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Molitor likes adding Aybar's versatility to club
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Twins manager Paul Molitor welcomes Erick Aybar’s utility and might have veteran infielder play some outfield.

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Liriano embraces opportunity to start for Tigers
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Francisco Liriano spent the first half of his career tormenting the Tigers, one of the bright, young hopes on the Twins. That changed over the last five years, as the innings piled up, Liriano bounced around and surgeries sapped some of the strength from his left arm. Still, the sight of Liriano wearing the Olde […]

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Smith turns in hitless outing in Royals debut
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Burch Smith, a Rule 5 acquisition trying to find a spot in the Royals’ bullpen, threw two hitless innings, giving up one unearned run, in KC’s 8-4 win over the Dodgers on Saturday.

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Yandy to focus on playing third exclusively
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Yandy Diaz bounced between third base and the outfield during Spring Training last year, and was deemed as an unfinished product defensively. His performance in the batter’s box is what forced the Indians’ hand, leading to a spot on the Opening Day roster.

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Santiago shaky but solid in spring debut
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White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper had joked with Hector Santiago about his return not being official until he stepped back on a mound in game competition.

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Picking up pace, Zimmermann fires 2 scoreless
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One of the first things new Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio noticed about Jordan Zimmermann when he looked at video was his pace. He was much slower, taking more time between pitches, than Bosio remembered him taking when he was with the Nationals.

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Burger thrilled by first taste of Majors
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White Sox rookie Jake Burger said it happened when he was playing third base in the bottom of the fifth inning Friday, as Logan Forsythe and Enrique Hernandez were batting for the Dodgers.

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May still on track despite move to 60-day DL
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Although Twins right-hander Trevor May was placed on the 60-day disabled list as he recovers from last March’s Tommy John surgery, it doesn’t alter his projected return, and he hasn’t suffered any setbacks since the operation.

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Chargois outrighted, claimed by Dodgers
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The Twins placed right-handed reliever J.T. Chargois on outright waivers on Thursday with the intent of clearing a spot on their 40-man roster, according to a Major League source.

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Source: Twins add Aybar on Minors deal
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The Twins have signed veteran infielder Erick Aybar to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training, a source told MLB.com.

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Name game: Mondesi opts to go by Adalberto
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The Royals infielder formerly known as Raul Mondesi said he will now go by his middle name of Adalberto (ADD-al-berto), because he wanted to distinguish himself from his family members.

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Healthy Hahn pumped up for Royals' debut
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After almost two weeks of side sessions and live batting practices, Royals pitchers are ready to show what they can do in an actual game.

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