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Sat Mar 2311:50Cards, Goldschmidt officially announce deal through 2024Paul Goldschmidt1BDiamondbacksDodger Blue
Carson KellyCCardinalsFree Agent
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt will be a Cardinal through the 2024 season, St. Louis officially announced on Saturday.Goldschmidt and the Cardinals agreed on a five-year extension that will take effect following the 2019 season and pay $130 million.St. Louis acquired the slugging first baseman in a trade in December that sent pitcher Luke Wesver, catcher Carson Kelly and minor leaguer Andy Miller to Arizona.St. Louis president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said he originally expected to try to negotiate the deal during the season. But after learning a few weeks ago that Goldschmidt would be receptive to the idea, talks progressed faster than expected.A six-time All-Star, Goldschmidt's won four sliver slugger awards and three gold gloves.A career .297 hitter with 209 homers, the 31-year-old is hitting .283 this spring. Both of his Grapefruit League homers have come in the last week.Goldschmidt will be in the lineup against Washington on Saturday.
Sat Mar 2301:20Reds' Scooter Gennett injures leg, sent for scanYonder Alonso1BIndiansFree Agent
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Scott Kingery2BPhilliesFree Agent
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PHOENIX (AP) — Cincinnati Reds All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett injured his right leg while fielding a grounder against Milwaukee and was helped off the field.Gennett ranged to his left for a ball off the bat of Yasmani Grandal leading off the second inning Friday. Gennett slid to make the stop and threw to pitcher Robert Stephenson covering first for the out. Gennett went to his knees and was helped off by Reds head athletic trainer Steve Baumann and manager David Bell."I don't know exactly if it was when he fell or when he made the throw," Bell said. "He felt something in his groin.Cincinnati says Gennett was to have an MRI.The 28-year-old Gennett reached the majors with the Brewers in 2013 and was claimed off waivers by his hometown Reds near the end of spring training two years ago. He made his first All-Star team last season, hitting .310 with 23 homers and 92 RBIs.Top prospect Nick Senzel could be a candidate to replace Gennett. Senzel was reassigned to minor league camp... [More]
Sat Mar 2300:18Reds' Scooter Gennett injures leg, sent for scanYonder Alonso1BIndiansFree Agent
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PHOENIX (AP) — Cincinnati Reds All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett injured his right leg while fielding a grounder against Milwaukee and was helped off the field.Gennett ranged to his left for a ball off the bat of Yasmani Grandal leading off the second inning Friday. Gennett slid to make the stop and threw to pitcher Robert Stephenson covering first for the out. Gennett went to his knees and was helped off by Reds head athletic trainer Steve Baumann and manager David Bell."I don't know exactly if it was when he fell or when he made the throw," Bell said. "He felt something in his groin.Cincinnati says Gennett was to have an MRI.The 28-year-old Gennett reached the majors with the Brewers in 2013 and was claimed off waivers by his hometown Reds near the end of spring training two years ago. He made his first All-Star team last season, hitting .310 with 23 homers and 92 RBIs.Top prospect Nick Senzel could be a candidate to replace Gennett. Senzel was reassigned to minor league camp... [More]
Fri Mar 2222:46Reds' Scooter Gennett injures leg, sent for scanYonder Alonso1BIndiansFree Agent
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PHOENIX (AP) — Cincinnati Reds All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett injured his right leg while fielding a grounder against Milwaukee and was helped off the field.Gennett ranged to his left for a ball off the bat of Yasmani Grandal leading off the second inning Friday. Gennett slid to make the stop and threw to pitcher Robert Stephenson covering first for the out. Gennett went to his knees and was helped off by Reds head athletic trainer Steve Baumann and manager David Bell."I don't know exactly if it was when he fell or when he made the throw," Bell said. "He felt something in his groin.Cincinnati says Gennett was to have an MRI.The 28-year-old Gennett reached the majors with the Brewers in 2013 and was claimed off waivers by his hometown Reds near the end of spring training two years ago. He made his first All-Star team last season, hitting .310 with 23 homers and 92 RBIs.Top prospect Nick Senzel could be a candidate to replace Gennett. Senzel was reassigned to minor league camp... [More]
Fri Mar 2221:40Bregman: Slow free agent market didn't impact deal decisionAlex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
Kenley JansenRPDodgersRoto Value
Brad PeacockSPAstrosFree Agent
AJ Reed1BAstrosFree Agent
Chris SaleSPRed SoxLas Vegas Giants
