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5 potential MLB breakout hitters in 2018

Breakout hitters can come from anywhere. They can be heralded youngsters like Cody Bellinger or Aaron Judge (each were once ranked among MLB Pipeline's top 50 prospects), or they can be late bloomers like Cardinals outfielder Jose Martinez, who just put up some of the best contact metrics in baseball …

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Diamondbacks Select Jarrod Dyson from Value Menu

Dyson was part of a formidable defensive outfield during Kansas City’s World Series appearances.(Photo: Keith Allison) While the J.D. Martinez signing was certainly baseball’s headline news item from Monday, the announcement of Jarrod Dyson‘s two-year deal with the Diamondbacks represents an intriguing undercard. Dyson is a versatile piece for Arizona. …

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Orioles To Re-Sign Chris Tillman

10:42am: Kubatko tweets that Tillman can earn another $7MM via incentives, meaning the deal can max out at $10MM. 10:18am: The Orioles are in agreement on a contract that will bring right-hander Chris Tillman back to Baltimore, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports (via Twitter). It’s a one-year, Major League …

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Mets believe Tim Tebow will make it to MLB

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Those who consider Tim Tebow's baseball experiment a joke, a distraction, are officially on notice. Yes, Tebow's doubters may not disappear anytime soon. He knows that his Minor League statistics are what they are. But the Mets are no longer willing to discuss the former …

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Minor MLB Transactions: 2/18/18 – MLB Trade Rumors

By Connor Byrne | February 18, 2018 at 4:31pm CDT The latest minor moves from around baseball: The Marlins have outrighted right-hander Severino Gonzalez, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. tweets. Miami acquired Gonzalez from Philadelphia in a minor trade last month. The 25-year-old spent the 2017 season in the minors (mostly …

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Angels sign vets Chris Young, Chris Carter

Outfielder Chris Young signed a one-year contract with the Angels with a Major League Spring Training invitation and first baseman Chris Carter has agreed to a Minor League deal on Sunday. Carter's deal is for $1.75 million if he makes the Major League roster and includes $600,000 in incentives, according …

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Ben Zobrist: Cubs are hungry for World Series

MESA, Ariz. -- Ben Zobrist played on back-to-back championship teams with the Royals in 2015 and the Cubs in '16. Any advice for the Astros on how to deal with a World Series hangover this season? "No," Zobrist said laughing, "and if they did [ask], I would tell them all …

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Jake Odorizzi Is Probably an Adjustment Away

Last March, I approached Jake Odorizzi in the Tampa Bay Rays’ spring-training clubhouse to learn more about the cult of the high fastball he was leading among the club’s pitchers. The Rays led baseball in 2016 by the volume of four-seamers thrown up in the zone. The reason: to negate …

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Rays Acquire C.J. Cron, Designate Corey Dickerson

The Rays have acquired first baseman C.J. Cron from the Angels for a player to be named later, both teams annonuced.  In a surprising corresponding move, Tampa also announced that outfielder Corey Dickerson has been designated for assignment to create roster space. Cron had been noted as a potential trade …

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