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Morning Roundup: Noah Gragson wins Xfinity Series opener at Daytona

Noah Gragson won his first career Xfinity Series race when Saturday's opener was stopped on the final lap by a crash well...

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Manfred: No tolerance for beanballs in wake of Astros' scam

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — With baseball ablaze over the Houston Astros' cheating scandal, commissioner Rob Manfred met with...

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Jacob's Ladder; Stallings' persistence pays off for Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The son's stay in town has outlasted the father's. The irony isn't lost on Jacob Stallings.It wasn't...

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Former star SS Fernandez dies at 57; Blue Jays hits leader

TORONTO (AP) — Tony Fernández, a stylish shortstop who made five All-Star teams during his 17 seasons in the major leagues and...

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Maybin notices changes as he starts third tour with Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Cameron Maybin is starting his third stint with the Detroit Tigers.This one feels a bit different.“The...

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Bauer gets positive reaction to criticism of playoff plan

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer says he has gotten positive response to his criticism of a plan...

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Mets minor leaguer Tebow keeps aiming for majors at age 32

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Be it on a Triple-A field in Syracuse or a tennis court in South Asia, Tim Tebow is still working,...

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Samardzija ready to work with Kapler, lead Giants' staff

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jeff Samardzija calls himself old school, and that seems fairly fitting given the San Francisco...

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Astros' Baker accepts that no one is moving on from scandal

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker has gone from hoping aloud that fallout from his new team's...

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Nolan Arenado ready to get to work with Rockies _ for now

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Nolan Arenado said he never went as far as to request a trade from the Colorado Rockies in the wake of...

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Suter, Brewers avoid arbitration, reach 2-year, $2.5M deal

PHOENIX (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Brent Suter reached a two-year, $2.5 million deal Sunday that avoids an...

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Cards' Mikolas misses bullpen session with sore elbow

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas was scratched from his second bullpen session of the spring...

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Former star SS Tony Fernández remains on life support system

TORONTO (AP) — Former All-Star shortstop Tony Fernández remained on a life support system Sunday pending a decision by his...

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Pitcher Chad Bettis, Yankees reach minor league deal

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Free agent pitcher Chad Bettis signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees on Sunday with an...

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Baker to MLB: Tell teams to 'stop the comments' on Astros

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dusty Baker wants action from Major League Baseball: End the criticism of the Astros from across...

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Cubs 3B Bryant: No hard feelings on losing grievance

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant realized all along his service-time grievance against the team would be tough...

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Hit the road: Shohei Ohtani got driver license in offseason

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani doesn't just drive the ball anymore.The Los Angeles Angels' two-way star says he got his...

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Minor leagues: Player raises shouldn't result in contraction

NEW YORK (AP) — Minor League Baseball says planned salary raises for its players in 2021 paid by Major League Baseball should...

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Braves lefty Fried focuses on mental approach for boost

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Max Fried throws a firm fastball and features a sharp curve, keys to a breakout season last year with...

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War of words on Astros scandal now involves partial tattoo

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The verbal sparring between the Houston Astros and others around the majors over the team's...

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Holland returns to Royals, hopes to straighten out struggles

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) —Back in a familiar bullpen, Greg Holland is hoping to recapture the glory days.Holland was part of the...

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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Bo Bichette: Tough to hear Astros' response to scandal

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Bo Bichette says it's been tough to watch the Houston Astros response to their sign-stealing scandal...

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Phillies' Wheeler downplays dispute with Mets' GM

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Zack Wheeler wants to dial down his little dispute with his former team's general manager.The new...

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Boston's Sale, Verdugo already behind schedule for opener

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) —Three days after telling reporters he wanted to push harder in spring training to improve on last year's...

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Bay Bridge spanned: A's, Giants make 1st trade since 1990

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The first baseball trade in almost 30 years between two teams separated only by a bay and a bridge happened...

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Myers back with Padres after a rumor-filled offseason

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A week ago, San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers did not expect to start spring training in...

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Hader loses to Brewers in arbitration, players drop to 1-6

PHOENIX (AP) — Baseball's arbitration model for relief pitchers is broken, Milwaukee closer Josh Hader said Friday after losing...

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NHL great Bowman says Yanks' Boone right to expect a lot

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone is embracing the enhanced high expectations after the addition of ace Gerrit...

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Alex Cobb hopes to justify Orioles' huge investment in him

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — This is not the kind of start Alex Cobb envisioned when he signed a four-year, $57 million contract with...

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Pssst. Don't ask World Series MVP Strasburg how he's feeling

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Strasburg has no interest in engaging in the typical spring training chatter between a...

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Yankees GM Cashman suspected Astros were stealing signs.

TAMPA. Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had suspected that the Houston Astros had been breaking rules...

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Pillar of Red Sox, long a Lakers fan, names daughter 'Kobie'

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — New Boston Red Sox outfielder Kevin Pillar grew up in the Los Angeles area as a Lakers fan and named...

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Astros' Verlander skips scheduled bullpen session

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander elected not to throw his scheduled bullpen session and No. 2 starter Zack Greinke...

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Friday Sports in Brief

MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is raising the minimum salary for minor league players in 2021, according to a memo...

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Morning roundup: Dodgers' Bellinger rips Altuve, Astros for cheating

Cody Bellinger thinks Houston's Jose Altuve stole the 2017 AL MVP award from the Yankees' Aaron Judge and the Astros swiped...

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Trump's Daytona: NASCAR fans revved for presidential visit

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Stroll through the Daytona infield and fans can grab a seat next to President Donald Trump and get a...

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Indians starter Clevinger has knee surgery, out 6-8 weeks

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are already dealing with adversity before taking the field for their first full-squad...

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Bartolo Colón, 46, signs deal with Mexican minor league team

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bartolo Colón is headed to Mexico.The right-hander, who will turn 47 in May, has signed with the Monclova...

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With Betts gone, Red Sox fill holes in OF and at leadoff

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Win. Dance. Delete.When the Boston Red Sox traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the eve of...

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Bellinger, Bauer, GMs assail Astros' scam and recent apology

NL MVP Cody Bellinger called out José Altuve and the Houston Astros for swiping their trophies and said he suspected they kept...

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Moncada ready to lead White Sox into contention

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — At spring training last year, Yoán Moncada was at a crossroads.The switch-hitting Chicago White Sox...

