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King Felix entering critical last season of Seattle contract

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Every day for several years, Felix Hernandez has walked past large photos of himself and Randy Johnson — the Seattle Mariners‘ only Cy Young Award winners — in the hallway leading to the clubhouse of their spring training complex. King Felix will make those walks for perhaps the last time this year, with a bigger goal ...

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J.P. Arencibia named new pre- and postgame analyst for Marlins broadcasts on FOX Sports Florida

MIAMI (Feb. 12, 2019) – FOX Sports Florida, the statewide television home of the Miami Marlins, announced J.P. Arencibia has joined its roster of Marlins on-air talent for the 2019 season. In his new role, Arencibia will appear on select broadcasts throughout the season as a pre-and-postgame analyst. Arencibia comes to FOX Sports Florida with multimedia experience having spent the ...

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Garth Brooks in spring training with Pittsburgh Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Garth Brooks has come out of baseball retirement. The country music legend will spend just over a week participating in spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates, reporting Monday with the pitchers and catchers. The 57-year-old has previously been in the camps of the San Diego Padres (1999), New York Mets (2000) and Kansas City Royals (2004). ...

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Name game: Britton says wife, Yanks led to spelling change

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Even Zack Britton gets confused about the proper spelling of his first name. Known throughout his baseball career as Zach, the 31-year-old New York Yankees reliever said last week that going forward his name should be spelled Zack. “I was born with a ‘ch’, sorry, excuse me, the ‘ck,’” Britton said Monday after his first pre-spring ...

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Oklahoma-native Garth Brooks in spring training with Pittsburgh Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Garth Brooks has come out of baseball retirement. The country music legend will spend just over a week participating in spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates, reporting Monday with the pitchers and catchers. The 57-year-old has previously been in the camps of the San Diego Padres (1999), New York Mets (2000) and Kansas City Royals (2004). ...

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‘No patience’: Jeter anxious to see Marlins become winners

MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter stood and chatted a few rows from home plate in Marlins Park on Monday morning. His words were sometimes drowned out by noises coming from construction crews; steel clanging against steel in an area getting built behind the center field wall, or the whirring of engines moving heavy machinery about. There couldn’t have been a ...

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Pirates sign OF Melky Cabrera to minor-league deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their minor league contract with outfielder Melky Cabrera, who will report to major league spring training. If added to the 40-man roster, the 34-year-old would get a one-year contract that would pay a $1.15 million salary while in the major leagues. He would have the chance to earn an additional $850,000 in performance ...

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