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Mets name Wright fourth captain in team history

Mets name Wright fourth captain in team history

CNNSI.com Updated Mar 21, 2013
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) As the newly appointed team leader, David Wright has already made his first decision: He won't wear the captain's `C' on his New York Mets jersey.
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  • Top Twins prospect Sano impresses in debut

    Top Twins prospect Sano impresses in debut

    MLB.com Mar 21, 2013
    Over the winter, the Twins discussed the idea of having Miguel Sano make a few trips over to big league camp to let him show off his highly touted bat and play a little third base. Ron Gardenhire mentioned it again Wednesday to a Minors field coordinato…
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  • Astros launch four long balls to top Tigers

    Astros launch four long balls to top Tigers

    MLB.com Mar 21, 2013
    The Astros put on a home-run display under the lights at Joker Marchant Stadium, homering four times -- Carlos Corporan twice -- in a 7-2 win. Starter Lucas Harrell held a lineup of Tigers regulars to three hits over five innings of two-run ball.
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  • Mauer, Pelfrey among Twins to work in Minors games

    Mauer, Pelfrey among Twins to work in Minors games

    MLB.com Mar 21, 2013
    Most of the Twins' regulars spent Thursday on the back fields playing Minor League games, and as far as manager Ron Gardenhire knew, they all got their work in as expected.
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  • Mauer, Morneau deserve to stick together

    Mauer, Morneau deserve to stick together

    MLB.com Mar 21, 2013
    They're back for a 10th season together, friends and teammates, the faces of the Minnesota Twins. For Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau, this is a season of sweetness on a couple of levels. Both of them are healthy again, and both of them sense that the Twin…
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  • Efficient Sale supported by sluggers

    Efficient Sale supported by sluggers

    MLB.com Mar 21, 2013
    Chris Sale allowed three runs over seven innings and got plenty of offensive support as the White Sox downed the Brewers, 8-3, on Thursday at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. Jeff Keppinger and Gordon Beckham homered and Alex Rios had two doubles and …
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  • Indians send top prospect Bauer down to minors

    Indians send top prospect Bauer down to minors

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Mar 21, 2013
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have optioned right-hander Trevor Bauer and two other pitchers to Triple-A Columbus.
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  • The young stars of the Kansas City Royals: Is 2013 finally thei…

    The young stars of the Kansas City Royals: Is 2013 finally their break-out year?

    yahoo.com Mar 21, 2013
    SURPRISE, Ariz. - All eyes were on spring sensation Yasiel Puig on Wednesday, when his Los Angeles Dodgers played the Kansas City Royals. Puig is having a monster spring. Two hits in his first two at-bats Wednesday raised his average to .521 and made hi
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  • Steve Olin and Tim Crews died in boating accident 20 years ago …

    Steve Olin and Tim Crews died in boating accident 20 years ago during spring training

    yahoo.com Mar 21, 2013
    Friday marks 20 years - Can it be that long? - since Cleveland Indians pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews died in a boating accident that also injured teammate Bob Ojeda. It happened on Little Lake Nellie in Florida, within sight of Crews' home and abo
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