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Fenway Park sellout streak could end for Red Sox

Fenway Park sellout streak could end for Red Sox

CNNSI.com Updated Feb 14, 2013
Red Sox president Larry Lucchino says he thinks the team's sellout streak at Fenway Park will end in April, a month shy of 10 years of a packed ballpark.
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  • Hernandez to get $27 million in last year with M's

    Hernandez to get $27 million in last year with M's

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013
    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.
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  • Angels fans hope for the Hamilton that dazzles

    Angels fans hope for the Hamilton that dazzles

    MLB.com Feb 14, 2013
    It'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.
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  • Pujols will test his surgically-repaired knee soon

    Pujols will test his surgically-repaired knee soon

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013
    TEMPE, 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.
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  • Balfour has surgery, hopeful for Opening Day

    Balfour has surgery, hopeful for Opening Day

    MLB.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013
    A'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.
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  • Angels have flexibility at designated-hitter spot

    Angels have flexibility at designated-hitter spot

    MLB.com Feb 14, 2013
    One 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.
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  • NL Central spring training preview

    NL Central spring training preview

    CNNSI.com Feb 14, 2013
    This 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…
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  • Andrus: Agent, Rangers talked long-term deal

    Andrus: Agent, Rangers talked long-term deal

    ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013
    Elvis Andrus said his agent, Scott Boras, has talked with the Texas Rangers this offseason about the possibility of a long-term deal.
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  • Holland getting serious, will cut down interviews

    Holland getting serious, will cut down interviews

    ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013
    Texas 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.
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  • Video - Washington Talks Hamilton 02:36

    Washington Talks Hamilton

    Feb 14
    Ron Washington talks with Karl Ravech about Josh Hamilton's departure and how the Rangers are moving forward.
  • Video - BBTN Special: Rangers Spring Training 09:58

    BBTN Special: Rangers Spring Training

    Feb 14
    Karl Ravech, Tim Kurkjian, and Rick Sutcliffe report from Rangers spring training.
  • Video - Questions Surrounding Rangers 04:44

    Questions Surrounding Rangers

    Feb 14
    Ron Washington talks with Karl Ravech about Jurickson Profar's potential, lineup concerns and Nelson Cruz.
  • Video - New Catcher In Town 05:20

    New Catcher In Town

    Feb 14
    A.J. Pierzynski talks about playing for a new team, challenges of catching for a new pitching staff, and why he chose the Rangers.

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