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Angels pitcher Nick Tropeano, in return from Tommy John surgery, starts Friday

TEMPE, Ariz. — Nick Tropeano’s start in the Angels’ Cactus League opener will mean a little more than the average spring training outing. It will marking Tropeano’s first appearance in a major league setting since he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2016. Although Tropeano pitched in an instructional

Rockies podcast: Jon Gray and the Wolfpack

In the latest episode of the On The Rox podcast, The Denver Post’s Patrick Saunders catches up with Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray, who gives his thoughts on a new nickname for the Rockies starting rotation. He also talks about his offseason, how he dealt with the Wild Card loss to the

MLB trade news: Pirates acquire Corey Dickerson from Rays

The Pirates acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson on Thursday from the Rays. Dickerson had been designated for assignment by Tampa Bay earlier this month despite hitting 27 home runs with 62 RBIs last season. Dickerson also had a solid .282/.325/.490 sla…

Twins finalize deal with reclamation righty Anibal Sanchez

The Minnesota Twins have finalized their low-risk contract with right-hander Anibal Sanchez, securing another experienced candidate for their rotation. For Sanchez, it’s a late-career chance to potentially get back on track as a reliable starting pitcher and rediscover that winning feeling after

Twins had a great offseason that nobody’s talking about

If a larger-market playoff team had an offseason as successful as the Minnesota Twins just had, people would be talking about it way more. After finishing fourth in the American League in runs scored and OPS and third in on-base percentage, Minnesota n…

Mariners’ Zunino looks to build off strong 2017

Associated Press PEORIA, Ariz. — Catcher Mike Zunino is looking to build off his best season as a Seattle Mariner. Zunino enters his sixth season after setting several career highs at the plate. No catcher currently in Mariners spring training has clo…

Tillman can earn $10M in new Orioles’ deal

SARASOTA, Fla. — Pitcher Chris Tillman and the Baltimore Orioles finalized a $3 million, one-year contract that allows him to earn an additional $7 million in performance bonuses. Tillman would earn $1 million each for 125 and 150 innings, $1.5 millio…

Russell Wilson’s ready for Yankees Spring Training

Seems like Russell Wilson is taking baseball thing seriously. After the Seattle Seahawks quarterback’s rights were traded from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees, he tweeted this on Thursday: “Hey, Aaron Judge, I know you want to throw some passes, so let’s play some ball. We’

Mariners catcher Mike Zunino grows into major role with team

Catcher Mike Zunino looks to build off his best season as a Seattle Mariner. Zunino enters his sixth season after setting several career highs at the plate. No catcher currently in Mariners’ spring training has close to the same big-league experience as the 26-year-old Zunino.

Russell Wilson says he’s heading to Yankees camp on Monday

Offseason programs don’t start in the NFL for a while, but players are doing their own work to get ready for the 2018 season until teams are permitted to start holding practices. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson‘s work will involve some time on the …

Outfielder Maybin signs $3.25 million contract with Marlins

JUPITER, Fla. — Veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin had to correct himself Wednesday as he talked about rejoining the team that first made him an everyday player. He said he was happy to be back with the Florida Marlins before noting a name change since…