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Feb 22

Trail Blazers sign Brandon Rush to 10-day contract

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers signed veteran guard/forward Brandon Rush to a 10-day contract Wednesday.

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Feb 22

Indians, reliever Carlos Torres have agreement on minor deal

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a minor league contract with free agent reliever Carlos Torres, who could fill a bullpen opening.

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Feb 21

Surprised by trade, Souza take prime role with Diamondbacks

Surprised to be traded, Steven Souza Jr. heads to Arizona for what promises to be a key role on a Diamondbacks team that expects to be good. The 28-year-old outfielder knew the Tampa Bay Rays were making some big changes but felt assured by management that he still figured in their plans. ”

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Feb 21

Williams hoping to make a dent in Phillies’ lineup

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Williams has set his sights on gaining a full-time role coming out of spring. Williams dented Kapler’s rental SUV with a home run during batting practice Tuesday and tried to ding his favorite target again Wednesday. ”The breeze coming in from right

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Feb 21

NHL change of power in the NHL in NYC area: Devils are back

There has been a power shift in the New York City metropolitan area in the NHL. After missing the playoffs for the past five seasons and finishing at the bottom of the Eastern Conference last season, the New Jersey Devils seemingly are back. The New …

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Feb 21

Merrifield went from non-prospect to leading AL in steals

Nobody saw this coming, not even the Kansas City Royals. Whit Merrifield has gone from an afterthought to the American League stolen base champion. ”The most impressive thing to me about Whit Merrifield is his work ethic and how he has gone from just being an organizational player to a very

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Feb 21

Renteria has White Sox feeling confident, working hard

Even though the Chicago White Sox are relatively early in their rebuilding project, the enthusiasm is very high – even by spring training standards of optimism. Second-year manager Rick Renteria’s attributes – his energy, work ethic and ability to communicate – appear to be a perfect fit for the

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Feb 21

Newly acquired Drury now front-runner to play 3B for Yankees

Newly acquired Brandon Drury is the now the favorite to be the starting third baseman for the New York Yankees. The Yankees acquired Drury from Arizona on Tuesday night in a three-team deal that also involved Tampa Bay. Drury played mostly second bas…

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Feb 21

New Cards pitching coach helping Martinez reach next level

Sixty times last season as Washington’s pitching coach, Mike Maddux enjoyed a front-row seat for two of the best pitchers in baseball, Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. Now, in his first spring as the Cardinals pitching coach, Maddux sees a young pitcher ready to join upper echelon on starters

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Feb 21

With too many starters, Houston’s Hinch must make decision

With virtually every position already a lock for the Houston Astros at the beginning of spring training, the toughest decision manager A.J. Hinch might have to make this spring is which of his talented pitchers won’t make the rotation. On a championship team with Cy Young winners Justin Verlander

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Feb 21

Healthy, productive Mauer aims to play ‘as long as I can’

The final season of the franchise-record contract the Minnesota Twins gave Joe Mauer has begun, bringing with it the inevitable questions about his future. For now, before any such decisions must be made by the front office or the soon-to-be-35-year-o…

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Feb 21

OF Colby Rasmus returns to baseball, signs with Orioles

Outfielder Colby Rasmus has decided to return to baseball after walking away last summer, and has signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles. The 31-year-old Rasmus was with Tampa Bay in mid-July when the Rays said he was going to ”step away from baseball.” Neither the

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Feb 21

Span back home with Rays, but for how long?

Denard Span concedes he’s hesitant to get comfortable with the idea of playing for his hometown team. The Tampa Bay Rays acquired the veteran outfielder this winter, but are trimming payroll and building for the future. A native of Washington, D.C., Span moved to Tampa when he was 3 years old.

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Feb 21

Pirates sign free agent OF Michael Saunders to minor deal

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed free agent outfielder Michael Saunders to a minor league contract and invited him to major league spring training.

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Feb 21

Reds get minor leaguer from Texas for international money

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Texas Rangers have traded minor league right-hander Miguel Medrano to the Cincinnati Reds for money to sign international free agents.

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Feb 21

Sabres’ Kane expects to be dealt before NHL trading deadline

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane says he fully expects to be dealt before the NHL’s trading deadline hits Monday.

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