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"Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, in Detroit Tigers camp shadowing general manager Dave Dombrowski, said he is in talks with Major League Baseball about a job with the league. La Russa emphatically said the job is not Joe Torre's former position -- executive vice president for...
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"Those first strides around the grass at the Carpenter Complex came with only a small audience on hand: Three trainers, a couple of coaches and teammates Chase Utley and Jim Thome, who were fielding grounders at first. But Ryan Howard always has known how to draw a crowd, and by the time he'd...
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"Tommy Hanson and the Braves got a scare Monday morning when the pitcher drove off the road in a one-car accident that left him with a possible concussion. The Braves were awaiting test results. The incident occurred at about 7 a.m., three hours before the Braves' first spring-training workout...
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"It's so far, so good for Johan Santana. The Mets' lefty, who missed all of last season after having major shoulder surgery in September 2010, appears to have emerged unscathed from his first major test. Santana threw a bullpen session on Friday — his first of the spring — and, according to...
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"The Red Sox will receive relief pitcher Chris Carpenter from the Cubs as compensation for letting former general manager Theo Epstein out of his contract to become Chicago's president of baseball operations. Both sides will exchange a player to be named later. Red Sox general manager Ben...
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"After years of tip-toeing around the issue, Mariano Rivera made his strongest statements yet this will be his final season on the mound. "I made my decision already," Rivera said in front of his locker at the Yankees' spring training complex yesterday. "But I'm not ready to tell you yet." The...
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"The Chicago White Sox released Bobby Jenks after the 2010 season, deciding his many physical issues and frequent disputes with manager Ozzie Guillen outweighed his merits as a closer. Former Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein provided a money-stuffed pillow for Jenks to land on, giving him a two...
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"Neither Phillies manager Charlie Manuel nor general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. are holding out much hope that Ryan Howard will be on the field when the season begins in April, but the news surrounding the first baseman continues to be positive. Howard, who underwent surgery to repair a torn Achilles...
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"It was like Wal-Mart on Black Friday when the Cubs' clubhouse opened to media for the first time Sunday morning, with a throng of reporters surging toward Matt Garza's locker and surrounding him. ''What'd you do?'' bemused and nosy closer Carlos Marmol called from across the room. ''You get traded...
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"Those who have anointed Michael Pineda as the Yankees' No. 2 starter, Brian Cashman has a message for you. "As far as I am concerned that's not the case,'' the general manager said yesterday when pitchers and catchers reported to George M. Steinbrenner Field. "He is a young, high-end arm. The...
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"The A.J. Burnett Era in The Bronx will end today or tomorrow. According to multiple industry sources, the Yankees and Pirates are nearing a deal that would send the right-hander to Pittsburgh for two marginal prospects Pittsburgh and absorbing $13 to $15 million of the $33 million Burnett is owed...
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"The Pirates avoided arbitration with one member of their first base platoon Thursday and won their case against the other. The Pirates and Casey McGehee agreed to a $2,537,500 contract for the 2012 season, avoiding an arbitration hearing that would have happened Thursday, according to a source....
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"Austin Romine and Jesus Montero always had what Romine describes as "a fun rivalry, pushing each other to get better." So it's no surprise that it feels strange to Romine that Montero, the catcher who most thought was ahead of him in the Yankee prospect hierarchy, is now in Seattle. But while...
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"Brandon Inge, second baseman? Tigers manager Jim Leyland arrived at spring training Thursday afternoon and immediately delivered the camp's first major news: Inge has asked to compete for the starting job at second base, and that's fine with Leyland, even though Inge has never played the position...
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Hall of Fame catcher and all-around good guy Gary Carter has died of cancer, according to a tweet by New York Times columnist Richard Sandomor. He was 57. Carter, who played for the Giants in 1990, was a true ambassador of the game. Back in the days before fantasy baseball, I grew up playing Strat-...
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