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With Machado at third, Kinsler can focus on second for Pads PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) With Manny Machado now officially the Padres’ third baseman, Ian Kinsler can focus on playing second base for San Diego. Kinsler, fresh off a World Series title with the Boston Red Sox, was on a long list of possibilities

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Longtime Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man’s disabled vehicle, police say. Syracuse police say Jorge Jimenez, 51, was an occupant in a black Dodge Charger with three others when they apparently

With Machado at third, Kinsler can focus on second for Pads

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — With Manny Machado now officially the Padres’ third baseman, Ian Kinsler can focus on playing second base for San Diego. Kinsler, fresh off a World Series title with the Boston Red Sox, was on a long list of possibilities at third base before that talk was squelched when Machado

Tribe Reloading Bullpen After Down Season, Departures

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Dan Otero is a man of words. Not just because the steady reliever fills out crossword puzzles, but because he chooses words carefully, as in politely noting the operative word for the Indians’ bullpen status is “reconfiguration” as opposed to “rebuild.” Following an injury-plagued

Twins have interest in Marwin Gonzalez

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Twins prefer to avoid repeating some of the events from last season, when they signed free agents Lance Lynn and Logan Morrison after the start of spring training and watched them flounder. But they could change their minds if th…

The bullpen spot Mets may not use ‘options’ to fill

PORT ST. LUCIE — The Mets won’t necessarily leave spring training with a second left-hander in their bullpen, but as pitching coach Dave Eiland surveys the rows of lockers inside his clubhouse, something different exists from a year ago: options. In Luis Avilan, Daniel Zamora and Hector Santiago,

How Zach Davies can bounce back in 2019

National baseball pundits are generally skeptical about the starting rotation of the Milwaukee Brewers. Evidently they see the outcomes of last season as a fluke, or they are in denial that the Brew Crew can build a quality rotation without household n…

Dear Mr. Reinsdorf

I am a transplant to the South Side of Chicago, having moved to the city in 2002. Coming from Indianapolis, a city without a major league team, I was delighted to fall under the spell of the White Sox. My grandfather introduced me to the old ballpark in the 60’s, bringing my brothers, my sister,