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Steven Matz likely to start season on DL; Zack Wheeler to adhere to innings limit
Lefty Steven Matz will likely start the regular season on the disabled list. The Mets will also make Zack Wheeler adhere to an innings limit.
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Rockies sign 30-year lease to stay in Coors Field
The Rockies signed a new 30-year lease for Coors Field on Wednesday.
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Ichiro wants to play until he’s 50
Ichiro Suzuki wants to play until he's 50 years old.
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Check out Minute Maid Park without Tal’s Hill
Tal's Hill was removed from Minute Maid Park during the offseason.
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Jhoulys Chacin will start Opening Day for the Padres
Jhoulys Chacin will have the honor of starting Opening Day for the Padres.
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Matt Boyd earns No. 5 spot in Tigers’ starting rotation
Youngster Matt Boyd beat out veteran Anibal Sanchez for the fifth and final spot in the Tigers' starting rotation.
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2017 Preview: Oakland Athletics
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2017 season....
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2017 Preview: San Francisco Giants
Can the Giants contend in an odd-numbered year? (Yes, yes they can.)
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Mets closer Jeurys Familia receives a 15-game suspension for domestic violence
This is the shortest suspension so far for any player under MLB's domestic violence policy.
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2017 Preview: Milwaukee Brewers
Pity the club that has to face the Cubs 19 times in the regular season.
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2017 Preview: Washington Nationals
Winning doesn’t mean a thing if it doesn’t come with a World Series ring.
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2017 Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Mike Trout is the best there is, but he cannot do it alone.
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2017 Preview: Seattle Mariners
After 40 years, the Mariners still don’t have a World Series title. 2017 might not be their year, either.
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2017 Preview: Houston Astros
Jose Altuve has two batting titles. Is 2017 the year he will get a World Series title?
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Brandon McCarthy wins final spot in Dodgers’ rotation
Brandon McCarthy beat out Alex Wood for the fifth spot in the Dodgers' starting rotation to open the 2017 regular season.
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Yankees re-sign Jon Niese to a minor league deal
The Yankees will keep Jon Niese around as rotation depth after re-signing him to a minor league deal on Tuesday.
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Orioles acquire Alec Asher from the Phillies
The Orioles added pitching depth on Tuesday, acquiring Alec Asher from the Phillies.
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Ervin Santana gets Opening Day nod from Twins again
Ervin Santana will start his second consecutive Opening Day for the Twins.
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Rays acquire Peter Bourjos from the White Sox
The Rays added a backup outfielder on Tuesday, acquiring Peter Bourjos from the White Sox.
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Reds claim Scooter Gennett off waivers from the Brewers
The Reds added infield depth on Tuesday, claiming Scooter Gennett off waivers from the Brewers.
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2017 Preview: Texas Rangers
Adrian Beltre is a future Hall of Famer. But can he, at 38, lead a flawed team to another division crown?
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2017 Preview: Chicago White Sox
Yoan Moncada is one of the many bright young stars taking part in the White Sox rebuild.
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Griffey: 'I got more offers in football'
After 22 seasons in the MLB, Ken Griffey Jr. explains why he received more football college offers than baseball offers and shares his opinion of his portrayal in MLB the Show.
The Braves cave, a little anyway, on their outside food policy
On Friday the Atlanta Braves announced a new policy for outside food, prohibiting ticket holders from bringing in their own. This was a reversal of their old policy — and the policies of the majority...
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Watch David Ross do the cha-cha to Young M.C.’s “Bust a Move”
David Ross is 40 which means he was about 12 when Young M.C.’s “Bust a Move” was released. That means that there’s a pretty good chance that the enjoyment on his face as he danced to...
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Hyun-Jin Ryu will open season in Dodgers’ rotation
Hyun-Jin Ryu, who missed most of the last two seasons, will begin the regular season in the Dodgers' starting rotation.
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Jorge Soler diagnosed with strained oblique, Opening Day in doubt
Jorge Soler may begin the regular season on the disabled list due to a strained oblique.
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Report: Cardinals, Molina making progress on extension
The Cardinals and Yadier Molina are reportedly making "major progress" on a contract extension.
