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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2010, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay celebrates with catcher Carlos Ruiz (51) after throwing a no-hitter to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 during Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series, in Philadelphia. Authorities have confirmed that former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a small plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
November 09, 2017 - 6:27 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A celebration of Roy Halladay's life will take place next Tuesday at Spectrum Field, the spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies. The two-time Cy Young Award winner died this week at age 40 when the private plane he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. "We...
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November 08, 2017 - 9:39 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Outfielder Mark Canha of the Oakland Athletics had arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist to remove a cyst and is expected to be fully healthy by spring training. The team said Wednesday the procedure took place Tuesday in Los Angeles. Canha batted .208 with five home runs...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017 file photo, Washington Nationals catcher Matt Wieters listens to a question during a media availability before Game 5 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park, in Washington. Wieters is exercising his $10.5 million contract option for next season with the Washington Nationals. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 06, 2017 - 1:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Catcher Matt Wieters is exercising his $10.5 million contract option for next season with the Washington Nationals. The deadline for Wieters to decide on the option was Monday. Of his salary for 2018, $2.5 million will be deferred, with $1.25 million due Jan. 15, 2019, and the...
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San Francisco Giants general manager Bobby Evans, left, speaks next to manager Bruce Bochy at a news conference in San Francisco, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 03, 2017 - 7:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Way back in spring training, Bruce Bochy had a roster he believed would be a legitimate contender in the talented NL West. His injury-plagued San Francisco Giants never got on track in a surprising lost season. At 64-98, San Francisco dropped 23 more games than a year ago, just...
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Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jett Bandy and pitcher Taylor Williams, right, shake hands as St. Louis Cardinals third base coach Mike Shildt, left, jogs off the field following a baseball game Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in St. Louis. The Brewers won 6-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
October 02, 2017 - 1:13 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — So much for rebuilding. The Milwaukee Brewers shattered preseason expectations by staying in the playoff chase until the last weekend of the season. So much went right at Miller Park in 2017, which was initially thought to be the second full season of a rebuilding project under...
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Rescue boats fill a flooded street as flood victims are evacuated as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 28, 2017 - 9:53 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Harvey has forced both the Houston Astros and Houston Texans to play home games miles away from the flood-stricken city with players wondering when they will be able to come back. The Astros will play a three-game series against the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field in St...
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Rescue boats fill a flooded street as flood victims are evacuated as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Harvey has forced both the Houston Astros and Houston Texans to play home games miles away from the flood-stricken city with players wondering when they will be able to come back. The Astros will play a three-game series against the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field in St...
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