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Ronald Belisario fractured his left shoulder climbing out of hi…

Ronald Belisario fractured his left shoulder climbing out of his pool

yahoo.com Updated 47 minutes ago
When veteran reliever Ronald Belisario inked a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays this winter, he knew he'd have to earn his way on to the roster following a disappointing 2014 campaign with the Chicago White Sox. In 62 appearances, Belisario pos…
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  • Blue Jays add Dayan Viciedo to replenish outfield depth

    Blue Jays add Dayan Viciedo to replenish outfield depth

    yahoo.com MLB.com 5 hours ago
    Following a freak injury to outfielder Michael Saunders that will keep him sidelined around 5-6 weeks, the Toronto Blue Jays added some depth on Saturday by agreeing to a minor-league contract with veteran Dayan Viciedo. Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal was the…
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  • White Sox Ace Sale Fractures Foot in Freak Accident

    White Sox Ace Sale Fractures Foot in Freak Accident

    Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale suffered a fracture to his right foot while unloading his truck at home and will besidelined for at least three weeks, the team announced on Saturday. The White Sox are still hoping Sale will be their Opening Day starter…
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  • Roundup: Exhibition Games Seen as Possible for Cuba

    Roundup: Exhibition Games Seen as Possible for Cuba

    nytimes.com 6 hours ago
    With a thawing in political relations, discussions have taken place, said Tony Clark, the head of the players association.
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  • Mets hope patience for Juan Lagares turns to leadoff payoff

    Mets hope patience for Juan Lagares turns to leadoff payoff

    nydailynews.com 7 hours ago
    There was a time when Kevin Long made it is his mission to get Robinson Cano to stop chasing pitches out of the strike zone.
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  • Paul Molitor places restrictions on mobile devices in Twins clu…

    Paul Molitor places restrictions on mobile devices in Twins clubhouse

    yahoo.com 8 hours ago
    Baseball clubhouses are no different than the local coffee shop, an airport lobby or the subway train. Wherever large groups of people gather, you're bound to see a high percentage of them messing around on their phones, laptops or other electronic and …
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  • New Dodger Rollins: Mets were No. 2 choice

    New Dodger Rollins: Mets were No. 2 choice

    ESPN.com 8 hours ago
    Jimmy Rollins spent a lot of years with the Philadelphia Phillies antagonizing New York Mets fans with his swagger and competitive spirit. He was among a select group of opposing players that fans in Flushing Meadows most loved to hate.
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  • Welcome back: Stanton already hit by pitch

    Welcome back: Stanton already hit by pitch

    ESPN.com yahoo.com 9 hours ago
    Giancarlo Stanton was plunked in the hip by a Henderson Alvarez fastball during an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday.
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  • Plouffe out with illness as Twins open full-squad workouts

    Plouffe out with illness as Twins open full-squad workouts

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    The Twins began the day with their customary rapid-fire infield drills and saw live batting practice between pitchers and hitters for the first time this spring. Trevor Plouffe, however, was absent from the drills but is expected to return soon.
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  • Bumgarner slated for Giants Cactus League opener

    Bumgarner slated for Giants Cactus League opener

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    Madison Bumgarner, already named the Giants' Opening Night starter, also will begin San Francisco's Cactus League schedule by facing the Oakland A's on Tuesday in Mesa.
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  • Johan looks to complete comeback in Toronto

    Johan looks to complete comeback in Toronto

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    Despite everything two-time Cy Young award winner Johan Santana has been through over the years he hasn't given up the dream of returning to Major League Baseball.
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  • Tomas to split time between third base, outfield in Spring Trai…

    Tomas to split time between third base, outfield in Spring Training

    MLB.com 10 hours ago
    The D-backs' newly signed Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas will see time at third base and in the outfield during Spring Training in order to get as many at-bats as possible.
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  • Double standard! Why are the Red Sox hailed as geniuses for all…

    Double standard! Why are the Red Sox hailed as geniuses for all the insane spending this offseason?

    nydailynews.com 10 hours ago
    It is really quite amazing how the Red Sox, after winning the Yoan Moncada sweepstakes for $63 million, are taking bows.
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  • Didi given opportunity to improve, thrive in New York

    Didi given opportunity to improve, thrive in New York

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    Upon arriving in camp for the first time this spring, new shortstop Didi Gregorius received these words of wisdom from manager Joe Girardi: Try to be the best Didi Grigorius you can be. Don't try to be like Derek Jeter, the icon he's replacing on the le…
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  • Ryan in the hunt for spot in Tigers' bullpen

    Ryan in the hunt for spot in Tigers' bullpen

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    If left-hander Kyle Ryan can close out his spring by nabbing a spot on the Tigers' Opening Day roster, he'll be happy with his catch.
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  • Tulowitzki, Gonzalez out for spring opener, but club 'encourage…