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A's Kemp chose not to be part of Astros' 2017 sign-stealing

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Called up in September 2017 by Houston, Tony Kemp immediately got asked by teammates whether he wanted to be...

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Pounders, McGuire agree to minor league deals with Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Relief pitchers Brooks Pounders and Deck McGuire have agreed to minor league contracts with the...

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Tommy Milone, Orioles complete minor league deal

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Left-hander Tommy Milone completed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles on Friday and will...

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AP Exclusive: MLB raises salaries for minor leaguers in 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is raising the minimum salary for minor league players in 2021, according to a memo sent...

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Fulmer making progress in return from Tommy John surgery

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — At this time last year, Michael Fulmer was hoping for a healthier 2019. Instead, his injury woes went...

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Mickey Callaway focused on Halos' pitchers after Mets tenure

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mickey Callaway says his baseball knowledge expanded tremendously during his two seasons as the New York...

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MacPhail says Phillies expect to pay luxury tax this season

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies president Andy MacPhail reiterated that team ownership is willing to go over the...

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Second helping of Marte gives D-backs lineup another boost

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Starling Marte has fond memories of his eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, especially the...

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Bellinger: Altuve stole MVP from Yankees' Judge

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cody Bellinger thinks Houston's José Altuve stole the 2017 AL MVP award from the Yankees' Aaron Judge...

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'They cheated': Nats GM Rizzo unsatisfied by Astros' apology

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Count Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo among those not impressed or satisfied by...

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Pirates pitcher Archer has a clear mind -- and less hair

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Chris Archer is 2 ½ pounds lighter than at the end of last season.The Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander...

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Marlins could be above average at catcher, at least

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Francisco Cervelli says he’s fully recovered from his latest concussion, and Jorge Alfaro says he’s...

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Twins' right-hander Berríos expected to lead staff again

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Minnesota's José Berríos hardly has the frame and look of an overpowering pitcher.He didn’t even want...

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Kyle Freeland brings a new look to spring training

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado left-hander Kyle Freeland has a new look this spring as he attempts to move past his...

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Maeda questions whether Astros' sign stealing hurt Darvish

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Kenta Maeda wonders whether the Astros’ sign stealing affected the performance of teammate Yu Darvish...

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Mariners' Haniger undergoes second surgery in three weeks

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger is not likely to take the field anytime soon following his...

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Yonder Alonso, Braves finalize minor league contract

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — First baseman Yonder Alonso and the Atlanta Braves finalized their minor league contract on Friday, and...

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New college baseball wristband rule may thwart sign stealing

A new rule intended to help speed up the game also could thwart attempts to steal signs in college baseball.The NCAA will allow...

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Feb. 4-21 — Salary arbitration hearings, Phoenix.Feb. 16 — Voluntary reporting date for other players.Feb. 21 — Mandatory...

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10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. ‘WHAT A SAD...

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Thursday Sports in Brief

MLBWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Avoiding any specifics about their team’s sign-stealing during its 2017 World Series...

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Sticking to script: Bregman, Astros discuss sign stealing

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Bregman spoke for about 30 seconds and said he was sorry, but did not say why. He said he had...

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Corbin Burnes hopes to regain Brewers' rotation spot

PHOENIX (AP) — Corbin Burnes is rebuilding, just like the Milwaukee Brewers were a few years ago,The 25-year-old right-hander...

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White Sox's Lopez focuses on matching Giolito's turnaround

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Reynaldo Lopez saw the success Lucas Giolito had after adopting a more focused approach to pitching for...

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Dodgers begin spring training bolstered by addition of Betts

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts opened spring training Thursday with his confidence boosted by...

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Shogo Akiyama begins transition to major leagues with Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Shogo Akiyama got into the batter's box and took his first swing with the Cincinnati Reds at spring...

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Bundy welcomes chance to be pitching-poor Angels' workhorse

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Anthony Rendon met many of his new teammates for the first time Thursday during a quick visit to the Los...

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New-look Rays confident they'll be deeper, better

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — For a team that didn’t anticipate a lot of change after making the playoffs for the first time in...

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Scherzer, Nationals start quietly for World Series champions

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Max Scherzer grunted and cursed his way to 56 pitches during his first formal bullpen session of...

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Dodgers pay Maeda $1M trade bonus as part of trade to Twins

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to pay Kenta Maeda's $1 million assignment bonus as part of their trade of the...

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Kenta Maeda joins Twins rotation after week in limbo

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The acquisition of Kenta Maeda took the Minnesota Twins longer than they anticipated.The trade that was...

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Column: Cheating Astros just don't seem to get it

Ah, the Houston Astros.Good at stealing signs. Not so good at pretending they’re sorry about it.The team’s official mea culpa...

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MLB, MLBPA make 2nd $1M donation to Negro Leagues Museum

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Major League Baseball celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League by...

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Red Sox beat Eduardo Rodríguez in salary arbitration

PHOENIX (AP) — The Boston Red Sox defeated pitcher Eduardo Rodríguez in salary arbitration on Thursday, improving teams to 5-1...

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Now with Toronto, Ryu ready to be the ace

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu is now the clear ace of a major league rotation — with all the pressure and responsibility...

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Cole starts Yankees tenure with questions about Astros

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — On the day of his first formal workout with the New York Yankees, Gerrit Cole talked about what he did and...

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Buster Posey feeling healthy at last, power stroke returning

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Buster Posey caught a pair of bullpens on Day 1 and his body recovered beautifully.Sure, that's hardly...

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Full 5: Rangers rotation has some vets joining Minor, Lynn

All-Star lefty Mike Minor feels like the Texas Rangers will be in pretty good shape if he and hard-throwing right-hander Lance...

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Pham brings bat, thoughts to improve San Diego offense

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Acquired to help generate offense, Tommy Pham hopes to help the San Diego Padres make better contact.“I...

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Surgery, long rehab behind him, Walker returns to Mariners

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Taijuan Walker wearing Seattle Mariners blue was a familiar sight Thursday, if only for the longtime club...

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Braves pitcher Felix Hernandez says he's healthy, feels good

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Felix Hernandez turned around with surprise as he sensed media waiting to engage him.“You want to talk...

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Boxberger, Sean Rodriguez agree to deals with Miami Marlins

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Right-hander Brad Boxberger and utilityman Sean Rodriguez agreed to terms on minor league deals with the...

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Red Sox 2B Pedroia won't report to spring training on time

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia won't report to spring training with the rest of the Red Sox...

