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» Saturday, March 25, 2017

White Sox’s Rodon to have specialist evaluate arm issue

Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon will get a second opinion Monday on tightness in his left biceps despite an MRI exam on Friday that came back clean.


MLB roundup: Sandoval homers, continues strong spring for Red Sox

Pablo Sandoval hit a three-run home run off Blake Snell as a split squad of Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-5, in Port Charlotte Fla. Sandoval, who is trying to win the Red Sox third base job, hit his fourth home run of the spring and is batting .353. Snell continued his rocky spring by allowing four runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings to raise his ERA to 6.16.


MLB roundup: Sandoval homers, continues strong spring for Red Sox

Pablo Sandoval hit a three-run home run off Blake Snell as a split squad of Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-5, in Port Charlotte Fla. Sandoval, who is trying to win the Red Sox third base job, hit his fourth home run of the spring and is batting .353. Snell continued his rocky spring by allowing four runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings to raise his ERA to 6.16.


MLB notebook: Rangers’ Darvish gets Opening Day nod

Right-hander Yu Darvish will be the Opening Day starter for the Texas Rangers, manager Jeff Banister announced Saturday.


Rays OF Rasmus expects to start season on DL

Even though Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Colby Rasmus has been playing in spring training games as a designated hitter, he said on Saturday that he expects to begin the season on the disabled list.


MLB roundup: Sandoval homers, continues strong spring for Red Sox

Pablo Sandoval hit a three-run home run off Blake Snell as a split squad of Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-5, in Port Charlotte Fla. Sandoval, who is trying to win the Red Sox third base job, hit his fourth home run of the spring and is batting .353. Snell continued his rocky spring by allowing four runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings to raise his ERA to 6.16.


Royals tab Duffy for Opening Day

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost officially named left-hander Danny Duffy to be his Opening Day starter.


Darvish gets Opening Day nod for Rangers

Right-hander Yu Darvish will be the Opening Day starter for the Texas Rangers, manager Jeff Banister announced Saturday.


Ailing Red Sox LHP Price says arm is stronger

Starting pitcher David Price of the Boston Red Sox reported improved strength in his ailing left arm.


Rangers re-sign 2B Odor for 6 years, $49.5 million

The Texas Rangers reached an agreement with second baseman Rougned Odor on a six-year, $49.5 million extension, according to multiple media reports Saturday.


» Friday, March 24, 2017

MLB roundup: Angels pitchers toss combined no-hitter

Right-hander Bud Norris pitched two hitless innings and seven relievers followed suit with one inning apiece as Los Angeles tossed a combined no-hitter in a 4-0 victory against Seattle at Tempe, Ariz.


MLB roundup: Colabello powers Indians past Cubs

Chris Colabello hit a two-run homer and Giovanny Urshela added a solo shot as the Cleveland Indians posted a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Friday's matchup of last season's two World Series combatants at Mesa, Ariz.


MLB notebook: Pirates 3B Kang denied visa

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang has been denied a work visa, leaving the South Korean unable to enter the United States and his status for the 2017 season in doubt.


White Sox LHP Rodon (biceps) slated for MRI

Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon could open the season on the disabled list after he was scratched from his start on Friday due to left biceps tightness.


Tigers OF Martinez sidelined with foot injury

Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is expected to miss up to four weeks due to a right foot injury.


Pirates’ Kang denied visa to enter U.S.

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang has been denied a work visa, leaving the South Korean unable to enter the United States and his status for the 2017 season in doubt.


MLB roundup: Wong helps Cardinals down Marlins

Kolten Wong tripled and knocked in two runs Thursday as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 in Jupiter, Fla. Adam Wainwright allowed five hits and an earned run over four innings for the Cardinals, while Dan Straily gave up six hits and three runs in four innings for the Marlins. Dee Gordon was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Miami.


» Thursday, March 23, 2017

MLB roundup: Wong helps Cardinals down Marlins

Cardinals 5, Marlins 3


Wong helps Cardinals down Marlins

Cardinals 5, Marlins 3


Kinsler clarifies Latin America comments

Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler told ESPN that "everyone should be celebrated" after his two-run homer ignited Team USA to an 8-0 victory over Puerto Rico in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic.


Cubs’ Epstein named World’s Greatest Leader

Theo Epstein was tabbed World's Greatest Leader by Fortune magazine, which published its annual list on Thursday morning.


Stroman, USA shut down Puerto Rico to win WBC

LOS ANGELES -- That's Stroman, as in no-no-man.


