2:34 AM EDT, Mon March 27, 2017
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Matt Garza Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 5 hours ago

Camp report: A's rough up Garza in 11-1 romp

Brewers starter Matt Garza retired the first six hitters but could not get out of a five-run third inning.        
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Albert Pujols Los Angeles Times 5 hours ago

Albert Pujols is taking care to ensure he stays in Angels lineup

Albert Pujols is 37 and about to begin his third season after an off-season spent recovering from surgery. His life has become an annual cycle of playing through pain, recuperation, and convincing himself he might someday feel great again. “I feel better,” Pujols said over the weekend at Tempe...
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Jose Reyes Rotoworld 9 hours ago

Jose Reyes goes 3-for-4 in Mets' victory - Jose Reyes (3B) New York Mets

Jose Reyes went 3-for-4 with a triple from the leadoff spot as the Mets beat the Braves 8-2 on Sunday.
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Stephen Strasburg Outside Pitch 10 hours ago

Dusty Baker names Stephen Strasburg Opening Day starter

The preseason of big decisions concluded one storyline this weekend. After some thought, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker has selected Stephen Strasburg as the Opening Day starter. Once it became apparent that Max Scherzer might not be ready, the Opening Day start was a competition between Strasburg and Tanner Roark. While Roark pitched better last […] The post Dusty Baker names Stephen Strasburg Opening Day starter appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press 10 hours ago

Jordan Zimmermann looks more like old self in Tigers' loss to Blue Jays split squad

Miguel Cabrera and Ian Kinsler return to lineup, and Nicholas Castellanos continues his spring-training tear. LAKELAND, Fla. - Miguel Cabrera was back. Ian Kinsler was back. Is Jordan Zimmermann back? The Detroit Tigers right-hander followed the lead of Justin Verlander, Matthew Boyd and Anibal Sanchez in their dominant starts the three previous days. After struggling severely his previous two outings, he delivered a much more Zimmermann-like performance in the Tigers' 4-3 loss to a Toronto Blue Jays split squad Sunday afternoon at Joker Marchant...
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Matt Garza Brew Crew Ball 10 hours ago

Spring Training Game Thread #30: Oakland Athletics @ Milwaukee Brewers

Matt Garza gets a start as the last homestand in Arizona begins. Spring training is slowly winding down in Arizona. The last cuts are happening and teams are beginning to pack up to head back home. The Brewers are winding up their own schedule, as they begin a set of three games at home that will wind up their spring season. Several players are still competing for roster spots this season. One of those could be Matt Garza. While his contact provides some level of protection, no commitments or guarantees about a spot in the rotation have been made. It would be hard to see Garza not in the...
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Ichiro Suzuki Rotoworld 11 hours ago

Ichiro hot over last five games - Ichiro Suzuki (OF) Miami Marlins

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-3 on Sunday and is 9-for-16 over his last five games.
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Derek Jeter Was Watching 11 hours ago

Yankees History This Season?

Greg Bird and Gary Sanchez were both born near the end of 1992 – the year that Derek Jeter was drafted by the Yankees – within 23 days of each other. They will both play the 2017 season for the Yankees as 24-year olds. In the vaunted history of the New York Yankees, the franchise […]
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Jose Reyes Amazin Avenue 13 hours ago

Open thread: Mets vs. Braves, 3/26/17

The Mets play yet another spring training game today. Broadcast: WPIX, WEPN Lineup Jose Reyes - 3BAsdrubal Cabrera - SSYoenis Cespedes - LFCurtis Granderson - CFNeil Walker - 2BJay Bruce - RFLucas Duda - 1BKevin PlaweckiMatt Harvey - P
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Matt Garza Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 14 hours ago

Matt Garza on the mound against Athletics

The Brewers begin their final week of spring camp in Arizona with a home game against the Oakland A's.        
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Derek Jeter Newark Star-Ledger 14 hours ago

How Derek Jeter meeting influenced Yankees prospect Kyle Holder

The Yankees invited Holder, a first-round pick, to his first big-league spring game Sunday
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press 14 hours ago

