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  • Lee cleared to begin offseason throwing program

    Cliff Lee

    After an examination last week by team physician Michael Ciccotti, Cliff Lee has been cleared to begin his normal offseason throwing program next week, a good sign for the left-hander as he recovers from an elbow issue that sidelined him for the final two months of the 2014 season.

  • Darvish cleared to throw after undergoing MRI

    Yu Darvish

    Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, who missed the final seven weeks of the season with mild inflammation in his right elbow, has been cleared to throw by Dr. Keith Meister.

  • Farrell: Yoenis will move from left field for Hanley

    Hanley Ramirez

    Red Sox manager John Farrell made it clear on Tuesday that Hanley Ramirez will play left field for Boston in 2014.

  • Alvarez poised to take over first base for Pirates

    Pedro Alvarez

    The Pirates are expected to have a different first baseman for the seventh straight Opening Day. Following in the tracks of Adam LaRoche, Jeff Clement, Lyle Overbay, Garrett Jones, Gaby Sanchez and Travis Ishikawa will be the first on this list with the expectation and potential to start 100-plus games: Pedro Alvarez.

  • Willingham opts to retire after 11-year career

    Josh Willingham

    Outfielder Josh Willingham is reportedly retiring after 11 Major League seasons split among five clubs.

  • A's acquire first baseman Davis from Pirates

    Ike Davis

    The A's acquired first baseman Ike Davis and international bonus slot No. 86 from the Pirates on Sunday in exchange for international bonus slot No. 27.

  • Sources: White Sox land LaRoche with two-year deal

    Adam LaRoche

    The White Sox added a veteran power bat to mix with their young sluggers Friday evening, agreeing to a two-year, $25-million contract with first baseman Adam LaRoche, sources have told MLB.com.

  • Free-agent DH Butler joins A's on three-year deal

    Billy Butler

    The A's have brought free-agent designated hitter Billy Butler on board with a three-year, $30 million contract. The deal, which had been pending a physical, was finalized on Wednesday.

  • Mets not planning to shut down Harvey in 2015

    Matt Harvey

    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said on Tuesday that the club plans to have Matt Harvey in the rotation to begin the season -- and, more importantly, to finish it.

  • Blue Jays land free-agent catcher Martin

    Russell Martin

    The Blue Jays took the baseball world by surprise on Monday morning when it was learned they had agreed to terms with free-agent catcher Russell Martin on a five-year contract, and on Tuesday they formally announced the signing of the three-time All-Star.