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Tanaka named Yankees' Opening Day starter
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Masahiro Tanaka will have the honor of serving as the Yankees’ Opening Day starter for the second consecutive season, manager Joe Girardi announced on Thursday.

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Kim, O's at standstill over Minors assignment
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The Orioles continue to be at a standstill regarding the status of outfielder Hyun Soo Kim.

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HRs by Schoop, Avery back stellar Gallardo
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Led by Jonathan Schoop’s three-run homer, the Orioles capped Grapefruit League play with a 6-1 win over the Braves on Thursday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium.

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Tillman aims to start season strong for O's
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Chris Tillman will get the ball on Monday at 3:05 p.m. ET to start a new season, a chance for the right-hander to set himself — and the Orioles — on the right foot.

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Odorizzi chased in second inning of loss
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Old friends treated Jake Odorizzi rudely in his final outing of the spring as the Pirates beat the Rays 13-8 on Thursday at Charlotte Sports Park.

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Montreal's the stage for Jays, Red Sox
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Major League Baseball once again returns to Montreal this weekend. The Blue Jays and Red Sox will play a pair of exhibition games at Olympic Stadium, with Friday’s game at 7:05 p.m. ET and Saturday’s contest at 1:05 p.m. Both games are on MLB.TV.

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Reliever Barbato earns spot on Yanks' roster
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Johnny Barbato is packing his bags for New York, having been informed that he has earned a spot on the Yankees’ Opening Day roster, and the right-hander now has a little something extra to bring along on the trip.

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Yanks unveil new Stadium food, drink options
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This year, the best dining experiences in the Bronx just might be at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees on Thursday unveiled several new mouth-watering food and drink offerings available to fans beginning on Opening Day.

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In a '6' year, expect big things in Big Apple
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The pending baseball season, the Mets’ 55th and the 113th for the Yankees, ends with a 6, and that portends something special happening. The big city is all but guaranteed an extraordinary occurrence involving at least one of its two big league franchises because of the calendar.

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Pineda allows 4 HRs to Cards in final spring start
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Stephen Piscotty homered twice, while Brandon Moss and Jeremy Hazelbaker also went deep as the Cardinals wrapped up Spring Training with a 9-1 victory over the Yankees on Thursday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

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Opening Day is fresh start for Tanaka
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Masahiro Tanaka answered all of the Yankees’ questions to their satisfaction this spring, and as he eyes an Opening Day rematch with Dallas Keuchel and the Astros, the right-hander has his mind focused on producing a different result than last year’s AL Wild Card playoff game.

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Sources: Orioles release righty Gonzalez
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The Orioles have placed right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on release waivers, multiple sources confirmed to MLB.com on Wednesday afternoon.

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