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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.Upvote Share Tweet
Trades and deals have Tribe feeling positiveWhile 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.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Feb 17, 2013For Nick Swisher, being back among his new teammates brought comfort after a few difficult days.Upvote Share Tweet
Span fitting in well early on in Nats' tenureAfter 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.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Feb 17, 2013TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Derek Jeter had a miserable offseason he would rather forget.Upvote Share Tweet
Mastroianni likely to win second-base jobAfter 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 himUpvote Share Tweet
Hard work, raw talent fuel Gordon's turnaroundAfter 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Tigers OF Boesch tweaks oblique, day to dayESPN.com Updated Feb 17, 2013This is a crucial spring training for Brennan Boesch, whose spot on the Detroit roster is far from certain.Upvote Share Tweet
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.