Speedy Barnes eyeing consistency for Rockies

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Rockies outfielder Brandon Barnes vows to be a smarter hitter, even after leading the Majors with 17 pinch-hits last season.

Floyd’s first with Tribe pushed back few days

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The Indians are closely monitoring Gavin Floyd this spring as he makes his comeback from a fractured right elbow.

Trout exemplifies leadership for Angels

Trout exemplifies leadership for Angels

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In the Angels’ camp, Albert Pujols, Jered Weaver and Huston Street fill the roles of leaders nicely. But there is another leader here, and there is nothing ordinary about him. Mike Trout, at 23, doesn’t have to say a word. But make no mistake, he already is a formidable presence as a leader by example.

Berrios, Buxton impressive vs. Gophers

Berrios, Buxton impressive vs. Gophers

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TJose Berrios registering four strikeouts and Byron Buxton connected on a pair of doubles in an exhibition against the University of Minnesota on Wednesday night.

2015 Draft Pool Changes By Team

2015 Draft Pool Changes By Team

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Last week, Baseball America’s John Manuel reported an 8.77 percent increase among draft pool allotments from 2014. That change was highly significant, as the draft pools only rose by a combined 1.7 percent from 2013 to 2014. Thanks to the data provided by BA, we’re able to look and see which clubs will see the largest increase and largest decline from their 2014 pools. 2015 draft pool gains and losses As you can see, the D-Backs, who selected 16th overall in 2014 but will have the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft, saw the largest increase, adding more than $6MM to their allotment by virtue of their improved draft status. Meanwhile, the Mets, who forfeited their top pick — one of the highest unprotected picks in this year’s draft — in order to sign Michael Cuddyer to a two-year contract, won’t select until No. 53 overall and, as such, have the lowest pool among teams in this year’s draft. The Astros possess the largest pool of all, which shouldn’t be surprising, considering the fact that they have the No. 2 and No. 5 overall selections based on their failure to sign 2014 No

Quintana comfortable, efficient in White Sox rotation

Quintana comfortable, efficient in White Sox rotation

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Jose Quintana endured a lot of tough luck on the mound last season, but he simply remained focused on trying to help the White Sox win games. This year, he’s hopeful an improved offense will help even out his fortunes.

Prospect Gray brings heat in scoreless Spring Training debut

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Rockies top prospect Jon Gray threw scoreless third and fourth innings against the D-backs in the Cactus League opener. But the talk of the day was one pitch.

Kemp, Upton hit ground running in debuts

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The Padres unveiled some of first-year general manager A.J. Preller’s new acquisitions in Wednesday’s 4-3 loss in 10 innings to the Mariners — none more notable than outfielders Matt Kemp and Justin Upton.

First game in pinstripes ‘amazing feeling’ for Didi

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For all of the winter discussion about Didi Gregorius’ upcoming challenge in taking over Derek Jeter’s old position, the new Yankees shortstop says that he hasn’t heard any comparisons from the fans during these first weeks of workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Tanaka could make first start next week

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Masahiro Tanaka threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field and said that he is nearly ready to pitch in Grapefruit League games.