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Ken Rosenthal / Fox Sports:
Reds at least considering trading big names, reducing payroll  —  It's public knowledge that the Reds are open to trading a starting pitcher.  They need to be proactive, considering four of their starters - Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon - are entering their free-agent years.
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John Fay / Cincinnati.com:
Walt Jocketty: Reds aren't close on anything  —  Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said the Reds haven't made a lot of progress since the General Manager meetings in their search for offensive help.  —  “We're still talking to both agents and clubs about trades,” Jocketty said.
Discussion: Redleg Nation
Jon Heyman / CBSSports.com:
(USATSI)  —  The White Sox, who seek a left-handed hitter, are considering a pursuit of free-agent outfield star Melky Cabrera.  —  The move would make sense for the improving White Sox, who struggled from the No. 2 position in the batting order last year.
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Jon Heyman / CBSSports.com:
Blue Jays' Dioner Navarro seeks trade following Russell Martin signing  —  Russell Martin is a terrific catcher and leader, but some are wondering about the Blue Jays' choice to sign him since they already had a fine starting catcher.  —  Dioner Navarro, the Blue Jays' returning starter, is one of those people.
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Pirates Claim Pedro Florimon  —  The Pirates have claimed infielder Pedro Florimon off waivers from the Nationals, Washington announced today.  —  Florimon, 28 next month, is a switch-hitting shortstop with a questionable bat and outstanding glove.  He saw the lion's share of playing …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Dodgers Acquire Joel Peralta  —  The Dodgers announced that they have acquired right-hander Joel Peralta and lefty Adam Liberatore from the Rays in exchange for right-handers Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris.  —  Peralta, 39 in March, has been a workhorse out of the Rays' bullpen for the past four seasons …
Discussion: DRaysBay and MLB Daily Dish
Jordan Bastian / MLB.com:
Third baseman Urshela, catcher Wolters among prospects who could be selected  —  2014 MLB.com Top Prospects: Giovanny Urshela's defense has always been the strongest part of his game but he has made great strides hitting  —  CLEVELAND — Teams are tasked with mapping out plans beyond …
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Carrie Muskat / MLB.com:
Giants announce Spring Training schedule  —  The Giants will play 17 Spring Training games at Scottsdale Stadium in 2015.  —  The World Series-champion Giants will open their Spring Training schedule on March 3 against the Athletics at newly renovated HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz. …
Discussion: Giants Extra
Ben Badler / Baseball America:
Yankees Sign No. 23 International Prospect Bryan Emery  —  Colombian outfielder Bryan Emery, the No. 23 international prospect for July 2, has signed with the Yankees.  —  Emery, 16, was the last available player from Baseball America's Top 30 international prospects list for July 2 …
Metsblog:
Mets add six players to 40-man roster, including Noah Syndergaard  —  In advanced of tonight's deadline, the Mets added six pitchers to their 40-man roster on Thursday, including RHPs Noah Syndergaard, Cory Mazzoni, Hansel Robles, Gabriel Ynoa and Akeel Morris and LHP Jack Leathersich.
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Pirates Designate Ike Davis, Ramon Cabrera  —  The Pirates have designated first baseman Ike Davis and catcher Ramon Cabrera for assignment, the club announced.  —  Davis came over to Pittsburgh from the Mets after New York finally gave up on a player who was once thought to be a franchise cornerstone.
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Ben Lindbergh / Grantland:
MLB Transaction Trees  —  Finding the roster spot with the longest lineage on all 30 teams  —  Shortly after Indians pitcher Corey Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award last week, New York Times writer Tyler Kepner made Twitter do a double take by pointing out that the seeds of Kluber's Cleveland victory …
Aaron Portzline / BlueJackets Xtra:
Blind-sided: Blue Jackets' Jack Johnson is bankrupt; who led him there is biggest shocker  —  The Columbus Dispatch  •  —  On the morning of Oct. 7, two days before the Blue Jackets opened the 2014-15 season, Jack Johnson left his Ferrari parked in the garage of his Dublin apartment …
 
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