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Hafner, Hard-Hitting North Dakotan, Joins Yankees

Hafner, Hard-Hitting North Dakotan, Joins Yankees

nytimes.com Updated Feb 17, 2013
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.
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  • Trades and deals have Tribe feeling positive

    Trades and deals have Tribe feeling positive

    MLB.com Feb 17, 2013
    While 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.
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  • Swisher back at Indians' camp following funeral

    Swisher back at Indians' camp following funeral

    ESPN.com Feb 17, 2013
    For Nick Swisher, being back among his new teammates brought comfort after a few difficult days.
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  • Span fitting in well early on in Nats' tenure

    Span fitting in well early on in Nats' tenure

    MLB.com Feb 17, 2013
    After 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.
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  • Jeter: Offseason recuperation 'absolutely terrible'

    Jeter: Offseason recuperation 'absolutely terrible'

    CNNSI.com Feb 17, 2013
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Derek Jeter had a miserable offseason he would rather forget.
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  • Mastroianni likely to win second-base job

    Mastroianni likely to win second-base job

    MLB.com Feb 17, 2013
    After 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
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  • Hard work, raw talent fuel Gordon's turnaround

    Hard work, raw talent fuel Gordon's turnaround

    MLB.com Feb 17, 2013
    After 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.
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  • Tigers OF Boesch tweaks oblique, day to day

    Tigers OF Boesch tweaks oblique, day to day

    ESPN.com Feb 17, 2013
    This is a crucial spring training for Brennan Boesch, whose spot on the Detroit roster is far from certain.
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  • Video - Cabrera, Trout Conversation 01:52

    Cabrera, Trout Conversation

    Feb 17
    Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout sit down with TJ Quinn to talk about the MVP race and joke around.

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  • Los Angeles Clippers, utah Jazz to talk Eric Bledsoe for Paul Millsap, sou…

    Feb 17
    There 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.