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INTERVIEW: BRANDON DRURY

Here’s an interview with Arizona Diamondbacks #10 organizational prospect Brandon Drury that I did over on CalLeagueHeat.com. Drury is with the Visalia Rawhide  of the hiA Cal League this season. Brandon Drury is playing 3B and batting in the #3 … Continue reading

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INDIANS ADD BAUER FOR DOUBLEHEADER

With a doubleheader vs. the Padres scheduled for Wednesday due to Monday’s rainout, the  Cleveland Indians have added Trevor Bauer to the active roster as the 2nd-game starter. The right-hander out of UCLA was the third overall pick in the 2011 … Continue reading

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ANGELS EXTEND TROUT WITH 6-YEAR DEAL

Angels OF Mike Trout forced a tense contract situation when he put up other-worldly number in his first two big-league years, his age-20 and age-21 seasons. The situation was addressed today, as multiple sources are reporting that Trout and the Angels … Continue reading

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TIGERS EXTEND CABRERA

The Detroit Tigers have come to terms with two-time MVP Miguel Cabrera, extending his contract eight years beyond the two left on his current deal. The extension, which runs through the 2023 season, is reportedly worth $248MM, with two more … Continue reading

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OWINGS EARNS OPENING DAY START

The Arizona Diamondbacks entered Spring Training with an interesting position battle at shortstop, with PCL MVP Chris Owings challenging the incumbent, Didi Gregorius.  That battle may have been won, for the time being, by Owings as he has been given the … Continue reading

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ROCKIES SEND 2013 #3 PICK GRAY TO MINORS

RHP Jonathan Gray, the third overall pick in last June’s First Year Player Draft was sent down to the Colorado Rockies’ minor league camp on Saturday (MiLB.com). After three spring appearances and 6 2/3 IP, Gray had given up nine hits … Continue reading

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NOLA BESTS BEEDE IN COLLEGE ACE SHOWDOWN

The SEC had a marquee matchup this weekend as Friday-night aces Aaron Nola (LSU) and Tyler Beede (Vanderbilt) hooked up. The Tigers won 4-2 as Nola went 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run on six hits with two walks and 12 … Continue reading

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34 PLAYERS FALL UNDER ARTICLE XX (B) THIS YEAR

The statuses of players in Spring Training and the decisions that teams must make regarding them are all over the map this time each year. The latest Collective Bargaining Agreement added a new wrinkle that protects some players of a particular … Continue reading

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PINEDA TAKES A BIG STEP WITH 2 IP

In a January 2012 trade with the Mariners, the Yankees picked up prized RHP prospect Michael Pineda while giving up super catching prospect Jesus Montero. A couple of other names were included, but these two were the centerpieces. It didn’t … Continue reading

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FRESNO STATE’S BRINK SHUTS DOWN #23 TEXAS A&M

Junior RHP Jordan Brink turned in his third solid outing of the young college baseball season, this time against 23rd-ranked Texas A&M, as the Fresno State baseball team continued its hot start. Brink went seven strong innings, giving up just one … Continue reading

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