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From: Uniwatch | By: Phil Hecken | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Diminutive spitballing reliever became batting practice pitcher for 1917 White Sox A few weeks weeks ago, John Thorn, the official historian of Major League Baseball, gave a lecture at the Albany (N.Y.) Institute of History and Art, as part of the...
From: South Side Sox | By: Jim Margalus | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Halos should get their co-ace back by May Recovering from an August knee injury. Garrett Richards has been a great story this spring. His bullpen sessions have been superb according to eyewitness accounts. Pitching coach Mike Butcher has certainly slept...
From: Halos Heaven | By: Rev Halofan | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Sunday, March 1, 2015 Today’s Sad News RIP Minnie Minoso “Mr. White Sox” has died. White Sox great and fan ambassador Minnie Minoso (Saturnino Orestes Armas “Minnie” Minoso Arrieta), 90, died last night in Chicago. The beloved Minoso endeared...
From: Inside the White Sox | By: Scott Reifert | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — With all the talk about Yoan Moncada — the 19-year-old Cuban who is on the verge of signing minor-league deal with a $31.5 signing bonus with the Red Sox — it’s interesting to note there’s another infielder, just 2 1/2 months...
From: WEEI | By: Rob Bradford | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Thinking out loud … while wondering whatever happened to Mike Torrez. — I’m left with an overwhelming sense of sadness in considering the sale of the Pawtucket Red Sox announced this week. Maybe it’s because it’s the end of an era, one in which...
From: WEEI | By: John Rooke | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Hey, Boston Red Sox fans: To borrow from The Hollies, he ain't heavy, he's your Panda. You've seen the picture by now, and the accompanying tweet by Boston.com's Steve Silva. Or, in case you haven't: Silva later claimed his intent was merely to "poke...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Jacob Shafer | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Rob breaks down the other 29 teams in baseball as they get ready for the 2015 season. Last season, I went out on a limb for the Arizona Diamondbacks, saying "it’s hard to imagine this roster being a sub.-500 team in the AL West." The D-Backs finished...
From: Bless You Boys | By: Rob Rogacki | Monday, March 2, 2015
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JUPITER -- When former major league reliever Joe Nelson suddenly began receiving phone calls from sportswriters the other day, he knew what they would concern. Actor Leonard Nimoy had just died, and Nelson, in a baseball way, was a natural...
From: Miami Herald | By: Clark Spencer | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Yoenis Cespedes could see himself wearing a Tigers uniform for many years.
From: Hardball Talk | By: Bill Baer | Monday, March 2, 2015
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A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR the last seven days: MLB Trade Rumors Podcast featured host Jeff Todd discussing the Red Sox’s signing of Yoan Moncada and the rest of the Cuban market with MLB.com … Continue reading...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Edward Creech | Monday, March 2, 2015
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And you thought a 17-game losing streak was bad. The Mariners had an unusual problem. From 1982 to 1989, they had developed a surfeit of prospects at the Single-A level, leading them to affiliate with a combination of the California League San Bernardino...
From: Lookout Landing | By: Ashley Varela | Monday, March 2, 2015
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Boston Red Sox outfielders Mookie Betts and Rusney Castillo each stand shorter than 5-feet-10 and between them have played in only 62 big league games.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The Boston Red Sox knew they were getting a special player in Pablo Sandoval, and he’s...
From: NESN | By: Sam Galanis | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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As far as surprises go, the Baltimore Orioles probably had the most impressive season in baseball in 2014. The team was able to run away with the American League East title, and they also had a little bit of success in the postseason. With that being...
From: Dempsey's Army | By: Heath Bintliff | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Just prior to his first appearance for the Orioles last July after the Red Sox traded him to Baltimore, Andrew Miller ran in from the bullpen to a rousing ovation from the 39,487 fans at Camden Yards, an experience that is indelibly etched in his memory,...
From: MLB.com | By: Barry M. Bloom | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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From: WEEI | By: Rob Bradford | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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With a little over a month until Opening Day, the Boston Red Sox still don’t...
From: NESN | By: Sam Galanis | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Allen Craig is very cautious when discussing what went wrong in 2014, and how it might go right in ’15. But he is offering hints that the form which allowed for a combined .863 OPS from 2011-13 is on the verge of returning. “It...
From: WEEI | By: Rob Bradford | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Allen Craig is very cautious when discussing what went wrong in 2014, and how it might go right in ’15. But he is offering hints that the form which allowed for a combined .863 OPS from 2011-13 is on the verge of returning.read...
From: WEEI | By: Rob Bradford | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Mookie Betts is finally starting to feel like an outfielder.read more...
From: WEEI | By: John Tomase | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval brought a football into the clubhouse this afternoon and threw a strike to outfielder Quintin Berry . . . with his left hand. A minute later, he made another toss, again with perfect form, but...
From: WEEI | By: John Tomase | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Mookie Betts is finally starting to feel like an outfielder. Lost in the good feelings of his debut last season was the fact that he posted excellent offensive numbers while learning a new position. A second baseman for virtually...
From: WEEI | By: John Tomase | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval brought a football into the clubhouse this afternoon and threw a strike to outfielder Quintin Berry . . . with his left hand. A minute later, he made another toss, again with perfect form, but...
From: WEEI | By: John Tomase | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Red Sox manager John Farrell said there is no front-runner to win the job as the starting center fielder, and he added that he will try to get Rusney Castillo and Mookie Betts equal playing time during Spring Training.
