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MLB announces spring training report dates for all teams

Believe it or not, the 2018 season is right around the corner.<p>Major League Baseball officially announced dates for all clubs to report to spring …

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Why the Red Sox can afford to wait out Martinez

Two winters removed from signing David Price to a record $217-million deal, Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski is being …

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Report: Red Sox offer to Martinez in range of 5-years, $100M

Your move, J.D. Martinez.<p>The Boston Red Sox have an offer out to the free-agent outfielder in the range of five years and $100 million, according to …

J. D. Martinez

Mets expect OF Michael Conforto to return May

New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto is not expected to be ready to return from shoulder surgery until May, general manager Sandy Alderson said …

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Olney: Red Sox offered J.D. Martinez contract in range of $100 million

A standoff between the Boston Red Sox and free agent J.D. Martinez is unsurprisingly about the money. Just how far apart the team and slugger are …

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Yelich and Marlins have ‘irretrievably broken’ relationship, agent says

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: Christian Yelich<p>There’s been speculation that Christian Yelich won’t be apart of the Miami Marlins’ future plans. …

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Arizona Diamondbacks: Is offense necessary from catchers?

Offense for Jeff Mathis of the Arizona Diamondbacks is not emphasized. (Christian Petersen / Getty Images)<p>Offensive production from the catching …

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This veteran pitcher plans to stick it out with the Marlins

Brad Ziegler knows his time with the Marlins could be short-lived.<p>But the veteran relief pitcher made it clear that he plans to stay with the Marlins …

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Tough decisions loom for Dodgers amid payroll concerns

The foundation of another playoff run is being set in suburban Dallas, where Clayton Kershaw and Yu Darvish have become offseason throwing partners.<p>The World Series didn’t unfold how either of them envisioned. Kershaw failed to protect leads of four runs and three runs in a Game 5 loss. Darvish …

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The current offers for J.D. Martinez might be even lower than we thought

Drastically lower.<p>J.D. Martinez has had an offer on the table from the Red Sox for a while now, since at least the New Year if not earlier. It’s been weeks now and there’s been no movement as far as signing a contract. Recent reports indicate that Martinez is purposely holding out on both the Red …

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What is Josh Harrison's most logical landing spot?

More changes appear to be afoot for the Pittsburgh Pirates. A day after trading Andrew McCutchen for peanuts, Josh Harrison is next to be on the move.<p>…

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Breaking down MLB's bizarre buyer's market and how to fix it

Spring training is five weeks away, and yet 15 of the top 20 free-agent position players are still unemployed.<p>While it's been a slow offseason - and, …

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Red Sox Free Agency: J.D. Martinez is running out of options

With the Giants out of the race, J.D. Martinez has few alternatives left. The Red Sox now face minimal competition in their pursuit of the prized …

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Old, bold and unwilling to fold: Can the Giants make one last run?

Did you ever have a year so bad you wish you could just pretend it didn't happen? The year just completed -- 2017 -- was kind of like that for the …

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Arizona Diamondbacks rumors: Manny Machado talk won't go away; J.D Martinez a possibility?

CLOSE<p>azcentral sports' Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss the latest with slugger J.D. Martinez in our Shot Clock video.<p>The trade talk …

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What Is Baseball’s Equivalent to the Vikings’ Miraculous Victory?

For fabulous finishes in sports history, it’s hard to top Stefon Diggs’s 61-yard touchdown catch on Sunday, as time expired, to lift the Minnesota Vikings over the New Orleans Saints and into the N.F.C. championship game. As my colleague Ben Shpigel noted, it happened on the site of the old …

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Report: Orioles have discussed Moustakas internally

The Baltimore Orioles possess one of the top third basemen in baseball with Manny Machado, but with rumors swirling about his potential future with …

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Manny Machado Trade Rumors: Arizona Diamondbacks Pushing Hard For Trade

Manny Machado trade rumors are the last thing Baltimore Orioles fans want to read about. Now it appears that the Arizona Diamondbacks are pushing …

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Baltimore Orioles: The best designated hitters in the team’s history

BALTIMORE, MD – JUNE 18: Mark Trumbo<p>On January 11, 1973, Major League Baseball adopted the designated hitter in the American League. Since then, …

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The Reds still are talking with free-agent relievers

After the Cincinnati Reds signed free-agent right-hander Jared Hughes to bolster their bullpen three weeks ago, general manager Dick Williams said …

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Arizona Diamondbacks: Does Brandon Drury end up at third?

Could Brandon Drury end up playing third base in 2018? (Ralph Freso / Getty Images)<p>The future of infielder Brandon Drury of the Arizona Diamondbacks …

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Betts, Stroman, Springer headline players facing arbitration

Player<p>Team<p>Player Request<p>Team Offer<p>Kendall Graveman<p>Athletics<p>$2.6M<p>$2.36M<p>Ken Giles<p>Astros<p>$4.6M<p>$4.2M<p>Collin McHugh<p>Astros<p>$5M<p>$4.55M<p>George Springer<p>Astros<p>$10.5M<p>…

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Newberry: What’s the worst sports city in America?

ATLANTA — It was a question that came up again this week when Atlanta played host to Georgia’s overtime loss to Alabama in the national championship …

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Report: Orioles, Machado agree to $16M deal

The Baltimore Orioles have avoided an arbitration hearing with Manny Machado, as the sides have reportedly agreed to a one-year, $16-million contract …

Manny Machado

Should the Twins be worried about Fernando Rodney?

Twins closer Fernando Rodney is due to appear next weekend at TwinsFest. Considering his shaky performance in the Dominican Winter League, he must be …

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Will J.D. Martinez's $150M FA Gamble Pay Off or Blow Up in His Face?

J.D. Martinez aims to get what he wants, come hell, high water or even spring training.<p>With pitchers and catchers due to start reporting Feb. 12, the Major League Baseball offseason is at a point when spring training is no longer some shimmering blob on the horizon. It's <i>right there</i>, and that means …

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Atlanta Braves news: Is a "sneaky good" year on the way for the Braves?

BRAVES NEWS<p>One of the Braves’ reliable relievers from 2017 will be returning to the club for at least one more season. Sam Freeman was eligible for …

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D-backs, Corbin reach $7.5M, 1-year deal to avoid arbitration

<b>PHOENIX —</b> Left-hander Patrick Corbin and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $7.5 million, one-year contract.<p>The …

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Report: Diamondbacks most persistent in pursuit of Machado

The Baltimore Orioles have yet to trade Manny Machado and may not do so, but one team that is persistently inquiring about him is the Arizona …

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NBA commissioner sites logistic reasons to rule out NBA in Australia

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has all but ruled out ever bringing a game to Australia.<p>Speaking in London, where regular-season matches have been …

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