MLB roundup: Cardinals beat Scherzer, Nationals

Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer, back from an issue with a knuckle on his ring finger, made his first Grapefruit League outing of the spring and took the loss Wednesday in a 6-1 defeat to the St. Louis Cardinals at Jupiter, Fla.


» Wednesday, March 22, 2017

MLB roundup: Cardinals beat Scherzer, Nationals

Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer, back from an issue with a knuckle on his ring finger, made his first Grapefruit League outing of the spring and took the loss Wednesday in a 6-1 defeat to the St. Louis Cardinals at Jupiter, Fla.


Former MLB manager Green dead at 82

Dallas Green, who managed the Philadelphia Phillies to their first World Series title in 1980, died on Wednesday. He was 82.


MLB roundup: Cardinals beat Scherzer, Nationals

Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer made his first Grapefruit League outing of the spring due to an issue with the knuckle on his ring finger and took the loss Wednesday in a 6-1 defeat to the St. Louis Cardinals at Jupiter, Fla.


Twins RHP May undergoes Tommy John surgery

Minnesota Twins right-hander Trevor May underwent Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow on Wednesday.


Mid-spring snapshot: Farm report for all 30 teams

As spring training begins to wind down, teams are finalizing their assessments of their top prospects. Many youngsters are headed back to the minors for further seasoning, while some will crack Opening Day rosters.


Mid-spring snapshot: Spring surprises for all 30 teams

As spring training begins to wind down, teams are getting surprise performances from players they might not have anticipated. Now is the time to figure out where those players fit in a team's plans, whether it is in the major leagues or in the minors.


Yankees’ Gregorius (shoulder) likely to miss April

One of the biggest fears of a Major League Baseball team is having one of its players injured during the World Baseball Classic.


MLB roundup: Red Sox’s Sale whiffs 10 Yankees

Chris Sale fanned 10 batters in six innings, improving to 2-0 this spring as the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 4-2 on Tuesday in Tampa, Fla.


» Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MLB roundup: Red Sox’s Sale whiffs 10 Yankees

Chris Sale fanned 10 batters in six innings, improving to 2-0 this spring as the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 4-2 on Tuesday in Tampa, Fla.


MLB notebook: Bonds back with Giants

Barry Bonds, major-league baseball's all-time home runs leader, is re-joining the San Francisco Giants as a special advisor to CEO Larry Baer and will join the team at spring training on Wednesday.


Gibbons, Blue Jays agree to two-year extension

The Toronto Blue Jays and manager John Gibbons agreed to a two-year contract extension on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.


Dodgers OF Ethier (back) might miss Opening Day

Outfielder Andre Ethier of the Los Angeles Dodgers might miss Opening Day after an MRI exam revealed a herniated disk in his lower back.


MLB roundup: Gonzalez helps Nationals beat Braves

Washington Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez lowered his Grapefruit League ERA to 1.10 to help the Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 in a spring-training game Tuesday in West Palm Beach, Fla.


NLB roundup: Gonzalez helps Nationals beat Braves

Washington Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez lowered his Grapefruit League ERA to 1.10 to help the Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 in a spring-training game Tuesday in West Palm Beach, Fla.


Bonds returns to Giants as advisor

Barry Bonds is headed back to McCovey Cove.


White Sox sign SS Anderson to $25M deal

Shortstop Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox agreed to a contract worth up to $25 million, the richest deal in baseball history for a player with less than one season of service time.


White Sox, SS Anderson agree to $25M deal

Shortstop Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox agreed to a contract worth up to $25 million, the richest deal in baseball history for a player with less than one season of service time.


Mid-spring snapshot: Unanswered questions for all 30 teams

As spring training begins to wind down, teams are starting to make the tough roster decisions. Many clubs are attempting to fill the back end of the rotation or determine which reserves deserve a bench job. For the few fortunate teams, such as the defending champion Chicago Cubs, the key remaining issue might be deciding the pecking order in a packed bullpen.


MLB roundup: Donaldson makes spring training debut

Josh Donaldson went 0-for-2 in his spring training debut Monday as the Toronto Blue Jays dropped an 8-2 decision to the Minnesota Twins in Dunedin, Fla. Donaldson returned from a calf injury and reached base twice with a walk and a fielding error by Minnesota second baseman Benji Gonzalez. Justin Smoak belted a pinch-hit home run for Toronto, while Byung-ho Park and Miguel Sano homered for Minnesota.


