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On fast track, Alzolay attends rookie program
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Adbert Alzolay had a chance to extend his season by pitching in the Arizona Fall League last year. This month, the Cubs’ pitching prospect took another step toward the big leagues by participating in Major League Baseball’s Rookie Career Development Program. He got a little help from former Cubs prospect Gleyber Torres.

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Oaks begins Royals career at rookie program
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Trevor Oaks was traded Thursday night to the Royals as part of a three-team deal, ending a four-year stint in the Dodgers’ organization just as he was on the cusp of the big leagues.

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Guerrero, Bichette to take part in rookie program
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette will get their first taste of life in Toronto when the Blue Jays host their annual rookie development program at Rogers Centre later this month.

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Olson looks to build on impressive rookie year
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The multipart Around the Horn series, which features a position-by-position look at Oakland’s projected starters and backup options heading into the season, begins at first base.

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76ers rookie Markelle Fultz free of shoulder soreness; to be reevaluated in three weeks
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Finally some good news in relation to Markelle Fultz’s injury. Could he make a return to the team soon?

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Ranking the Best Rookie Seasons Among Japanese Players to Join MLB
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These are the best rookie seasons among players who left Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball to play stateside.

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Rockies' rookie arms dazzle on Statcast in '17
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After a closer look at 10 position players who made a strong first impression on Statcast in their debut seasons, it’s time to do the same for rookie pitchers.

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Wednesday's MLB: Machado named Tigers rookie of the year
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Tigers infielder Dixon Machado was named the Tigers Rookie of the Year by Detroit Sports Media Wednesday. Machado played in 73 games, hitting .259 with 17 runs scored, five doubles, a triple, one home run and 11 RBIs. His first career home run came on July 6 against the Giants. Originally signed as a

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Machado voted Tigers Rookie of the Year
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Infielder Dixon Machado spent his first full season in the big leagues as a Tiger without a position. That did not prevent him from making enough of an impact to be named Tigers Rookie of the Year by members of Detroit Sports Media.

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Jackie Robinson's rookie jersey fetches over $2M at auction
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One of the rarest pieces of Jackie Robinson memorabilia was sold for a handsome sum earlier this week. Robinson's jersey that he wore during his historic 1947 debut season while breaking baseball's color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers was sold by Heritage Auctions for $2.05 million, according to The Associated Press. That price represents a […]

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Here are the eight other Yankees in addition to Aaron Judge who have won Rookie of the Year
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Aaron Judge is just the latest Yankee to win Rookie of the Year. Here are the other eight: 1951, Gil McDougald The first Yankee player to win the Rookie of the Year Award, McDougald was also the first rookie in MLB history to hit a grand slam in the World Series. In the Yankees' 1951 […]

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Bell finishes 3rd in NL Rookie of the Year voting
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Pirates first baseman Josh Bell finished third to the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, who was unanimously voted the National League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday. Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong finished second.

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