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Maddon prefers paper notes over dugout iPads
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Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is widely regarded as one of the most progressive and forward-thinking managers in baseball, so his uneasiness about making use of an in-dugout iPad Pro could be surprising to many observers. Despite an apparent love of technology – he apparently has his own iPad Pro – Maddon would prefer to […]

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AL Central Primer: Indians, Tigers closing gap on Royals
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The defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals headline an AL Central division that improved across the board this offseason. While Kansas City has an opportunity to return to the World Series for a third consecutive season, the Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, and Chicago White Sox all made upgrades in areas of need, […]

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Warriors match Athletics' win total from 2015
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The Golden State Warriors have already staked their claim as the top team in Oakland, and now they’re just rubbing it in. With their win Wednesday against the Utah Jazz, the Warriors sit at 68-7, equaling the win total of the Oakland Athletics from last season. The Athletics finished a dismal 2015 campaign with the […]

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Manfred: MLB still 6-10 years away from expansion
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Not long after taking over as commissioner of Major League Baseball roughly 14 months ago, Rob Manfred said he was "open to the idea" of expansion, and even cited non-U.S. markets like Mexico City and Montreal as potential options should the league grow to 32 teams. Last week, however, as he sat behind home plate […]

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Miller's X-rays negative; Yankees await CT scan
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The New York Yankees announced Wednesday that X-rays taken on reliever Andrew Miller‘s bruised right wrist came back negative. Miller is also scheduled to undergo a CT scan. The 30-year-old exited Wednesday’s exhibition contest against Atlanta after taking a line drive off his right wrist in the seventh inning, and was reportedly seen “squeezing his […]

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VIDEO: Cubs' Lester smashes opposite-field HR
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.@JLester34 flexing all over EVERYONE. #Crushedhttps://t.co/KbiAfydUxV — MLB (@MLB) March 30, 2016 Perhaps Jon Lester‘s been taking some power lessons from Munenori Kawasaki. One day after the light-hitting Chicago Cubs infielder delivered a rare homer, Lester made fans everywhere rub their eyes in disbelief by mashing an opposite-field two-run bomb of his own off Colorado’s […]

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Marlins' Cosart lectured by Mattingly for facial hair
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Miami Marlins starter Jarred Cosart got an earful from his skipper Don Mattingly on Wednesday about his five o’clock shadow. In an interview with MLB Network Radio, Cosart explained that Mattingly warned him against having too much stubble. "Just make sure that I'm not the one that tells you you have to shave, because if […]

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Syndergaard antsy to face Royals amid revenge talk
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Noah Syndergaard is anxious to get to Kansas City. On the heels of this week’s retaliation controversy, the New York Mets right-hander appeared to stir the pot with a seemingly cryptic message ahead of the season-opening World Series rematch against the Royals: When you realize you just had your last spring outing before regular season […]

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10 bold predictions for the 2016 season
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We’re less than one week away from the start of another season, and the anticipation has us baseball types debating what headlines will define the 2016 campaign. From hardware to hardship, and everything in between, our editors put on their prognosticator hats and drummed up 10 bold predictions for the upcoming season: 1. Rangers win […]

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Brewers' Smith opts against knee surgery for now
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Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith has decided against surgery for the time being, announcing Tuesday he'll try to heal the torn lateral collateral ligament in his right knee through rest and rehab, reports MLB.com's Adam McCalvy. Smith, who tore his LCL last week while taking off his shoe, decided after being examined Tuesday by team […]

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VIDEO: Kawasaki's 3-run HR caps roller coaster day
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Your browser does not support iframes. One day, fans will call it the “Kawasaki hat trick.” Munenori Kawasaki, who became a fan favorite over his last several seasons in Toronto, added another page to his growing legend during the eighth inning of Tuesday's exhibition game, drilling a three-run homer just hours after the Chicago Cubs […]

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Rangers acquire catcher Bryan Holaday from Tigers
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The Texas Rangers secured the catching depth they’ve been seeking Tuesday, acquiring Bryan Holaday from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for catcher Bobby Wilson and right-hander Myles Jaye, the teams announced. Holaday, 28, appeared in 24 games for the Tigers last season, slashing .281/.292/.453 with two homers over 65 plate appearances. Selected by Detroit in […]

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