The Mariners added some thunder to their offense in the offseason in order to help out Robinson Cano, but will it be enough support for Felix Hernandez and one of the deepest pitching staffs in the league?
Some minor trades and free agent signings headline Thursday's daily news recap.
A new batch of free agents hit the market on Tuesday, the non-tender deadline. Non-tender news and more is included in the day's news recap.
The Cubs and Giants of course endured a lengthy weather- and tarp-induced delay on Tuesday night. John Baker seemed OK with it.
An obscure variation of the catcher's interference rule came into play during the first game of the Yankees-Cubs doubleheader on Wednesday.
After a 50-game suspension for performance-enhancing testosterone, Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal has been activated.
Just for fun, here's what an All-Star team composed of players the Marlins have traded in the Jeffrey Loria era would look like. It's solid.
How bad are the Astros? They are so bad the rest of the AL West is licking its chops. So bad the Oakland A's are in first place because of them. So bad I couldn't even write a full column about them. So keep reading beyond the first item and we'll get to Mother Nature, Terry Francona's seniority in Cleveland, Felix Hernandez and, yes, more Dodgers-Padres brawl fallout.
Padres backup catcher John Baker wants it known after the Dodgers insinuated he mocked Zack Greinke: "I assisted Zack Greinke just as much as any of the Dodgers." ...
It is the most awkward scene of the spring. Standing at his locker, the veteran catcher tries to piece his fractured career back together. Next locker over, the drug cheat attempting to swipe his job paces, caged for now by his impending 50-game suspension.

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