A seismic shift in relations with Cuba had many in US baseball salivating Thursday at the prospect of a flood of talent from the Caribbean country where America’s “national pastime” is a passion. Major League Baseball made a measured response to the news on Wednesday that the United States and Cuba would end five decades of Cold War hostility and move to revive diplomatic ties and ease a crippling US trade embargo. The sanctions, and Cuba’s refusal to allow players there to seek employment in the United States, have made for an arduous path for Cuban baseballers who defy their government and seek to pursue careers in America. Amid speculation that the trickle of talent from Cuba could become a torrent, and the country could surpass the Dominican Republic and Venezuela as top Latin American sources for Major League players, MLB and the players’ union were cautious.

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With a complete roster overhaul that includes some star power, San Diego will be a team to watch.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have been so busy this offseason they gave out two No. 15 jerseys in one week.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres took a break from a dizzying series of trades Friday afternoon to introduce one of their new sluggers, Matt Kemp.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After twice having Tommy John surgery, Kris Medlen was looking for a team to give him a chance.

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If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it’s hard to see the downside.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles manager Buck Showalter says Chris Davis will be allowed to use Adderall next season after the first baseman received a 25-game suspension this year for using the drug.

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Seth Trachtman evaluates possible stolen base sleepers for the 2015 season.

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Japanese reliever Kyuji Fujikawa signed a $1.1 million, one-year deal Tuesday with the Texas Rangers that includes a club option for 2016.

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