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Tejada returns to roots in Caribbean Series

Tejada returns to roots in Caribbean Series

MLB.com Updated Feb 5, 2013
Miguel Tejada is back in the Caribbean Series after a four-year absense, proud to once again represent his native Dominican Republic as the veteran shortstop tunes up for a shot at a roster spot with the Royals this spring.
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  • Braun admits his lawyers consulted PED clinic

    Braun admits his lawyers consulted PED clinic

    Ryan Braun has acknowledged a business relationship with Anthony Bosch, claiming that he only consulted with the founder of the Miami-based anti-aging clinic in order to strengthen his appeal of a 2011 positive test result for performance-enhancing drug…
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  • Baseball's passion lights up silver screen

    Baseball's passion lights up silver screen

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    While there's no crying in baseball, there's enough passion in baseball to inspire more movies of significance with a baseball theme than any other sport.
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  • Cervelli's name reportedly surfaces on clinic list

    Cervelli's name reportedly surfaces on clinic list

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli has been linked as a possible client of the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic in Miami that is alleged to have provided performance-enhancing drugs to teammate Alex Rodriguez.
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  • N'western to play more football games at Wrigley

    N'western to play more football games at Wrigley

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Northwestern will play five college football games at Wrigley Field under a partnership with the Chicago Cubs that was announced on Tuesday.
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  • Price: Webb gave his all in comeback attempt

    Price: Webb gave his all in comeback attempt

    MLB.com CNNSI.com Feb 5, 2013
    For a while there, Bryan Price thought Brandon Webb might just be able to pull off a comeback and return to the big leagues, but after pain in his shoulder returned, Webb announced Monday that he had decided to retire from baseball.
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  • Rays sign Farnsworth, Johnson to 1-year deals

    Rays sign Farnsworth, Johnson to 1-year deals

    ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    Reliever Kyle Farnsworth and second baseman-outfielder Kelly Johnson have finalized one-year contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays.
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  • Venezuela looking to shore up Classic rotation

    Venezuela looking to shore up Classic rotation

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    Offensively, the Venezuelan World Baseball Classic team is stacked, with Elvis Andrus, Asdrubal Cabrera, Miguel Cabrera, Carlos Gonzalez, Miguel Montero and Pablo Sandoval all listed on the provisional roster. But starting pitching is developing into a …
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  • CC expects to hit ground running this spring

    CC expects to hit ground running this spring

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    Yankees ace CC Sabathia said that his pitching elbow feels ready to handle the workload of another season, and the left-hander expects to be close to his normal schedule as the team begins camp.
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  • Rangers going into spring expecting Cruz in RF

    Rangers going into spring expecting Cruz in RF

    CNNSI.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Texas Rangers will go to spring training with the expectation that Nelson Cruz will be their right fielder.
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  • Indians reach deals with FAs Hermida, Santos

    Indians reach deals with FAs Hermida, Santos

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Indians signed free agent outfielder Jeremy Hermida and catcher Omir Santos to minor league contracts.
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  • Central foes not celebrating Carpenter's setback

    Central foes not celebrating Carpenter's setback

    While some within the NL Central are surely feeling some relief in the prospect of not having to face Chris Carpenter this year, the immediate reaction to the right-hander's latest setback was much more reserved.
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  • Munson Award winner Ike aims for strong, healthy '13

    Munson Award winner Ike aims for strong, healthy '13

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    Finally fully healthy, recovered from the various injuries and ailments that plagued him in 2011 and '12, Thurman Munson Award winner Ike Davis hopes to extrapolate his strong second half last summer over a full season in 2013.
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  • Rauch gets $1 million, 1-year deal from Marlins

    Rauch gets $1 million, 1-year deal from Marlins

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Miami Marlins have signed free-agent right-handed pitcher Jon Rauch to a one-year, $1 million contract.
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  • MLB asks Florida paper for records in PED case

    MLB asks Florida paper for records in PED case

    CNNSI.com Feb 5, 2013
    MIAMI (AP) -- Major League Baseball officials have asked the Miami New Times for records the alternative newspaper obtained for a story on alleged use of banned substances by several players.
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  • Angels finalize two-year deal with Callaspo

    Angels finalize two-year deal with Callaspo

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    Alberto Callaspo passed his physical exam, and the Angels finalized their two-year, $8.975 million pact with the veteran third baseman on Tuesday.
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  • Luhnow confident in process despite critics

    Luhnow confident in process despite critics

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has heard the critics who have chastised the club for dealing away most of its established Major League players in the last year, while slashing payroll and stockpiling talent for what suddenly has become a very good M…
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  • Dottie Naum Parker: Another inspiration for ‘A League of Their …

