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Up to eight pitchers in hunt for Rangers' No. 5 spot

Up to eight pitchers in hunt for Rangers' No. 5 spot

MLB.com Updated Feb 1, 2013
Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux has been putting together his plan for Spring Training, and it includes stretching out 12 pitchers in preparation to be starters.
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  • Reds reach deals with lefty Parra, catcher Olivo

    Reds reach deals with lefty Parra, catcher Olivo

    CNNSI.com Feb 1, 2013
    Left-hander Manny Parra and the Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract.
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  • Seager among 10 inked to 2013 contracts

    Seager among 10 inked to 2013 contracts

    MLB.com Feb 1, 2013
    The Mariners announced on Friday that they have agreed to 2013 contracts with 10 players, including third baseman Kyle Seager.
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  • Low Star State: The Rangers' offseason has been defined more by…

    Low Star State: The Rangers' offseason has been defined more by w…

    CNNSI.com Feb 1, 2013
    The Rangers' offseason has been defined more by who left than who arrived, and that could doom them to miss the postseason for the first time since 2010, writes Jay Jaffe.
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  • Built to win now, Halos also look toward future

    Built to win now, Halos also look toward future

    MLB.com Feb 1, 2013
    The Angels' recent success in the Majors has come at the expense of its depth in the Minors. The organization now looks to balance the two.
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  • Olt has the power to launch successful career

    Olt has the power to launch successful career

    MLB.com Feb 1, 2013
    If the offseason reports and trade rumors are true, highly-regarded Texas Rangers prospect Mike Olt was at the center of many conversations. After having seen Olt play, the interest is totally understandable.
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  • Angels ink Japanese reliever Kobayashi to Minors deal

    Angels ink Japanese reliever Kobayashi to Minors deal

    MLB.com Feb 1, 2013
    The Angels have agreed to terms with Japanese reliever Hiroyuki Kobayashi on a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invite, a source confirmed Thursday.
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  • Video - Rating The Top Prospects In Baseball 04:30

    Rating The Top Prospects In Baseball

    Feb 1
    Keith Law weighs in on the top prospects in baseball and the Rangers' Jurickson Profar.
  • Video - American League Breakout Prospects 02:53

    American League Breakout Prospects

    Feb 1
    ESPN Insider Keith Law looks at the American League team reaching into its farm system the most and talks about the top breakout prospects.