MLB Spring Training

Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. gets back to first safely on a pickoff attempt to Houston Astros first baseman Nick Tanielu during a spring training baseball game, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
March 05, 2020 - 7:17 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — By recent standards, the heckling the Houston Astros heard at JetBlue Park was rather tame. Some boos during pregame introductions, a chant of "cheaters!" in the ninth inning. Maybe that's because Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and rest of their All-Stars were missing from the...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish looks on before starting the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 05, 2020 - 6:42 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs scratched right-hander Yu Darvish and second baseman Jason Kipnis on Thursday because of illness. In a series of tweets in Japanese, Darvish said he had a cough Wednesday and expressed reluctance about entering the clubhouse amid the coronavirus outbreak, but he...
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Chicago White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada looks on during baseball spring training Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 05, 2020 - 6:17 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a five-year contract with Yoán Moncada, locking up another one of their promising young hitters. A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said there also is a club option. The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws during spring training baseball camp Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
March 05, 2020 - 4:11 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale has a flexor strain near his left elbow and will not be scheduled for Tommy John surgery — for now. The 30-year-old left-hander felt discomfort in his pitching elbow Monday, a day after throwing his first batting practice of spring training. He...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt stands in the dugout before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. The Cardinal return largely intact after battling the Cubs for the NL Central, then advancing to the NLCS, where they lost to the Nationals in four games. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 05, 2020 - 3:31 pm
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Many major leaguers play golf during off days in spring training. Some go fishing. Or just chill. St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has other plans: He's getting married. “People have been questioning it,” said the wedding Card, referring to the timing. “For us, clearly...
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Cleveland Indians' Franmil Reyes points skyward after hitting a home run during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 05, 2020 - 2:12 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland's Franmil Reyes strikes out quite a bit and isn't a particularly good defensive outfielder. But the Indians slugger is showing once again that he can smash baseballs a long, long way. The 6-foot-5, 275-pound Reyes has flashed prodigious power during his short big-...
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Chicago White Sox's Dylan Cease (84) pitches in the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
March 05, 2020 - 3:43 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Dylan Cease said it was probably the best he had ever commanded his fastball. Not bad at all for a spring training game in March. Cease pitched four sharp innings for the Chicago White Sox in a 5-1 win against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. The 6-foot-2 right-hander allowed one...
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March 04, 2020 - 11:06 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A New York sports gambler is facing federal charges in Florida related to threatening social media messages sent to players with the Tampa Bay Rays and other teams, federal authorities said Wednesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa announced a charge of transmitting threats...
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New York Yankees' Zack Britton delivers a pitch during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 04, 2020 - 8:21 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball has proposed banning player access to video during games, according to New York Yankees pitcher Zack Britton, but the union wants to allow it with protections that would prevent catchers' signs from being visible. Players' association head Tony Clark met...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts during a spring training baseball workout in Phoenix. The Brewers are reportedly working on a new contract with star slugger Christian Yelich. It's an encouraging sign for Milwaukee after it lost a couple key performers during free agency. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
March 04, 2020 - 3:35 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich is staying quiet when it comes to his contract situation with the Milwaukee Brewers. While Yelich is brushing off questions about his new deal, his teammates are all-too-happy to sing his praises. The 28-year-old is reportedly on the brink of a multiyear contract...
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