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2/3/2016 | Rumor roundup: White Sox seek OF help?

With some trade chatter and a number of quality players available on the free-agent market, Major League Baseball's rumor mill isn't showing any signs of slowing down with only two weeks until clubs report to Spring Training.

2/3/2016 | Mets rotation features rare trio of flame-throwers

The Mets' star-studded pitching staff is no secret, especially after it helped carry the club to a National League East title and a trip to the World Series in 2015.

2/3/2016 | Source: Smyly's case reaches arbitration

Rays left-hander Drew Smyly had his arbitration hearing Wednesday in Phoenix, according to an industry source. A decision will be made on Thursday.

2/3/2016 | Vlad connects at Caribbean HR derby

Vladimir Guerrero, who will be 41 next Tuesday, was one of five participants in the first home run derby at the Caribbean Series. For four glorious minutes and 26 swings, he reminded the home crowd what it had been missing.

2/3/2016 | Perez wins Caribbean derby; Vlad ousted early

The first home run derby during the Caribbean Series proved to be a novel idea, with a mix of anticipated and surprising results.

2/3/2016 | Former NL president White left mark on MLB

Wednesday marked the 27th anniversary of Bill White being appointed president of the National League, becoming at that time the highest-ranking African-American executive in professional sports.

2/3/2016 | Negro Leagues star Leonard remembered

With Black History Month upon us, MLB Tonight is featuring prominent players from the Negro Leagues. Wednesday's spotlight falls on Buck Leonard, who was perhaps the best first baseman in Negro League history.

2/3/2016 | Astros UYA celebrates 6 receiving scholarships

The Houston Astros Urban Youth Academy celebrated having six players receive scholarship offers to play baseball and softball in college in a signing ceremony Wednesday.

2/3/2016 | No deals on the horizon for D-backs

Two weeks from today the D-backs pitchers and catchers will report for duty at Salt River Fields and judging by general manager Dave Stewart's comments, you shouldn't expect any big additions before that.

2/3/2016 | Around the Horn: A's looking for depth behind Gray

The A's starting staff includes one of baseball's best arms in Sonny Gray, a true ace expected to carry the club on Opening Day and beyond. Who, exactly, follows him in line, though, remains uncertain.

2/3/2016 | Mets, Familia agree to terms for 2016

The Mets and Jeurys Familia, the club's last arbitration-eligible player, have agreed to contract terms for the upcoming season.

2/3/2016 | Home wins key to 2016 success, Weiss says

Rockies manager Walt Weiss is hoping his club returns to its former dominance at Coors Field. Weiss, appearing on MLB Network's "High Heat" with Chris Russo, was asked about the team's road performance. But Weiss pointed out that the problem last season, when the Rockies finished last in the National League West, was its 36-45 home mark.

2/3/2016 | Kimbrel has a slight edge on Chapman

This offseason, after the Red Sox obtained Craig Kimbrel, the Yankees answered by adding Aroldis Chapman. And now, arguably, baseball's two top closers are in the American League East.

2/3/2016 | #TBT: Deion's days on the diamond

He was "Neon Deion." He was "Prime Time." He was the flashy star of the National Football League who picked off passes, blazed down the field and sometimes strutted with the flair of a movie star. Sanders also became the only man to play in a Super Bowl and a World Series, which is why he's on our minds this Throwback Thursday as we look ahead to Denver vs. Carolina in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.

2/3/2016 | Healthy Susac leads crowded backup catcher's field

On paper, a scramble for the Giants' backup catcher's job appears imminent. In reality, Andrew Susac should reclaim the role with minimal fuss.

2/3/2016 | Mexico gets past Venezuela; both reach semifinals

Mexico's Venados de Mazatlan clinched at least a tie for the top seed in Saturday's semifinal game with the 6-4 victory against Venezuela's Tigres de Aragua in the first game of the Caribbean Series on Wednesday at Estadio Quisqueya. Puerto Rico routed Cuba, 12-1, in the nightcap.

2/3/2016 | Rumor with a view: Why not chase Puig?

When post-SoxFest rumors began of White Sox interest in outfielder Andre Ethier, one question came to mind: If Ethier, why not Yasiel Puig?

2/3/2016 | Bird updates status from hospital bed

Greg Bird's year ended before it even had a chance to begin, but the Yankees first baseman's social media game seems to be in midseason form. Bird posted a photo to Instagram and Twitter from his bed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Wednesday, smiling and offering a thumbs-up shortly after having a season-ending procedure to repair his right labrum.

2/3/2016 | Rogers Centre to have dirt infield in 2016

The Rogers Centre will have a different look this season, as the Blue Jays announced on Wednesday afternoon that they are installing a dirt infield for the 2016 campaign.

2/3/2016 | Saupold takes international stage for Australia

The World Baseball Classic doesn't take center stage in baseball until next spring, but for Warwick Saupold, his time on the international stage starts now. The Tigers' Minor League right-hander will be part of Team Australia's pitching staff next week, when it takes on three other Pacific countries in a qualifier tournament for a spot in next spring's main event.

2/3/2016 | Rays sign RHP Reifer to Minors deal

The Rays have signed right-hander Adam Reifer to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training.

2/3/2016 | July 1 return date set for Wheeler

With Matt Harvey's successful return from Tommy John surgery as their blueprint, the Mets are now eyeing July 1 as a return date for Zack Wheeler.

2/3/2016 | Marlins contingent in Japan on 'goodwill' visit

A contingent of Marlins executives has traveled to Japan this week on what the club has termed a "goodwill" visit. The trip is expected to conclude later this week.

2/3/2016 | Twins sending 7 Minor Leaguers to Classic

The Twins will have seven Minor Leaguers participating in the upcoming World Baseball Classic qualifying round, including five players on Team Australia and two on South Africa's roster.

2/3/2016 | Alderson: Payroll restrictions no longer issue

For years, Mets fans have largely taken a "We'll believe it when we see it" approach to the team raising payroll, while general manager Sandy Alderson has at times been combative regarding the budget. But no longer. With the Mets' recent signing of Yoenis Cespedes pushing their 2016 payroll up over $140 million, the GM was insistent Wednesday that financial bounds will no longer hinder him.

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