1. Predicting 5 Surprises from the Final Week of 2015 MLB Spring Training

    We are now just a week from the start of the 2015 MLB season, but there is still a lot of work to do as teams make their final and, generally, most difficult decisions to trim the roster down to 25 players...

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  2. Clay Buchholz Officially Named Red Sox Opening Day Starter

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — What has been apparent for several weeks is now official: Clay Buchholz will be the Opening Day starter for the Red Sox . Manager John Farrell made the announcement on Sunday...

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  3. Henderson Alvarez Named Marlins' Opening Day Starter

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  4. Garcia Thinks Arm Issue Is 'Minor Setback'

    JUPITER, Fla. • Jaime Garcia is down again, although he doesn't think it will be for long. The lefthander, scratched from Sunday's projected exhibition start against the New York ...

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  5. Henderson Alvarez Named Marlins Opening Day Starter

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  6. Vazquez to See Noted Surgeon Andrews for Second Opinion

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Christian Vazquez has an appointment to see noted orthopedic surgeon James Andrews in Pensacola on Wednesday, an indication that Friday's MRI on his elbow revealed the possibility that season-ending surgery is necessary...

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  7. Angels' Garrett Richards Steps Closer to Return with Strong Outing

    You could sense the excitement in Garrett Richards' voice as the Angels right-hander, seven months into his rehabilitation from major left-knee surgery, discussed the five scoreless innings he threw in a triple-A game against Colorado on Saturday...

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  8. Josh Hamilton Could Become a Distraction for Angels If He Returns

    Josh Hamilton is out of sight but not out of mind, the questions about the outfielder's status — if or when he will return, and how he might fit in if he does — hovering over the Angels like a cloud...

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  9. Nats Have Tough Decision to Make on Uggla

    VIERA, Fla. — Dan Uggla has been in a big-league clubhouse during the final week of spring training for a decade now, but he hasn't found himself in this position — uncertain ...

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  10. Price: Chapman May Be Asked to Get More Than Three Outs

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has demonstrated effective pitching throughout the spring, but Saturday's outing was about as smooth as it could have been...

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  11. Uehara Experiences Setback; Unlikely to Be Ready for Opener

    The Boston Red Sox are preparing to start the season without closer Koji Uehara after the reliever felt discomfort in his hamstring during a bullpen session Saturday...

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  12. 'Unlikely' Uehara's Ready for Opener

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  13. Vazquez (Elbow) Seeing Dr. James Andrews

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  14. Buchholz Named Opening Day Starter

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  15. Robbie Ross Making Case for Spot in Bullpen

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Robbie Ross feels like he finally can focus only on pitching again. A year ago, Ross was trying to convert from relieving to starting with the Texas Rangers , ...

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  16. Dominguez, Correa Among Astros Cuts

    The Astros trimmed their active spring roster by eight players Sunday morning, including top prospect Carlos Correa, a shortstop, and Matt Dominguez, who was the team's starting third baseman the past two years...

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  17. Colorado Rockies GM Jeff Bridich "Big on Team Structure"

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rookie general manager Jeff Bridich and his lieutenants in the Rockies ' front office never got a honeymoon period. They were, after all, central characters for a team that averaged 93 losses over the past four seasons...

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  18. Why Now Is Not the Time for Red Sox to Promote Blake Swihart

    I'll be as to-the-point as I can on this one: If Christian Vazquez requires season-ending Tommy John surgery, Blake Swihart is not the man to replace him...

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  19. Anthopoulos' Draft Record Shows His True Value as Jays GM

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  20. Pirates Pitchers Finding Success with Expanded Strike Zone

    BRADENTON, Fla. The low strike is changing baseball, and it has changed the Pirates . Pitchers increasingly are targeting the lower third of the strike zone, and the lower part of the zone is expanding rapidly for a variety of reasons...

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  21. Rays Beat: Roster Decisions Will Go to Wire

    PORT CHARLOTTE — The Rays begin the regular season a week from Monday with a 25-man roster that will be introduced to the Tropicana Field crowd as part of pregame ceremonies...

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  22. DeJesus Dilemma Vexes Rays as Season Nears

    Most of the Rays problems' this spring are related to filling holes created by injury/illness to INF Nick Franklin and starters Alex Cobb, Alex Colome and Drew Smyly...

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  23. Making a Difference in World a Mission for Rays' Chris Archer

    PORT CHARLOTTE — Like other talented young pitchers on the front end of promising careers, Rays opening day starter Chris Archer hopes to help his team win lots of games over the next few years...

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  24. I'm Serious, the Mets Look Pretty Good -- Can It Be Real?

    PORT ST. LUCIE -- Hang around the post-Madoff Mets in spring training -- let's say from 2011 through '14 -- and you'd hear a lot of gallows humor...

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  25. Mets' Vic Black Feels Fine After Mound Work

    New York Mets pitcher Vic Black threw 24 pitches off a mound Saturday and expressed hope the team will let him begin the season on the Opening Day roster. Still, days are dwindling for Black to be ready...

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