Position battle: Mets fifth starter 

March, 31, 2015
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When Zack Wheeler went down a ligament tear that required that required Tommy John surgery, the replacement in the Mets' rotation seemed obvious. But the choice for fifth starter is less clear as Opening Day approaches:
The Baltimore Orioles confirmed Monday that three-time Gold Glove shortstop J.J. Hardy is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a muscle strain in his left shoulder.

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Roster shuffle in D.C. 

March, 31, 2015
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The Washington Nationals are limping toward Opening Day with injuries to several key regulars, prompting general manager Mike Rizzo to add a few backups on Monday. Reed Johnson, who was released by the Marlins earlier in the day, was signed to a minor league deal. The Nats also acquired outfielder Matt den Dekker from the Mets for reliever Jerry Blevins.

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Monday rumors roundup 

March, 30, 2015
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The status of Kris Bryant has been one of the hottest topics of spring training, but the drama ended with the Chicago Cubs reassigning their top prospect to minor league camp on Monday.

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Orioles roster spot for Paredes? 

March, 30, 2015
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David Lough could be headed to the disabled list to start the season, likely opening a roster spot on the Baltimore Orioles for Jimmy Paredes, reports Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com.

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In a move that seemed inevitable, the Miami Marlins released veteran Reed Johnson, who was the odd man out in an outfield that added Ichiro Suzuki over the winter.

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Possible suitors for Dillon Gee 

March, 30, 2015
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The on-again, off-again trade speculation regarding New York Mets' righthander Dillon Gee may be heating up again.

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Six weeks of spring training will not be long enough to decide who will be the fifth starter of the Los Angeles Angels, and the beneficiaries may be a pair of long relievers.

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Pelfrey's value as a reliever 

March, 30, 2015
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A change of heart came quickly for Mike Pelfrey, who was originally perturbed with the decision of the Minnesota Twins to send him to the bullpen and give the fifth spot in the rotation to Tommy Milone.

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Nats not looking to deal 

March, 30, 2015
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The Washington Nationals are limping toward Opening Day with injuries to several key regulars, but don’t expect general manager Mike Rizzo to make any notable moves this week.

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Interest in Chacin 

March, 30, 2015
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The Colorado Rockies last week parted ways with veteran righthander Jhoulys Chacin, who hopes to catch on with a new team before Opening Day.

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Boxberger the closer in Tampa? 

March, 30, 2015
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Expect Brad Boxberger to get a “significant share” of the opportunities at closer while Jake McGee continues to recover from left elbow surgery, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

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Craig's time in Boston running out? 

March, 29, 2015
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Is the clock ticking on Allen Craig's time with the Boston Red Sox? With very little wiggle room on the team's 25-man roster, a change of scenery in the next week might be in the cards for Craig.

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Surprise OF demotion for Twins 

March, 29, 2015
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Aaron Hicks started 53 games in center field for the Minnesota Twins in 2014, and the belief was that the 25-year-old would once again anchor the team's outfield this coming season. However, manager Paul Molitor has decided that Hicks would be best served by a trip to Triple-A.

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Will Uggla make Nationals? 

March, 29, 2015
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While Dan Uggla is doing everything he can to make the Washington Nationals, time may be running out for the veteran to state his case. However, it does sound like manager Matt Williams wants to have him around this season.

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