Kang's initial role in Pittsburgh 

March, 2, 2015
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One of the key questions entering spring training for the Pittsburgh Pirates is the status of Korean shortstop Jung Ho Kang, who was signed to a four-year deal worth $11 million.

Where will Gattis play? 

March, 2, 2015
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Barring an emergency, Evan Gattis appears to be out of the catching mix for the Houston Astros.

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Melvin (don’t call me B.J.) Upton was hoping that a name change would help reverse his fortunes, but the bad news continued last week when it was learned the Braves’ center fielder could miss the first month of the season because of inflammation in his left foot.

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Yoenis Cespedes has yet to play a game for the Tigers, but he already is talking about making Detroit his long-term home.

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Could Craig end up in Anaheim? 

March, 2, 2015
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The Los Angeles Angels are awaiting word on a possible suspension for outfielder Josh Hamilton, who met with MLB officials last week regarding a disciplinary issue.

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Will Viciedo last in Toronto? 

March, 2, 2015
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The Toronto Blue Jays will give an audition to Dayan Viciedo, signing the outfielder to a minor league contract on Sunday and hoping he can find a job somewhere.

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When will the Cubs deal Castillo? 

March, 1, 2015
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Welington Castillo showed up at Mesa, Arizona and is wearing a Chicago Cubs' uniform, but for how much longer?

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Last spring, the Seattle Mariners came to camp with Brad Miller and Nick Franklin competing for the job of starting shortstop. Miller won the job with a monster performance in Cactus League play (1.314 OPS), but failed to maintain his stroke during the regular season, posting a .221/.288/.365 slash line.

Franklin ended up being traded to Tampa Bay in July as part of three-way blockbuster deal involving David Price, and the Mariners again have an open competition at shortstop.

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Impact of Belisario's injury 

March, 1, 2015
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Add Ronald Belisario to the list of players who admits to an unusual off-the-field injury. As ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark reported Saturday, Belsario will be sidelined with a fractured left shoulder which he suffered getting out of a swimming pool.

Rays president of baseball operations Matt Silverman, announced Saturday that Belisario would not be able to throw "for several weeks" because of the injury to his non-pitching shoulder, which occurred at his home in Venezuela before he reported to spring training.

This injury is on par with Clint Barmes, who broke his collarbone in 2005, who fell while lugging a package of deer meat he got from teammate Todd Helton and broke his collarbone.

Belisario, signed to a minor league deal, seemed to have a "decent shot" to win a spot in the bullpen as a ground-ball specialist, says Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. If Belisario falls behind the pack, that would make it easier for someone like Steven Geltz to be with the big league club on Opening Day.

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Aramis Ramirez announced Friday that he intends to retire after the season, giving the Milwaukee Brewers plenty of time to decide who will be their next third baseman.

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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?

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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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