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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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Cody Decker used Team Israel’s “Mensch on a Bench” to get into the carpool lane
Cody Decker used Team Israel's mascot to get into the carpool lane.
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J.D. Martinez: “I’m not trying to hit a [freaking] line drive or a freaking ground ball.”
J.D. Martinez explains why he changed his focus to hitting fly balls rather than line drives and ground balls.
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2017 Preview: Colorado Rockies
Will the Rockies have enough pitching to be competitive in the NL West?
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Angel Pagan: “I just don’t feel I need to be fighting for a job.”
Free agent outfielder Angel Pagan feels that his resume is enough to merit a major league contract.
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Minor leaguers wage suit against MLB recertified as a class action
Minor leaguers suing Major League Baseball over unfair labor prospects got some good news last night: their case, which was originally a class action lawsuit, but then decertified as a class action last...
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David Price could be throwing again by this weekend
A few days ago it seemed like David Price‘s season could be over before it started. He had an MRI on his elbow and paid the infamous Visit to Dr. James Andrews. But then he got good news: now surgery...
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Chris Archer hopes the U.S. World Baseball Classic team can unite America
Chris Archer and Team U.S.A. begin play in the World Baseball Classic on Friday. They stand as good a chance at winning as the U.S. team ever does. That chance: decent enough, given their talent, even if...
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Netherlands, Israel advance to 2nd round of WBC
Jurickson Profar drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Netherlands to a 6-5 win over Taiwan on Wednesday in the World Baseball Classic.
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Tim Tebow to make his debut today against the Red Sox. It’ll be on TV.
He'll face reigning Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello.
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Cubs don’t like MLB’s new anti-hazing rule
Many members of the Cubs are dissatisfied with MLB's new rule limiting how veterans can get laughs at the expense of the rookies.
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Report: Cardinals and Pirates likely to play a game in Williamsport, PA
Williamsport, PA is likely to host a Cardinals-Pirates game this summer, according to a report.
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2017 Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks
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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Jake Arrieta says if a young player flips his bat after a home run, “He might wear the next one in the ribs.”
Jake Arrieta doesn't have any tolerance for young players who flip their bats to celebrate a home run.
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Fox Sports hires Alex Rodriguez as a full-time analyst
Fox Sports has announced that it has hired Alex Rodriguez as a full-time baseball analyst. A-Rod has, of course, contributed to the Fox playoff production over the past two years. And he’s been pretty...
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Report: Thieves steal a half million dollars worth of jewelry from Yasiel Puig’s home
TMZ Sports reports that thieves broke into Yasiel Puig‘s home in Los Angeles and made off with over $500,000 worth of watches and jewelry. Part of the haul included three Rolexes. Puig is in Arizona...
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2017 Preview: New York Yankees
Gary Sanchez is the tip of the prospect iceberg in the Bronx. But will the Yankees compete in 2017?
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Japan defeats Cuba in first round WBC play
Japan and Cuba faced off today in World Baseball Classic play in the Tokyo Dome. The home team won, 11-6, thanks in part to a five-run fifth inning. Nobuhiro Matsuda, an 11-year veteran of the Fukuoka...
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Israel defeats Chinese Taipei 15-7 in World Baseball Classic
Team Israel outlasted Team Chinese Taipei in a 15-7 slugfest that ended early Tuesday morning.
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Report: Yankees are willing to listen to trade offers for Rob Refsnyder
The Yankees have told teams that utilityman Rob Refsnyder is available via trade.
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Scott Kazmir exited Monday’s start with a hip injury
Scott Kazmir couldn't make it through the second inning of Monday's start against the Rockies due to a hip issue.
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2017 Preview: Atlanta Braves
The Braves will open up the 2017 season in a new stadium, but will they be worth watching?
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The Mariners hired a mariachi band to follow Leonys Martin around on his birthday
Outfielder Leonys Martin got an interesting gift for his 29th birthday on Monday: a mariachi band that followed him wherever he went.
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Pudge Rodriguez thinks baseball needs to put steroids in the past
Hall of Famer-elect Ivan Rodriguez was in Rangers camp over the weekend. While there, he made a plea for baseball — specifically, the Hall of Fame and its voters — to bury the old PEDs hatchet...
