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A bunch of big leaguers became marathon men on Saturday.
The Miami Marlins generated baseball's biggest buzz as they prepared for their home opener a year ago, anticipating a playoff bid and nearly nightly sellout crowds in a futuristic new home that was supposed to transform a franchise long accustomed to attracting little attention.
Previewing the American League.
A team-by-team look at the American League 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 Cleveland Indians manager says the pitcher known as Fausto Carmona won't be making it to spring training.
The Minnesota Twins have traded winless pitcher Kevin Slowey to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kevin Slowey is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a muscle strain in his abdomen that requires at least a week of rest.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Kevin Slowey has a muscle strain in his abdomen that requires at least a week of rest and a likely stint on the disabled list.
Jose Bautista hit three homers for the first time in his career Sunday, adding to his major league-leading total and sending the Toronto Blue Jays to an 11-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins and a sweep of their three-game series.
Capsules of American League teams, listed in order of finish last year:
The Minnesota Twins and right-hander Kevin Slowey have come to agreement on a one-year, $2.7 million contract to avoid arbitration.
The Minnesota Twins plan to skip right-hander Kevin Slowey's next start because of soreness in his elbow.
Hoping to use the All-Star break as a slump-busting springboard, the Minnesota Twins must start the second half without Justin Morneau.
With a payroll swelling to nearly $100 million and a spectacular new open-air ballpark, this was supposed to be the season the Minnesota Twins took hold of the AL Central from the start and challenged the New York Yankees for the American League pennant.
"It's neat, man," said Miami pitcher Kevin Slowey, who earned the win with seven innings of shutout relief. "I tell you what, that's part of what's amazing about baseball: There's always a capacity to come back and tie it up."
Slowey said he feels some discomfort walking around.