Watch Miguel Cabrera take batting practice prior to his return to Tigers lineup

Miggy has not played a spring-training game since March 5. Watch video LAKELAND, Fla. - So, you don't want to have to wait until 1:05 p.m. to see Miguel Cabrera hit? The slugger is in the Detroit Tigers lineup for the first time since March 5. He's been nursing a sore back that he injured in the World Baseball Classic. Miggy took batting practice a couple hours before the Tigers host the Toronto Blue Jays in a Grapefruit League game this afternoon televised by Fox Sports Detroit. Enjoy watching the video above, showing Cabrera work out the...
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Matt Kemp San Diego Union-Tribune 15 hours ago

In 'season of development,' Padres' position players worth watching

With all due respect to James Shields, Matt Kemp and other veteran departures, the Padres seem to have struck a livelier, more buoyant tone this spring. Largely because of altered roster composition, an atmospheric shift was bound to happen. Daily workouts and Cactus League games now feature the...
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press 17 hours ago

Tigers Gameday: Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler back in lineup as Blue Jays visit Lakeland

Jordan Zimmermann will try to turn it around in start today. LAKELAND, Fla. - The Detroit Tigers and their fans have been waiting a little while for this: Miguel Cabrera is back in the lineup. It's not sure how much the Tigers slugger will play or how many at-bats he'll get as he recovers from his back injury suffered in the World Baseball Classic. But he's back in the lineup today, eight days before Opening Day against the White Sox in Chicago, as the Tigers take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Joker Marchant Stadium. Cabrera has appeared in only seven...
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Albert Pujols Los Angeles Times Mar 25, 2017

Albert Pujols homers in Angels' 7-4 victory over the Diamondbacks

The Angels beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-4, at Tempe Diablo Stadium. There are four games remaining in the Cactus League slate, and the Angels’ record is 16-12. AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols hit a two-run home run against Taijuan Walker in the first inning. It was Pujols’ second home run this...
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Michael Pineda New York Post Mar 25, 2017

Michael Pineda amps up Yankees worries — vs. minor leaguers

TAMPA — Michael Pineda will start the Yankees’ third game of the season April 5 against the Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. After watching him struggle against the Pirates’ Triple-A team at the minor league complex Saturday, it is hard to fathom Pineda fits the part of a No. 3 starter after...
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Yu Darvish Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball Mar 25, 2017

MLB-Major League Baseball roundup

Right-hander Yu Darvish will be the Opening Day starter for the Texas Rangers, manager Jeff Banister announced on Saturday. Darvish, 30, will face the Cleveland Indians on April 3 in Arlington, Texas, becoming the ninth different Opening Day starter for the Rangers in the past nine years. Darvish was named the Opening Day starter in 2014 but was sidelined by neck stiffness and started the season on the disabled list.
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Albert Pujols Orange County Register Mar 25, 2017

Angels beat Diamondbacks behind Tyler Skaggs' strong start, homer by Albert Pujols

THE GAME: The Angels scored four runs in the first inning on the way to a 7-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday at Tempe Diablo Stadium. PITCHING REPORT: LH Tyler Skaggs, who was scheduled for 75 pitches or five innings, only got...
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Adam Jones CBS Baltimore Mar 25, 2017

Baltimore’s Adam Jones is Back from Team USA

Adam Jones is back with the Baltimore Orioles after winning the WBC with Team USA.
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Miguel Cabrera The Republican Mar 25, 2017

Pablo Sandoval, Boston Red Sox 3B, homers from right side (weaker side); Rusney Castillo goes 3-for-4

Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval worked with Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera to revamp his right-handed swing in the offseason. He homered off lefty Blake Snell.
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Ichiro Suzuki South Florida Sun-Sentinel Mar 25, 2017

Justin Nicolino goes five scoreless in win vs. Cardinals Saturday; Marlins face St. Louis again Sunday at Roger Dean

