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Fans give Angels festive sendoff

Fans give Angels festive sendoff

MLB.com Updated 18 hours ago
The Angels celebrated "Moving Day" on Thursday, giving their Arizona-bound equipment truck a sendoff with a fan event that included autograph signing by past greats Chuck Finley and Garret Anderson plus current left-hander Tyler Skaggs.
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  • Mariners' Unsworth leads RSA past New Zealand

    Mariners' Unsworth leads RSA past New Zealand

    MLB.com Feb 10 (yesterday)
    Mariners prospect Dylan Unsworth pitched eight shutout innings, scattering two hits, to put South Africa into the winner's bracket on the first day of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier with a 7-1 win over New Zealand at Blacktown International Sports…
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  • Hit the road: Mariners' truck heads to camp

    Hit the road: Mariners' truck heads to camp

    MLB.com Feb 10 (yesterday)
    The surest clue that baseball season is near? How about the Mariners' fully loaded equipment truck pulling out of Safeco Field on Wednesday to begin the three-day haul to Peoria, Ariz., to set up camp.
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  • Jezebel What Dating Abroad Taught Me About Stateside Racism | G…

    Jezebel What Dating Abroad Taught Me About Stateside Racism | Gizmodo Your Stupid-Ass Typing Style M

    deadspin.com Feb 10 (yesterday)
    Jezebel What Dating Abroad Taught Me About Stateside Racism | Gizmodo Your Stupid-Ass Typing Style Might Not Actually Be So Bad | Gawker Curtis Sliwa’s Guardian Angels Are Looking for Trouble | Jalopnik My Aston Martin’s Warranty Has Already Paid For It…
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  • Gattis' surgery frees up spring at-bats for others

    Gattis' surgery frees up spring at-bats for others

    MLB.com yahoo.com Feb 10 (yesterday)
    The loss of designated hitter Evan Gattis, perhaps until the start of the regular season or beyond following surgery to repair a sports hernia, will free up some at-bats this spring. The Astros will get a better gauge on up-and-comers like Matt Duffy, T…
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  • Phils acquire Featherston from Halos for infield depth

    Phils acquire Featherston from Halos for infield depth

    MLB.com Feb 10 (yesterday)
    The Phillies added some infield depth to their system on Wednesday by acquiring Taylor Featherston from the Angels for a player to be named or cash.
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  • Report: O's making progress with Gallardo

    Report: O's making progress with Gallardo

    MLB.com Feb 10 (2 days ago)
    The Orioles may be gearing up for a run at one of the best starting pitchers left on the market. According to a report Wednesday by FoxSports.com, Baltimore is "making progress" in its pursuit of right-hander Yovani Gallardo, who pitched to a …
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  • Moreland's $5.7M Deal With Rangers Avoids Arbitration

    Moreland's $5.7M Deal With Rangers Avoids Arbitration

    nytimes.com MLB.com Feb 10 (2 days ago)
    First baseman Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $5.7 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing set for Wednesday.
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  • Darvish Feeling Strong in Rehab, Eager to Rejoin Rangers

    Darvish Feeling Strong in Rehab, Eager to Rejoin Rangers

    nytimes.com MLB.com Feb 9 (3 days ago)
    Yu Darvish says he feels stronger than he did before elbow surgery last spring and plans to be back on the mound for the Texas Rangers by mid-May or early June.
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  • Angels will try to set record for most people using selfie stic…

    Angels will try to set record for most people using selfie sticks

    yahoo.com Feb 9 (3 days ago)
    The Los Angeles Angels are about to do a dangerous thing. They are about to take a stance on a subject as divisive as the designated hitter. Is it acceptable to take a selfie at a baseball game? The Angels are not only saying yes, they are encouraging i…
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  • Astros' Castro is first arbitration loss, gets $5M

    Astros' Castro is first arbitration loss, gets $5M

    ESPN.com nytimes.com MLB.com Feb 9 (3 days ago)
    Astros' Castro is first arbitration loss, gets $5M
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  • Around the Horn: Relief pitching

    Around the Horn: Relief pitching

    MLB.com Feb 9 (3 days ago)
    This is the fifth of a six-part Around the Horn series that will take a position-by-position look at the Astros' projected starters and backup options heading into next season. Up next: Relief pitching.
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  • Rebounds could give Angels boost in 2016