» Monday, March 20, 2017

MLB roundup: Donaldson makes spring training debut

Josh Donaldson went 0-for-2 in his spring training debut Monday as the Toronto Blue Jays dropped an 8-2 decision to the Minnesota Twins in Dunedin, Fla. Donaldson returned from a calf injury and reached base twice with a walk and a fielding error by Minnesota second baseman Benji Gonzalez. Justin Smoak belted a pinch-hit home run for Toronto, while Byung-ho Park and Miguel Sano homered for Minnesota.


MLB roundup: Donaldson makes spring training debut

Josh Donaldson went 0-for-2 in his spring training debut Monday as the Toronto Blue Jays dropped an 8-2 decision to the Minnesota Twins in Dunedin, Fla. Donaldson returned from a calf injury and reached base twice with a walk and a fielding error by Minnesota second baseman Benji Gonzalez. Justin Smoak belted a pinch-hit home run for Toronto while Byung-ho Park and Miguel Sano homered for Minnesota.


Reds give Feldman Opening Day nod

The Cincinnati Reds named right-hander Scott Feldman as their starting pitcher for Opening Day on April 3 against the Philadelphia Phillies.


Yankees SS Gregorious (shoulder) ruled out of WBC

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius injured his throwing shoulder over the weekend and will not play for the Netherlands in the final round of the World Baseball Classic.


MLB roundup: Rays shut down Phillies in win

Corey Dickerson clouted a solo homer and four Tampa Bay Rays pitchers took a no-hitter into the eighth inning Sunday in an 8-0 shutout of the Philadelphia Phillies in Port Charlotte, Fla. Steven Souza went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs for the Rays, while Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff was effective over six innings, allowing just four hits and two runs with nine strikeouts.


» Sunday, March 19, 2017

MLB roundup: Rays shut down Phillies in win

Corey Dickerson clouted a solo homer and four Tampa Bay Rays pitchers took a no-hitter into the eighth inning Sunday in an 8-0 shutout of the Philadelphia Phillies in Port Charlotte, Fla. Steven Souza went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs for the Rays, while Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff was effective over six innings, allowing just four hits and two runs with nine strikeouts.


Indians 2B Kipnis will likely miss 4-to-5 weeks

The American League champion Cleveland Indians will open defense of their title without standout second baseman Jason Kipnis.


MLB roundup: Rays shut down Phillies in win

Corey Dickerson clouted a solo homer and four Tampa Bay Rays pitchers took a no-hitter into the eighth inning Sunday in an 8-0 shutout of the Philadelphia Phillies in Port Charlotte, Fla. Steven Souza went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs for the Rays, while Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff was effective over six innings, allowing just four hits and two runs with nine strikeouts.


Indians 2B Kipnis will likley miss 4-to-5 weeks

The American League champion Cleveland Indians will open defense of their title without standout second baseman Jason Kipnis.


Marlins 3B Prado (hamstring) to miss season opener

Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado will not be ready for Opening Day after an MRI revealed a Grade 1 right hamstring strain.


» Saturday, March 18, 2017

Torn hamstring could end Diamondbacks C Thole’s season

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Josh Thole suffered a torn hamstring and probably will be sidelined the rest of the season, according to a report Saturday.


MLB roundup: Tavarez HR lifts Orioles over Yankees

Anuery Tavarez's home run in the top of the ninth inning Saturday lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees in Tampa, Fla.


Tebow goes 1-for-3 in latest game for Mets

Tim Tebow continues to receive chances with the New York Mets and continues to take advantage of them.


MLB roundup: Tavarez HR lifts Orioles over Yankees

Anuery Tavarez's home run in the top of the ninth inning Saturday lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees in Tampa, Fla.


MLB roundup: Yankees combine to no-hit Tigers

The New York Yankees' Opening Day starter, Masahiro Tanaka, combined with two relievers to no-hit the Detroit Tigers in a 3-0 win on Friday in Lakeland, Fla. Tanaka struck six and walked two in 4 1/3 innings. Chasen Shreve got the final two outs in the fifth and Jordan Montgomery closed out the gem with four perfect innings.


Puerto Rico rides fast start to 6-5 win over U.S.

SAN DIEGO -- Second baseman Javier Baez singled, stole three bases and scored a run as Puerto Rico advanced to the final round of the World Baseball Classic with a 6-5 victory over the United States on Friday night at Petco Park.