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Reliever Tommy Hunter back with the Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) —Tommy Hunter passed his physical and worked out with the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday after the...

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Jarrod Dyson, Pirates finalize $2 million, 1-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Free agent Jarrod Dyson finalized a $2 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who hopes the veteran can...

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D-backs pitcher Leake has fracture on non-throwing wrist

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks right-handed pitcher Mike Leake has a fracture on his non-throwing wrist but...

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Taijuan Walker returns to Mariners with $2 million contract

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Right-hander Taijuan Walker returned to the Seattle Mariners, agreeing Wednesday to a $2 million, one-year...

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Tigers reach $1.5M, 1-year deal with OF Cameron Maybin

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Cameron Maybin is back with the Detroit Tigers.The Tigers and the 32-year-old outfielder agreed Wednesday...

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Brad Miller, Cardinals agree to $2 million, 1-year contract

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Brad Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract Wednesday, a deal that...

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Mike Fiers took his workouts to another level, cleared mind

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — In the ocean off the Florida coast, Mike Fiers found a way to get his mind off everything this winter for a...

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Red Sox to send Dodgers $48M in 18 installments over 3 years

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will make their $48 million in payments to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of the David...

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Betts and Price arrive in Los Angeles eager for new starts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts and David Price finally turned up in Dodgers jerseys on Wednesday, completing the journey from...

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Shohei Ohtani fine with Angels' plan to delay mound return

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani has no problem with the Los Angeles Angels' plan to delay his return to the mound so they can...

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Derek Dietrich returns to Reds with minor league deal

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Infielder Derek Dietrich agreed to a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds and will report to...

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Rebuild nearly over, White Sox say they’re ready to win

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The rebuild may not be quite over yet but the Chicago White Sox hope the fun is already beginning.Three...

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Giants' Bart makes early impression in spring training

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Bart might not be ticketed for the big leagues to start this season, but at least the San...

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Schwarber, Heyward, Rizzo among Cubs early arrivals

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Schwarber was among the position players who reported early to spring training after the Chicago Cubs...

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Braves' Hamels to miss start of season with sore shoulder

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Atlanta Braves left-hander Cole Hamels won't be ready for the start of the season after hurting his...

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Young pitchers form the core of Detroit's rebuild

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Casey Mize was the No. 1 pick in the 2018 amateur draft, and Matt Manning was a first-round selection two...

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Dodgers' Báez 1st player to win in arbitration this year

PHOENIX (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Pedro Báez became the first player to win in salary arbitration this year and will...

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St. Louis rotation questions revolve around Carlos Martinez

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — As far as the St. Louis Cardinals are concerned, how Carlos Martinez feels on days he's not throwing may...

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Flores, Giants finalize $6.25M, 2-year deal; Cahill agrees

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Versatile infielder Wilmer Flores and the San Francisco Giants finalized a $6.25 million, two-year...

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Pérez catches bullpen, ready to return after season absence

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Preparing to return to the major leagues after a one-season absence, Salvador Pérez caught a bullpen...

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Tingler: Padres star Tatis Jr. to remain at shortstop

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. will continue to make his diving, spinning moves at shortstop rather than in center...

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MLB goes ahead with 3-batter minimum, roster changes

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball went ahead with its planned rules changes for this season, including the requirement a...

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Meeting MadBum: D-backs relish big left-hander's presence

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona manager Torey Lovullo had plenty of praise for newly acquired left-hander Madison Bumgarner,...

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Blue Jays' Reese McGuire charged with indecency in Florida

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays catcher catcher Reese McGuire is facing an indecent exposure charge in Florida.Deputies...

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Marlins believe throwing more strikes will lead to more wins

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Midway through Ryne Stanek's first throwing session of spring training with the Miami Marlins, he was...

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Angels' Stassi apologizes for Astros' sign-stealing scheme

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Max Stassi says he wishes he had done “the right thing” when he learned about the Houston Astros'...

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Sanchez, Boone not sure there was no sign stealing in 2019

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez and manager Aaron Boone are not convinced the Houston Astros' use of...

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Roenicke's first day brings news: Sale has pneumonia

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Ron Roenicke went to his usual locker in the Red Sox clubhouse at the team's spring training complex...

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Shelton's 1st workout as Pirates' manager 'cool' experience

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The smile never seemed to leave Derek Shelton’s face as he walked from one practice field to another...

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Red Sox prospect Jeter Downs has tough name to live up to

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Carrying one of the most hated sports names in Boston is already enough of a burden, so Jeter Downs...

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Jiménez returns to Rockies, where he had greatest success

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Right-hander Ubaldo Jiménez had the best three-season pitching run in Colorado history. A decade...

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Giants add veteran pitcher Cahill on minor league deal

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants signed veteran right-hander Trevor Cahill to a minor league contract...

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Braves agree to minor-league deal with RHP Josh Tomlin

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league contract with reliever Josh Tomlin that includes an invitation...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

NHLANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — St. Louis defenseman Jay Bouwmeester was hospitalized and undergoing tests early Wednesday after...

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Morning Roundup: Red Sox name Ron Roenicke interim manager

It took Ron Roenicke almost five years to get another chance as a major league manager. He'll need to wait at least until next...

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Rockies beat Wolters in arbitration, clubs 4-0 vs player

PHOENIX (AP) — Teams improved to 4-0 in salary arbitration this year when the Colorado Rockies defeated catcher Tony Wolters,...

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Epstein claims `no hard feelings' between Cubs, Bryant

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Theo Epstein claims there are "no hard feelings on either side" in the relationship between the Chicago Cubs...

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AP source: Padres reach minors deals with Lagares, Beckam

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have agreed to minor league deals with outfielder Juan Lagares and infielder Gordon...

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Maddon intrigued by Ohtani, focused on future with Angels

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Three days after Joe Maddon's 66th birthday, the Los Angeles Angels' new manager sat down in a familiar...

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Red Sox make Roenicke interim manager; 'permanency' on hold

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — It took Ron Roenicke almost five years to get another chance as a major league manager.He'll need to...

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New Mets manager Luis Rojas expects his team to contend

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New Mets manager Luis Rojas set his standards right away."We expect to be a contender," he said...

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Binghamton University gets $60 million donation for baseball

VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) — Binghamton State University is receiving $60 million from an anonymous donor to transform the school's...

