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Tony La Russa’s comments ignore his own role in PED scandal

Tony La Russa’s comments ignore his own role in PED scandal

yahoo.com Updated Jan 13
New Hall of Famer Tony La Russa appeared on MLB Network's "Hot Corner" on Monday morning and addressed issues from the new sliding rules, to testing for performance-enhancing drugs, to a hypothetical future as president of the Seattle Mariners…
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  • Inbox: Are Mariners contenders to land Tanaka?

    Inbox: Are Mariners contenders to land Tanaka?

    MLB.com Jan 13
    The latest Mariners Inbox includes questions about Masahiro Tanaka, homers at Safeco Field, D.J. Peterson's status and retired numbers.
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  • Hot Stove roundup: Veterans get Minors deals

    Hot Stove roundup: Veterans get Minors deals

    MLB.com Jan 13
    Only a few Minor League deals were signed Monday, a relatively quiet day on the Hot Stove. Among those who found homes were veteran infielder Cesar Izturis, who signed with the Astros, and left-hander Jeff Francis, who signed with the Reds.
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  • A's name Connelly Class A pitching coach

    A's name Connelly Class A pitching coach

    MLB.com Jan 13
    Steve Connelly, who pitched in both the A's and Giants organizations during a nine-year professional career, has been named pitching coach of the Vermont Lake Monsters, the A's short-season Class A Minor League affiliate in the New York-Penn League.
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  • Angels said to be among Tanaka's favorites

    Angels said to be among Tanaka's favorites

    MLB.com Jan 13
    The Angels offer a prime location, boast a star-studded team and have available funds. And according to a weekend report from the Japanese publication Sports Hochi, that combination has made them among three favorites -- along with the Yankees and Dodge…
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  • Astros invite veteran C. Izturis to Spring Training

    Astros invite veteran C. Izturis to Spring Training

    MLB.com Jan 13
    The Astros added some depth to their infield mix Monday by agreeing with Cesar Izturis to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training
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  • Elvis Andrus perfecting ‘Dictator’ look of Sacha Baron Cohen

    Elvis Andrus perfecting ‘Dictator’ look of Sacha Baron Cohen

    yahoo.com Jan 13
    Elvis Andrus filled in for Derek Holland over the weekend at a promotional event for the Texas Rangers and he came out looking ready to raze a barn or give the Gettysburg Address. Andrus is working on an epic beard — though one that does not cross his u…
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  • MLB Notebook: A's have dynamic duo on left side

    MLB Notebook: A's have dynamic duo on left side

    MLB.com Jan 13
    For Josh Donaldson and Jed Lorie, 2013 represented a breakout year of sorts for the pair of A's infielders. Not only for what they did as individuals, but also for what their offensive numbers meant when considering the left side of any team's infield.
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Sports Columnists

  • Just How It Should Be

    Jan 13
    SEATTLE — You scramble to find some championship Sunday that’s setting up exactly like this one: two of the greatest quarterbacks ever meeting for the 15th time (Elway and Marino faced off only three times) on one side of history, a burgeoning Steelers-…