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Mar 21

Beltran’s ability in left could free space for Houston at DH (Yahoo Sports)

What designated hitter Carlos Beltran can do defensively this season will have a direct impact on what manager A.J. Hinch can try offensively. Beltran, who will turn 40 during the season’s first month, will primarily serve as the Astros’ DH. A center…

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Mar 21

Red Sox ace Price improving, not ready for throwing program (Yahoo Sports)

Price was re-evaluated before the Red Sox played the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. ”Strength gains have been had, but we’re going to continue to stay in the strength and conditioning phase of this,” Farrell said. ”He’ll continue to get his ar…

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Mar 21

Injured Yanks shortstop Gregorius expected to miss 1st month (Yahoo Sports)

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season because of a strained right shoulder. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Gregorius is likely to be sidelined six weeks. Opening d…

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Mar 21

Rangers C Chirinos gets new deal with option for ’19 (Yahoo Sports)

Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos has signed a new contract through 2018 that also includes a club option for 2019. Chirinos, already signed for this season, was the Rangers catcher for opening day in both 2015 and 2016.

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Mar 21

Service set for father of Dodgers manager Dave Roberts (Yahoo Sports)

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A memorial service for the father of Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will be Thursday.

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Mar 21

White Sox, SS Tim Anderson agree to $25M, 6-year contract (Yahoo Sports)

The rebuilding Chicago White Sox and promising shortstop Tim Anderson agreed Tuesday to a $25 million, six-year contract. Anderson will receive $850,000 in 2017, $1 million in 2018, $1.4 million in 2019, $4 million in 2020, $7.25 million in 2021 and $…

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Mar 21

Bonds rejoins Giants as special adviser, calls team ‘family’ (Yahoo Sports)

Barry Bonds is back with the San Francisco Giants, just as the club had hoped. Bonds, who spent a one-season stint as Miami’s hitting coach last year before being fired, will serve as a special adviser to CEO Larry Baer. General manager Bobby Evans m…

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Mar 21

Orioles’ Zach Britton hopes to duplicate great 2016 season (Yahoo Sports)

It’s been a short spring training for Zach Britton. Early in camp, the Baltimore Orioles’ left-handed reliever, who converted all 47 of his save opportunities in 2016, felt discomfort in his left oblique and was held out. Britton has said if this wer…

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Mar 21

Phillies’ Aaron Nola aims to stay healthy, stay in rotation (Yahoo Sports)

Aaron Nola was headed toward ace status until an elbow injury put everything on hold. Nola is slated to be the fifth starter for the Philadelphia Phillies and expectations for the former first-round pick are much different now.

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Mar 21

Puerto Rico edges Netherlands 4-3 in 11 to reach WBC final (Yahoo Sports)

Carlos Correa was 17 and watching the World Baseball Classic on television four years ago, too young to participate. When his chance came around this time, the Houston Astros’ star shortstop was up to the task. Correa hit a two-run homer in the first…

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Mar 21

US gives Roark shot at redemption vs Japan in WBC semis (Yahoo Sports)

Tanner Roark is getting a chance to redeem himself in the World Baseball Classic. The Washington Nationals pitcher will start for the United States against Japan in the semifinals at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night. The Americans are trying to reach …

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Mar 21

Righty Nathan Karns wins final slot in Royals’ rotation (Yahoo Sports)

Nathan Karns has won the crowded competition for the lone vacancy in the Kansas City Royals’ rotation, getting the nod Monday from manager Ned Yost. Karns beat out holdover Chris Young and left-hander Travis Wood for the fifth spot. Karns was acquire…

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Mar 21

Giants’ Cueto sharp in 5-inning outing against White Sox (Yahoo Sports)

Instead of facing Japan in the World Baseball Classic, Johnny Cueto pitched in the Cactus League on Monday. The right-hander threw five innings and allowed just a hit and a run, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 in his th…

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Mar 20

Back from shoulder woes, Indians’ Brantley gets 2 hits (Yahoo Sports)

For the Cleveland Indians, watching Michael Brantley swing back into action meant something. Coming off a year almost totally lost to shoulder trouble, Brantley singled twice, drove in a run and scored once Monday for the Indians in a 14-5 win over th…

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Mar 20

Tim Tebow heading to Mets’ Class A team: Columbia Fireflies (Yahoo Sports)

Tim Tebow is joining the Columbia Fireflies. The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback will start his pro baseball season with the Mets’ Class A franchise in Columbia. New York Mets manager Terry Collins announced the move Monday.

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Mar 20

Twins’ Kepler plays 2 days after scary-looking hand injury (Yahoo Sports)

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Max Kepler singled in three at-bats Monday, two days after a scary-looking hand injury as the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2.

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