1. Rooting for Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton has been reminded time and again that he is a symbol of hope to the people who have traveled addiction's awful, lonely road...

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  2. Felix opens road toward Opening Day start

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Felix Hernandez made his spring debut for the Mariners on Thursday, throwing his first bullpen session as the progression begins toward his club-record eighth Opening Day start...

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  3. Zito on Mark Ellis retirement: "Hanging it up" is tough

    The news about former A's teammate Mark Ellis retiring hadn't reached Barry Zito until he was addressing reporters Thursday afternoon.....

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  4. McClendon 'Carrying the Torch'

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Lloyd McClendon is a baseball lifer at heart more than a crusader for racial advancement within the sport. His journey began in Gary, Indiana, where he led his team to the Little League World Series final in 1971...

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  5. Mariners Rank No. 15 in MLB (uniform) Power Rankings

    A surprising 2014 campaign that left them just one game out of the playoffs coupled with an active offseason has Seattle Mariners among the preseason contenders for the American League crown in 2015...

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  6. Video: Felix Hernandez Throws His First Bullpen Session This Spring

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  7. Athletics Claim Chad Smith from Tigers

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  8. Financial Implications of a Potential Josh Hamilton Suspension

    TEMPE, Ariz. – Josh Hamilton has not been suspended. There is no confirmation that he has even violated the major league drug policy...

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  9. Jeff Banister Fulfilling His Dream

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  10. Rangers React to Josh Hamilton News

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The news that former Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton met with Major League Baseball and reportedly had a drug relapse made its way into the Rangers clubhouse...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 11 hours ago 4 reads 0 comments

  11. Kawakami: A's and Oakland Have Only Each Other

    It's Oakland . Other teams in other sports have other options, but for the A's, the singular serious option is to remain in Oakland and try to get a new stadium built on the Coliseum site (or elsewhere in the city)...

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  12. A's third baseman Lawrie is a bundle of energy

    Nobody in baseball illustrates how the business of the game can break the heart of a fan more than Brett Lawrie.....

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  13. Hamilton's Life Top Priority as Reports of Relapse Grow

    Upon hearing the grim news about Josh Hamilton, I went back and checked what I wrote on the outfielder's finest hour, the night in May 2012 when he hit four two-run homers and a double at Camden Yards...

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 1 day ago 2,030 reads 0 comments

  14. Correa's Spring Focus Is Baserunning

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- One of the things top prospect Carlos Correa wants to work on this spring is sliding into bases, which he hasn't done since he broke his right ankle sliding into third...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 day ago 8 reads 0 comments

  15. Twice-Traded Alvarez Eager to Make Mark with A's

    MESA, Ariz. -- R.J. Alvarez is a right-handed third-round Draft pick who believes he could've been a left-handed first-round Draft pick....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 day ago 4 reads 0 comments

  16. Fangraphs: The Nature of Trout's Problem

    The default introduction: Mike Trout is among the least-troubled players in baseball. By WAR, you could split him into four or five parts and have four or five decent everyday players, at least given good enough prosthetic limbs...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 day ago 10 reads 0 comments

  17. Baldoquin's Camp Debut Stalled by Visa Issues

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels are going to have to wait a little longer to get their first look at Cuban infielder Roberto Baldoquin.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 day ago 1 reads 0 comments

  18. Mike Scioscia Looks Ahead, Not Behind

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- On the morning before the Angels first full squad workout of the spring, Mike Scisocia made his customary address to the team.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 day ago 2 reads 0 comments

  19. Yu Darvish Pleased with 1st Throwing Session

    SURPRISE, Ariz. — Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish threw to hitters for the first time since Aug. 9, 2014, on Wednesday.....

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  20. Huston Street Still Inspired by His Late Father

    TEMPE, Ariz. – He serves as his own agent, this spring possibly negotiating a contract extension with the Angels .....

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  21. Crane: Goal Is to Make Playoffs This Season

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Astros manager A.J. Hinch has said expectations are high this year, and general manager Jeff Luhnow is on the record as saying his team could finish 2015 with its first winning record since 2008...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 day ago 4 reads 0 comments

  22. Alfaro Learning What It Takes to Make Majors

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Rookie catcher Jorge Alfaro is in big league camp for the first time. The Rangers are hoping he backs up what he is saying and pays attention to what is going on around him...

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  23. Building Chemistry a Spring Priority for A's

    MESA, Ariz. – A's co-owner Lew Wolff addressed his team Wednesday morning, but only after being introduced by a doctored version of “Louie, Louie” as his walkup song...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 day ago 4 reads 0 comments

  24. Angels' Garrett Richards: 'Opening Day Is Still Very Possible'

    Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards told reporters Wednesday his goal is to be ready for opening day, regardless of the team's expectations...

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  25. Under-the-Radar Seattle Mariners Players Ready to Impress This Spring

    Position players reported to the Seattle Mariners ' team complex in Peoria , Arizona , on Tuesday, meaning the team is ready to begin organized workouts ahead of its first spring training game on March 4...

    Nathaniel Reeves Written by Nathaniel Reeves about 2 days ago 6,446 reads 0 comments