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Vote: Trae Young or J.T. Realmuto? George Kittle or Christopher Bell? Meet OKC metro’s ‘30 Under 30’

A couple Sundays ago, after watching the Thunder's unexpected win against the Bucks, I flipped over to the Daytona 500. The...

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Infielder Maikel Franco finalizes $800,000 deal with Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Infielder Maikel Franco and the Baltimore Orioles finalized an $800,000, one-year contract on...

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Blue Jays righty Pearson aggravates strained right groin

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays pitcher Nate Pearson aggravated his strained right groin during a bullpen session Tuesday, further...

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Olympic baseball qualifying moved from Arizona to Florida

The second-chance tournament for the U.S. to qualify for baseball at the delayed Tokyo Olympics is likely to take place in...

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Monday's Sports In Brief

In the raw aftermath of another killing of a Black man by police in Minnesota, there was no place for pro sports in the Twin...

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DC government allows 5K fans per game for 1st Nats homestand

WASHINGTON (AP) — The city government gave the Washington Nationals the go-ahead Monday to have 5,000 spectators at their home...

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2-way matchup is all Shohei: Ohtani hits 2 HRs off Lorenzen

In the matchup of baseball’s most prominent two-way players, Shohei Ohtani had it all his way against Michael Lorenzen.Ohtani...

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Braun leaning toward retirement as he ponders his future

PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan Braun says he’s strongly leaning toward retirement, but the Milwaukee Brewers’ home-run leader isn’t ready...

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Yanks lefty Britton has elbow surgery, likely out until May

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees left-hander Zack Britton had surgery Monday to remove a bone chip from his pitching...

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Marlins top prospect Sixto Sánchez makes spring debut

Sixto Sánchez's first pitch for the Miami Marlins in the first spring training game of his career squarely met José Altuve's...

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Rangers slugger Gallo lowers launch and is still going deep

Joey Gallo got to spring training trying to lower the launch angle of his swing, straighten his posture in the box and hit more...

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Brewers' Keston Hiura getting crash course at first base

Milwaukee’s Keston Hiura couldn’t ever remember playing first base during a game in high school, college or the professional...

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YouTube to broadcast 21 games as part of 3rd MLB season

NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube will broadcast a Major League Baseball package of games for a third season,The series of 21 telecasts...

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Amazin' at-bat: Mets' Guillorme draws 22-pitch walk vs Hicks

This easily could be the most amazin' at-bat of the entire season.Yep, in a spring training game.With his New York Mets...

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Winter storm closes roads in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska

A powerful late winter snowstorm intensified over the central Rocky Mountains on Sunday with heavy snow and wind leading to...

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Strasburg leaves start early with leg issue; 'nothing major'

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg left his second spring training start in the third...

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Yanks manager Boone feels 'awesome' after getting pacemaker

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone is into his second full week on the bench after having a pacemaker...

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With sports paused, life altered, athletes make do, make new

Parker Tuomie and his Minnesota State hockey team were thriving last season, pursuing the program's first NCAA Tournament...

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LeMahieu HR ends inning, no more early exits for pitchers

New York Yankees star DJ LeMahieu launched a three-run homer, and that was all for Pittsburgh starter JT Brubaker.Brubaker...

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Yanks newcomer Kluber takes another step after 2 lost years

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Corey Kluber overcame occasional wildness, allowing two runs and four hits over four innings in his second...

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Boston's Franchy Cordero faces another health setback: COVID

Franchy Cordero is a proud member of the Big Papi generation, growing up in the Dominican Republic watching Dominican stars...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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Giants 1B Brandon Belt works back from COVID-19, then mono

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Belt got hit with quite a double-whammy that derailed his offseason.First, in January, he...

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Oberg progressing after blood clot sidelined reliever in '20

Scott Oberg’s arm was just the right amount of sore the day after his first spring training game.Even a good kind of sore, the...

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Friday Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALLPITTSBURGH (AP) — The lawyer for Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald said that witnesses and...

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Bogaerts spring debut after shoulder woe, Tatis HR in return

The Boston Red Sox have plenty of questions heading into the season, and shortstop Xander Bogaerts doesn’t want to be one of...

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Bogaerts, Sawamura debut for Red Sox in 8-2 win over Rays

The Boston Red Sox have plenty of questions heading into the season, and shortstop Xander Bogaerts doesn’t want to be one of...

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Norm Sherry, Dodgers teammate of Sandy Koufax, dies at 89

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Norm Sherry, whose suggestion to Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Sandy Koufax helped the future Hall of Fame...

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Nick Markakis retires after 15 years with Braves, Orioles

ATLANTA (AP) — After a 15-year career that came up just short of the World Series, Nick Markakis has retired.Markakis spent his...

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The Latest: NFL Hall of Famers help push vaccine awareness

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Five Pro Football Hall of Famers are...

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D-backs coach McKay breaks rib, cuts spleen in dugout fall

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks first base coach Dave McKay suffered a broken rib and lacerated spleen after a fall in...

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Workload worries: MLB teams ponder how to protect pitchers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — If the Arizona Diamondbacks want to win a lot of games this season they probably need right-hander Zac...

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Trevor Cahill finalizes $1.5 million deal to join Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Right-hander Trevor Cahill and the Pittsburgh Pirates have finalized a $1.5 million, one-year contract,...

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2 MLB players test positive for COVID-19 in past week

NEW YORK (AP) — Two major league players and two staff members were positive for COVID-19 during the past week among 13,978...

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Mets manager Luis Rojas misses exhibition against Marlins

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets manager Luis Rojas missed Friday's exhibition against the Miami Marlins.Rojas spoke...

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Indians trade INF Freeman to Reds, Bieber to start opener

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians traded utility infielder Mike Freeman to the Cincinnati Reds on Friday for cash.Manager Terry...

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Minor leagues experimenting with robo umps, larger bases

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will experiment with several rule changes in the minor leagues this season, including an...

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Cole — and his dad — looking forward to return of fans

Gerrit Cole is looking forward to having his father at Yankee Stadium on opening day to watch him pitch in person in pinstripes...

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Bieber, Alonso, Lewis among 8 whose contracts renewed

NEW YORK (AP) — AL Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians was among eight players whose contracts were...

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Royals option 4 to Triple-A Omaha amid flurry of moves

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals optioned pitchers Scott Blewett and Ronald Bolanos, outfielder Edwards Olivares...

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Lighter Garcia proving his worth in crowded Brewers outfield

Milwaukee’s Avisaíl García admits he was a little surprised at first when he learned the Brewers were adding Jackie Bradley Jr....