MLB roundup: Yankees combine to no-hit Tigers

The New York Yankees' Opening Day starter, Masahiro Tanaka, combined with two relievers to no-hit the Detroit Tigers in a 3-0 win on Friday in Lakeland, Fla. Tanaka struck six and walked two in 4 1/3 innings. Chasen Shreve got the final two outs in the fifth and Jordan Montgomery closed out the gem with four perfect innings.


» Friday, March 17, 2017

MLB roundup: Yankees combine to no-hit Tigers

New York Yankees' Opening Day starter Masahiro Tanaka combined with two relievers to no-hit Detroit in a 3-0 win on Friday in Lakeland, Fla. Tanaka struck six and walked two in 4 1/3 innings. Chasen Shreve got the final two outs in the fifth and Jordan Montgomery closed out the gem with four perfect innings.


Rangers RHP Gonzalez has partial UCL tear

Texas Rangers right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez will be sidelined indefinitely due to a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow.


Shoulder surgery sidelines Athletics OF Smolinski

Oakland Athletics outfielder Jake Smolinski underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder and could miss a large chunk of the 2017 season.


Marlins 3B Prado suffers hamstring injury during WBC

Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is slated to undergo an MRI exam on Saturday after suffering a right hamstring injury during the World Baseball Classic.


» Thursday, March 16, 2017

MLB roundup: Angels outlast Rockies

Ryan LaMarre delivered the tiebreaking RBI double in a four-run ninth inning uprising as the Los Angeles Angels posted an 8-7 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday at Scottsdale, Ariz. The Angels added two runs after LaMarre's hit, which came in handy when Colorado's Correlle Prime socked a two-run homer in the bottom of the frame.


MLB roundup: Angels outlast Rockies

Ryan LaMarre delivered the tiebreaking RBI double in a four-run ninth inning uprising as the Los Angeles Angels posted an 8-7 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday at Scottsdale, Ariz. The Angels added two runs after LaMarre's hit, which came in handy when Colorado's Correlle Prime socked a two-run homer in the bottom of the frame.


MLB notebook: Nationals’ Scherzer likely to miss opener

Reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer likely will miss the Washington Nationals' season opener because of a stress fracture in his right ring finger, manager Dusty Baker said on Thursday.


Yankees sign RHP Frieri to minor league deal

The New York Yankees signed right-hander Ernesto Frieri to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, the team announced Thursday.


Nationals ace Scherzer (finger) could miss opener

Reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer likely will miss the Washington Nationals' season opener because of a stress fracture in his right ring finger, manager Dusty Baker said on Thursday.


Investigation finds Fernandez operating boat in fatal crash

The Florida Wildlife Commission determined Jose Fernandez was the operator of the speeding boat that crashed and killed the Miami Marlins pitcher and two others in the early morning of Sept. 25, 2016, according to the investigation report concluded after six months.


MLB roundup: Giants’ Bumgarner sharp in victory

Madison Bumgarner looked ready for Opening Day, cruising through six shutout innings in San Francisco's 7-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Wednesday Bumgarner gave up one hit, walked one and fanned three. Mike Morse went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs for the Giants, while Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each went 1-for-3 with an RBI for the Angels.


Jones, Hosmer power USA past Venezuela

SAN DIEGO -- Adam Jones and Eric Hosmer homered in the eighth inning and the United States overcame a two-run deficit for a 4-2 victory over Venezuela in the second round of the World Baseball Classic at Petco Park on Wednesday.


» Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tebow collects 2 hits in likely final major league outing

Tim Tebow made what was likely his last spring training game with the New York Mets a memorable one, collecting a pair of hits in three at-bats Wednesday.


MLB roundup: Giants’ Bumgarner sharp in victory

Madison Bumgarner looked ready for Opening Day, cruising through six shutout innings in San Francisco's 7-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Wednesday Bumgarner gave up one hit, walked one and fanned three. Mike Morse went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs for the Giants, while Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each went 1-for-3 with an RBI for the Angels.


MLB roundup: Gosselin’s grand slam fuels Pirates

Phil Gosselin belted a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates posted a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday in Bradenton, Fla.


Red Sox name RHP Porcello Opening Day starter

Boston Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello will get the call to start the team's Opening Day game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, manager John Farrell announced Wednesday.


» Tuesday, March 14, 2017

MLB roundup: Phillies’ Eickhoff sharp against Braves

Jerad Eickhoff tossed five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and fanning five, as the Philadelphia Phillies blanked the Atlanta Braves 9-0 on Tuesday in Clearwater, Fla. Brock Stassi belted a two-run homer in the seventh inning to highlight the Phillies' 11-hit attack and Tyler Goeddel slashed a two-run triple. Braves starter Aaron Blair gave up six hits and three runs in four innings.


