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Cash: Rays to start season with 4-man rotation
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Kevin Cash told reporters on Sunday that the team will go with a four-man rotation at the start of the season.

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Swanson ready to put tough season behind him
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BRAVES NEWS Dansby Swanson tells MLB.com's Mark Bowman that he has put last year's struggles behind him and he is focused on proving that he can live up to the expectations that he is the Braves' shortstop of the future. Tim Hudson has served as a special instructor for spring training during

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Rankings and ADP: Breakouts from same model that nailed Scooter Gennett’s huge season
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SportsLine simulated the entire MLB season 10,000 times and identified must-draft breakout players

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MLB commissioner Manfred says changes to pace of play are coming this season
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There had been discussions about tabling some changes until 2019

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2018 MLB Season Win Totals Predictions from Vegas
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2018 MLB Season Win Totals Predictions from Vegas: Direct from Las Vegas, WagerTalk.com TV host Marco D’Angelo @MarcoInVegas, Ralph Michaels @CalSportsLV and Bryan Leonard @BLeonardSports look at the 2018 MLB Regular Season Win Totals from CG Technology and The South Point Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas and give out there picks and predictions for the upcoming baseball season. […]

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Perez eager to avoid opening season on DL
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Rangers pitcher Martin Perez threw a bullpen session on Tuesday, the fourth one he has thrown in his preparation for Spring Training.

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Familia likely to open season as Mets' closer
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While Mets manager Mickey Callaway has said frequently over the past two months that the Mets will use a bullpen by committee, deploying relievers “when it makes sense” based on matchups, pitching coach Dave Eiland clarified Wednesday that Jeurys Familia will likely open this season as the nominal closer.

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Keuchel says no negotiations once season starts
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Dallas Keuchel, who’s set to become a free agent at the end of the 2018 season, said Wednesday he won’t negotiate with the Astros during the regular season. That means the club would have to try to sign Keuchel this spring or risk watching him hit the open market.

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Velasquez embracing make-or-break season
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If the Phillies truly plan to shock people, if they really truly believe they have a shot to compete for a spot in the postseason, Vince Velasquez will need to fulfill the potential that made him the most coveted piece in the Ken Giles trade with Houston in December 2015.

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A’s Catcher Bruce Maxwell Won’t Kneel for National Anthem This Season
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Bruce Maxwell was the first MLB player to kneel during the national anthem but won’t continue the protest. 

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MLB season full of big storylines
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Buster Olney ponders over some of Major League Baseball's biggest questions heading into the 2018 season.

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Athletics' Maxwell says he won't kneel during anthem this season
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Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell, who became the first Major League Baseball player to take a knee during the national anthem last September, announced Tuesday that he will stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the coming season. Maxwell – who comes from a military family – expanded upon his decision to stop kneeling in a […]

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