MLB

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2014 record: 90-72, 1st place in AL Central

Manager: Brad Ausmus, 2nd season

Estimated 2015 payroll: $172 million

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New commissioner of Major League Baseball Rob Manfred has drawn criticism for his recent comments saying defensive shifts should possibly be eliminated from the game.

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Age on Opening Day 2015: 32

How acquired: Traded from Oakland for RHP Tyler Clippard, Jan. 2015

2015 salary: $5 million

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So, anything interesting happen while I was on vacation the last 10 days? The third week of January usually is pretty quiet, so I can't imagine the Nationals made any real significant news.

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Veteran catcher John Buck has joined his eighth MLB team and his third in the NL East, as the 34 year old

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