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Gordon back to baseball after father's funeral
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Royals left fielder Alex Gordon arrived in camp on Monday afternoon, a day after attending his father’s funeral in Nebraska. Gordon’s father, Michael, died at the age of 63 last week.

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Donaldson expects to hit free agency after 2018
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Extension talks between the Toronto Blue Jays and third baseman Josh Donaldson haven’t gained much traction, and the three-time All-Star said Monday he expects to hit the open market when his contract expires following the 2018 campaign. “(General manager) Ross (Atkins) and I and my agent have talked and we’re just not there right now,” […]

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Report: Red Sox unlikely to trade Bradley after signing Martinez
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While J.D. Martinez reportedly finally agreed to terms with the Boston Red Sox, it doesn't look like he'll be getting meaningful playing time as an outfielder. The Red Sox aren't likely to trade center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. after signing Martinez to a five-year, $110-million contract, sources told Jon Morosi of MLB Network. While moving […]

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Nunez returns to Red Sox after signing deal
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After coming to the team at the 2017 Trade Deadline, Eduardo Nunez is headed back to the Red Sox in 2018 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 to centralize all of Baseball’s Internet operations […]

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Altuve striving for perfection after MVP, WS
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One by one, Jose Altuve’s teammates were asked about his impact on the Astros, prompting glowing responses from every corner of the clubhouse. It’s easy to measure Altuve’s influence by looking at his gaudy numbers, but his importance is better defined by what his peers think about him.

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Cubs' Rizzo supports students who spoke out after shooting
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The baseball season is nearing and training camps are underway, but Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo‘s mind is also on his former high school: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Rizzo spoke to reporters Monday about the mass shooting that took place at the school Wednesday. And while he didn't specifically call […]

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Francona returns to Indians camp after death of his father
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Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona rejoined the team at spring training in Arizona Sunday following the recent death of his father, reports The Associated Press. John "Tito" Francona died unexpectedly on Tuesday. He was 84. Terry Francona, who was spending time with his family in Pennsylvania, had been away from the Indians since Thursday and […]

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Pirates' Diaz felt 'overwhelming' joy after mother's rescue
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Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz came to spring training only days after his mother was rescued from kidnappers in his native Venezuela. Speaking with reporters, the 27-year-old Diaz said his mother, Ana Isabel Soto, is doing much better and that he felt incredible joy when he received news of her rescue. “When I did find […]

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Report: Padres' Renfroe drawing trade interest after Hosmer signing
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The San Diego Padres reportedly made a gigantic commitment to first baseman Eric Hosmer on Saturday, and that could mean an end to outfielder Hunter Renfroe's tenure with the organization. After the Padres signed Hosmer to a reported eight-year deal, trade interest in Renfroe has picked up, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi, who names […]

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Francona rejoins Indians in camp after death of his father
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) On his first day back at spring training after his dad’s funeral, Terry Francona seemed to exhale when the questions eventually turned to baseball.

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Diaz feels 'reborn' in camp after mom's rescue
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Pirates catcher Elias Diaz reported to Spring Training on Sunday morning, smiling as usual inside the Pirate City clubhouse, with some good news to share. His mother, Ana Isabel Soto, is “doing a lot better” after she was kidnapped and rescued in Venezuela, Diaz said.

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Duffy starts anew after 'gamut of life' in '17
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ESPN News Services SURPRISE, Ariz. — Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy had a tumultuous 2017 on and off the field that included a DUI arrest and wildfires, but the left-hander is ready to start fresh. "The gamut of life," Duffy said. "Anything there is in life, I was pretty much

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