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AL Central News and Rumors

  • Smyly brings big league know-how in bid for rotation

    Smyly brings big league know-how in bid for rotation

    MLB.com Updated Feb 18, 2013
    Drew Smyly, 23, has seen his world change since he surprised the Tigers and won a spot out of Spring Training last season. As spring begins anew, he is in the same spot -- fighting for a rotation spot as an outsider.
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  • Leyland likes Hunter for No. 2 spot in lineup

    Leyland likes Hunter for No. 2 spot in lineup

    MLB.com Feb 18, 2013
    Tigers manager Jim Leyland isn't ready to finalize an order quite yet, but he ended speculation that Torii Hunter could move down to the middle of the lineup.
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  • Asdrubal could follow Bourn in No. 2 spot

    Asdrubal could follow Bourn in No. 2 spot

    MLB.com Feb 18, 2013
    The Indians filled the hole atop their lineup when they signed Michael Bourn last week. Cleveland has its leadoff man, but the team is still sorting out the second spot in the order. On Monday, Indians manager Terry Francona said All-Star shortstop Asdr…
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  • Peavy pleased offseason path led back to White Sox

    Peavy pleased offseason path led back to White Sox

    MLB.com Feb 18, 2013
    Jake Peavy, who re-signed with the White Sox in October, left behind what promised to be more lucrative offers on the free-agent market to stay at a place where he felt he belonged.
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  • Video - BBTN Special: Indians Camp 09:57

    BBTN Special: Indians Camp

    Feb 18
    Jon Sciambi, Pedro Gomez and Tim Kurkjian report from Indians spring training.
  • Video - Francona Happy To Be Back 04:49

    Francona Happy To Be Back

    Feb 18
    Terry Francona reminisces about last year's spring training with ESPN, explains why he's excited to manage again and what Michael Bourn can bring to the Indians.

Sports Columnists

  • Adande: Durant and how the West won

    Feb 18
    Kevin Durant left a good impression on Houston, where Kobe Bryant kept up his newfound dishing role
  • Don Banks: St. Louis Rams 2013 Offseason Preview

    Feb 18
    SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.
  • Adande: Jerry Buss: 'I love winning!'

    Feb 18
    You know how when someone dies we like to comfort ourselves by saying, "He's in a better place now"? That saying isn't as necessary for Jerry Buss, ...
  • Clayton's mailbag: Focus on safety not waning

    Feb 18
    Safety remains a primary concern for the league's competition committee. Plus, answers to reader questions.