    Tulowitzki, Gonzalez out for spring opener, but club 'encouraged'

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez would miss the team's Spring Training opener, but the club is pleased with their progress as they return from injuries suffered last season.
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  • Length of Hamilton's potential suspension unclear

    Length of Hamilton's potential suspension unclear

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    Josh Hamilton's potential suspension for a drug of abuse would not hinge on his recovery from shoulder surgery. The Angels' outfielder would begin serving a suspension at the beginning of the regular season, regardless of whether he would've started the…
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  • Melvin impressed by defense in intrasquad game

    Melvin impressed by defense in intrasquad game

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    The threat of rain didn't stop the A's from gathering for a four-inning intrasquad game at Fitch Park on Saturday morning. The defense greatly impressed manager Bob Melvin, and pace of play was an object of interest.
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  • With concussion behind him, Mauer ready to bounce back

    With concussion behind him, Mauer ready to bounce back

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    It was an offseason of changes for the Twins after their fourth straight year of a least 92 losses, and as a result, Joe Mauer sees more optimism heading into this season than in years past.
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  • Healthy Phillips eyes return to form at plate

    Healthy Phillips eyes return to form at plate

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    Reds' veteran second baseman Brandon Phillips arrived at Spring Training healthy and won't be limited after suffering a thumb injury that required surgery in 2014.
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  • Ryan won't rush recovery from mid-back strain

    Ryan won't rush recovery from mid-back strain

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    Yankees utility infielder Brendan Ryan said on Saturday that he's making progress in his recovery from a strained muscle in the middle of his back, and he hopes to resume baseball activities next week.
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  • Swisher faces pitching for first time since August

    Swisher faces pitching for first time since August

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    Nick Swisher had not faced live pitching since last August until stepping to the plate for a live batting practice session Saturday morning. The veteran was welcomed back by hard-throwing Indians right-handers Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar.
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  • Newcomer Smith excited for fresh start with A's

    Newcomer Smith excited for fresh start with A's

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    As if they don't have enough of them, the A's welcomed in another new face Saturday morning. Right-hander Chad Smith, claimed off waivers from Detroit on Thursday, arrived at Hohokam Stadium excited for his latest opportunity.
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  • Cuban pitcher Lopez draws crowd for first BP session

    Cuban pitcher Lopez draws crowd for first BP session

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    D-Backs' brass came out in force Saturday to get a first look at Cuban right-hander Yoan Lopez, who threw his first live batting practice session since signing with the organization in January.
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  • With wealth of power, Cron has chance to stick at DH

    With wealth of power, Cron has chance to stick at DH

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    C.J. Cron made his name throughout the Angels' Minor League system by hitting the type of home runs teammates told stories about, and catching prospect Jett Bandy has two of his own.
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  • Bauer taking nothing for granted as he refines repertoire

    Bauer taking nothing for granted as he refines repertoire

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    Trevor Bauer is out of Minor League options and assured a spot in the Indians' Opening Day rotation, barring any unforeseen setbacks. In his first live BP workout, the right-hander worked on all of his pitches, including the two-seamer and splitter he r…
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  • Rehabbing V-Mart to run on anti-gravity treadmill

    Rehabbing V-Mart to run on anti-gravity treadmill

    MLB.com 11 hours ago
    For the second time in three days, Victor Martinez made an early appearance at Tigers Spring Training without doing much activity. He won't have to wait long to come back and do something.
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  • On Baseball: Pioneering G.M. Is Eager to Mold Another Winner in…

    On Baseball: Pioneering G.M. Is Eager to Mold Another Winner in Atlanta

    nytimes.com 12 hours ago
    John Hart, formerly a general manager with the Indians and the Rangers, is fired up about resuming his position in the front office and “restarting” the Braves.
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  • Video - Cardinals' Season Outlook 00:35

    Cardinals' Season Outlook

    Feb 28
    John Kruk breaks down his expectations for the St. Louis Cardinals this season.
  • Video - Stanton Hit By Pitch In Batting Practice 02:13

    Stanton Hit By Pitch In Batting Practice

    Feb 28
    Buster Olney and John Kruk react to Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton being hit by a pitch in live batting practice Saturday and explain why Stanton being hit in practice could be a good thing.
  • Video - Shields Embracing Expectations 03:02

    Shields Embracing Expectations

    Feb 28
    James Shields discusses his decision to sign with San Diego during the offseason, the mentality of going deep into games and facing expectations.
  • Video - Wainwright Feeling 'Dramatically Better' 03:25

    Wainwright Feeling 'Dramatically Better'

    Feb 28
    Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright says he is not concerned about missing opening day due to an abdominal strain and is looking forward to getting back on the field and performing consistently.

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