Josh Hamilton and C.J. Wilson banners removed from Angel Stadium entrance Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — You can walk or drive past any major league stadium and figure out pretty quickly which players the corresponding team views as faces of the franchise. The Los Angeles Angels are no exception to that rule. At the main entrance to Angel Stadium, six large banners each featuring the likeness of an Angels player welcome fans to the ballpark every day, and the message is simply: "These are our...
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Mariners prospect Victor Sanchez dies from injuries in boating accident Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died on Saturday, six weeks after sustaining serious head injuries in a boating accident in his home country of Venezuela. He was only 20.  According to the initial reports, Sanchez was swimming off the beach in Carapao, Venezuela on Feb. 13 when he was struck in the head by a boat propeller. Sanchez sustained a double skull fracture and a...
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Ichiro compares being a free agent to being a puppy in a pet shop HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Let Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki tell you how being a free agent is like being a puppy in a pet shop.
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Mariners prospect Victor Sanchez has died HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Promising Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died on Saturday night after he was involved in an unfortunate boating accident in February.
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Nate Schierholtz opts out of contract with the Rangers HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Outfielder Nate Schierholtz is a free agent again, opting out of his contract with the Rangers after a disappointing spring showing.
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Will Ferrell responds to criticism from John Madden over spring training stunt Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — If you were keeping score at home back on March 12, you can probably rattle off the exact order of events and appearances made by actor Will Ferrell during his five-stadium Cactus League tour. In one day, Ferrell achieved his goal of playing 10 different positions for 10 major league teams , and in the process raised an estimated $1 million for Cancer for College and Stand Up to Cancer.   ...
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Videos: Young talent on display as Bryce Harper homers and Mike Trout robs a homer HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Two baseball superstars put their talented display in spring training action on Saturday afternoon.
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Russell Wilson practices with Rangers 11 miles from where he lost Super Bowl Tim Brown (Tim Brown) — Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, whose first love was baseball, had a message for the Rangers: Believe you can get there again.
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Jaime Garcia scratched from Sunday start due to shoulder setback HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — More shoulder problems for Jaime Garcia, who has made 16 combined starts since the beginning of the 2013 season.
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Roundup: Strasburg and Harvey Set for Early Showdown

NY Times: Bats (BILLY WITZ) — Returning from knee surgery, Yankees pitcher C. C. Sabathia put no stock in results and focused on improving.
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Mike Trout robs a homer and hits a homer in big spring performance Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Your browser does not support iframes. There's midseason form and then there's Mike Trout's advanced version of midseason form that only the man himself can achieve. On Saturday, we were fortunate enough to experience the latter during the Angels 5-4 loss to the Dodgers.  In one afternoon at his Arizona office in Tempe, Trout took an apparent Dodgers' home run off the board with a leaping...
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The Shane Victorino saga with Boston radio personalities continues HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Shane Victorino didn't like the way a pair of radio personalities in Boston interpreted his desire to see the Red Sox acquire Cole Hamels from the Phillies.
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Giants catcher Matt Paré talks about the not-so-glamorous life in the minor leagues HardballTalk (Bill Baer) — Giants minor league catcher Matt Paré discussed the thrifty lifestyles minor league players are forced into.
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A-Rod's third spring homer was his most impressive yet (Video) Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Saturday was a bad day to be a baseball in Florida .  In particular, the baseball that met the bat of New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez had a rough ride out of George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, but at least it had a good view.  The home run was Rodriguez's third of the spring and it was easily his most impressive.  Rodriguez was sitting first-pitch baseball and got a...
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Video: Alex Rodriguez connects for his third home run of the spring HardballTalk (D.J. Short) — Rodriguez is now batting .306 (11-for-36) with three home runs, a double and a .925 OPS across 15 games this spring.
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