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Bonds arrives at Marlins camp eager to aid Stanton
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Barry Bonds arrived at the Miami Marlins' spring training facility in Jupiter, Fla., on Thursday for his first day, and it didn't go as smoothly as he'd hoped. "The first time in my career I don't have a parking spot," Bonds jokingly told USA Today's Bob Nightengale. "I have no idea where I'm going." Bonds, […]

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Omar Vizquel to manage Venezuela at 2017 WBC
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Detroit Tigers first base coach Omar Vizquel has been named manager of Team Venezuela for next year's World Baseball Classic. Vizquel, an 11-time Gold Glover and three-time All-Star during his 24-year career in the majors, captained Venezuela during the first Classic in 2006. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Vizquel has long been a champion of […]

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Gonzalez says Dodgers are most talented team in majors
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Don’t tell Adrian Gonzalez the Los Angeles Dodgers aren’t the cream of the crop in Major League Baseball. “Talent-wise, we’re at the top of baseball,” Gonzalez told MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick. “As far as other teams improving, that’s not for us to care about. We have the talent and depth to win the division again. We’re […]

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GIF: Encarnacion 'walks the parrot' in MLB The Show 16
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Video games continue to closely resemble real life. The latest example comes via Sony Computer Entertainment's "MLB The Show 16" game, which is set to officially launch March 29. Footage of Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion has surfaced from the game depicting the slugger rounding the bases in his trademark "walking the parrot" […]

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Pete Mackanin can expect heavy lifting as Phillies manager
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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Pete Mackanin’s 47th year in professional baseball is his first as a major league manager. He can expect some heavy lifting.

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Chapman plans to appeal if suspended for domestic incident
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Aroldis Chapman made his first appearance at New York Yankees spring camp on Thursday when pitchers and catcher reported for the club, and while he acknowledged his excitement to be a member of the historic franchise, he also had another, more important update. The 27-year-old, who is under investigation for an alleged domestic violence dispute […]

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VIDEO: Cubs' Russell has some sweet dance moves
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Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell is a slick-fielding defender and spark plug at the bottom of the club’s order. And while baseball is his go-to career choice, the 22-year-old may have a future as a dancer after posting some serious dance moves on social media Thursday. Just having some fun last night:) pic.twitter.com/DzI0nR5oM2 — Addison […]

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Quiz: How closely did you follow the MLB offseason?
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With pitchers and catchers arriving in camp and exhibition games less than two weeks away, it’s worth asking how well prepared you are for a new season of baseball. More than $4.5 billion was spent on free agents this winter, five clubs hired new managers, and several stars signed either extensions or new deals with […]

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5 minor-league signings who could pay dividends
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As pitchers and catchers get set to report to spring training, teams have plenty of players to look at during camp. While some players come with high profiles and rich long-term deals, others earned frugal minor-league contracts. Here are five players on minor-league deals who could provide their teams with great value. Carlos Quentin, Minnesota […]

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Astros' Gregerson doesn't think he should lose closer job to Giles
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Luke Gregerson, who logged a career-high 31 saves last summer in his first season with the Houston Astros, spoke of Ken Giles in glowing terms Thursday as he and his fellow pitchers (as well as the club’s catchers) arrived for spring training. Gregerson, however, doesn’t think he ought to lose his ninth-inning job to the […]

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Aviles' daughter cancer-free after transplant
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Mike Aviles will enter spring training with a cheery new glow, and not just because he landed a contract with the revamped Detroit Tigers, who look primed for a run at the AL Central title. The 34-year-old infielder’s daughter, Adriana, is cancer-free following a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed with leukemia in May. Mike […]

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Pirates unveil throwback alternate uniforms for 2016
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The Pittsburgh Pirates will be sporting a retro look when they close out certain series this summer. On Thursday, less than 24 hours before their first official spring workout for pitchers and catchers, the Pirates unveiled their alternate Sunday uniforms for the upcoming campaign: a throwback ensemble that hearkens back to 1979, when the Pirates […]

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