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For the first time since San Francisco's Sergio Romo struck out Tigers Triple Crown-winner Miguel Cabrera to end the 2012 World Series, Major League Baseball games return on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Rondon clearly on the fast track toward successGo ahead, try to tell Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon he shouldn't be a closer on a World Series team. He has heard worse. After all, this is the kid somebody thought shouldn't be pitching at all.Upvote Share Tweet
Gardenhire in uncharted water as Twins eye reboundRon Gardenhire's 11-year tenure in Minnesota is nearly unprecendented in the modern era of big league baseball, thanks in part to eight winning seasons, but back-to-back last place finishes coupled with a contract that expires after 2013 has brought an …Upvote Share Tweet
Sale sticking with day-to-day statusThe White Sox have adjusted his schedule to give Chris Sale two days off in between throwing, meaning he won't pitch again until Saturday following his live batting practice session Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Rienzo pushes forward following his suspensionPicture a kid on Christmas morning, opening his presents and getting everything he possibly wanted. That sort of happy reaction presents just a small sample of Andre Rienzo's demeanor every day during White Sox camp.Upvote Share TweetOne potential benefit to having so many new players in the Indians' lineup this season will be less pressure on catcher Carlos Santana.Upvote Share TweetDerek Holland is scheduled to start for the Rangers on Friday against the Royals in the first game this spring. The plan is for Holland to throw 50 pitches over three innings.Upvote Share Tweet
Twins ink final 27 unsigned players on 40-manThe team agreed to terms this week on contracts with 27 players for the 2013 campaign. Minnesota now has deals for the upcoming season with each player on the club's 40-man roster.Upvote Share Tweet
Don Banks: Eagles far from giving up on Foles; more combine Day 1 SnapsFeb 21INDIANAPOLIS -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a somewhat slow first day at the NFL's annual scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium...
O'Neal won't seek buyout, to remain with SunsFeb 21After the passing of the NBA trade deadline Thursday and a post-deadline meeting with team officials, Phoenix Suns center Jermaine O'Neal told ESPN that he is staying with the Suns as opposed to seeking a buyout of his contract
NFL combine -- Thursday observations about Bucs, Joeckel, moreFeb 21Greg Schiano made it clear at the combine that Josh Freeman is the Buccaneers' starting quarterback, writes John Clayton.
Orlando Magic trade J.J. Redick to Milwaukee Bucks, according to sourcesFeb 21The Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic have agreed to a trade that will send J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith to the Bucks in return for Tobias Harris, Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb, league sources told ESPN.com.