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"Josh Hamilton made it clear at the start of spring training that he's not especially interested in taking a hometown discount to stay in Texas when he hits free agency this off-season. But the Rangers slugger could be softening his stance... at least a bit. According to a tweet by ESPN analyst...
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"Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will likely open a second straight season on the disabled list, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday morning. Utley has left Phillies camp to see a specialist about his tendinitis-stricken knees. "He hasn't been felling all that great," Amaro said. "He...
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"Designated hitter Kendrys Morales is scheduled to play with the Angels on Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals, Manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday. It will be Morales' first time in a major league lineup since he fractured his left ankle May 29, 2010, while jumping on the plate to celebrate a...
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"Two-thirds of spring training is over, the Giants head north in less than two weeks, and Freddy Sanchez has not appeared in a game at second base. With all that in mind, manager Bruce Bochy had to concede Sunday that Sanchez might not be ready for the April 6 season opener at Arizona. "I guess...
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"A scout employed by an opposing team who watched Ubaldo Jimenez struggle against the Reds on Saturday almost couldn't believe his radar gun. "His fastball was 89-91 [mph]," the scout said. "He might have touched 92 once or twice, but his slider was flat. He also looked like his mind was...
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"The finger is still purple, bruised from top to bottom. It's swollen, but not badly. Given the options, this is the best-case scenario. Placido Polanco won't be in the lineup for the next few days, but an X-ray Saturday showed only a mild sprain of his left ring finger. "It's a little stiff...
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"The growing concern regarding Royals closer Joakim Soria escalated sharply Sunday afternoon when he left a game against Cleveland because of a sore right elbow after another ineffective performance. "Oh, yeah, I'm worried," he admitted. "Since I've had my Tommy John surgery (in 2003), I've...
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"The Yankees got a brief scare in the top of the sixth last night when Robinson Cano was drilled by a Troy Patton pitch in his left hand as he swung at a third strike during a 6-3 loss to the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. He was immediately removed from the game, but X-rays were negative and...
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"Getting to know Yu -- A look at Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish's life off the baseball diamond. BRANDED NAME: Darvish reportedly generates the highest amount of advertising revenue in Japan - creating a rumored $258 million in January alone, according to NMA World Edition. Darvish also lends his...
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"The Yankees rotation competition began getting serious Sunday night, as Ivan Nova took the mound for his fourth start of the spring. Nova gave up four runs to the Orioles in the first inning and one in the second before settling down with two scoreless innings to end his night. "The first two...
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"An appointment with Dr. James Andrews is almost never good news for a pitcher with an ailing elbow. Braves prospect Arodys Vizcaino has one scheduled for Monday. The right-hander has been shut down nearly two weeks and was diagnosed with ulnar neuritis. The Braves will have Andrews examine him...
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"Will the Royals take a run at veteran catcher Ivan Rodriguez as a temporary — or not so temporary — replacement for injured Salvy Perez? Or will they try to pry a spare part away from another club? The answer could come Friday when club officials learn the severity of the torn cartilage in Perez...
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"When Joe Girardi answered a call from trainer Steve Donohue late Thursday afternoon on the bus and was informed that Derek Jeter's left calf was tender following a workout, the manager immediately knew what to do. "I remember what happened last year, even though it's different calf, so I am...
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"Andy Pettitte's retirement did not last long. The Yankees have signed Pettitte to a one-year minor league deal, according to the YES Network's Jack Curry, who reports the deal is worth $2.5 million. Pettitte, 39, had been in camp as a special guest instructor. At that time, he admitted that...
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I figured since I did a tribute to my father on the anniversary of his passing, I might as well do one to my mom on the anniversary of her passing. On March 15, 1999, my mother Susan Jane Halling Hanns passed away after losing a battle with lung cancer. She was just 6 months shy of her 60th...
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July 26

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