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Good morning baseball fans!
Here is a roundup of everything going around in the American League West.
- Red Sox fans, don’t panic. The David Price news is not the worst thing in the world.
- Mets outfielder Jay Bruce didn’t think he would be back with New York in 2017, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
- Rougned Odor and the Rangers haven’t gained much ground on an extension.
- Lorenzo Cain, an impending free agent, is open to an extension with the Royals.
- Is 2017 really going to be the year of the Houston Astros or is that just what we’re saying about the 29 teams as well?
- Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is expected to sell the team before the end of the year, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.
- Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs didn’t have much success in his first outing of the spring.
- EVERYONE TO THEIR BATTLE STATIONS! There might actually be some progress on this whole pace of play mess.
- Todd Frazier could return Wednesday, according to CSN Chicago’s Dan Hayes.
- Royals outfielder Brandon Moss has been plagued by back stiffness, according to Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star.
- THE WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC IS HERE!
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Today in baseball: On March 6th, 1973, in a spring training game against the Pirates, Larry Hisle becomes the first designated hitter in major league history.