MLB roundup: Phillies’ Eickhoff sharp against Braves

Phillies 9, Braves 0


Red Sox’s Price likely to start season on disabled list

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price is likely to start the season on the disabled list after the former Cy Young Award winner re-aggravated an elbow injury during spring training, the team announced Tuesday.


» Monday, March 13, 2017

MLB roundup: Tebow gets first hit with Mets

Tim Tebow singled in the bottom of the fifth inning for his first hit of spring taining in the New York Mets' 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins in Port St. Lucie, Fla.


MLB notebook: Tebow gets first hit with Mets

Tim Tebow, a surprise addition to the lineup Monday, got his first hit in a spring training game for the New York Mets, snapping his 0-for-8 streak.


MLB roundup: Tebow gets first hit with Mets

Tim Tebow singled in the bottom of the fifth inning for his first hit of spring taining in the New York Mets' 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins in Port St. Lucie, Fla.


MLB roundup: Tebow gets first hit with Mets

Tim Tebow singled in the bottom of the fifth inning for his first hit of spring taining in the New York Mets' 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins in Port St. Lucie, Fla.


Tebow collects first hit of spring

Tim Tebow, a surprise addition to the lineup Monday, got his first hit in a spring training game for the New York Mets, snapping his 0-for-8 streak.


USA blanks Canada, advances in WBC

Five American pitchers combined to throw a four-hit shutout as the United States earned a berth in the second round of the World Baseball Classic with an 8-0 victory over Canada on Sunday night in Miami.


MLB roundup: Stewart double pushes Pirates past Twins

Scoring all its runs in the bottom of the third inning, The Pittsburgh Pirates notched a 4-3 spring training win over the Minnesota Twins split squad in Bradenton, Fla. Chris Stewart's three-run double capped the rally, while Jordy Mercer added an RBI single. Daniel Palka cracked a two-run homer for the Twins and Travis Harrison contributed a solo shot in the ninth.


» Sunday, March 12, 2017

Rockies 1B Davis fractures hand

Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond fractured his left hand when he was hit by a pitch during Sunday's exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds.


MLB roundup: Stewart double pushes Pirates past Twins

Scoring all its runs in the bottom of the third inning, The Pittsburgh Pirates notched a 4-3 spring training win over the Minnesota Twins split squad in Bradenton, Fla. Chris Stewart's three-run double capped the rally, while Jordy Mercer added an RBI single. Daniel Palka cracked a two-run homer for the Twins and Travis Harrison contributed a solo shot in the ninth.


USA blanks Canada, advances in WBC

Five American pitchers combined to throw a four-hit shutout as the United States earned a berth in the second round of the World Baseball Classic with an 8-0 victory over Canada on Sunday night in Miami.


Domincan Republic beats Colombia in World Baseball Classic

The Dominican Republic snapped an 11th-inning tie with seven runs and advanced to the second round of the World Baseball Classic with a 10-3 victory over Colombia on Sunday before 36,952 at Marlins Park in Miami.


MLB notebook: Royals C Perez avoids serious knee injury

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez apparently avoided a serious injury to his left knee when an MRI exam performed Sunday displayed no structural damage.


MLB roundup: Stewart double pushes Pirates past Twins

Scoring all its runs in the bottom of the third inning, The Pittsburgh Pirates notched a 4-3 spring training win over the Minnesota Twins split squad in Bradenton, Fla. Chris Stewart's three-run double capped the rally, while Jordy Mercer added an RBI single. Daniel Palka cracked a two-run homer for the Twins and Travis Harrison contributed a solo shot in the ninth.


Royals C Perez avoids serious injury to knee

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez apparently avoided a serious injury to his left knee when an MRI exam performed Sunday displayed no structural damage.


Indians’ 2B Kipnis probably out for opener

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis most likely will miss the season opener on April 3 because of a strained rotator cuff in his right shoulder.


Blue Jays’ 3B Donaldson expects to play this week

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson said he expects to begin playing in spring training games later this week.


Phillies acquire ambidextrous Venditte from Mariners

The Philadelphia Phillies acquired switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte from the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.


Nationals waive C Norris

The Washington Nationals placed catcher Derek Norris on waivers, according to a multiple reports Sunday.


WBC roundup: Dominican rallies past U.S.

