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Chapman on starting vs. closing: Reds' choice

Chapman on starting vs. closing: Reds' choice

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Feb 16, 2013
Aroldis Chapman was getting ready to start for the Cincinnati Reds last spring when the bullpen got wiped out by injuries, forcing a different approach. The hard-throwing Cuban became one of baseball's best closers in his first try at it.
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  • Brewers owner optimistic as workouts begin

    Brewers owner optimistic as workouts begin

    MLB.com Feb 16, 2013
    Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio delivered a typically upbeat address ahead of his team's first full-squad workout on Saturday and predicted his club was built for success this season, despite its notable changes in the pitching department.
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  • Back at Braves camp, Chipper has no regrets

    Back at Braves camp, Chipper has no regrets

    MLB.com Feb 16, 2013
    His former Spring Training locker is now occupied by Dan Uggla and his body has not been subjected to any baseball-related activities since last year's loss to the Cardinals in the National League's Wild Card game. But all suddenly felt normal again whe…
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  • Bailey, Reds agree at $5.35M; record low hearings

    Bailey, Reds agree at $5.35M; record low hearings

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Feb 16, 2013
    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Right-hander Homer Bailey and the Cincinnati Reds agreed Saturday to a $5.35 million, one-year contract, ensuring baseball will set a record low for salary arbitration hearings.
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  • Hal McCoy’s new driver is a perfect choice

    Hal McCoy’s new driver is a perfect choice

    yahoo.com Feb 16, 2013
    A few weeks ago we told you of Hal McCoy’s plight. The Hall of Fame baseball writer, who's legally blind and unable to make the drive from his home in Englewood, OH to Great American Ballpark, needed a ride this season - his 42nd covering the Cincinna
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  • Crane honored to host Obama at golf course

    Crane honored to host Obama at golf course

    MLB.com Feb 16, 2013
    Astros owner Jim Crane is hosting a vacationing President Barack Obama at his Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City, Fla., this weekend, and the two are scheduled to play a round together on Sunday.
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  • Clayton: What to look for in NFL combine

    Feb 16
    Will a QB class considered lackluster be able to change that perception at the NFL combine?