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Twins fans meet Pineda, but have to wait to see him pitch

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Michael Pineda is hard to miss, even when he’s not throwing 95 mph fastballs. The Minnesota Twins won’t witness any of those heaters for a while, but they’re still pleased to have the 6-foot-7 right-hander in-house until he’s ready. Pineda was introduced to his new fans at Twins Fest on Saturday after agreeing to a $10 million, two-year ...

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Cardinals trade Grichuk to Blue Jays for two pitchers

ST. LOUIS — Randal Grichuk wasn’t too thrilled about the idea of playing in a reserve role this season for the St. Louis Cardinals. He won’t have to worry about that any more. The Cardinals traded the 26-year-old outfielder to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday for reliever Dominic Leone and minor league pitcher Conner Greene. Grichuk hit .238 last ...

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Cardinals trade OF Randal Grichuk to Toronto for 2 pitchers

ST. LOUIS (AP) Randal Grichuk wasn’t too thrilled about the idea of playing in a reserve role this season for the St. Louis Cardinals. He won’t have to worry about that any more. The Cardinals traded the 26-year-old outfielder to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday for reliever Dominic Leone and minor league pitcher Conner Greene. Article continues below … ...

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Evan Longoria considers speeding up games a tricky issue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Evan Longoria just can’t envision it: a reliever riding in from the bullpen on a cart to speed up games. Sounds utterly far-fetched for America’s tried-and-true pastime in the 21st century, right? Yet that was one idea players had, along with cutting down on the time between innings by running split-screen commercials. Article continues below … Longoria, ...

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Autopsy: Roy Halladay had amphetamine, morphine in system

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year. The Tampa Bay Times reports that an autopsy released Friday shows the former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies All-Star died from ...

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Andy Green on preparing for spring training 2018

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Autopsy: Roy Halladay had amphetamine, morphine in system

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year. The Tampa Bay Times reports that an autopsy released Friday shows the former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies All-Star died from ...

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Twins search for pitching begins with trio of relievers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) While baseball’s offseason crawls along waiting for a logjam of free agents to clear, Minnesota Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey remains fluid in trying to improve the team’s pitching staff. Waiting out decisions by the top starters on the market, Falvey turned his sights to the bullpen, where Minnesota was tied for 20th in the majors in ...

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Mets finalize 1-year deal with 1B Adrian Gonzalez

NEW YORK (AP) Adrian Gonzalez vows to have a quiet voice with the New York Mets. A month after the first baseman was released by Atlanta from a contract that guaranteed him $21.5 million this year, Gonzalez finalized a one-year deal with the Mets on Thursday for the $545,000 major league minimum. Bobby Valentine, Gonzalez’s manager during Boston’s last-place 2012 ...

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