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Cardinals in Asia: Oh just first step

Cardinals in Asia: Oh just first step

MLB.com Updated 20 hours ago
On the heels of South Korean reliever Seung Hwan Oh signing with the Cardinals, MLB.com began an examination of the organization's decade-long journey back into the Asian market. In this final installment, MLB.com will trace the road to signing Oh and e…
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  • Hot Stove Digest: Cubs, White Sox show interest in Rays starter

    Hot Stove Digest: Cubs, White Sox show interest in Rays starter

    yahoo.com Feb 6 (yesterday)
    Welcome to The Stew's Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you'll find a recap of all the day's action and other fun stuff from around the Internet. INQUIRING: Up to ten teams have asked the Rays …
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  • Jake Arrieta gets record arbitration deal, extension next?

    Jake Arrieta gets record arbitration deal, extension next?

    yahoo.com nytimes.com MLB.com Feb 6 (2 days ago)
    The Chicago Cubs and defending NL CY Young award winner Jake Arrieta avoided arbitration late Friday night, agreeing to a $10.7 million salary for the 2016 season. The Associated Press first reported the agreement, also noting it to be the largest one-y…
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Reds Prospect Is Suspended

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Reds Prospect Is Suspended

    nytimes.com MLB.com Feb 6 (2 days ago)
    Juan Duran, an outfield prospect for the Cincinnati Reds, has been suspended for the first 80 games of the season after testing positive for three performance-enhancing substances.
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  • Kris Bryant swims with sharks, frightens the heck out of Cubs f…

    Kris Bryant swims with sharks, frightens the heck out of Cubs fans

    yahoo.com MLB.com Feb 5 (3 days ago)
    When you're a young franchise cornerstone player, the type who can lead a team to the World Series and contend for the MVP award on a yearly basis, fans would prefer you spend your offseason encased in bubblewrap. The last thing they want to see you do …
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  • Piniella returning to Reds as senior adviser

    Piniella returning to Reds as senior adviser

    MLB.com Feb 5 (3 days ago)
    The last manager to win a World Series with the Reds is back with the club in a consulting role. It was announced Friday that Lou Piniella will be a senior adviser to baseball operations, and he is expected to spend some time with the team during Spring…
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  • Hoover Beats Reds in Arbitration, Improving Players to 2-0

    Hoover Beats Reds in Arbitration, Improving Players to 2-0

    nytimes.com MLB.com Feb 5 (3 days ago)
    Reliever J.J. Hoover has won his salary arbitration case against the Cincinnati Reds, improving players to 2-0 against teams this year.
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  • Don't credit tanking for the success of Cubs and Astros

    Don't credit tanking for the success of Cubs and Astros

    ESPN.com Feb 5 (3 days ago)
    Don't credit tanking for the success of Cubs and Astros
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  • Exciting reunion could be in store for Murton, Cubs

    Exciting reunion could be in store for Murton, Cubs

    MLB.com Feb 4 (4 days ago)
    Matt Murton? Did you say Matt Murton? That Matt Murton? Sure enough, it looks like the Cubs are about to bring back the international sensation who got away, the friendly red-headed outfielder who has piled up line drives on both sides of the Pacific Oc…
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  • Homer History: Shane Robinson's postseason blast no one saw com…

    Homer History: Shane Robinson's postseason blast no one saw coming

    yahoo.com Feb 3 (5 days ago)
    In our Homer History series, writers re-tell the stories of memorable home runs from their perspective. In this installment, Yahoo Sports MLB columnist Tim Brown remembers the game in which little Shane Robinson came up big for the Cardinals against the…
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  • Improved changeup could accelerate Johnson's path

    Improved changeup could accelerate Johnson's path

    MLB.com Feb 3 (5 days ago)
    Pierce Johnson could have been accused of stalking Jake Arrieta or Jon Lester last spring. The way the Cubs prospect saw it, he was simply taking advantage of the veteran pitchers in big league camp, and he'll likely be shadowing them again when they ga…
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  • Reds run 'pitching summit' to prepare prospects

