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yahoo.com Feb 18, 2013We know the Houston Astros are rebuilding. And they're doing it in a way that can kindly be described as financially prudent. The Astros' payroll will be below $25 million this season, or in other words, a little less than what Felix Hernandez is making…Share TweetAlfonso Soriano says he wants to win with the Chicago Cubs, but if the team falls out of contention he would be interested in being traded.Share Tweet
Wigginton brings chase for champagne to CardsMLB.com Feb 18, 2013"Still chasing the champagne" is how Ty Wigginton explains his decision to bring his blue-collar career to the center of the Cardinals' red universe. Though he is unlikely to play with any degree of regularity, it was the anticipated joy of pl…Share TweetIt super sucks to be Mat Gamel right now. The Milwaukee Brewers' corner infielder, who was at one time a fairly promising prospect, will miss the entire 2013 season after tearing his ACL. Gamel's injury is all the more depressing due to the fact that he…Share TweetMLB.com Feb 18, 2013As the Cardinals continue evaluating their in-house second-base options during the early days of Spring Training, it's become evident that the organization looked aggressively all offseason to supplement those candidates with another.Share TweetChicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of a lat injury he suffered to the left side of his body.Share TweetKISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Roger Clemens says he's "not going to lose any sleep" over failing to make the Hall of Fame last month.Share TweetBRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Clint Hurdle is going to get a chance to finish a turnaround he's started with the Pittsburgh Pirates.Share Tweetyahoo.com Feb 18, 2013The Chicago Cubs say the "yelp!" that right-hander Matt Garza let out during his first live batting practice session Sunday was related to a mild strain of the lat muscle on his left side. It had nothing to do with his right elbow, which bothe…Share Tweet