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Former NY Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey shows up to Toronto Blue Jay…

Former NY Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey shows up to Toronto Blue Jays spring training camp with higher expectations

nydailynews.com Updated Feb 12, 2013
Maybe you remember R.A. Dickey. He used to pitch for the Mets. He’s the guy who climbs mountains and rescues sex slaves and writes books, and who has turned reinvention into an art form, and there he was Tuesday morning, in the hazy sunshine of Florida
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  • Yankees' Resale Market Will Compete With StubHub

    Yankees' Resale Market Will Compete With StubHub

    nytimes.com Feb 12, 2013
    The Yankees Ticket Exchange is the team's answer to its dissatisfaction with StubHub practices, and it may set a floor for resale prices.
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  • Blue Jays open Spring Training eyeing playoffs

    Blue Jays open Spring Training eyeing playoffs

    MLB.com Feb 12, 2013
    As Spring Training began, Toronto took stock of injuries and began introductions among this year's players, many of them new, who enter the season with high expectations.
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  • O's hope to finalize deal with Jurrjens soon

    O's hope to finalize deal with Jurrjens soon

    MLB.com Feb 12, 2013
    The status of the Orioles' agreement with pitcher Jair Jurrjens remains in limbo, with executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette saying Tuesday that he hoped to have a resolution within the next few days.
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  • Swisher, Francona faces of Tribe's makeover

    Swisher, Francona faces of Tribe's makeover

    MLB.com Feb 12, 2013
    Formerly archrivals as members of the Yankees and Red Sox, respectively, Nick Swisher and Terry Francona represent just two prongs of a serious Tribe makeover that includes former Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds and will place free-agent signing Mic…
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  • Royals get Johnson from Rays to cap megatrade

    Royals get Johnson from Rays to cap megatrade

    CNNSI.com Feb 12, 2013
    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kansas City has acquired utility player Elliott Johnson from the Tampa Bay Rays as the player to be named in the Dec. 9 trade that sent James Shields and Wade Davis to Kansas City for top prospects Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi alo…
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  • A-Rod to rehab in New York, not at spring camp

    A-Rod to rehab in New York, not at spring camp

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez will not report to spring training with the Yankees' position players and will work on his rehabilitation from hip surgery in New York.
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  • Papi no longer worried about Achilles

    Papi no longer worried about Achilles

    MLB.com Feb 12, 2013
    Moments after sitting down for his annual Spring Training State of Papi address on Tuesday, David Ortiz reported what Red Sox fans were hoping to hear.
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  • Mike Piazza Once Hired A "Karate Guy" To Teach Him Ho…

    Mike Piazza Once Hired A "Karate Guy" To Teach Him How To Beat Up Roger Clemens

    deadspin.com Feb 12, 2013
    After Roger Clemens threw a large part of a shattered bat at Mike Piazza in Game 2 of the 2000 World Series, the Mets catcher's first instinct was to beat him up. Piazza thought better of it, though, for plenty of reasons: It was the first inning of a g…
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  • Buchholz strains right hamstring during PFP drill

    Buchholz strains right hamstring during PFP drill

    MLB.com Feb 12, 2013
    About 10 minutes into the first pitchers' fielding practice on Tuesday, Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz limped into the training room.
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  • Yanks feel they have pieces to win another title

    Yanks feel they have pieces to win another title

    MLB.com Feb 12, 2013
    The demands haven't changed as the Yankees filtered into town, looking ahead to the first mandatory workout for pitchers and catchers. The expectation is a championship-caliber club that will make a serious run at a 28th World Series title.
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  • Red Sox reviewing Toradol policy, but MLB has bigger drug probl…

    Red Sox reviewing Toradol policy, but MLB has bigger drug problem

    yahoo.com Feb 12, 2013
    Some drugs are OK to use in Major League Baseball and some aren't - even if they aren't OK for you. And the hypocrisy is starting to catch up with the sport. The Boston Red Sox announced Monday they're reviewing their policy on Toradol, a legal anti-inf
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  • Spring headlines: Derek Jeter runs on treadmill; Pirates seek n…

    Spring headlines: Derek Jeter runs on treadmill; Pirates seek new logo

    yahoo.com Feb 12, 2013
    In addition to running on a treadmill Monday for the first time since ankle surgery, Derek Jeter took about 80 grounders at shortstop during a workout at the New York Yankees training facility in Tampa. By design, Jeter didn't move much laterally and he…
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  • O's pitchers, catchers report amid excitement for '13

    O's pitchers, catchers report amid excitement for '13

    MLB.com Feb 12, 2013
    On the heels of the organization's most successful season in 15 years, the Orioles officially open a much-anticipated 2013 season today, as pitchers and catchers report to the team's spring facility in Sarasota, Fla.
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  • Yogi not expected at Yankees' Spring Training camp

    Yogi not expected at Yankees' Spring Training camp

    MLB.com Feb 12, 2013
    Yogi Berra is not planning to attend Spring Training with the Yankees this year because the 87-year-old Hall of Famer's travel has become limited. David Kaplan, the director of the Yogi Berra Museum in Montclair, N.J., said that Berra's health is good a…
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  • Video - BBTN Special: Dodgers Spring Training 09:59

    BBTN Special: Dodgers Spring Training

    Feb 12
    Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian, and Curt Schilling report from the Dodgers' spring training camp.

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