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BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

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One Player You Should Know On Every MLB Team

The 2014 MLB season is underway. Here’s a list of 32 guys (one from every team) that you should keep an eye on this season.

04/01/2014

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Darvish Jokes About Tanaka Contract

The Rangers ace was even in a joking mood Tuesday at spring training. Darvish wisecracked that the New York Yankees might have paid too much for fellow Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka

02/18/2014

Japan's pitcher Masahiro Tanaka throws the ball against the Netherlands during the fifth inning of the second-round Pool 1 game in the World Baseball Classic tournament at Tokyo Dome on March 12, 2013. (Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Yankees Sign Tanaka To 7-Year, $155 Million Contract

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman confirms that the Yankees have agreed to a seven year, $155 million contract with Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.

01/22/2014

Japan's pitcher Masahiro Tanaka throws the ball against the Netherlands during the fifth inning of the second-round Pool 1 game in the World Baseball Classic tournament at Tokyo Dome on March 12, 2013. (Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Tanaka In US To Meet With Major League Teams

Free agent Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has arrived in the U.S. to meet with major league teams. Clubs have until 5 p.m. on Jan. 24 to sign the star 25-year-old right-hander.

01/10/2014

Japan's pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Posting Period Starts For Japanese Pitcher Tanaka

All 30 major league teams have been notified that the 30-day period to sign the star 25-year-old right-hander began at 8 a.m. EST Thursday.

12/26/2013

Japan's pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Potential Rangers Target Tanaka Wants To Pursue MLB Career

If the Texas Rangers have interest in Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, the biggest threat to their pursuit of the right-hander might not be another American team.

12/17/2013

Japan's pitcher Masahiro Tanaka throws the ball against the Netherlands during the fifth inning of the second-round Pool 1 game in the World Baseball Classic tournament at Tokyo Dome on March 12, 2013. (Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

MLB, Japanese Baseball Reach New Posting Deal

Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball have finalized a new posting system that caps the fee for players at $20 million, a deal that may lead to star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka going on the market.

12/17/2013