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Bregman's decision to sign a long-term contract with the Houston Astros was not impacted by the second slow free-agent market."I wanted to play here," the third baseman said Friday after the team announced a $100 million, five-year contract covering 2020-24. "I didn't want to play anywhere else. I wanted to be in orange and blue for as long as I possibly can. I love this organization. I want to win here for a long time."Selected by Houston with the second overall pick in the 2015 amateur draft, Bregman debuted with the Astros in July 2016 and helped Houston win its first World Series title in 2017.His contract was renewed this month by the Astros for a major league salary of $640,500 this year. The new deal includes a $10 million signing bonus, half payable within 30 days of the agreement's approval by the commissioner's office and the rest within 90 days' of approval.Bregman gets salaries of $11 million annually from 2020-22 and $28.5 million in bot... [More]
Fri Mar 2220:10Bregman: Slow free agent market didn't impact deal decisionAlex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
Kenley JansenRPDodgersRoto Value
Chris SaleSPRed SoxLas Vegas Giants
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Bregman's decision to sign a long-term contract with the Houston Astros was not impacted by the second slow free-agent market."I wanted to play here," the third baseman said Friday after the team announced a $100 million, five-year contract covering 2020-24. "I didn't want to play anywhere else. I wanted to be in orange and blue for as long as I possibly can. I love this organization. I want to win here for a long time."Selected by Houston with the second overall pick in the 2015 amateur draft, Bregman debuted with the Astros in July 2016 and helped Houston win its first World Series title in 2017.His contract was renewed this month by the Astros for a major league salary of $640,500 this year. The new deal includes a $10 million signing bonus, half payable within 30 days of the agreement's approval by the commissioner's office and the rest within 90 days' of approval.Bregman gets salaries of $11 million annually from 2020-22 and $28.5 million in bot... [More]
Fri Mar 2220:02Reds' Scooter Gennett injures leg, sent for scanYonder Alonso1BIndiansFree Agent
Javier Báez2B/3B/SSCubsJetBlack
Trevor CahillRP/SPRoyalsFree Agent
Kole CalhounRFAngelsSportsWiseGuy.com
Zach DaviesSPBrewersMoneyball
Avisaíl GarcíaDH/RFWhite SoxFree Agent
Leury GarcíaCF/LFWhite SoxFree Agent
Scooter Gennett2B/PHRedsMoneyball
Paul Goldschmidt1BDiamondbacksDodger Blue
Yasmani GrandalCDodgersWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Dakota HudsonFree Agent
Jung Ho Kang3BPiratesLas Vegas Giants
Brandon LoweFree Agent
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José QuintanaSPCubsThe Seals Guys
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Casey SadlerFree Agent
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Ben Zobrist2B/LF/PH/RFCubsRoto Value
PHOENIX (AP) — Cincinnati Reds All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett injured his right leg while fielding a grounder against Milwaukee and was helped off the field.Gennett ranged to his left for a ball off the bat of Yasmani Grandal leading off the second inning Friday. Gennett slid to make the stop and threw to pitcher Robert Stephenson covering first for the out. Gennett went to his knees and was helped off by Reds head athletic trainer Steve Baumann and manager David Bell."I don't know exactly if it was when he fell or when he made the throw," Bell said. "He felt something in his groin.Cincinnati says Gennett was to have an MRI.The 28-year-old Gennett reached the majors with the Brewers in 2013 and was claimed off waivers by his hometown Reds near the end of spring training two years ago. He made his first All-Star team last season, hitting .310 with 23 homers and 92 RBIs.Top prospect Nick Senzel could be a candidate to replace Gennett. Senzel was reassigned to minor league camp... [More]
Fri Mar 2219:30Bregman: Slow free agent market didn't impact deal decisionAlex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
Kenley JansenRPDodgersRoto Value
Chris SaleSPRed SoxLas Vegas Giants
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Bregman's decision to sign a long-term contract with the Houston Astros was not impacted by the second slow free-agent market."I wanted to play here," the third baseman said Friday after the team announced a $100 million, five-year contract covering 2020-24. "I didn't want to play anywhere else. I wanted to be in orange and blue for as long as I possibly can. I love this organization. I want to win here for a long time."Selected by Houston with the second overall pick in the 2015 amateur draft, Bregman debuted with the Astros in July 2016 and helped Houston win its first World Series title in 2017.His contract was renewed this month by the Astros for a major league salary of $640,500 this year. The new deal includes a $10 million signing bonus, half payable within 30 days of the agreement's approval by the commissioner's office and the rest within 90 days' of approval.Bregman gets salaries of $11 million annually from 2020-22 and $28.5 million in bot... [More]
