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"When Marlins president David Samson said Tuesday that Jose Reyes was after every dollar in free agency, it seemed to contradict the shortstop's December complaint that the Mets "didn't want me." "He said, 'I really want to play in Miami as long as you pay me $1 more than anyone else," Samson...
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"Alex Gordon was in the same draft as three players with $100 million contracts - Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Braun and Troy Tulowitzki. In fact, the Kansas City Royals selected Gordon ahead of all three, making him the second overall pick in 2005. Gordon, 28, had a rockier ascent than his more heralded...
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"Pitching ace Felix Hernandez says his plan is to play for the Mariners his entire career, according to ESPN's Jim Bowden. That's what "King Felix" told Bowden on Tuesday at spring training in Peoria, Ariz., after his start against the Cincinnati Reds. Hernandez, by the way, struck out four, gave...
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"On preferring to play center field: "I enjoy getting more chances [to rob people of hits]. You get more chances to do it in center field. I like defense. I like taking away from guys, because I get plenty taken away from me so it's a little pay back. The reason I enjoy center field the most is...
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"Manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday left-hander John Danks likely will start for the White Sox on opening day April 6 against the Rangers in Texas. "Right now, he is going to be that guy," Ventura said after a 6-2 exhibition loss to the Angels. "I like him as that guy right now. I'm not making it...
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"Negotiations between the Phillies and pitcher Cole Hamels are heating up. John Boggs, Hamels' San Diego-based representative, is spending the week in Florida and is in the Clearwater area. He has already spoken to Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and plans to again before heading back...
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"More than six months had passed since Jair Jurrjens last pitched in a major league game, and so results weren't the top priority when he faced Houston on Monday. The health of his right knee was. Jurrjens was charged with two runs, three hits and one walk in two innings of the Braves' 10-5 win...
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"Rockies pitcher Alex White may be charged with "extreme DUI," Scottsdale police said Monday. A breath test administered after White was pulled over Saturday night measured his blood-alcohol content at 0.174 percent, according to the arrest report. If blood tests confirm the results of the...
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"Once he had left wrist surgery less than two months ago, the chances of Carl Crawford playing on Opening Day were never that great. Yesterday, those odds plummeted to near zero. Crawford will be prohibited to throw and hit for up to a week after an examination yesterday by Dr. Donald Sheridan —...
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"Manager Bruce Bochy said Freddy Sanchez likely will play in an exhibition game later this week, and Buster Posey could join him. Bochy is eyeing Thursday or Friday for a possible spring debut by Sanchez, who is recovering from shoulder surgery. Posey's recovery from ankle surgery took another...
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"For the second consecutive spring training, right-hander Shaun Marcum is falling behind in the Milwaukee Brewers' spring camp because of shoulder soreness. Originally, Marcum was not expected to be set back much by the soreness he began experiencing last week. He was penciled in to make his...
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"Since I wasn't at Ryan Braun's post-acquittal appearance at the start of spring training, I needed to see the guy in person before taking my own advice and moving on from the topic. He was sitting alone at his locker and looking at the floor on Sunday when I approached him. Of course, Braun...
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"The moment Johan Santana delivers his first pitch today, Mets spring training will have a completely different feel from 2011. A year ago, Santana was recovering from surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, and the best-case scenario was the lefty would return in June....
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"The Giants had a pair of road split-squad games Sunday, but one of the day's most important developments took place before the buses ever left Scottsdale Stadium. Brian Wilson faced hitters for the first time this spring, throwing 20 pitches to Emmanuel Burriss, Brandon Belt and Gary Brown. "It...
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"The Pirates and star center fielder Andrew McCutchen agreed to terms on a six-year contract worth $51.5 million with a club option for 2018 worth $14.75 million, according to a source. The contract will buy out McCutchen's remaining arbitration seasons and at least two years of free agency....
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