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McCarthy looks to bounce back with Braves
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Brandon McCarthy has not yet reached the point of his career where he is willing to simply be considered a mentor. But he’s certainly more than willing to use his experience to help guide the young pitchers who will join him in Atlanta’s rotation this season.

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Scioscia: Ohtani will 'get the most looks as a pitcher'
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Shohei Ohtani may be the big-ticket item in Los Angeles Angels camp even with the presence of Mike Trout, the best baseball player on the planet. Part of the intrigue surrounding the two-way Japanese phenom has been built around how the Angels plan on using him. Manager Mike Scioscia confirmed Tuesday that the team views […]

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Donaldson looks to carry over late '17 success
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The Blue Jays spent the final two months of the 2017 season buried in the depths of the American League Wild Card race. Following back-to-back AL Championship Series appearances, Toronto finished 76-86, nine games out of the second Wild Card berth.

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Zobrist looks to re-establish presence at camp
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Most Cubs fans will want to how see skinny Kyle Schwarber is or watch new closer Brandon Morrow or check out promising pitching prospect Adbert Alzolay this spring. The player to watch may be veteran Ben Zobrist, who is coming off a season he’d rather forget and seems to be a player without a job.

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Senzel looks forward to learning in Reds' camp
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Top Reds prospect Nick Senzel is highly anticipating his first Spring Training in a big league camp. Senzel was already one of the earliest arrivals getting ready, having arrived at the team’s player-development complex in Goodyear, Ariz., a couple of weeks ago.

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Gray enjoys fan interactions, looks ahead to '18
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Rockies pitcher Jon Gray appreciated the warmth Wednesday at the Rockies Dugout Store. It was a change of pace from the cold that he took into the offseason — even though he embraced that feeling as well.

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Anderson looks to build on strong finish to '17
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If the Rockies hope to return to the postseason after making their first appearance since 2009 last season, they will once again be leaning heavily on a youthful rotation.

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McCullers looks to renew changeup in spring
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All-Star pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. said Saturday during the Astros’ annual FanFest at Minute Maid Park that getting his changeup back to form will be one of his goals when Spring Training starts next month.

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O's bullpen looks to step up with Britton out
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The bullpen, the Orioles’ strength in recent years, will have to absorb the big loss of closer Zach Britton. Britton is expected to be out for at least the first few months of the season due to a ruptured right Achilles tendon, which creates a ripple effect, moving Brad Brach to closer and Mychal Givens […]

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How Royals' 2018 starting lineup looks today
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Amid much uncertainty, this is what the Royals’ 2018 starting lineup might look like if the season started today.

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Backstop Hedges looks to raise bar in 2018
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The Padres handed the keys to Austin Hedges behind the plate in 2017. Offensively, there appears to be work left to do. But defensively, he starred.

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Bundy flashed potential in '17, looks to build
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Much of the Orioles’ offseason shopping revolves around upgrading the starting rotation. And while the O’s have good reason to seek those upgrades, with just two spots secured entering Spring Training, what was often overshadowed by the rest of the rotation was the year Dylan Bundy had.

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