Sunday: Marlins at Cardinals, 1:05 p.m. Where: Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter Marlins lineup: 2B Dee Gordon, SS Adeiny Hechavarria, 1B Justin Bour, LF Tyler Moore, 3B Derek Dietrich, CF Brandon Barnes, RF Ichiro Suzuki, C Ramon Cabrera, P Wei-Yin Chen Marlins pitchers: LHP Wei-Yin Chen, RHP David...
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Michael Pineda Newark Star-Ledger Mar 25, 2017

Why Yankees' Michael Pineda looked shaky vs. minor leaguers

Pineda allows one run, a walk, a wild pitch and strikes out four
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Adam Jones School of Roch | MASN Sports Mar 25, 2017

Jones talks about "the best experience" of his life after WBC - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Third baseman Manny Machado, second baseman Jonathan Schoop and catcher Welington Castillo returned to the Orioles' lineup tonight upon their return from the World Baseball Classic. However, center fielder Adam Jones isn't certain when he'll make his next start after leading Team USA to the championship. "How...
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press Mar 25, 2017

Michael Fulmer to start Tigers' home opener; Miguel Cabrera could play Sunday

Fulmer is coming off 2016 AL Rookie of the Year season; Cabrera is coming off back injury. BRADENTON, Fla. - Michael Fulmer is featured prominently on the Detroit Tigers' 2017 media guide. And now the 2016 American League Rookie of the Year will be the featured attraction as the team's starting pitcher for the Tigers' home opener April 7 against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus made the announcement prior to Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park. "It's not necessarily a reward. We pushed him...
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Yu Darvish Rotoworld Mar 25, 2017

Yu Darvish named as Opening Day starter - Yu Darvish (S) Texas Rangers

Rangers manager Jeff Bannister announced Saturday that Yu Darvish will start on Opening Day against the Indians on April 3.
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Miguel Cabrera KFFL Mar 25, 2017

Tigers | Miguel Cabrera making progress

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (back) told reporters his back is improving and that he ...
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Michael Pineda Pinstripe Alley - All Posts Mar 25, 2017

Around the Empire: Yankees news - 3/25/17

CC Sabatha and Michael Pineda are your #2 and #3 starters; Reggie sees greatness in Gleyber’s future; Clint Frazier and Luis Cessa sent to minor-league camp; Tyler Wade should get the chance at SS; A-Rod admits to being a huge jerk during suspension ordeal Around the Empire MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: I’m going to need you to sit down before clicking this link. Are you seated? Good. This might come as a shock to the system, but the Yankees have determined that CC Sabathia will pitch the second game of the season after Tanaka. Okay, breathe. Breathe. Good. It has also been determined that...
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Miguel Cabrera Call to the Pen Mar 24, 2017

Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera Still Nursing Back Injury

Detroit Tigers All-Star first baseman Miguel Cabrera is still being held out of the lineup with a back injury he suffered during the World Baseball Classic. With Opening Day right around the corner, many are wondering about the status of Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera. During the World Baseball Classic, Cabrera suffered a back injury. […] Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera Still Nursing Back Injury - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Albert Pujols MLB Daily Dish Mar 24, 2017

Luis Valbuena out 4-6 weeks with strained hamstring

C.J. Cron should open the season as the everyday first baseman. Per Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times, Angels first baseman Luis Valbuena has been diagnosed with a strained right hamstring and will miss 4-6 weeks. Signed to a two-year deal in January, Valbuena was expected to open the season as the first baseman against right-handers, with C.J. Cron handling the duties against lefties. Expect Cron to play more of an everyday role in April, as Valbuena eyes a hopeful return to the lineup at some point in May. Albert Pujols is expected to strictly DH in 2017. Jefry Marte’s chances at a...
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Adam Jones MASN Sports Mar 24, 2017

Schoop on returning to team, Flaherty on returning to lineup - Steve Melewski

SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles now have the whole band back together at their spring training camp with the end of the World Baseball Classic. Outfielder Adam Jones was at Ed Smith Stadium earlier today, second baseman Jonathan Schoop was...
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Jose Reyes SportsNet New York Mar 24, 2017

