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Quality arms to vie for rotation roles at Tribe ST
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There has been little movement with the Indians’ roster this offseason, but there is hardly a shortage of storylines this spring. When the Tribe’s pitchers and catchers hold their first official workout on Feb. 16, though, arguably the most exciting narrative will be the rotation race.

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Blue Jays name Mordecai quality control coach
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Longtime Blue Jays Minor League instructor Mike Mordecai received a long-awaited promotion to the big league club when he was named Toronto’s new quality control coach on Wednesday.

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Pirates have pieces for quality bullpen
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Two years ago, the Pirates employed the Majors’ most effective bullpen. The group, led by Mark Melancon, Tony Watson and Jared Hughes, quietly posted a 2.67 ERA, the best in the big leagues in 2015.

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Gonzalez posts quality start, but Rangers fall
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The A’s continued their recent mastery against the Rangers with a 4-1 victory in the opener of a four-game, season-ending series at Globe Life Park on Thursday night. Texas lost its seventh game in a row.

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Giolito aiming for 4th quality start in 5 tries
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The White Sox head to Houston to begin the final leg of their three-city, 10-game road trip to face the Astros, who recently clinched the American League West. After a 7-1 win over Seattle on Sunday, Houston will send Collin McHugh to the mound Tuesday at Minute Maid Park with a division title under his […]

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Young lineup backs Roark's quality start
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After the Nationals dropped the first two games of the series, manager Dusty Baker decided to give many of his regular position players a day off in order to recharge. So Baker turned to a lineup filled with his team’s young talent, which provided a spark in the Nationals’ 5-2 victory on Thursday night against […]

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Richard looking for another quality start
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San Diego will travel to Colorado on Friday for the penultimate series between the two this season. Padres left-hander Clayton Richard will square off against Rockies righty Tyler Chatwood.

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Lopez aiming for 4th quality start in 5 tries
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The Royals open a must-win series against the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium on Monday at 7:15 p.m. as right-hander Jason Hammel (8-10, 4.73 ERA) takes the mound and is opposed by right-hander Reynoldo Lopez (0-3, 4.84 ERA).

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Happ goes for third straight quality start
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Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez is working through one of the most difficult seasons of his career, but has an opportunity to finish strong, beginning Sunday afternoon in Toronto against J.A. Happ and the Blue Jays.

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Montero seeks 3rd straight quality start in finale
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Nearly one month after taking a Luke Voit line drive off his head, Robbie Ray will return from the disabled list on Thursday to face the Mets at Citi Field. Rafael Montero will take his turn in the rotation for New York.

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Lynn looks for ninth straight quality start
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The Padres and Cardinals open a three-game series at Busch Stadium on Tuesday following an off-day for both teams. Clayton Richard will take the mound for San Diego and face off against Lance Lynn.

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Gonzalez seeks another quality start in finale
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A.J. Griffin will make his fourth start since returning from the disabled list, and the Rangers look to cap off a 10-game homestand on a high note as they host the White Sox on Sunday for the series finale at Globe Life Park. Miguel Gonzalez will oppose him.

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