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González 'remorseful' for role in Astros' sign stealing

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Marwin González became the first batter from the 2017 Houston Astros team that won the World Series to...

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AP source: González, Mariners agree to minor league deal

The Mariners are adding depth to their outfield. agreeing Tuesday to a minor league contract with former All-Star Carlos...

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Girardi exploring ways to keep Phils healthy for long season

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) —Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi wants to have a healthy team down the stretch this year and...

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New faces aplenty as spring training begins

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The crack of the bat at spring training camps replaced the sound of trash can lids banging in homemade...

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Orioles begin hopeful spring training in Year 2 of rebuild

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A year ago, Mike Elias and Brandon Hyde were in their first spring training together as Baltimore Orioles...

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Kapler enjoys new digs as San Francisco Giants manager

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Gabe Kapler’s bright orange shoes stood out in a room decorated with blackboards, a black standing...

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Red Sox promote Ron Roenicke to interim manager

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Red Sox promote Ron Roenicke to interim manager.

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Hamels eager to fill leadership void on young Braves staff

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves need new veteran leadership for a rotation that has lost Julio Teheran and Dallas...

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Ahmed, D-backs agree to $32.5 million, 4-year deal

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks capped a busy offseason by locking down their two-time Gold Glove shortstop, who has...

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Monday's Sports In Brief

BASEBALLNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is considering expanding the playoffs to nearly half the 30 teams and allowing...

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Morning Roundup: MLB considering expanding playoffs; Chargers QB Phillip Rivers to enter free agency

Major League Baseball is considering expanding the playoffs to nearly half the 30 teams and allowing higher-seeded wild-card...

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Memorial held for coach, family killed in Bryant crash

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The smiling faces of baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter Alyssa shone in photos...

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Finally, Dodgers, Twins finalize Maeda-Graterol deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized their trade sending starting pitcher Kenta Maeda...

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Dodgers, Red Sox finish deal; Betts and Price headed West

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Mookie Betts and David Price are Los Angeles Dodgers.The Boston Red Sox are tax dodgers.Boston and Los...

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Wolters, Rockies argue cases in salary arbitration

PHOENIX (AP) — Catcher Tony Wolters argued for a $2,475,000 salary in arbitration on Monday, and the Colorado Rockies said he...

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AP source: MLB considering expanding playoffs to 14 teams

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is considering expanding the playoffs to nearly half the 30 teams and allowing...

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A's right-hander Daniel Mengden undergoes elbow surgery

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden underwent surgery on his pitching elbow on Monday.The A's...

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Ex-Blue Jays reliever sues Astros in sign-stealing scandal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former major league pitcher Mike Bolsinger sued the Houston Astros on Monday, claiming their sign-stealing...

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Mets' Familia, Díaz hope nutrition leads to better results

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Jeurys Familia and Edwin Díaz hope improved nutrition will lead to better results.Familia weighed...

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Angels GM Eppler: Big trade with Dodgers not happening

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels' proposed trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers is officially off.Angels general...

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New 'smart mound' can help analyze pitchers' efficiency

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Central Connecticut pitcher Michael Delease was throwing fastballs inside the Center for Motion...

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Yankees' Tanaka feels cheated out of 2017 World Series

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka feels cheated by the Houston Astros.Tanaka's Yankees lost to the Astros in a seven-game AL...

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'Pine Tar Game' items headed to auction later this month

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nearly three decades ago, Royals star George Brett raced out of the visiting dugout at Yankee Stadium...

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Yankees' Tanaka feels cheated out of 2017 World Series

TAMPA, Fla (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka feels cheated by the Houston Astros.Tanaka's Yankees lost to the Astros in a seven-game AL...

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Morning roundup: Nick Taylor captures Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Nick Taylor had more trouble with the wind than he did with Phil Mickelson. The Canadian managed both just fine Sunday and won...

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MLB spring training 2020 previews: Cardinals, Rangers, Astros and Royals

St. Louis Cardinals Manager: Mike Shildt (third season). 2019: 91-71, first place, lost to Nationals in NLCS. Training Town:...

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Weekend Sports in Brief

BASEBALLBOSTON — Two days before the start of spring training, the Boston Red Sox have again agreed to send 2018 AL MVP Mookie...

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AP Source: Red Sox will send Betts, Price to Dodgers

BOSTON (AP) — Two days before the start of spring training, the Boston Red Sox have again agreed to send 2018 AL MVP Mookie...

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AP source: Dodgers, Twins, Sox divvy Betts deal into 2 swaps

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Moving Mookie Betts out of Boston proved to be quite the task for the cost-cutting Red Sox.The trade wound...

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Morton regrets not trying to stop Astros from stealing signs

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Two-time All-Star pitcher Charlie Morton says he regrets not doing anything to try to stop the...

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MLB notebook: Trump tweets Hall of Fame support for Pete Rose

Trump tweets Hall of Fame support for Pete Rose President Donald Trump wants Cooperstown to open its doors for Pete Rose. Trump...

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Padres acquire reliever Emilio Pagán from Rays

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres acquired reliever Emilio Pagán from the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday in exchange for...

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Popular OF Hunter Pence returning to Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hunter Pence could hardly hide his enthusiasm about returning to San Francisco.“I have GIANT news... I’m...

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Benintendi, Red Sox agree to $10 million, two-year deal

BOSTON (AP) — Outfielder Andrew Benintendi and the Boston Red Sox avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $10 million, two-year...

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Giants C Garcia to miss up to eight months after hip surgery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants catcher Aramis Garcia had surgery on his right hip after getting injured during...

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Former major league outfielder Angel Echevarria dies at 48

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Former major league outfielder Angel Echevarria, who played seven seasons with three different teams,...

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Campaign pitch: Trump goes to bat for Rose in Hall of Fame

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants Cooperstown to open its doors for Pete Rose.Trump tweeted Saturday that...

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Marlins' Mattingly bothered by sign-stealing, Jeter vote

MIAMI (AP) — Baseball’s news cycle of late has been dominated by the sign-stealing scandal that led to upheaval in Houston and...

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Deadly fire hangs over success of top Brazilian soccer club

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Marília de Barros Silva heard reports that the popular Brazilian soccer club Flamengo was signing a...

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Spring training: time for pitchers, catchers and cheaters

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball returns to the field next week when pitchers, catchers and cheaters report to spring...

