Rays waiting on Colome 

March, 6, 2015
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When it comes to who might end up rounding out the Tampa Bay Rays rotation in 2015, manager Kevin Cash seems to already know who he expects to fill that role for the club -- even if that pitcher has not yet arrived in camp.
The Toronto Blue Jays have a few too many pieces for their Opening Day lineup, but things may be even more complicated should they get a solid spring from Daric Barton.

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What's wrong with Olivera? 

March, 6, 2015
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Cuban free agent Hector Olivera reportedly has an offer on the table for $50 million, and may be close to signing a contract. However, conflicting reports as to the health of the infielder may threaten to put any looming deal on hold.

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How will Giants cope with Pence out? 

March, 6, 2015
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The spring couldn't have gotten off to a worse start for the San Francisco Giants as Hunter Pence is likely to miss six to eight weeks "with a nondisplaced fracture of the ulna in his left forearm, suffered as he tried to avoid a pitch from hard-throwing Cubs farmhand Corey Black."

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Position battle: Padres third baseman 

March, 5, 2015
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Third base used to be an easy call for the San Diego Padres, as they grew comfortable relying on the presence of Chase Headley at the hot corner on an everyday basis. However, for 2015, that's no longer an option and the Opening Day starter at the position may not be known for several more weeks.

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Blue Jays OF in flux? 

March, 5, 2015
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For the Toronto Blue Jays, it's not so much of an outfield competition that's taking place this spring, as the identity of the expected trio of starters may have already been decided upon. However, there's still a lot of uncertainty as exactly which players will be playing where.

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Position battle: Cubs fifth starter 

March, 5, 2015
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The top three spots in the Chicago Cubs rotation are all but etched in stone, with the trio of Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel on the staff. According to Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago, the No. 4 pitcher is also a "lock" in the form of Kyle Hendricks.

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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.

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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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