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Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers, 2014

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MLB notebook: Average salary to top $4 million

The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week.

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Mariners, Rays swap pitchers

The Seattle Mariners traded right-handed pitcher Erasmo Ramirez to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery, the Mariners announced Tuesday.

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Mets acquire two relievers in trades

The New York Mets bolstered their bullpen Monday, acquiring left-handed relievers Alex Torres and Jerry Blevins in separate trades.

Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

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Cubs slugger Bryant to start year in minors

Chicago Cubs slugging prospect Kris Bryant, who made a strong case to break camp with the major league club with nine home runs this spring, was reassigned to minor league camp Monday.

Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers

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Tigers RHP Verlander's triceps 'better'

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said right-hander Justin Verlander is feeling better from the cramping in his right triceps.

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Mariners prospect injured in accident dies

The Seattle Mariners confirmed reports Saturday night that pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died from injuries in an accident last month in Venezuela.

Clay Buchholz, Boston Red Sox

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Red Sox name RHP Buchholz as Opening Day starter

The Boston Red Sox named right-hander Clay Buchholz as their Opening Day starter.

Jarred Cosart, Miami Marlins pitcher

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Marlins, SP Cosart cooperate with MLB probe

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jarred Cosart said he is cooperating fully with MLB's investigation into his alleged gambling activity.

Alex Rodriguez, 2015 New York Yankees spring training

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Average value of MLB teams: $1.2 billion

Major-league baseball teams are worth $1.2 billion on average, an increase of 48 percent from 2014, according to Forbes' valuations released Wednesday.

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Report: MLB investigates Marlins' Cosart for gambling

Major League Baseball reportedly is investigating whether Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart has bet on baseball.

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