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Bonds, Clemens making slow gains with changing…

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are making slow gains with a changing Hall of Fame electorate

Longtime Astros slugger Bagwell elected to Hall…

Jeff Bagwell was elected to Hall of Fame on Wednesday

Trevor Hoffman misses Hall of Fame election by 5 votes

Well, Hells Bells, Trevor Hoffman didn't make baseball's Hall of Fame for the second straight season

Pudge shrugs off slim first-ballot Hall margin…

Ivan Rodriguez said he barely slept for three days waiting to find out if he would get enough votes for election into baseball's Hall of Fame

Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall…

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez have been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short

Column: Hall vote shows some stains last longer than others

Clemens and Bonds cross 50 percent threshold to Hall balloting. With Bud Selig already in, they can't be far behind.

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Trevor Plouffe finalizes $5.25M, 1-year deal with A's

Infielder Trevor Plouffe has finalized a $5.25 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics and is expected to be the primary third baseman if he can stay healthy

AP source: Bautista, Blue Jays finalize $18M, 1-year deal

A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to an $18 million, one-year contract with mutual options for more years

Hall of Famer Willie McCovey pardoned by Obama

San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey has been pardoned by President Barack Obama on tax evasion charges from 1995

AP source: Phillies, Saunders agree to $9M…

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that outfielder Michael Saunders and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a $9 million, one-year contract

Royals, left-hander Duffy agree to $65M, 5-year…

The Royals and Danny Duffy have agreed to a $65 million, five-year contract that will keep the popular left-hander in Kansas City

A-Rod takes swing at new TV show for cash-strapped jocks

Alex Rodriguez, no stranger to big money, takes swing at new CNBC show for cash-strapped jocks

AP source: Bautista and Blue Jays working hard on…

A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that outfielder Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays are "working really hard" to bring him back to the club

Rangers' Diekman out at least half season because of colitis

Texas Rangers reliever Jake Diekman is expected to miss at least half the season after upcoming surgery to treat colitis, a digestive condition

St. Louis Cardinals expect to add speed this season

A year after St. Louis finished last in the National League in stolen bases, the Cardinals are putting an emphasis on becoming more athletic and aggressive on the base paths this season

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