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Padres officially sign Hosmer to 8-year, $144M contract
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The San Diego Padres announced they have officially added first baseman Eric Hosmer on an eight-year deal worth $144 million, which includes an opt-out following the fifth season. “We’re truly excited to have Eric as part of the Padres organization,” general manager A.J. Preller stated in the team’s press release Monday. “His resume speaks for […]

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MLB Hot Stove: Red Sox, J.D. Martinez agree to reported five-year, $110M deal
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The free-agent slugger will join the Red Sox after all

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Check out the top 10 relief pitchers in MLB right now
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Take a look at the Top 10 relief pitchers in baseball right now according to the MLB Network Shredder, including notable names like Kenley Jansen and Aroldis Chapman Check out http://MLB.com/video for more! About MLB.com: Former Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on January 19, 2000, that the 30 Major League Club owners voted unanimously […]

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Bucs host diversity event in honor of Roberts
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Earlier this month, the Pirates gave a select group of students from colleges in the Pittsburgh area an opportunity to gain insight into professional baseball and interact with the team’s hiring managers at a function called “Curt Roberts: Step Up to the Plate.”

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Darryl and Doc took NYC, MLB by storm
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For much of the 1980s, the Mets featured one of the most feared hitters and most dominant pitchers in the game. Fresh off a run of seven consecutive losing seasons, New York returned to contention with the emergence of two young phenoms — outfielder Darryl Strawberry and pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden, players whose careers will […]

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Eager for ABs, Flores taking reps in outfield
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About a week ago, Mets manager Mickey Callaway asked Wilmer Flores if he would mind taking reps in the outfield this spring. Flores wasn’t particularly surprised. A natural shortstop whom the Mets have asked to play, at various times, every infield position on the diamond, Flores has kept an outfielder’s glove in his locker for […]

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Brinson visits Parkland students in hospital
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The day before the Marlins started full-squad workouts, outfielder Lewis Brinson had more than baseball on his mind. The 23-year-old made a trip to a local hospital to visit two students being treated for injuries sustained in last week’s shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

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Giants in high spirits at first full workout
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Almost midway through their calisthenics before Monday’s opening full-squad workout, the Giants suddenly broke into rhythmic clapping. As left fielder Hunter Pence revealed, the moment was indeed planned. But the feeling behind it was spontaneous. It also was welcome, coming from a team that made little noise last year.

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Watson open to any role in Giants bullpen
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Giants reliever Tony Watson is ready for anything. “Whatever the game dictates,” he said in the Giants’ clubhouse at Scottsdale Stadium on Monday, when the team officially announced his two-year deal with an option for a third season.

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Ricketts eyes Series return as Cubs open camp
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Even though the Cubs won their division and reached the National League Championship Series last season, chairman Tom Ricketts said he enjoyed the 2016 season more than last year. Cubs fans can understand why, since the team ended a 108-year drought in ’16 by winning the World Series. What about this year?

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Rizzo reflects on somber trip home
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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said it was important for him to go home to Parkland, Fla., to be with family and neighbors after the horrific shooting at his high school last week in which 17 people were killed.

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Let's paint, too? Maddon unveils more Cubs art
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Manager Joe Maddon added to his Cubs-inspired art collection on Monday, revealing a painting of Mona Lisa wearing eye black, batting gloves and holding a bat, and another of Albert Einstein donning a jersey that says “Skip” and popping out of a box.

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