    Reds run 'pitching summit' to prepare prospects

    MLB.com Feb 3 (5 days ago)
    No matter who makes up the Reds' pitching staff this season, it will be comprised of many young pitchers with high ceilings and unfinished development. Reds manager Bryan Price, his pitching coaches and the front office wanted the team's young pitchers …
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  • Phils trade Biddle to Bucs for righty Medina

    Phils trade Biddle to Bucs for righty Medina

    MLB.com Feb 3 (5 days ago)
    If Jesse Biddle achieves his big league dreams, it won't be with his hometown team. The Phillies on Wednesday traded Biddle to the Pirates for right-hander Yoervis Medina.
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  • South Africa adds Ngoepe to Classic roster

    South Africa adds Ngoepe to Classic roster

    MLB.com Feb 2 (6 days ago)
    Gift Ngoepe hopes to proudly represent his home country of South Africa in the Majors soon. In the meantime, the Pirates' shortstop will continue to do so in the World Baseball Classic.
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  • Risky to count out Cards in NL Central

    Risky to count out Cards in NL Central

    MLB.com Feb 2 (6 days ago)
    The St. Louis Cardinals must be absolutely thrilled that some of us have already conceded the National League Central to the Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals? They're playing for second place -- or third. You can look it up.
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  • Around the Horn: Holliday anchors the OF

    Around the Horn: Holliday anchors the OF

    MLB.com Feb 2 (6 days ago)
    This is the fourth installment in a six-part Around the Horn series that will take a position-by-position look at the Cardinals' projected starters and backup options heading into Spring Training. After previously looking at the club's catching depth, c…
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  • Braun hoping he'll be ready by Opening Day

    Braun hoping he'll be ready by Opening Day

    MLB.com Jan 31
    Ryan Braun is behind schedule in his recovery from offseason back surgery, but he said Sunday during "Brewers On Deck" that he remains hopeful about playing on Opening Day.
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  • Hamilton accepts young Reds fan's challenge

    Hamilton accepts young Reds fan's challenge

    MLB.com Jan 31
    Throughout Reds Caravan this week, little kids have wanted a piece of center fielder Billy Hamilton. During the question-and-answer sessions at each stop, youngsters have often asked Hamilton how fast he really is, or how many bases he thinks he can ste…
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  • Price: Phillips a Reds starter after trades vetoed

    Price: Phillips a Reds starter after trades vetoed

    ESPN.com Jan 31
    Price: Phillips a Reds starter after trades vetoed
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  • Garza intent on rebounding after 'anomaly'

    Garza intent on rebounding after 'anomaly'

    MLB.com Jan 31
    Wearing a Brewers jersey for the first time since his heated departure in September, Matt Garza said Sunday that he was committed to the team's rebuilding process but would "pitch selfishly" in an effort to rebound from the most frustrating se…
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Arizona Makes 5-Player Trade

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Arizona Makes 5-Player Trade

    nytimes.com Jan 31
    The Arizona Diamondbacks tried to bolster their lineup, acquiring Jean Segura, a former National League All-Star shortstop, in a five-player trade with the Milwaukee Brewers.
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  • Video - The Art Of Pitch-Framing 02:24

    The Art Of Pitch-Framing

    Mar 21
    Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy explains the finer points of pitch-framing
  • Video - Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation 02:26

    Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation

    Mar 20
    Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is ready to work with the new rotation for the team and explains what needs to be worked on in spring training.
  • Video - Epstein's 'Mission Impossible' 00:54

    Epstein's 'Mission Impossible'

    Mar 8
    William Rhoden explains how Theo Epstein went from the Boston Red Sox's "boy wonder" to undertaking an impossible mission as the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.
  • Video - Lester Impressive In First Cubs Outing 01:42

    Lester Impressive In First Cubs Outing

    Mar 6
    Jon Lester got his Cubs career underway with his first appearance on the mound in a spring training game.