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Sandy Leon homered twice in one inning, including a grand slam
Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon had a terrific fifth inning during Monday's spring training game against the Orioles.
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Phillies release veteran catchers Ryan Hanigan and Bryan Holaday
With Ryan Hanigan and Bryan Holaday out of the picture, Andrew Knapp has won the back-up catcher role with the Phillies.
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2017 Preview: Kansas City Royals
A lot will have to improve over 2016 for Ned Yost and the Royals to wear the crown once again.
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Kevin Gausman to start Opening Day for the Orioles
Kevin Gausman will start Opening Day for the Orioles, his first such honor.
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2017 Preview: Detroit Tigers
Justin Verlander had a resurgent 2016. Do the Tigers have a resurgent 2017 in their future?
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Jose Canseco to join NBC Sports California as an A’s analyst
Hey, I have a new coworker: Jose Canseco has been hired by NBC Sports California as an Athletics pregame analyst. OK, maybe he’s not technically a coworker, as the folks at NBC Sports California...
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2017 Preview: Cleveland Indians
It's World Series or bust for Terry Francona and the Cleveland Indians.
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Former Cardinals pitcher Anthony Reyes is now a firefighter
Anthony Reyes pitched for the Cardinals for four years and the Indians for two years. If you remember him, you probably remember him beating Justin Verlander in Game 1 of the 2006 World Series against the...
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Nationals release Joe Nathan and Matt Albers
At the end of January, the Nationals signed relievers Joe Nathan and Matt Albers. Today the Nationals have released Joe Nathan and Matt Albers. Nathan, 42, pitched in just ten games last year, totaling only...
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Six-year old boy reports the Indians want to give Francisco Lindor a seven-year contract
The substance of the report is not shocking. Francisco Lindor is one of baseball’s brightest young stars and the Cleveland Indians would, no doubt, wish to lock him up for an extended period of time....
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Braves sign David Hernandez
The Braves added a potential bullpen contributor on Sunday, inking David Hernandez to a minor league contract.
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Dave Roberts: It “doesn’t make sense” for Scott Kazmir to start year in Dodgers’ rotation
Scott Kazmir will rehab some more and will rejoin the Dodgers' rotation at a later time following the start of the season.
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Robert Gsellman wins spot in Mets’ rotation
The Mets' No. 4 rotation spot will go to Robert Gsellman, leaving Zack Wheeler and Seth Lugo to battle it out for the No. 5 spot if Steven Matz's elbow doesn't improve.
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Javier Baez: “This is a game. It’s not as serious as a lot of people take it.”
Javier Baez didn't apologize for the emotional way he and his teammates played in the World Baseball Classic.
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Mike Trout proposes change to spring training umpiring
Mike Trout has a great idea that would allow less experienced umpires to get a taste of calling major league action.
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Kolten Wong lashes out after losing his starting role with the Cardinals
The second baseman made heated comments about his new role with the team on Sunday.
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The Tigers are trying to convert Anthony Gose into a pitcher
The minor league outfielder will try his hand at pitching as he works back to a major league role.
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Stephen Strasburg is the Nationals’ Opening Day starter
As expected, Strasburg will take the mound for the Nationals while Scherzer works his way back from injury.
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Steven Matz to skip next spring training start with elbow issues
Matz is no longer a lock for the rotation after experiencing soreness in his left elbow.
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Video: Andrew Toles hammers grand slam in Cactus League win
Toles went back-to-back with Justin Turner in the Dodgers' 11-6 win over the Athletics on Saturday afternoon.
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David Price’s season debut could be pushed back to May
There's still no timetable for David Price to throw off the mound, says Red Sox manager John Farrell.
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Yadier Molina will not enter contract negotiations during the 2017 season
The veteran catcher is open to remaining in St. Louis, but could test free agency if the Cardinals don't resume extension talks in the next week.
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Colby Rasmus could start 2017 on the disabled list
Rasmus will likely miss the first couple weeks of the regular season as he works his way back from hip surgery.
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Report: Rangers agree to six-year extension with Odor
Rougned Odor signed a six-year, $49.5 million extension on the cusp of his fourth year in the Texas organization.
