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Marlins | Adeiny Hechavarria declines offer
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:47:31 -0800

Miami Marlins SS Adeiny Hechavarria has declined the contract offer the team gave to him this offseason. He is interested in signing a long-term deal with the team but not at the salary they are offering.

Marlins | Not close to deal with Christian Yelich
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:46:52 -0800

Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich's contract talks with the team have stalled because there is a significant gap in terms of the salary. Yelich is still interested in signing a multi-year deal but not at the salary offered.

Marlins | Ichiro Suzuki agrees
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:15:10 -0800

Free-agent OF Ichiro Suzuki (Yankees) agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with the Miami Marlins Saturday, Jan. 24. The key ingredient in negotiations was Miami's willingness to work on a second year, which Suzuki will likely need to collect 3,000 career hits.

Brewers | Jonathan Papelbon talks fizzle
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:51:07 -0800

Trade discussions involving Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon and the Milwaukee Brewers has fizzled to the point where the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt called them on "life support at best."

Braves | B.J. Upton making hitting adjustments
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:40:30 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton spent three days earlier this week working with hitting coach Kevin Seitzer on adjustments to his mechanics and approach at the plate, with emphasis on the positioning of the hands. Seitzer was pleased with how productive the sessions were. "I feel really, really good about it, because (Upton) was very open to everything that I suggested," Seitzer said. "We had a really good three days together - three pretty intense days together. I think he feels pretty good about what I'm going to bring, and I feel good about the adjustments he has made."

Giants | Brandon Hicks signed
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:37:20 -0800

The San Francisco Giants have re-signed SS Brandon Hicks to a minor league contract. He has been assigned to Triple-A Sacramento.

Giants | John Bowker signed
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:24:16 -0800

The San Francisco Giants have signed OF/1B John Bowker (Japanese League) to a minor league contract.

Braves | David Carpenter signed
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:37:45 -0800

The Atlanta Braves have signed free-agent RP David L. Carpenter (Angels) to a minor league contract.

Dodgers | LA signs two
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:34:21 -0800

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed 3B Jarek Cunningham (Pirates) and RP Ben Rowen (Rangers) to minor league contracts.

Marlins | Ichiro Suzuki contract update
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:25:03 -0800

Miami Marlins OF Ichiro Suzuki's one-year deal could be worth as much as $5 million depending on his plate appearances, according to a source.

Marlins | James Shields may be too pricey for MIA
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:19:28 -0800

Free-agent SP James Shields (Royals) likely will be too expensive for the Miami Marlins to sign unless owner Jeffrey Loria decides to change his mind.

Mets | David Wright in a good place
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:00:07 -0800

New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) said he's right where he usually is in his offseason preparation despite undergoing shoulder rehab after last season.

Cubs | Gonzalez German claimed
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:03:15 -0800

Texas Rangers RP Gonzalez Germen was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs Friday, Jan. 23.

Braves | Claim Eury Perez
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:05:08 -0800

The Atlanta Braves claimed OF Eury Perez off waivers from the New York Yankees Friday, Jan. 23.

Mets | Platoon likely for Lucas Duda?
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:28:18 -0800

New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda will sit against left-handed pitchers, unless he proves early in the season he can regularly hit southpaws.

Braves | Arbitration likely for Mike Minor
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:19:33 -0800

Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor still appears to be heading towards an arbitration hearing with the team.

Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez on schedule
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:09:13 -0800

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez said he has been cleared for on-field batting practice and straight-ahead running. "He's going through the routine check-ins, and he's exactly on schedule. We're hopeful to get him on the field sometime soon. Obviously, it's winter here, so it's tough," general manager Jeff Bridich added.

Rockies | Troy Tulowitzki ramping up activity
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:03:08 -0800

Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (hip) has been cleared for baseball activity, according to general manager Jeff Bridich. "Tulo was in Denver last week just for a couple days for a routine checkup on his progress, and everything's great," Bridich said. "He's swinging fully, he's taking full batting practice in the cage, and this week he's starting to add taking ground balls in the infield and really starting to ramp up the pure baseball activity."

Nationals | Derrick Robinson signs
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:43:27 -0800

Free-agent OF Derrick Robinson (Reds) signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals Friday, Jan. 23.

Marlins | Ichiro Suzuki close to joining Miami
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:17:54 -0800

Updating a previous report free-agent OF Ichiro Suzuki (Yankees) is close to signing a one-year deal with the Miami Marlins Friday, Jan. 23, according to a baseball source. Suzuki is expected to earn a base salary of roughly $2 million this year, although both sides are still working on the final details of a contract. Suzuki would be used as the team's fourth outfielder.

Braves | Jonny Gomes to be platoon option
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:50:22 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF Jonny Gomes is projected to serve in a platoon role in left field with OF Zoilo Almonte next season.

Cubs | Dexter Fowler avoids arbitration
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:47:46 -0800

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $9.5 million deal Friday, Jan. 23.

Marlins | Ichiro Suzuki joining Marlins
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:47:11 -0800

Free-agent OF Ichiro Suzuki's (Yankees) one-year deal with the Miami Marlins is pending a physical, according to sources. He will serve as the team's fourth outfielder.

Giants | Ryan Vogelsong returning to SF
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:44:20 -0800

Free-agent SP Ryan Vogelsong (Giants) has agreed to a deal to re-sign with the San Francisco Giants Friday, Jan. 23, pending a physical. His one-year deal will be worth $4 million plus incentives.

Brewers | Jonathan Papelbon willing to waive no-trade clause
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:06:29 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon can block a trade to the Milwaukee Brewers, but he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause if the vesting option in his contract for 2016 is guaranteed by the Brewers, according to a source. He will make $13 million this year and has a $13 million vesting option for the 2016 season if he finishes 48 games this year.