision at 1B come soon?

    AJ Mass

    The battle for first base continues for the New York Mets, with both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda getting a chance to swing the bat on Saturday, thanks to the designated hitter spot being in play in Anaheim against the Los Angeles Angels. Duda, with ...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  4. Moving Carlos Santana to third base makes the Cleveland Indians b...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt explains why moving Carlos Santana to third base will be a net gain for the Indians.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2014
  5. Tyler Skaggs among pitchers with improved velocity and ERA projec...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross explains why the increased velocity from certain pitchers -- including Los Angeles' Tyler Skaggs -- leads to an improvement in their projections.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2014
  6. Is 3B a possibility for Nick Franklin?

    Joe Kaiser

    Nick Franklin is one of Seattle's top young bats, yet he has no place to play on the big league club based on the way the Mariners' roster is currently constructed. Robinson Cano means second base is no longer an option, and Brad Miller's defensive e...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  7. Top college bats are stepping up

    Christopher Crawford

    The last weekend in March was much like the first weekend of the year, with weather seemingly wreaking havoc on every series played. Still, there was some intriguing stuff on display when Mother Nature wasn't acting up; including the best collegiate ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  8. Mariners still eyeing right-handed bat?

    Joe Kaiser

    Seattle has been on the hunt for another run-producing right-handed bat for virtually all of the offseason, with the latest rumors linking them to a possible reunion with free agent switching-hitting veteran Kendrys Morales. Are the lefty-dominant Ma...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  9. Oakland taking it slow with SS

    AJ Mass

    Chances are good that we've seen the last of shortstop Addison Russell in an Oakland Athletics uniform this spring, as the prospect is due to miss at least a week due to a right hamstring strain. Russell had been hitting .280 in 25 at-bats for th...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  10. Elite arms showing more than top bats

    Christopher Crawford

    We're officially into March now, and while there's still an awful lot of baseball to be played, things are starting to take shape and separation between players is starting to show. "It's early, but you are starting to get a feel for what you're g...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  11. Camp Tour: LA's Calhoun ready to shine

    Eric Karabell

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Six players received more than 25 at-bats out of the leadoff role for the Los Angeles Angels last season, including J.B. Shuck, Erick Aybar and the splendid Mike Trout. Then there was Kole Calhoun, a lefty-swinging outfielder who hit ...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  12. Opportunity for Delmon Young?

    Doug Mittler

    When the Orioles signed Nelson Cruz last month, it appeared he would get most of his at-bats as the designated hitter, but manager Buck Showalter said Monday that Cruz will play left field regularly against left-handed pitching. Monday's decision ...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  13. Spring storylines: National League

    Eric Karabell

    The lineups can get a little crazy, and the top hitters generally leave after a few at-bats. Players with futures not likely to include fantasy stardom tend to produce big numbers. The starting pitchers get an inning or two as they cautiously get str...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  14. O's prefer Cruz over Morales?

    Doug Mittler

    After a relatively quiet few months, the Baltimore Orioles stepped up the pace this week, agreeing to a four-year, $50 million deal with righthander Ubaldo Jimenez and reportedly intensifying the efforts to land a power bat. The buzz Friday had th...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  15. Orioles still in play for Santana?

    Joe Kaiser

    When Baltimore inked Ubaldo Jimenez to a four-year, $50 million deal earlier this week, the attention immediately shifted to whether the Orioles might still be in play for a bat like Kendrys Morales or Nelson Cruz. But could the O's instead be goi...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  16. Tuesday Roundup: Mariners eye Cruz?

    Doug Mittler

    The Seattle Mariners made the biggest splash of the offseason by signing Robinson Cano to a 10-year, $240 million contract. They may now be looking to add a power hitter to bat behind the star second baseman in their revamped lineup. Jon Heyman of...

    Blog | February 04, 2014