Rob Manfred knows he’ll get pounded now that he’s baseball commissioner – his name is printed in blue script on the sweet spot between the seams of every big league ball. We don’t have to deal with that issue.” Manfred’s desk on the 31st floor of baseball’s Park Avenue offices was tidy on Monday morning, the first business day after he succeeded Bud Selig and started a five-year term as commissioner. Having worked for MLB since 1998 as an executive vice president and then as chief operating officer, he didn’t have to move into a new office.

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Today we’ll get ready for the 2015 MLB season with a team-by-team bullpen audit.

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Pedro Martinez’s Hall of Fame plaque will have the cap of the Boston Red Sox and John Smoltz’s will have the Atlanta Braves. It said last week that Randy Johnson’s will have the cap of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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The Atlanta Braves and outfielder Jonny Gomes agreed Thursday to a $4 million, one-year contract with a vesting option, a deal subject to a successful physical before it can be finalized. Gomes, who played for Boston and Oakland in 2014, could be part of a left field platoon in a new-look outfield. He could share time with former Yankees prospect Zoilo Almonte, a switch-hitter who signed as a free agent. Gomes, 34, hit only .234 with a career-low six homers for Boston and Oakland last year.

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves have added another contender to their outfield competition by claiming Eury Perez off waivers from the New York Yankees.

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves and outfielder Jonny Gomes have agreed to a one-year contract with a vesting option.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Forgive Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner if he got swept up in the scene.

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