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MLB will not schedule any more promotions of Roger Waters

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will not schedule any more advertising on its platforms promoting music artist Roger...

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Vesey, Hutton help Sabres hold on to beat Rangers 3-2

NEW YORK (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres used a solid performance by Jimmy Vesey against his former team and some stellar goaltending...

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Manager Gabe Kapler works on building trust with Giants fans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gabe Kapler knew right away when he was hired as San Francisco's manager in November about the pressure he...

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Rangers add former Indians closer Allen on minor league deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have agreed to a minor league contract with former Cleveland closer Cody Allen, who...

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Padres look to welcome back Tatis from season-ending injury

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres head into spring training fresh off the disappointment of not landing Mookie Betts but...

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Roger Kahn, elegant 'Boys of Summer' author, dies at 92

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — Roger Kahn, the writer who wove memoir and baseball and touched millions of readers through his...

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NYCFC revives plan for soccer field near Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer's New York City team and the Yankees have revived plans for a 25,000-seat soccer stadium...

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Taylor, Dodgers reach $13.4M, 2-year deal, avoid arbitration

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Chris Taylor and the Los Angeles Dodgers, reaching a multiyear contract was like a dance routine: a...

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Mets' Schneider shifted to big league staff from Triple-A

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Schneider was shifted to major league quality control coach by the New York Mets, filling the opening...

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After winter of instability, rising Mets gear up for spring

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been a bizarre and unstable offseason for the New York Mets — even by their standards.They dumped two...

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Pederson loses in salary arbitrations, owners now lead 3-0

PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers beat outfielder Joc Pederson in salary arbitration, giving teams a 3-0 record in...

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Dodgers head into camp with added firepower in Betts, Price

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are headed to spring training with added firepower for an already potent offense and...

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Mendoza has new roles with ESPN, resigns as Mets adviser

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jessica Mendoza will no longer be on ESPN's “Sunday Night Baseball” or work for the New York Mets front...

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AL West teams at the start of spring training

A team-by-team look at the American League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost,...

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AL Central teams at the start of spring training

A team-by-team look at the American League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost,...

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Despite new manager, Cubs open camp with similar look

CHICAGO (AP) — After missing the postseason for the first time in five years, the Chicago Cubs kept quiet in the offseason...

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Rockies enter spring with unhappy star after no big moves

DENVER (AP) — Unhappy All-Star sluggers — 1. Impactful free agents signed — 0.That's the score for the Colorado Rockies'...

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Lots of prospects for Marlins to sort out in spring training

MIAMI (AP) — There’s only one direction to go for the Miami Marlins, who have endured 10 consecutive losing seasons and...

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New-look Brewers going for 3rd straight playoff appearance

The Milwaukee Brewers have a lot of work to do in spring training.Namely, some introductions might be in order.Seven players...

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AL East teams at the start of spring training

A team-by-team look at the American League East entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost,...

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Cardinals hope to build on NLCS run with very similar lineup

Jack Flaherty found it much more difficult to walk around the St. Louis Cardinals' annual fan festival without getting noticed...

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Pirates eager to get to work after eventful offseason

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Shelton isn't big on meetings. Or at least, having meetings just to have meetings. The new Pittsburgh...

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Phillies counting on Joe Girardi to restore winning ways

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies turned to a proven winner to lead them back to the postseason for the first time...

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World Series champ Nationals bring most of group back in '20

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the significant exception of Anthony Rendon's departure in free agency, and one key addition to what was...

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NL West teams at the start of spring training

A team-by-team look at the National League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost,...

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Braves looking to settle new OF mix, third-base competition

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. says he isn't motivated by another try for a rare 40-40 season.The bigger goal is to give the...

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NL Central teams at the start of spring training

A team-by-team look at the National League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost,...

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NL East teams at the start of spring training

A team-by-team look at the National League East entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost,...

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$165 million later, Reds see themselves as a contender

CINCINNATI (AP) — Manager David Bell hears the buzz around town. Reds fans who haven't had much to cheer for six years are...

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Beefed-up Diamondbacks ready to push for playoff return

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks hope the addition of a few new players to a promising young core can push the franchise...

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Manfred, Mets say sale from Wilpons to Cohen is off

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and the New York Mets say talks have ended over the proposed sale of a...

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Hyde eager to start Year 2 of Orioles rebuild at spring camp

BALTIMORE (AP) — Brandon Hyde enters his second spring training as manager of the Baltimore Orioles with the same goal as last...

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MLB mulls live video limits, may rule on Red Sox next week

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball intends to impose new limits on what live video is available to teams, and...

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SF's Nakken embraces role as first MLB female coach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alyssa Nakken stole a quick glance out a window high above the ballpark toward McCovey Cove on a...

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Clippers get Marcus Morris and Isaiah Thomas in 3-team trade

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers landed Marcus Morris from the Knicks and Isaiah Thomas from the Wizards in exchange...

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Chris Young replaces Joe Torre as MLB disciplinarian

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball will have a new disciplinarian.Hall of Famer Joe Torre, who has headed baseball...

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Hinch: 'Fair question' if Astros' title tainted by scandal

Former Astros manager AJ Hinch isn’t dismissing the idea that Houston’s 2017 World Series championship has been tainted by the...

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Manfred concerned with team/media roles of Martinez, Mendoza

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The dual roles of former Boston pitcher Pedro Martinez and ex-Olympic softball player Jessica Mendoza as...

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Boone upbeat about Yankees' bid for first title since 2009

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Boone is not adding baseball to his recent success in predicting the outcome of a major sporting...

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Max Muncy, Dodgers agree to $26 million, 3-year contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Infielder Max Muncy and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a $26 million, three-year contract Thursday and...

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José Berríos loses to Twins in arbitration; teams 2-0

PHOENIX (AP) — The Minnesota Twins beat pitcher José Berríos in salary arbitration, giving teams a 2-0 record in hearings this...

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Manfred on Bryant decision: Roster decisions are club right

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said roster decisions are a club right and applauded arbitrator Mark...

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Astros reeling from fallout from scandal as spring begins

HOUSTON (AP) — Cheaters. Sign-stealers. A team undeserving of the only World Series championship it has won.This is the...

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Reds complete 1-year, $1,825,000 deal with Pedro Strop

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds completed a one-year, $1,825,000 deal with right-hander Pedro Strop on Wednesday, their first move...

