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Red Sox's Blake Swihart: Will work as catcher in spring

The Red Sox intend to have Swihart work primarily as a catcher in spring training, though he'll continue to take reps at other positions during the offseason, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. With Christian Vazquez and Sandy Leon entering the 2018 season as the Red Sox's top two

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Yankees get Paxton from Mariners for Sheffield, 2 others

Caption Close NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander James Paxton was acquired by the Yankees from the Seattle Mariners for a trio of prospects Monday, bolstering the thin starting rotation that contributed to New York's loss to Boston in the AL Division Series. New York sent left-hander Justus Sheffield to

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Cardinals' Harold Arauz: Latches on with Cardinals

Arauz signed a minor-league contract with the Cardinals on Monday. Arauz spent the majority of the 2018 season with Double-A Reading, posting a 4.59 ERA and 1.42 WHIP across 131.1 innings (24 starts). He didn't fare much better in his first taste of Triple-A, struggling to a 6.23 ERA and 1.73 WHIP

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Griffin Conine, Jeff's son, banned 50 games for drug test

Toronto outfielder Griffin Conine, a son of former major league outfielder Jeff Conine, has been suspended for the first 50 games of next season under the minor league drug program for a positive test for the banned stimulant ritalinic acid. Griffin Conine, 21, was selected by the Blue Jays in the second

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Seven free-agent pitchers who could rejuvenate their careers the way Nathan Eovaldi did in 2018

In due time, Nathan Eovaldi is going to sign a lucrative multiyear contract. The free agent right-hander is receiving interest from a handful of teams, and he positioned himself to fulfill this destiny by throwing 111 high-quality innings this season, accumulating a 3.81 ERA and a career-high 5.05 strikeout-to-walk

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Reds need to address the massive holes in the rotation if they want to keep up with their NL Central rivals

How bad has the pitching in Cincinnati been over the years? The last time the Reds employed someone who made truly great pitches, it was Stalin's minister of propaganda. In 2018, Reds pitchers finished second-to-last in the National League in park-adjusted ERA (so we can't just blame the homer-friendly

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