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Miller Optioned To Triple-A

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Talk of Indians righthander Adam Miller beginning the year in the Cleveland bullpen ended today when the Indians optioned their top prospect to Triple-A Buffalo. Miller pitched just 65 1/3 innings […]

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Wood Tries To Get Ahead

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One of the big question marks regarding Angels top prospect Brandon Wood has been his ability to make contact frequently enough to be able to tap into his tremendous power. […]

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Cunningham Out 6-8 Weeks

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Athletics center fielder Aaron Cunningham will miss the next six to eight weeks after breaking his left wrist while sliding in a split-squad game against the Mariners on Saturday. The A’s acquired […]

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Economic Thinking

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Angels righthander Nick Adenhart didn’t turn 21 until late August last year, making him one of the youngest pitchers in Double-A last season. The quality of his fastball-slider-changeup mix accelerated […]

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Hochevar Looking Sharp

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Royals catcher John Buck said he thinks the quality of righthander Luke Hochevar’s pitches has improved since last year. "I knew he had good stuff," Buck said. "That’s obvious. That’s […]

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Bocock To Start In San Francisco?

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Baseball America correspondent Andy Baggarly reports that Giants manager Bruce Bochy said there is a "legitimate" chance that he might use Brian Bocock as his starting shortstop on Opening Day. "We’re looking […]

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No Room For Francisco

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Indians outfielder Ben Francisco looks like he’s headed back to Triple-A Buffalo to start the 2008 season, according to Baseball America correspondent Andy Call. With Grady Sizemore in center field, […]

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Patton Done For The Year

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New Orioles lefthander Troy Patton will miss the 2008 season to have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, according to Baseball America correspondent Roch Kubatko. "It’s […]

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Gomez Makes Fast Impression

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New Twins outfielder Carlos Gomez certainly appears confident that he can be a significant contributor at the major league level this year. "Sure!" he said the other day. "They don’t […]

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Colvin Talks The Walk

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Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin proved last year that he has the tools to hit for power and average as a professional. The 13th overall pick from the 2006 draft hit […]

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Paul Picking His Spots

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Dodgers outfielder Xavier Paul told Baseball America correspondent Tony Jackson that he is making a conscious effort this spring to be more selective at the plate. "One thing they wanted […]

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Aumont Makes Big Impression

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In the 2008 Prospect Handbook, Mariners righthander Phillippe Aumont is listed at 6-foot-7, 230 pounds. This year, Aumont reportedly checked into spring training at 255 pounds. “I gained a lot […]

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Parisi Mixes It Up

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Cardinals righthander Mike Parisi made his first Grapefruit League start yesterday, and Baseball America correspondent Derrick Goold notes that Parisi is still figuring out the optimal way to mix his […]

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