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Oddsmakers think David Ross is a longshot to win “Dancing with the Stars”
I don’t really care much about “Dancing with the Stars,” but (a) I like David Ross; and (b) I love the company he’s keeping at the bottom of the betting odds. Via Bovada: Odds to Win...
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The Yankees should ditch their dumb grooming policy
Clint Frazier has long hair. Clint Frazier is a Yankee. This is a problem.
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San Francisco Giants coach gets his nose broken with a foul ball
San Francisco Giants first base coach Jose Alguacil got hit in the face by a foul ball Saturday during an exhibition game against the Royals. His nose was broken and he got a deep laceration on the side of...
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The World Baseball Classic gets underway with an upset
The World Baseball Classic began in the wee hours this morning as Team Israel took on Team South Korea. On paper that’s a mismatch — Korea is one of the better teams in the tournament and...
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Matt Harvey came back. The results were decidedly mixed.
Spring training is a time when healthy players work on things and a time when players coming off of injuries simply work on getting into shape. As such, it’s never a good idea to look too hard at...
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Must-Click Link: The Oral History of Michael Jordan’s Baseball Career
Tim Tebow’s presence in New York Mets camp has launched a thousand articles, blog posts and tweets. But he’s not even close to being the most famous non-baseball player to play baseball. That...
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Yasiel Puig changed his batting stance
Yasiel Puig showed off his new batting stance when he crushed a home run on Sunday against the Mariners.
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Michael Fulmer could miss World Baseball Classic with sprained ankle
Fulmer is due to miss his next start after injuring his ankle on Saturday, which could affect his availability during the tournament.
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Report: Rays will consider signing Brett Lawrie
Lawrie is expected to enter free agency after the White Sox put him on waivers on Friday.
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Report: Jeffrey Loria plans to sell the Marlins in 2017
The "if" has become a "when."
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Lorenzo Cain wants a long-term deal with the Royals
Cain is looking for a long-term extension this season, but the Royals appear to be on the fence after his injury-riddled campaign in 2016.
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Rob Manfred wants to boost pace of play with shorter commercial breaks
Can Major League Baseball afford to cut back on television ad revenue in order to speed up pace of play?
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Video: Kris Bryant’s first home run of the year is a grand slam, naturally
Would you expect anything less from the reigning NL MVP?
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Huston Street to miss several weeks with lat strain
Street's setback could clear the way for Andrew Bailey and Cam Bedrosian to take a shot at the closer's role in 2017.
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Matt Carpenter has withdrawn from the World Baseball Classic
Carpenter pulled out of the tournament after experiencing stiffness in his lower back.
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David Price needs rest, not surgery
Price will be sidelined for 7-10 days in the Red Sox' camp, but is not expected to undergo elbow surgery after experiencing some forearm discomfort on Wednesday.
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It’s a stretch: Nats’ Strasburg may ditch windup
Stephen Strasburg may emulate closers and pitch only from the stretch this season.
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Mets renew Noah Syndergaard for $605,500
Unable to reach an agreement, the New York Mets renewed the contract of pitcher Noah Syndergaard for a major league salary of $605,500.
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Noah Syndergaard doesn’t think much of the World Baseball Classic
His comments weren't diplomatic, but they are understandable.
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The White Sox are releasing Brett Lawrie
The Chicago White Sox announced this afternoon that they’ve requested release waivers on infielder Brett Lawrie. This is a preliminary move made with the intention of giving him his unconditional release....
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Bud Selig: Marvin Miller should be in the Hall of Fame, Trump’s approach to media is wrong
The former commissioner says a couple of surprising things. And a couple of things that are not surprising at all.
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Adam Wainwright gets a rental car for a Cardinals prospect
Ryan Sheriff is a lefty in the Cardinals system. He’s 26 and hasn’t hit the bigs yet. He’s a non-roster invitee to big league camp, hoping to make an impression. He will, in all likelihood...
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Video: Mets player catches flying bat like it’s no big deal
Watch Mets prospect Luis Guillorme catch a flying bat in the dugout like he does it every single day.
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Mets legend Ed Kranepool needs a kidney donor
New York Mets legend Ed Kranepool has two failing kidneys and needs a transplant, reports Steven Marcus of Newsday. Kranepool was a member of the inaugural Mets team in 1962, the Mets World Series champions...
