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M’s Frown Upon Smyly News
For a spring that, by and large, went as good or better than expected for the Seattle Mariners, the club received the first real bad news a day before breaking camp in Peoria, AZ before opening the 2017 season in Houston on Monday.
U.S. Whips Puerto Rico to Win WBC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The United States has won the World Baseball Classic for the first time in four tries.
Marcus Stroman was named the tournament MVP after carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning to lead the Americans to an 8-0 rout of Puerto Rico in the title game at Los Angeles...
Tim Tebow Gets 1st Hit for Mets, Singles vs Marlins
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow has gotten his first hit for the New York Mets.
The former NFL quarterback singled Monday in an exhibition game against Miami Marlins left-hander Kyle Lobstein.
Tebow was hitless in his first eight at-bats in spring training before his opposite-field single …
Phillies Get Switch-pitcher Venditte From Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired switch-pitcher Pat Venditte from the Seattle Mariners for minor league outfielder Joey Curletta.
The trade was announced Sunday.
The 31-year-old Venditte had pitched three times in spring training for Seattle this year and twice for Italy in…
Tebow Gets Surprise Call for 3rd Spring Start for Mets
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — The New York Mets say Tim Tebow will be in the lineup for their spring training game against the Miami Marlins.
The announcement Monday was a surprise. On Friday, manager Terry Collins said there were no plans to bring back the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner after his se…

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