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Jets create dept. focused on players' health, performance

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets announced the creation of an Athletic Care and Performance Department that will focus on...

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Severino throws off mound for 1st time since elbow surgery

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino has thrown off a mound for the first time since Tommy John surgery on...

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Gallo's early power surge brings hope for big 2021 season

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Gallo's spent several spring trainings in Arizona so the Texas Rangers slugger knows the...

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Indians tell OF Hamilton he won't make roster, seeking trade

CLEVELAND (AP) — Outfielder Billy Hamilton won't make Cleveland's roster, and the Indians are trying to find him another team...

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Thumb injury slows Inciarte's battle with Pache in Braves OF

Ender Inciarte's attempt to win a starting job in the Atlanta Braves' outfield is temporarily on hold as he recovers from a...

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Mancini heads list of players returning after missing 2020

Trey Mancini had surgery for colon cancer last year on the same day Major League Baseball shut down spring training due to...

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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

NFLHOUSTON (AP) — Free agent quarterback Tyrod Taylor has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Texans, a person...

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Brewers relying on offseason fielding upgrades to pay off

Whether they did it by design or responded to the market forces at work, the Milwaukee Brewers found an intriguing way to try...

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Mets celebrate World Series title -- in their minds

Michael Conforto and his New York Mets sprinted to celebrate the World Series title.While it was a spring training defensive...

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Yanks' Britton surgery set; likely out until at least May

TAMPA, Fla (AP) — New York Yankees left-hander Zack Britton is scheduled for surgery Monday to remove a bone chip from his...

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ESPN, NHL announce comprehensive 7-year agreement

When Jimmy Pitaro became ESPN's chairman three years ago, one of the first long-term goals he gave to his staff was trying to...

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Longtime Cavaliers broadcaster Joe Tait dead at 83

CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Tait, a longtime Cleveland sports broadcaster and voice of the Cavaliers for more than four decades, died...

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Lindor lead donor for Lindor Hall at Montverde Academy

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor gave $1 million to help construct Lindor Hall, a middle...

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Reds star Joey Votto out after positive COVID-19 test

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is out for an indefinite period after testing positive for...

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Mets' Carrasco has sore elbow, shut down until next week

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco is uncertain to be ready for the start of the season after elbow...

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MLB's Rangers in line to be first team back to full capacity

The Texas Rangers are on track to become the first team in Major League Baseball or any major U.S.-based sports league to have...

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Gambler pleads guilty to threatening Tampa Bay Rays players

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A sports gambler faces up to five years in federal prison for threatening social media messages sent to...

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Blake Cullen, former Cubs, NL executive, dies at 85

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va, (AP) — Blake Cullen, an executive for the Chicago Cubs and the National League who went on to own minor...

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Mariners change front office structure after Mather

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners will change the structure of their front office operations following the resignation...

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'I hit a brick wall': Sluggishness led to surgery for Lester

Jon Lester could tell something wasn’t right.Long known for taking the ball whenever it was his turn to pitch, no matter what —...

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The Texas Rangers will be the first team in the four major North American leagues to allow full attendance at games.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers will be the first team in the four major North American leagues to allow full...

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Astros top prospect Whitley to have Tommy John surgery

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros top prospect right-hander Forrest Whitley will have Tommy John surgery.Whitley was diagnosed with...

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No fans? Some? A mix? Odd sights, sounds of pandemic sports

Sports amid the pandemic became a whole different sort of spectacle, especially when it came to spectators — often with zero,...

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Now in Chisox 'pen, Kopech makes debut after 2020 opt-out

Michael Kopech is getting used to his new relief role with the Chicago White Sox.Judging by his first Cactus League appearance,...

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Yanks' Britton needs surgery to remove elbow bone chip

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The Yankees failed to make it out of spring training without a significant injury.Left-hander Zack...

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Strasburg's 1st appearance since August: 4 Ks in 6 batters

Stephen Strasburg pronounced his fastball command better than it was before his carpal tunnel surgery and said his first game...

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Ramírez, Reyes return to Indians after COVID-19 missteps

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians third baseman José Ramírez and slugger Franmil Reyes rejoined their teammates at training camp Tuesday...

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A's hire Amelia Schimmel as new public address announcer

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lifelong Athletics fan and Oakland native Amelia Schimmel is the club's new public address announcer,...

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Rangers need relief: Hernandez shut down by ligament sprain

The Texas Rangers will be without one of their top relievers to start the season after hard-throwing Jonathan Hernandez was...

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The Latest: Padres hoping to have 20% capacity for opener

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The San Diego Padres believe they will be...

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Taylor Trammell may end up being Mariners' left fielder

For all the attention on the Seattle Mariners' decision-making surrounding top prospect Jarred Kelenic, there is another young...

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Springer, Bauer, Lindor lead list of big names on new teams

George Springer, Trevor Bauer and Francisco Lindor are wearing blue now.Springer received the biggest contract in the offseason...

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Lefty González hopes to fulfill boyhood dream with Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — After Miami Marlins newcomer Gio González threw batting practice at the team's spring training complex Tuesday, he...

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Odorizzi excited to play alongside Greinke with Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Jake Odorizzi decided to fashion his game like Zack Greinke’s when he was still in high school.Now entering his...

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Pedro Strop back in Cubs camp after COVID-19 issue

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop has returned to training camp after he was kept away for a couple days for...

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Monday Sports in Brief

HOCKEYLAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Tuch scored the winner in a shootout and the streaking Vegas Golden Knights beat San Jose 3-2 on...

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WWE Network move to Peacock part of very busy spring for WWE

World Wrestling Entertainment is used to making headlines this time of year leading up to WrestleMania. But the company has...

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Arihara settles into 2nd start for Rangers, 3 solid innings

Kohei Arihara finished what he started this time.The Texas Rangers newcomer bounced back from a shaky spring training debut,...

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Astros boost rotation with Odorizzi's late deal

HOUSTON (AP) — Right-hander Jake Odorizzi and the Houston Astros finalized a $20.25 million, two-year contract Monday that...

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Bradley joins Brewers as Cain faces quadriceps issue

The Milwaukee Brewers believe they have room for more than one Gold Glove center fielder in their outfield.Milwaukee finalized...

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MLB lefty Cormier, pitched in 1988, '08 Olympics, dies at 53

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rheal Cormier, the durable left-hander who spent 16 seasons in the majors and remarkably pitched in the...

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Foltynewicz velo strong in All-Star's fresh start with Texas

Mike Foltynewicz is almost as perplexed about how quickly his velocity has returned this spring with the Texas Rangers as the...

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White Sox 2B Madrigal progressing in his return from surgery

Nick Madrigal knows his teammates with the Chicago White Sox, and they know him — enough to poke a little fun at the second...

