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Mets' Cespedes takes BP as he attempts return
Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is taking batting practice in his effort to return from a slew of lower-body injuries.[read more]

Congress members decry minors overhaul in letter
More than 100 members of Congress signed a letter Tuesday expressing their "firm opposition" to a proposal by MLB that would reportedly eliminate more than 40 minor league teams.[read more]

Vazquez denied bail, faces new felony charges
Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez has been denied bail as he faces additional felony counts from his alleged sexual assault of a minor.[read more]

Manfred hints at severe penalties if Astros guilty
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said penalties for sign-stealing could be "broader" than just a fine and the docking of draft picks, and that he wants the investigation to be done "before we start playing baseball again."[read more]

Baseball fashionistas rejoice: Brewers bring back classic logo
With the team's 50th season in Milwaukee upcoming, the Brew Crew is going back to the beloved ball-in-glove with a hidden meaning.[read more]

Gurriel agrees to $8.3M, 1-year deal with Astros
Yuli Gurriel has agreed to a new deal with the Astros that gives him a $300,000 raise from his scheduled salary for next season and preserves his free-agency eligibility after the 2020 campaign.[read more]

Jeter headlines 18 newcomers on HOF ballot
Derek Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. He is likely to be an overwhelming choice to join former New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera in Cooperstown after the reliever last year became the first unanimous pick.[read more]

The MLB genie: One wish for fans of all 30 teams ... with a catch
If you could have one thing you really wanted for your favorite team, what would you be willing to give up?[read more]

AL West offseason preview: Can Angels land an ace?
Will Gerrit Cole end up with the Angels? Can the Astros afford to keep their team together? We answer big offseason questions for the AL West.[read more]

NL Central preview: Cards, Cubs, Brewers all need refresh
St. Louis needs pop, Chicago gets a new direction and Milwaukee must bolster its rotation.[read more]