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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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Dominant Lynn embracing role as Cards' horse
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he only thing that stopped Cardinals starter Lance Lynn’s masterful performance on Saturday in San Francisco was his middle finger.

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Moncada embracing excitement of callup
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Yoan Moncada, the top prospect in baseball, according to MLBPipeline.com, made his White Sox debut in Wednesday’s game against the Dodgers.

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Norris embracing stint as Angels' closer
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On Saturday, Angels right-hander Bud Norris picked up his first career save after nine seasons in the Majors. Since then, he’s racked up three more, with his latest save coming in the Angels’ 2-1 win over the A’s on Thursday night at Angel Stadium.

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Astros' McCullers embracing change
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It’s nearly as common a Spring Training refrain as the ubiquitous “best shape of my life,” though it usually starts being uttered a couple of weeks later.

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Black embracing move to Rocky Mountains
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Rockies manager Bud Black glanced across Coors Field at the visitors’ dugout and smiled. The uniforms on the Padres looked familiar. Not much else, did, however.

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Bryant appreciates Las Vegas embracing Cubs
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The Cubs’ two games in Las Vegas are a homecoming for Kris Bryant, who grew up here. The reigning National League Most Valuable Player said he’s noticed a lot more Cubs caps in town since they won the World Series.

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Servais embracing IBB, replay rule changes
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Major League Baseball continued tweaking its rules this year with some minor changes intended to pick up the pace of the game. Mariners manager Scott Servais, for one, has no issues with that push even if it means he might be under pressure to make quicker decisions on replay requests.

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Out on a Tim: Mets embracing Tebowmania
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Once Grapefruit League games begin, crowds at the Mets’ Spring Training back fields tend to dwindle, as the organization’s biggest stars limit their time to the main stadium. That will change at least temporarily on Monday, when Tim Tebow rolls into Port St. Lucie, Fla., for his first official day of Spring Training.

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Seasoned Votto embracing new wave of players
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A former MVP, one of the game’s best hitters and at 33 years old, Reds first baseman Joey Votto is one of the club’s longest-tenured players. Votto realizes that might prompt a fleet of younger, newer teammates to feel like they need to give him deferential treatment. Votto doesn’t want that.

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Gennett embracing transition into utility role
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Scooter Gennett’s conversion to utility man will include some Spring Training work in the outfield, manager Craig Counsell said during Sunday’s “Brewers On Deck” event. Gennett suggested he was eager for the challenge.

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