Fri Mar 2219:28Trout hits three-run homer to wrap up his Arizona springJosé BriceñoCAngelsFree Agent
Trevor CahillRP/SPRoyalsFree Agent
Kole CalhounRFAngelsSportsWiseGuy.com
Leury GarcíaCF/LFWhite SoxFree Agent
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Mike TroutCFAngelsLas Vegas Giants
Justin UptonLFAngelsRoto Value
Taylor WardCAngelsFree Agent
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Trout wrapped up an eventful spring in Arizona on Friday with his third home run, and first since signing his record new deal.Trout received a 12-year, $426.5 million contract Wednesday, and in two games since, he's 2-for-7, hitting an RBI single Thursday and the three-run homer Friday as the Los Angeles Angels hosted the Chicago White Sox. In 14 games in Arizona, he batted .293.The two-time Most Valuable Player joked that he and teammate Kole Calhoun wanted to make sure they hit at least one homer in spring training."I think the biggest thing is just getting one," Trout said. "That's the goal for me and Kole. We say we just need one. We don't want to use them all up in spring."Justin Upton walked to open the Angels' first and Calhoun singled to set up Trout's homer, a laser that landed on the left field berm at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Trout connected on a 2-1 pitch from White Sox opening day starter Carlos Rodon."I hit that ball pretty good," Trout said. "I wa... [More]
Fri Mar 2219:10Bregman: Slow free agent market didn't impact deal decisionAlex Bregman3B/SSAstrosFree Agent
Kenley JansenRPDodgersRoto Value
Chris SaleSPRed SoxLas Vegas Giants
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Bregman's decision to sign a long-term contract with the Houston Astros was not impacted by the second slow free-agent market."I wanted to play here," the third baseman said Friday after the team announced a $100 million, five-year contract covering 2020-24. "I didn't want to play anywhere else. I wanted to be in orange and blue for as long as I possibly can. I love this organization. I want to win here for a long time."Selected by Houston with the second overall pick in the 2015 amateur draft, Bregman debuted with the Astros in July 2016 and helped Houston win its first World Series title in 2017.His contract was renewed this month by the Astros for a major league salary of $640,500 this year. The new deal includes a $10 million signing bonus, half payable within 30 days of the agreement's approval by the commissioner's office and the rest within 90 days' of approval.Bregman gets salaries of $11 million annually from 2020-22 and $28.5 million in bot... [More]
Fri Mar 2218:58Athletics first baseman Matt Olson has surgery on right handMatt Chapman3BAthleticsFree Agent
Khris DavisDH/LFAthleticsRoto Value
Matt Olson1B/RFAthleticsFree Agent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics first baseman Matt Olson underwent surgery on his right hand Friday after getting injured on a foul tip in his final at-bat during Thursday's 5-4, 12-inning loss to the Mariners in Tokyo.Olson's procedure was performed by Dr. Steven Shin at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles. The team said the operation involved a right hamate excision. No timeline for his recovery was provided.The Gold Glove first baseman played all 162 games last season as the A's returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2014.Olson hit 29 homers and drove in 85 runs last year in his first full major league season. Olson, majors home run leader Khris Davis and third baseman Matt Chapman gave 97-win Oakland quite the slugging lineup.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Mar 2218:37Brewers' overpowering bullpen banged up entering '19Ben GamelLF/RFMarinersFree Agent
Josh HaderRPBrewersFree Agent
Jeremy JeffressRPBrewersDodger Blue
Corey KnebelRPBrewersFree Agent
Jimmy NelsonSPBrewersFree Agent
Tyler Saladino2B/3B/SSWhite SoxFree Agent
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Alex WilsonRPTigersFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers vaunted bullpen is entering the season without a couple of its most imposing pieces.Corey Knebel is out indefinitely with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, the type of injury that sometimes ends in Tommy John surgery. He's expected to join Jeremy Jeffress, down with a sore right shoulder, on the injured list to open the season.Knebel had 16 saves and a 3.58 ERA with Milwaukee last season, plus a 1.29 ERA in six postseason appearances. He plans to see multiple doctors before deciding if he needs surgery."It's going to take a week for him to compile some opinions from other doctors and then sit down and make a decision on what he feels is the best way to get this thing right," manager Craig Counsell said Friday.Knebel missed about six weeks early last season with a hamstring injury. He was an All-Star in 2017 with 39 saves and a 1.78 ERA in 78 innings.Jeffress, another important cog in the bullpen a year ago, hasn't... [More]
Fri Mar 2218:00Cards tab Wieters to back up Molina at catcherAvisaíl GarcíaDH/RFWhite SoxFree Agent
