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Happy birthday Big Sexy!

45 things to know about Bartolo Colon on his 45th birthday

He's pitched for 11 teams over 21 seasons, winning 242 games and a Cy Young -- but there's so much more to "Big Sexy" than mere numbers.

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GIF: The evolution of Bartolo Colon

The Rangers pitcher, who turns 45 today, has changed quite a bit since breaking into the big leagues with the Indians in 1997.

Cubs

MLB

Tyler Chatwood latest starter to stall Cubs' momentum

In the latest maddening development in Chicago's rotation, Tyler Chatwood once again struggled to find the strike zone.

Kris Bryant bucking strikeout trend, but is he happy about it?

Always perfecting his craft, the Cubs slugger is making more contact than ever. He just wants to make sure it's the right kind of contact.

Prospect Watch

Prospects for all 30 teams you should be stoked to see in 2018

Every club could use a boost from its farm system, and this crop should be ready to go this summer.

Law: Scouting Vlad Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio

Vlad Jr. stands out, but he's just one part of a trio of MLB legacies in Toronto's Double-A lineup turning heads on the way to the majors.

Angels

MLB

The Shohei Ohtani experiment isn't just working -- it's perfect

Are the Angels using Ohtani correctly? So far, the planets have aligned for L.A. and its two-way star.

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Inside the making of Shohei Ohtani

So far, the two-way sensation is living up to Ruthian expectations. But how will he possibly keep this up? We trace his journey back to Japan in search of the surprising answer.

Hot Stove

Olney: Sellers beware -- third basemen will be a dime a dozen

Need hot-corner help? You're in luck. But for teams such as the O's, getting big value in return for Manny Machado might not be so easy this summer.

Addison Russell stays focused as Machado rumors swirl

The Cubs could take their chances with a Manny Machado trade, but their shortstop is working on delivering a big bounce-back effort at the plate.

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