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The Astros' Jose Altuve and the Rangers' Rougned Odor are among the best Venezuelan-born -- correction: Earth-born -- infielders in baseball today. And they play the same position, which presents a quandary for Venezuelan manager Omar Vizquel ahead of the World Baseball Classic. . .

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James Loney to Rangers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction MLB

Bleacher Report. 6 hrs ago.

Free-agent first baseman James Loney's short stint with the New York Mets earned him a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers on Friday, according to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball.If he makes the major league roster, he will make $1 million in 2017.Loney began the 2016 season as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays, the team he spent the past three seasons with, but was released on April 3.After b

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hardballtalk. 16 hrs ago.

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Bleacher Report. 18 hrs ago.

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hardballtalk. 18 hrs ago.

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What Is Madison Bumgarner Worth in Upcoming Giants Megadeal? MLB

Bleacher Report. 20 hrs ago.

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Bleacher Report. 22 hrs ago.

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