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Reynolds discusses free agency in Q&A
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Free-agent first baseman Mark Reynolds, who hit .267 with 30 home runs and 97 RBIs for the Rockies in 2017, spoke to MLB.com about his free agent status from his home in Virginia on Friday.

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Young shortstop Tatis 'knocking at the door'
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There have been no shortage of expectations heaped upon 19-year-old Fernando Tatis Jr. in the past year. According to MLB Pipeline, he’s the No. 8 prospect in baseball, the second-ranked shortstop and among the top Padres prospects.

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Hoffman imparts wisdom to Padres' relievers
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On the daily schedule board in the far corner of the Padres clubhouse, there’s a list of each day’s activities organized into groups. Beneath the scheduled bullpen sessions and workout plans, a short 20-minute segment is blocked off for a handful of relievers. “Trevor Time,” the caption says.

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Humidor effects could boost Ray to star status
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Robbie Ray had a fantastic season in 2017, despite allowing the highest hard-hit rate of any starter. With a humidor coming to Arizona in 2018, how much could he be helped?

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Dodgers' Wood back on hill after ankle X-rays
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Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood threw off a mound on Friday after having X-rays taken of a slight ankle sprain, and rookie Walker Buehler returned to action after undergoing medical tests a day earlier.

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D-backs to celebrate 20th anniversary in 2018
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The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks, @LosDbacks) will celebrate their 20th anniversary all season long with a series of events and online opportunities that will allow fans to look back at the franchise’s first 20 years while focusing on the next generation of fans and players. An online vote to determine the D-backs All-Time Team launched today […]

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Rusin embracing versatile role in 'pen
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The Rockies left-hander has found his place as a relief pitcher who can be called upon regardless of the situation.

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Tapia bulks up, maintains speed
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Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia added some muscle this offseason, but says it hasn’t come at the expense of his impressive speed.

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Dodgers to raise funds for Parkinson's disease
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The Dodgers will mark the 30th anniversary of the 1988 World Series championship Opening Week by partnering with World Series hero Kirk Gibson in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.

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Family friend taught Blach how to throw lefty
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Anytime someone insists that left-handers are born, not made, invoke the saga of Ty Blach. The Giants’ lefty is a natural righty. He does everything right-handed — eating, playing golf, swinging a bat and throwing a football. Everything, that is, except pitch.

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Bochy: 'We're looking for these guys to step up'
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Hector Sanchez said on Thursday that two other teams expressed interest in him as a Minor League free-agent acquisition. Once the Giants contacted him, however, any discussion ended regarding which club he might select.

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Wood, Buehler miss workout with minor issues
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Dodgers pitchers Alex Wood and Walker Buehler missed Thursday’s workouts with health issues the team believes are minor.

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