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At 38, Tejada looks to extend career with Royals

At 38, Tejada looks to extend career with Royals

CNNSI.com Updated Feb 21, 2013
Miguel Tejada acknowledges his best playing days are behind him, but the former American League MVP hopes to extend his career with the Kansas City Royals.
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  • Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues spring into action

    Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues spring into action

    MLB.com Feb 21, 2013
    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.
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  • Rondon clearly on the fast track toward success

    Rondon clearly on the fast track toward success

    MLB.com Feb 21, 2013
    Go 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.
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  • Gardenhire in uncharted water as Twins eye rebound

    Gardenhire in uncharted water as Twins eye rebound

    MLB.com Feb 21, 2013
    Ron 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 …
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  • Sale sticking with day-to-day status

    Sale sticking with day-to-day status

    MLB.com Feb 21, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Rienzo pushes forward following his suspension

    Rienzo pushes forward following his suspension

    MLB.com Feb 21, 2013
    Picture 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.
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  • Additions take pressure off Santana

    Additions take pressure off Santana

    MLB.com Feb 21, 2013
    One potential benefit to having so many new players in the Indians' lineup this season will be less pressure on catcher Carlos Santana.
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  • Holland believes Classic will give him an edge

    Holland believes Classic will give him an edge

    MLB.com Feb 21, 2013
    Derek 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.
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  • Twins ink final 27 unsigned players on 40-man

    Twins ink final 27 unsigned players on 40-man

    MLB.com Feb 21, 2013
    The 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.
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Eagles far from giving up on Foles; more combine Day 1 Snaps

    Feb 21
    INDIANAPOLIS -- 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 Suns

    Feb 21
    After 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, more

    Feb 21
    Greg 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 sources

    Feb 21
    The 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.