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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired first baseman C.J. Cron from the Los Angeles Angels and designated outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. The 28-year-old Cron was acquired Saturday night in exchange for a player to be named. He appeared in 100 games with 92 …

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The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired first baseman C.J. Cron from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for a player to be named. To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder/designated hitter Corey Dickerson was designated for assignment. Cron, 28, appeared in 100 games with 92 starts, all at first base, for the Angels in …

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The Angels made a big trade on Saturday. Infielder C.J. Cron, a Fullerton native, was dealt to Tampa Bay in exchange for a player to be named later, Angels GM Billy Eppler said. Cron, 28, appeared in 100 games for the Angels in 2017 and batted .248 with 14 doubles, one triple, 16 home runs and …

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez made it to the Chicago White Sox roster last season. Top prospect Michael Kopech figures to land sometime this summer. Former first-round picks Carlos Rodon and Carson Fulmer remain in the mix. With James Shields‘ contract expiring after this season, it won’t be long until youth is …

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Buster Posey recalls watching Andrew McCutchen in awe. They were 17, spending a few weeks together as teammates on a junior Olympic team in Taiwan. McCutchen remembers Posey’s immense popularity – swarmed at every single stop. Cheered when on the bus, or when fans just thought he was on the bus. …

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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Danny Duffy is not much of a hitter, a .125 lifetime batting average. But the Royals pitcher acknowledges that earlier in his career, he wanted to slug some teammates. The lefty says the Kansas City clubhouse offered little guidance when he first came up. ”We had an extreme lack of leadership from …

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) Athletics center fielder Dustin Fowler has begun doing sliding work at spring training to test his surgically repaired right knee ahead of Oakland’s full-squad workouts beginning next week. On June 29, Fowler had not even had his first at-bat for the New York Yankees when a freak injury in the bottom of …

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DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) It will be tough for anyone to outslug the Yankees in the AL East – so Toronto’s starting rotation is under pressure to return to form. After reaching the playoffs in back-to-back years, the Blue Jays stumbled to a 76-win season in 2017. An injury-plagued offense finished last in the American League …

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) Brandon Morrow has pitched in just about every role during his 11 seasons in the majors. Except as a full-time closer for a championship contender. That will change this year, as Morrow is expected to fill the spot for the Chicago Cubs. He is the most prominent addition to a revamped bullpen …

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PHOENIX (AP) Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett has won his salary arbitration case, giving players a final 12-10 margin over clubs this year. Gennett was awarded a raise from $2,525,000 to $5.7 million. The Reds offered $5.1 million. Players finished with a winning record for the second time in three years, but only their …

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