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Youngsters Chisholm and Diaz battling for Marlins' 2B job

MIAMI (AP) — Highly regarded Miami Marlins prospect Jazz Chisholm calls the ballfield his “happy place,” which is why he's...

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Cubs, Sox to let some fans into stands as COVID numbers fall

CHICAGO (AP) — After a season of mostly empty ballparks in Chicago, the famed marquee at Wrigley Field said it all.“Welcome...

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New SS Simmons finally in camp with Twins after travel delay

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have been eagerly anticipating the addition of Andrelton Simmons to their infield this...

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Rays OF Arozarena, Pirates 3B Hayes among MLB's top rookies

CHICAGO (AP) — A couple of postseason stars. The son of a former big leaguer. A versatile infielder from South Korea.Here is a...

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All-Stars, Iowa cornfield, Arenado return spice MLB schedule

CHICAGO (AP) — After one of its strangest seasons ever, baseball returns to a full schedule this year. The All-Star Game is...

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Nats GM won't say why Jeffress was cut, but not for on-field

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo declined to specify Monday why Jeremy Jeffress was released from a minor...

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Indians minus Ramírez, Reyes after they break virus protocol

The Cleveland Indians have broken COVID-19 protocols for the third time in less than a year, this time costing them third...

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Cora's COVID message: Stay safe, your team needs you

Red Sox manager Alex Cora isn’t your usual Florida tourist.“It’s an off-day here tomorrow. Hopefully it rains and it’s cold,”...

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Felix Hernandez back on the mound, vying for spot with O's

After a year away, Felix Hernández admittedly has some kinks to work out in his pursuit of a big league roster spot.“I feel...

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Pirates acquire RHP Underwood in trade with Cubs

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right-hander Duane Underwood Jr. in a trade with the Chicago Cubs on...

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Cubs reliever Pedro Strop violates baseball's COVID-19 rules

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop is away from the team after he violated baseball's COVID-19 protocols.The...

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Indians' Ramirez, Reyes isolated after COVID-19 violations

CLEVELAND (AP) — For the third time in less than a year, the Cleveland Indians are having to isolate players because they broke...

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Nats release Jeffress for unspecified 'personnel reasons'

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jeremy Jeffress was released by the Washington Nationals on Sunday for what general manager Mike...

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Top-ranked OU softball hits three homers in win over Missouri

COLLEGES Top-ranked OU softball hits three homers in win over Missouri In a top 20 matchup, No. 1 Oklahoma defeated No. 17...

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Seeing is believing: Bauer shuts eye, pitches shutout ball

What’s that piece of advice Little League coaches always tell their kids — keep your eye on the ball, right?Trevor Bauer...

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Yankees' Boone back on bench 3 days after pacemaker inserted

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone returned to the dugout Saturday, three days after surgery to have a pacemaker inserted.“It...

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Veteran lefty Jose Alvarez, Giants reach $1.15M, 1-year deal

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Left-handed reliever Jose Alvarez signed a $1.15 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco...

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Mariners prospect Jarred Kelenic sidelined by knee strain

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle Mariners top prospect Jarred Kelenic will be sidelined due to a strained adductor muscle in his...

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Mariners hope to have unearthed pitching gem in Chris Flexen

This past offseason was not going to be the time the Seattle Mariners made a bevy of high-priced moves in free agency. Not with...

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California OKs reopening of ball parks, Disneyland

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has cleared a path for fans to hit the stands at opening-day baseball games and return to...

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Ohtani fans 5 in return to mound; Harper HR on 1st swing

Shohei Ohtani figured he’d be careful in his return to the mound after two injury-spoiled seasons.A few batters in, the Los...

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California to let Major League Baseball, Disneyland reopen

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Friday lifted some coronavirus restrictions on outdoor sports and entertainment venues,...

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The Latest: Ontario wants vaccine shot in adults by June 20

TORONTO — The head of the vaccine program for Canada’s most populous province expects to get every adult in Ontario a first...

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Column: With DH shelved, another year of hapless NL swings

ATLANTA (AP) — Get ready for another season — hopefully, the last — of the most hapless act in sports.Pitchers trying to pass...

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A's third baseman Matt Chapman thrilled to be back on field

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman lunged to his right for a diving stop on a sharp grounder by Kurt Suzuki, leapt to his feet...

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OF Jarrod Dyson finalizes $1.5M deal, returns to Royals

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Outfielder Jarrod Dyson returned to the Kansas City Royals, finalizing a $1.5 million, one-year contract...

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Top picks Torkelson, Mize at the center of Detroit's rebuild

DETROIT (AP) — Spencer Torkelson's spring training began with an early setback when he cut his finger.A rookie mistake by a...

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California to allow Major League Baseball, parks like Disneyland, live shows to resume at reduced capacity on April 1

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California to allow Major League Baseball, parks like Disneyland, live shows to resume at reduced...

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Yanks' Germán pitches 2 innings in 1st game since suspension

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Domingo Germán pitched two scoreless innings for the New York Yankees in his spring training debut Friday, a...

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Big smile, swing: Indians slugger Reyes eyes consistent '21

CLEVELAND (AP) — Early in training camp, Indians slugger Franmil Reyes overheard one of the team's clubhouse attendants who was...

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Pitcher Sam Dyson banned 1 yr under domestic violence policy

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitcher Sam Dyson was suspended for the 2021 season by Major League Baseball on Friday under the domestic...

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Astros minus 8 pitchers because of coronavirus protocols

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Houston Astros are minus eight pitchers because of COVID-19 protocols, but general manager...

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Boone better with pacemaker, to return to Yanks this weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Boone felt something was wrong.“I guess I was having more episodes this winter of just kind of getting up...

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Brewers' Williams optimistic about his shoulder recovery

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Devin Williams says the shoulder soreness that kept the 2020 NL Rookie of the Year from pitching in...

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Alderson: `Some of our players aren’t defensive geniuses'

New York Mets president Sandy Alderson says he is emphasizing offense over defense but Kevin Pillar and Albert Almora Jr. were...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALLLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky freshman guard Terrence Clarke died Thursday following a car accident in...

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No flinch for Rangers' Calhoun year after fastball broke jaw

Willie Calhoun knew he was comfortable facing left-handed pitchers again after fouling off a curveball in the spring training...

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Braves OF Inciarte looks to bounce back from miserable year

After the worst season of his career, Ender Inciarte is eager to show he’s not washed up.The Atlanta Braves outfielder batted...

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Suns cruise past short-handed Warriors 120-98

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix coach Monty Williams loves saying that he isn't going to get “happy on the farm” because his team's won...

