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Justin Verlander pitches well, but Detroit Tigers fall to Braves
Verlander lowered his ERA to 1.99 this spring. He recorded 15 straight outs after giving up a homer to Freddie Freeman.        
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Verlander impressive as Tigers fall to Braves
The Tigers ace was in full control on Thursday, pitching six strong innings in the Tigers 2-1 loss to the Braves.        
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Hyun-Jin Ryu says he's ready to prove he belongs in the Dodgers' rotation
As Hyun-Jin Ryu clomped down a rain-slicked hill, headed for his first session of live batting practice this spring, a group of fans gathered nearby perked up. “Good luck this year,” one said as Ryu walked by. “Stay healthy! Stay healthy!” That task has proved challenging for Ryu in the last two...
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Braves acquire Brandon Phillips from Reds in trade
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves acquired three-time All-Star Brandon Phillips on Sunday from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for two pitchers.The Braves traded away left-hander Andrew McKirahan and minor league right-hander Carlos Portuondo.Braves general manager John Coppolella called Phillips a "Gold Glove-caliber defender who will also deepen our offensive lineup.""We are thrilled to 'welcome home' Brandon to Atlanta, where he will play in front of his family and friends and many of his fans," Coppolella said.
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Braves acquire Brandon Phillips from Cardinals in trade
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves acquired three-time All-Star Brandon Phillips on Sunday from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for two pitchers.The Braves traded away left-hander Andrew McKirahan and minor league right-hander Carlos Portuondo.Braves general manager John Coppolella called Phillips a "Gold Glove-caliber defender who will also deepen our offensive lineup.""We are thrilled to 'welcome home' Brandon to Atlanta, where he will play in front of his family and friends and many of his fans," Coppolella said.
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What a healthy super rotation would mean to Jacob deGrom
PORT ST. LUCIE — Jacob deGrom is smiling again — ear to hair. This could be his biggest year yet on the mound. That is saying something. What really brought a smile to the right-hander’s face is that the Mets’ stable of stud starters could be together at some point this season in the rotation....
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2 Detroit Tigers prospects named to Minor League All-Star team
Joe Jimenez and Christin Stewart have been selected to Baseball America’s 2016 Minor League All-Star Team.        
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