Nelson Cruz of the Seattle Mariners smacked a three-run homer off Andrew Miller of the Cleveland Indians in the eigth inning to rally the Dominican Republic to a 7-5 victory over Team USA in the World Baseball Classic on Saturday night in Miami.


Royals C Perez hurts leg in WBC victory

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez sustained an apparent leg injury during a collision at home plate and was carried back to the clubhouse while playing for Team Venezuela in a World Baseball Classic game on Saturday in Jalisco, Mexico.


» Saturday, March 11, 2017

Royals C Perez hurts leg in WBC victory

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez sustained an apparent leg injury during a collision at home plate and was carried back to the clubhouse while playing for Team Venezuela in a World Baseball Classic game on Saturday in Jalisco, Mexico.


MLB roundup: Tanaka perfect as Yankees drill Tigers

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka fanned the first six batters he faced and threw four perfect innings as the New York Yankees blasted the Detroit Tigers 7-1 on Saturday in Tampa, Fla.


MLB roundup: Cardinals, Braves play to tie

Todd Cunningham's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning for St. Louis led to a 2-2 tie in 10 innings between the Atlanta Braves and Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla. Matt Adams cracked a solo homer for the St. Louis while John Gant pitched three hitless innings in a starting role, fanning three. The Braves got four solid innings out of starter Mike Foltynewicz and a homer from Balbino Fuenmayor.


Red Sox lefty Price tests elbow with 25 throws

Left-hander David Price of the Boston Red Sox tested his sore pitching elbow by throwing 25 pitches into a net in a batting cage on Saturday at Fort Myers, Fla.


WBC roundup: Walk-off single lifts U.S. past Colombia

The United States defeated Colombia in its World Baseball Classic opener, 3-2 on a walk-off single by Orioles center fielder Adam Jones on Friday in Miami.


MLB roundup: Leake sharp in Cardinals’ win

St. Louis Cardinals starter Mike Leake retired 12 of the 13 men he faced as he picked up the decision in the Cardinals' 7-1 rout of Washington on Friday in West Palm Beach, Fla.


» Friday, March 10, 2017

Why resist? Tebow giving ’em what they want

At some point everyone has to let the "give the people what they want" principle take over with this whole Tim Tebow thing.


MLB notebook: House hospitalized after being hit in head

Toronto Blue Jays left-hander T.J. House was taken off the field via ambulance after being hit in head by a line drive during Friday's spring training game against the Detroit Tigers.


Blue Jays LHP House struck in head by line drive

Toronto Blue Jays left-hander T.J. House was taken off the field via ambulance after being hit in head by a line drive during Friday's spring training game against the Detroit Tigers.


MLB roundup: Leake sharp in Cardinals’ win

St. Louis Cardinals starter Mike Leake retired 12 of the 13 men he faced as he picked up the decision in the Cardinals' 7-1 rout of Washington ion Friday n West Palm Beach, Fla.


Tebow stalker arrested at Mets’ spring training complex

A woman who was stalking Tim Tebow at the New York Mets' spring training complex at Port St. Lucie, Fla., was arrested recently on trespassing charges.


Former Cubs pitcher Hands dies

Bill Hands, who once won 20 games for the Chicago Cubs, died at the age of 76.


Rockies’ Bettis out indefinitely as cancer spreads

Colorado Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis will be sidelined indefinitely after revealing Friday that his testicular cancer has spread.


Cubs 3B Bryant signs record $1.05 million deal

The Chicago Cubs signed 2016 National League MVP Kris Bryant to a $1.05 million, one-year deal, making him the highest-paid player in a second year of service time in major league history.


» Thursday, March 9, 2017

WBC roundup: Dominican routs Canada

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez allowed one unearned run in four innings, leading the Dominican Republic to a 9-2 victory over Canada on Thursday in the opener of World Baseball Classic Pool C play at Marlins Park in Miami.


MLB roundup: Astros’ McCullers in midseason form

Astros right-hander Lance McCullers retired all six batters he faced in his first spring training appearance in a 3-0 victory over St. Louis. McCullers, ticketed for the starting rotation, missed the final two months of 2016 with a sprained right elbow that did not require surgery.


MLB roundup: Astros’ McCullers in midseason form

Astros right-hander Lance McCullers retired all six batters he faced in his first spring training appearance in a 3-0 victory over St. Louis. McCullers, ticketed for the starting rotation, missed the final two months of 2016 with a sprained right elbow that did not require surgery.