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Jays' Guerrero Jr. feeling strong after offseason workouts

TORONTO (AP) — After a winter of workouts more intense than any he’d experienced before, Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir...

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Donaldson arrival gives Twins extra swagger entering spring

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins were squarely focused a year ago on the development of young players and the integration...

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Detroit Tigers hope worst is behind them in rebuild

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit general manager Al Avila hopes the worst is over for the rebuilding Tigers.“I don't think anybody was...

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MLB may alter rules on owners, casino gambling

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball may alter its regulations on team owners and casino gambling in a manner that could...

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Yanks already banged up heading into spring training

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Hal Steinbrenner talked about his goals for the New York Yankees over the next two months."I just want to...

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Indians head to Arizona with Lindor, numerous questions

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor swears he hasn't listened to any of the trade rumors swirling around him this winter. The...

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Atlanta college names building for baseball icon Hank Aaron

ATLANTA (AP) — Dozens of students dressed in blue excitedly welcomed Hank Aaron to their Atlanta college campus Wednesday as...

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Restocked Angels hope Rendon leads resurgence in AL West

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels paired the best hitter on the free agent market and their three-time AL MVP this...

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Rangers add to young foundation before moving to new stadium

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers will be at spring training in Arizona while the finishing touches are being put on...

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Mariners rebuild remains focus as spring training begins

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners will report for spring training with few expectations that they'll be preparing for a...

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White Sox head to spring training with playoffs in mind

CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson got more excited as the names started rolling in.Yasmani Grandal behind the plate, and Gio González...

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Red Sox head into spring minus Betts, Price, manager

BOSTON (AP) — Well, that escalated quickly.In the 15 months since winning the World Series, the Boston Red Sox have traded away...

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New-look Royals head to spring with fresh outlook on growth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The biggest changes to the Kansas City Royals since the end of last season happened far away from the...

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A's pitcher Fiers eager to move on from whistleblower role

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Fiers and his Oakland Athletics might have reason to be downright mad.They won 97 games each of the...

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Rays confident they're built for another playoff run

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays aren’t standing pat.Coming off a 96-win season and their first playoff...

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Yankees lefty James Paxton has back surgery, out 3-4 months

All during the offseason, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman worried about James Paxton's back pain and kept...

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Rockies extend Jiménez non-roster invite to spring training

DENVER (AP) — Ubaldo Jiménez will return to the mound for the Colorado Rockies in spring training.The hard-throwing righty with...

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Phillies sign Forsythe, 3 pitchers to minor league deals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have signed infielder Logan Forsythe and right-handers Anthony Swarzak, Blake...

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Braves beat Shane Greene in salary arbitration

PHOENIX (AP) — The Atlanta Braves defeated Shane Greene in the first salary arbitration case this year, and the reliever will...

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Steinbrenner wonders 'what if?' Yanks feel cheated by Astros

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner understands why his players feel cheated by the Houston Astros.If...

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Cubs invite former closer Morrow to spring training

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs announced former closer Brandon Morrow's minor league contract on Wednesday and said he will report to...

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Twins, Tigers to play in Dominican Republic on March 7

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball is returning to the Dominican Republic for the first time in 20 years, with the...

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Pete Rose asks for reinstatement, cites Astros and steroids

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Pete Rose again asked Major League Baseball to end his lifetime ban, saying the penalty is unfair compared...

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AP sources: Red Sox agree to trade Betts, Price to Dodgers

BOSTON (AP) — Banking on Mookie Betts to be the missing piece in their World Series pursuit, the Los Angeles Dodgers finally...

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AP source: Red Sox agree to trade 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts and pitcher David Price to Dodgers in blockbuster deal

BOSTON (AP) — AP source: Red Sox agree to trade 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts and pitcher David Price to Dodgers in blockbuster deal.

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LHP Gonzales gets security, leadership role in deal with M's

SEATTLE (AP) — When Marco Gonzales was first brought to Seattle during the 2017 season, there were limitations and benchmarks...

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Arbitrator rules union didn't prove Bryant case vs Cubs

NEW YORK (AP) — Arbitrator Mark Irvings issued his decision Tuesday to deny the grievance filed by Cubs star Kris Bryant,...

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Bird minor league deal with Rangers includes spring invite

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Free agent first baseman Greg Bird has agreed on a minor league contract with the Rangers that includes...

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Greene, Braves argue first salary arbitration case this year

PHOENIX (AP) — Atlanta reliever Shane Greene became the first player to go to salary arbitration this year, asking a three-man...

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Click seeks quick success with Astros after replacing Luhnow

HOUSTON (AP) — James Click knows Houston's sign-stealing scandal has tarnished the franchise's reputation.Instead of looking...

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Hall of Fame voter who snubbed Jeter keeps ballot private

NEW YORK (AP) — The lone baseball writer who did not vote for Derek Jeter for the Hall of Fame chose to keep his or her ballot...

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Phillies to retire Halladay's 34 on perfect game anniversary

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies will retire the late Hall of Fame pitcher Roy Halladay's No. 34 this season.The...

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D-backs sign 4 to minor league deals, including OF Jon Jay

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks signed four players to minor league contracts Monday, including outfielder Jon Jay and...

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Morning Roundup: Hall of Famer Willie Wood dies

Willie Wood, the Hall of Fame defensive back who won five NFL championships with the Green Bay Packers under coach Vince...

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Gonzales, Mariners agree to $30 million deal for 2021-24

SEATTLE (AP) — Left-hander Marco Gonzales and the Seattle Mariners agreed Monday to a $30 million contract covering 2021-24, a...

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Free agents Kintzler, Joyce complete deals with Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Brandon Kintzler and the Miami Marlins have finalized a one-year contract that guarantees $3.25...

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Astros hire Rays exec James Click as GM to replace Luhnow

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros hired James Click as their new general manager Monday, taking the Tampa Bay Rays executive...

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Yankee Stadium adding 2 more social gathering areas

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of social gathering areas are being added to the second deck of Yankee Stadium, cutting seating by 500...

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Yankees add competition in job for backup catcher

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees now have more competition in the job for backup catcher, with Erik Kratz, Josh Thole and Chris...

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Jhoulys Chacín finalizes minor league contract with Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jhoulys Chacín finalized a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins on Monday after a miserable 2019...

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Yankees add competition in job for backup catcher

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees now have more competition in the job for backup catcher, with Erik Kratz, Josh Thole and Chris...

