1:46 AM EST, Mon February 20, 2017
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Albert Pujols Sacramento Bee 6 hours ago

Albert Pujols is ramping up recovery from surgery for Angels

Albert Pujols is almost ready to get a running start on the second half of his mega-contract with the Los Angeles Angels. Pujols is making steady progress in his recovery …
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Jose Reyes Amazin Avenue 9 hours ago

David Wright threw a baseball for the first time since last June

It’s awesome any time the All-Star third baseman does anything baseball-related. David Wright threw a baseball today for the first time since his neck injury last June. The operation was to repair a herniated disc that the third baseman suffered in late May. He didn’t play another game after going on the disabled list on June 3. With reliable infielders like Wilmer Flores and Jose Reyes back in the fold, the Mets are well prepared to play an entire season with Wright, who has played in a total of 75 games over the past two seasons due to the herniated disc in 2016 and spinal stenosis in...
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Ichiro Suzuki South Florida Sun-Sentinel 11 hours ago

Marlins third-base prospect Brian Anderson gets a taste of life in the majors

On the first official day of Brian Anderson’s first major league spring training, he returned to the Marlins’ clubhouse after working out only to find he could barely reach his locker. He had been edged out by the throngs of Japanese reporters crowding around his neighbor, Ichiro Suzuki. So it...
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Jose Reyes SportsNet New York 12 hours ago

Pics from PSL: David Wright and Jose Reyes, together again!

David Wright and Jose Reyes were in the same place at the same time.
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Albert Pujols Orange County Register 13 hours ago

Angels' Albert Pujols says his first week has been 'really good'

TEMPE, Ariz. — Nearly a week into his spring training, Albert Pujols is happy with the progress he’s making. “It’s been really good,” said Pujols, who reported Tuesday with the pitchers and catchers to Angels' camp. “No soreness at all...
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Felix Hernandez Seattle Times 14 hours ago

Felix Hernandez is fitter, but will Mariners starter rebound from a down season?

M’s fans may hate to admit it, but the signs of decline stick out like an Oscar Mayer product at Whole Foods. So should they be distressed, or can the King still regain his regal form?
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Matt Kemp TalkingChop 16 hours ago

MLB Weekly Wrap: Like a kid at Christmas

Pitchers and catchers reported last week. The start of spring training brings so much hope. Seeing reporters spend all last week blowing up Twitter and Instagram with photos and footage of pitchers and catchers reporting and position players arriving at camp early gives a tangible reminder that baseball season is upon us. Whether it’s seeing how in-shape Matt Kemp is or how out-of-shape and joyful Bartolo Colon is, those first few days allow the imagination to run wild. In a little over a month, you will actually be able to get home from a solid day of work, turn on the television and...
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press 17 hours ago

Miguel Cabrera adds boxing to winter repertoire

It helps footwork, you feel stronger in your shoulder. But its all about here, he said, tapping his forehead. LAKELAND, Fla. -- While much of Venezuela is riveted to the World Baseball Classic next month, there will be another event competing for the country's attention. Jorge Linares, the World Boxing Association lightweight champion, has a title rematch against Anthony Crolla on March 25 in Las Vegas. Linares is Venezuelan and, yes, he just so happens to be a Friend of Miggy. Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera said Linares helped him add boxing to his...
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Michael Pineda Newark Star-Ledger 19 hours ago

Inside the Yankees' attack on Dellin Betances

The Yankees beat Dellin Betances in salary arbitration. They will pay him $3 million for 2017. He wanted $5 million
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press 19 hours ago

Miguel Cabrera, a man without a country, coped with offseason melancholy

The Tigers first baseman has a permanent future home in Cooperstown, N.Y., but his prospects for moving home to strife-torn Venezuela is not as certain. This is an opinion piece by MLive.com columnist David Mayo. LAKELAND, Fla. -- When he signed his first contract, Miguel Cabrera admits contemplating the big numbers he might compile, maybe 3,000 hits, 400 home runs, 1,500 RBIs. Few think that way, and even the earmarked-for-greatness Cabrera quickly discovered statistics happen but chasing them is unimportant. What qualifies as important has taken a stark turn...
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Adam Jones Sacramento Bee 22 hours ago

Peter Schmuck: Adam Jones doesn't care for people questioning the way he plays center field

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones clearly ruffled some front-office feathers at FanFest when he questioned whether the team had done enough over the offseason to improve its outfield defense. So, …
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press Feb 18, 2017

