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Good morning, baseball fans!
Here’s a roundup of what’s going on around the American League Central.
- On a day that should be filled with unfettered joy, we have some sad news: Alex Reyes will require Tommy John surgery and be out for the entire 2017 season.
- Literally stop every single thing you’re doing to watch this glorious Bartolo Colon trailer.
- Here are the most important lessons learned from the 2016-2017 offseason.
- The Giants sign David Hernandez to a minor-league deal.
- Travis Wood signs a 2-year, $12M deal with the Royals.
- Check out these three potential dark horses for this season.
- The Pirates are still willing to trade McCutchen, in case anyone had forgotten that that was a thing.
- Could the Angels actually be contenders this season?
- Remember that White Sox / Nationals deal for David Robertson that was supposedly close to going down? Yeah, not so much anymore.
- Are the Braves going to be watchable this season?
- Here are the top 200 MLB prospects for 2017.
- Adam Lind inks a 1-year deal with the Nationals.
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Today in baseball: On February 16th, 1952, Hall of Fame shortstop Honus Wagner officially retires after spending 39 years in the major leagues: 21 as a player with the Louisville Colonels and Pirates, and another 18 years as a coach with Pittsburgh.