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Tigers rely on smart choices, not Draft positioningMLB.com Updated 5 hours agoThe Tigers haven't had the best Draft positioning recently because of their big league success, with just two selections in the first round proper in the past five years. But they have built a strong prospect pool with shrewd choices and a solid develop…Upvote Share Tweet
Wood Goes 3 Shutout Innings, Cubs Fall to Indiansnytimes.com Updated 19 hours agoTravis Wood could be in position to pitch for the Chicago Cubs on opening day and if his first start at spring training is any indication, he's going to make it a tough decision for manager Rick Renteria.Upvote Share Tweet
Montero Helps Mariners Beat White Sox 7-4nytimes.com Updated 19 hours agoFernando Rodney gave up a run and two hits in his debut with the Seattle but Jesus Montero had two singles and an RBI to help the Mariners beat a Chicago White Sox split-squad 7-4 Thursday.Upvote Share Tweet
Jose Abreu Homers for White Sox in Tie With Royalsnytimes.com Updated 20 hours agoJose Abreu hit his first home run as a Chicago White Sox split-squad and the Kansas City Royals tied 6-6 on Thursday.Upvote Share Tweet
Rotation ready to spin through season's first weeksMLB.com Updated 20 hours agoFollowing Chris Sale's expected Opening Day start, the White Sox rotation will be in a state of flux as the club tries to put the matchups in its favor with John Danks, Jose Quintana, Erik Johnson and Felipe Paulino.Upvote Share Tweet
Gibson not declaring closer, at least not yetMLB.com Updated 20 hours agoWhen the D-backs acquired Addison Reed from the White Sox in December, it was widely assumed that he would be the team's closer. Whether J.J. Putz has done anything to change the equation so far is not clear.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated 22 hours agoLeft-hander John Danks posted three scoreless innings during his first spring start in a 7-4 White Sox loss to the Mariners in split-squad action on Thursday. Carlos Sanchez had two RBIs and Adam Eaton knocked out three hits.Upvote Share Tweet
Cardinals-Twins Ccd; Nolasco Pitches Sim Gamenytimes.com Updated 22 hours agoWhile most of his Minnesota Twins teammates headed home for the day, right-hander Ricky Nolasco stayed at Hammond Stadium after Thursday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals was rained out and threw a simulated game.Upvote Share Tweet
Phillies-Tigers Game Called Offnytimes.com Updated Mar 6 (yesterday)The spring training game between the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies has been canceled because of rain.Upvote Share Tweet
Tigers, Phils washed out by wet Florida weatherMLB.com Updated Mar 6 (yesterday)Just when Justin Verlander was ready to face opposing hitters again, he met up with one foe he was never going to beat. Heavy rains at Joker Marchant Stadium washed out Thursday's Grapefruit League game between the Tigers and the split-squad Phillies.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Mar 6 (yesterday)A contestant on last night's episode of Wheel Of Fortune professed her love for Chicago sports, namely the Bulls and Bears. She is, to a lesser extent, also a fan of the White Sox rather than the Cubs. This pleases Pat Sajak, who is just as confused by …Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Mar 6 (yesterday)The Kansas City Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar is likely to miss at least the first two months of the season because of a ligament sprain in his right elbow.Upvote Share Tweet
Torii Hunter Accepts Dare, Kisses AlligatorMar 5Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic discuss Torii Hunter's kissing an alligator on a dare from Justin Verlander.
MLB Replay System UsedMar 3Jayson Stark breaks down the first replay challenge with MLB's new technology used in a spring training game today between the Blue Jays and the Twins.
Perfect Oscar Night For John AxfordMar 3Indians relief pitcher John Axford correctly picked the winners in 18 categories for Sunday night's Academy Awards.
Ian Kinsler Upset At RangersMar 3ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett reacts to former Rangers player Ian Kinsler's negative comments toward the team in an upcoming edition of ESPN The Magazine.
NBA - True or false: Free agency decisionsMar 6Our 5-on-5 crew answers the key questions about whether top free agents will opt in or out in 2014 .
Don Banks: Raiders, Steelers among AFC front offices under pressure this o…Mar 6As my colleague Andrew Brandt has often pointed out, the NFL's long offseason is when a team's players and even coaches step to the background and the front office takes center stage, attempting to distinguish itself in the business of football. The mul…
Don Banks: Cowboys, Rams among NFC front offices under pressure this offse…Mar 4As my colleague Andrew Brandt has often pointed out, the NFL's long offseason is when a team's players and even coaches step to the background and the front office takes center stage, attempting to distinguish itself in the business of football. The mul…
The Tuesday MailbagMar 4Three hot topics and then your mail, in a league that never sleeps: For now, the extra point’s not going anywhere, though it should. Judy Battista of the NFL Digital Media Group wrote Monday that the Competition Committee, at its Florida meeting, is con…