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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - fielding
Miguel Cabrera had already been in camp for a few days when he really caught the eye of new Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.
New Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler doesn't mind admitting he had gotten comfortable in Texas.
A team-by-team look at the American League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:
The Brewers are still looking for a replacement for Prince Fielder at first base two years after he left.
Miguel Cabrera returns, but Prince Fielder and Doug Fister are gone. Can the big changes help get Detroit over its October hump at last?
Shin-Soo Choo will be the leadoff hitter for the Texas Rangers in an offense they feel they have successfully remade this offseason.
Choo was Cincinnati's leadoff hitter for 143 games last season, when he had a .423 on-base percentage with 20 stolen bases and 21 home runs.
The Rangers have made another Texas-sized deal to improve their offense.
Before any trades and signings, the focus of the winter meetings will be on fame.
The baseball winter meetings are starting with a look back.
When the Detroit Tigers introduced new closer Joe Nathan this week, the news conference quickly became about a lot more than Joe Nathan.
Joe Nathan expects to fit in just fine in Detroit _ and now the Tigers don't have to face the closer who has dominated them more than perhaps any other in baseball.
The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with free agent reliever Joe Nathan on a two-year contract with a club option for 2016 on Wednesday, accomplishing one of their main objectives this offseason by adding one of baseball's most accomplished closers to the bullpen.
On a night usually dominated by news of players let loose, the Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics filled pitching needs with trades.
The busy Detroit Tigers traded right-hander Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for three players Monday night in a deal between teams with deep rotations.
Texas Rangers' Prince Fielder shouts back at a teammate as the two joke around during batting practice at spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
"I don't know if we're the favorite," he said, "but the A's are going to be in the playoffs again."