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Hafner, Hard-Hitting North Dakotan, Joins YankeesUpdated Feb 17 Share Tweet
It may be surprising to learn that Travis Hafner, the former Cleveland Indians slugger, is the greatest home run hitter born in North Dakota because another left-handed-hitting North Dakotan occupies a cherished place in Yankees lore.
Trades and deals have Tribe feeling positiveUpdated Feb 17 Share TweetWhile other teams made headlines, the Indians underwent a roster adjustment that gives them reason to feel they can be a factor in the AL Central.Share TweetFor Nick Swisher, being back among his new teammates brought comfort after a few difficult days.Source: ESPN.com
Span fitting in well early on in Nats' tenureUpdated Feb 17 Share TweetAfter center fielder Denard Span put on his Nationals uniform for the first time on Friday at Space Coast Stadium, he said it felt comfortable, even more comfortable than any Twins uniform he ever put on.Share TweetTAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Derek Jeter had a miserable offseason he would rather forget.Source: CNNSI.com
Mastroianni likely to win second-base jobUpdated Feb 17 Share TweetAfter his experience with the Twins last season, Darin Mastroianni is the favorite to win the center-field competition this spring, but he said Sunday that he knows the job won't be handed to him
Hard work, raw talent fuel Gordon's turnaroundUpdated Feb 17 Share TweetAfter an up-and-down start to his pro career, Alex Gordon is becoming the rock of the up-and-coming Royals thanks to a wealth of raw talent as well as a lot of hard work.
Tigers OF Boesch tweaks oblique, day to dayUpdated Feb 17 Share TweetThis is a crucial spring training for Brennan Boesch, whose spot on the Detroit roster is far from certain.Source: ESPN.com
Cabrera, Trout ConversationFeb 17Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout sit down with TJ Quinn to talk about the MVP race and joke around.
Los Angeles Clippers, utah Jazz to talk Eric Bledsoe for Paul Millsap, sou…Feb 17There is a level of mutual interest between the Clippers and Utah Jazz in exploring a deal that would feature Eric Bledsoe as the headliner in a trade package for Jazz forward Paul Millsap, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com.