Outfield an easy adjustment for Weeks? 

February, 28, 2015
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The Seattle Mariners signed Rickie Weeks to a one-year, $2 million deal in mid-February in a low-risk move intended to improve the team's depth in both the infield and outfield. But with the long-time infielder lacking experience in the outfield, how easy will adjusting to the new role be for the 32-year-old Weeks?

Blue Jays among teams eyeing Viciedo? 

February, 28, 2015
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Dayan Viciedo was a frequent topic of trade talks over the past year, and now he's a free agent after being released by the Chicago White Sox on Feb. 4. Originally, the Cleveland Indians were linked to the 25-year-old outfielder, but now there are reportedly two other teams that may be the lead for his services.

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Reduced workload for Austin Jackson 

February, 27, 2015
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Austin Jackson is just 28 years old, but Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon apparently is worried about his center fielder’s workload.

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No four-out saves for Perkins? 

February, 27, 2015
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If new Minnesota Twins' manager Paul Molitor has his way (and who’s to say he won’t?), there will be few four-out saves for Glen Perkins.

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Brewers bullpen finalized? 

February, 27, 2015
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It took the entire offseason and a few days into spring training, but Francisco Rodriguez is again a member of the Milwaukee bullpen after agreeing to a two-year, $13 million deal on Wednesday. What does mean for the rest of the Brewers’ bullpen?

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Rockies looking to deal a catcher? 

February, 27, 2015
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The Colorado Rockies have no plans on keeping three pure catchers on their Opening Day roster, so either Wilin Rosario or Michael McKenry could be traded during spring training, says Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post.

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Last year for Murphy in Queens? 

February, 27, 2015
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Daniel Murphy is open to signing a contract extension with the New York Mets, but no in-season talks are planned and the “expectation is the Mets will let him walk” next winter when he is eligible for free agency, reports Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.

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When you watch Michael Brantley play left field, your eyes tell you he's an above average defender out there. He moves well and is rangy, two qualities that certainly help in the outfield. But when you look at his advanced defensive metrics, the numbers tell another story.

Brantley's defensive value in left last season was estimated to be worth roughly -3 runs per 1,000 innings, and for his career, it's -2. That puts him slightly below average, to the shock and disbelief of many. Count Cleveland manager Terry Francona among the doubters.

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Wily Mo Pena staying overseas? 

February, 26, 2015
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After months of talk of a return to the major leagues, will former MLB outfielder Wily Mo Pena be suiting up in the states this season?

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Candidates to replace Saunders in Toronto 

February, 26, 2015
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Toronto's offseason trade with Seattle for outfielder Michael Saunders was supposed to fill the role left by Melky Cabrera (signed with the Chicago White Sox), but now that Saunders is out for the first half of the season due to a meniscus tear, the Blue Jays have a big void in the outfield. Who are the frontrunners to replace Saunders? Here's the latest on that.

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How long will Ortiz stay in Boston? 

February, 25, 2015
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Even though David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox will turn 40 during this upcoming season, the team has no interest in looking ahead to a time when he will not be in their lineup. General manager Ben Cherington says that "David knows he's going to be a Red Sox [player] as long as he wants to be a Red Sox [player]."

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K-Rod to Miami? 

February, 25, 2015
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You can expect Francisco Rodriguez to land himself a contract in the very near future as interested teams are going to want to try and solidify their rosters prior to the actual playing of Grapefruit and Cactus League games.

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Hughes to open for Twins? 

February, 24, 2015
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Last season, Phil Hughes didn't take the mound until the third game of the Minnesota Twins season, and even then, there wasn't a ton of confidence behind a pitcher who had gone 4-14 for the New York Yankees the year before.

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Cabrera in limbo with Rays? 

February, 24, 2015
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Part of the reason that the Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent Asdrubal Cabrera to a one-year, $7.5 million deal for 2015 is that the versatile infielder gives the team the option to use him at either second base or shortstop.

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One of the big questions this spring for the Chicago Cubs is whether or not prospect Kris Bryant will end up making the big league team or instead start the season at Triple-A. Another question is what position he might end up playing if he does make the roster.

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