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Cubs finalize 1-year deal with reliever Jeremy Jeffress

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and reliever Jeremy Jeffress finalized an $850,000, one-year contract on Saturday.The...

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Rockies, Trevor Story finalize $27.5M, 2-year deal

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies and All-Star shortstop Trevor Story finalized a $27.5 million, two-year deal Friday,...

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All-Star Lindor's future with Indians clouded in uncertainty

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor's future with the Indians was already unclear and uncertain.On Saturday, it got even more...

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Ace scout, Nats adviser Phil Rizzo dies at 90, dad was GM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime scout and Washington Nationals senior adviser Phil Rizzo has died. He was 90.The Nationals confirmed...

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High, hard: Indians' Clevinger takes aim at cheating Astros

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger doesn't know exactly how he'll react the next time he's on the mound facing the...

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For Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin's father-in-law, the Warren Spahn Award ceremony a 'pretty special' homecoming

Patrick and Jen Corbin knew right away who to call. Joe Ancone, Jen’s father, would be elated with the good news. Patrick, a...

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Matt Adams agrees to minor league deal with New York Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Adams agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets on Friday, hoping to earn a job as a backup...

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Pirates add Holland, Erlin, Riddle ahead of spring training

PITTSBURGH (AP) —Left-handers Derek Holland and Robbie Erlin agreed to minor league contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirates along...

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US declares public health emergency from new virus, Trump to bar entry of foreign nationals who pose transmission risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — US declares public health emergency from new virus, Trump to bar entry of foreign nationals who pose...

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Why do Chiefs believe they will win Super Bowl? Easy: fate

MIAMI (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have perhaps the best quarterback in the NFL in Patrick Mahomes, the fastest wide receiver...

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10 ads to watch for on Super Bowl Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s Super Bowl won't be a politics-free zone, as both President Donald Trump and Democratic...

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3-time All-Star Curtis Granderson retires after 16 seasons

MIAMI (AP) — Three-time All-Star outfielder Curtis Granderson announced his retirement Friday after 16 seasons in the major...

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Former White Sox minor leaguer charged with raping a child

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former Chicago White Sox minor leaguer who went on to coach a South Dakota youth team after his...

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Dusty Baker's son Darren cherished dad being in the stands

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Darren Baker doesn't see anyone better to lead the Houston Astros back to respectability than his dad.A...

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Mariners agree to $1.6 million deal with Yoshihisa Hirano

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners added a veteran arm to their bullpen Thursday, agreeing to a $1.6 million, one-year contract with...

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Baker will be asked to manage AL All-Stars at Dodger Stadium

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker will get time in the spotlight back at Dodger Stadium next summer.The new Houston Astros manager...

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Baker takes over scam-marred Astros, set for 'last hurrah'

HOUSTON (AP) — Before he begins his “last hurrah," Dusty Baker intends to talk to his new team. He hasn't decided exactly what...

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3B Pablo Sandoval returning to Giants on minor league deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Kung Fu Panda is back with the San Francisco Giants.Popular third baseman Pablo Sandoval agreed to a...

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Jewish advocacy org criticizes MLB promotion of Roger Waters

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's involvement in the sale of tickets for Roger Waters' North American tour has been...

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Tigers agree to minor league deal with Jordy Mercer

DETROIT (AP) — Infielder Jordy Mercer agreed to a minor league deal to remain with the Detroit Tigers.Detroit announced the...

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Duffy, Law agree to minor league deals with Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Free agent infielder Matt Duffy and right-hander Derek Law have agreed to minor league contracts with...

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David Phelps, Brewers finalize $1.5 million, 1-year deal

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Free agent pitcher David Phelps and the Milwaukee Brewers finalized a one-year contract on Thursday that...

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Orioles claim INF Valaika off waivers from Arizona

BALTIMORE (AP) — Pat Valaika is back with the Orioles, who claimed the infielder off waivers from Arizona after the...

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KC fans under closer scrutiny for chants, 'tomahawk chops'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — While other sports teams using Native American nicknames and imagery have faced decades of protests and...

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US opens next Olympic baseball qualifying try vs Nicaragua

The United States will start its second attempt to qualify for this year's Olympic baseball tournament against Nicaragua on...

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Bickering escalates over MLB plan to cut 42 teams in minors

NEW YORK (AP) — Bickering over Major League Baseball's proposal to cut 42 farm teams escalated Wednesday with the exchange of...

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Dusty Baker replaces AJ Hinch as Houston Astros manager

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker has been hired to replace AJ Hinch as the manager of the Houston Astros.The team announced the...

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Greg Holland agrees to minor league deal with Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Reliever Greg Holland is back with the Kansas City Royals, agreeing Wednesday to a minor league...

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A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Dusty Baker has reached an agreement to become the next Astros manager.

HOUSTON (AP) — A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Dusty Baker has reached an agreement to become the next Astros...

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AP sources: Cubs' Kris Bryant loses service-time grievance

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant has lost his service-time grievance against the Chicago Cubs, providing some clarity for the team...

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Reds' Castellanos returns to ballpark where he's comfortable

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos has 17 career at-bats in Great American Ball Park. Six times, he reached base on a hit....

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OKC Dodgers: Travis Barbary returns as manager with three new staff members

Oklahoma City Dodgers manager Travis Barbary will return for his second season, but will have three new members on his...

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Thurman Munson's widow finds pain in Kobe Bryant's death

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The widow of Thurman Munson, the New York Yankees catcher killed in 1979 while flying his plane in Ohio,...

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Tuesday's Sports In Brief

NBAPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wearing No. 24 in honor of Kobe Bryant, Joel Embiid scored 24 points in his first game in three weeks,...

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Morning Roundup: Djokovic, Federer to meet for 50th time

Defending champion Novak Djokovic on Tuesday overcame the powerful serve of Canada’s Milos Raonic, defeating him 6-4, 6-3, 7-6...

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Moreland stays with Red Sox, gets $3 million contract

BOSTON (AP) — First baseman Mitch Moreland is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing Tuesday to a one-year contract that...

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Baseball coach killed with Bryant honored at team's opener

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — John Altobelli’s team knew there was only one way to honor its late coach — by playing on his...

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Brewers SS Urías recovering from surgery on left hand

MILWAUKEE (AP) — New Brewers shortstop Luis Urías could miss the start of the season after he had surgery Tuesday to repair a...

