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  1. Latest on Hamels trade talks

    Doug Mittler

    The Philadelphia Phillies are in the midst of a rebuilding plan and the Boston Red Sox could use a staff ace. So is Cole Hamels any closer to pitching in a home uniform at Fenway Park? Despite the presence of Phillies executive Charley Kerfeld i...

    Blog | March 03, 2015
  2. What is Huston Street worth?

    Doug Mittler

    Closer Huston Street is ready to resume talks on a contract extension with the Los Angeles Angels, reports Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. What can Street, who is acting as his own agent, expect to bring home? The 31-year-old Street w...

    Blog | March 03, 2015
  3. D-backs willing to deal?

    Doug Mittler

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have put the word out that pitcher Trevor Cahill, second baseman Aaron Hill and outfielder Cody Ross are available, says Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. D-backs general manager Dave Stewart soon denied he has spoken to teams...

    Blog | March 03, 2015
  4. Fewer late-inning moves in KC?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals have enough faith in the defensive prowess of Alex Rios that they will not use Jarrod Dyson as a late-game defender early in the season, reports Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star. Former right fielder Norichika Aoki wa...

    Blog | March 03, 2015
  5. Setback for Hanrahan

    Doug Mittler

    Once an elite closer, Joel Hanrahan's comeback attempt has hit another bump in the road. Hanrahan, who signed a minor league deal with the Tigers over the winter, has been bothered by lingering soreness in his surgically-repaired right elbow and ...

    Blog | March 03, 2015
  6. Monday rumors roundup

    Doug Mittler

    Monday has been a rainy day in Arizona, cutting short or cancelling the workouts of many Cactus League teams. The weather is better in Florida, where Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright threw his first bullpen session since an abdominal strain forced ...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  7. Kang's initial role in Pittsburgh

    Doug Mittler

    One of the key questions entering spring training for the Pittsburgh Pirates is the status of Korean shortstop Jung Ho Kang, who was signed to a four-year deal worth $11 million. The Pirates arrive in camp with Jordy Mercer atop the depth chart a...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  8. Where will Gattis play?

    Doug Mittler

    Barring an emergency, Evan Gattis appears to be out of the catching mix for the Houston Astros. "Gattis has been working out exclusively in left field this spring, though he could wind up getting some reps at first base later. Gattis has ordered a...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  9. Position battle: Braves center fielder

    Doug Mittler

    Melvin (don't call me B.J.) Upton was hoping that a name change would help reverse his fortunes, but the bad news continued last week when it was learned the Braves' center fielder could miss the first month of the season because of inflammation in h...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  10. Can Cespedes get a long-term deal?

    Doug Mittler

    Yoenis Cespedes has yet to play a game for the Tigers, but he already is talking about making Detroit his long-term home. "I would like to be in a Tigers uniform for a lot of years," Cespedes tells Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. "This i...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  11. Will Viciedo last in Toronto?

    Doug Mittler

    The Toronto Blue Jays will give an audition to Dayan Viciedo, signing the outfielder to a minor league contract on Sunday and hoping he can find a job somewhere. The 25-year-old Viciedo hit 21 home runs for the Chicago White Sox last season while ...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  12. Could Craig end up in Anaheim?

    Doug Mittler

    The Los Angeles Angels are awaiting word on a possible suspension for outfielder Josh Hamilton, who met with MLB officials last week regarding a disciplinary issue. For the time being, the Angels will look for solutions in-house, with Matt Joyce t...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  13. When will the Cubs deal Castillo?

    Doug Mittler

    Welington Castillo showed up at Mesa, Arizona and is wearing a Chicago Cubs' uniform, but for how much longer? Castillo, the Cubs' starting catcher the last two seasons, became expendable when the front office acquired two-time All-Star Miguel Mon...

    Blog | March 01, 2015
  14. Position battle: Mariners shortstop

    Doug Mittler

    Last spring, the Seattle Mariners came to camp with Brad Miller and Nick Franklin competing for the job of starting shortstop. Miller won the job with a monster performance in Cactus League play (1.314 OPS), but failed to maintain his stroke during ...

    Blog | March 01, 2015
  15. Impact of Belisario's injury

    Doug Mittler

    Add Ronald Belisario to the list of players who admits to an unusual off-the-field injury. As ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reported Saturday, Belsario will be sidelined with a fractured left shoulder which he suffered getting out of a swimming pool. R...

    Blog | March 01, 2015
  16. Brewers' third base options after Ramirez

    Doug Mittler

    Aramis Ramirez announced Friday that he intends to retire after the season, giving the Milwaukee Brewers plenty of time to decide who will be their next third baseman. The 37-year-old Ramirez played just 92 games in 2013 and 133 a year ago due to ...

    Blog | March 01, 2015