8:54 PM EST, Fri February 27, 2015
Oakland Tribune 37 mins ago
Report: A's might be interested in Dayan Viciedo

Report: A's might be interested in Dayan Viciedo

The Oakland A's, now without Brandon Moss, Josh Donaldson and Yoenis Cespedes, have expressed some interest in outfielder/third baseman Dayan Viciedo, recently designated for assignment by Chicago White Sox after they signed Gordon Beckham

Twinsights: Alex Meyer has support system after loss of grandfather

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Logan Darnell only met Don Meyer once, likely during Alex Meyer’s freshman year at the University of Kentucky. But Meyer’s former college teammate knows how tough losing his grandfather this week has been for the Twins right-hander and his whole family. Don Meyer, 77, died this week. The memorial service was set for Friday in Greensburg, Ind., where the elder Meyer still had an active role in the eponymous Ford dealership he founded. “I didn’t know him very well, but I know Alex was super close with his grandfather,” Darnell said. “That’s sad, and I feel...

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Plain Dealer 18 mins ago

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Plain Dealer 28 mins ago

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St. Paul Pioneer Press 2 hours ago

Twins: Paul Molitor rolls out cellphone limits on game day

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Eddie Guardado noticed an alarming trend at spring training last year, when he was still a special instructor in town for a brief period.
Plain Dealer 3 hours ago

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Big ticket: Sox report brisk sales

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Chicago White Sox are poised to end a seven-season attendance slide as individual-game ticket sales were brisk Friday, the first day they were made available to the public. The White Sox announced the club has sold 50 percent more tickets than they did after the opening day of sales last season. The most popular games were those that were expected: Opening Day, Paul Konerko’s jersey retirement May 23, the World Series reunion weekend in July and the three-game White Sox-Cubs cross-town series.
Akron Beacon Journal 4 hours ago

Defensive metrics don’t like Cleveland LF Michael Brantley due to his range; Indians disagree

Cleveland Indians left fielder Michael Brantley currently is one of the best examples of the eye test not matching up with the numbers. Most view him as a solid, above-average left fielder who’s dependable and has a good arm. The defensive metrics say his arm is fine but overall, he’s pretty below average in the field. Indians manager Terry Francona, who often has a good balance of trusting the numbers but also trusting what his eyes tell him, doesn’t get this one. “I have no idea. I can’t for the life of me understand it,” Francona said. “That’s something that perplexes...
St. Paul Pioneer Press 4 hours ago
Twins: Pitchers, catchers spend morning 'speed dating'

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- On the daily agenda posted in the Twins clubhouse, the item fell under the heading, "Battery Mate Preparation."
Akron Beacon Journal 5 hours ago

Indians manager Terry Francona likes rule changes; team announces two new ticket deals

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 5 hours ago

Mauer feeling the best he has in years

The Twins star has taken an aggressively positive stance on his batting.

Versatility trumps power for Sox's bench

GLENDALE , Ariz. – If the decision is between a bench player who can play multiple positions, or a reserve who can can potentially hit one deep late in games, Chicago White Sox manager Robin Venture will take the former. A projection of the Chicago White Sox’s Opening Day roster shows little to no power potential from the bench if Ventura needs to swap out a line-drive hitter for a slugger with the game hanging in the balance in the late innings.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 6 hours ago

Twins' pitchers try 'speed dating' with catchers

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