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Chicago Cubs reach deals with RHP Jeffress, OF Souza

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs are taking two more low-risk fliers on a pair of players hoping to rebound from injuries, reaching...

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Eduardo Núñez agrees to minor league deal with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Eduardo Núñez is back in New York, this time with the Mets.New York said Tuesday the former All-Star infielder...

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House resolution proposed against minor league contraction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four members of the House of Representatives introduced a resolution Tuesday urging Major League Baseball not...

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AP source: Astros, Dusty Baker working on manager deal

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker is working to finalize an agreement to become manager of the Houston Astros, a person with knowledge...

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A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Dusty Baker is finalizing an agreement to become the Astros' manager.

HOUSTON (AP) — A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Dusty Baker is finalizing an agreement to become the Astros'...

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Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals finalize $2M, 1-year contract

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman and the World Series champion Washington Nationals finalized a $2 million, one-year contract...

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Brewers re-sign RHP Shelby Miller to minor league deal

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Oft-injured pitcher Shelby Miller re-signed with the Milwaukee Brewers, agreeing to a minor league contract...

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Diamondbacks acquire OF Starling Marte from Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When the Arizona Diamondbacks landed ace Madison Bumgarner in free agency last month, the three-time World...

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Reds get OF Nick Castellanos on $64 million, 4-year deal

CINCINNATI (AP) — Free agent outfielder Nick Castellanos signed a $64 million, four-year deal Monday with the Reds,...

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Kintzler agrees to $3.25 million, 1-year deal with Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Right-handed reliever Brandon Kintzler has agreed to a $3.25 million, one-year deal with the Miami Marlins,...

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AP sources: Mic'd up MLB umps might announce replay rulings

NEW YORK (AP) — Big league players, managers and fans might be hearing a lot more from umpires this season.Replay review...

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College baseball coach dies in crash that killed Bryant

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — John Altobelli, the longtime baseball coach at Orange Coast College, was killed along with his wife...

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Morning roundup: Leishman rallies to win Farmers Insurance Open

Marc Leishman couldn't miss whether it was for birdie for par, racing from four shots behind with a 7-under 65 and winning the...

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Rich Hill, Twins have sights set on World Series together

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After four playoff appearances, including two trips to the World Series, in four years with the Los Angeles...

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Brewers' Braun acknowledges this could be his final season

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun acknowledges the possibility this might be his final season."There’s...

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Rox sidestep rift between Arenado, front office at fan fest

DENVER (AP) — There was left-hander Kyle Freeland discussing his new, pause-free delivery. And there was shortstop Trevor Story...

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Dodgers' fan group ready to vent at Astros for sign stealing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of Los Angeles Dodgers fans is making plans to vent its frustration at the Houston Astros about...

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Several Dodgers go public, peeved by Astros' cheating scam

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers would rather earn a World Series trophy on their own than accept any scraps from the...

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Fortified White Sox say they're ready to contend again

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox and their long-frustrated fans say they're primed and pumped for the team to contend in...

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Camargo determined to seize second chance at 3B for Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Johan Camargo has a second chance to be the Atlanta Braves' starting third baseman.Camargo's renewed motivation...

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Pirates' Taillon upbeat as he rehabs from elbow surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon has plenty of experience when it comes to rehabbing from injuries.The Pittsburgh Pirates...

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AP source: Rockies, Story reach $27.5 million, 2-year deal

DENVER (AP) — All-Star shortstop Trevor Story and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $27.5 million, two-year contract that...

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1B Abreu looking forward to winning with White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — José Abreu has known nothing but losing since he joined the Chicago White Sox.Six years, six losing seasons. Six...

Sports

Morning roundup: Giants' Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, 2 Super Bowls

Saints fight to shield emails in Catholic church case The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing...

Business

AP source: Zimmerman, Nationals agree on $2M plus incentives

Washington Nationals “face of the franchise” Ryan Zimmerman agreed to terms on a $2 million contract for 2020 that includes the...

Sports

Fiers declines to discuss whistleblower role in cheat scam

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers didn't have any more to say regarding his role as a...

Sports

Twins express confidence in rotation that carries questions

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins set a major league record for home runs last season. They created a bigger buzz with...

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From family of baseball royalty, Rojas promises Mets success

NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Rojas never expected to be the man behind the microphone.Eleven days earlier, he was preparing for his...

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Royals star Pérez becomes US Citizen at team's fan event

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Already a World Series MVP, six-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove catcher, Salvador Pérez became...

Sports

Keuchel apologizes for 2017 Astros' sign-stealing scandal

CHICAGO (AP) — Dallas Keuchel has become the first member of the 2017 Houston Astros to offer a public apology for the team's...

Health

Tigers PA announcer Jay Allen dies after cancer fight

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers said Jay Allen, the team's public address announcer, has died.“Everyone admired Jay’s faith,...

Business

Donaldson's option price could escalate by $4 million

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Donaldson's 2024 option with the Minnesota Twins can escalate an additional $4 million based on awards...

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Royals' Alex Gordon agrees to accept trades starting June 16

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon agreed to consent to a trade by the Kansas City Royals starting June 16, an unusual...

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Mets make it official, announce Rojas as their new manager

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets made it official, hiring Luis Rojas as their manager to replace Carlos Beltrán.New York announced the...

Business

Bloom: Red Sox won't rush to have manager by spring training

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are still hoping to have a manager in place by spring training, but chief baseball officer...

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Mariners expect Mitch Haniger to miss start of season

SEATTLE (AP) — This was already going to be a year where the Seattle Mariners would be relying heavily on young players and...

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New York Mets announce they have hired Luis Rojas as their manager.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets announce they have hired Luis Rojas as their manager.

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Tigers eyeing Triple-A Toledo for top prospects

DETROIT (AP) — It could be another long season for the Detroit Tigers, but fans in the Motor City may not have to look far for...

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Royals star catcher Salvador Perez to become US citizen

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Royals star catcher Salvador Perez is about to become a U.S. citizen.Perez passed his...

Business

Major League Baseball to sponsor US Olympic softball team

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is using its financial muscle to support the U.S. women's softball team, which already is...

Sports

Derek Jeter’s Hall of Fame election is a reminder of everything good about baseball

NEW YORK — Where have you gone, Derek Jeter? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you. Originally, it was Joe DiMaggio for whom...