MLB Spring Training

FLE - In this Aug. 26, 2018, file photo, Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez bats in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Denver. The free-agent outfielder a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. If he makes Cleveland’s 40-man roster, he will get a $2 million contract in the majors, and can earn $1 million in performance bonuses. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 19, 2019 - 9:05 pm
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez's career is laden with personal achievements — a batting title, three All-Star appearances, three Gold Gloves. He has earned the respect of teammates and opponents and the unwavering devotion of Colorado fans, who have spent the past decade cheering the...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Bo Bichette watches his two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Matt Eckelman during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 8, 2019, in Bradenton, Fla. Catching for the Pirates is Jacob Stallings. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 18, 2019 - 12:27 pm
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Union head Tony Clark lauded the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for giving minor league players a 50 percent raise, and he hopes other clubs do the same. Representatives from the players' association visited the Blue Jays spring training camp a day after The Athletic reported the...
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Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch motions to the bullpen as he walks out to the mound to make pitching change during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals Sunday, March 3, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 17, 2019 - 3:10 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch has been suspended one game for his argument and later comments about umpire Angel Hernandez at a spring training game over the weekend. Major League Baseball penalized Hinch on Sunday and also fined him an undisclosed amount. Hinch said...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates in the second half of the team's NFL football preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, in Cleveland. With a shocking, blockbuster trade for superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the Browns flipped the NFL on its helmet and instantaneously changed their national perception. The Browns roster now includes Beckham, Mayfield, Jarvis Landry and Myles Garrett. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
March 16, 2019 - 8:40 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Baker Mayfield wasn't going to pass up this opportunity. Fully aware the Milwaukee Brewers wanted to protect him, Mayfield knew he wouldn't get into a spring training game during his two-day stay with the NL Central champions. But they let the Cleveland Browns quarterback get real...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, center, yells toward Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Trent Thornton as manager Gabe Kapler, right, and assistant trainer Chris Mudd check on him after he was hit by a pitch during the sixth inning in a spring training baseball game, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. Harper sustained a bruised right foot Friday, but manager Gabe Kapler said the team wasn't overly worries about the injury. Initial X-rays were negative, the team said, but Harper then left the ballpark for more detailed X-rays. (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
March 16, 2019 - 7:23 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A day after an errant fastball bruised his right ankle, Phillies slugger Bryce Harper said he had no concerns about being ready for opening day. "As of right now, no," Harper said Saturday. "If I felt that way then I'd probably tell you guys. I really don't." Philadelphia...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper looks down at the baseball after getting hit by a pitch during the sixth inning in a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. Harper sustained a bruised right foot Friday, but manager Gabe Kapler said the team wasn't overly worries about the injury. Initial X-rays were negative, the team said, but Harper then left the ballpark for more detailed X-rays. (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
March 16, 2019 - 5:40 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper sat out the Philadelphia Phillies' game against the Houston Astros on Saturday, saying he's "a little sore" one day after getting hit by a pitch and bruising his right ankle. Manager Gabe Kapler said he had no concerns about Harper being ready for opening day on...
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Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Saturday, March 16, 2019. Ichiro is back in his native Japan and enjoying it while he can. He will play for the Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in the first two games of the Major League Baseball season at Tokyo Dome (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
March 16, 2019 - 9:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki is enjoying it while he can. He's back in Japan and sure to play at the Tokyo Dome when the Seattle Mariners face the Oakland Athletics in two games to open the Major League Baseball season. He's 45 and knows it can end any moment, but if he has a grand retirement plan,...
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Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch motions to the bullpen as he walks out to the mound to make pitching change during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals Sunday, March 3, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 15, 2019 - 10:31 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch called umpire Angel Hernandez "unprofessional" and "arrogant" after being ejected in the first inning of Friday night's split-squad game against St. Louis. Hinch was tossed following one pitch in the bottom of the first inning. "The fact...
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San Francisco Giants shortstop Alen Hanson, left, throws to first base after forcing out Los Angeles Angels' Brennon Lund at second base in the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 15, 2019, in Phoenix. The Angels' Jose Rojas was out at first on the double play. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 15, 2019 - 9:02 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Thanks to the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels, baseball got a new twist on the old Abbott and Costello gag of "Who's on First?" For confused players and fans at Scottsdale Stadium on Friday, it was "Who's on Second?" A day after Major League Baseball announced...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the Yankees spring training baseball facility, in Tampa, Fla. Severino has been scratched from his first scheduled spring training start due to right shoulder discomfort. Severino was slated to face the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, but was replaced by Stephan Tarpley.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
March 15, 2019 - 8:29 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees ace Luis Severino will miss all of April because of right shoulder inflammation. Severino had been scheduled to start on opening day on March 28 but was scratched from his first planned spring training appearance on March 5. He felt discomfort after throwing his...
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