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Near the end of spring training last year, the opinion among then-New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi and his coaches was unanimous. According to GM Brian Cashman, Girardi and his staff believed 20-year-old super-prospect Gleyber Torres (now 21) should start the season as the replacement for injured shortstop Didi Gregorius. But Cashman disagreed. Cashman used
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LOS ANGELES — Former All-Star Mark Prior has joined the Los Angeles Dodgers as their bullpen coach. Prior spent the past four years with the Padres, first as a baseball operations assistant and then as their minor league pitching coordinator. Prior was drafted by the Cubs out of USC in 2001. Plagued by injuries, he
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The Houston Astros have received an invitation to visit the White House to be honored as reigning World Series champions, and a team spokesman says they plan to attend. “As the representatives of baseball and the World Series champs, when the White House calls and invites you to come up, it’s something that as an
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