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King Felix makes spring debut, solves Royals

King Felix makes spring debut, solves Royals

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Mar 7, 2013
Felix Hernandez allowed one run and two hits over two innings in his spring training debut as a Seattle Mariners split-squad pounded Kansas City 12-2 on Thursday, ending the Royals' 11-game winning streak.
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  • Sale? Sold! White Sox sign pitcher Chris Sale to $32.5 million …

    Sale? Sold! White Sox sign pitcher Chris Sale to $32.5 million contract extension

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Mar 7, 2013
    After a breakout season in 2012, Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale got a handsome reward. He agreed on Thursday to a five-year, $32.5 million contract extension that'll keep him in White Sox jersey until at least 2017. The new deal voids Sale's curre…
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  • Versatile Gaudin makes statement in start

    Versatile Gaudin makes statement in start

    MLB.com Mar 7, 2013
    Battling with a slew of competitors for an Opening Day bullpen roster spot, Giants non-roster invitee Chad Gaudin tossed three scoreless frames Thursday against the Indians, starting in place of scheduled pitcher Tim Lincecum.
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  • Jimenez strong in outing against Giants

    Jimenez strong in outing against Giants

    MLB.com Mar 7, 2013
    Ubaldo Jimenez believes he is in a position to put his past two years of struggles behind him. In a 6-4 Cactus League victory over the Giants on Thursday afternoon, the Indians starter spun four solid innings in his continued comeback attempt.
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  • Crow a big part of Royals' solid, young bullpen

    Crow a big part of Royals' solid, young bullpen

    MLB.com Mar 7, 2013
    It's been a quiet Spring Training for Aaron Crow. In fact, not much has been heard from Crow in his two seasons with the Royals, except for the hullabaloo surrounding his All-Star selection in 2011.
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  • Chicago Cubs ad wizards should be ‘Committed’ after strange cho…

    Chicago Cubs ad wizards should be ‘Committed’ after strange choice for 2013 slogan

    yahoo.com Mar 7, 2013
    Lots of teams in Major League Baseball engage fans with marketing and advertising campaigns. Many of these campaigns have snappy slogans that are one, two or three words long. The Kansas City Royals, off the top of my head, are going with "Come To …
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  • What about the Royals?! Chicago Blackhawks and Miami Heat get a…

    What about the Royals?! Chicago Blackhawks and Miami Heat get all the attention, but Kansas City is 11-0-1 in spring training

    yahoo.com Mar 7, 2013
    They all won again Wednesday, the Holy Triad of Athletic Juggernauts: The Chicago Blackhawks, the Miami Heat and the Kansas City Royals. They all refuse to lose. Yes, even the Royals. The Royals are 11-0-1 in Cactus League play after dismantling the Ari…
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