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McHugh wins arb case; to compete for rotation
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For the second year in a row, right-hander Collin McHugh won his arbitration case against the Astros. McHugh, who had his hearing in Phoenix on Tuesday, found out Thursday afternoon the arbitration panel had ruled in his favor. He will make $5 million this year; the Astros were offering $4.55 million.

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Gose brings confidence, 100-mph heat to camp
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Anthony Gose, the former Major League outfielder, is hoping his electric left arm can keep his career alive in an unlikely second act as a relief pitcher. The Astros took him in the Rule 5 Draft from the Rangers in December, hoping Gose can harness his 100-mph fastball to win a job in the defending […]

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Trout extension 'always' on Angels owner's mind
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The 26-year-old superstar has three years remaining on his current deal, and owner Arte Moreno says club will take its time on possible extension.

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Ohtani impresses during first bullpen session
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The ‘ two-way star gave the club a glimpse at his pitching prowess, and the Angels came away impressed.

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Sabathia ready to embrace leadership role
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CC Sabathia is no stranger to changing roles, and as the 37-year-old enters his 10th season with the Yankees and 18th season in the Majors, he has transformed from a former rotation ace to a clubhouse leader and someone first-year manager Aaron Boone will likely lean on heavily.

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Kopech's method: Meditate, then throw 100
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White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech has discovered that a key to his success is finding a healthy way to hurry up and wait. Slow down and be patient, he still tells himself. He uses meditation to keep him grounded and focused on what he can control and not on what he can’t.

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Sox righty Lopez reflects on family's sacrifices
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When White Sox pitcher Reynaldo Lopez recalls the people that helped him fulfill his big league dream, he thinks about his grandparents, his mother and the coaches that have shaped his life.

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Colon ready to fight for Rangers' rotation
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This would be Colon’s 21st Major League season, and he would be the oldest player in the Major Leagues for the third straight year. But first, he has to make the team.

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Oh deal with Rangers still to be finalized
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Free-agent reliever Seung Hwan Oh is working out in Phoenix, but the Rangers have yet to officially announce his signing.

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Knuckleballer Gamboa feels at home with O's
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Eddie Gamboa walked into Ed Smith Stadium earlier this week all smiles. In many ways, the knuckleballer feels back at home at Orioles Spring Training.

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Source: O's, Cashner agree to 2-year deal
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The Orioles have added to their starting rotation by reaching a two-year agreement that could extend to 2020 with right-hander Andrew Cashner on Thursday, according to a source.

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Bauer wins in arbitration case with Indians
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Trevor Bauer enjoyed a career year with the Indians last season, and it was up to an arbitration panel to determine how the pitcher would be rewarded for his work.

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