Despite health scare, Matt Harvey set for Opening Day start

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On Monday, the New York Mets scratched right hander Matt Harvey from his Tuesday start with an undisclosed injury. The only information initially made available by the Mets was that the issue was not with Harvey’s arm, and he wasn’t a lock to pitch on Opening Day. Substantial changes took place on Tuesday, though. Harvey’s issue was reportedly a blood ...

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Kyle Gibson must break out with big season for Minnesota Twins in 2016

Kyle Gibson

Kyle Gibson is heading into a very important 2016 season with the Minnesota Twins that could decide his MLB future. He was at one point considered a top pitching prospect, but now is viewed as a talent that has yet to flourish into its full potential. Minnesota needs their 28-year-old starting pitcher to break out with a big season and ...

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MLB bans Aroldis Chapman 30 games under domestic violence policy

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New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has been suspended 30 games by commissioner Rob Manfred for his involvement in an alleged incident in October. Chapman will not appeal the suspension, the first handed out under a policy that MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly agreed to in August. “I want to be clear, I did not in any way harm my ...

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Shane Victorino could be an important piece for Chicago Cubs

Shane Victorino

Shane Victorino was signed to a minor-league deal by the Chicago Cubs as they started off Spring Training. It was a move that excited the Cubs’ fan base, simply because of the big name that Victorino possesses. It has been awhile since he was a baseball star, but at one point he was extremely dangerous at the plate. He has ...

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Cubs sign Dexter Fowler to one-year deal

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In an extreme turn of events, free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler has signed with the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Breaking: Dexter Fowler is here! — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) February 25, 2016   This is nuts! That’s him in the middle — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) February 25, 2016 It had been widely reported that Fowler was headed to the ...

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Rockies’ Jose Reyes placed on paid leave

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Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes has been placed on paid leave by Major League Baseball pending completion of his domestic violence case in Hawaii. Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday. Reyes was arrested on Oct. 31 in Maui, Hawaii, after an alleged incident at a luxury hotel in which he was accused of abusing his wife. The case is scheduled for trial in ...

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Report: Jose Bautista wants 5-year, $150M deal

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On Monday, Toronto Blue Jays star Jose Bautista said he has given the Blue Jays a number on what it would take to get a long-term deal done. Bautista said the concept of a home town discount doesn’t exist in his world, and also added that he’s not open to back-and forth negotiations, either Toronto meets his price, or they don’t. ...

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Miami Marlins should trade Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez won’t be a free agent until after the 2018 season, however the Marlins have reportedly already decided they will not meet his asking price once he hits the open market. The Marlins, per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, believe Fernandez will want a deal worth $30 million per year as a free agent. At ...

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MLB bans Mets’ P Jenrry Mejia for life

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New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia has been banned from Major League baseball for life after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs a third time, MLB announced on Friday. Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia permanently suspended by MLB after testing positive for Boldenone, his 3rd performance-enhancing substance violation. — MLB (@MLB) February 12, 2016 Mejia’s ban is the first drug-related lifetime ...

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Report: Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays agree to 2-year deal

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The Toronto Blue Jays and star third baseman Josh Donaldson have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a two-year contract worth nearly $29 million, according to Sportsnet Canada. Donaldson, the 2015 American League MVP, took to Twitter shortly before the Sportsnet report was published Monday night. Mood right now. — Josh Donaldson (@BringerOfRain20) February 9, 2016 Donaldson became the second AL MVP in franchise history. ...

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