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Felix Hernandez will make $27 million in the final year of his new $175 million, seven-year contract with the Seattle Mariners, which includes a conditional eighth-year option should he need elbow ligament surgery during the length of the deal.Share TweetMLB.com Feb 14, 2013It's probably best to let fans of the Los Angeles Angels experience Josh Hamilton for themselves. Why spoil the ride? They think they know how much fun it's going to be. The thing is, they have no idea.Share TweetTEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols hopes to begin agility drills and light running in a couple of days to test his surgically repaired right knee.Share TweetA's right-hander Grant Balfour had right knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus Thursday afternoon, leaving Oakland without its closer for approximately four to six weeks.Share Tweet
Angels have flexibility at designated-hitter spotMLB.com Feb 14, 2013One overlooked component of an Angels offense that figures to be among baseball's very best this season is the newfound -- and necessary -- flexibility Mike Scioscia now has at designated hitter.Share TweetCNNSI.com Feb 14, 2013This week, Cliff Corcoran will break down what to watch in each team's camp as part of SI.com's spring training preview. Teams are listed by their order of finish from 2012. Note: The Big Prospect is a player who will be in major league camp but has not…Share Tweet
Andrus: Agent, Rangers talked long-term dealESPN.com Feb 14, 2013Elvis Andrus said his agent, Scott Boras, has talked with the Texas Rangers this offseason about the possibility of a long-term deal.Share Tweet
Holland getting serious, will cut down interviewsESPN.com Feb 14, 2013Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland plans on striking a more serious tone this season after meeting with club officials this offseason and getting advice on how to improve his overall game.Share Tweet
Washington Talks HamiltonFeb 14Ron Washington talks with Karl Ravech about Josh Hamilton's departure and how the Rangers are moving forward.
BBTN Special: Rangers Spring TrainingFeb 14Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian, and Rick Sutcliffe report from Rangers spring training.
Questions Surrounding RangersFeb 14Ron Washington talks with Karl Ravech about Jurickson Profar's potential, lineup concerns and Nelson Cruz.
New Catcher In TownFeb 14A.J. Pierzynski talks about playing for a new team, challenges of catching for a new pitching staff, and why he chose the Rangers.