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Tall order; Pirates 6-7 prospect Cruz adjusting on the fly

Oneil Cruz insists he's a shortstop. One problem: genetics.The Dominican Republic native was 6-foot-1 or so 16-year-old when...

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Major League Baseball to hold first Lou Gehrig Day on June 2

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will hold its first Lou Gehrig Day on June 2, adding Gehrig to Jackie Robinson and...

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Hoskins makes spring debut for Phillies after elbow surgery

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Five months after elbow surgery, Rhys Hoskins was back in the lineup taking big swings.The Philadelphia...

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Mets' Lugo on track to resume throwing around opening day

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo is on track to resume throwing around opening day as the...

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Belt making progress from illness, resumes baseball activity

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First baseman Brandon Belt has resumed baseball activities with the San Francisco Giants at spring...

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Reds OF Akiyama returns to camp after wife seriously injured

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shogo Akiyama returned to spring training after a week away to be with his...

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The Latest: Penguins captain Sidney Crosby cleared to play

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby...

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Boone discharged from hospital, day after getting pacemaker

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone was discharged from St. Joseph’s Hospital on Thursday, a day after...

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Braves' Max Fried scratched due to potential COVID exposure

NORTH PORT. Fla. (AP) — Atlanta Braves pitcher Max Fried won’t make his first scheduled start of spring training because of a...

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Lesson learned: Padres slugger Tatis can crush fastballs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Diamondbacks left-hander Caleb Smith was reflecting on Tuesday's first spring training start when he...

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Atkins 'not aware' of allegations against Callaway

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Thursday he was “absolutely not aware” of any sexual harassment allegations...

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Phils' Middleton, Royals' Sherman join MLB executive council

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies managing partner John Middleton and Kansas City Royals chairman John Sherman have joined...

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Anthony Swarzak agrees to minor league deal with D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Reliever Anthony Swarzak agreed to a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks and will be...

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Mariano Duncan bench coach for Ed Blankmeyer with Cyclones

NEW YORK (AP) — Former big leaguer Mariano Duncan will be bench coach for the New York Mets' Class A Brooklyn Cyclones under...

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AP source: Bradley agrees to $24M, 2-year deal with Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Free-agent outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is joining the Milwaukee Brewers, agreeing to the parameters of a $24...

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Larry Wahl, spokesman for Yankees, Orange Bowl, dead at 67

MIAMI (AP) — Larry Wahl, a vice president of the Orange Bowl and a former New York Yankees media relations head under George...

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Boone takes leave for pacemaker; Lester to have surgery

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone took a leave of absence from the team to get a pacemaker and intends to return to work in...

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Yankees manager Aaron Boone gets pacemaker, takes leave

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone took a leave of absence from the team to get a pacemaker and intends to return to...

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Joe Altobelli, manager who led O's to '83 WS, dies at 88

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Altobelli, the manager who led the Baltimore Orioles to their most recent World Series title in 1983, died...

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Lowe chance to be starting 1B for rebuilding Texas Rangers

Nate Lowe did notice a distinct difference about his first spring training in Arizona, now that the young first baseman is in...

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Waiting game for Marlins as heralded young hitters struggle

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins outfield prospect Monte Harrison says he surprised himself when he made his major league debut last...

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Rotation spot secure, Pirates lefty Brault settling in

Steven Brault can exhale — sort of. For the first time in his major league career, the relentlessly upbeat Pittsburgh Pirates...

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D-backs outfielder Locastro tests positive for COVID-19

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Tim Locastro has tested positive for COVID-19.Manager Torey Lovullo...

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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone to take leave of absence to get pacemaker

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone to take leave of absence to get pacemaker.

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Astros pitcher Framber Valdéz breaks finger in spring debut

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros left-hander Framber Valdéz has a fractured left ring finger, an injury that could...

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Antonetti says Indians cooperating with Callaway inquiry

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti said Wednesday he couldn't comment on his previous...

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AP source: Cubs, infielder Sogard agree to minor league deal

CHICAGO (AP) — Infielder Eric Sogard and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a minor league contract, a person familiar with the...

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Nationals say lefty Jon Lester to have thyroid gland removed

Washington Nationals left-hander Jon Lester is leaving spring training camp to have surgery for the removal of his thyroid...

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Lefty Gio González agrees to minor league deal with Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Veteran left-hander Gio González has agreed to terms on a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins and will...

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Twins newcomer Happ back on mound after positive virus test

Eager for a fresh start with a new team, J.A. Happ needed to slow down before throwing a single pitch for the Minnesota...

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D-backs Calhoun has meniscus tear, surgery upcoming

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Diamondbacks starting right fielder Kole Calhoun will have surgery Wednesday on his right knee because...

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Arihara's spring debut for Rangers is 2 shortened innings

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — New Texas Rangers right-hander Kohei Arihara struck out two and allowed five hits while facing 11...

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The Latest: NHL's COVID-19 list at season-low three players

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The list of players in the NHL’s COVID-19...

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Herrera plays first game since arrest for domestic violence

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — After playing in his first game with the Philadelphia Phillies since his arrest on domestic violence...

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Nats' Scherzer, Soto should make delayed debuts this week

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Max Scherzer and Juan Soto should make their delayed Grapefruit League debuts this week for the...

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Yusei Kikuchi faces most important season yet for Mariners

It feels very much like Yusei Kikuchi just arrived in the majors after his highly anticipated move from Japan.Yet, the...

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Indians' Francona says team didn't cover up for Callaway

CLEVELAND (AP) — Responding to claims the team protected Mickey Callaway, Indians manager Terry Francona said no one in the...

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Braves' Freeman celebrates his new baby 'twins with a twist'

Freddie Freeman found a way to top the double honors of winning the NL MVP and Hank Aaron Award.The Atlanta Braves first...

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Cardinals all-out recruiting pitch brings Watt to the desert

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — J.J. Watt didn't lack for suitors when deciding where to continue his spectacular football career. The...

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Cubs finalize $800,000 deal with reliever Ryan Tepera

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Cubs finalized an $800,000, one-year contract with reliever Ryan Tepera on Tuesday, a deal that allows...

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Column: A feel-good start to a feel-good baseball season

Trey Mancini stepped up to the plate for the first time since discovering a cancer that could have killed him.Tommy Pham got a...

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In rough start, Richards rescued by 20-pitch mercy rule

Garrett Richards had gotten only one out during his first spring training start, loading the bases and walking in one run...

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In-game video returning to baseball for 2021

For Chris Owings' first seven years in the majors, he could pop into the video room to take a look at his at-bats during a...

