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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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Tulo could miss start of spring with bone spur
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The Blue Jays intend to take a “conservative” approach with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki because of a chronic condition in his right heel that has resulted in a “flared up” bone spur.

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Report: MLB could impose pace-of-play rules if no progress made next week
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While there was never a set date for the completion of pace-of-play discussions between Major League Baseball and the union, a report surfaced Wednesday suggesting the league was expecting to have negotiations wrapped up by now. But as talks continue into next week, the commissioner’s office may impose new rules unilaterally if no progress is […]

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Stanek could add major heat to bullpen
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Nobody knows what the Rays’ bullpen will look like at this juncture of Spring Training, but there’s a good bet that Ryne Stanek will be a part of the final group.

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Grandal, Barnes could platoon behind plate
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On the day Dodgers pitchers and catchers reported, manager Dave Roberts implied that Yasmani Grandal hasn’t lost his starting backstop job to Austin Barnes in 2018, even though he did last postseason. It sounds like a platoon.

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Mariners' 4th outfield spot could see competition
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Among the questions facing the Mariners as they prepare to open Spring Training this week will be the health of outfielder Guillermo Heredia. And, in turn, should Heredia not be ready to start the season as he recovers from shoulder surgery, who steps up to fill the role of fourth outfielder on a team that […]

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Late addition could help finalize Cubs' roster
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The Chicago Cubs’ Opening Day roster appears set, but the defending NL Central champs have a few questions left to be answered.

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Prospects could fill void in Yankees' infield
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Spring Training is more entertaining with legitimate battles taking place, and that projects to be the case in Yankees camp, where manager Aaron Boone’s depth chart features question marks at a pair of infield spots.

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Inbox: What remaining moves could Nats make?
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Nationals beat writer Jamal Collier answers fan questions about trades, injuries, the pitching staff and more.

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Inbox: Which Braves could impress at camp?
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Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers questions from Braves fans

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If Acuna excels, Braves could accelerate path
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It seems whenever Braves manager Brian Snitker has been asked about Ronald Acuna, he has hearkened back to around this time last year, when he was telling the team’s player development staff that it better not have the teenage outfielder serve as a roster addition for Grapefruit League games if it didn’t truly want him […]

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Defending champs could be even better in '18
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It’s been nearly 20 years since a team won back-to-back World Series titles. The Astros are looking to end that drought.

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