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Scouts finally getting recognition in Cooperstown

Scouts finally getting recognition in Cooperstown

MLB.com Updated Jan 13, 2013
The National Baseball Hall of Fame is taking the first necessary step toward recognizing the contributions that scouts have made to the sport. This coming spring, a long-awaited, interactive exhibit will open in the red brick museum nestled high on Main…
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  • Dickey, Kimbrel, Pettitte set to pitch for USA

    Dickey, Kimbrel, Pettitte set to pitch for USA

    MLB.com Jan 13, 2013
    R.A. Dickey, Andy Pettitte, Ryan Vogelsong, Craig Kimbrel and possibly Justin Verlander are set to join manager Joe Torre's star-studded provisional roster that is already expected to include David Wright, Giancarlo Stanton, Joe Mauer and Ryan Braun, ML…
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  • Pujols likely in, teammate Trout out for WBC

    Pujols likely in, teammate Trout out for WBC

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols plans on representing the Dominican Republic at the World Baseball Classic, while teammate Mike Trout won't participate for Team USA.
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  • Ex-Giants closer Wilson reportedly works out for Mets

    Ex-Giants closer Wilson reportedly works out for Mets

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    Former Giants closer Brian Wilson worked out privately for the Mets, who may be looking to add some bullpen depth behind Frank Francisco for the 2013 season, according to multiple reports.
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  • Chen may make jump to Team China for Classic

    Chen may make jump to Team China for Classic

    MLB.com Jan 13, 2013
    Royals southpaw Bruce Chen, who was born and raised in Panama but is of Chinese descent, will play for Team China in the World Baseball Classic, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Chen pitched for Team Panama in both 2006 and '09.
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  • Kearns set to come back to Marlins on Minors pact

    Kearns set to come back to Marlins on Minors pact

    MLB.com Jan 13, 2013
    Austin Kearns will sign a Minor League contract with the Marlins with an invitation to Spring Training, according to the Miami Herald.
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  • Scouts dinner thrills star-studded audience

    Scouts dinner thrills star-studded audience

    MLB.com Jan 13, 2013
    The stars came out Saturday night at the 10th annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation's "In the Spirit of the Game" dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
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  • Giancarlo Stanton in, Mike Trout out for Team USA in World Base…

    Giancarlo Stanton in, Mike Trout out for Team USA in World Baseball Classic

    yahoo.com Jan 13, 2013
    With provisional rosters for the 2013 World Baseball Classic due to be submitted late next week and finalized shortly thereafter, we have early confirmation on the status of two the game's youngest and brightest superstars. First, from CBS Sports' Jon H…
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  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum honors MLB's best

    Negro Leagues Baseball Museum honors MLB's best

    MLB.com Jan 13, 2013
    Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera made the trip from Nicaragua to Kansas City to attend the Legacy Awards on Saturday as the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum honored some of baseball's best.
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: No Gronkowski, no problem as Patriots offense steamrolls Texans

    Jan 13
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- By now, you have to wonder if the New England Patriots could even remember what full strength feels like, if they ever again are lucky enough to experience it. Here they are, making yet another deep playoff run, and they're faced with …
  • Don Banks: It was never easy, but Ryan, Smith solve playoff woes; more Sna…

    Jan 13
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the most riveting weekend of NFL playoff action in memory winds to a breathless close....
  • Daily Dime: Dwight's back

    Jan 14
    Dwight Howard returned to action and got a big vote of confidence from Steve Nash, J.A. Adande writes.
  • NFL playoffs -- NFC finalists have been vindicated

    Jan 13
    The Falcons and 49ers found vindication while winning their way into the NFC Championship Game.