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Cozart green but embracing challenge at 3rd
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The first time Zack Cozart played third base was Monday. He took grounders at the hot corner again on Sunday morning. Those two sessions encapsulate his career at the position. But it’s where he is slated to play this season after signing a three-year, $38 million deal with the Angels.

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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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Velasquez embracing make-or-break season
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If the Phillies truly plan to shock people, if they really truly believe they have a shot to compete for a spot in the postseason, Vince Velasquez will need to fulfill the potential that made him the most coveted piece in the Ken Giles trade with Houston in December 2015.

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Boone: Hungry Yankees embracing expectations
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The Yankees are expected to make a lot of noise in 2018 after acquiring Giancarlo Stanton in the offseason, and new manager Aaron Boone is welcoming the pressure.

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Dawson embracing return to Cubs
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Hall of Famer Andre Dawson wants to end his baseball career as a member of the Cubs, a possibility that exists now that he’s back in the organization as an ambassador.

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Rangers embracing underdog role in AL West
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The Rangers’ activity this offseason and their tough competition in the AL West has created the perception that Texas is not going to be a serious contender in 2018. “I like it,” second baseman Rougned Odor said. “I like when people say that. That makes us play better and play harder.”

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Yost embracing Royals' rebuilding effort
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You can safely say that Royals manager Ned Yost is fully embracing the team’s rebuilding effort.

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CC embracing Yanks' status as team to beat
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When CC Sabathia commented earlier this month that the Yankees have returned to being baseball’s “hated team,” the veteran left-hander was surprised anyone thought differently. That is the way it has usually been during his career, and how his teammates expect it to be in 2018.

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Relaxed Castellanos embracing leadership role
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Four years have passed since Nicholas Castellanos broke into the big leagues with the Tigers, a highly-touted prospect with Detroit roots. As he talked with reporters at TigerFest on Saturday at Comerica Park, it might be the most comfortable the 25-year-old has seemed in his role here.

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Q&A: Despite injury, Britton embracing holidays
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Orioles closer Zach Britton will try to make the most of his holiday despite some seriously tough luck. Britton, whose name was buzzing in potential trade rumors this Hot Stove season, ruptured his right Achilles on Tuesday night during an offseason workout. But the lefty, a popular fixture in the clubhouse and among the fanbase, […]

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Parrish embracing new role as Class A skipper
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Working with young players for the two-day camp was also maybe a glimpse of Lance Parrish’s next task with the Tigers. After four seasons of managing at Double-A Erie, Tigers player development last month shifted Parrish down the organizational ladder, naming him manager at Class A West Michigan. It was an unexpected move for Parrish, […]

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Yanks embracing backs-to-the-wall mentality
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The temperature at Yankee Stadium felt more like late August than October on Saturday as the American League Division Series presented by Doosan relocated to the Bronx. The temperature around the Yankees, by contrast, had more of an autumn urgency, trying to hold back the chill of the offseason.

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