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Bailey hopes healthy spring brings return to form
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Reds pitcher Homer Bailey is not getting ahead of himself. Bailey, a veteran of two no-hitters but three elbow surgeries, felt good throughout the offseason and rolled into Spring Training healthy. It’s something Bailey doesn’t take for granted.

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Faedo hopes to make most of spring invite
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Eight months ago, Alex Faedo was pitching in the College World Series. Now, he’s at big league camp with the Tigers.

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Peavy hopes to resume MLB career after slew of personal troubles
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Jake Peavy doesn’t appear ready to retire from his playing career just yet, even after dealing with a number of personal problems, including a scheme that robbed him of between $15 million and $20 million, and a divorce from his high school sweetheart. The pitcher is expecting to hold a showcase for big-league scouts sometime […]

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Jeter says he's still a Yankees fan, hopes to build sustainable winner with Marlins
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Jeter sat down for an interview with CBS Evening News With Jeff Glor

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Tauchman hopes to continue ascent this spring
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Mike Tauchman, 27, a left-handed hitter who plays all three outfield positions, will enter Rockies Spring Training hoping to use his newfound power to try to earn a bigger slice of playing time.

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Hammel hopes change in routine leads to big '18
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Royals right-hander Jason Hammel looks back at his 2017 performance with a sense of frustration, as well as a commitment to change. Hammel, appearing at the team’s Fan Fest in downtown Kansas City, said he took a little bit longer this offseason to rest his arm. He also changed his diet.

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Uncertainty clouds Wright's comeback hopes
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The reality is that David Wright does not know if he will ever be a productive Major League Baseball player again. He does not know when, or if, he will next see the field. He does not know what his future holds, if there is even any future left for him as the Mets’ third […]

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Indians' Miller hopes pace-of-play talks don't turn into 'ugly showdown'
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Tensions between Major League Baseball and the MLBPA over proposed pace-of-play rule changes only look to intensify after the players rejected the league’s recent proposal. The players aren’t inherently against speeding up the game, but they are opposed to the way the league is going about the potential changes, Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller told […]

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Miller hopes no 'big fight' over pace of play
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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com senior writer Author of "License to Deal" Former Denver Post national baseball writer Follow on Twitter Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller, a prominent voice in the Major League Baseball Players Association, said he hopes that MLB's

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Indians' Andrew Miller hopes to avoid 'big fight' over pace-of-play plans
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Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller, a prominent voice in the Major League Baseball Players Association, said he hopes that MLB's plan to introduce a pitch clock in 2018 doesn't lead to a "big fight or some sort of ugly showdown,'' even though players are overwhelmingly opposed

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Rock-paper-scissors star Flaherty hopes to be Cards' rock someday
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Some might've thought the pitcher would go with two fingers, but in the big moment, Jack Flaherty went with what got him there. “I went rock – he went paper. He got me,” said the Cards' Flaherty, who lost in the final round of the rock-paper-scissors tournament at the MLB Rookie Career Development

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SF hopes tweaks to core can muster '18 magic
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The Giants possess just enough holdovers from their championship seasons to enable them to approach 2018 with at least a modicum of optimism. That outlook will further brighten if San Francisco adds a proven hitter or two while making prescribed upgrades in the outfield and at third base.

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