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The latest Harper free-agent rumors

After seven seasons with the Nationals in which he won the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year Award, was named NL MVP in 2015 and made six NL All-Star teams, Bryce Harper is now a free agent for the first time. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding…MORE

Pending free agent Bogaerts open to extension

Xander Bogaerts has been under the employ of the franchise since Aug. 23, 2009, when he signed as an international free agent out of Aruba at the age of 16. He went from a boy to a man with the Red Sox, and from a prospect to a star who will soon collect his second…MORE

Count Angels among the suitors for Moose

Mike Moustakas has crushed 66 homers the past two seasons — only Nolan Arenado, Manny Machado and Jose Ramirez have more among players with at least 50 percent of games at third base in that span. That power makes the 30-year-old, who is in his second straight offseason as a free agent, a solid alternative…MORE

Team-by-team transactions this offseason

With just weeks until camp opens for Spring Training, the Hot Stove continues to cook. A throng of players have meandered their way into the New Year preparing to suit up for a new team.MORE

Here’s every top prospect in big league camp

Spring Training is finally here, and there is a plethora of prospects looking to make an impression in Florida and Arizona. Here’s a look at every team’s Top 30 prospects who are currently in big league camp.MORE

Twins extend Polanco and Kepler

The Twins’ focus this season will be continuing to develop their young core, and they moved to secure two of those key pieces for the long term on Friday, officially inking shortstop Jorge Polanco and outfielder Max Kepler to five-year extensions.MORE

Five teams that can still win the offseason

We’re reluctant to finalize our list of offseason winners because, as you may have heard, there are some prominent unsigned free agents. Not just Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, either.MORE

Brown is proud of Braves’ rich history

It didn’t come as a surprise to anyone when Dana Brown left the Blue Jays as a special assistant to general manager Ross Atkins to join the Braves as vice president of scouting.MORE

Cole against baseball’s opener strategy

Count Gerrit Cole among those who is not a fan of the opener strategy. “I’m not going to pay for a ticket to watch a math equation,” the Astros right-hander told reporters Thursday morning at the team’s Spring Training camp in West Palm Beach, Fla.MORE

Mariners fully embracing pitch-tracking revolution

This is the new world of Major League Baseball. Moments after throwing their first bullpen sessions of the spring at Mariners camp, veterans Wade LeBlanc and Cory Gearrin huddled to study the spin rate data on a hand-held Rapsodo machine.MORE

Prospects who should vie for a roster spot in camp

The 30 prospects below all are getting very long looks this spring with an eye toward breaking camp with the parent club. Even if they start the year in the Minors, they all should get the chance to contribute at some point in the very near future.MORE

Bell names likely starting 5, staging ‘pen battles

Unlike recent Reds Spring Trainings, much of the drama about who would comprise the rotation was already removed on the first day of camp. That’s when manager David Bell revealed the starting five would likely be — in no particular order — Sonny Gray, Tanner Roark, Alex Wood, Luis Castillo and Anthony DeSclafani.MORE

Cole: Arb win a bigger victory for players to come

By winning his arbitration case against the Astros, pitcher Gerrit Cole stands to make $2,075,000 more this season than if he’d lost. That’s a significant victory for Cole, who will double his salary this year and make $13.5 million, and a significant victory for other players to come, the veteran pitcher said.MORE

Given wings, Adames helps Rays soar

Freshly anointed as the Rays’ starting shortstop, Willy Adames responded with a solid performance, driving home the Rays’ second run, then hitting a solo home run in the sixth that put the Rays up, 4-2.MORE

Five hitters who might have deserved better

Were you to look at Jackie Bradley Jr.’s traditional stat line, you’d probably say he’s having a poor year. He’s hitting just .215, with a .300 on-base percentage and a .363 slugging percentage, and every single one of those numbers are below the Major League non-pitcher averages of .252/.323/.417. Put that all together, and it…MORE

Marlins may explore trades during waivers period

As one trade window closes, another opens. Through Aug. 31, Major League clubs can continue to make trades, but only after the player first clears waivers. Wednesday started the revocable waivers trade period. What this means for the Marlins is they can continue to explore trade options even after the non-waiver Trade Deadline passed.MORE

Dodgers decision looming with Turner set to return

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts agonized over sending Alex Verdugo down last week when Yasiel Puig came off the disabled list, so imagine the angst of making room for Justin Turner, who is scheduled to come off the DL on Thursday.MORE

Hamels impresses, records hit in Cubs debut

Cole Hamels gave the Cubs exactly what they wanted on Wednesday night in his Cubs debut, and he even got his first at-bat before he took the mound. The lefty topped off his outing with his first hit since 2016.MORE

Marwin hits 2 of Astros’ 4 HRs to beat Mariners

The Astros clubbed four home runs — including two by second baseman Marwin Gonzalez — and got seven solid innings from lefty Dallas Keuchel to best the Mariners in Wednesday afternoon’s series finale. Nelson Cruz hit his 26th homer of the season, but Wade LeBlanc allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings as Seattle fell…MORE

Marwin hits 2 of Astros’ 4 HRs to beat Mariners

The Astros clubbed four home runs — including two by second baseman Marwin Gonzalez — and got seven solid innings from lefty Dallas Keuchel to best the Mariners in Wednesday afternoon’s series finale. Nelson Cruz hit his 26th homer of the season, but Wade LeBlanc allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings as Seattle fell…MORE

Rockies put faith in Rusin returning to form

After throwing well in a simulated game Wednesday at Busch Stadium, Rockies lefty Chris Rusin will soon begin a Minor League rehab assignment at Triple-A Albuquerque that will double as a test.MORE

A’s sweep Jays to tie for AL Wild Card spot

The A’s finished off a sweep of the Blue Jays behind another game of consistent offense. Jonathan Lucroy knocked in four runs on a three-hit day, tying his season high for RBIs. Franklin Barreto also had a three-hit game, including a solo home run in the eighth. Sean Manaea was charged with just one run…MORE

A’s sweep Jays to tie for AL Wild Card spot

The A’s finished off a sweep of the Blue Jays behind another game of consistent offense. Jonathan Lucroy knocked in four runs on a three-hit day, tying his season high for RBIs. Franklin Barreto also had a three-hit game, including a solo home run in the eighth. Sean Manaea was charged with just one run…MORE

Cueto to undergo Tommy John surgery

The Giants announced Wednesday that right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure at the Kerlin Jobe clinic in Los Angeles.MORE

Cueto to undergo Tommy John surgery

The Giants announced Wednesday that right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure at the Kerlin Jobe clinic in Los Angeles.MORE

Cueto to undergo Tommy John surgery

The Giants announced Wednesday that right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure at the Kerlin Jobe clinic in Los Angeles.MORE

Deadline sets up Preller for busy offseason

Speaking after the Trade Deadline, general manager A.J. Preller seemed to indicated that he views the Padres as active players for the biggest names available. They own the sport’s best farm system, and — although they’re not eager to part with their best young talent — if the right deal (or deals) arise, Preller won’t…MORE

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