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    Ryan BraunJan 25 02:33p

    Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (thumb) said his thumb feels 'significantly better' than at the same point last year. He is participating in baseball activities without any restrictions. 'Everything is going well,' he said. 'Regular offseason, regular routine. I started hitting a little bit more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Jim HendersonJan 25 02:33p

    Milwaukee Brewers RP Jim Henderson (shoulder) has started throwing lightly off a mound and is expected to throw complete bullpen sessions at the club's complex Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Friday, Jan. 30, in Maryvale, Ariz. He said that rehab has gone well so far, more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Tyler ThornburgJan 25 02:23p

    Milwaukee Brewers SP Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) has already started throwing bullpen sessions and is expected to be ready for the beginning of spring training camp.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Bryan LaHairJan 25 02:13p

    The Boston Red Sox have signed free-agent 1B Bryan LaHair (Indians) to a minor league contract.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Matt DominguezJan 25 02:13p

    Houston Astros 3B Matt Dominguez is expected to see some playing time at first base this season, as a result of the team's recent acquisition of 3B Luis Valbuena. Manager A.J. Hinch still views Dominguez as a third baseman in the long run but more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Luis ValbuenaJan 25 02:13p

    Houston Astros 3B Matt Dominguez is expected to see some playing time at first base this season, as a result of the team's recent acquisition of 3B Luis Valbuena. Manager A.J. Hinch still views Dominguez as a third baseman in the long run but more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Robbie RossJan 25 02:03p

    Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels continues to search for bullpen help, with left-handed relievers being a more pressing priority than righties. Robbie Ross, Michael Kirkman and Alex Claudio are currently the only lefty relievers scheduled to report to spring training camp.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Michael KirkmanJan 25 02:03p

    Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels continues to search for bullpen help, with left-handed relievers being a more pressing priority than righties. Robbie Ross, Michael Kirkman and Alex Claudio are currently the only lefty relievers scheduled to report to spring training camp.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Alexander ClaudioJan 25 02:03p

    Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels continues to search for bullpen help, with left-handed relievers being a more pressing priority than righties. Robbie Ross, Michael Kirkman and Alex Claudio are currently the only lefty relievers scheduled to report to spring training camp.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Alex RodriguezJan 25 01:43p

    New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez planned to meet with club executives to apologize for his season-long steroid suspension but they declined the offer, telling him, 'We'll see you in spring training.' Rodriguez has met twice with new commissioner Rob Manfred and has dropped more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Mike PelfreyJan 25 01:23p

    Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone (neck) underwent surgery to remove a benign tumor from his neck last month. However, he was able to begin his offseason throwing program on schedule and is expected to be ready in time for spring training. Milone will compete more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Tommy MiloneJan 25 01:23p

    Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone (neck) underwent surgery to remove a benign tumor from his neck last month. However, he was able to begin his offseason throwing program on schedule and is expected to be ready in time for spring training. Milone will compete more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Alex MeyerJan 25 01:23p

    Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone (neck) underwent surgery to remove a benign tumor from his neck last month. However, he was able to begin his offseason throwing program on schedule and is expected to be ready in time for spring training. Milone will compete more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Trevor MayJan 25 01:23p

    Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone (neck) underwent surgery to remove a benign tumor from his neck last month. However, he was able to begin his offseason throwing program on schedule and is expected to be ready in time for spring training. Milone will compete more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    John JasoJan 25 10:13a

    Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso will be the team's primary designated hitter this season, according to head coach Kevin Cash. Cash said he believes Jaso can be an impact bat for the offense in 2015.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Alex AvilaJan 25 09:43a

    Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila could see a fair amount of time batting second in the lineup, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Ausmus noted few Tigers get on base as much as Avila against right-handed pitchers.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Trevor BauerJan 25 08:33a

    Cleveland Indians SP Trevor Bauer said he threw for 3 1/2 hours each day and lifted weights for 3 1/2 hours each day this offseason. During his free time, he studied game film, pieced together video montages and developed his own scoring system to more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Neal CottsJan 25 07:53a

    Free-agent RP Neal Cotts (Rangers) will not be re-signed by his old team and is likely to head elsewhere before spring training starts.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Josh HamiltonJan 25 07:53a

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton is not likely heading back to the Texas Rangers. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels addressed a crowd of fans at Rangers Fan Fest and shot down rumors the team would pick him up.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Dustin PedroiaJan 24 09:33p

    Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (wrist) said he was healthy enough to lift weights this offseason, and he expects his bat speed and power to return to normal in 2015.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Ichiro SuzukiJan 24 07:23p

    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.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Brian DuensingJan 24 07:03p

    Minnesota Twins RP Brian Duensing avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $2.7 million deal Saturday, Jan. 24.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Al AlburquerqueJan 24 07:03p

    Detroit Tigers RP Al Alburquerque avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $1.725 million deal Saturday, Jan. 24. He can earn $12,500 in incentives for making 75 appearances.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Jonathan PapelbonJan 24 06:53p

    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.'
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Allen CraigJan 24 05:43p

    Boston Red Sox OF Allen Craig feels he has progressed this offseason and thinks his down year in 2014 was due largely to a foot injury that plagued him the previous offseason. 'I think my foot injury definitely impacted my preparation for last year,' more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    B.J. UptonJan 24 03:53p

    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. more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Brandon HicksJan 24 03:43p

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

    Humberto QuinteroJan 24 03:43p

    The Boston Red Sox have signed free-agent C Humberto Quintero (Mariners) to a minor league contract.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    John BowkerJan 24 03:43p

    The San Francisco Giants have signed OF/1B John Bowker (Japanese League) to a minor league contract.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    F. GutierrezJan 24 02:13p

    The Seattle Mariners could be interested in re-signing free-agent OF Franklin Gutierrez to a minor league contract. 'He wants to give it a shot,' assistant general manager Jeff Kingston said. 'Full disclosure, there are some veteran non-roster players we're still talking to, and we more...
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Yoenis CespedesJan 24 02:13p

    Detroit Tigers OF Yoenis Cespedes will hit in the heart of the batting order, according to manager Brad Ausmus.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports

    Don KellyJan 24 02:03p

    Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said the team wanted to re-sign INF/OF Don Kelly this offseason. However, he decided to sign with the Miami Marlins instead because he felt he had a better chance of making their 25-man roster.
    Source: USA TODAY Fantasy Sports