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Hahn likes progress, excitement with ballclub
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The term “rebuild” was the most popular word at White Sox camp on Wednesday. The expression was embraced by some and ignored by others. Its mere definition was up for interpretation.

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White Sox CF job up for grabs in spring camp
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Adam Engel jumps up as the clear-cut center-field favorite for the 2018 White Sox if that decision was based primarily on defense.

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Hughes healthy, champing at bit after 1st bullpen
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Veteran right-hander Phil Hughes, 31, was undoubtedly Minnesota’s ace in his first season with the club in 2014, posting a 3.52 ERA in 32 starts while setting the record for the best single-season strikeout-to-walk ratio in Major League history. But Hughes has struggled to stay healthy since then, posting a 5.04 ERA over the past […]

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Molitor mulling over 4-man rotation in April
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As Twins manager Paul Molitor wrapped up his first media session of Spring Training after the first official day of workouts for pitchers and catchers on Wednesday, he was asked when he’d be ready to unveil his Opening Day starter.

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McCann's spring brightened by two tiny reasons
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Tigers catcher James McCann and wife, Jessica, spent most of the offseason commuting more than an hour a day to visit their premature twin sons in the NICU. After seven stressful weeks, Christian and Kane were cleared for Spring Training with the family.

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Norris eager to put focus back on baseball
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Catcher Derek Norris said Wednesday he hopes to keep his focus on baseball as he begins Spring Training with the Tigers, his first on-field work since serving a suspension last September for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.

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Tigers skipper Gardy battles nerves on Day 1
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The Tigers have plenty of first-time arrivals to their Major League camp, many of whom are likely battling nerves as workouts begin and they try to make an impression. Their manager can relate; he’s one of them.

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Dozier, Cuthbert among Royals' options at 1B
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Wednesday marked the first official workout for Royals pitchers and catchers, yet on the minds of most camp observers is the potential position battle that looms at first base.

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Yost isn't ruling out starters for bullpen duty
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As the Royals search for options to beef up the back of their bullpen, they could look to converting some of their starters who presently are vying for the No. 5 spot in the rotation.

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White Sox, WGN agree to radio deal
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White Sox games have a new radio home. The team announced a multiyear partnership agreement with Chicago’s WGN Radio on Wednesday, naming WGN Radio AM 720 the White Sox flagship station.

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Avisail prevails in arbitration case with Sox
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White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia has prevailed in his arbitration case as first reported by MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

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Francona mourns loss of father, biggest fan
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Pitchers and catchers are in camp, and soon enough a new season will begin with the Indians and their broken-hearted skipper trying to do something special. If they are able to win it all this year, Terry Francona won’t have to check his phone to know his dad watching.

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