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2017 Preview: Minnesota Twins
With a new front office and little else, the Twins are banking on significant improvements from their core players to turn things around in 2017.
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Video: Angels use eight pitchers in spring training no-hitter
The Angels blanked the Mariners 4-0 in a combined no-hitter during Friday's Cactus League game.
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Tanner Scheppers leaves Cactus League game with lower core injury
Scheppers will undergo further evaluation on Saturday, but his absence may open up a roster spot for fellow bullpen candidate Mike Hauschild.
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Report: Jose Ramirez close to four-year extension with Indians
The extension will keep Ramirez under club control through the 2023 season.
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Diamondbacks return Rule 5 pick Tyler Jones to Yankees
Jones will start the 2017 season with the Yankees' Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
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Derek Norris signing with the Rays
Yahoo Sports’ Tim Brown reports that Derek Norris is signing with the Tampa Bay Rays. Norris was released by the Nationals nine days ago, made redundant by the Nats’ signing of Matt Wieters and...
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The Braves are banning outside food. And they’re probably lying about why they’re doing it.
Here’s a thing a lot of people don’t realize: there are a lot of ballparks that allow you to bring in outside food. Not all of them, but a lot do. They don’t publicize it, obviously,...
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Molina: Jones 'has to apologize to Puerto Rican people'
Yadier Molina is miffed at comments Adam Jones made after the WBC championship.
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Angel Hernandez ejects Asdrubal Cabrera from game
You don’t see many ejections in spring training games.
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Report: Kang not granted visa to enter United States
This could be a problem for the Pirates, as Jung-Ho Kang has been denied a visa to enter the United States.
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DOJ settles antirust lawsuit against cable companies who don’t carry Dodgers games
The Trump Administration takes its first action affecting baseball
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Video: Jake Arrieta hits a 465-foot home run off of Zack Greinke
Watch Jake Arrieta crush a 465-foot home run off of Zack Greinke.
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Luis Valbuena to miss four to six weeks with a strained right hamstring
C.J. Cron will take over at first base for the Angels while Luis Valbuena nurses a strained hamstring.
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Raisel Iglesias injured elbow and hips falling in the shower
Raisel Iglesias slipped in the shower, suffering elbow and hip injuries, but he's confident he'll be ready for Opening Day.
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2017 Preview: Philadelphia Phillies
The Phillies move forward in their rebuilding effort. Can they crack 70 wins?
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2017 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays can flash leather and the rotation has promise. But will they hit enough to contend?
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The Braves will be serving some insane food this season
Lots of teams have crazy concession items and lots of them will circulate photos of the more gonzo ones in the coming week leading up to the baseball season. The Braves, however, have been one of the more...
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Max Scherzer will not be ready for Opening Day
Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that Max Scherzer is not on track to be the team's opening day starter.
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Theo Epstein named The World’s Greatest Leader
Fortune Magazine has put out a list of The World’s Greatest Leaders. Not the greatest business leaders, not the greatest leaders in a given industry, but the Greatest Leaders, full stop. The greatest...
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Marcus Stroman named World Baseball Classic MVP
Marcus Stroman flirted with a no-hitter in the WBC finals, earning him the WBC MVP Award.
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U.S. blanks Puerto Rico 8-0 to win first World Baseball Classic title
The United States has won its first World Baseball Classic, defeating Puerto Rico 8-0 on Wednesday night.
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Marcus Stroman loses no-hit bid in the seventh inning of WBC final against Puerto Rico
Marcus Stroman is working on a no-hitter against Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic final.
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Video: Ian Kinsler homers in WBC final, rounds bases solemnly
Ian Kinsler did not celebrate his two-run home run in Wednesday's World Baseball Classic final against Puerto Rico.
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Jered Weaver dealing with “dead arm”
Jered Weaver isn't having a great spring and is now dealing with a "dead arm."
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Ian Kinsler doesn’t think Puerto Rico or Dominican Republic players play the game the right way
Ian Kinsler had some choice words about the way players from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic play baseball.
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David DeJesus retires
David DeJesus retires after a 13-year big league career.
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Dallas Green: 1934-2017
Former player, manager, and front office executive Dallas Green has died at the age of 82.