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Child's play: Charlie Blackmon dialed in as hitter, new dad

At the plate, Charlie Blackmon is confident he can solve just about anyone he faces.As for this new kid? Now, she's throwing...

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Sigh and Cy: Bieber tagged, Bauer sharp in Dodgers debut

Shane Bieber’s final start last season was rough. His first one in 2021 wasn’t too much better.The AL Cy Young winner gave up...

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Brewers' Urías, Lauer seek to rebound from tough 2020 season

The Milwaukee Brewers’ big trade from the fall of 2019 certainly didn’t work out in the short term.They’re still hopeful it...

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Kiner-Falefa not faking confidence as new Texas starting SS

Isiah Kiner-Falefa has always been a shortstop, but first had to fake his confidence as a catcher and a third baseman for the...

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Position-switching Polanco enjoys pain-free start with Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After having surgery on his right ankle for the second straight offseason, Jorge Polanco has enjoyed a...

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Ignoring 'Twitter World': Kieboom still at 3B for Nationals

Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez remembers all too well his exact batting average from 53 games in his rookie season...

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Alcantara leads young staff that should be Marlins' strength

MIAMI (AP) — At 25, Sandy Alcantara says he's old enough to be the Miami Marlins' ace.The Marlins agree.Alcantara has pitched...

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Alderson details Mets' pursuit of Bauer, pleased by results

Mets president Sandy Alderson says the team may have been naive to think it could manage Trevor Bauer’s habit of inflammatory...

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Reds' Kyle Farmer making his case to start at shortstop

Kyle Farmer reported to spring camp early with pitchers and catchers but traded in his backup catcher's number (52) for an...

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Vi Ripken, mother of Cal Jr. and kidnap victim, dies at 82

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Vi Ripken, matriarch of the famed Orioles family that includes Hall of Fame son Cal Ripken Jr. and once...

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Mets to honor Seaver with 41 patch on jerseys this season

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets will honor the late Tom Seaver by wearing a “41” patch on their home and away jerseys this...

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Royals make official Dozier deal for $25 million, four years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals made official their $25 million, four-year contract with third baseman Hunter Dozier on...

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Nationals slugger Juan Soto sits after fouling ball off foot

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Washington Nationals slugger Juan Soto sat out the team's exhibition home opener on Monday because...

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Blue Jays bring back LHP Travis Bergen from D-backs for cash

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays reacquired left-hander Travis Bergen from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash on...

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Welcome back: Optimism abounds as MLB's spring includes fans

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Brian Delaney checked his ticket, found his seats and then sat down for a minute in the sunshine. It...

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Tatis gets no-trade, hotel suite, right to buy luxury suite

NEW YORK (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. gets a full no-trade provision through 2028 as part of his $330 million, 14-year contract...

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Spring games begin with fans, new faces, moment for Mancini

Nolan Arenado in his new Cardinal red, Mookie Betts back in Dodger blue. October breakout star Randy Arozarena with a hit in...

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Having a ball: Judge, Yankees glad to see some seats filled

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge tossed several balls into the crowd, just like always. Only this year the fans can't toss them...

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Padres' Tommy Pham lucky to be playing again after stabbing

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tommy Pham knows how lucky he was to be in the starting lineup for the San Diego Padres in their spring opener...

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AP source: Royals, Dozier agree to $25M, 4-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals and third baseman Hunter Dozier have agreed to a $25 million, four-year contract that...

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LeMahieu, Yankees looking forward to fans in stands again

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees are happy there will be a little bit of baseball normalcy when spring...

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Pujols says he'll decide future after season with Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols woke up from a nap last Monday in Arizona to find several hundred messages and missed...

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Royals’ Perez, Mondesi ready to build on healthy 2020 sprint

Salvador Perez and Adalberto Mondesi each arrived at spring training a year ago after significant surgeries, and they spent the...

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O's slugger Davis changes swing, hopes for different results

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Davis says he’s made changes in his swing that fans will spot right away. Whether they produce...

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Bruce makes it to Yankees, 3 1/2 years later than he thought

Jay Bruce made it to the New York Yankees, 3 1/2 years later than he first thought.Bruce had just reached a Philadelphia hotel...

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5-inning games, 2-out innings? Odd MLB spring look on deck

Colorado Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon figures players can find plenty to do with any extra time they could get at the end of...

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White Sox, Cuban pitching prospect Vera agree to contract

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and Cuban pitching prospect Norge Vera have agreed to a minor league contract that...

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3 MLB players positive for COVID-19 in past week

NEW YORK (AP) — Three players were positive for COVID-19 among 900 intake samples among those arriving at spring training...

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Miguel Cabrera hopes to reach 500 HRs, 3,000 hits this year

DETROIT (AP) — These last few seasons have been difficult for Miguel Cabrera.Now, the Detroit slugger has a chance to remind...

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Adell still confident after rough debut season with Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jo Adell tore through the Los Angeles Angels' minor league system with runaway momentum, and he cracked...

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Rosario finds fit, family while joining Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Once adversaries, Eddie Rosario and Indians manager Terry Francona are now allies.So when Rosario, who spent...

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Brewers' Yelich eager for fresh start after 2020 struggles

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich has never believed the results of one season have any carryover effect into the...

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Royals' Perez, Mondesi ready to build on healthy 2020 sprint

Salvador Perez and Adalberto Mondesi each arrived at spring training a year ago after significant surgeries, and they spent the...

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Versatile Clippard ready for any role in D-backs bullpen

The Arizona Diamondbacks have uncertainty in their bullpen this spring and essentially every role is up for grabs.Veteran...

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Angels re-sign veteran Jesse Chavez to minor league deal

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Veteran right-hander Jesse Chavez is re-signing with the Los Angeles Angels on a minor league deal.Chavez...

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3-time NL East champ Braves extend manager Snitker thru 2023

ATLANTA (AP) — It took a while for Brian Snitker to get his shot at being a big league manager.He's in no hurry to let it...

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Marla Miller retiring as MLB's head of special events

NEW YORK (AP) — Marla Miller is stepping down after 21 years as Major League Baseball's senior vice president of special...

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Cavs, Indians, Browns unite police, area youth for change

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trying to strengthen the strained relationship between the community and city police, the Cavaliers hosted...

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Fungo golf for Giants pitchers; fans for MLB spring games

Right-hander Kevin Gausman’s impressive day at spring training had nothing to do with any of the usual statistics, like...

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Harper eager to get to postseason, end Phillies' drought

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper’s first year in Philadelphia ended with his former team winning the World Series, and the...

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Bryant open to new deal, knows time as Cub could wind down

CHICAGO (AP) — The text from a Connecticut number welcoming Kris Bryant to the New York Mets took took the Chicago Cubs'...