Oakland’s Gray heads to disabled list

Oakland A's pitcher Sonny Gray will be shut down for at least three weeks because of a lat strain and will start the season on the disabled list, A's manager Bob Melvin said Thursday.


MLB roundup: Tebow 0-for-3 in Mets debut

Getting a game for the first tiem in the major league camp, Mets designated hitter Tim Tebow fanned twice and bounced into a run-scoring double play as a New York split squad outscored the Boston Red Sox 8-7 on Wednesday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Jay Bruce cracked a two-run homer for the Mets as they touched American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello for five hits and four runs in three-plus innings. Allen Craig belted a two-run shot for the Red Sox.


» Wednesday, March 8, 2017

MLB roundup: Morton has strong outing as Astros roll past Mets

Charlie Morton pitched three hitless innings, fanning four, and earned the win as the Houston Astros routed a New York split squad 12-2 on Wednesday in West Palm Beach, Fla.


» Tuesday, March 7, 2017

MLB roundup: Wainwright, Peralta in midseason form vs, Marlins

Adam Wainwright pitched three scoreless innings and Jhonny Peralta drove in two runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-2 victory over the Miami Marlins in a Grapefruit League game Tuesday in Jupiter, Fla.


MLB roundup: Wainwright, Peralta in midseason form vs, Marlins

Adam Wainwright pitched three scoreless innings and Jhonny Peralta drove in two runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 9-2 victory over the Miami Marlins in a Grapefruit League game Tuesday in Jupiter, Fla.


ARod joins Fox as full-time MLB analyst

Alex Rodriguez signed a multiyear deal to be a MLB analyst on Fox Sports, the network announced Tuesday.


Dodgers’ Kazmir leaves spring start with sore hip

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Scott Kazmir left Monday's spring training game against the Colorado Rockies in the second inning with a sore left hip.


» Monday, March 6, 2017

MLB roundup: Sale allows two runs in Red Sox debut

Chris Sale allowed two runs and four hits over two innings in his unofficial Boston Red Sox debut in a 5-5 tie with the Houston Astros in Grapefruit League action Monday in West Palm Beach, Fla.


MLB roundup: Sale allows two runs in Red Sox debut

Chris Sale allowed two runs and four hits over two innings in his unofficial Boston Red Sox debut in a 5-5 tie with the Houston Astros in Grapefruit League action Monday in West Palm Beach, Fla.


Rockies OF Dahl sidelined after rib cage stress reaction

Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl will be sidelined for at least two weeks due to a stress reaction in his rib cage.


Indians CF Naquin day-to-day with foot contusion

The Cleveland Indians received good news on center fielder Tyler Naquin's foot injury, according to reports Monday.


» Sunday, March 5, 2017

Tebow could get into exhibition games with Mets this week

The New York Mets' most famous minor-leaguer soon will get his chance to face major league pitching.


MLB roundup: Tanaka sharp in Yankees’ victory

Masahiro Tanaka fired three scoreless innings Sunday, and the New York Yankees beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 in a Grapefruit League game in Sarasota, Fla. Tanaka struck out four while allowing three hits and no walks. Matt Holliday hit two doubles and scored a run for the Yankees. Jameson Taillon and Clay Holmes each threw two scoreless innings for the Pirates.


MLB notebook: Mets’ Harvey struggles in return to mound

New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey struggled in his first game action in eight months after shoulder surgery last summer.


Mets RHP Harvey struggles in return to mound

New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey struggled in his first game action in eight months after shoulder surgery last summer.


Cardinals RHP Rosenthal scratched from Monday’s start

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Trevor Rosenthal was scratched from Monday's scheduled spring training start against the Minnesota Twins with tightness in his latissimus muscle near his pitching arm.


Tigers RHP Fulmer to miss start with ankle injury

Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer will miss his scheduled start on Monday after spraining his right ankle during workouts over the weekend.


» Saturday, March 4, 2017

MLB roundup: Bryant’s grand slam paces Cubs over Dodgers

Kris Bryant belted his first home run of the spring, a grand slam in the fourth inning to power the Chicago Cubs to a 9-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kyle Hendricks, who led the majors with a 2.13 ERA last season, threw 16 pitches over two innings in his first spring outing to earn the win.


MLB roundup: Bryant’s grand slam paces Cubs over Dodgers

Kris Bryant belted his first home run of the spring, a grand slam in the fourth inning to power the Chicago Cubs to a 9-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kyle Hendricks, who led the majors with a 2.13 ERA last season, threw 16 pitches over two innings in his first spring outing to earn the win.


