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Nutting gains higher profile as Pirates chase bigger goals

In this Sept. 20, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates Chairman of the Board and principal owner Bob Nutting attends pre-game festivities before a baseball game between the Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers in Pittsburgh. Nutting's goal remains the same since the day he took over: a World Series title. Nutting believes the goal is closer than ever.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates owner Bob Nutting is raising the stakes on his team in 2015.

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Bay Area’s Semien in the mix for A’s shortstop job

Oakland Athletics' Marcus Semien (10) throws during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — In the last year, the Oakland Athletics traded away two of their top shortstop prospects, Addison Russell and Daniel Robertson.

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Reds’ Bailey not expecting to be ready for start of season

In this Feb. 19, 2015, file photo, Cincinnati Reds' Homer Bailey catches a ball during the team's first pitchers and catchers spring training practice in Goodyear, Ariz. Bailey is hoping to be ready for the start of the season as he continues his recovery from elbow surgery lats September. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati pitcher Homer Bailey doesn’t expect to be ready for the start of the season as he recovers from surgery in September to repair a tear in the flexor tendon by his right elbow.

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Cruz steps into power-hitting role with Mariners

In this Dec. 4, 2014, file photo, Nelson Cruz poses for photos as he displays his new Seattle Mariners jersey after he was officially introduced by the team in Seattle. Cruz goes through his first workout on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015,  as the Mariners hold their first full squad workout. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Few Mariners were happier to see Nelson Cruz in Seattle’s clubhouse than Felix Hernandez.

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Infielder Everth Cabrera joins Orioles for 1st workout

In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, San Diego Padres' Everth Cabrera celebrates as he runs to first after connecting for a game-winning single against the Atlanta Braves in the 10th inning of a baseball game in San Diego. Former All-Star infielder Everth Cabrera and the Baltimore Orioles have finalized their $2.4 million, one-year contract. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Without some of their most recognizable names, the re-tooled Baltimore Orioles have reported to spring training.

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