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Giants' Duffy: 'It's human' to think about potential sophomore slump
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When the 2015 season began, Matt Duffy was perhaps the most anonymous player on the San Francisco Giants‘ 25-man roster, an unheralded 24-year-old infielder with 34 games of MLB experience. By early May, Duffy had supplanted Casey McGehee as the club’s everyday third baseman. He was hitting third, in front of three-time All-Star and former […]

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Klentak 'very pleased' with results in first months as Phillies GM
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When Matt Klentak took over as general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies in late October, he inherited the unenviable task of rebuilding an organization ravaged by years of mismanagement. Klentak’s nascent efforts won’t necessarily produce on-field value for the Phillies in 2016, but the 34-year-old is still quite happy with what he and his lieutenants […]

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Dodgers' Gonzalez training at Pacquiao's gym to stay in shape
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Marvin Somodio, who has worked with the likes of Manny Pacquiao and James Toney at Hollywood’s famous Wild Card Boxing Club, recently began his second straight winter of training with a promising pupil, albeit one who does more damage in the batter’s box than in the ring: Adrian Gonzalez. Gonzalez, who's poised to make his […]

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Orioles' Kim feels 'pressure' not to ruin groundwork laid by countryman Kang
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As just the third position player from the Korea Baseball Organization to land an MLB contract, Hyun Soo Kim admitted to feeling some pressure after watching fellow countryman (and trailblazer) Jung-ho Kang enjoy such a strong rookie season with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015. “I am proud of having signed a major league deal as […]

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Gibbons: Blue Jays are 'going to be better' in 2016
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A few months ago, the Blue Jays snapped more than two decades of frustration for Toronto's long-suffering fan base by clinching the franchise's first postseason berth since Joe Carter's iconic blast ended the 1993 World Series. And, according to manager John Gibbons, the 2016 edition of the Blue Jays are going to be even better […]

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PHOTO: Syndergaard family sports 'Big Sexy' shirts for Christmas festivities
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The holiday season is the best time to tell people how you feel, right? Nobody appreciates that more than New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard, it seems. The 23-year-old made his affection for teammate Bartolo Colon widely known on Christmas Day by outfitting his entire family with T-shirts sporting the 42-year-old's smiling face. Merry Christmas […]

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Report: Yankees sign Vinnie Pestano to minor-league deal
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After stumbling through a brutal 2015 campaign with the Los Angeles Angels, veteran reliever Vinnie Pestano will reportedly attempt to resuscitate his career in the Bronx, agreeing to a minor-league deal with the New York Yankees, according to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy. Pestano, who turns 31 in February, was once among the American League's more […]

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The 25 best MLB player tweets of 2015
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It’s been a great year for baseball. The Kansas City Royals won their first World Series in 30 years, the trade deadline allowed superstars like David Price and Yoenis Cespedes to re-energize baseball communities, and social media was abuzz with players interacting online like never before. We compiled some of their social media highlights with […]

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'The night before Christmas' in MLB
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If there’s one thing we learned this baseball year, it’s to expect the unexpected. With several big-name free agents remaining, and a National League arms race in full effect, one wonders if the wheeling and dealing will even break for Christmas. As the league settles in for the holidays, here’s a MLB-inspired rendition of a […]

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Report: Nationals agree to 3-year deal with Daniel Murphy
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Former New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is staying in the NL East, as he has agreed to a three-year contract with the Washington Nationals, a club source told Jim Bowden of ESPN. The deal is worth $37.5 million, a source told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, and is pending a physical. The Nationals […]

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Report: Astros agree to deal with Cuban hurler Sierra
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Carlos Sierra, the 21-year-old right-hander who pitched in Spain's top baseball league this past summer after leaving his native Cuba, has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Houston Astros, according to MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez. Terms of the deal are not yet known, however, and Sierra – who left the island legally, without having to […]

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Marlins president: 'There is no rift' with Jose Fernandez
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Miami Marlins president David Samson attempted last week to dispel reports suggesting tension between his club’s front office and right-hander Jose Fernandez, whose name has surfaced in trade rumors since the offseason began. “There is no rift with Jose,” Samson told MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro. “He wasn’t available for trade, but people still came to us, […]

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