1. Major League Baseball Announces New Pace of Play Rules

    Following an offseason in which concerns about ever-growing game times emerged as hot-button issues, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced ...

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  2. Braves Center Fielder Is Now 'Upton Jr.'

    When B.J. Upton reports to spring training, the Braves center fielder he will wear a uniform with a bit of a different look...

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  3. Papelbon Believes Phillies Can Still Compete

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  4. Dan Haren Happy with Marlins, Sets Aside Retirement Plans

    The Dodgers traded Haren to the Marlins in December, and Haren was unhappy with the deal. The 34-year-old starting pitcher threatened to retire instead of reporting to the Marlins...

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  5. Nationals OF Jayson Werth on jail time: 'I've learned my lesson'

    Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth told the Washington Post that he's "learned my lesson" for the five days in jail he served for a reckless driving charge...

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  6. Travis D'Arnaud Can Be the Man This Season

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  7. Lee's Absurd Gesture Just a Sign of the Absurd Situation

    CLEARWATER, Fla. - It's easy to understand why athletes get frustrated with us. You felt it in Cliff Lee's voice yesterday, saw it in his facial expressions, heard it in his readings from the Magic 8 Balls...

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  8. Morgan Embracing Opportunity at Big League Camp

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- If everything had happened as planned, if there had been no setbacks, no shoulder surgery, no rehab, this could have been Adam Morgan's third consecutive Spring Training with the Phillies ...

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  9. Dan Haren "Committed" to Marlins; Jose Fernandez Eager to Pitch

    Jose Fernandez said he is practicing patience with his surgically repaired arm, but acknowledged he is itching to get back on the mound. “I want to pitch tomorrow in the big leagues...

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  10. Mike Minor Wins Arbitration Case Versus Braves

    Mike Minor has won his arbitration hearing versus the Braves , reports MLBTR's Tim Dierkes (on Twitter). Minor will earn $5.6MM as opposed to the $5.1MM figure submitted by the team, as shown in MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker...

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  11. Mets May Allow Matt Harvey to Throw 200 Innings “including the Playoffs”

    Like most teams dealing with pitchers coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery the Mets will limit Matt Harvey's workload this season, but it sounds like the limitations won't be severe...

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  12. Phillies' Cliff Lee Answers Questions Using Magic 8 Ball During Press Conference

    Baseball season is finally underway, and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee has already run out of answers for the media...

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  13. Fister Focused on Present with Nats, Not Uncertain Future

    Doug Fister, like several prominent teammates with the Nationals , knows he's eligible for free agency at season's end. The veteran right-hander, though, insists his focus is solely on 2015, not whatever may happen to him after that...

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  14. Ramos' Goal: Catch 120-130 Games This Season

    Wilson Ramos entered 2014 with a clear goal in mind: Catch at least 120 games for the first time in his career.....

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  15. Phillies Open 'Camp of Opportunities'

    The Phillies long offseason officially ends this morning with the team's first spring training workout for pitchers and catchers. Over six weeks, the Phillies will whittle their roster down to a final 25...

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  16. Cliff Lee Turns to a Magic Eight-Ball for Advice

    When things began to go very badly for the 2013 Phillies , a team that would finish with the first losing record for the organization since 2002, closer Jonathan Papelbon was asked if he felt his veteran team could turn it around...

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  17. Questions Abound Everywhere but Mound as Mets Camp Begins

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  18. Phillies Officials Take Cole Hamels' Comments in Stride

    Cameras clicked as Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee worked just a few feet apart during their first bullpen session of the spring Thursday...

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  19. Pitchers, Catchers Report to Camp, Get Right to Work

    VIERA, Fla. -- Nationals pitchers and catchers reported to Space Coast Stadium on Thursday morning ready to work. There was right-hander Stephen Strasburg throwing on flat ground...

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  20. Niese Gives Flores a Vote of Confidence

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Wilmer Flores will be under considerably scrutiny this spring training and then this season. The Mets spent the offseason looking for an upgrade, only ending up unable to find one...

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  21. Niese Ready to Compete with the Young Arms at Mets Camp

    PORT ST. LUCIE, FL. — Jon Niese has seen the future of the Mets . Actually, it's practically here.....

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  22. Should Hamels Get a Pass for Being Honest?

    Cole Hamels stopped short of demanding a trade. However, his intentions are well known and his frustrations with the Phillies organization are easily felt through his comments to Bob Nightengale of USA Today...

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  23. Crashburn Alley – Phillies 2015 Top 30 Prospects

    I wanted to post my Top 30 Prospects list on the day pitchers and catchers report because it's symbolic of the passing of not just one year to another, but one generation to another...

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  24. Cliff Lee Asks Magic 8 Ball for Answers

    Cliff Lee is still a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies . What the future hold for him, no human outside Ruben Amaro Jr. or maybe Pat Gillick really knows.....

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  25. Spring Training Expectations for MLB's No. 1 Pitching Prospect, Lucas Giolito

    Last month we took an in-depth look at Washington Nationals right-hander Lucas Giolito , the consensus No. 1 overall pitching prospect heading into the season, as well as what should be expected of him realistically in 2015...

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