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Mark Teixeira admits he’s overpaid and his best years are almos…

Mark Teixeira admits he’s overpaid and his best years are almost behind him

yahoo.com Updated Feb 2, 2013
Earlier in the week Mark Teixeira looked youthful and energized while making a one-night-only appearance in Broadway’s “Rock of Ages”. But the cold reality is, at just 32-years-old - he‘ll turn 33 in April - Teixeira is getting up there in bas
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  • Hanley enjoying time playing for Dominican Republic

    Hanley enjoying time playing for Dominican Republic

    MLB.com Feb 2, 2013
    Hanley Ramirez was all smiles Saturday after his Dominican team, the reigning champion Leones del Escogido, moved to 2-0 in this Caribbean Series with a 6-2 win over Puerto Rico. About 750 miles northwest, though, a Dodgers front office grows uneasy as …
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  • Earl Williams, 1971 NL Rookie of Year, dies at 64

    Earl Williams, 1971 NL Rookie of Year, dies at 64

    CNNSI.com Feb 2, 2013
    Earl Williams, the 1971 National League Rookie of the Year, has died. He was 64.
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  • Figueroa denied chance to pitch in Caribbean Series

    Figueroa denied chance to pitch in Caribbean Series

    MLB.com Feb 2, 2013
    Nelson Figueroa, a Brooklyn native of Puerto Rican descent, has been blocked by the Puerto Rico Baseball League from playing in the Caribbean Series, which pins the winter league champions from the Dominican, Mexico, Venezuela and Puerto Rico in a seven…
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  • Hart says he's on fast track to recovery

    Hart says he's on fast track to recovery

    MLB.com Feb 2, 2013
    One week after undergoing surgery to repair an injured right knee, Corey Hart told a reporter that he was already in rehab mode and was aiming to beat the projection for his return by as much as a month.
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  • Braun enjoying a drama-free offseason

    Braun enjoying a drama-free offseason

    MLB.com Feb 2, 2013
    What a difference a year has made for Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun. He was anything but relaxed as the calendar flipped to February a year ago, when he was faced with the prospect of a 50-game suspension.
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  • Move over Phil, it's Grounds Crew Day

    Move over Phil, it's Grounds Crew Day

    MLB.com Feb 2, 2013
    Dear Punxsutawney Phil, please don't take this rodentally, but we've renamed your big day. It's Grounds Crew Day now.
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  • Fenway Parks is a great - and real - name for a talented high s…

    Fenway Parks is a great - and real - name for a talented high school baseball player

    yahoo.com Feb 2, 2013
    When the calendar turns to February, our anticipation reaches a whole new level because we not only know meaningful baseball activity is right around the corner, but games that actually count won’t be too far behind. Of course that increased anticipatio
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  • Astros GM Jeff Luhnow returns from South America dressed like V…

    Astros GM Jeff Luhnow returns from South America dressed like Venezuelan Evel Knievel

    yahoo.com Feb 2, 2013
    Obviously trying to recover for his head-scratching ranking in The Stew's Sexiest GMs list, Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow returned from Venezuela recently with more than scouting reports, photos of Jose Altuve taking batting practice and memories. Yes, …
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  • New park shines as Caribbean Series opens in Mexico

    New park shines as Caribbean Series opens in Mexico

    MLB.com Feb 2, 2013
    Newly minted Estadio Sonora hosted the opening games of Hermosillo, Mexico's first Caribbean Series since 1997 on Friday to plenty of fanfare, an accomplishment that many thought unlikely when the stadium's construction began only 13 months ago.
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