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Twins RHP Odorizzi 'happy to be on contending team'

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jake Odorizzi joined the Minnesota Twins just in time for their first full-squad workout of spring training. More Twins Coverage He had a sense he’d land with them, actually, and it was a good feeling. Leaving behind the Tampa Bay Rays teammates he’d become close friends with wasn’t fun, but leaving an organization cutting salary for ...

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Contending Rockies lose early lead, fall to Giants 4-3 (Sep 19, 2017)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Carlos Gonzalez could have let the ball drop and watched Hunter Pence end the game with a hit. Instead, with the Rockies playing five infielders, Gonzalez ran down a difficult fly ball in center field and Pence had a sacrifice fly. Colorado is in contention, and Gonzalez is committed to going hard and hustling until the final ...

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Phillips approves move to contending Angels

CHICAGO — Brandon Phillips‘ appreciation for the opportunity to play for his hometown team was significant enough for him to contemplate passing on a bonus and the chance to play meaningful games in September. But in the end, the veteran second baseman agreed to spend the rest of this season with the Angels. Phillips spent a few hours weighing his ...

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Young Brewers having a blast while contending in NL Central

Earlier this month, the Milwaukee Brewers needed a players-only team meeting to get back on track. The simple message: Focus on fun. No question something is going right again for this loose, light-hearted bunch just a few weeks later – with a winning weekend series on the road against the practically unbeatable, baseball-leading Los Angeles Dodgers to show for it. ...

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3 call-ups who could come to the rescue for contending teams

While the talk of the baseball town is all about which trades are going to be made by whom with the July 31 trade deadline quickly approaching, a number of teams may not have the option of acquiring a front of the rotation like the Chicago Cubs did when they traded for Jose Quintana. But, never fear, this is what ...

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