Victor Martinez, Alex Avila are options to give Miggy an occasional rest at 1st

Im hoping (Martinez) can play some first base this year, because Miggy could use some more days off his feet DH-ing, manager Brad Ausmus said. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera used to scoff at his old coach in Venezuela who predicted he would one day be a first baseman -- and a good one. With three full seasons under his belt since he moved to first for good, he's happy with his home on the right side of the infield. "When the time came and I played first, everybody called me and said, 'You see. I told you!,'" Cabrera said on Saturday. "So right now, I'm...
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Jose Reyes Mets 360 Feb 18, 2017

Mets360 2017 projections: David Wright, Jose Reyes, Wilmer Flores

Today’s multiple projection piece focuses on infielders, with a look at David Wright, Jose Reyes and Wilmer Flores. Lucas Duda may figure in here, too, but the idea was to hold him off for last to see if we can…Read more →
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Miguel Cabrera Sacramento Bee Feb 18, 2017

Venezuela, Ilitch, Tigers' future all on Cabrera's mind

When Miguel Cabrera takes the field for Venezuela in next month's World Baseball Classic, he'll be trying to bring some much-needed joy to his native country. "Our country's in bad …
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Ichiro Suzuki South Florida Sun-Sentinel Feb 18, 2017

Marlins' Ichiro grateful to have chase for 3,000 hits behind him

For one driven to play for the love of the game, the intense focus on numbers weighed heavily on Ichiro Suzuki last season. The countdown to become the 30th player to reach 3,000 hits in Major League Baseball, which Ichiro attained Aug. 7 in Colorado, was a major baseball storyline of 2016 that...
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press Feb 18, 2017

Tigers spring training notebook: Jaws drop when Miggy arrives

Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Ian Kinsler and Justin Upton all participated Saturday in the first full-squad workout. LAKELAND, Fla. -- The biggest stars are frequently the last to arrive to spring training camp, and there is no bigger star on the Detroit Tigers than Miguel Cabrera. "I think for young guys, especially the first time in big-league camp, there's a little bit of a dropped jaw," said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. "'Oh, there's Miguel Cabrera.' He's pretty recognizable." Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Ian Kinsler and Justin Upton all participated Saturday...
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Cole Hamels Patriot Ledger Feb 18, 2017

Loaded Red Sox starting rotation could be baseball's best since Halladay-Hamels-Lee in Philadelphia

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Kyle Kendrick has seen a rotation like this before.What Kendrick saw might even have been better.Kendrick was a back-end starter with Philadelphia when the Phillies traded for Roy Halladay and signed Cliff Lee as a free agent in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Halladay and Lee teamed with homegrown lefty Cole Hamels to make up a formidable trio of starting pitchers, three of the top 10 pitchers in baseball that season by ERA -- and three-time All-Star [. [...]
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Adam Jones MASN Sports Feb 18, 2017

Jones on playing center field, his opinions and more - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Adam Jones doesn't care if people want to criticize him for playing too shallow in center field. He's going to be himself, he says, and that includes making a joke about it. Jones ran out to the...
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Miguel Cabrera Grand Rapids Press Feb 18, 2017

Miguel Cabrera, Tigers hit the field: Live updates from 1st full workout Saturday

Tigers beat reporter Evan Woodbery, columnist David Mayo and photographer Mike Mulholland will be on hand at the Tiger Town complex. Watch video LAKELAND, Fla. -- The pitchers and catchers have had the place to themselves for the last five days, but Tiger Town is about to get a lot more crowded. Miguel Cabrera, Justin Upton, Victor Martinez and the rest of the veterans are expected to hit the field for the first time today.  Practice should begin between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Tigers beat reporter Evan Woodbery, columnist David...
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Jose Reyes Amazin Avenue Feb 18, 2017

Mets Morning News: Tim Tebow has the power, Seth Lugo ready for the spotlight

Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Tim Tebow has been busy studying under his Jedi master Daniel Murphy, who boldly told the New York Post that “the power is real.” Seth Lugo hopes to win the open competition for the Mets’ fifth rotation spot. Jeurys Familia missed a workout yesterday for a personal matter. The outfield will only be an emergency option for Jose Reyes. Pitching expert Tom House thinks Noah Syndergaard is an injury waiting to happen. R.A. Dickey continues to be an extremely classy dude and had some very nice things...
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Michael Pineda NorthJersey.com Feb 17, 2017

Pineda pledges to improve with two outs in 2017

Michael Pineda’s struggles with two out were staggering in 2016, almost defying explanation for those who watched all 32 of his Yankees starts.        
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Jose Reyes SportsNet New York Feb 17, 2017

