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Biggio up close with history during HOF visit

Biggio up close with history during HOF visit

MLB.com Updated 20 hours ago
The chance to hold one of Babe Ruth's bats was one of many awestruck moments for Craig Biggio, the longtime Astros second baseman who, along with his wife, Patty, was given a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday as part…
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  • Scheppers working toward major role in bullpen

    Scheppers working toward major role in bullpen

    MLB.com Jan 29 (yesterday)
    Rangers reliever Tanner Scheppers took a significant step on Wednesday by throwing off the mound in the bullpen for the first time this offseason. There is no doubting his importance to the club as Spring Training approaches and the bullpen is still bei…
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  • Astros Triple-A team bringing back famed 'Tequlia Sunrise' jers…

    Astros Triple-A team bringing back famed 'Tequlia Sunrise' jerseys

    yahoo.com Jan 29 (yesterday)
    Baseball teams are romancing the past this week. Consider the Seattle Mariners' nice-looking new alternate jerseys and the San Diego Padres' announcement that they'll go retro with late '80s brown pinstriped uniforms for five games. One of the other mor…
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  • Porter excited to reunite with Fredi in Atlanta

    Porter excited to reunite with Fredi in Atlanta

    MLB.com Jan 29 (yesterday)
    As Bo Porter distances himself from his days as the Astros' manager and prepares to assume his new role as the Braves' third-base coach, he is looking forward to the opportunity to be reunited with Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez, the man who gave Porter…
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  • Hicks knows Seahawks' Wilson is a winner

    Hicks knows Seahawks' Wilson is a winner

    MLB.com Jan 29 (yesterday)
    In the National Football League, Russell Wilson is the little guy doing huge things as quarterback of the Seahawks. But Mariners catcher John Hicks remembers Wilson in a different way. To Hicks, Wilson was the big guy on their youth baseball team when t…
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  • Around the Horn: Corner infield

    Around the Horn: Corner infield

    MLB.com Jan 29 (yesterday)
    The Angels know Albert Pujols and David Freese will play the corners in 2015, marking the fourth time in the last six years they've shared the same infield (twice in St. Louis, twice in Anaheim). What they'll get out of them is a far bigger mystery.
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  • Angels agree to deal with Freese, avoid arbitration

    Angels agree to deal with Freese, avoid arbitration

    MLB.com Jan 28 (3 days ago)
    The Angels avoided arbitration with third baseman David Freese on Wednesday, agreeing on a $6.425 million salary that stood as the midpoint of the numbers previously exchanged by both sides.
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  • Where will Moncada land among Major suitors?

    Where will Moncada land among Major suitors?

    MLB.com Jan 28 (3 days ago)
    Cuban teenage prospect Yoan Moncada has worked out privately for the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Rangers and Brewers, according to sources. The Rays, Cubs, Phillies and Cardinals have also shown interest. The question remains: When will M…
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  • Angels to keep Baldoquin in Minor League camp

    Angels to keep Baldoquin in Minor League camp

    MLB.com Jan 27 (4 days ago)
    The Angels have opted against inviting Roberto Baldoquin to Major League Spring Training, mostly because they'll have a lot of infielders competing for jobs, but also because they want to give Baldoquin a chance to develop on his own time without added …
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  • Red Sox send Ranaudo to Rangers for Ross

    Red Sox send Ranaudo to Rangers for Ross

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 27 (4 days ago)
    The Red Sox traded right-handed pitcher Anthony Ranaudo to the Rangers on Tuesday for left-handed pitcher Robbie Ross.
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  • Prospect Watch: Top 10 third basemen

    Prospect Watch: Top 10 third basemen

    MLB.com Jan 27 (4 days ago)
    If chicks dig the long ball, then there's no doubt third base is the sexiest position among prospects. It's home to the three best power prospects in the game in Kris Bryant (Cubs) and Joey Gallo (Rangers) -- the last two Minor League home run champions…
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  • Astros' roster upgrades have Hinch raring to go

    Astros' roster upgrades have Hinch raring to go

    MLB.com Jan 26 (5 days ago)
    The roster has been retooled and improved since A.J. Hinch took over as manager of the Astros last fall. The team has beefed up the offense, strengthened the bullpen and created competition that will take center stage at Spring Training next month in Ki…
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  • Mariners close to reuniting with Endy, Gutierrez

    Mariners close to reuniting with Endy, Gutierrez

    MLB.com Jan 25 (6 days ago)
    Two familiar outfielders, Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez, are close to returning to the Mariners on Minor League deals with invitations to next month's Major League Spring Training.
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  • Offseason spent in Texas agrees with Darvish

    Offseason spent in Texas agrees with Darvish

    MLB.com Jan 25 (6 days ago)
    This has been a winter of content for Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, who has spent most of it in Texas working out at the Ballpark.
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  • Cruz highlights first day of Mariners FanFest

    Cruz highlights first day of Mariners FanFest

    MLB.com Jan 24 (7 days ago)
    Nelson Cruz insists he's still a kid at heart, so the new Mariners slugger fit right in during his first public appearance with his new club on Saturday at Safeco Field.
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  • Biggio reflects on Hall of Fame career at FanFest

    Biggio reflects on Hall of Fame career at FanFest

    MLB.com Jan 24 (7 days ago)
    One of the biggest events of Saturday's FanFest at Minute Maid Park was the Fan Forum session with Craig Biggio, the Astros legend who was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this month.
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  • A's, Abad avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

    A's, Abad avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

    MLB.com Jan 24 (7 days ago)
    The A's have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with reliever Fernando Abad, thus avoiding arbitration.
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  • Video - Buster's Blog: The Intriguing Taijuan Walker 01:36

    Buster's Blog: The Intriguing Taijuan Walker

    Jan 28
    Buster Olney asks if Taijuan Walker can break into the Mariner's Mariners' starting rotation and why he's already getting some comparisons to Bob Gibson.
  • Video - Greatest Dynasties In Baseball History 03:23

    Greatest Dynasties In Baseball History

    Jan 26
    Cary Chow and David Schoenfield look at the greatest baseball dynasties and pick out where the current Giants fit on the list.
  • Video - Keith Law's Top MLB Prospects 03:10

    Keith Law's Top MLB Prospects

    Jan 26
    Keith Law breaks down the three best prospects from his list of the top 100 major league prospects.
  • Video - Cubs Trade For Dexter Fowler 02:24

    Cubs Trade For Dexter Fowler

    Jan 19
    Jerry Crasnick breaks down the trade that sent Astros OF Dexter Fowler to the Cubs for IF Luis Valbuena and RHP Dan Straily.

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