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Miguel Cabrera's recovery from ankle surgery could linger into …

Miguel Cabrera's recovery from ankle surgery could linger into 2015 season

yahoo.com Updated 15 hours ago
The Detroit Tigers season ended earlier then they'd hoped and in very disappointing fashion after they were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS. Now their offseason is getting off to a pretty rough start too after the team learned that Miguel Cab…
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  • Maddon Opts Out of Contract, Leaves Rays

    Maddon Opts Out of Contract, Leaves Rays

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause and has left the organization with one year remaining on his contract, the Major League Baseball team said on Friday.
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: High School Star Is Top Pick in Jap…

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: High School Star Is Top Pick in Japan

    nytimes.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    A high school pitching star, Tomohiro Anraku, was chosen first over all in Nippon Professional Baseball’s amateur draft by the Rakuten Eagles, the former team of Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.
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  • Knicks president Phil Jackson can lift New York to some new glo…

    Knicks president Phil Jackson can lift New York to some new glory

    nydailynews.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    Sometimes you get the idea the Knicks don’t need Phil Jackson around, even using him for cover until they get enough good players one of these days, nearly as much as we do in the big city. You can make a case, and it’s not really that hard now that the…
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  • Mets Hire Kevin Long, a Hitting Coach Fired by the Yankees

    Mets Hire Kevin Long, a Hitting Coach Fired by the Yankees

    nytimes.com MLB.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    It came as little surprise that the Mets hired Long, the hitting coach the Yankees dismissed this month, given the struggles of Curtis Granderson, the former Yankee who became the Mets’ most expensive free-agent signing in years.
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  • Red Sox tab Davis to be new hitting coach

    Red Sox tab Davis to be new hitting coach

    MLB.com ESPN.com Oct 23 (yesterday)
    By hiring Chili Davis, the Red Sox feel they've found a hitting coach with the type of enthusiasm and technique that players will feed off. "It goes back to the person Chili is," manager John Farrell said.
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  • David Ortiz surprises military personnel with World Series tick…

    David Ortiz surprises military personnel with World Series tickets

    yahoo.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has been a postseason hero several times over during his potentially Hall of Fame worthy career. This year, though, with his Boston Red Sox long eliminated from the October scene, he's changing his role up in order to hel…
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  • Sabathia nearly '100 percent,' ready to anchor rotation

    Sabathia nearly '100 percent,' ready to anchor rotation

    MLB.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    Three months removed from season-ending right knee surgery, Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia said on Tuesday that he feels "pretty much back to 100 percent" and expects to be ready for a full workload of 32 starts and 200 innings in 2015.
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  • Wait is over: Fall Classic returns to Kansas City

    Wait is over: Fall Classic returns to Kansas City

    MLB.com Oct 20 (5 days ago)
    Six days after celebrating an American League pennant in front of their own fans by dispatching the Orioles, the Royals will host the Giants in the first World Series matchup between the clubs. First pitch in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is schedu…
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  • Oldest former Red Sox player Lucier, 96, dies

    Oldest former Red Sox player Lucier, 96, dies

    ESPN.com Oct 20 (5 days ago)
    Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96.
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  • Surprising contributors led unheralded club to first place

    Surprising contributors led unheralded club to first place

    MLB.com Oct 20 (5 days ago)
    An ALCS sweep that ended their season notwithstanding, the Orioles had an excellent season that was boosted primarily by acquisitions and reserves who filled in for unavailable All-Stars.
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  • Sources: Red Sox near deal to hire Chili Davis

    Sources: Red Sox near deal to hire Chili Davis

    ESPN.com MLB.com Oct 19 (6 days ago)
    The Boston Red Sox are on the verge of a deal with Chili Davis to be their hitting coach, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney.
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  • Schilling's bloody sock the bridge to history

    Schilling's bloody sock the bridge to history

    MLB.com Oct 19 (6 days ago)
    Before the Red Sox could complete their baseball miracle in the 2004 ALCS, a bit of a medical science miracle was needed.
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  • Tigers' outfield prospect Moya slugs homer

    Tigers' outfield prospect Moya slugs homer

    MLB.com Oct 19 (7 days ago)
    Steven Moya, who hit .276 with 33 doubles and 35 home runs at Double-A this year, connected on his first home run of the Arizona Fall League on Saturday night. Orioles prospect Zach Davies scattered two hits across four innings, striking out seven and e…
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  • Could the Yankees ever be Royals? Young and athletic K.C. is ev…

    Could the Yankees ever be Royals? Young and athletic K.C. is everything that Bombers are not

    This was after Game 2 of the ALCS in Baltimore, in which the resurgent Royals had just beaten the Orioles at their own game again, and a couple of scouts were discussing the way the series was going.
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  • Roberts hangs up cleats after 14 years in Majors

    Roberts hangs up cleats after 14 years in Majors

    Second baseman Brian Roberts is retiring, according to The Baltimore Sun. The 37-year-old Roberts spent 13 of his 14 Major League seasons with the Orioles and played his last year with the Yankees.
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  • Sports of The Times: Steinbrenner’s Revolving Door Sent a Champ…

    Sports of The Times: Steinbrenner’s Revolving Door Sent a Champion to the Royals

    nytimes.com Oct 18
    Manager Dick Howser, spurned by the Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, led the Royals to their 1985 World Series title.
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  • Young Mets Discover Unlikely Pals: Yankees

    Young Mets Discover Unlikely Pals: Yankees

    nytimes.com Oct 18
    The prospects for the Yankees and Mets find themselves mingling as teammates in the Arizona Fall League.
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  • Video - Maddon Exercises Opt-Out Option 01:46

    Maddon Exercises Opt-Out Option

    Oct 24
    ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney discusses why Joe Maddon exercised the opt-out clause in his contract with the Rays and identifies the teams that could be interested in hiring him.
  • Video - Maddon's Future 03:01

    Maddon's Future

    Oct 24
    Doug Glanville and Mark Mulder discuss Joe Maddon's future after the manager opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Video - Teixeira Ready For 2015 03:56

    Teixeira Ready For 2015

    Oct 22
    Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira talks about Derek Jeter's retirement, Alex Rodriguez's return and his expectations for the 2015 season.
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    30 For 30: Four Days In October

    Oct 16
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