Longtime Reds clubhouse manager Stowe dies

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Bernie Stowe, a Reds fixture and an employee for six decades, died Tuesday after a long illness. Stowe, who had up-close and personal experiences with great players and teams that included the Big Red Machine, was 80 years old.

Darvish getting stronger physically, mentally

Darvish getting stronger physically, mentally

Feb 9, 2016 | No Comments

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish said he is feeling stronger physically than he did before having Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery last March 17. More importantly, Darvish said he is feeling much better mentally as well.

Rehabbing Tanaka throws off mound

Rehabbing Tanaka throws off mound

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Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow in October, threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since the procedure, Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild told The Associated Press.

J.D. Martinez, Tigers proving perfect fit

J.D. Martinez, Tigers proving perfect fit

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J.D. Martinez surely had trouble envisioning a week like this one two springs ago, when the Houston Astros released him. That kind of thing can rattle a guy’s confidence. But Tigers coach Dave Clark, who’d been with the Astros, urged Detroit to sign him.

Best of Fantasy 411 Twitter Chat

Feb 9, 2016 | No Comments

MLB.com fantasy guru Fred Zinkie fielded questions from fans during a live Twitter chat at @Fantasy411 on Tuesday.

White Sox sign righty Latos to 1-year deal

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The White Sox strengthened the back end of their starting rotation by agreeing to a one-year, $3 million deal with right-hander Mat Latos, the club announced on Tuesday.

Puig tops Dodgers’ rebound wish list

Puig tops Dodgers’ rebound wish list

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Dodgers pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training next week. In anticipation, Dodgers.com presents a series of articles previewing preparations for the 2016 season. Tuesday’s first installment is “On the Rebound,” with capsules on players coming off injuries or disappointing 2015 seasons.

Emerging trends slowing free-agent spending

Emerging trends slowing free-agent spending

Feb 9, 2016 | No Comments

This is awkward, isn’t it? Spring Training camps open in mere days, yet nearly 70 bigleague free agents are still looking for a job, or even the opportunity to compete for a job.

Source: Change on takeout slide rule is coming

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Major League Baseball and the Players Association could be coming closer to an agreement on redefining what constitutes a legal slide into second base, a source told MLB.com. Barring unforeseen complications, the changes should be implemented by Opening Day.

O’s notes: Prospect Harvey among NRIs

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The Orioles announced their non-roster invitees on Monday, and there were some interesting names among the 17 on the list.