MLB Spring Training

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer yells as he and other outfielders come off the field during baseball spring training Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)
February 26, 2020 - 5:45 pm
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — George Springer could only stand there all alone and listen. The Houston Astros leadoff man had no choice when he stepped into the batter's box a bit too early and was showered with loud boos Wednesday at an exhibition game against the New York Mets. Mets pitcher Noah...
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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton takes batting practice during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 26, 2020 - 5:03 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton will likely miss opening day because of a strained right calf, another significant injury for a team that was beset by health problems last season. Manager Aaron Boone said Stanton was hurt near the end of defensive drills on Tuesday. An...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino leaves the game against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning in Game 3 of baseball's American League Championship Series in New York. Severino needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2020 season, another setback for the two-time All-Star and the rotation of the AL East favorites. “His plan is to have it done as soon as possible,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
February 25, 2020 - 10:39 pm
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Luis Severino will miss the season with an elbow injury that requires Tommy John surgery, and the New York Yankees' rotation no longer looks all that imposing. New York announced Tuesday that the 26-year-old right-hander has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, a...
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New York Yankees' Luis Severino delivers a pitch in the bullpenn during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 25, 2020 - 8:46 pm
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino has an elbow injury that requires Tommy John surgery. The team said Tuesday the 26-year-old right-hander has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, a development that means the two-time All-Star will miss all of 2020 after being sidelined for nearly all...
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Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander (35) watches before throwing during spring training baseball practice, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)
February 25, 2020 - 2:30 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston ace Justin Verlander is slated to make his 2020 spring training debut on Thursday, when former teammate Max Schezer is scheduled to be on the mound for World Series champion Washington. The pair were teammates on the Detroit Tigers from 2010-14 and have combined...
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Ron Roenicke, right, speaks as Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom looks on after being after being named interim manager of the Boston Red Sox baseball team Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
February 25, 2020 - 3:28 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — This isn’t quite how Chaim Bloom imagined things would go, back when he dreamed of running a baseball team. Less than two months after taking over the Red Sox — and with the start of spring training looming — Boston's new chief baseball officer needed to replace a World...
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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve runs to first base after getting hit with a pitch during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 25, 2020 - 3:05 am
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — José Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn't avoid a pitch that grazed him. “He was hit in the foot. That ain’t nothing, you know what I mean?” Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after an 11-1 win over Detroit at half-empty Joker Marchant Stadium. “...
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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve runs to first base after getting hit with a pitch during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 24, 2020 - 8:38 pm
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — José Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn't avoid a pitch that grazed him. “He was hit in the foot. That ain’t nothing, you know what I mean?” Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after an 11-1 win over Detroit at half-empty Joker Marchant Stadium. “...
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New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole throws to first base during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 24, 2020 - 7:53 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out two and walked one over a hitless inning in his spring training debut for the New York Yankees against Pittsburgh on Monday night. Cole's first pitch to Adam Frazier was a 97 mph fastball. After Frazier popped out and Bryan Reynolds struck out, Cole Tucker...
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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 24, 2020 - 3:49 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks knew Madison Bumgarner lives on a ranch but were unaware of his recently-discovered side career as a rodeo participant. Bumgarner has been competing in rodeo events under the alias Mason Saunders and won $26,560 in a team-roping competition in...
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