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Carlos Martinez will start on Opening Day for the Cardinals
Carlos Martinez will have the honor of pitching for the Cardinals on Opening Day.
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A United States win tonight could change the WBC forever
American fans are weird when it comes to international sports. That weirdness could benefit the WBC in a big way.
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O’s GM Dan Duquette: O’s fans really, really hate Jose Bautista
Over the winter Orioles general manager Dan Duquette said that he would not pursue free agent outfielder Jose Bautista because Orioles fans didn’t like him. Whether that’s the real reason, as...
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U.S. advances to WBC finals after defeating Japan 2-1
The United States is advancing to the World Baseball Classic finals for the first time after defeating Japan 2-1 on Tuesday night.
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Andre Ethier diagnosed with mild herniation of a disk in his back
It seems unlikely that Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier will be ready for Opening Day due to a back injury.
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Study: MLB broadcast booths lack diversity
Data shows that MLB broadcast booths are overwhelmingly white and male.
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2017 Preview: Miami Marlins
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2017 season....
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Report: Blue Jays near agreement on contract extension with John Gibbons
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is expected to sign a contract extension by Opening Day.
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Rangers extend Robinson Chirinos
The Rangers have decided to keep backup catcher Robinson Chirinos in town through at least the 2018 season.
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Jerry Krause: 1939-2017
Jerry Krause, most famous for building the six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls, but a baseball man as well, passed away today. He was 77. Krause was scouting for the Chicago White Sox when Jerry Reinsdorf...
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Giants reliever Will Smith has UCL damage
Bad news for the San Francisco Giants. Reliever Will Smith had an MRI after coming out of a spring game with pain in his left elbow. The MRI showed some damage to his UCL. Giants GM Bobby Evans said there...
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Greg Bird’s cat is related to Mr. Bigglesworth from Austin Powers
Mat Latos has a cat named Cat Latos. Matt Duffy‘s cat is large and charismatic. Kevin Kiermaier is irrationally troubled that any man could own a cat, it seems. Any of these could’ve ranked as...
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Barry Bonds joins the Giants organization
He'll be a special assistant to Giants CEO Larry Baer
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Report: White Sox, Tim Anderson agree to a six-year extension
White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson has played only one season in the big leagues. It was a good season, though, as the rookie hit .283/.306/.432 (OPS+ 102) with nine homers and ten stolen bases in 99 games....
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David Ross wore a sequined Cubs uniform on “Dancing with the Stars”
Last night recently-retired ballplayer David Ross made his debut on “Dancing with the Stars.” I’m not a dancer and I’m in no position to judge him, but my amateur view of it all was...
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WBC’s extra-innings rule cheapens Puerto Rico’s win, sadly
The WBC's extra-innings rule cheapened the excitement of Puerto Rico's 4-3, 11-inning win over the Netherlands.
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Puerto Rico walks off against Netherlands in 11th inning to advance to WBC finals
Puerto Rico edged out Netherlands 4-3 in 11 innings to advance to the finals of the World Baseball Classic.
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Nate Karns wins No. 5 spot in Royals’ rotation
Nate Karns beat out Travis Wood and Chris Young for the fifth and final spot in the Royals' starting rotation.
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Red Sox still looking for more starting rotation depth
With starters David Price and Drew Pomeranz ailing, the Red Sox are still on the hunt for rotation depth.
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Report: White Sox discussing long-term contract with Tim Anderson
The White Sox are reportedly discussing a multi-year contract with shortstop Tim Anderson.
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2017 Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers
Can the Dodgers stay healthy enough to stay atop the NL West?
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A guy asked all 30 teams why he should root for them. Seven responded.
A friend alerted me to a Reddit post from a Croatian guy who doesn’t know much about baseball but who was trying to figure out a rooting interest. His solution: he wrote to all 30 teams, asking them...
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Braves to release John Danks
Major League Baseball Trade Rumors is reporting that the Braves are going to release John Danks. I forgot they even signed the guy, and I root for the dang team. Danks was on a minor league deal and was not...
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Kevin Kiermaier, Rays finalize six-year contract extension
It was reported as close heading into the weekend, but now Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays have finalized a six-year, $53.6 million contract extension that keeps the gold glove centerfielder with the...