    Rebounds could give Angels boost in 2016

    MLB.com Feb 8 (4 days ago)
    A bevy of players -- players with good track records, in fact -- are coming off down years and are in need of a rebound. If they do bounce back, perhaps the Angels will find out that they didn't really need that shiny new left fielder or that accomplish…
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  • Astros have 3 eyeing rebound '16 seasons

    Astros have 3 eyeing rebound '16 seasons

    MLB.com Feb 8 (4 days ago)
    The Astros will hit the field at Osceola County Stadium next week for the start of their final Spring Training in Kissimmee, Fla., with much anticipation. The team is coming off its first playoff berth in 10 years and was six outs away from eliminating …
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  • Mariners looking for rebound seasons from 7

    Mariners looking for rebound seasons from 7

    MLB.com Feb 8 (4 days ago)
    As the countdown begins to the start of Spring Training, it's time to zero in on what to expect when the Mariners gather in Peoria, Ariz., for the first time under manager Scott Servais. We'll look at all the moves made by new general manager Jerry Dipo…
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  • Rangers on the rebound entering camp

    Rangers on the rebound entering camp

    MLB.com Feb 8 (4 days ago)
    The time has come to begin the final countdown to Spring Training as Rangers pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 19. The usual storylines are in play going into camp concerning position battles, top prospects, new players and those on the rebound. The …
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  • Ark-Monticello, St. Cloud St. shine at Houston Winter Invitatio…

    Ark-Monticello, St. Cloud St. shine at Houston Winter Invitational

    MLB.com Feb 5 (7 days ago)
    Travis Steinke singled in the go-ahead runs in a four-run ninth inning to lift Arkansas-Monticello past Tarleton State 10-6 in the opening game on Friday of the fourth annual Houston Winter Invitational at Minute Maid Park, home of the Astros.
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  • Crane ready for another Astros playoff run

    Crane ready for another Astros playoff run

    MLB.com Feb 5 (7 days ago)
    It was this time a year ago that Astros owner Jim Crane raised a few eyebrows by making the bold proclamation his team would make the postseason in 2015. Crane didn't beat his chest about his prediction when speaking to the media Friday at Minute Maid P…
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  • Don't credit tanking for the success of Cubs and Astros

    Don't credit tanking for the success of Cubs and Astros

    ESPN.com Feb 5 (7 days ago)
    Don't credit tanking for the success of Cubs and Astros
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  • Around the Horn: Starting pitching

    Around the Horn: Starting pitching

    MLB.com Feb 5
    The addition of veteran right-hander Doug Fister to a one-year deal last month rounded out the Astros' offseason moves, giving them another proven arm to add to what is the deepest starting rotation they've had in years.
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  • Garret Anderson joins Angels' 'Moving Day' roster

    Garret Anderson joins Angels' 'Moving Day' roster

    MLB.com Feb 4
    Former All-Star outfielder Garret Anderson will join Chuck Finley and Tyler Skaggs for "Moving Day" at Angel Stadium, the team announced Thursday.
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  • Mariners expect big things from young Boog

    Mariners expect big things from young Boog

    MLB.com Feb 4
    When new Mariners skipper Scott Servais and general manager Jerry Dipoto preach to their players this season about the need to control the strike zone, work pitchers and ultimately do whatever to get on base more often, they'll find a ready pupil in Boo…
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  • Hulett up for challenge of managing Philippines

    Hulett up for challenge of managing Philippines

    MLB.com Feb 4
    Tim Hulett, who manages the Rangers' Class A Short-Season team in the Northwest League, is at the helm of Team Philippines for the World Baseball Classic qualifying round.
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  • Video - Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth 00:29

    Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth

    Mar 20
    Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
  • Video - Bacon-Loving Rangers Fans Rejoice! 03:33

    Bacon-Loving Rangers Fans Rejoice!

    Mar 18
    ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell discusses the new bacon-related items being offered by the Texas Rangers this season.
  • Video - Future Cloudy For Yu Darvish's Return 02:10

    Future Cloudy For Yu Darvish's Return

    Mar 13
    Stephania Bell explains the unknown of when Yu Darvish will be able to return and whether he can avoid a second corrective surgery down the line.
  • Video - Yu Darvish To Undergo Tommy John Surgery 01:53

    Yu Darvish To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

    Mar 13
    Tim Kurkjian reacts to the news that Yu Darvish's season will end before it even begins as the Rangers' ace will undergo Tommy John surgery.