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A's hold situational hitting competition at camp

A's hold situational hitting competition at camp

MLB.com Updated 4 hours ago
As the A's continue to get ready for the 2015 season, they spent Friday working on situational hitting, doing so with a friendly competition.
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  • Melvin excited about A's new infield

    Melvin excited about A's new infield

    MLB.com 6 hours ago
    Odds are the Athletics will begin the 2015 season with a completely different infield than the one that began the 2014 season.
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  • Sources: Hamilton experienced relapse this year

    Sources: Hamilton experienced relapse this year

    Josh Hamilton's recent meeting with Major League Baseball stemmed from a relapse that occurred this year, sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed to MLB.com on Friday. The Angels, who have only confirmed that Hamilton met with league officials…
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  • Hernandez's delay in reporting may leave him behind

    Hernandez's delay in reporting may leave him behind

    MLB.com 8 hours ago
    The Astros are expecting Roberto Hernandez to compete for a spot in the rotation, but the Dominican hurler has not yet reported to camp because of visa issues.
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  • Change offers Canha opportunity to go home

    Change offers Canha opportunity to go home

    MLB.com Feb 26 (yesterday)
    Mark Canha always wanted to settle down in the Bay Area, where he grew up. The power-hitting outfielder/first baseman finally gets that chance this season with the A's.
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  • Happy Prince gives Rangers reason to smile

    Happy Prince gives Rangers reason to smile

    MLB.com Feb 26 (yesterday)
    You're not really supposed to hit the ball hard during live batting practice, at least not in February. Even the best hitters take some time to catch up to pitching in Spring Training. Yet that didn't stop Adrian Beltre from getting on Prince Fielder on…
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  • Huge snake pays visit to Astros clubhouse

    Huge snake pays visit to Astros clubhouse

    MLB.com Feb 26 (yesterday)
    The Astros welcomed a guest into the clubhouse at Osceola County Stadium on Thursday morning that more than a few players hoped would have just stayed away. Before taking the field for the morning work, some players posed for photos with Sunshine, an 11…
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  • Here Are Some Houston Astros Just Chillin' With An Albino Pytho…

    Here Are Some Houston Astros Just Chillin' With An Albino Python

    deadspin.com Feb 26 (yesterday)
    "Broooo, lookit the size of that sucker!" I imagine one of the Astros exclaiming when Sunshine the Albino Python was brought in the room. "Haha, you scared bro?" another one probably quipped. "Nuh uh! If Britney can rock one aro…
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  • A's Begin Baseball's Mandatory Domestic Violence Training

    A's Begin Baseball's Mandatory Domestic Violence Training

    nytimes.com Feb 26 (yesterday)
    Reliever Dan Otero spoke up, as did many others, with a question on the topic of domestic violence that has been at the forefront of professional sports following the NFL's recent troubles.
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  • Sure-handed infielder Ellis retires at 37

    Sure-handed infielder Ellis retires at 37

    MLB.com Feb 25 (yesterday)
    Second baseman Mark Ellis is retiring from baseball, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle. The 37-year-old Ellis, a ninth-round selection of the Royals in the 1999 First-Year Player Draft, played 12 years in the Majors with the A's, Rock…
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  • Rangers' Darvish faces first hitters since Aug.

    Rangers' Darvish faces first hitters since Aug.

    ESPN.com Feb 25 (yesterday)
    Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish faced hitters for the first time since last August, throwing 30 pitches against teammates during batting practice Wednesday.
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  • AL MVP Trout driven by playoff bitterness

    AL MVP Trout driven by playoff bitterness

    ESPN.com Feb 25 (2 days ago)
    Mike Trout arrived for the Los Angeles Angels' first full-squad workout Wednesday with a three-pronged agenda for 2015.
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  • McCarthy, Anderson eye successful reunion with Dodgers

    McCarthy, Anderson eye successful reunion with Dodgers

    MLB.com Feb 25 (2 days ago)
    Former A's Brandon McCarthy and Brett Anderson, now reunited in the Dodgers rotation, have always had a lot in common off the field, and this season they're both looking to prove their durability and help Los Angeles in its quest for a World Series cham…
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  • Video - King Felix Ready To Lead Mariners To Postseason 02:56

    King Felix Ready To Lead Mariners To Postseason

    Feb 27
    2010 AL Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez talks about Seattle's improved starting rotation, the acquisition of Nelson Cruz and their playoff hopes.
  • Video - How Mike Trout Can Get Even Better 01:51

    How Mike Trout Can Get Even Better

    Feb 26
    Aaron Boone and Tim Kurkjian look at the ways that reigning MVP Mike Trout can get even better this season.
  • Video - Scioscia On Trout's Progression 02:45

    Scioscia On Trout's Progression

    Feb 26
    Jay Crawford speaks with Angels manager Mike Scioscia about Mike Trout's progression and what Trout took from his first postseason experience last season.
  • Video - Trout Wishes The Best For Hamilton 00:44

    Trout Wishes The Best For Hamilton

    Feb 26
    Angels outfielder Mike Trout shares his thoughts on Josh Hamilton, who met with MLB officials on Wednesday about a disciplinary issue.

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