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Angels' Mike Trout is having another big season, but he again won't be AL MVP
Since his first full season in 2012, statistics show that the Angels’ Mike Trout has been significantly more valuable than any other major league player. Yet, Trout has won only one American League most valuable player award. Neither of those facts seems poised to change in 2016. According to one...
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Strasburg avoids nightmare scenario, but will he pitch this season?
WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg has a strained flexor mass in his elbow and the Nationals don’t know when he will pitch again, but the team said it was relieved the right-hander did not re-tear a ligament. Manager Dusty Baker and director of athletic training Paul Lessard voiced optimism after an MRI exam did not reveal...
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Stephen Strasburg UCL in elbow intact, return date unknown
The Sports Xchange Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg avoided a catastrophic elbow injury but his status for the remainder of the season is unknown.
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Mets manager raves about Gsellman after fourth spring start
It’s a nice problem for Terry Collins to have, but it’s still a problem.
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Nationals’ risky closer void, and every MLB team’s big question
PORT ST. LUCIE — Who will be the Nationals’ closer? That, as pitchers and catchers roll into 30 different camps, stands out as the most important dilemma that any team must solve. The Nats are an all-in club with a tight window; Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy can both be free agents after next season. Yet...
105 points by New York Post | Baseball Pitcher Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball Baseball positions Tommy John surgery Relief pitcher Catcher
St. Louis Cardinals' stud prospect Alex Reyes out for season
The Sports Xchange St. Louis Cardinals rookie right-hander Alex Reyes, whose fastball tops out at 100 mph, is out for the season.
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Why Mets pitcher secretly couldn’t swing last year
PORT ST. LUCIE — Robert Gsellman is ready to show off a new weapon in his arsenal this spring: a bat. The Mets pitcher underwent surgery last October to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and can now swing a bat after spending the first two months of his major league career resigned...
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Angels are hoping for recovery after 2-1 loss to Rangers
The Angels’ opposition Friday night represented the manifestation of their hopes for their franchise’s future. In the form of Yu Darvish, the Texas Rangers’ dominant, deceptive right-hander, the Angels could envision their path to success. Darvish underwent Tommy John surgery 18 months ago to repair...
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