Jose Reyes is confident he can steal 30 bases this season

Reyes is expected to hit leadoff and start at third base in David Wright's absence. The last time he stole 30 bases was in 2014 when playing for the Blue Jays.
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Adam Jones MASN Sports Mar 24, 2017

Orioles lineup vs. Twins - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Rule 5 pick Aneury Tavarez is getting another start in center field tonight, as the Orioles travel to Fort Myers again to play the Twins. Adam Jones could get back in the lineup for Saturday's home game...
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Miguel Cabrera Bless You Boys Mar 24, 2017

Tigers spring training notes: Ian Kinsler is back in camp, J.D. Martinez has his second opinion

The boys are back from the World Baseball Classic, and the question of what to do with JaCoby Jones looms. Taking a look at all the stories circulating in Florida, here are the bits from the beat you might have missed this week. Ian Kinsler, Victor Martinez, and Miguel Cabrera are back in Lakeland One of the biggest complaints regarding an otherwise riveting World Baseball Classic was the fact it took so many heavy-hitters out of the Tigers camp. Detroit had a whopping 15 players representing seven different countries in the WBC. While some made it back to camp sooner than others, both...
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Adam Jones Eutaw Street Report Mar 24, 2017

Friday’s O’s Links: Davis Should Swing More, Yadi is Mad at Adam Jones

You gained a member this week, fellow citizens of Birdland. It’s been quite the hectic week here at the Arnold household, as we welcomed our first child – Brooks – into the world last Saturday night. I won’t bore you with any more of that except to say that I know that I have plenty of O’s links to catch up on. Sorry for the lapse! Let’s see what we’ve missed in the Bird O’Sphere this week… 2017 Positional Rankings – Left Field FanGraphs continues their positional rankings, and the […] The post Friday’s O’s Links: Davis Should Swing More, Yadi is Mad at Adam Jones...
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Matt Kemp TalkingChop Mar 24, 2017

Braves don’t fare well in FanGraphs’ corner outfield rankings

Braves fans won’t like these rankings. FanGraphs’ position by position preview of the 2017 MLB season continued on Thursday with things shifting to the corner outfield spots. Despite having two well-known veteran options, the Atlanta Braves did not fare well in the rankings. First up is left field where the Braves come in at No. 29 in FanGraphs rankings. Matt Kemp is expected to see the bulk of the playing time. Kemp put up good numbers for the Braves after his arrival from San Diego but his low OBP combined with suspect defense will never make him very appealing to the advanced...
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press Mar 24, 2017

Tigers notes: Brad Ausmus 'really happy' for friend and mentor Jim Leyland

Tigers manager echoes Miguel Cabrera on back injury. KISSIMMEE, Fla. - When Brad Ausmus fell asleep Wednesday night, Team USA held a 4-0 lead over Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic championship game. When Ausmus woke up a little while later, the Americans were wrapping up their first-ever WBC title. Watching the game on MLB Network, the Detroit Tigers manager could see the emotion in U.S. manager Jim Leyland, the former Tigers skipper whom he respects as a friend and valuable resource. "I watched the end of the game (Thursday) morning, but I was happy...
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Jose Reyes Newark Star-Ledger Mar 24, 2017

Mets' Jose Reyes relives past chokes, dreams of World Series ring

The endings for the 2006-08 Mets still hurt Jose Reyes, who is opportunistic 2017 will be the year that he gets a World Series ring.
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Adam Jones Camden Chat Mar 24, 2017

Friday Bird Droppings: Spring Training winds down

After a day off, the O's are back in action tonight against the Twins. There are now 10 days until Orioles Opening Day. We've almost made it, guys. Spring Training Primer: Manny and Castillo return; Machado on Jones' thievery; Sisco sticks around; Chris Lee struggles - BaltimoreBaseball.com Rich Dubroff provides this dispatch on remaining roster spot battles and Chris Lee's fading hopes at nailing down a turn in the rotation. Puerto Rico captain demands apology from Adam Jones for WBC celebration comments - Baltimore Sun Feuds, hurt feelings, salty words...sounds like an international...

