MLB Spring Training

Derek Jeter CEO and part owner of the Miami Marlins leaves a meeting during MLB baseball owners meetings, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 24, 2020 - 1:09 pm
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Derek Jeter wishes baseball could change the subject. The Miami Marlins CEO, who masterfully steered clear of controversy throughout his Hall of Fame playing career, has watched with dismay each new headline in the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal. “It’s like a slow drip...
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Oakland Athletics' Mike Fiers smiles in the dugout during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
February 23, 2020 - 9:17 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics fan K.C. Sandstrom was sitting down the right field line watching his team warm up while armed with a small dry-erase board, a marker and a statement written in all caps. “MIKE FIERS FOR PRESIDENT” It's been a tumultuous few months for Fiers, the current A's...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner throws during spring training baseball practice, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
February 23, 2020 - 9:00 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner has been competing in rodeo events under the alias Mason Saunders and even won $26,560 in a team-roping competition in December, according to a story published Sunday by The Athletic. Bumgarner told the website he has...
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The revamped Phillie Phanatic mascot performs before the Philadelphia Phillies play the Pittsburgh Pirates in a spring training baseball game at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. The Phanatic has a new look amid a legal fight with the long-running mascot's creators, but officials say you should not expect his famous attitude to go anywhere. (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
February 23, 2020 - 8:43 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — He's 42 years old, a little out of shape and clearly no spring chicken. But clearly there's no one more popular on the field for the Philadelphia Phillies than the Phanatic. Which is why all eyes at the ballpark were on the furry mascot Sunday for the big reveal: He's gotten...
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Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts runs during spring training baseball Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
February 23, 2020 - 6:47 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mookie Betts still has some work to do, settling in with the Los Angeles Dodgers. On the field, though, he's fine. "The hardest thing is finding a house and learning everybody's name," Betts said Sunday after making his Cactus League debut. "The baseball's the same. We all...
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K.C. Sandstrom, left, talks with Judy Lehman before a spring training baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
February 23, 2020 - 5:27 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics fan K.C. Sandstrom was sitting down the right field line watching his team warm up while armed with a small dry-erase board, a marker and a statement written in all caps. “MIKE FIERS FOR PRESIDENT” It's been a tumultuous few months for Fiers, the current A's...
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freedie Freeman and the team take batting practice while preparing to play the Baltimore Orioles in a spring baseball game at the Braves new facility CoolToday Park on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in North Port, Fla. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
February 22, 2020 - 9:20 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fans hoping to heckle the sign-stealing Houston Astros at their spring opener were met with quite the coincidence. They got their signs stolen. In the Astros’ first spring training game since their sign-stealing scandal rocked baseball, some fans brought signs jeering...
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A ballpark official takes a sign from a fan before spring training baseball game between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
February 22, 2020 - 8:47 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fans hoping to heckle the sign-stealing Houston Astros at their spring opener were met with quite the coincidence. They got their signs stolen. In the Astros’ first spring training game since their sign-stealing scandal rocked baseball, some fans brought signs jeering...
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Houston Astros outfielders Josh Reddick and George Springer duck for cover as Michael Brantley runs after a fly ball during spring training baseball practice, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)
February 21, 2020 - 6:07 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — On the day Houston outfielder Josh Reddick said he and other players have received death threats in the wake of the team's sign-stealing scandal, union head Tony Clark said safety had become an issue for some of his members. “There are undoubtedly concerns out there...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel hits a home run off Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer during the second inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series in Houston. The last time these teams played the Nationals were celebrating their World Series title in Houston. Since then the Astros have become the league's villains, with a sign-stealing scandal tarnishing their reputation and casting a shadow on their 2017 title. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 21, 2020 - 4:40 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It will be champs vs. cheaters in a World Series rematch when the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros play their exhibition opener on Saturday night. The last time these teams met, the Nationals were celebrating their first World Series title in Houston after...
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