Uggla to have impact in DC? 

December, 27, 2014
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Could the Washington Nationals have found their starting second baseman for the 2015 season in the form of Dan Uggla? It's certainly in the conversation after the team signed the veteran to a minor league deal on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training.

Yankees rotation for 2015 set? 

December, 27, 2014
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It looks as though Hiroki Kuroda will not be pitching for the New York Yankees, or any other MLB team in 2015, as reports have surfaced that have the Japanese veteran returning to his home country to play for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.

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Furcal's injury costly for veteran? 

December, 27, 2014
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The chances of Rafael Furcal getting signed to a team for the 2015 season took a huge hit with the news, as reported by Dionisio Soldevila of ESPN Deportes, that the 37-year-old has a torn hamstring and will miss the Dominican Republic's Winter League playoffs.

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Will Cleveland extend Kluber? 

December, 26, 2014
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Pitcher Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians may have won the 2014 AL Cy Young Award, but due to his relatively small amount of service time, he's not eligible for arbitration until after the 2015 season.

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Would Tulo work with Mets? 

December, 26, 2014
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Most of the rumor mill is taking the Christmas week off, so there hasn't been much speculation regarding any progress (or lack thereof) regarding a potential deal that would send Troy Tulowitzki of Colorado Rockies to the New York Mets.

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Espinosa's time with Nats over? 

December, 26, 2014
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In 114 games last season for the Washington Nationals, Danny Espinosa struck out 122 times, drove in only 27 runs and hit just .219 while playing the majority of his time at second base. That overall lack of production may have cost him a starting job with the team for 2015.

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Betts future in Boston set? 

December, 25, 2014
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Since the end of the season, it's been clear that other teams have been hoping to pry Mookie Betts away from the Boston Red Sox. In fact, as far back as September, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe wrote that "judging by conversations with scouts around the league, he's the Red Sox prospect teams want most in a deal."

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Zobrist on way out of TB? 

December, 25, 2014
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After dealing away Wil Myers, the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year, as part of a multi-player three-way trade last week, it's clear that there are no untouchables on the Tampa Bay Rays roster. Which means many more moves could still come this offseason, including one involving Ben Zobrist.

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No room for Guerrero in LA? 

December, 25, 2014
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When the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Alex Guerrero to a four-year, $28 million contract, the idea was that he would be converted from shortstop to second base. However, progress on that front has been slow and Guerrero is now a man without a position.

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Could Craig be dealt? 

December, 24, 2014
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In talking about Allen Craig's 2014 journey, ESPN.com's Buster Olney writes: "He went from being the heart of the Cardinals' attack, consistently generating some of the best production with runners on base in the history of baseball, to unloaded in a midseason trade to the Boston Red Sox."

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Howard's end in Philadelphia? 

December, 24, 2014
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The writing has been on the wall for some time that the Philadelphia Phillies have been hoping to find someone to take first baseman Ryan Howard off their hands, but the team has not publicly admitted as much until quite recently.

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Does anyone want Scherzer? 

December, 24, 2014
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As we approach the end of 2014, it doesn't look like a deal will get done for free-agent pitcher Max Scherzer before the turn of the calendar page. In fact, at the present time, the list of teams that say they are interested in pursuing the former Detroit Tigers ace may, in fact, be blank.

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Orioles patient with OF search 

December, 24, 2014
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Faced with the prospect of starting the 2015 season without having made any major acquisitions to fill the void left by the loss of outfielders Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis, the Baltimore Orioles could be pushing hard to swing a deal over the next few weeks.

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Rangers in holding pattern with MI? 

December, 24, 2014
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Despite a seeming surplus in the middle infield, it seems unlikely that the Texas Rangers are going to make any moves to deal from that "strength" until they are absolutely sure that all the players in the mix are both healthy and productive.

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Tuesday Rumor Roundup 

December, 23, 2014
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Baseball entered the hot stove season with three top-shelf pitchers selling their services on the free agent market – Jon Lester, Max Scherzer, and James Shields. Christmas is almost here and Lester, thanks to a $155 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, is the only member of that trifecta to find a new home.

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