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Kluber, Guerra struggle in final starts before opener (Yahoo Sports)

Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber was far from sharp in his final outing of spring training Tuesday. Same goes for Junior Guerra, the No. 1 starter for the Milwaukee Brewers. At least their pitching lines from Milwaukee’s 13-12 victory will have no …

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Orioles acquire starting pitcher Alec Asher from Phillies (Yahoo Sports)

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have added another starting pitcher, acquiring right-hander Alec Asher from the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named or cash.

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Girardi will likely have Sanchez hit second in Yanks’ lineup (Yahoo Sports)

The New York Yankees will likely bat power-hitting catcher Gary Sanchez second in their lineup at the start of the season. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that he was leaning toward having Brett Gardner bat leadoff, followed by Sanchez, Greg …

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Astros need Keuchel, rotation to bounce back to contend (Yahoo Sports)

HOUSTON (AP) — They have the AL batting champion, a big-hitting shortstop and a few newcomers to boost a potent lineup.

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Nationals: Trump declined invite for opening day 1st pitch (Yahoo Sports)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals say President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before their game on opening day.

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Reds claim 2B Scooter Gennett off waivers from Brewers (Yahoo Sports)

The Cincinnati Reds have claimed Scooter Gennett off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers, giving them another option at second base and a utility player off the bench. An offseason trade that sent star second baseman Brandon Phillips opened the way for…

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After close call, Indians determined to finish job in 2017 (Yahoo Sports)

Jason Kipnis let his heart heal a little before heading home last November. Crushed after losing an unforgettable Game 7 of the World Series, Cleveland’s second baseman thought he was mentally prepared to visit Chicago, his hometown, which was still p…

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No Big Papi, but Red Sox still loaded with youth, pitching (Yahoo Sports)

When David Ortiz took one final, hat-tipping trot around Fenway in October, with him went the franchise’s biggest personality and one of the last links to its most recent run of Word Series titles. Boston is about to get its first full bite of life wi…

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Rangers 3B Beltre close to 3,000 hits, really wants 1 ring (Yahoo Sports)

Adrian Beltre goes into his 20th major league season only 58 hits shy of joining the 3,000 club. ”If we win the World Series this year, maybe, maybe I won’t ever come back here,” said Beltre, who turns 38 next week and is signed through 2018. The R…

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Rays bolster depth, acquire OF Peter Bourjos from White Sox (Yahoo Sports)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have bolstered their outfield depth, acquiring speedy Peter Bourjos from the Chicago White Sox for cash or a player to be named,

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With future uncertain, Tigers hoping for another playoff run (Yahoo Sports)

The Detroit Tigers enter the 2017 season at a crossroads. Martinez, Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and the rest of the Tigers will have another chance to make a run at the postseason this year. Detroit fell just short of a wild card in 2016, and al…

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Remodeled Mariners believe they can be contender in AL West (Yahoo Sports)

Jerry Dipoto was thrilled by the results from his first year in charge of the Seattle Mariners, when they won 86 games and were in contention for a playoff berth until the final weekend of the season. The Mariners didn’t play the way Dipoto expected o…

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Royals, key players looking for bounce-back season in 2017 (Yahoo Sports)

The Kansas City Royals and Alex Gordon were both flying high a year ago, the team coming off its first World Series title in three decades and the star outfielder having signed a new long-term contract. The Royals stumbled through a dismal July that l…

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Indians sign INF Ramirez to 5-year, $26 million contract (Yahoo Sports)

The Cleveland Indians and versatile infielder Jose Ramirez completed a five-year, $26 million contract Tuesday, giving the AL champions another core player for a long while. The sides agreed to the pact last week and Ramirez passed his physical to fin…

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LA Angels eager for bounce-back season behind Trout, Pujols (Yahoo Sports)

The Los Angeles Angels got plenty of good breaks in 2014, when they won a big league-best 98 games and led the majors in runs scored. The Angels got almost no breaks – injury or otherwise – last season while they finished 74-88, the worst record of ma…

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