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Twins' Mauer expects to catch more this season

Twins' Mauer expects to catch more this season

CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 25, 2013
Joe Mauer has always steadfastly believed that his value is highest and his impact greatest when his smooth swing is in the lineup on offense and he's crouching behind the plate on defense.
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  • Healthy Morneau being cautious with his optimism

    Healthy Morneau being cautious with his optimism

    MLB.com Jan 25, 2013
    Twins slugger Justin Morneau, who appeared in 134 games in 2012 after a pair of injury-laden seasons, is feeling the healthiest he has in a while, but he's being cautious with his optimism as Spring Training approaches.
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  • Twins may add another rotation candidate

    Twins may add another rotation candidate

    MLB.com Jan 25, 2013
    Twins general manager Terry Ryan, speaking at the annual media luncheon on Friday at Target Field, said the club might not be done making moves before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on Feb. 10.
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  • White Sox sign free-agent reliever Lindstrom

    White Sox sign free-agent reliever Lindstrom

    MLB.com CNNSI.com Jan 25, 2013
    Matt Lindstrom made his first official appearance as part of the team during SoxFest on Friday after agreeing to terms on a one-year, $2.3 million deal with a $4 million club option or $500,000 buyout for 2014.
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  • Charitable efforts earn White Sox 2012 Patterson Award

    Charitable efforts earn White Sox 2012 Patterson Award

    MLB.com Jan 25, 2013
    On Friday at SoxFest, the White Sox were presented with the 2012 Steve Patterson Award for their Volunteer Corps Program, which has brought together more than 5,500 fans, players, coaches, and club executives to assist underserved Chicago neighborhoods …
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  • It's Coke and all smiles on Tigers' Winter Caravan

    It's Coke and all smiles on Tigers' Winter Caravan

    MLB.com Jan 25, 2013
    Phil Coke spent October thriving without a set role in the Tigers bullpen. It only figured he'd be doing the same on the team's Winter Caravan.
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  • Royals claim Kottaras off waivers from Athletics

    Royals claim Kottaras off waivers from Athletics

    ESPN.com Jan 25, 2013
    The Royals claimed catcher George Kottaras off waivers from the Oakland Athletics on Friday and designated infielder Tony Abreu for assignment.
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  • Indians tab Miller VP of strategy and business analytics

    Indians tab Miller VP of strategy and business analytics

    MLB.com Jan 25, 2013
    Andrew Miller has already made his mark on the baseball side of the Indians organization. The ballclub is now asking him to use his skills on the business side.
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  • Guardado, Mee elected to Twins Hall of Fame

    Guardado, Mee elected to Twins Hall of Fame

    MLB.com Jan 25, 2013
    The Twins Hall of Fame is adding two members in 2013, as former closer Eddie Guardado and former director of public relations Tom Mee have been elected.
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  • Report: Carl Pavano Ruptured His Spleen Shoveling Snow

    Report: Carl Pavano Ruptured His Spleen Shoveling Snow

    deadspin.com Jan 25, 2013
    That's according to Ken Rosenthal, whose MLB sources told him the injury would keep the right-hander out for six to eight weeks. Then again, it might be much longer. Consider: Pavano is 37, he hasn't pitched since June 1 because of shoulder trouble, and…
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  • White Sox to honor 1983 division champs with retro uniforms in …

    White Sox to honor 1983 division champs with retro uniforms in 2013

    yahoo.com Jan 25, 2013
    The Chicago White Sox went retro during Sunday home games in 2012, donning the red pinstripe uniforms that franchise greats like Dick Allen and Bill Melton wore proudly in the early 1970s. Not surprisingly, the throwback theme went over big with fans -
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  • The Sports Guy on Knicks-Celtics

    Jan 25
    Taking in Knicks-Celtics with a few words and a bunch of pictures.