1. Manfred: Middle Ground on Rose Hard to Find

    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- It may be difficult to find a middle ground in which Pete Rose would be reinstated by Major League Baseball but limited in the type of work he could do for a club, commissioner Rob Manfred told ESPN...

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  2. Indians Pitcher and Cy Young Award Winner Corey Kluber Holds Leverage

    The conventional wisdom is that the Cleveland Indians hold all of the leverage in their long-term contract talks with right-hander Corey Kluber, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner...

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  3. MLB commissioner: Stadium is Rays' biggest issue

    PORT CHARLOTTE — New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday morning the biggest issue facing the Tampa Bay Rays is the need for a new ballpark that would attract more fans and generate a bigger revenue stream...

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  4. Rays Triple Play: Kiermaier shows his speed

    The Tampa Bay Rays expect the speedy Kevin Kiermaier to be a disruptive presence on the bases this season...

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  5. Epstein, Schilling Had a Pretty Interesting Exchange About Kris Bryant

    Cubs president Theo Epstein was in the ESPN booth for a Cubs spring training game yesterday when Curt Schilling — back on broadcast duties this year, it's good to note — ...

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  6. Big Read: Buehrle There for His Teammates

    THEY CALL IT THE HOTBOX, and it's one of the more dreadful initiation rites any athlete might face. There's hardly enough room for one person, let alone multiple bodies, inside the ...

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  7. Complete New York Yankees' 2015 Season Preview

    With Opening Day rapidly approaching, the New York Yankees find themselves looking to win their 28th World Series—by far the most of any MLB franchise. How realistic a goal is that? Well, that's what I'm here to help you figure out...

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  8. Can Spring Training's Top Teams Carry Success into 2015 Season?

    We'd all be better off if Major League Baseball didn't bother to keep track of what happens in spring training. That way, we wouldn't be tempted to read into records and statistics...

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  9. Final Win-Loss Predictions for Every MLB Team in 2015

    The 2015 MLB season is set to begin on Sunday, April 5 when the St. Louis Cardinals meet the Chicago Cubs on Sunday Night Baseball . The rest of the league gets things started the next day...

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  10. Complete Dodgers' 2015 Season Preview

    As spring training nears a close for MLB teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers can start to focus their attention on Opening Day...

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  11. Final Predictions for MLB's Most Hotly Contested Spring Position Battles

    The Cactus and Grapefruit leagues are winding down. The 2015 Major League Baseball season approaches. We said baseball ! Can you taste it? Yet, with less than two weeks remaining ...

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  12. Giants Unfazed Despite Panik's Paltry Avg.

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  13. 5 Things We Learned About Cincinnati Reds in Spring Training

    So long as no one asks any current or former Cincinnati Reds about anything related to hitting philosophy, the time is ripe to realign our focus back to the game...

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  14. Miggy and V-Mart Back Thumping in Heart of Tigers' Order: Thursday MLB Takeaways

    At the start of spring training, the possibility existed that the Detroit Tigers' top two hitters might miss the start of the 2015 Major League Baseball season...

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  15. Updating the Hottest Questions of 2015 MLB Spring Training, Week 5

    We are now just two Sundays away from the start of the 2015 MLB season, after a long, eventful offseason...

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  16. Brady Aiken's Tommy John Announcement Will Cost Him Money, Not Career

    Brady Aiken’s “tightness” diagnosis happened exactly one week ago. And exactly one week ago, people who cared rolled their eyes, and some form of the phrase “here we go again” scrolled across their brains...

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  17. Strong return for Kipnis in the field and at the plate

    If the Indians are going to contend for a postseason berth, they are going to need a healthy Jason Kipnis. After missing a week due to back spasms, the Indians second baseman returned to Cactus League play and looked like his old self...

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  18. Uehara Could Possibly See Game Action Monday

    Closer Koji Uehara, who has been battling a strained left hamstring, threw 60 pitches on flat ground and also did some running at what manager John Farrell estimated was "60-to-70 percent' intensity...

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  19. MLB Players Who Also Danced in NCAA 'March Madness'

    From Kenny Lofton to Dave Winfield, there have been some big-time big leaguers who did some damage on the court...

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  20. Tillman's arm, Young's bat not enough as O's fall to Tigers

    Ten months after Miguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead home run off Tommy Hunter at Camden Yards, the slugger led a Tigers comeback with a game-tying drive off the Orioles reliever...

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 17 hours ago 61 reads 0 comments

  21. Brewers have grand day against Mariners

    Brewers left fielder Khris Davis made his first Spring Training home run count Thursday, hitting a first-inning grand slam that one-hopped its way clear out of Maryvale Baseball Park in the Brewers' 15-1 victory over the Mariners ...

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  22. The Dirt

    was ready to shoot somebody, man. Literally. I was sleeping at my house in the Dominican this winter when I heard a banging on my front door at 7:30 in the morning. Now, I got security...

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 18 hours ago 6,445 reads 1 comments

  23. A Fresh Start

    Yesterday, I had Tommy John surgery to fix my left arm. I'm obviously extremely disappointed. I wanted to let my pitching speak for itself, but now there are going to be new distractions...

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  24. Brady Aiken Injury: Updates on MLB Prospect's Recovery from Tommy John Surgery

    Brady Aiken, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2014 MLB draft, underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday, as he announced in a column for The Players' Tribune . Continue for updates...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 18 hours ago 13,724 reads 51 comments

  25. Minnesota Twins Make 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Commercial

    The first Royals player to hit a home run off Twins starter Phil Hughes is going to have some huge bragging rights. That's because Hughes fashions himself as a Jedi. You know, like in Star Wars...

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