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Tim Tebow to be assigned to the Mets’ low-A team, the Columbia Fireflies
Tebow will soon be leaving the relative spotlight of spring training to ride busses in the Sally League.
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Didi Gregorius has a right shoulder injury
Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is leaving Team Netherlands and the WBC to fly back to Yankees camp in Tampa for tests on an injured shoulder. Ha already had a preliminary MRI which revealed a hematoma of...
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Ex-NBA All-Star Steve Mix is an usher at Mets spring training
Kevin Kernan of the New York Post has a story up about Steve Mix, who played in the NBA for 13 seasons, spending time with the Pistons, 76ers, Bucks and Lakers. He spent a year in the ABA as well, before...
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Must-Click Link: Is Brady Anderson creating problems in Baltimore?
Ken Rosenthal has a report about the former All-Star's curious role in Baltimore.
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Drew Pomeranz has another setback
Drew Pomeranz made the All-Star team with the Padres last year and then got traded to Boston. When he was traded it was revealed that Padres GM A.J. Preller had withheld medical information about the...
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John Lackey: “At this point, I think I’m more likely to pitch next year than not pitch.”
John Lackey thinks he's more likely to return to pitch next season rather than retire.
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2017 Preview: Toronto Blue Jays
Will the loss of Edwin Encarnacion compromise the Blue Jays’ chances of contending in 2017?
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Mark Melancon will join Team USA for WBC semifinal
New Giants closer Mark Melancon will join Team USA for its WBC semifinal against Team Japan on Tuesday.
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Julio Teheran will start on Opening Day for the Braves
Julio Teheran will make his fourth consecutive Opening Day start for the Braves on April 3 against the Mets.
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Cody Anderson is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery
Anderson will miss the 2017 season after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his right elbow.
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Kelly Johnson is still hunting for a major league deal
Johnson is holding out for a major league opportunity in 2017, but he’s running out of time -- and options.
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Jeremy Hellickson is the Phillies’ Opening Day starter
Hellickson will go toe-to-toe with the Reds during the season opener on April 3.
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Video: Adam Jones robs Manny Machado of a stunning home run attempt
Jones’ capture was the highlight of Team USA’s dominant win on Saturday night.
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Stanton’s homer, Jones’ leap carry US into WBC semifinals
The United States eliminated the Dominican Republic, beating the defending champions to earn a spot in the semis.
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Puerto Rico steamrolls Venezuela 13-2 in World Baseball Classic
Team Puerto Rico remains undefeated with their sixth World Baseball Classic win of the tournament.
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Josh Thole could miss entire 2017 season
Thole has a major hamstring tear that could sideline him through the end of the year.
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J.D. Martinez leaves Grapefruit League game with a right foot sprain
Martinez will be re-evaluated on Sunday after rolling his foot on an outfield catch during Saturday's game.
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Junior Guerra is the Brewers’ Opening Day starter
Guerra will open the season for the Brewers on April 3 against the Rockies.
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Chi Chi Gonzalez expected to miss six weeks with UCL tear
The right-hander could miss the first half of the season after suffering a partial tear in his right elbow.
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Puerto Rico causes must-win for U.S. vs. Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico is squeezing every bit of fun it can out of this World Baseball Classic.
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Michael Pineda and the challenges faced by non-English speaking players
Andrew Marchand has an interesting story up over at ESPN. It’s about Michael Pineda and how far he has come since he was suspended for using pine tar while pitching in 2014. It’s not really...
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MLB may crack down on bogus trips to disabled list
MLB may very well crack down on phantom disabled list visits and require increased documentation for injuries requiring DL stints.
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Martin Prado to undergo an MRI following his World Baseball Classic injury
Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly said today that Martin Prado will undergo an MRI on his injured hamstring on Saturday. Only then will they how much time their third baseman stands to miss until they get...
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Miguel Cabrera leaves WBC game with back tightness
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera Thursday's World Baseball Classic game between Venezuela and the Dominican Republic with back discomfort.
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Nothing has changed about the loss of Jose Fernandez
We knew he was intoxicated. We suspected he was driving. Yesterday's report changed little.
