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Share TweetVeteran cornerstones Jon Lester and Dustin Pedroia had solid performances for the Red Sox in Friday night's 5-2 victory over the Pirates at JetBlue Park.Share TweetJapan will look to replace the likes of Ichiro Suzuki and Yu Darvish with a new generation of young talent as it bids to capture a third straight World Baseball Classic title.Source: CNNSI.com
Samardzija would rather win than earn No. 1 jobUpdated Mar 1 Share TweetJeff Samardzija hopes to be handed the ball on Opening Day this season, but he emphasized that it is more important that the Cubs bounce back from their rough 2012 campaign.
Latos tosses two scoreless in first spring startUpdated Mar 1 Share TweetMat Latos walked the first two batters he faced in the first inning and also pitched past a second-inning double by Xavier Nady as the Reds dropped his spring debut to the Royals, 3-2.
Zimmerman to make spring debut Sunday as DHUpdated Mar 1 Share TweetFollowing the Nationals' 4-4 tie with the Mets on Thursday night, Nationals manager Davey Johnson announced that third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will start Sunday's game as a designated hitter against the Cardinals.
ATH ShowdownMar 1Kevin Blackistone and Jemele Hill faceoff in the Around The Horn Showdown.
Lou Amundson to sign 10-day contract with Chicago BullsMar 1Former Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Lou Amundson will sign a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein.
Lou Amundson signs 10-day contract with Chicago BullsMar 1Former Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Lou Amundson signed a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls.
The Sports Guy breaks down the best contracts in basketballMar 1With the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement in full swing, it's all about the contracts.