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Slashed salaries: Walker to Yankees, Lynn starts with Twins

Neil Walker became the latest free agent to take a big pay cut as opening day approaches, joining the New York Yankees on Monday with a one-year deal for $4 million. The veteran infielder made $17.2 million last season while playing for the New York Mets and Milwaukee. He can make $1 million in performance bonuses this year. The 32-year-old ...

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Miami Marlins 7, New York Yankees 5

MARLINS 7, YANKEES 5 Aaron Judge homered for the first time this spring and Didi Gregorius hit his second for New York. Both home runs came against Miami prospect Sandy Alcantara, who pitched the last four innings in relief. Jordan Montgomery got the start for the Yankees, pitching 2 1/3 innings and allowing four runs on five hits and two ...

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Minnesota Twins 6, Tampa Bay Rays 5

TWINS 6, RAYS 5 Three-time batting champion Joe Mauer doubled, drew a bases-loaded walk and scored while leading off for Minnesota. Jake Faria, slotted as the No. 3 starter as Tampa Bay experiments with a four-man rotation, struggled in his third outing. His ERA climbed to 16.62 after retiring just five batters and surrendering five runs — four earned — ...

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Twins release pitcher Anibal Sanchez

After appearing in just two games for Minnesota during spring training, Anibal Sanchez was given his unconditional release by the Twins on Sunday. Sanchez was signed to the 40-man roster on Feb. 20 to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract. In two appearances this spring, the 34-year-old Sanchez allowed six runs on five hits in four innings. In 12 seasons with the ...

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Braun slowly getting used to 1st base, concerned about move

PHOENIX (AP) Ryan Braun is willing to play first base if that helps the Milwaukee Brewers strengthen their lineup. That doesn’t mean he thinks it will be an easy transition after playing the outfield for the past decade – and Braun expressed some serious reservations about the move on Saturday. The slugger started in left field for the first time ...

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