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Angels RHP Canning getting MRI for sore elbow

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February 27 Los Angeles Angels right-hander Griffin Canning was scheduled to undergo an MRI after again experiencing elbow soreness, manager Joe Maddon said Thursday. FULL STORY

Braves 1B Freeman says elbow swelling not a concern

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February 27 Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman said the swelling of his surgically impaired right elbow won't keep him out long and he expects to return to the spring training lineup next week. FULL STORY

Indians RHP Clase (back strain) out up to 12 weeks

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February 27 Cleveland Indians hard-throwing reliever Emmanuel Clase could miss eight to 12 weeks of action because of a moderate strain of the teres major muscle in his upper back, the team announced Thursday. FULL STORY

Cubs P Wieck undergoes cardiac procedure

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February 27 Chicago Cubs left-hander Brad Wieck had a cardiac ablation procedure earlier this week after his physical revealed an abnormal heartbeat, the team said Thursday. FULL STORY

MLB names first black, Latino umpire crew chiefs

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February 27 Major League Baseball achieved historic diversity with its umpiring staff on Thursday, naming Kerwin Danley the first black crew chief and Alfonso Marquez the first Latino-born crew chief. FULL STORY

Roenicke: Red Sox ace Sale won't pitch Opening Day

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February 27 Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale is still regaining his health and will not pitch on Opening Day, interim manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday. FULL STORY

Tebow to join Philippines at WBC qualifying

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February 26 New York Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow will bring some attention to World Baseball Classic qualifying next month when he takes the field for the Philippines. FULL STORY

Yankees' Severino set to have Tommy John surgery

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February 26 New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino will undergo Tommy John surgery, general manager Brian Cashman confirmed Tuesday. FULL STORY

Yanks' Severino needs Tommy John surgery

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February 26 New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino needs Tommy John surgery, general manager Brian Cashman confirmed Tuesday. FULL STORY

Tebow belts first career spring HR

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February 25 Tim Tebow hit his first home run in four spring training stints with the New York Mets on Tuesday. FULL STORY