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The Red Sox, Astros and Yankees are all coming off of 100-plus win seasons in 2018 and have already established themselves as the early favorites to win the American League this year.
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All three of the AL powerhouses missed out on the Manny Machado sweepstakes, but the Yankees added depth to their infield with the acquisition of five-time All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. They also added former Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton.
Tulo's first Spring at-bat as a Yankee ...— New York Yankees (@Yankees) February 25, 2019
ends with a dugout full of high-fives. pic.twitter.com/XOirajVczm
Boston, the defending World Series champions, had a relatively quiet offseason. Although the Red Sox aren't expected to retain closer Craig Kimbrel, who recorded 42 saves on a 2.72 ERA last season, they were able to negotiate deals to keep postseason standouts Steve Pearce and Nathan Eovaldi in Boston.
Unexpected performances by the likes of Nathan Eovaldi, Steve Pearce, and Jackie Bradley Jr. have carried the Red Sox in October. https://t.co/j6KSfm3IsB— 98.5 The Sports Hub (@985TheSportsHub) October 17, 2018
Houston's biggest addition was left-handed hitting outfielder Michael Brantley, who adds balance to Houston's predominantly right-handed core of
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