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Hamilton back in Rangers garb

New Rangers OF Josh Hamilton spent today at the team's spring training facility in Arizona. The Angels traded him to Texas, where he played from 2008-2012, on Monday.

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Kurkjian breaks down O's options

Said Tim Kurkjian of the White Sox and O's playing in front of an empty stadium Wednesday: "This is gonna be bizarre."

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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

MLB is not commenting on how it will compensate the Orioles for lost revenue. Orioles will get 100% of Rays ticket $ in Tampa as home team

Stark's worst free-agent signings

Josh Hamilton's departure from the Angels shot him right to the top of Jayson Stark's "Worst Free-Agent Signings of All Time" list. And it was a pretty easy call, as L.A. basically ate $60M just to send him packing. Other infamous signings

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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Orioles background: The Siena college men's basketball team played in front of no crowd for 9 games in 1988-89 season (measles quarantine)

Wednesday's empty stadium will be a first

The White Sox-Orioles game will be played at 2 p.m. with no fans in attendance. An MLB spokesman told ESPN's Outside the Lines the league is not aware of any other time a regular-season MLB game has taken place, on purpose, without spectators allowed.

O's-ChiSox closed to public Wednesday

Wednesday's game in Baltimore will begin at 2:05 p.m. ET but will be played in front of an empty stadium. The weekend series with the Rays has been moved to Tropicana Field. Monday's and today's games are rescheduled for a double-header May 28 in Baltimore.

Olney: Safety of people No. 1 priority

In light of Wednesday's White Sox-Orioles game being closed to the public, Buster Olney said: "The fans. The people who work at the ballpark. The players, of both teams obviously. ... [MLB] feels like they can't assure the safety of those people."

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Doug Padilla: 'Surreal scene' in Baltimore

Said the ESPN Chicago reporter: "If you've ever been down here, it's a friendly area, it's a nice place to go and spend a sunny afternoon, but today it has a much different feel."

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Nationals recall pitcher A.J. Cole

The 23-year-old RHP was recalled from Triple-A and will make his major league debut tonight against the Braves. He is 0-0 with a 2.40 ERA in three starts for Triple-A this season.

Olney: Phils need to trade Hamels now

"If the Phillies were to hang on to Hamels beyond July 31 this year ... then in the fall, if they were to try to trade Hamels, his market value would go way down because the free-agent class is going to be absolutely loaded."

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A strong head-to-head matchup

Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner is lights-out against Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez in his career, but Gonzo has been hot at home so far this season, hitting .477 with 5 homers. Who will win this matchup? We'll see tonight at 10 p.m. ET.

Plans unclear for other games

Sources tell ESPN's Jayson Stark that the Orioles, MLB and city officials are still discussing options for Wednesday's scheduled home game vs. the White Sox and this weekend's series vs. Tampa Bay.

Detroit Tigers @tigers

The Detroit Tigers family wishes the best for Kirk Gibson, and our thoughts are with Kirk and his family.

Kershaw at his best against Giants

Clayton Kershaw takes on the Giants tonight, which is something the reigning NL Cy Young and MVP winner can look forward to -- he has a 1.48 ERA against San Fran in his career.

Jayson Stark @jaysonst

#Phillies pull the plug on Domonic Brown's rehab option but keep him in triple-A. One scout described him as "cruising" in Lehigh Valley

Keith Law's Top 25 under 25

Law ranks the top 25 young players in the league. Mike Trout leads, which isn't a surprise, but the Red Sox, Marlins, Braves and Cardinals each landed three players on the list. Look at the list (Insider)

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