From: MLB.com | By: Ian Browne | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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When Mookie Betts made a fine running catch in a drill during batting practice Sunday morning, it was a telling sign of how much more comfortable he is in the outfield these days than when he first transitioned out there in May 2014.
From: MLB.com | By: Ian Browne | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Though the Red Sox mainly signed Pablo Sandoval for his bat and glove, they are quickly learning that leadership is another valuable asset he can provide.
From: MLB.com | By: Ian Browne | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Commissioner Rob Manfred recently said that he could envision an MLB franchise based in Mexico one day.  For his part, MLBPA president Clark sounds open-minded to the concept, Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports writes. “Anytime the industry considers growing,...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Zach Links | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more. [0:01:11] ... and. Like I did see Tomas he would number thirteen I know Hanley Ramirez...
From: WEEI | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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While we salivate at the release of the Top 100 prospect lists, the fact is that very few players become superstars. But some still manage to surprise you when most have stopped paying attention. Who could it be this season?
From: MLB.com | By: Michael Clair | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Your Sunday morning, spring is finally coming (!) dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Former Mets arch-nemesis Jimmy Rollins said that the Mets were second behind the Dodgers on the list of places he would waive his no-trade...
From: Amazin' Avenue | By: Chris Strohmaier | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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In his first spring training with the Yankees, Michael Pineda arrived out of shape and blew out his shoulder. In his second spring, he was a rehab pitcher who never got into a game. In his third spring, he had to compete for a spot in the rotation. Now...
From: LoHud Yankees Blog | By: Chad Jennings | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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It seems like there always has to be some kind of hubbu […]
From: Mets Police | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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CHICAGO — Minnie Minoso, the seemingly ageless Cuban slugger who broke into the majors just two years after Jackie Robinson and turned into the game's first black Latino star, has died, a medical examiner in Illinois said Sunday.The Cook County medical...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Daniel Nava is going to try switching out of being a switch-hitter. He is taking on a huge chore this spring in learning how to hit left-handed against left-handed pitchers. The Red Sox think their outfielder can be more productive if he only swings...
From: MLB.com | By: Spencer Fordin | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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The first few weeks of spring training really are like nothing else that we experience over the course of a baseball season. Still buzzing with the excitement generated by an offseason of activity, the delusions of grandeur that we have for our favorite...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Rick Weiner | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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CHICAGO — Minnie Minoso, who hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat when he became major league baseball's first black player in Chicago in 1951, has died, the Cook County medical examiner said Sunday.The medical examiner's office did not immediately...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Associated Press | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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David Ortiz told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that he’s extremely excited to have Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval in the Red Sox’s lineup alongside healthy versions of Dustin Pedroia, Shane Victorino, and Mike Napoli. “It’s going to make a …...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Zach Links | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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At the ripe old age of 39, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz  has given no indication that he plans to retire soon. And why should he? Last year, he hit 35 home runs with 104 RBI, and he is rapidly wrapping up bragging rights to be — if not the best designated...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Herald Staff | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Unlike your typical "worst team in baseball," the Diamondbacks have some great pieces on their roster. Last season, I went out on a limb for the Arizona Diamondbacks, saying "it’s hard to imagine this roster being a sub.-500 team in the AL West."...
From: Bless You Boys | By: Rob Rogacki | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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At the age of 22, Bryce Harper begins his fourth big league season next month. Considering injuries have sent his playing time and production downward the last couple of years, prognosticators have had to back off claims he is the next Mickey Mantle.Based...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Herald Staff | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Taboola Home/Section Front Player Alex Rodriguez was no where to be found, but even so, it was hard to ignore what was happening on the back field here at the Yankees spring training complex this morning. Top pitching prospect Luis Severino vs. top hitting...
From: LoHud Yankees Blog | By: Chad Jennings | Friday, February 27, 2015
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The two could be found leaning on the back of the batting cage Saturday, watching Joe Kelly throw his round of batting practice. No big deal. Tweet  Email You might also like...  .node .outbrain-FT_1{ position:absolute; } #related_main...
From: WEEI | By: Rob Bradford | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Buster Posey? Child, please. Don't kid yourself America, David Ortiz if THE Face of Baseball today.
From: Boston Globe | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Cole Hamels has been at the center of most Boston Red Sox trade rumors at least since the midway point of the 2014 season, but despite reports that Boston General Manager Ben Cherington actually made a concrete offer for the Philadelphia Phillies’...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jonathan Vankin | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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FORT MYERS — Switch-hitting is a pretty nifty talent to have for any ballplayer.For Daniel Nava, nifty isn’t enough when the talent stops paying off.That’s exactly why this spring, he has stopped hitting from the right side and instead has gone...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Michael Silverman | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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FORT MYERS — There were far fewer than 35,000 people watching at Lou Gorman Practice Field No. 5, but Henry Owens still had a chance to make an impression in a pressure-packed environment yesterday....
From: Boston Herald | By: By Jason Mastrodonato | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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FORT MYERS — Dustin Pedroia hadn’t been in camp for more than 20 minutes last week when Hanley Ramirez wandered into the Red Sox clubhouse and spotted the second baseman.“Smurf!” Ramirez shouted from across the room.Pedroia spun, as though pivoting...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Scott Lauber | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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FORT MYERS — “Stay in the box!” yelled David Ortiz before he began a round of batting practice yesterday.His reminder to himself about the new pace-of-play rules are very much on his mind this spring, as Major League Baseball’s newest directive...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Michael Silverman | Sunday, March 1, 2015
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