Yankees’ Bird to play Saturday, 3 days after getting hit
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird is scheduled to play Saturday, three days after getting on the right elbow by a pitch from Houston's Wade Miley.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and double-play partner Jason Kipnis have been ruled out for opening day by the Cleveland Indians.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Bregman's decision to sign a long-term contract with the Houston Astros was not impacted by the second slow free-agent market.
Art Mazmanian, star on USC’s CWS title team, dies at 91
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Art Mazmanian, an All-American second baseman on Southern California's first College World Series championship team in 1948 who later coached future major leaguers, has died. He...
Eloy Jimenez, White Sox finalize $43M, 6-year contract
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Highly regarded outfield prospect Eloy Jimenez and the Chicago White Sox have finalized a $43 million, six-year contract, a deal nearly double the amount of the previous...
Reds’ Scooter Gennett injures leg, sent for scan
PHOENIX (AP) — Cincinnati Reds All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett injured his right leg while fielding a grounder against Milwaukee and was helped off the field.
Trout hits three-run homer to wrap up his Arizona spring
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Trout wrapped up an eventful spring in Arizona on Friday with his third home run, and first since signing his record new deal.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics first baseman Matt Olson underwent surgery on his right hand Friday after getting injured on a foul tip in his final at-bat during Thursday's 5-4, 12-inning loss...
Brewers’ overpowering bullpen banged up entering ’19
PHOENIX (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers vaunted bullpen is entering the season without a couple of its most imposing pieces.
Corey Knebel is out indefinitely with a partial tear of the ulnar...
Wieters earns backup job to Cardinals’ Molina
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Matt Wieters has been added to the St. Louis Cardinals' roster after earning the back-up job behind catcher Yadier Molina.
Yankees use prototype treated balls in batting practice
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees' hitters involved in testing a ball that has undergone a factory rubbing at a factory have issues with the prototype's color.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — "Trader Jack" is back at spring training and couldn't be happier. Back in baseball, where he belongs, after a season away.
Angels’ Ohtani thankful for shout-out from Ichiro
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — During his news conference in Tokyo after playing his final game, Ichiro Suzuki mentioned young Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani, saying the two-way player could be one of...
The St. Louis Cardinals knew that Paul Goldschmidt had one year left on his contract when they acquired the slugging first baseman in an offseason trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Elias Sports Bureau sold but staying in family
NEW YORK (AP) — Elias Sports Bureau, a leader in sports statistics and historical sports data, has been sold to a trust headed by the grandson of the company's longtime president.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper has been playing catch-up since his free agency carried over into spring training.
With a week left until opening day, the Philadelphia Phillies'...
NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Mendoza has heard the ribbing.
An ESPN "Sunday Night Baseball" analyst since 2015, she added a part-time role last month as a New York Mets baseball operations...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — With a hop off his feet turning a double play and by driving a ball nearly over the fence, Indians three-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor moved closer to returning...
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper showed off his mighty power a week before opening day.
The slugger hit his first two Grapefruit League homers for the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday,...
Giants acquire Rule 5 pick Connor Joe from Reds
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have acquired Rule 5 draft selection Connor Joe from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for a minor league pitcher and cash.
Mike Mussina’s HOF visit a reminder of his excellence
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Two months after he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Mike Mussina still had a hard time believing his good fortune.
Pedroia on missing another opener: ‘It is what it is’
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Dustin Pedroia feels ready for opening day. Considering what it took to get to that point, the Boston Red Sox are erring on the side of caution.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus likes to have his regulars play nine innings at least once in a spring training game and on Thursday, it was Mike Trout's turn...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have signed right-hander Josh Tomlin to a minor league contract with an invitation to the team's major league camp.
Reaction from the baseball world to the retirement of Japanese star Ichiro Suzuki, who played his final game Thursday with the Seattle Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in...
Dakota Hudson named Cardinals’ No. 5 starter
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Cardinals manager Mike Shildt says Dakota Hudson will break camp as St. Louis' fifth starter.
Hudson earned pitcher of the year honors for the Cardinals farm system and...
Yankees’ Bird sent back to Tampa; Severino progressing
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — New York manager Aaron Boone sent Greg Bird back to the Yankees complex in Tampa on Thursday after the first baseman developed stiffness in the elbow hit by a pitch a day...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia has returned to the mound for the first time since undergoing a heart procedure in December.
Cards, Carpenter being cautious as he sits again
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Even as Matt Carpenter's return to Grapefruit League play is delayed, both the team and the third baseman insist the lingering back tightness is no big deal.
A weekly look at some of the standout players during spring training, with statistics through exhibition games played on Wednesday:
PETE ALONSO, NEW YORK METS, 1B: The power-hitting prospect...
TOKYO (AP) — At times, it seemed as if he'd go on hitting forever.
But on Thursday night, a player who defined baseball at its very best on two continents for a generation, took his final...
TOKYO (AP) — The magnitude of the moment — of sharing the field with the towering Ichiro Suzuki in his farewell — left Seattle Mariners teammate Yusei Kikuchi in reverential silence.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels announced their $426.5 million, 12-year contract on Wednesday night, a record deal that ties baseball's top player to the Orange County...
Bryce Harper got his first hit with Philadelphia, and Manny Machado homered for San Diego.
Both of baseball's big offseason free agents are finally getting into the swing of things at spring...
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Corey Seager returned with a bang to the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup Wednesday night.
The star shortstop, playing against major league competition for the first time in...
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Don't expect AL MVP Mookie Betts to agree to a long-term contract with the Boston Red Sox before he can become a free agent in late 2020.
AP source: White Sox near $43M, 6-year deal with Jimenez
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox are nearing a $43 million, six-year contract with highly regarded outfield prospect Eloy Jimenez, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Brandon Lowe, who made his big league debut last August, has agreed to a $24 million, six-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox made their pitch for Bryce Harper and took a big swing at landing Manny Machado.
Though they went 0 for 2 trying to sign the superstar sluggers, the...
Yankees guest instructor Lee Mazzilli struck by BP ball
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees guest instructor Lee Mazzilli was struck in the head by a ball in batting practice Wednesday and taken to a local hospital.
Braves may have 3 open spots in pitching rotation
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they started spring training, the Atlanta Braves had one opening in their pitching rotation. With a week to go before opening day, they may have three.