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CF Kiermaier happy to remain with Rays after trade rumors

No player followed Tampa Bay's offseason as closely as Kevin Kiermaier, who’s thankful for one potential cost-cutting move the...

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Kirilloff ready to be regular for Twins, but on opening day?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Kirilloff has never played in a regular season major league game.He's on track to soon become...

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Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier build bond while competing

In Brett Gardner’s mind, he’s a starter, even though he knows the New York Yankees project him as Clint Frazier's backup in...

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Red Sox sign utilityman Marwin González to 1-year deal

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox finalized their $3 million, one-year contract with switch-hitting utilityman Marwin...

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Pirates RF Polanco hoping bumpy road smooths out in 2021

Gregory Polanco doesn't linger over his long-term future. There's too much to focus on in the present, namely kick-starting a...

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After COVID opt-out, Zimmerman 'nowhere close' to retirement

Back with the Washington Nationals after sitting out last season because of COVID-19 concerns, Ryan Zimmerman said Thursday the...

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Braves rookie CF Pache banking on postseason in bid to start

For a 22-year-old rookie who has had only four regular-season at-bats, Cristian Pache has good reason to look comfortable with...

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Another wave of fans returning to sports despite COVID-19

Whitney Munro had some concerns about returning to sporting events. So, like any good mom, she did her homework, learning more...

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Choo signs $2.4 million deal to play for South Korean club

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has agreed to a one-year contract to play for a baseball club in...

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The Latest: Pac-12 to allow players’ family at tournaments

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Pac-12 will allow players’ family...

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Brewers CF Cain has no regrets about opting out last season

Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain has no regrets about opting out of nearly the entire 2020 season but realizes his...

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Athletics trade outfielder Dustin Fowler to Pirates for cash

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two days after being designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics, outfielder Dustin Fowler was...

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Bieber eager to talk new contract with Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber hopes to be talking about a new contract with the Cleveland Indians as soon...

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Atlantic League to open May 27, play 120-game schedule

YORK, Pa. (AP) — The Atlantic League plans to resume play with a 120-game schedule for each team starting May 27 after missing...

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Jose Abreu tests positive for virus; Miller says he had it

American League MVP José Abreu tested positive for COVID-19 and will spend a few days away from the Chicago White Sox, while...

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Germán apologizes after serving domestic violence suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán gave a public apology Wednesday for actions that led to a lengthy suspension...

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Bullpen additions for Twins don't mean demotion for Rogers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins bolstered their bullpen this winter by signing two pitchers with ninth-inning...

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Good or great? D-backs confident Marte can be the latter

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — There's very little doubt Arizona's Ketel Marte will be a good baseball player this season. He can hit...

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Jays' Guerrero Jr. feels stronger, quicker after weight loss

TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was determined not to show up to another spring training carrying more weight than he...

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Braves add another OF, claim Heredia off waivers from Mets

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — The Atlanta Braves claimed outfielder Guillermo Heredia off waivers from the New York Mets on...

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Third dimension: McMahon prepares to step in for Arenado

DENVER (AP) — In the estimation of Ryan McMahon, Nolan Arenado may just be the best third baseman ever.McMahon's upcoming...

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Hectic finish awaits all NBA teams in 2nd half of season

The second half of the NBA schedule will be hectic, all the way to the end.The league on Wednesday released the list of games...

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Cardinals' Arenado fitting in seamlessly with new franchise

Nolan Arenado arrived at spring training about a week before the rest of the St. Louis Cardinals' position players, trying to...

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Marlins killer Adam Duvall is now on their side and in RF

MIAMI (AP) — Adam Duvall gave the Miami Marlins fits last year, and they solved the problem by bringing him over to their...

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Kelenic, agent express frustration with Mariners

Top Seattle prospect Jarred Kelenic and his agent believe the 21-year-old outfielder has been kept off the Mariners’ major...

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Twins SS prospect Royce Lewis out for season with torn ACL

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Minnesota Twins shortstop Royce Lewis, considered the organization's top prospect, has a torn ACL in...

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Yankees finalize deals for Brett Gardner, Justin Wilson

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees have finalized a $5.15 million, one-year contract for the outfielder...

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Padres' Seidler on Tatis deal: 'There's nothing we can't do'

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Padres majority owner Peter Seidler couldn’t make it any clearer.He doesn’t think San Diego is a small market,...

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Mitch Moreland finalizes $2.5M deal with Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — First baseman and designated hitter Mitch Moreland finalized a $2.5 million, one-year contract with the...

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Shaw back with Brews; Kennedy, Lamb, Teheran find new teams

With spring training in full swing, third baseman Travis Shaw returned to the Milwaukee Brewers while former All-Star third...

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Marlins overachiever Rojas still improving as he turns 32

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins were about to take the field Tuesday for the initial full-squad workout of spring training, and...

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Travis Shaw returns to Brewers with minor league deal

Travis Shaw is back in Milwaukee to give the Brewers one more option for their unsettled situation at third base.The Brewers...

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Donaldson seeks calf strength after 'fluke ordeal' last year

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The year-ago buzz around the Minnesota Twins created by signing Josh Donaldson to the franchise's richest...

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Moneyball: Tatis took cash as prospect, owes part of fortune

NEW YORK (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. 's payday from baseball’s longest contract is not quite what it appears.The 22-year-old star...

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'What a duo': Soto, Turner key to Nationals lineup, future

Juan Soto and Trea Turner both will be key cogs in the Washington Nationals lineup this season, 20-something hitting stars who...

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Taijuan Walker takes back seat on new team --to Mr. Met

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Taijuan Walker is taking a back seat on his new team — to Mr. Met.A day after the Mets finalized...

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Red Sox star Martinez focuses on routine to recapture swing

Attention to detail has always been J.D. Martinez’s best weapon at the plate during his 10-year major league career.He’s been...

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Story's time: Rockies shortstop focused on season, not deal

DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story’s priority list this season includes being a more vocal leader, taking his base stealing to another...

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Pirates 3B Hayes looking to build off breakout 2020

The numbers were eye-popping. At least, they were eye-popping to everyone except Ke'Bryan Hayes.His ability to handle his...

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Seattle doing damage control with players after exec's video

Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Scott Servais are doing damage control with players who were directly...

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3B Jake Lamb finalizes $1 million deal with Braves

Atlanta manager Brian Snitker expects to approach key pinch-hit situations with renewed confidence this season as he looks at...

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Tigers announce minor league deal with Julio Teheran

DETROIT (AP) — The Tigers announced their minor league contract with right-hander Julio Teheran on Tuesday.Teheran, 30, will...