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Cruz, Polanco homer to lift Dominican Republic to 3-0 win
The Dominican Republic took a step toward a repeat title in the World Baseball Classic thanks to impressive home runs by Nelson Cruz and Gregory Polanco.
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Dave Roberts concerned with Scott Kazmir’s velocity
Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir sit at a low 82-83 MPH during five simulated innings on Thursday, worrying manager Dave Roberts.
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Ryan Braun thinks spring training is too long
Ryan Braun says his favorite at-bat result in the spring is a first-pitch line drive double play.
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Scott Boras unhappy with Blue Jays’ handling of Aaron Sanchez’s contract renewal
Agent Scott Boras is unhappy the Blue Jays renewed his client Aaron Sanchez's contract for the major league minimum this season.
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Yasmany Tomas diagnosed with a strained oblique
Yasmany Tomas has been diagnosed with a strained oblique after undergoing an MRI.
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A motivational speaker smashed a cinderblock on Don Mattingly’s chest
Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly brought in a motivational speaking — er, motivational acting — group to the Marlins clubhouse yesterday. But they didn’t lead cheers or tell Marlins...
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MLB hires Roberto Alomar as a special consultant for developing the game in Puerto Rico
Major League Baseball announced today that it has hired Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar as a special consultant tasked with focusing on youth development in Puerto Rico. Alomar will serve as an ambassador at...
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Report: Fernandez likely operating boat in deadly crash
According to a report, Jose Fernandez was the "probable" operator of a fatal boat accident in Miami on September 25.
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Gooden says he’ll never speak to Strawberry again
They have always been portrayed as - or assumed to be - friends. And at times they have been friendly. But Doc Gooden says that’s no more.
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Does pitching faster lead to better results?
There’s an idea out there that a pitcher who works faster pitches better. He gets more strikes called and his defense doesn’t go to sleep on him. The idea is that guys who plod along, in...
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Eighth inning rally powers Team USA over Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic
Eric Hosmers two-run blast put the U.S. up for good.
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Report: Ernesto Frieri to sign with Yankees “hopefully tomorrow”
Veteran reliever Ernesto Frieri worked out for the Yankees on Wednesday and hopes to sign a contract on Thursday.
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Johnny Cueto could pitch for Dominican Republic in WBC finals
Johnny Cueto may be able to join the Dominican Republic if the team is able to advance to the World Baseball Classic finals.
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Red Sox tab Rick Porcello to start on Opening Day
Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello will start on Opening Day for the Red Sox.
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Kenley Jansen to join Netherlands in WBC semifinals
Team Netherlands is adding a big weapon as it heads into the World Baseball Classic semifinals.
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The A’s and Mariners Twitter accounts are throwing down
It began innocently enough. The Mariners, as they do every spring, have released their promotional videos for the upcoming season. And, as they are every spring, they’re pretty clever and amusing. One...
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The Oakland A’s are reducing beer prices
Pop quiz, hot shot! Your team isn’t very good, your stadium situation is in flux for the umpteenth year in a row and you’re coming off a year in which your were 29th out of 30 in average...
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Adrian Gonzalez rips the World Baseball Classic
"They're trying to be the World Cup, but they're not even close to the Little League World Series," Gonzalez said.
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Nationals release Derek Norris
The Washington Nationals announced that they have released catcher Derek Norris. Norris was placed on waivers over the weekend but Washington was unable to make a trade with anyone. Norris, 28, hit only ....
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The Cuban ballplayer human trafficking case goes to the jury
The case against agent Bartolo Hernandez and trainer Julio Estrada, who have been accused of illegally smuggling baseball players into the United States from Cuba, has gone to the jury. Deliberations will...
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Molina stars as Puerto Rico defeats Dominican Republic
Molina homered, singled in a run and threw out a would-be base-stealer.
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Report: Rays, Kiermaier close on six-year, $50M deal
The Rays and Kevin Kiermaier are reportedly close to agreement on a six-year contract extension worth more than $50 million.
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The Rockies celebrate Pi Day in style
It turns out, the Rockies are all huge nerds.
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Report: David Price will almost certainly begin season on DL
Red Sox manager John Farrell says David Price will almost certainly begin the season on the disabled list.
