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  1. When Hanley Ramirez returns

    Joe Kaiser

    Hanley Ramirez left Wednesday's game after being hit on the left hand by a 90 mph fastball by Ryan Vogelsong, but after X-Rays checked out negative, the shortstop sounded optimistic about playing in the series finale on Thursday. Will he be in the...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. Kershaw nearing a return?

    Joe Kaiser

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have dropped two close games in a row to the hands of the arch rival San Francisco Giants, but there's a bit of encouraging news in regards to their ace, Clayton Kershaw. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Kershaw did wel...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  3. Where will Franklin play for Seattle?

    Joe Kaiser

    UPDATE: It didn't take long to get a clearer understanding of how Seattle plans to use Nick Franklin this season. Franklin batted in the six-hole as the Mariners' designated hitter on Wednesday against Yu Darvish, belting a triple to the right-cen...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  4. Who replaces Veras as Cubs' closer?

    Joe Kaiser

    Well, that didn't take long. Only 10 games into the season, and hours after Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria gave Jose Veras a vote of confidence following Friday's blown save against St. Louis, saying "he's still our guy," Veras is out as the ...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  5. The market for Hanrahan

    Joe Kaiser

    Free agent closer Joel Hanrahan is coming off an injury-shortened 2013 season that required Tommy John surgery last May, and a number of teams are reportedly interested in him. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported Friday that Hanrahan will hold a showca...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  6. Potential Pirates-Mariners deal?

    Joe Kaiser

    A report came out during Spring Training that the Pittsburgh Pirates were shopping right fielder Jose Tabata as a way to find an upgrade over Gaby Sanchez at first base. Seattle could be the perfect trade partner. This is only speculation at this ...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  7. How the White Sox replace Garcia

    Joe Kaiser

    This one hurts, Chicago. The White Sox announced Thursday that promising 22-year-old outfielder Avisail Garcia -- acquired last year in the three-team deal involving Jake Peavy and Jose Iglesias -- will miss the remainder of the 2014 season due to a ...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  8. Reason for Cubs to worry about Baez?

    Joe Kaiser

    Javier Baez nearly made the Chicago Cubs roster out of Spring Training after putting together an impressive month of March, which included this monstrous home run off of then-Seattle pitcher Randy Wolf. A middle-infielder with tremendous power and...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  9. Will Wednesday jumpstart B. Hamilton?

    Joe Kaiser

    Billy Hamilton finally busted out Wednesday with the type of game many around the baseball world have been waiting for: 3-4 with 2 stolen bases and 2 runs in a 4-0 win over St. Louis. And if you haven't yet seen maybe the shortest sac fly in MLB hist...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  10. How long will A's be without Crisp?

    Joe Kaiser

    Oakland's starting center fielder Coco Crisp missed his second-straight game on Wednesday with a bothersome left wrist, an injury he received a cortisone shot for on Sunday. How much longer with the A"s be without their leadoff hitter, who just la...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  11. Iwakuma, Walker's return still on track?

    Joe Kaiser

    Seattle's surprising 4-2 start has people talking baseball around the Emerald City as the Mariners welcome the Angels to town for the home-opener on Tuesday night. And the news regarding the team's two injured starting pitchers, Hisashi Iwakuma (fing...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  12. More of the same for Moustakas?

    Joe Kaiser

    If there was ever an example to point to when it comes to whether Spring Training stats matter, Mike Moustakas might be it. To put it simply -- they don't. Just like last season, Kansas City's starting third baseman was as scorching hot as any h...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  13. What's holding up Ramirez's new deal?

    Joe Kaiser

    Hanley Ramirez told ESPNLosAngeles.com recently that he's staying out of the ongoing contract negotiations with the Los Angeles Dodgers, leaving that up to his agent, Adam Katz. "Sincerely, I don't know what's going to happen or what's happening,"...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  14. Morales finally nearing deal?

    Joe Kaiser

    Spring training came and went, as did the start of the season, and Kendrys Morales remains unsigned. That, reportedly, could soon change. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes today that a source told him on Friday that agent Scott Boras is inform...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  15. When to expect Polanco in Pittsburgh

    Joe Kaiser

    The need for an offensive upgrade in right field late last season caused Pittsburgh to trade for Marlon Byrd, a move that worked as well as it was intended, but with Byrd now in Philadelphia the Pirates again could find themselves eyeing right field ...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  16. 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