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    Diamondbacks comfortable with 2015 salary projections
    While numbers on the field last season did not add up to anything positive, numbers, as in payroll at the major league level, are encouraging.Coming into the 2015 season, the Diamondbacks have one of the lowest payrolls in the game, and that is...
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    Cleveland Indians extend spring training invites to seven internal prospects
    On Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, the Cleveland Indians announced the club has invited infielder Francisco Lindor, catcher Jake Lowery, outfielder Tyler Naquin, outfielder James Ramsey, pitcher Will Roberts, infielder Ryan Rohlinger, and outfielder...
  • What a catch(er)
    Reds avoid arbitration with Mesoraco
    The Cincinnati Reds have ensured that Devin Mesoraco have come to an agreement on Monday that avoids arbitration and gives the Reds catcher a hefty pay raise.Cincinnati initially will pay Mesoraco what they had originallyexchanged, $2.4 million,...
  • Number on the depth chart
    Diamondbacks confident in Gosewisch as number-one catcher
    To playing winning, championship baseball, most pundits believe pitching and defense will get the job done.Add to this equation the factor of strong catching, and most teams rise with this right arrangement.While Arizona front office decision...
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    Mexican Leaguer Doug Clark receives 50 game suspension for steroid use
    Doug Clark, an outfielder with the Mexico City Red Devils in the Mexican League, was one of three players that tested positive for banned substances according to a January 26, 2015 league report. The results of Clark’s drug test indicated...
  • Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Wingnuts sign a legend
    Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Wingnuts sign a legend
    Álex "El Samurai" Cabrera signs with the WingnutsInternationally, Álex Cabrerais one of the most dangerous hitters in recent memory. Cabrera started his career back in 1991 at 19. His stint in Wichita will be his first baseball in...
  • Endy Chavez With Mariners
    Seattle Mariners rumors: Team signs Endy Chavez, is pursuing Franklin Gutierrez
    Seattle Mariners rumors have Endy Chavez signing a new contract with the team. According to a report from MLB.com on Sunday (Jan. 25), the team offered the veteran outfielder a minor league contract with a Spring Training invite. There was also...
  • Ernie Banks at Hall of Fame induction
    Ernie Banks dies at 83
    Hall of Fame slugger and lifelong Chicago Cub Ernie Banks died Friday night, the Cubs announced. Cause of death has not yet been released.A 19-year veteran of the Major Leagues, Banks signed with the Cubs on September 8th, 1953 and made his big...
  • Slideshow: Top 10 Ernie Banks quotes
    Slideshow: Top 10 Ernie Banks quotes
    It's a sad day when Mr. Cub passes away. On Friday, everyone in the baseball world was gripped with grief when hearing that iconic Hall of Famer and Chicago Cub, Ernie Banks, died at the age of 83 (1931-2015)."Words cannot express how...
  • $24 million over the next two years
    Diamondbacks' GM Stewart expects infield competition this spring
    The only lock on the Arizona infield this season, admits Diamondbacks’ general manager Dave Stewart, is Paul Goldschmidt at first base.Then again, there’s even some uncertainty here. That’s a relatively minor point and it depends...
  • Philadelphia Phillies: Jonathan Papelbon trade talks brewing
    Philadelphia Phillies: Jonathan Papelbon trade talks brewing
    The Philadelphia Phillies appear to be involved in trade talks with the Milwaukee Brewers regarding closer Jonathan Papelbon. Moving the still-effective veteran reliever would help to meet general manager Ruben Amaro Junior's stated goal of...
  • Kelly Johnson
    Braves bring back infielder Kelly Johnson
    Free-agent infielder Kelly Johnson and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league contract on Thursday that will bring the soon to be 33-year-old back to the organization that drafted him. The deal will allow Johnson to make the roster out...
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    Tomas ready to compete for Diamondbacks' third base job
    While Yasmany Tomas may not be afraid of slamming a baseball around the diamond, he is definitely uncomfortable talking about how he arrived in Arizona.That’s both from a baseball and political standpoint.Meeting reporters at the...
  • Alex Rodriguez
    Alex Rodriguez turning to Barry Bonds for hitting help
    As confirmed by spokesman Ron Berkowitz on Wednesday, New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez has turned to Barry Bonds for hitting tips as he prepares for his return to the major leagues from injury and suspension. Rodriguez has also worked...
  • Philadelphia Phillies: Chase Utley's greatest hits
    Philadelphia Phillies: Chase Utley's greatest hits
    Chase Utley ranked with the best players in the game before a chronic condition affected his ability to play at a high level. Hall of Fame predictions are often followed by the cliched caveat of remaining healthy and number 26 wasn't able to...