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2 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's Ervin Santana delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers during their American League game in Detroit, Michigan September 4, 2008.
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6 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
The Orioles' power-packed lineup has gotten a lot of attention over the past couple seasons, and it looks like the hitters aren't ready to surrender the stage to the upgraded pitching staff.
7 hrs ago | Bluebird Banter
For a guy who is desperate for an MLB contract, Ervin Santana has an odd way of showing it.
11 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times
The Tampa Bay Rays will head into the 2014 season with Evan Longoria, David Price, Ben Zobrist and a few new faces, including Grant Balfour.
That tumbling tumbleweed you heard rustling by was the sound of silence in the non-New York locales of the American League East this offseason.
The Yankees had a down year last year. Plagued by injuries, they finished the 2013 season 12 games behind the Red Sox and out of the playoffs.
The Toronto Blue Jays made the biggest trade of the winter last season, acquiring Jose Reyes , Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle in a mega-deal with the Miami Marlins .
He knows what is coming from the way the mail feels in his hands. About two of three letters to R.A. Dickey have the telltale pieces of cardboard inside.
He rejected a qualifying offer from the Kansas City Royals , but now Ervin Santana is willing to take a one-year deal.
October 10, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Tigers players celebrate in the clubhouse after game five of the American League divisional series playoff baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum.
Preparing for another 162-game grinder in the American League East meat market, the Tampa Bay Rays are eager to prove themselves once again.
Feb 18, 2014; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price at spring training at the Charlotte Sports Park.
Everything seems to be going the Rays' way this spring, from the team's health to the way it is playing.
Although the highly touted right-hander can't patch up all of New York's issues, his immense potential and early success this March bodes well for the Yankees' postseason hopes next fall.
That's when the Cubs head north to visit the Blue Jays in the Rogers Centre, and I'd give better-than-even odds that if Jeff Samardzija has a start in that series, it will be in the blue-and-white uniform of the Blue Jays.
Friday offers another full slate of Spring Training action in both the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues, featuring several high-profile pitching matchups and some notable debuts.