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Mike Trout will 'probably' participate in next WBC
Superstar outfielder Mike Trout has interest in participating in the next World Baseball Classic.
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2017 Preview: Cincinnati Reds
Will the Reds be able to hit enough to overcome its uninspiring pitching staff in 2017?
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Charlie Tilson will begin the regular season on the disabled list
White Sox outfielder Charlie Tilson has a stress reaction in his right foot and won't be ready to start the season.
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Japan defeats Cuba 8-5, improves record to 2-0 in second round of WBC
Team Japan is atop Pool E in the second round of the World Baseball Classic after defeating Team Cuba 8-5 on Tuesday morning. The game was a back-and-forth affair, but Japan was able to rally when it...
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Venezuela rallies in 9th inning to defeat Italy 4-3 in WBC tiebreaker
Venezuela rallied late to defeat Italy 4-3 in Monday night's WBC tiebreaker.
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Ian Desmond to undergo hand surgery
Ian Desmond will undergo surgery to repair his broken left hand. Mark Reynolds will likely replace him at first base in the meantime.
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Anthony DeSclafani diagnosed with sprained UCL
Anthony DeSclafani will be shut down for the next four weeks before being reevaluated due to a sprained UCL.
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Max Scherzer says he’ll be ready for the start of the regular season
Max Scherzer is dealing with a stress fracture in his right ring finger but believes he'll be ready to go on Opening Day.
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Corey Seager to be held out of spring training action this week
Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is dealing with lingering back and oblique discomfort, so he'll sit out the rest of the week as he continues to recover.
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2017 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals were besieged by injuries and then dethroned by the Cubs in 2016. Can they make a rebound in 2017?
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Netherlands defeats Israel 12-2 in second round of World Baseball Classic
Netherlands invoked the "early termination" rule on Wednesday, needing only eight innings to defeat Israel 12-2 in the World Baseball Classic.
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World Baseball Classic’s rules create confusion
The World Baseball Classic rules, among other negative effects, create an odd incentive for teams to lose quickly rather than push games into extra innings.
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Mexico defeats Venezuela 11-9, still eliminated from World Baseball Classic
Mexico has been controversially eliminated from the World Baseball Classic after defeating Venezuela 11-9 on Sunday night.
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U.S. stymies Canada 8-0 to advance to next round in World Baseball Classic
The United States dispatched of Canada 8-0 on Sunday night to advance to the next round of the World Baseball Classic.
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Ian Desmond hit by pitch, suffers fractured left hand
Ian Desmond, the Rockies' big offseason acquisition, suffered a fractured left hand on Sunday against the Reds.
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Puerto Rico advances in World Baseball Classic after defeating Italy 9-3
Puerto Rico breezed past Italy 9-3 on Sunday to advance into the next round of the World Baseball Classic.
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Video: Jose Bautista’s game-saving throw home in the World Baseball Classic
Jose Bautista saved the Dominican Republic with an accurate throw home in the bottom of the ninth during Sunday's game against Colombia.
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Dominican Republic advances in WBC after outlasting Colombia in 11 innings
The Dominican Republic defeated Colombia 10-3 in 11 innings on Sunday, advancing to the next round in the World Baseball Classic.
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Dominican Republic dominates USA with 7-5 finish in World Baseball Classic
Team Dominican Republic extended their winning streak to 10 games with an explosive eighth-inning rally against Team USA on Saturday.
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Phillies acquire Pat Venditte from Mariners
The switch-pitcher is expected to compete for a major league job after he completes his run in the World Baseball Classic.
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Jason Kipnis will not be ready for Opening Day
Kipnis will likely begin the season on the disabled list with a strained rotator cuff.
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Report: Nationals place Derek Norris on waivers
The veteran catcher is expected to be released this week.
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Royals’ Perez injured during WBC, had to be helped off field
All-Star catcher Salvador Perez was injured in a home-plate collision with Drew Butera, his backup with the Kansas City Royals.
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Ryu tosses two scoreless innings in Cactus League debut
Ryu impressed in his spring training debut, fanning two batters and working two scoreless frames in the Dodgers' 8-2 win.