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Ian Kennedy signs minor league contract with Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Right-hander Ian Kennedy has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, and will be in major...

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What kindness brought to folks featured in 'One Good Thing'

In 200 stories over this pandemic-ridden year, The Associated Press has celebrated selfless people who have given of themselves...

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Yankees' Germán talking with teammates about suspension

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán has started the process of talking to teammates about his domestic...

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Walker guaranteed $23M over 3 years by Mets; Pillar $5M

NEW YORK (AP) — Taijuan Walker is guaranteed $23 million over three seasons in his contract with the New York Mets and would...

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AP source: Tyler Clippard agrees to 1-year deal with D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $2.25 million, one-year contract with reliever Tyler...

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Closer Trevor Rosenthal finalizes $11M, 1-year deal with A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Right-hander Trevor Rosenthal finalized an $11 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics on...

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Brewers' Narvaez seeks to regain hitting form he had in AL

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Omar Narváez refuses to blame his hitting struggles last year on the unusual circumstances of the...

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Pujols' wife suggests Angels slugger to retire after season

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols’ wife apparently disclosed that the Los Angeles Angels slugger intends to retire after the...

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The Latest: Big West hoops tournaments banning spectators

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Big West Conference will hold its men’s...

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Mariners CEO Mather resigns after derogatory remarks surface

In one 45-minute conversation, Kevin Mather undermined the Seattle Mariners far beyond being the organization with the longest...

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1B Rizzo hopes to get long-term deal, remain with Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — For the all of the uncertainty surrounding the future of the Chicago Cubs, Anthony Rizzo is sure of one...

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Red Sox SS Bogaerts ready to step up as clubhouse leader

In less than a decade, Xander Bogaerts has gone from up-and-coming prospect to elder statesman in the Boston Red Sox...

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Astros' Correa open to longer contract if deal done soon

HOUSTON (AP) — If the Houston Astros want to sign shortstop Carlos Correa to a long-term contract, he says they need to do it...

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Seattle CEO's words stoke fire, frustration for players, PA

As far as Anthony Rizzo is concerned, Kevin Mather simply said the quiet part out loud.Mather, the CEO and president of the...

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Padres, Fernando Tatis Jr. sign 14-year 'statue contract'

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In discussing options for a long-term deal with electrifying young shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., the San Diego...

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Change up: Indians moving on after expected Lindor trade

For the Indians, the changes go beyond just dropping their debated name.As a new season dawns, the four-time All-Star shortstop...

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SS Bo Bichette has big expectations for upgraded Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Shortstop Bo Bichette has big expectations for the upgraded Toronto Blue Jays.“I believe in the team, just like...

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Cherokee chief: Time for Jeep to end use of tribe's name

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — It is time for Jeep to stop using the Cherokee Nation's name on its Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SUVs,...

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Pirates 2B Frazier focusing on the present, not the future

Adam Frazier spent the winter watching the Pittsburgh teammates he came up through the minors with get flipped for prospects or...

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Braves claim outfielder Phillip Ervin off waivers from Cubs

The Atlanta Braves have claimed outfielder Phillip Ervin off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.Ervin was added to the 40-man roster...

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Mariners CEO Kevin Mather has resigned after video surfaced of him expressing views about players and club operations.

SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners CEO Kevin Mather has resigned after video surfaced of him expressing views about players and club...

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Reds' Joey Votto wants to get back 'to being dangerous'

Joey Votto is determined to be a power hitter again.“I want to get back to being dangerous,” Votto said Sunday from the...

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Angels' Mike Trout hears his playoff clock ticking

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout is beginning a new season with the same old question.How long will the Los Angeles Angels'...

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Mariners President Kevin Mather apologizes for comments

Seattle Mariners CEO and team President Kevin Mather has apologized for comments made during a recent online event where he...

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Archer eager to re-establish himself with AL champion Rays

Chris Archer is back in familiar surroundings, eager to re-establish himself with the Tampa Bay Rays.The 32-year-old...

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NL MVP Freeman delayed to Braves camp by birth of twin boys

NL MVP Freddie Freeman won't report with the Atlanta Braves' position players on Tuesday following the birth of his twin...

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Santana, Benintendi highlight new-look Royals lineup

It seemed as if every time Mike Matheny's phone rang during the offseason, Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore was...

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Competition is on for Cardinals starting rotation spot

John Gant had just settled into his seat, with those flowing red locks and rust-colored beard giving the St. Louis Cardinals...

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Reliever Jeffress agrees to minor league deal with Nationals

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Right-handed reliever Jeremy Jeffress agreed to terms with the Washington Nationals on a minor...

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That 70s Show: Loss by loss, a unique era of baseball fades

The affection engulfs Clint Hurdle’s voice as he appraises the list of those recently gone — childhood idols who became...

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Mets sign OF Kevin Pillar to 1-year deal, cut Heredia

NEW YORK (AP) — Center fielder Kevin Pillar and the Mets finalized a $5 million, one-year contract Sunday night that adds depth...

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Stan Williams, fearsome pitcher for LA Dodgers, dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Williams, the fearsome All-Star pitcher who helped the Los Angeles Dodgers win the 1959 World Series,...

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Nats' Strasburg: 'Numbness in my whole hand' led to surgery

The nerve issue in Stephen Strasburg's right wrist that ended his 2020 season after five innings would get aggravated every...

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MLB spring training still a hot ticket in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Even during a pandemic, the appetite to sit in the sun and watch Major League Baseball spring training appears...

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Bloom: Red Sox have talent to bounce back from lost 2020

One by one, the Boston Red Sox have arrived at spring training spouting the same, stubborn message.From Eduardo Rodriguez —...

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Rockies OF Ian Desmond opts out for 2nd straight season

DENVER (AP) — Ian Desmond provided a calming voice to help the Colorado Rockies stick together soon after losing star third...

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Right-hander Aaron Sanchez, Giants reach $4M, one-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Aaron Sanchez finalized a $4 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on...

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Cubs finalize contract with outfielder Jake Marisnick

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs finalized a $1.5 million, one-year contract with outfielder Jake Marisnick on...

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Mets sign Taijuan Walker, move Noah Syndergaard to 60-day IL

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have transferred right-hander Noah Syndergaard to the 60-day injured list to make room for...

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Coming home: Padres' Musgrove wears No. 44 to honor Peavy

When Joe Musgrove reported to spring training to start his sixth big league season, a brown and gold No. 44 San Diego Padres...

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Price, Posey, MLBers who opted out for virus excited for '21

David Price spent much of 2020 in front of his television, watching from afar as his Los Angeles Dodgers chased an elusive...

