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Rangers checked on Cashner, still seek pitching
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General manager Jon Daniels reinforced that on Friday, when he said the Rangers did try to sign free-agent pitcher Andrew Cashner before he accepted a two-year deal with the Orioles.

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Cashner adds steady veteran presence to staff
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While he wasn’t on the field, the buzz on Friday morning was all about new Orioles pitcher Andrew Cashner, who inked a two-year, $16 million deal that includes an option for 2020 and gives Baltimore a long-awaited rotation option.

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Left-handed hitter, pitching depth atop wish list
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The Orioles may have just begun their offseason shopping. On the heels of Thursday’s acquisition of starting pitcher Andrew Cashner, executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Friday that he’s still looking for pitching and a left-handed hitter to add to camp.

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New Indians pitching coach keeping status quo
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Carl Willis is not coming to camp with plans of making any drastic changes to the approach of the Indians’ pitchers. For the most part, Cleveland’s new pitching coach is inheriting a veteran staff, so the primary goal is to keep the group’s collective success rolling.

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Re-energized Kluber ready to turn the page
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The exact details behind what was ailing Corey Kluber in the American League Division Series remain unknown. Four months later, the ace of the Indians’ staff stood in front of his locker and offered the same brief summation that he uttered after Cleveland’s final loss of last season.

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2018 Cleveland Indians' over/under at 94 1/2 victories — do you agree? DMan's World
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CLEVELAND, Ohio — As MLB spring training opens, noted sports book Bovada puts the Cleveland Indians' victory over/under at 94 1/2 — tied for the third-highest number in MLB. (Where this post is concerned: Entertainment purposes only.) Bovada puts the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers at 96

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Washington Nationals' Shawn Kelley hoping to get back to 2016 form after disappointing 2017 campaign…
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Asked about the possibility of further bullpen additions in a January 31st interview on MLB Network Radio, Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo told Sirius/XM hosts Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette he thought the Nats' bullpen was solid as is, and if righties Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover are able

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Astros manager A.J. Hinch on Gerrit Cole: 'He doesn't need to be fixed'
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Gerrit Cole has possibly the best arsenal in MLB with a fastball in the upper 90s and three more pitches many scouts grade as above average. Despite all of the tools in his toolbag though, the talk around Cole this offseason is how to fix the former NL Cy Young candidate after the worst season […]

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Yankees prospect Estrada recovering after being shot in January
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A New York Yankees prospect is recovering in training camp after suffering a gunshot wound to his right hip in late January. Thairo Estrada was shot in Venezuela during an attempted robbery, but is doing well. Manager Aaron Boone told reporters the team hopes the 21-year-old will be able to play through the season, according […]

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Volquez lands 2-year minor-league deal with Rangers
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Edinson Volquez, the veteran right-hander now seven months removed from Tommy John surgery, will try to resurrect his career the same place it started. Volquez, who was released by the Miami Marlins earlier this winter, agreed Friday to a two-year minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers, a team spokesperson announced. The deal will allow him […]

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Cubs' Lester shocked by slow free-agent market: 'It's just alarming'
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Like many around the baseball world, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester is flummoxed by the number of top-level players who remain unsigned. It would be different if the market was flooded with fringe players, but there are several former All-Stars available. Lester doesn’t see it as an ideal trend. “I don’t know behind closed […]

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Castillo primed to build on electrifying debut
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There are several young Reds pitchers coming off their rookie seasons who are vying for jobs in the rotation and bullpen. Right-hander Luis Castillo, 25, doesn’t have that pressure or worry despite a resume of just 15 big league starts.

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