Yu Darvish
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish cleared to begin throwing
Yu Darvish, SP, TEX
11/25/2014
News: An MRI revealed Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish suffered no damage to his right elbow and has been cleared to begin his normal throwing routine. The Rangers expect Darvish to begin throwing in early December.

Darvish was placed on the DL in August with right elbow inflammation and was later shut down for the season. Before being placed on the DL, Darvish went 10-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 22 starts.

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Troy Tulowitzki
Report: Yankees unlikely to make a run at acquiring Troy Tulowitzki
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL
11/25/2014
News: While the Yankees are usually in the mix any time a big-name player is mentioned, it appears they will not make a run at acquiring Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to replace retired shortstop Derek Jeter. The Yankees acquiring Tulowitzki has always been considered a long shot, but there are now strong indications it won't happen, according to the New York Daily News.

According to the report, the Yankees are sending clear signals they have no interest in assuming the $114 million remaining on Tulowitzki's contract, which runs through 2020 and has a $15 million team option for 2021.

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Jose Cisnero
Reds ink two to minor league deals
Jose Cisnero, P, HOU
11/22/2014
News: The Reds signed infielder Ivan De Jesus and pitcher Jose Cisnero to minor league deals.
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Josh Satin
Josh Satin signs minor-league deal with Reds
Josh Satin, 1B, NYM
11/22/2014
News: Josh Satin signed a minor-league deal with the Reds, according to ESPN New York on Saturday. Satin made the opening day roster for the Mets in 2014. The first baseman appeared in only 25 games and had three hits in 35 at-bats. He was outrighted off the 40-man roster on Oct. 31.
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Chris Davis
Orioles' Chris Davis expresses regret over suspension
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL
11/20/2014
News: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis expressed regret for the 25-game suspension he received for using Adderall without a therapeutic-use exemption, according to MASNsports.com.

"I haven't really talked a lot about it," Davis said during an interview with WRBS-FM, a contemporary Christian music station. "I didn't want to take the focus off what the team was doing, but eventually I knew that I was going to have to address it and I wanted to. I think the fans deserve an explanation. I think they want to know what happened.

"Basically, in a moment of weakness I made a decision that cost me greatly. And it just goes to show that no matter how successful you've been in the past, no matter how much stuff you have, no matter how strong you are in your faith, the devil is going to continue to come after you.

"Looking back on it, it was probably the best thing that could have happened at the time, but it was definitely one of the hardest things that I've ever had to go through.

"I'm at a point right now where I don't wish to ever go through that again, but I appreciate the process and where it has brought me spiritually."

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Giancarlo Stanton
Marlins, Giancarlo Stanton have 13-year, $325-million deal in place
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA
11/17/2014
News: The Marlins and star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton have a deal in place for a record $325 million over 13 seasons, team sources told CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Stanton is expected to receive an early opt-out clause and a no-trade provision as part of the deal. The opt-out clause is expected to occur not long after Stanton turns 30 years old.

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Shin-Soo Choo
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo running at about 70-80 percent
Shin-Soo Choo, OF, TEX
11/13/2014
News: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is running at about 70-80 percent, according to FoxSports.com.

Choo had ankle surgery in September, and is working his way back. He expects to be running at 100 percent next month. The 32-year-old hit just .242/.340/.374 over 455 at-bats.

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David Wright
Collins doesn't want David Wright pressing to hit HRs at Citi Field
David Wright, 3B, NYM
11/13/2014
News: Mets manager Terry Collins said Thursday he hopes third baseman David Wright doesn't change his approach at the plate even though the fences are being moved in at Citi Field.

"I just hope guys don't get caught up in trying to change too much," Collins said, per NJ.com. "I don't want to give David Wright a chance to hit home runs. I want David Wright to be a good hitter. As I told him, when he's swinging a bat good, he's dangerous. I'll take some balls off the wall."

Wright hit just eight home runs in 134 games last season. He has just 46 home runs and a .452 slugging percentage in 399 games at Citi Field since 2009.

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Matt Wieters
Orioles' Manny Machado, Matt Wieters progressing well
Matt Wieters, C, BAL
11/12/2014
News: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and catcher Matt Wieters are progressing well from their injuries, according to MLB Network Radio.

Manager Buck Showalter said he expects both players to be fully healed by next season, but added that the club will prepare as though neither player will be around. Machado had knee surgery in August. Wieters is coming off June Tommy John surgery. 

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Johan Santana
Duquette: Orioles re-signing Johan Santana is a possibility
Johan Santana, SP, BAL
11/12/2014
News: Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Wednesday starting pitcher Johan Santana continues to rehab his Achilles injury in Florida under the supervision of the team's training staff. Duquette added re-signing Santana is a possibility and the front office will watch him throw when he's ready.

Santana was close to joining the Orioles' rotation in June before suffering a torn Achilles tendon during an extended spring training game.

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