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Healthy, upbeat Albert Pujols reports early to Angels spring training – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesTEMPE, Ariz.—. — Albert Pujols reported to spring training along with Angels pitchers and catchers Thursday, and his mood seemed to mirror his health. The left-heel injury that hobbled him for four months last season before giving out in late July is fully …Angels aim to get off to quicker startMiamiHerald.comMike Trout could […]

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Tracy McGrady looking to pitch for Independent League baseball team – SI.com

SI.comTracy McGrady won the NBA’s scoring title twice in his career. (Sam Forencich/National Basketball). Retired NBA star may be looking to rejoin professional athletics as a pitcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Indepenedent League. The news first came to …Jeff Van Gundy says Tracy McGrady may try baseballCBSSports.comReport: Ex-Raptor McGrady thinking about baseball […]

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Baseball: Pitchers unsure about new hat – NorthJersey.com

NorthJersey.comMajor League Baseball will unveil a protective cap for pitchers to test during spring training, hoping to curtail blows to the head such as the one Oakland’s Brandon McCarthy endured in 2012 in which he suffered a brain contusion and skull fracture. Big league …Baseball will test protective cap for pitchersSTLtoday.comMajor League Baseball approves padded […]

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Dodgers’ Stadium Series tweet unwittingly offends hockey fans – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comIt probably sounded like a good idea at the time. That is probably the kind of language every social medial manager will utter at some point in their careers and may be uttered in a certain California-based baseball team’s office today. The Los Angeles …Kings’ Mitchell feels luckyNHL.comThree things to watch for in Stadium Series […]

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Yankees captain Derek Jeter applauds Masahiro Tanaka signing: ‘It’s huge’ – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThey are not, however, prepared to duplicate the “crazy expenditures that might be commonplace in New York.” Lucchino also called the Yankees “a different flavor of ice cream than anyone else in baseball. The Dodgers are now using that same game plan, …Biggest Winners and Losers from New York Yankees’ OffseasonBleacher ReportYankee […]

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Yankees’ star import Tanaka: Will his arm burn out? – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is only 25. He just pitched a perfect 24-0 season with a 1.27 ERA. For non baseball fans, that’s unbelievable form. It’s thanks to this form that he’s signed a seven-year, $155 million contract with the famous New …Baseball-Yankee recruit Tanaka never imagined playing overseasChicago TribuneNine Innings: Can’t […]

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Derek Jeter Hits the Field – Call to the Pen

Call to the PenGood sign that Derek Jeter has begun his offseason workout? Definitely if you’re a Yankees fan. John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports. Well, the Yankee captain is back to baseball activity. Might be the reason he’s smiling.Derek Jeter goes through first on-field workout of 2014Philly.comSports briefs: Yankees’ Jeter returns to practice […]

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MLB approves expanded replay starting this season – SI.com

SI.comPARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) – Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key decisions will be made in a studio far away.Baseball continues work on home-plate collision banMLB.comMLB approves instant replay expansionAmazin’ AvenueMLB Officially […]

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Notes: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers agree to 7-year, $215m deal – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeClayton Kershaw agreed Wednesday to a $215 million, seven-year contract with the Dodgers, a person familiar with the negotiations said, making the two-time Cy Young Award winner baseball’s first player with a $30 million average salary. The person spoke …$215 million man: Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Kershaw signs 7 …Dickinson PressRecord $30M a […]

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Pablo Sandoval is skinny now – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOne of the most frustrating spring-training traditions in baseball is the annual flood of reports that various guys are in the best shapes of their lives. You can practically set your watch to it: Some gregarious player on every team — especially if he’s coming off a …Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has lost […]

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Clayton Kershaw agrees to seven-year, $215-million deal with Dodgers – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesClayton Kershaw has agreed to a seven-year, $215-million contract extension that will make him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history, according to people familiar to the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because the deal isn’t …Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw have dealESPNHistory bodes well for Dodgers, Kershaw during life of extensionCBSSports.comDodgers, Kershaw […]

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Horowitz’s ruling cements Rodriguez as A-Fraud once and for all – CNN

CNNAlex Rodriguez will miss the entire 2014 season and may never play in the major leagues again. Patrick Smith/Getty Images. Baseball arbitrator Frederic Horowitz heard a mountain of evidence and came to the same conclusion that has occurred to baseball …A-Rod Banned for 2014 Season, Arbitrator RulesABC NewsMichael McCann: A-Rod faces long legal odds in […]

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Rose Bowl matchups: How Stanford and Michigan State compare – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesStaff writers Gary Klein and Chris Dufresne analyze the matchups as Stanford and Michigan State meet Wednesday in the 100th Rose Bowl game: Stanford run game vs. Michigan State run defense. Tyler Gaffney played minor league baseball last year and …Stanford back at Rose Bowl 112 years after first gameSan Francisco ChronicleClassic matchup […]

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L.A. Dodgers star Yasiel Puig arrested after driving 110 mph on Alligator Alley – Naples Daily News

Naples Daily NewsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig watches his solo home run off of Colorado Rockies’ Adam Ottavino during the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez). Los Angeles Dodger all-star Yasiel Puig was …Yasiel Puig arrested for reckless driving in FloridaPhilly.comReport: Yasiel Puig arrested on reckless […]

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Orioles won’t sign Balfour – Washington Post

Washington PostBALTIMORE — The Baltimore Orioles will not be signing free agent closer Grant Balfour. Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette says that the club was not satisfied with the results of his physical examination. A sculpture is …Balfour says he’s totally fine after Orioles back out of deal – updatedSan Francisco […]