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Jung Ho Kang receives a suspended sentence for drunk driving
Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang a suspended two-year prison sentence for fleeing the scene after crashing a car into a guardrail while driving under the influence of alcohol. The sentence was...
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Nationals could release Derek Norris
The Nationals seem likely to release Derek Norris within the next two weeks, according to a report.
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Jean Segura replaces Hanley Ramriez on Dominican Republic WBC roster
Hanley Ramirez is battling a sore shoulder and has been replaced by Jean Segura on the Dominican Republic's WBC roster.
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2017 Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pirates had a quiet offseason. Are they capable enough as is to contend for the National League Wild Card?
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The Cubs tinkered with Jason Heyward’s swing
Jason Heyward worked during the offseason to retool his swing, hoping to bounce back from an awful 2016 showing.
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MLB, MLBPA announce modifications of rules for 2017
MLB and the MLBPA jointly announced several changes to the rules, effective for the 2017 regular season.
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2017 Preview: Boston Red Sox
How do the Red Sox stack up now that David Ortiz is just a memory?
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Uh-oh: David Price to get MRI on elbow, won’t start Saturday
David Price is experiencing soreness in his elbow, prompting the Red Sox to schedule him for an MRI and scratch him from Saturday's spring training start.
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Justin Verlander: “Test me every day.”
Justin Verlander would like to see baseball players tested for drugs every day when they enter the clubhouse.
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Come to Scottsdale, make a day of it
Ever dream of losing yourself at spring training? Your dreams probably look a lot like Scottsdale.
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Fernando Salas not allowed to pitch due to work visa issue
Mets reliever Fernando Salas won't be allowed to pitch in Grapefruit League games until he gets his work visa issue sorted out.
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Dodgers acquire Jackson, Zabala from Mariners for De Jong
The Dodgers and Mariners swapped some minor leaguers on Wednesday evening.
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2017 Preview: New York Mets
Do the Mets have what it takes to challenge the Nationals in the NL East in 2017?
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Video: Cubs’ Theo Epstein takes batting practice against Ryan Dempster
Watch Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein take a cut against Ryan Dempster.
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David Ortiz to publish his memoir in May
Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will publish a memoir in May this year titled Papi: My Story.
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Abreu testifies he ate fake passport on way to U.S.
Jose Abreu testified that he ate his fake passport and washed it down with beer on a flight to the U.S.
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Zack Greinke named the Dbacks’ Opening Day starter
Not a surprise, but a news item on a slow news day is a news item on a slow news day: Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo has named Zack Greinke as the club’s Opening Day starter. Greinke’s first...
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“La Vida Baseball,” celebrating Latino baseball, launches
A new website has launched. It’s called “La Vida Baseball,” and it’s all about celebrating the past, present and future of Latino baseball from a Latino perspective. The site,...
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David Ross to compete on “Dancing with the Stars”
Do you miss David Ross? I miss David Ross. The season hasn’t even started yet and I miss David Ross. There’s something comforting about having a likable graybeard catcher in the game with bonus...
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Baseball players are, generally, “sticking to sports”
And it's fairly understandable why that is.
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Report: Roy Halladay likely to work for Phillies in spring training
Two-time Cy Young Award-winner Roy Halladay may soon be working for the Phillies in spring training.
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Video: Michael Taylor crushes a walk-off homer
Michael Taylor sent his Nationals home winners on Tuesday afternoon with a walk-off solo home run against the Astros.
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Trevor Plouffe hits fan with home run, isn’t sorry about it
Trevor Plouffe isn't sorry that his home run ball struck a fan who was catching some sun during Tuesday afternoon's game against the Indians.
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2017 Preview: Chicago Cubs
Will the Cubs repeat as World Series champions in 2017?
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Video: Mike Trout makes kid’s day by giving his autograph
Watch Mike Trout make a kid's day by signing an autograph.
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The Rangers are going to retire Pudge Rodriguez’s number on August 12
The Rangers have announced that they will retire Ivan Rodriguez’s No. 7 on August 12. Pudge will be inducted into the Hall of Fame a couple of weeks before that. Rodriguez played for six different...
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Joe Blanton signs with the Nationals
Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals have signed Joe Blanton to a one-year contract. Surprised it took this long given that Blanton was excellent out of the pen for the Dodgers...
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