    Dottie Naum Parker: Another inspiration for ‘A League of Their Own’

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 2013
    On Monday afternoon, The Stew memorialized Lavonne "Pepper" Paire-Davis who, before she died at age 88 on Saturday, inspired the character played by Geena Davis in "A League of Their Own." Well, as it turns out, she wasn't the only o…
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  • Roundup: Parra avoids arbitration with D-backs

    Roundup: Parra avoids arbitration with D-backs

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    PHOENIX (AP) -- Outfielder Gerardo Parra and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $2.35 million, one-year contract, settling the team's last salary arbitration case of the year.
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  • Chamberlain clears air over Youkilis questions

    Chamberlain clears air over Youkilis questions

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain says he's received a text message from new teammate Kevin Youkilis and hopes whatever tension existed between the two is past.
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  • Levangie tabbed as Sox's new bullpen coach

    Levangie tabbed as Sox's new bullpen coach

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Red Sox's new bullpen coach is somebody who has already spent loads of time in the Fenway 'pen.
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  • Nats ink Accardo, Snyder to Minor League deals

    Nats ink Accardo, Snyder to Minor League deals

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Nationals have agreed to terms with pitcher Jeremy Accardo and catcher Chris Snyder on Minor League contracts with invites to Major League Spring Training.
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  • Orioles claim Canzler off waivers from Yankees

    Orioles claim Canzler off waivers from Yankees

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Orioles claimed infielder Russ Canzler off waivers from the Yankees on Tuesday afternoon and designated catcher Luis Martinez for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
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  • Rangers' Profar not in WBC, out to make roster

    Rangers' Profar not in WBC, out to make roster

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar, baseball's No. 1-ranked prospect, according to ESPN.com's Keith Law, has informed the club that he will not participate in the World Baseball Classic.
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  • As equipment goes south, Lucchino confident

    As equipment goes south, Lucchino confident

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    Red Sox president/CEO Larry Lucchino is positive the 2013 club is on the upswing. "The team's going to be better," Lucchino said Tuesday outside of Fenway Park. "There's no doubt in my mind that this team is going to be better."
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  • Oakland A’s create Coco Crisp bobblehead that does the ‘Bernie …

    Oakland A’s create Coco Crisp bobblehead that does the ‘Bernie Lean’ dance

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Feb 5, 2013
    We're all familiar with bobbleheads, but the Oakland Athletics are changing the giveaway game with something that looks more like a bobble-belly. It's a special "Bernie Lean" collectible of Coco Crisp, which sounds weird, but makes total sense…
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  • Honeycutt excited by pitchers at Dodgers minicamp

    Honeycutt excited by pitchers at Dodgers minicamp

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Dodgers kept last week's Young Guns pitching minicamp under wraps. So, nobody outside the organization saw Clayton Kershaw throw a bullpen session with no pain in his right hip, or Javy Guerra throw pain-free coming off collarbone surgery, or Ronald…
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  • Juan Pierre Wants You To Know That "Beast Mode" Is Al…

    Juan Pierre Wants You To Know That "Beast Mode" Is Also "Christ Mode"

    deadspin.com Feb 5, 2013
    Miami Marlins outfielder Juan Pierre has a website. The website is called BeastModeForChrist.com. This is what the "about" page on BeastModeForChrist.com says: More »
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  • Astros' spring truck begins trek to Florida

    Astros' spring truck begins trek to Florida

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Astros worked diligently to pack up an 18-wheeler Tuesday morning, cramming it with just about anything you could imagine to sustain nearly 60 baseball players and a couple of dozen staff members for seven weeks together at the team’s Spring Tra…
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  • Game Of Shadows: Alex Rodriguez hasn't been the only headache f…

    Game Of Shadows: Alex Rodriguez hasn't been the only headache for …

    CNNSI.com Feb 5, 2013
    Alex Rodriguez hasn't been the only headache for the Yankees this offseason. In fact, writes Jay Jaffe, New York has several concerns as spring training nears and no good answers.
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  • Report: Mets want casino in Citi Field parking lot

    Report: Mets want casino in Citi Field parking lot

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    If there's anything to this report in the New York Post, it's probably way beyond the time for Major League Baseball to take the New York Mets away from the Wilpon ownership group, because Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are out of ideas. In order to get out …
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  • Led by Bundy, O's prospects ready for chance

    Led by Bundy, O's prospects ready for chance

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Orioles' organizational dynamic bodes well for the future, given that it's been made clear to the current crop of prospects that if they perform, there will be an opportunity awaiting at the next level.
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  • Sanchez's bat propels him up Minors ladder