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Dalton Pompey exits World Baseball Classic contest after stolen base injury
The outfielder left Saturday's game after sustaining a mild concussion.
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USA beats Colombia 3-2 in World Baseball Classic walk-off
Adam Jones delivered a walk-off single to secure Team USA's first win against Team Colombia on Friday.
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Report: Alvarez returns to Orioles on minor league deal
The Orioles expect to convert the veteran infielder to the outfield in 2017.
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Twins right-hander Trevor May suffers torn UCL
The right-hander sustained a torn UCL during his first extended outing against Team USA on Wednesday.
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Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis leaves camp after learning his cancer has spread
In December, Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis revealed that he underwent surgery for testicular cancer. In January it was reported that he was cancer free and that he’d report to Rockies camp in Scottsdale...
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Woman claiming to be in 'matrimonial relationship' with Tim Tebow arrested at Mets camp
Here's hoping she gets whatever help she needs.
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Blue Jays reliever T.J. House hit in head with comebacker
He as down a long time, but did give the crowd the thumbs up sign as he was being taken away.
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Ten Dodgers games will be shown on broadcast TV this spring
Dodgers games are still unavailable to the majority of cable subscribers in the Los Angeles area due to a carriage dispute between the Dodgers’ cable network, SportsNet LA, which is run by Spectrum,...
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Albert Pujols cleared to play, will make his spring debut today
Back in December Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols had surgery on the plantar fascia in his right foot. Pujols was bothered by plantar fasciitis repeatedly during the 2016 season, but played through...
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Frazier gets haircut after it started to be 'distraction'
Clint Frazier cut his long, red locks on Friday in order to adhere to the Yankees team policy.
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Video: Asdrubal Cabrera doesn’t do rundowns in spring training
Spring training has become a season and an industry unto itself, complete with big shiny stadiums and expensive tickets and big scoreboards and all of that. As such, we have almost completely forgotten that...
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Italy stuns Mexico with a five-run rally in the ninth inning in Group D play
Mexico led Italy 9-5 heading into the ninth inning, only to watch Italy rally for five in the final frame to notch a 10-9 win in the  first game in Group-D play in the World Baseball Classic last night....
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Dominican Republic defeats Canada 9-2 in World Baseball Classic
Team Dominican Republic dispatched of Team Canada 9-2 to open up Pool C play in the World Baseball Classic.
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Cubs renew Kris Bryant at record $1.05 million
The Cubs will pay Kris Bryant $1.05 million this season, a record for a player with two years of service time.
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2017 Preview: San Diego Padres
After finishing in last place in the NL West last year, are the Padres poised to once again bring up the rear in the division?
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The Rangers shut down Andrew Cashner with biceps soreness
The Rangers train in Surprise, Arizona. The latest news out of their camp is no surprise, however: starter Andrew Cashner has been shut down because of soreness in his right upper biceps. This is the second...
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Sonny Gray has a strained lat, will start the season on the DL
Bad news for the Oakland Athletics: starter Sonny Gray been shut down for three weeks with a “moderate” lat strain. That means Gray will begin the season on the disabled list. Susan Slusser of the San...
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Zack Greinke’s velocity is down
Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks played Team Mexico yesterday. During the game his fastball velocity topped out at 89.5 m.p.h. He was mostly sitting around 88. Greinke gave up two runs on six hits over 2.2...
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Is Keon Broxton set for a breakout year?
Rotoworld's D.J. Short takes a look at three potential fantasy steals in Keon Broxton, James Paxton and Tom Murphy.
The Pirates and Cardinals will play in “The Little League Classic” on August 20
Major League Baseball and the MLBPA just announced that the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals will play a special regular season game during the 2017 Little League World Series on Sunday,...
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2017 Preview: Baltimore Orioles
Manny Machado is a stud and the Orioles will hit a ton of dingers. But is that enough to return them to the playoffs?
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Video: 7’1″ vs. 6’8″: Tallest pitcher-batter matchup ever
Loek Van Mil vs. Nate Freiman: a combined 165 inches of baseball player.
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Socrates Brito undergoes surgery for dislocated finger
Socrates Brito suffered a dislocated left ring finger on Wednesday afternoon and needed surgery to fix it.
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