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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Once he overcame some anxiety, Yonder Alonso started swinging for the fences. And clearing them. Hoping to improve his power statistics, Alonso altered his swing last season and the baseball began to fly. After hitting just 39 home runs in his first seven major league seasons, Alonso connected for 28 in 142 …

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The Minnesota Twins have finalized their low-risk contract with right-hander Anibal Sanchez, securing another experienced candidate for their rotation. For the Twins, he’s another option in a situation with few of them proven. For Sanchez, it’s a late-career chance to potentially get back on track as a reliable starting pitcher and …

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COLIN COWHERD: Baseball, apparently– I’m going to read this verbatim, because I didn’t hear it. But on “The Rich Eisen Show,” Tuesday, the host and a baseball guy, a baseball exec– “There are whispers from execs in baseball, there’s a discussion to let a trailing team in the ninth inning, you’re losing in the ninth, …

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TAMPA BAY RAYS PRESS RELEASE ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays have traded outfielder Corey Dickerson to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for right-handed pitcher Daniel Hudson, minor league infi elder Tristan Gray and cash considerations. Tampa Bay Rays on FOX Sports Sun Dickerson, 28, was designated for assignment by the Rays on …

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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is not one to complain about the state of the franchise and demand a trade, because he’s happy just to be on a big league team. Insert joke here. OK, so the Marlins’ fitness for the majors is in question after they traded away half their …

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SURPRISE, Ariz. — Nobody saw this coming, not even the Kansas City Royals. Whit Merrifield has gone from an afterthought to the American League stolen base champion. He has gone from more than 2,500 at-bats in the minors to the Kansas City starting second baseman. He began last year with Triple-A Omaha, his eighth straight …

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Surprised to be traded, Steven Souza Jr. heads to Arizona for what promises to be a key role on a Diamondbacks team that expects to be good. The 28-year-old outfielder knew the Tampa Bay Rays were making some big changes but felt assured by management that he still figured in their plans. “As …

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From now until Spring Training concludes, Fox Sports San Diego will preview each player at each position that is in big league camp. The preview began with taking a look at the catchers who are currently at the Peoria Sports Complex in a Padres uniform. It continues on with a look at the starting pitchers. Locks for …

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JUPITER, Fla. — Sixty times last season as Washington’s pitching coach, Mike Maddux enjoyed a front-row seat for two of the best pitchers in baseball, Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. Now, in his first spring as the Cardinals’ pitching coach, Maddux sees a young pitcher ready to join the upper echelon of starters. It’s his …

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Surprised to be traded, Steven Souza Jr. heads to Arizona for what promises to be a key role on a Diamondbacks team that expects to be good. The 28-year-old outfielder knew the Tampa Bay Rays were making some big changes but felt assured by management that he still figured in their plans. …

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