    Sanchez's bat propels him up Minors ladder

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Yankees have a fully stocked big league roster, but they can hear a wave of high-end position players gurgling through the prospect pipeline. The next generation of sluggers, headlined by blue-chip catcher Gary Sanchez, is fast approaching maturity.
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  • For Lance Roenicke, goals include playing for dad

    For Lance Roenicke, goals include playing for dad

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    Lance Roenicke might have more name recognition than most 25th-round Draft picks, but his goal is no different: get to the Major Leagues
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  • MLB seeking PED records from Miami paper

    MLB seeking PED records from Miami paper

    ESPN.com Feb 5, 2013
    MLB investigators are reportedly talking to the publication that linked PEDs to Alex Rodriguez and other players.
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  • Where’s A-Rod? Cashman mum on Rodriguez workout locale to keep …

    Where’s A-Rod? Cashman mum on Rodriguez workout locale to keep ‘paparazzi’ off trail

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 2013
    In trying to do Alex Rodriguez a favor, New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman might have intensified the media onslaught that often confronts his embattled third baseman. Cashman said Monday he would keep the public out of the loop regarding A-Rod's workout…
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  • Twenty players will make more individually in 2013 than the ent…

    Twenty players will make more individually in 2013 than the entire Astros team combined

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 2013
    Four Philadelphia Phillies will make more money in 2013 than the entire Houston Astros team. So will three New York Yankees, three Los Angeles Dodgers, three Detroit Tigers and three San Francisco Giants. All total, 20 deep-pocketed players are set to e…
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  • Rays boast one of MLB's top Minor League systems

    Rays boast one of MLB's top Minor League systems

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    The Rays have had a wealth of Minor Legue talent for the past few years, and the team added to that depth with a blockbuster trade for top prospect Wil Myers, among others.
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  • More alleged A-Rod records emerge in report

    More alleged A-Rod records emerge in report

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    The documents obtained from a defunct South Florida clinic connect Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez to at least 19 drugs and supplements, including several banned substances, according to a report published by Sports Illustrated.
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  • Top 10 rotations: Deep, talented Nationals rank on top

    Top 10 rotations: Deep, talented Nationals rank on top

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    A year ago, Davey Johnson said he'd stack his top three starters against that behemoth of a front end in Philly. Johnson, as usual, proved wise, as the Nationals fielded the top rotation in the NL in a number of categories. That rotation figures to impr…
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  • MLB.TV opens 11th season on more devices

    MLB.TV opens 11th season on more devices

    MLB.com Feb 5, 2013
    Signups are under way MLB.TV packages, marking the 11th year for the most prolific live video subscription service. This launch of "Baseball Everywhere" will let you watch every live out-of-market regular-season game, plus more than 150 live S…
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  • Brad Peacock’s cross country drive to Spring Training detoured …

    Brad Peacock’s cross country drive to Spring Training detoured by trade to Astros

    yahoo.com Feb 5, 2013
    At some point we’ve all been halfway to our destination before realizing we forgot something - like baseball tickets, perhaps - and had to turn around to retrieve them. But how many people can say they’ve started a cross-country trek to work, only
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  • Alex Rodriguez's silence to Yankees teammates and in public is …

    Alex Rodriguez's silence to Yankees teammates and in public is a sign he could be guilty of latest PED accusations

    nydailynews.com Feb 5, 2013
    The latest word on Alex Rodriguez, wherever he is, is that he’s scared. Not scared because of all these revelations about his involvement with an associate named Tony Bosch, an alleged dispenser of HGH and testosterone creams in South Florida, who has a
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  • A's and Astros Make Each Other Better

    A's and Astros Make Each Other Better

    grantland.com Feb 5, 2013
    The A's and Astros pulled off a five-player trade yesterday, one that strengthens Oakland's status as a contender and upgrades Houston's already vastl...
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  • Video - Report: Braun's Name On Miami-Based PED List 04:56

    Report: Braun's Name On Miami-Based PED List

    Feb 5
    Report: Ryan Braun listed in records of Miami-area anti-aging clinic linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
  • Video - Buster Blog: A's Add Depth With Lowrie 02:15

    Buster Blog: A's Add Depth With Lowrie

    Feb 5
    Buster Olney blogs about the Athletics' trade for infielder Jed Lowrie.
  • Video - A-Rod's Future With Yanks 01:36

    A-Rod's Future With Yanks

    Feb 5
    Tim Kurkjian discusses Alex Rodriguez's future with the Yankees.
  • Video - Braun Admits Consulting PED Clinic Founder 04:58

    Braun Admits Consulting PED Clinic Founder

    Feb 5
    ESPN investigative reporter T.J. Quinn weighs in on Ryan Braun's statement that he consulted with Anthony Bosch, the founder of the Miami-based anti-aging clinic, in order to strengthen his appeal of a 2011 positive test result for PEDs.

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