Paul Goldschmidt1BDiamondbacksDodger Blue
Dakota HudsonFree Agent
Jung Ho Kang3BPiratesLas Vegas Giants
Brandon LoweFree Agent
Jeff McNeilFree Agent
Yadier MolinaCCardinalsRoto Value
Marcell OzunaCF/LFCardinalsRoto Value
Francisco PeñaCOriolesFree Agent
Casey SadlerFree Agent
Chasen ShreveRPYankeesFree Agent
Matt WietersCNationalsLas Vegas Giants
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Matt Wieters has been added to the St. Louis Cardinals' roster after earning the back-up job behind catcher Yadier Molina.Wieters' contract was selected Friday from Triple-A Memphis. He gets a $1.5 million salary while in the major leagues and $200,000 while in the minors. He can earn $500,000 in performance bonuses based on games: $100,000 each for 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80.To clear a roster spot, the Cardinals designated left-hander Chasen Shreve for assignment.A four-time All-Star with Baltimore from 2009-16, Wieters was competing with Francisco Pena for the back-up job.Wieters spent the past two seasons with Washington. He hit .238 with eight homers and 30 RBIs last year, when he was sidelined between March 31 and April 12 with a strained left oblique muscle and between May 10 and July 9 with a strained left hamstring.His contract with the Nationals paid $21 million over the two years.Shreve, a 28-year-old left-hander, had a 5.00 ERA in eight spring training appe... [More]
Fri Mar 2216:08Yankees use prototype treated balls in batting practiceMiguel Andújar3BYankeesFree Agent
Brett GardnerCF/LFYankeesBig Chee
Gary SánchezCYankeesMoneyball
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees' hitters involved in testing a ball that has undergone a factory rubbing at a factory have issues with the prototype's color."I was asked what I thought, and I thought it was too dark," outfielder Brett Gardner said. "The ball felt the same coming off the bat. I'd just like to see the ball be a little more of a white shade so it's a little easier for the hitters to see."The objective of the tests, conducted during spring training, is to develop a ball that eliminates the need for the umpires' room attendants to apply Delaware River mud mixed with water on about eight dozen new balls before each game. The goal is to improve the consistency of balls' performance.Major League Baseball is taking feedback from players and coaches, which will be incorporated into a later version. The commissioner's office has not yet considered whether the prototype could be tested in minor league or instructional games.Gardner, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird and Miguel Andujar... [More]
Fri Mar 2215:38Angels' Ohtani thankful for shout-out from IchiroShohei OhtaniDH/SPAngelsFree Agent
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — During his news conference in Tokyo after playing his final game, Ichiro Suzuki mentioned young Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani, saying the two-way player could be one of the best in the world.Ohtani was flattered to hear that from his idol."Obviously, it's one of the most honoring things coming from Ichiro and I'm really thankful he went out of his way to mention my name at his retirement press conference," Ohtani said Friday through an interpreter.Ohtani did send a text message to Ichiro to congratulate him on his stellar career and got a reply."I was very thankful (he replied) because he's probably busy with a lot of things going on," Ohtani said.Friday was Ohtani's last rehab day in Arizona. He will join most of the Angels who will head to Anaheim in preparation for their final exhibition games against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Freeway Series.The American League Rookie of the Year, Ohtani is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and w... [More]
Thu Mar 2123:21Phils' Harper hits first HRs; 'Cutch, Realmuto also go deepAlbert Almora Jr.CF/PHCubsFree Agent
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Corbin BurnesFree Agent
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Jeimer Candelario3BTigersFree Agent
Francisco CervelliCPiratesFree Agent
Wei-Yin ChenSPMarlinsFree Agent
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Michael ConfortoCF/LF/PHMetsFree Agent
Rafael Devers3BRed SoxFree Agent
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Brandon LoweFree Agent
Trey Mancini1B/LFOriolesFree Agent
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Gift Ngoepe2BBlue JaysFree Agent
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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper has been playing catch-up since his free agency carried over into spring training.With a week left until opening day, the Philadelphia Phillies' big-money addition looks ready to pay off.Harper hit his first two Grapefruit League homers, combining with fellow new additions Andrew McCutchen and J.T. Realmuto to help Philadelphia pound the Toronto Blue Jays 13-6 Thursday.Harper smashed a two-run homer to right off Sam Gaviglio in the fourth inning and had a solo shot against lefty Thomas Pannone in the sixth. McCutchen also took Gaviglio deep in the second, and Realmuto had a three-run shot in the fourth. That trio has been sharp this spring, with Harper posting a 1.192 OPS, Realmuto at 1.285 and McCutchen .830.Gift Ngoepe and Andrew Knapp also went deep, and Vince Velasquez struck out nine but allowed three runs and two homers in 3 1/3 innings. Velasquez has a 12.79 ERA this spring.Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered to continue a hot spring with Toronto, ... [More]
