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The baseball writers elected four new members to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday: Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman. They join Modern Baseball Era electees Jack Morris and Alan Trammell in the Class of 2018, which will be inducted on July 27 in Cooperstown, New York. The writers’ ballot always produces
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DETROIT — Tigers general manager Al Avila says right-hander Michael Fulmer and designated hitter Victor Martinez are expected to be at full strength at spring training. Fulmer had elbow surgery in September, around the same time Martinez underwent a surgical procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat. Avila provided an update on their status following a
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NEW YORK — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and players’ association head Tony Clark met Tuesday, five days after the union rejected Major League Baseball’s proposal to institute pitch clocks and limits on mound visits. Management has the right to implement the rule changes it proposed last year. Under baseball’s labor contract, management can change on-field
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The Milwaukee Brewers have made a contract offer to Yu Darvish, joining the list of teams pursuing the free-agent ace pitcher, according to multiple reports. Milwaukee’s offer was first reported Sunday by Yahoo! Japan. Darvish, arguably the best pitcher in this year’s free-agent market, retweeted Yahoo! Japan’s report later Sunday. Darvish, who helped the Dodgers
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