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Gardner's return won't displace Frazier as starter in left

Brett Gardner's return to the Yankees won't displace Clint Frazier from taking over as New York's starting left fielder.Gardner...

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Pirates prospect Priester already daydreaming about PNC Park

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Quinn Priester is very much trying to live in the moment. That doesn't mean it's easy. Not when the...

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Bieber in camp with Indians after COVID-19 quarantine

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cy Young winner Shane Bieber reported to training camp on Saturday with the Indians after the right-hander was...

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Jake McGee guaranteed $5 million in 2-year deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jake McGee is guaranteed $5 million in his two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants and could earn...

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Melancon guaranteed $3M by Padres, can earn $11M for 2 years

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Reliever Mark Melancon is guaranteed $3 million as part of his one-year contract with the San Diego Padres...

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Romo can earn bonuses for appearances, closing with A's

PHOENIX (AP) — Reliever Sergio Romo's $2.25 million, one-year deal with the Oakland Athletics includes $250,000 in bonus...

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Sawamura guaranteed $3M by Red Sox, could earn $6.75M

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Japanese right-hander Hirokazu Sawamura is guaranteed $3 million over two years in his contract with...

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Red Sox to send Royals $2.8 million in Benintendi trade

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston will send Kansas City $2.8 million as part of the Feb. 10 three-team trade that moved outfielder Andrew...

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Mariners finalize $7M, 2-year deal with reliever Ken Giles

Ken Giles knows the upcoming season will be all about patience. There is no need to rush his recovery since the Seattle...

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Twins finalize $2M deal with starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and right-hander Matt Shoemaker finalized a one-year, $2 million contract on Friday,...

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Red beard returns: Turner glad to be back with Dodgers

Justin Turner's extended flirtation with free agency ended where it began — with the Los Angeles Dodgers.Along the way to a $34...

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Former MLB All-Star Johnny Damon arrested after DUI stop

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) — Former All-Star baseball player Johnny Damon was arrested Friday in central Florida on a charge of...

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Yankees add extroverted Taillon, introvert nicknamed Klubot

Just getting dressed for his first workout with the New York Yankees merited a selfie from Jameson Taillon.“Every sports fan...

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AP source: Brett Gardner returns to Yanks for $4M contract

NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner is returning to the New York Yankees for a 14th season.The 37-year outfielder and New York agreed...

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Todd Frazier agrees to minor league deal with Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Infielder Todd Frazier agreed to a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates that includes an invitation...

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Twins pitchers again in prove-it mode, starting with Berrios

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The pitching staff carried the load for the Minnesota Twins last year to win a second straight division...

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Padres' Lamet feels 100% after arm ailment ended his season

Dinelson Lamet’s breakout season with San Diego ended just short of the Padres’ first playoff appearance in 14 seasons.That...

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After lost COVID-19 season, Red Sox LHP Rodríguez a full go

When Eduardo Rodríguez last pitched for Boston, he was chasing after the milestone of a 20-win season.He fell short.And then...

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Pressure can be a concern with baseball's top prospects

AJ Hinch's success as Detroit's manager may ultimately hinge on the performance of a few highly regarded prospects.Of course,...

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White Sox newcomer Hendriks eager to lock down closer role

CHICAGO (AP) — Liam Hendriks is taking nothing for granted.The Chicago White Sox newcomer insists he has to earn the closer's...

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Veteran RHP Ross signs minor league deal with Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Tyson Ross has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers, though the veteran right-hander...

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Happ beats Cubs in arbitration; teams finish with 5-4 record

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Outfielder Ian Happ defeated the Chicago Cubs in baseball's final salary arbitration case this year on...

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Boone prefers Germán be the one who suggests talk with Yanks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If Domingo Germán is to speak to the New York Yankees as a team following his return from a domestic...

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Tigers agree to minor league deal with Peralta

DETROIT (AP) — The Tigers have agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander Wily Peralta.Detroit said Friday that...

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Indians manager Francona had surgery for toe staph infection

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona is recovering from another health scare.After missing most of last season with...

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Rich Hill hopes to help Rays take winning to another level

Rich Hill is frank when he talks about why he’s excited to join the Tampa Bay Rays.“The opportunity to win — and win now,” the...

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MLB has 0.3% positive COVID-19 rate during intake testing

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen of 4,336 tests for COVID-19 were positive during intake for Major League Baseball's spring training, a...

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Marlins pitching prospect Cabrera sidelined with arm ailment

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Right-hander Edward Cabrera, one of the Miami Marlins' top prospects, will be sidelined indefinitely with...

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Scherzer's ankle keeping him off mound in deal's last spring

The last spring training of Max Scherzer’s $210 million, seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals is not exactly...

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AP source: Taijuan Walker, Mets strike $20M, 2-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets made a late addition to their starting rotation, agreeing to a $20 million, two-year contract with...

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Bauer-less Reds fall back on the familiar for rotation

The Cincinnati Reds will go into the 2021 season without two of last year’s most important pitchers — National League Cy Young...

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Cubs finalize 1-year contract with veteran reliever Workman

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Cubs finalized a $1 million, one-year contract with reliever Brandon Workman on Thursday.The 32-year-old...

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Indians bringing back crafty left-hander Oliver Pérez

CLEVELAND (AP) — Oliver Pérez's long baseball odyssey spins on.The reliable and crafty reliever agreed Thursday to a minor...

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Giants beat Solano in arbitration; Happ, Cubs go to hearing

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants defeated Donovan Solano in salary arbitration Thursday, and the infielder...

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Lew Krausse, who started Brewers' inaugural game, dies at 77

Lew Krausse, who pitched 12 years in the major leagues and started the first game in Milwaukee Brewers history, has died. He...

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'Holy smokes': Padres rave about Tatis Jr.'s big contract

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. has yet to take a ground ball or swing a bat at spring training and he’s already the talk...

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Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto has fracture in right thumb

J.T. Realmuto flashed a slight smile and shared encouraging words for fans reeling from news about Carson Wentz’s trade and his...

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With Germán back, Boone discusses deleted Instagram post

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — On Domingo Germán’s first day back with the New York Yankees following a domestic violence suspension, he...

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Side-arming O'Day joins Yankees thriving on guile, not gas

Darren O’Day laughed when he thought about the gas station, a new pitching barn on the Yankees minor league complex in Tampa,...

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Rangers RHP Arihara starts transition to majors from Japan

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Japanese pitcher Kohei Arihara says he settled on the Texas Rangers because they told the right-hander...

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Brewers sign reliever Brad Boxberger to minor league deal

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former All-Star reliever Brad Boxberger has signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers that...