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Giants’ Hunter Pence has forearm broken when hit by pitch

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 13:44
Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the San Francisco Giants’ 8-6 win over a Chicago Cubs split-squad Thursday.
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In first big-league camp, M’s Ketel Marte happy to follow Robinson Cano’s lead

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:47
Some scouts have likened Marte to a young version of Jose Reyes. Like Reyes -- another fellow Dominican -- Marte is a switch-hitter with plus speed and athleticism. Marte has heard the comparisons before.
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Middle of Mariners’ batting order starts spring with an impressive performance

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:08
Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager each have two hits in setting the tone for Seattle
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Alex Rodriguez singles in return to Yankees’ lineup

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 16:01
Alex Rodriguez lined a single to left field in his return to the New York Yankees’ lineup after an absence of 524 days.
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Prospect D.J. Peterson makes great first impression in M’s spring opener

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 15:46
At age 23, Peterson is tantalizingly close to the major leagues, most likely headed to Class AAA Tacoma but trying to show he wouldn’t be out of place in the bigs.
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Mariners’ Taijuan Walker makes solid Cactus League debut

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 15:46
The top pitching prospect, battling for the final spot in the starting rotation, throws two scoreless innings and allows one hit with two strikeouts in Seattle’s spring opener.
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M’s Felix Hernandez pleased with first live batting-practice session

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 15:16
After testing his fastball command and breaking pitches against hitters for 45 minutes, the Seattle ace jokes, “I looked pretty good.”
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A’s rock S.F.’s ace in cactus opener

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 17:16
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M’s Danny Hultzen all business in return to mound

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 16:16
The left-hander, who underwent major shoulder surgery in October 2013 and missed last season, said he “felt great” after a live bullpen session.
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After ‘humbling’ season offensively, M’s catcher Mike Zunino changes approach

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 16:01
The defensive standout, who hit .199 in 2014, wants to drive the ball to right-center field more, where his true power comes.
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Unlike past years, ‘Vedder Cup’ series between M’s and Padres will have intrigue

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 14:31
The mythical cup — named after Eddie Vedder, who spent some of his youth in San Diego and hit it big with Pearl Jam in Seattle — is bestowed to the team that each year wins the regular-season series. For once, both teams look like they’re going to be pretty good at the same time.
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Next time maybe he’ll think before kicking the bucket

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:46
Mike Hargrove found it wasn’t so easy to stay on the same footing as Lou Piniella.
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Rare Arizona rainy day forces M’s to cancel intrasquad game

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:46
The Mariners made adjustments as best they could considering the number of players needing to get work.
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Chicago Cubs expect ‘dusty’ year amid Wrigley Field renovations

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:31
When the Chicago Cubs open their season at Wrigley Field next month, players and fans alike might feel a bit like a homeowner who lives in a house where workers are tearing apart the kitchen.
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J.A. Happ’s change to the Mariners rotation might include an improved changeup

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:01
New starter for Seattle trying to get back the old feel on his changeup
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M’s outfielder Dustin Ackley unfazed by apparent platoon situation

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 15:46
The hope is that the left fielder finally had his breakthrough in the second half of last year, when he hit .274 with 34 runs, 15 doubles, two triples, 10 homers and 38 runs batted in over his final 68 games.
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Versatility helping minor-leaguer move up

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 04:46
Patrick Kivlehan keeps three different types of gloves in the Mariners-branded team bag he totes from practice field to practice field at Peoria Sports Complex.
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M’s catching hopeful John Baker has a story worth knowing

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 16:16
Dig a little deeper into the Baker story, and you find so many fascinating elements it’s hard to know where to begin.
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The Mariners’ offense starts with Austin Jackson

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 15:16
It’s one thing for manager Lloyd McClendon to say that Jackson is the key to the Mariners’ offense — something he has often said and reiterated Sunday. But when the team’s closer goes out of his way to make that point, without even being asked, then it’s more than a pla
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Beloved Chicago White Sox player Minnie Minoso dies at 90

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 15:01
Chicago White Sox legend Minnie Minoso died Sunday. In 1951, he became the first black big-league baseball player to compete for a Chicago team.
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