Dodgers sweeten potential Ethier deal? 

March, 5, 2015
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Will the Los Angeles Dodgers be able to move Andre Ethier prior to the start of the season so that they're not dealing with a disgruntled player on their bench? So far, there have been no takers, but the team appears to be ready to press the issue.

Could Coke return to Tigers? 

March, 5, 2015
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According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet, free agent reliever Phil Coke is "very close" to a deal and expected to have an agreement in place by Friday. While the identity of the team interested in Coke is unknown, could it be the Detroit Tigers?

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Wednesday rumors roundup 

March, 4, 2015
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Spring training is often a time for experimentation, so it's not uncommon to see players trying out the view from an unfamiliar position on the playing field. That said, sometimes these new environs are the first step of an actual plan to transition a starter to a new full-time job.

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Position battle: White Sox second base 

March, 4, 2015
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When the Chicago White Sox traded for Jeff Samardzija of the Oakland Athletics in December, they included second baseman Marcus Semien in the package. However, with Semien no longer in the picture, the identity of who might be Chicago's starting second baseman in 2015 is no more clear than it was prior to the deal.

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Twins roster already taking shape? 

March, 4, 2015
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Citing a need to have more roster flexibility and a desire to not be stuck with only three bench players to start the season, new Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor is planning to start the season with only a dozen pitchers on his staff.

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Last season, the Houston Astros ranked dead last in all of major league baseball in terms of their relievers' ERA. That's why new manager A.J. Hinch is hoping to build a cohesive unit from the outset of 2015.

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Victorino's last stand in Boston? 

March, 4, 2015
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When the Boston Red Sox opened their spring schedule against Northeastern on Tuesday, the starting lineup was believed to mirror what could be the one used on a routine basis during the regular season -- with perhaps one noticeable exception.

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Hamels talk soldiers on 

March, 4, 2015
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The talks between the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies have not stopped -- and likely will not stop -- until a deal for either Cole Hamels or Cliff Lee finally comes to pass.

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Rangers looking to Moreland? 

March, 4, 2015
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In 23 games as the designated hitter for the Texas Rangers last season, Mitch Moreland hit .300. Unfortunately, Moreland had left ankle surgery in June and the hodgepodge group of 18 other batters who manned the DH spot in 2014 managed to post only a collective .226 batting average.

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Tuesday rumors roundup 

March, 3, 2015
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Play Ball! The Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues are underway, and we already have a home run by the Pirates’ Jung Ho Kang against the Blue Jays.

On Monday, Rumor Central discussed how the Korean shortstop is more likely to take away at-bats from shortstop Jordy Mercer and third baseman Josh Harrison than from second baseman Neil Walker. Here are some of the rumors and news making the rounds on Tuesday:

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You can’t tell the 2015 San Diego Padres without a scoreboard thanks to all the moves that new general manager A.J. Preller made over the winter. There is a new staff ace in James Shields, and there also is a battle to see who will slot into the fifth spot in the rotation behind Shields, Tyson Ross, Andrew Cashner and Ian Kennedy. Get your pencils ready:

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Will Price stick with Cozart? 

March, 3, 2015
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Managers often welcome competition for jobs, but Reds skipper Bryan Price is leaving no doubt that Zack Cozart will be his starting shortstop. That calls into question what the Reds will do with Eugenio Suarez, who was acquired from the Tigers in December as part of the deal for Alfredo Simon.

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What is Huston Street worth? 

March, 3, 2015
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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?

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Latest on Hamels trade talks 

March, 3, 2015
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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?

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D-backs willing to deal? 

March, 3, 2015
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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.

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