MLB roundup: Bryant’s greand slam paces Cubs over Dodgers

Kris Bryant belted his first home run of the spring, a grand slam in the fourth inning to power the Chicago Cubs to a 9-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kyle Hendricks, who led the majors with a 2.13 ERA last season, threw 16 pitches over two innings in his first spring outing to earn the win.


MLB roundup: Goldschmidt drives in four for Arizona

Paul Goldschmidt drove in four runs and Zack Greinke won his spring training debut as the Arizona Diamondbacks coasted to a 15-3 rout of a split Los Angeles Dodgers squad in a spring training game on Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz. Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer in the first inning off Brandon McCarthy and added a two-run single in the third. Greinke allowed a hit in 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Logan Fosythe had two hits and McCarthy allowed two runs in two innings.


» Friday, March 3, 2017

MLB roundup: Goldschmidt drives in four for Arizona

Paul Goldschmidt drove in four runs and Zack Greinke won his spring training debut as the Arizona Diamondbacks coasted to a 15-3 rout of a split Los Angeles Dodgers squad in a spring training game on Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz. Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer in the first inning off Brandon McCarthy and added a two-run single in the third. Greinke allowed a hit in 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Logan Fosythe had two hits and McCarthy allowed two runs in two innings.


MLB notebook: Red Sox LHP Price avoids elbow surgery for now

Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price will dodge elbow surgery for the time being after two prominent doctors determined seven to 10 days of rest and treatment is the initial way to treat the injury, according to multiple reports on Friday.


Red Sox P Price to avoid surgery for now

Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price will dodge elbow surgery for the time being after two prominent doctors determined seven to 10 days of rest and treatment is the initial way to treat the injury, according to multiple reports on Friday.


White Sox put Lawrie on waivers

The Chicago White Sox placed veteran infielder Brett Lawrie on waivers Friday for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release.


Mets legend Kranepool needs kidney transplant

New York Mets legend Ed Kranepool is on the waiting list for a donor after it was revealed he has two failing kidneys.


Pirates 3B Kang gets suspended sentence for DUI

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang received a suspended prison sentence Friday in South Korea after leaving the scene of a DUI accident on Dec. 2 in Seoul.


MLB roundup: Cards play long ball in win over Braves

Matt Adams, Paul DeJong and Anthony Garcia each homered as the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Atlanta Braves 9-4 in a spring training game on Thursday in Jupiter, Fla. Dansby Swanson and Adam Walker each tagged homers off Adam Wainwright for Atlanta. Jedd Gyorko doubled twice for St. Louis, knocking in a run, and Wainwright fanned three in his two innings.


» Thursday, March 2, 2017

Pirates 3B Kang gets suspended sentence for DUI

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang received a suspended prison sentence Friday in South Korea after leaving the scene of a DUI accident on Dec. 2 in Seoul, according to a report from the Yonhap News Agency.


MLB roundup: Cardinals play long ball in win over Braves

Matt Adams, Paul DeJong and Anthony Garcia each homered as the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Atlanta Braves 9-4 in a spring training game on Thursday in Jupiter, Fla. Dansby Swanson and Adam Walker each tagged homers off Adam Wainwright for Atlanta. Jedd Gyorko doubled twice for St. Louis, knocking in a run, and Wainwright fanned three in his two innings.


Red Sox LHP Price has MRI on ailing elbow, forearm

Boston Red Sox veteran left-hander David Price underwent an MRI on his pitching elbow and forearm and plans to get a second opinion, manager John Farrell said on Thursday morning.


Red Sox LHP Price has MRI on ailing elbow

Boston Red Sox veteran left-hander David Price underwent an MRI on his pitching elbow, manager John Farrell told reporters on Thursday morning.


» Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MLB roundup: Martinez, Cardinals subdue Mets

Carlos Martinez made his spring training debut with three scoreless innings Wednesday as the St. Louis Cardinals posted a 6-1 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday in Jupiter, Fla. Randal Grichuk supplied the big hit in a five-run third inning, walloping a three-run homer. Phillip Evans' solo homer in the ninth allowed New York to avert a shutout.


MLB roundup: Martinez, Cardinals subdue Mets

Carlos Martinez made his spring training debut with three scoreless innings Wednesday as the St. Louis Cardinals posted a 6-1 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday in Jupiter, Fla. Randal Grichuk supplied the big hit in a five-run third inning, walloping a three-run homer. Phillip Evans' solo homer in the ninth allowed New York to avert a shutout.


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