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Angels' Ramirez passes another test in recovery
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Angels right-hander JC Ramirez threw two simulated innings of live batting practice on Tuesday, marking the first time he’s faced hitters since suffering an elbow injury in August.

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Spring Boone's 1st test (news conf., noon ET)
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Though he hit one of the most memorable home runs in franchise postseason history, this week will mark Aaron Boone’s first time setting foot into the Yankees’ clubhouse at George M. Steinbrenner Field, when he does so as the manager of a squad expected to play deep into October.

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Marlins ready to field test remade roster in camp
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Building up the organization’s talent pool will be an ongoing process for the Marlins. But beginning this week, the attention will also turn to playing.

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Nats catcher Read suspended 80 games for positive drug test
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NEW YORK (AP) Washington catcher Raudy Read has been suspended for the first 80 games of the season following a positive test for Boldenone under Major League Baseball’s drug-testing program.

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Gordon eager to test 'new' approach at plate
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Royals left fielder Alex Gordon makes no excuses for 2017, which was his worst full offensive season as a Major Leaguer.

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Thoughts on Jonathan Singleton, suspended 100 games for his third positive drug test
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Astros first baseman Jonathan Singleton was suspended 100 games Tuesday for his third positive test for a drug abuse. It's the second suspension of his career, as he was suspended for the first 50 games of the 2013 season after testing positive for marijuana. Today's news warrants a look back

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Report: Nationals firmly believe Harper will test free agency
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The Washington Nationals‘ biggest star is apparently going to try his hand at free agency. After meeting with Bryce Harper and his agent Scott Boras in November, the Nationals are realistic and firmly believe the 25-year-old will test the free-agent waters at the end of the 2018 season, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. […]

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Prepping for October, Miller passes key test
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In a burst of six pitches, Andrew Miller looked like himself again. That was arguably the most important takeaway from Thursday afternoon at Angel Stadium, where the Indians continued their march to the postseason with yet another victory in this remarkable run.

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Fulmer faces test against AL West champs
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Looking to take another step toward home-field advantage in the postseason, the AL West-champion Astros turn to ace Dallas Keuchel in Thursday night’s series finale at Minute Maid Park against the White Sox, who counter with rookie Carson Fulmer.

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It's gut-check time as Cubs face stiff test
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They’ve been tested before, of course. You don’t end a 108-year championship drought without playing well when it matters the most.

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Newcomb faces tough test on road vs. Cubs
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When the Cubs completed a three-game sweep against the Braves in mid-July in Atlanta, they stood 1 1/2 games back of the National League Central lead behind the surprising Milwaukee Brewers.

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Correa ready to test thumb at Triple-A
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The Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies will undergo an Astros invasion this week, with five players on the disabled list scheduled to embark on rehab assignments, beginning with All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa on Thursday.

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