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2/4/2016 | Shapiro prompts shift to dirt infield

The Blue Jays still don't have natural grass at Rogers Centre, and whether they ever will remains a highly debated topic, but the installation of a dirt infield is at least a first step.


2/4/2016 | Royals' Davis tops list of best relievers

MLB Network revealed its top 10 relief pitchers on Thursday night, based on results from "The Shredder" -- an algorithm based on player performance that accounts for both offense and defense that was put together by MLB Network's research department "without emotion or bias." Host Brian Kenny and guest host Dan Plesac also provided their top 10s.


2/4/2016 | Brothers live out late father's fantasy at camp

Tod and Gary Schulz went to last month's D-backs Fantasy Camp to have fun, but also to pay tribute to their father, Don, who was a camp regular before passing away in 2010 at the age of 75.


2/4/2016 | Blue Jays reportedly set to sign veteran Floyd

The Blue Jays and right-hander Gavin Floyd are nearing an agreement, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman.


2/4/2016 | Clock ticking on locking up Donaldson

The clock is ticking but the Blue Jays apparently have not abandoned hope that Josh Donaldson can be signed to a multiyear contract extension before his arbitration case is heard later this month.


2/4/2016 | Fearsome 5: Statcast's hardest-hitting lineups

Let's use Statcast™ to take a look at which clubs figure to boast the hardest-hitting overall lineups this season.


2/4/2016 | Rays reveal vision for new ballpark site

The Rays offered their thoughts on what they want in a new baseball stadium when they made public the process document they sent to St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman on Thursday afternoon.


2/4/2016 | Fatcast: Kiermaier vs. 35 oz. ribeye

Enough food to fuel a family reunion adorned the table in front of where Kevin Kiermaier sat, awaiting his charity challenge. The Rays center fielder's task: Take down the feast prepared and served at Clearwater's Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill.


2/4/2016 | Zaidi: LA not looking to trade Puig, Ethier

Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi indicated he's not looking to trade outfielders Yasiel Puig or Andre Ethier.


2/4/2016 | Garret Anderson joins 'Moving Day' roster

Former All-Star outfielder Garret Anderson will join Chuck Finley and Tyler Skaggs for "Moving Day" at Angel Stadium, the team announced Thursday.


2/4/2016 | Orioles avoid arbitration with Matusz

The Orioles and left-hander Brian Matusz have agreed to one-year deal to avoid arbitration.


2/4/2016 | Mariners expect big things from young Boog

When new Mariners skipper Scott Servais and general manager Jerry Dipoto preach to their players this season about the need to control the strike zone, work pitchers and ultimately do whatever to get on base more often, they'll find a ready pupil in Boog Powell.


2/4/2016 | Granderson: Reflecting on black history

The observation of black history is a time to reflect on all those who have come before in the African-American community and their countless sacrifices and struggles, writes Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson.


2/4/2016 | Padres hire new athletic trainer Rogow

The Padres have hired a new athletic trainer, selecting Mark Rogow to lead that department.


2/4/2016 | Dodgers Foundation helps Teach For America

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is investing $25,000 this year in Teach For America - Los Angeles, the club announced on Thursday.


2/4/2016 | Cox endorses Braves coach Perez as future skipper

The text from Bobby Cox was just five words, short and sweet as usual.


2/4/2016 | Venezuela tops Cuba; P.R. walks off on D.R.

Venezuela's Tigres de Aragua will enter Saturday's semifinal game on a winning note after edging Cuba, 3-1, in the first game of the day at the Caribbean Series on Thursday.


2/4/2016 | Astros' Urban Youth Academy works wonders

It's not only about those six young people and their college scholarships. It's what they represent. "Our program works," said Daryl Wade, director of the Houston Astros' Urban Youth Academy (UYA). That's the larger lesson. On Wednesday, the Astros held a ceremony to honor the five boys and one girl who signed letters of intent to play college baseball and college softball.


2/4/2016 | 'Cool Papa' was wizard in field, on basepaths

The tale has been told many times about James "Cool Papa" Bell's speed. You know, the one about him being so fast he could turn off the light switch in his bedroom and be in bed before the room got dark.


2/4/2016 | Boyd sets sights on staying in Tigers' rotation

Matt Boyd spent the final nine weeks of last season in the Tigers' rotation. He will spend Spring Training competing for the chance to start in 2016.


2/4/2016 | Orioles trucks head south for Spring Training

The Orioles inched a little closer to Spring Training on Thursday.


2/4/2016 | NL West race picks up with pitcher pickups

By the time all the smoke cleared this offseason in the National League West, about $500 million in mostly long-term contracts had been spent on six pitchers, with the Dodgers offering another $100 million in incentives to the tender-elbowed Kenta Maeda over the course of his eight-year deal.


2/4/2016 | Bullpen power, fielder versatility key to Rox plan

Bullpen power, with command, and versatility for position players are two keys to building a roster for the Rockies, general manager Jeff Bridich said during an appearance on the MLB.com Statcast™ Podcast that was posted on Thursday.


2/4/2016 | Around the Horn: Outfield is rock solid

HOUSTON -- The Astros will enter Spring Training camp with a set outfield, including the three starters and the two bench players.


2/4/2016 | Lindor eager for sophomore season with Tribe

It was unseasonably warm when a large group of Indians players convened last week for Tribe Fest. Around Northeast Ohio, snow shovels gathered dust, heavy jackets were ditched and fans could daydream a little about the upcoming season.




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