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The designated hitter position has always puzzled fantasy baseball owners. Many consider it as an extra spot in the lineup to start a strong hitter who would otherwise be on the bench.
Since recovering from a harrowing five-year addiction to drugs and alcohol that kept him out of the game for three full seasons, Hamilton has been open about telling his story as a means to inspire those battling the same demons that kept him down for so long.
Everything seems to be going the Rays' way this spring, from the team's health to the way it is playing.
It didn't cause near the stir that Ian Kinsler's "0-162" comment did, but Seattle TV reporter Tom Yazwinski caused a slight ripple when he was caught on camera calling the Rangers "a sinking ship" earlier this week.
The Chicago White Sox are known for their wheeling and dealing, so it's not surprising they had one of the busiest -- and possibly best -- offseasons of any team after going 63-99 and finishing in the AL Central cellar.
Second base for the Royals has been a gap within a void inside a black hole. Not to mention a turnstile inside a revolving door atop a carousel.
The Oakland A's performance last season came as far less of a shock than it was the year before, when the Athletics stormed from the bottom of the AL West midseason to steal the crown.
Whether it's a player posing with a reptile or a backup catcher donning a women's swimsuit next to Kate Upton, the Detroit Tigers certainly look like the class of the American League when it comes to viral photos.
Torii Hunter puckered up next to the mouth of wide-eyed alligator - and it was hard to tell if the fun-loving Detroit outfielder was more amused or terrified.
The question was asked of Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols early in spring training, but it still gnaws at him on this quiet morning.
It's the fitting the Metrodome roof was deflated and the building demolished by explosives this offseason.
Veteran who had consecutive 200-inning seasons during the Rangers' World Series runs in 2010 and 2011.
Soon after an arbitrator ruled that baseball's most high-profile cheat would be banished for the 2014 season came the news that tainted slugger Barry Bonds would return for a week-long guest stint as spring training instructor for the Giants, starting either Sunday or Monday.
We've already identified five of the finest sleepers in the American League . Now we shift our gaze to the senior circuit, which has a nice crop of sleepers of its own.
Johan Santana is hoping the Baltimore Orioles' patience with him pays off in another chance to pitch in the big leagues.
The Mets seem to have reasonable expectations for Curtis Granderson in 2014, which may not be the case among some fans and media, who see him as the 40-HR guy that played for the Yankees.