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Blue Jays buzz peaking as Winter Tour winds down

Blue Jays buzz peaking as Winter Tour winds down

MLB.com Updated Jan 12, 2013
Blue Jays players and management have received nothing but positive feedback from the fans as they hit the final stop on their third annual Winter Tour of Canada in Edmonton on Saturday.
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  • Canada unveils provisional roster for Classic

    Canada unveils provisional roster for Classic

    MLB.com Jan 12, 2013
    Canada submitted its 23-man provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic on Saturday, putting together a group that includes 15 current or former Major Leaguers, highlighted by Twins first baseman Justin Morneau.
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  • Stanton commits to play for Team USA in Classic

    Stanton commits to play for Team USA in Classic

    MLB.com Jan 12, 2013
    Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton will add his powerful bat to the middle of Team USA's lineup in the World Baseball Classic.
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  • With many teams, including the Yankees and Mets, salivating ove…

    With many teams, including the Yankees and Mets, salivating over Nationals' Michael Morse, it shows just how shallow MLB's talen

    nydailynews.com Jan 12, 2013
    All winter long, more than a dozen teams - the Yankees and Mets being front and center - have been scouring the market for power-hitting outfielders with none to be found.
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  • Trout opts to skip World Baseball Classic

    Trout opts to skip World Baseball Classic

    MLB.com Jan 12, 2013
    Angels outfielder Mike Trout, the American League Rookie of the Year and runner-up for AL Most Valuable Player, won't participate in the World Baseball Classic in March.
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  • Axford one of three Brewers on Canada WBC roster

    Axford one of three Brewers on Canada WBC roster

    MLB.com Jan 12, 2013
    Relief pitchers John Axford and Jim Henderson, as well as infielder Taylor Green, are on the initial roster for Canada's World Baseball Classic team.
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  • No. 1 Duke Suffers First Loss To Some Team Or Other As Nation R…

    No. 1 Duke Suffers First Loss To Some Team Or Other As Nation Revels In Annual Guilty Pleasure

    deadspin.com Jan 12, 2013
    It's not the Yankees losing in the divisionals, nor a conference rival pantsing Alabama midseason. Nor is it quite the Lakers fizzling in May, or the Cowboys losing year after year after year after delicious year. More »
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  • Eovaldi excited about opportunity 2013 presents

    Eovaldi excited about opportunity 2013 presents

    MLB.com Jan 12, 2013
    One reason for the Marlins' optimism is the emergence of Nathan Eovaldi, a hard-throwing 22-year-old who built confidence with every outing a year ago.
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  • Phils add veteran hurler Lopez on Minors deal

    Phils add veteran hurler Lopez on Minors deal

    MLB.com Jan 12, 2013
    The Phillies have signed veteran right-hander Rodrigo Lopez to a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invite.
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  • Rangers' Kinsler happy to remain at second

    Rangers' Kinsler happy to remain at second

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 12, 2013
    Texas Rangers infielder Ian Kinsler said he expressed a desire to stay at second base rather than move to first base to club officials in a meeting last month, but didn't draw "a line in the sand" about it.
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  • Cashman: Jeter out of boot, working out in Tampa

    Cashman: Jeter out of boot, working out in Tampa

    MLB.com Jan 12, 2013
    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has removed his walking boot and is beginning to work out at the team's Minor League complex in Tampa, Fla., according to general manager Brian Cashman.
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  • Reimold, Orioles agree to 1-year, $1M contract

    Reimold, Orioles agree to 1-year, $1M contract

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 12, 2013
    Despite missing most of last season, outfielder Nolan Reimold more than doubled his salary when he agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles.
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  • Ex-Astro Blum set to join club's TV broadcast team

    Ex-Astro Blum set to join club's TV broadcast team

    MLB.com Jan 12, 2013
    Geoff Blum, who played five years with the Astros in two separate stints with the club, has reached an agreement to join the team's television broadcast team, a source has told MLB.com.
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  • Andrew McCutchen earns cover of MLB 13

    Andrew McCutchen earns cover of MLB 13

    yahoo.com Jan 12, 2013
    Finally we have a ballot result that baseball fans, writers, experts and all of mankind can get behind. Well, I hope that‘s the case anyway. After a five-day voting period set up to allow fans to select the cover athlete for the MLB 13: The Show video g
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  • Jon Stewart weighs in on Hall of Fame results during ‘The Daily…

    Jon Stewart weighs in on Hall of Fame results during ‘The Daily Show’ (Video)

    yahoo.com Jan 12, 2013
    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart While digesting the literally hundreds and hundreds of thoughts, opinions and strong criticisms regarding this year’s Hall of Fame vote over the past three days, perhaps you overlooked or just flat out missed those expres
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  • Rangers' Soto to catch most of Darvish's starts

    Rangers' Soto to catch most of Darvish's starts

    ESPN.com Jan 12, 2013
    Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish will have a personal catcher in 2013, as manager Ron Washington indicated his plan is for Geovany Soto to catch most of Darvish's starts.
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