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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) With his hulking 6-foot-4 body that’s built for football and a slugger’s mentality at the plate that can swiftly produce majestic drives soaring high over the wall, the presence of Miguel Sano looms larger than anyone else around the Minnesota Twins. This spring, so do the questions. Sano arrived at the …

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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) The Kansas City Royals came to camp Sunday and finally knew for sure: Eric Hosmer was gone. The move was not unexpected, but they had been dreading this day. Hosmer agreed to an eight-year, $144 million contract with the San Diego Padres this weekend, leaving the Royals with a big void at …

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The Boston Red Sox have re-signed infielder Eduardo Nunez to a one-year contract with a player option for 2019, giving them another proven second baseman to fill in while Dustin Pedroia recovers from knee surgery . Nunez’s deal was done on Sunday, the day before the Red Sox hold their first …

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Josh Harrison is still with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and his feelings aren’t much different than they were a month ago. Harrison spoke to reporters Sunday, the day before the first spring training workout for Pittsburgh’s full squad. The Pirates traded outfielder Andrew McCutchen and right-hander Gerrit Cole this offseason, a retooling that …

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The bat Rajai Davis used to hit one of the biggest home runs in Cleveland Indians history is nicely displayed in his office. The moment is deeply engraved in his memory. Now the 37-year-old outfielder who hit that game-tying homer late in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series is back in …

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Houston manager A. J. Hinch elected to give the Astros a shortened work schedule Sunday, the day before for position players report for workouts. Closer Ken Giles was having none of it. ”I don’t take light days,” Giles said. ”That’s the thing with me. I don’t like taking short break …

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) It was hard for Elias Diaz to explain exactly what went through his mind when he found out his mother had been kidnapped. The Pittsburgh Pirates catcher certainly remembers how it felt when she was rescued. ”No one really prepares themselves for something like that,” Diaz said Sunday through a translator. ”It …

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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) A person with direct knowledge of the deal says free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has reached preliminary agreement on an eight-year contract with the San Diego Padres, pending a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because there had been no formal announcement of Hosmer’s signing, which would become …

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Free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has agreed to an eight-year, $144 million deal with the San Diego Padres, according to published reports Saturday night. The 28-year-old, two-time Gold Glove winner hit a career-high .318 and matched his best from the previous season with 25 homers, and drove in 94 runs and scored 98 for the …

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins acquired right-handed pitcher Jake Odorizzi from the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night for minor league infielder Jermaine Palacios, securing some needed depth for their rotation after missing out on several free agents. The 27-year-old Odorizzi will join his third major league team in the Twins, who won’t have right-hander …

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