In case you missed it on Thursday

SNY's Steve Gelbs and John Harper of the NY Daily News cover Mets camp, including close looks at Travis d'Arnaud and Jose Reyes.
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Stephen Strasburg Sacramento Bee Feb 17, 2017

Strasburg hopes runs by beach prep him for 162-game marathon

That Stephen Strasburg is at spring training with the Washington Nationals, ready from the get-go after missing the end of last season, does not necessarily excite him. "I don't think …
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Michael Pineda Newsday Feb 17, 2017

Yankees' Joe Girardi gives outlook on Luis Severino, Michael Pineda

Yankees manager Joe Girardi  talked about Michael Pineda and Luis Severino and the things they need to work on this spring training during a press conference on Feb. 17, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.
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Jose Reyes Newark Star-Ledger Feb 17, 2017

What will the Mets do about the crowded outfield?

Yoenis Cespedes will stay in left field Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares in center, maybe with Jose Reyes and Brandon Nimmo in the mix too. Michael Conforto needs at-bats but Jay Bruce says he's prepared to play every day in right field. Is there room for everyone?
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Derek Jeter NorthJersey.com Feb 17, 2017

Yankees' Tyler Austin out 6 weeks due to foot fracture

The injury takes Tyler Austin out of the Yankees’ first base battle before the competition ever commenced.        
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Jose Reyes SportsNet New York Feb 17, 2017

Pics from PSL: Reyes makes his return

It feels like Jose Reyes never left. He looks at home here in St. Lucie.
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Michael Pineda River Ave. Blues Feb 17, 2017

The mental side of Michael Pineda’s two-strike, two-out issues

Aside from Dellin Betances, arguably no pitcher in the Yankees organization has better raw stuff than Michael Pineda. He sits in the mid-90s with his cutter even after shoulder surgery, and his slider is allergic to bats. Pineda ranked seventh among the 73 qualified starters with a 27.4% strikeout rate last season. He was fifth […] The post The mental side of Michael Pineda’s two-strike, two-out issues appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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Jose Reyes Rotoworld Feb 17, 2017

Reyes expected to lead off 3-4 days per week - Jose Reyes (3B) New York Mets

The Mets plan to have Jose Reyes bat leadoff 3-4 days per week.
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Matt Kemp Tomahawk Take Feb 17, 2017

Atlanta Braves News: Afternoon Chop, Matt Kemp Looks Great, Sean Rodriguez Done For Season

MLB Trade Rumors Sean Rodriguez Likely To Miss 2017 Season After Shoulder Surgery Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: The horrific Sean Rodriguez crash scene has been floating around the web for over two weeks now.  As news was breaking, first Rodriguez’s kids were injured and  then his wife.  We just heard Sean Rodriguez was involved, not […] Atlanta Braves News: Afternoon Chop, Matt Kemp Looks Great, Sean Rodriguez Done For Season - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Jose Reyes Newsday Feb 17, 2017

Mets' Jose Reyes glad to be back with old buddy David Wright

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Jose Reyes and David Wright, together again, side by side, on the left side of the Mets' infield, just like old times? Such a reunion once seemed impossible. But now with Reyes' return, and Wright recovering from back surgery, the dream scenario may indeed become a reality this season.
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Matt Kemp CBS Local Feb 17, 2017

Report: Matt Kemp Arrives To Spring Training Looking Leaner

The Braves outfielder showed up for spring training in great shape for the upcoming season.
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Jose Reyes MetsBlog Feb 17, 2017

Reyes comfortable with outfield transition, says Mets can go all the way

Mets INF Jose Reyes has been told he'll take some fly balls in center field during Spring Training in addition to getting work at third base, shortstop, and second base.
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Matt Kemp Rotoworld Feb 17, 2017

Matt Kemp reports to camp in great shape - Matt Kemp (OF) Atlanta Braves

Matt Kemp reported to Braves' camp in much better shape.
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Michael Pineda Newark Star-Ledger Feb 17, 2017

Yankees' Michael Pineda: My friend Jeurys Familia is great guy who made mistake

Pineda and Famila are close friends and live close to one another in the Dominican Republic.
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Jose Reyes Mets 101 Feb 17, 2017

Palladino: Forget Utility Player, Mets Should Plant Reyes At Third Base

Terry Collins may never say it outright, but he has a decision to make about Jose Reyes starting Friday when the Mets gather for official full-squad workouts

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