Thu Mar 2121:42Veteran OF Pence set to start season with hometown RangersWillie Calhoun2BRangersFree Agent
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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Veteran outfielder Hunter Pence is set to start the season with his hometown Texas Rangers after going to spring training on a minor league contract.Manager Chris Woodward told Pence on Thursday that he will be on the 25-man roster as the team's fourth outfielder when the Rangers open the regular season at home next Thursday against the Chicago Cubs.That means slimmed-down 24-year-old outfielder Willie Calhoun will start the season at Triple-A Nashville.Pence, a three-time All-Star who turns 36 on April 13, is a .280 career hitter in 12 big league seasons with Houston, Philadelphia and San Francisco. He was part of two World Series championships with the Giants.Pence was hitting .333 with three homers and seven RBIs in 40 spring training at-bats through Thursday. The right-hander was a better fit for the Rangers roster at this point. He will make $2 million while in the majors."This is a really big deal, and it impacted me in a big way," Pence said. "To be hone... [More]
Thu Mar 2120:41Phils' Harper hits first HRs; 'Cutch, Realmuto also go deepAlbert Almora Jr.CF/PHCubsFree Agent
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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper has been playing catch-up since his free agency carried over into spring training.With a week left until opening day, the Philadelphia Phillies' big-money addition looks ready to pay off.Harper hit his first two Grapefruit League homers, combining with fellow new additions Andrew McCutchen and J.T. Realmuto to help Philadelphia pound the Toronto Blue Jays 13-6 Thursday.Harper smashed a two-run homer to right off Sam Gaviglio in the fourth inning and had a solo shot against lefty Thomas Pannone in the sixth. McCutchen also took Gaviglio deep in the second, and Realmuto had a three-run shot in the fourth. That trio has been sharp this spring, with Harper posting a 1.192 OPS, Realmuto at 1.285 and McCutchen .830.Gift Ngoepe and Andrew Knapp also went deep, and Vince Velasquez struck out nine but allowed three runs and two homers in 3 1/3 innings. Velasquez has a 12.79 ERA this spring.Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered to continue a hot spring with Toronto, ... [More]
Thu Mar 2120:07Veteran OF Pence set to start season with hometown RangersWillie Calhoun2BRangersFree Agent
Hunter PenceRFGiantsJetBlack
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Veteran outfielder Hunter Pence is set to start the season with his hometown Texas Rangers.Manager Chris Woodward told Pence on Thursday he will be on the 25-man roster as the team's fourth outfielder when the Rangers open the regular season at home next Thursday against the Chicago Cubs.That means slimmed-down young outfielder Willie Calhoun will start the season at Triple-A Nashville.Pence, who turns 36 on April 13, went to spring training on a minor league contract. He is a .280 career hitter in 12 big league seasons with Houston, Philadelphia and San Francisco, and was part of two World Series championships with the Giants.The three-time All-Star played at Arlington High School and then at the University of Texas-Arlington, only a few miles from the Rangers home stadium.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Mar 2119:31Reaction to the retirement of Japanese star Ichiro SuzukiIchiro SuzukiPH/RFMarlinsFree Agent
Masahiro TanakaSPYankeesMoneyball
Reaction from the baseball world to the retirement of Japanese star Ichiro Suzuki, who played his final game Thursday with the Seattle Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in Tokyo.___"He was a superstar when I was in elementary school. I never thought I would be playing with him in my wildest dreams. I had the opportunity to be teammates with him in the (World Baseball Classic) in 2009 and obviously I had the chance to play with him (with the Yankees) in 2014. Just taking myself back to those moments, like I said earlier, I never thought that I would be able to be teammates and play on the same field with him in my wildest dreams. ... It's too grand of an impact. I can't even put them into words. He made a huge, huge impact." — Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka___"I'm not going to see him play anymore but I'll still have the memories. ... I was very thankful that he reached out and gave me some advice last year. It's really hard for someone that big and such a superstar to give me a... [More]
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