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  1. Blue Jays still seek closer?

    AJ Mass

    While the chances of a reunion with the Toronto Blue Jays were quite slim, the door has now been officially closed for reliever Casey Janssen after the pitcher signed a one-year, $5 million deal with a mutual option to throw for the Washington Nation...

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  2. Papelbon deal on life support?

    AJ Mass

    With the Milwaukee Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays both still on the market for a closer, all fingers continue to point to Jonathan Papelpon of the Philadelphia Phillies as a potential solution. However, both the reliever's large contract and the Phill...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  3. Casey Janssen signs with Washington Nationals

    The Washington Nationals have signed reliever Casey Janssen to a one-year contract worth $5 million, according to multiple reports.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2015
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  5. Brewers to turn to K-Rod?

    AJ Mass

    With the idea of Jonathan Papelbon coming to the Milwaukee Brewers via trade slowly fading into oblivion, the newest prevailing wisdom seems to be that a reunion with last season's closer is on the horizon. Francisco Rodriguez saved 44 games for t...

    Blog | January 26, 2015
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  7. No Papelbon deal on horizon?

    AJ Mass

    Earlier this week, there seemed to be some progress on a potential trade that would see the Milwaukee Brewers ending up with closer Jonathan Papelbon of the Philadelpia Phillies. However, after those initial reports, there doesn't seem to have been a...

    Blog | January 25, 2015
  8. Who fills in for Doolittle?

    Doug Mittler

    The Oakland Athletics learned Friday that All-Star closer Sean Doolittle has a slight rotator-cuff tear in his left shoulder and will miss the start of the regular season, assistant general manager David Forst told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco ...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  9. Possible fits for Rafael Soriano

    Doug Mittler

    A number of free agent relievers are still available a month before spring training, including Rafael Soriano, the owner of 207 career saves. Soriano had 32 saves last season, but lost his job as closer of the Washington Nationals last season and...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  10. Will a Papelbon deal get done?

    Doug Mittler

    The buzz around baseball on Friday had the Philadelphia Phillies engaged in discussions to send closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Milwaukee Brewers, although a trade is not believed to be imminent. The Phillies are in the midst of a serious rebui...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  11. Sean Doolittle of Oakland Athletics not expected to be ready for ...

    Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season because of a slight tear to the rotator cuff in his left shoulder along with considerable inflammation and irritation in the area.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2015
  12. Jonathan Papelbon: Potential Hall of Famer

    David Schoenfield

    The Brewers are in talks with the Phillies to acquire Jonathan Papelbon, which makes a lot of sense since the Phillies have no need for Papelbon. The Brewers' closer right now is Jonathan Broxton, and their bullpen could use some depth. Anyway, th...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  13. Philadelphia Phillies discussing Jonathan Papelbon trade with Mil...

    The Philadelphia Phillies have engaged in discussions to send closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Milwaukee Brewers, according to ESPN sources and multiple media reports.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2015
  14. Five closer situations worth watching

    Eric Karabell

    Nothing against the awesome top tier of closers -- Atlanta Braves right-hander Craig Kimbrel, Cincinnati Reds lefty Aroldis Chapman, Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenley Jansen and Kansas City Royals right-hander Greg Holland -- but I'm far more i...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  15. Odds not in the Yankees' favor

    Andrew Marchand

    Let's go over a couple of notes as we inch closer to the reporting date for pitchers and catchers. Odd couple: According to Bovada, the Yankees and the San Diego Padres have the same chance of winning the World Series in 2015. Both are 25-to-1. T...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  16. Neftali Feliz agrees to 1 year, $4.125M deal

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers avoided salary arbitration with closer Neftali Feliz after the sides agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.125 million Friday. Feliz, who earned $3 million last season, regained the closer's role after the team traded Joakim Soria t...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  17. D-backs zoning in on Shields?

    AJ Mass

    After reportedly turning down an offer of $110 million from an unknown club, presumably because he didn't want to play for that particular team, James Shields may finally be getting closer to figuring out exactly where he does want to play in 2015. ...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  18. Tommy Hunter of Baltimore Orioles to re-sign with one-year deal

    Orioles reliever Tommy Hunter has agreed to a $4.65 million, one-year contract with the club.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2015