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Miguel Cabrera Bless You Boys 12 hours ago

Presenting the 'Who's your Tiger?' bracket champion: Miguel Cabrera

We love Miggy the most, and here's why. About two weeks ago we announced our "Who's your Tiger?" March Madness-style bracket contest. The idea was to have some fun with the current trend of filling out tournament brackets, but also to narrow down the Tigers roster into our single collective most favoritest Tiger of 2015. Going into the tournament, Miguel Cabrera was favored by pundits as the favorite to win the tournament, and was awarded with the top overall seed. While there were a few surprise upsets along the way -- like newcomer J.D. Martinez taking down Tigers veteran Anibal Sanchez...
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Cole Hamels Express-Times 14 hours ago

Cole Hamels named Phillies opening day starter; Who will be second in the rotation?

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg named Hamels' the team's opening day starter Sunday.
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press Mar 29, 2015

Video: Phillie Phanatic meets his match after Miguel Cabrera steals keys to famous mascot's vehicle

Recognized for his antics and high jinks, the Phanatic got a taste of his own medicine when Miguel Cabrera turned the tables on the fluffy green mascot. CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillie Phanatic may have finally met his match. Recognized for his antics and high jinks, the Phanatic got a taste of his own medicine Sunday afternoon when Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who is also known for his in-game shenanigans, turned the tables on the fluffy green mascot. Shortly before first pitch between the Tigers and Phillies, Cabrera managed to get the keys to the...
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Cole Hamels High Cheese | Philadelphia Daily News Mar 29, 2015

It's no secret: Hamels to start Opening Day

This doesn't qualify as news as much as housekeeping: as expected, Cole Hamels will be taking the ball on Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park against the Red Sox a week from Monday.
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Dan Uggla CSN Washington Mar 29, 2015

Uggla hoping for starting job, not bench role with Nats

Dan Uggla has looked good this spring, but do the Nationals have a roster spot for him? And is the 3-time All-Star willing to be a bench player?
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Jonathan Papelbon CSN Washington Mar 29, 2015

AL East team scouting Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon

The Toronto Blue Jays could use some help in the back-end of their bullpen and, according to a recent report, are looking at Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon.
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Josh Hamilton Los Angeles Times Mar 28, 2015

Josh Hamilton could become a distraction for Angels if he returns

Josh Hamilton is out of sight but not out of mind, the questions about the outfielder's status — if or when he will return, and how he might fit in if he does — hovering over the Angels like a cloud.
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Stephen Strasburg Washington Post Mar 28, 2015

Nats Journal: Stephen Strasburg returns, Bryce Harper hits long homer

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Stephen Strasburg made his first start since spraining his ankle, allowing four runs on four hits over four innings. He walked two and struck out two. He tossed 70 pitches, only 39 for strikes. Strasburg was solid early but unraveled in the third inning, giving up two home runs in the 10-1 loss to the Mets. Strasburg was capped at five innings, but he hit his pitch limit after four innings.Read full article >>
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Miguel Cabrera Belleville News Democrat Mar 28, 2015

Cabrera homers, leads Tigers over Cardinals 4-3

Miguel Cabrera hit his second home run of the spring and raised his average to .385, leading the Detroit Tigers past the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Saturday.
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Stephen Strasburg Newark Star-Ledger Mar 28, 2015

WATCH: Mets Curtis Granderson and David Wright hit back-to-back home runs off Nationals' Stephen Strasburg

The Mets will face Stephen Strasburg in the third game of their season. Saturday looks like a promising audition for it.
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Matt Kemp Padres Blog | San Diego Union-Tribune Mar 28, 2015

VIDEO: Kemp's bat stays hot in Padres win

Matt Kemp hit two doubles in the Padres win Friday evening.
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Stephen Strasburg CSN Washington Mar 28, 2015

Strasburg returns to mound as Nats face Mets

Stephen Strasburg returns to the mound after missing one start with an ankle injury as the Nationals face the Mets. Get live updates from Port St. Lucie on Nats Insider!
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Felix Hernandez Mariners Insider | Tacoma News-Tribune Mar 28, 2015

Mariners notebook: Hernandez now a `100 percent’ pick to pitch season opener

PEORIA, Ariz. — What was once a near-certainty is now absolute. Manager Lloyd McClendon previously cited staff ace Felix Hernandez as having a “99.9999 percent” chance of starting the season opener on April 6 against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. Asked Saturday whether that was still the case, McClendon provided new odds: “He’s up to 100 percent.” It will be Hernandez’s seventh straight, and eighth overall, start in a season opener. Your browser does not support iframes.   TALENT ON HAND Rule 5 pick David Rollins had emerged as the favorite for duty … Read...
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Mariano Rivera New York Post Mar 28, 2015

Mariano: Yanks’ pen will be OK

TAMPA — Mariano Rivera dropped into Yankees camp Saturday for a quick visit and proclaimed the rebuilt bullpen will be OK. “The bullpen will be fine,” Rivera told The Post....
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Stephen Strasburg Mets Blog | ESPN New York Mar 28, 2015

Morning Briefing: Stephen Strasburg visits

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- FIRST PITCH: Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg’s twisted left ankle apparently has healed. So the New York Mets will get a preview of Strasburg on Saturday, when he is due to visit Tradition Field for a 1:10 p.m. ET game opposite reigning NL Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom (WPIX). DeGrom will face the Nats in Game 2 of the regular season, on April 8 in D.C., opposite Jordan Zimmermann. Strasburg faces Matt Harvey the following day, in the series finale.
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Derek Jeter Newark Star-Ledger Mar 28, 2015

Who's getting Derek Jeter's locker? Well ...

Jeter occupied prime real estate in the Yankees' clubhouse

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