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Esurance MLB Award winners unveiled today

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The three finalists for 22 Esurance MLB Awards were announced today, and the first four winners will be revealed on social media throughout the day. The unveiling of the hardware will culminate when the 18 winners are announced during the Esurance MLB ...

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Cain finishes third in AL MVP Award balloting

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All-Star outfielder Lorenzo Cain finished third in the American League Most Valuable Player Award race as announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Thursday night.

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Harper unanimous pick for NL MVP; AL next

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The Baseball Writers' Association of America named Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper the unanimous winner of the National League Most Valuable Player Award on Thursday night during an hour-long special on MLB Network. Live companion coverage can be str...

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Expanded safety nets, in-market streaming coming in ’16

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DALLAS -- Increased safety netting is likely to be in place by the opening of the 2016 season and a new three-year agreement with FOX will allow fans to watch live in-market streaming on any mobile device, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced as the quar...

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3 Opening Day games to be played on first Sunday

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Opening Day 2016 will feature a combined seven national ESPN telecasts -- three on Sunday, April 3, and four on Monday, April 4 -- Commissioner Rob Manfred announced on Thursday at the end of Major League Baseball's quarterly Owners Meetings in Dallas.

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Who will Royals protect from Rule 5 Draft?

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The Royals recently added outfielder Jose Martinez to the 40-man roster, knowing he would have to be protected from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft. And now the Royals have to make several additional moves to protect prospects.

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Royals well represented in ’15 Legacy Awards

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Ned Yost was the museum's choice to receive the C.I. Taylor Legacy Award as the American League manager of the year, general manager Dayton Moore was named the winner of the Rube Foster Award as the AL executive of the year and Lorenzo Cain received th...

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Starling gaining steam with solid AFL season

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Outfielder Bubba Starling, the fifth overall pick of the 2011 Draft and considered a disappointment until recently, keeps inching closer to the big leagues. Starling, the Royals' No. 5 prospect, recently completed a solid season in the Arizona Fall Lea...

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Cain’s MVP case stands up vs. stiff competition

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So, if you're making a case for Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain to be the American League's Most Valuable Player over other finalists Josh Donaldson (Blue Jays) and Mike Trout (Angels), you may have to think outside the box.

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Colon fulfilled prophecy with Series-clinching hit

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Before Christian Colon hit the go-ahead RBI single in the 12th inning of Game 5 of the World Series, the Royals infielder predicted the scenario. He hadn't yet appeared in a postseason game, but he was ready to go.

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Royals reach extension with Triple-A Omaha

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The Kansas City Royals on Monday announced a two-year extension with the Omaha Storm Chasers, their Triple-A affiliate. The agreement extends the partnership through the 2018 season, continuing the longest active affiliation at the Triple-A level and t...

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Gold Glove Award lifts Escobar into elite level

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For years, Royals manager Ned Yost has been proclaiming that shortstop Alcides Escobar is one of the game's top defenders, and deserving of his first Gold Glove Award. Last week, that proclamation finally came to fruition. Escobar joined teammates and ...

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Fall League contest live on MLB.com tonight

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Fans who tuned in to MLB.com's live coverage of Arizona Fall League action Wednesday saw Mariners left-hander James Paxton hurl four innings and a trio of Padres prospects combine for eight hits as the Peoria Javelinas edged the Salt River Rafters, 6-5.

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