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Stewart's goal: 'Get to The Show and stay there'
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The stretches when Christin Stewart looks every bit the power-hitting outfield prospect the Tigers desperately need in their rebuilding plans are easy to find. It’s not just about the ball jumping off his bat toward the outfield fence. It’s also about the former first-round pick shrugging off pitches he can’t hit, thinking along with the […]

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DeShields prepared to do what it takes
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There was a brief flurry of rumors earlier this month the Rangers might be increasing the efforts to sign free agent center fielder Lorenzo Cain. It appears there was nothing to the rumors, but it is accurate to say the Rangers would be open to upgrading defensively in center. Delino DeShields has heard the rumors.

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Beltre to miss Fan Fest due to prior engagement
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Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre will not be attending the team’s Dr Pepper Awards Dinner on Friday night in Dallas or Fan Fest on Saturday at Globe Life Park.

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2018 player development staff announced
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The Cleveland Indians announced the organizational staff alignment within the player development system for the upcoming season.

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Astros announce 2018 Minor League staffs
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The Houston Astros announced today their minor league coordinators, managers and coaches for the 2018 season.

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Higashioka returns to MLB Youth Academy
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When Kyle Higashioka earned his call-up with the Yankees last April, he became the latest MLB Youth Academy alumni to break through to the big leagues.

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Pratto draws flattering comparisons to Hosmer
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The Royals have tried their best to shy away from making any comparisons of Nick Pratto, their first-round pick in the Draft in 2017, to another first baseman and former first-round pick, Eric Hosmer.

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Rangers ink Casali to Minor League deal
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The Rangers have signed catcher Curt Casali to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

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Fister glad to sign contract early, autographs now
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Rangers pitcher Doug Fister was at Kroger in north Arlington on Thursday signing autographs. He was not at home in Merced, Calif., waiting for the phone to ring like so many other free agents this winter. That has to be a big relief during a winter when the free-agent market has moved far slower than […]

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Sabathia: Yanks back to status of 'hated team'
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The Yankees enjoyed much more goodwill than normal last season thanks to their success with young talent like Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Luis Severino, but they aren’t expecting the same in 2018.

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Diaz named MLB's 9th-ranked 1B prospect
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With his power potential, Lewin Diaz is one of the Twins’ more intriguing prospects and was named the No. 9 first base prospect by MLB Pipeline on Friday.

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No. 8 1B prospect Guzman eyeing Major role
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First baseman Ronald Guzman will be at the Dr. Pepper Texas Rangers Awards Dinner on Friday night to accept the Tom Grieve Minor League Player of the Year Award. He has also been ranked as the eighth-best first-base prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline.

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