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Clayton Richard to remain with Pirates

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Richard was once a reasonably good starting pitcher with the Padres, topping 200 innings in 2010 and 2012 and posting decent results while playing half his games in pitcher-friendly PETCO Park. He's struggled with injuries the last two seasons and didn't pitch in the big leagues at all in 2014, which is why he's going to stay in Bradenton for now. He did, however, have four reasonably good outings in Spring Training this year.

Charlie Wilmoth, Bucs Dugout

Orioles' open to trading Brian Matusz

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At least for now.

Eddie Butler leaves spring game with shoulder fatigue

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Jordan Lyles, Tyler Matzek, Jorge de La Rosa, Kyle Kendrick. Now what?

The Orioles want to extend Chris Tillman, but should they?

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It may get expensive but it would likely be worth it.

Mark Teixeira's contract with the Yankees is NOT a disaster?

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Matt Provenzano at Pinstripe Alley thinks he is worth it.

Terrible news: Seattle prospect passed away

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Our thoughts are with his family and the entire Mariners organization.

Should Jordan Zimmermann give Nationals a hometown discount?

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Jim at Federal Baseball says NOPE.

Rays-Cubs tampering invesigation results coming soon

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Sure looks like this is going to be swept under the rug.

White Sox acquire Neftali Soto

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Minor move here.

Red Sox think Moncada-type contracts are OK

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"If teams want to explore the international market and they value a player at $30 million or $60 million or $100 million, by all means they should be entitled to write a check for $30 million or $60 million or $100 million. I think that what’s often lost is at the expense of a formal entrance to professional baseball in America through an international draft. We’d be limiting the ability of players to negotiate true market value. And in a country based on free market, that stands opposed to a number of principles."

Boston Herald