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  • 20 Luke Maye

    Luke Maye

    UNC's Luke Maye, often overlooked, now forever a part of the Tar Heels' March lore

  • 9 Steven Matz

    Steven Matz

    Sandy Alderson on Steven Matz's latest injury: 'It's worrisome'

  • 9 Nikola Mirotic

    Nikola Mirotic

    Unpredictable Bulls get 28 from Nikola Mirotic, move half-game behind Heat

  • 9 Andreas Athanasiou

    Andreas Athanasiou

    Andreas Athanasiou with a clear path thrills Red Wing teammates

  • 8 Seamus Coleman

    Seamus Coleman

    How Shane Long kept Seamus Coleman calm after Everton man's horrific leg break

  • 6 Tony Romo

    Tony Romo

    Saints coach Sean Payton on the last time the Broncos tried to sign Tony Romo

  • 4 Deiondre' Hall

    Deiondre' Hall

    Bears' Hall, Packers' Dorleant arrested in Iowa

  • 3 Makinton Dorleant

    Makinton Dorleant

    Packers CB Makinton Dorleant arrested in Iowa

  • 3 Johnathan Hankins

    Johnathan Hankins

    Giants Have a Multiyear Offer on the Table for DT Johnathan Hankins

  • 2 Tom Brady

    Tom Brady

    What have other teams in AFC East been doing this offseason?

  • 9 Nikola Mirotic

    Nikola Mirotic

    Unpredictable Bulls get 28 from Nikola Mirotic, move half-game behind Heat

  • 8 DeMarcus Cousins

    DeMarcus Cousins

    Minus Cousins, Pelicans top Nuggets 115-90 behind Davis' 31

  • 7 Devin Booker

    Devin Booker

    Avery Bradley: 'Tough' but 'amazing' to watch Devin Booker score 70 points against Boston Celtics

  • 7 Anthony Davis

    Anthony Davis

    Anthony Davis on defense in win over Nuggets

  • 6 Willie Cauley-Stein

    Willie Cauley-Stein

    Clippers stunned by Kings, lose 98-97

  • 9 Steven Matz

    Steven Matz

    Sandy Alderson on Steven Matz's latest injury: 'It's worrisome'

  • 8 Matt Harvey

    Matt Harvey

    Matt Harvey shows flashes of old self on day Mets need it

  • 7 Austin Jackson

    Austin Jackson

    Outfielder Austin Jackson makes Indians’ Opening Day roster

  • 4 Scott Kazmir

    Scott Kazmir

    Dodgers lose to Texas Rangers, 3-2

  • 4 Mark Lowe

    Mark Lowe

    Trans Blog: Lowe Released, Gose Pitching?

  • 9 Andreas Athanasiou

    Andreas Athanasiou

    Andreas Athanasiou with a clear path thrills Red Wing teammates

  • 7 Jimmy Howard

    Jimmy Howard

    Jimmy Howard celebrates 33rd birthday with OT win over Minnesota

  • 7 Henrik Lundqvist

    Henrik Lundqvist

    Henrik Lundqvist has rough return as Rangers fall to Ducks, 6-3

  • 5 Tyler Seguin

    Tyler Seguin

    Best of NHL: Tyler Seguin keeps Stars alive in playoff chase

  • 4 Adam Lowry

    Adam Lowry

    Perreault, Lowry lead Jets over Canucks

  • 8 Seamus Coleman

    Seamus Coleman

    How Shane Long kept Seamus Coleman calm after Everton man's horrific leg break

  • 6 Philippe Coutinho

    Philippe Coutinho

    Coutinho Insists Liverpool Are Ready For The Derby

  • 6 Jermain Defoe

    Jermain Defoe

    Gareth Southgate admits Jermain Defoe's World Cup hopes could hinge on him playing in the Premier League

  • 6 Diego Costa

    Diego Costa

    Chelsea injury news: X-ray needed for key ace after real scare over ankle injury

  • 5 Ross Barkley

    Ross Barkley

    Everton's Ross Barkley stars in new advert as focus switches to derby week