MLB Spring Training

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 02, 2019 - 7:47 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Danny Farquhar took the mound in a game again. That was more than enough on Saturday. Farquhar's spring training appearance for the New York Yankees was his first game since the 32-year-old reliever collapsed in the Chicago White Sox dugout on April 20 because of a ruptured...
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March 02, 2019 - 5:56 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Danny Farquhar took the mound in a game again. That was more than enough on Saturday. Farquhar's spring training appearance for the New York Yankees was his first game since the 32-year-old reliever collapsed in the Chicago White Sox dugout on April 20 because of a ruptured...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo, Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez bats against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. Kansas City Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez damaged the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, raising the possibility the 2015 World Series MVP may need Tommy John surgery and miss the season. Perez was hurt during a workout on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
March 02, 2019 - 2:56 pm
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Salvador Perez went about his morning as if nothing was amiss. In his heavily accented English, the six-time All-Star catcher spent some time joking with teammates. He bounced from one end of Kansas City's spring training clubhouse to the next, displaying the same kind of...
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March 02, 2019 - 10:41 am
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have announced Bryce Harper's 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history at $330 million. Philadelphia scheduled a news conference for Saturday to introduce Harper. He will wear No. 3 rather than the No. 34 he used with the Washington...
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Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler (19) shakes hands with team owner John Middleton before a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 01, 2019 - 6:07 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper has the Philadelphia Phillies thinking October baseball before even arriving in camp. The six-time All-Star outfielder and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. Now a team that hasn't had a...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals Bryce Harper (34) reacts to his winning hit during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, in Washington. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 01, 2019 - 12:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It turns out $330 million may not be all the Philadelphia Phillies pay Bryce Harper. To entice him, the team agreed to bonus provisions in the 13-year contract. According to contract details obtained by The Associated Press, Harper would earn an extra $50,000 each time he is an All-...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Dylan Cozens, left, celebrates with Maikel Franco after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 28, 2019 - 9:42 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The biggest play from the Phillies' spring training game Thursday: great communication behind the home dugout. Philadelphia fans with an eye on their smartphones cried out when reports emerged that Bryce Harper had agreed to a deal with the Phillies, breaking the news to...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals Bryce Harper (34) reacts to his winning hit during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, in Washington. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 28, 2019 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It took a long time and a lot of money, but the Philadelphia Phillies finally landed Bryce Harper with a record contract. The young star outfielder and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. Harper's agent, California-...
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A rainbow forms beyond Hammond stadium during a spring training baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Pittsburgh Pirates in Fort Myers, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 26, 2019 - 7:48 pm
Yu Darvish walked off the mound after a bunch of walks, yet wasn't worried. After a rocky first season for the Chicago Cubs full of injuries, he felt fine. "No pain," he said Tuesday. "That was a huge part." Darvish walked four in 1 1/3 innings against Arizona and didn't give up a hit. It was his...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Nevada regulators have rejected a request from Major League Baseball to ban betting on spring training games. The Nevada Gaming Control Board says the state has the proper controls in place to minimize the league's integrity concerns. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 26, 2019 - 5:59 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A request from Major League Baseball to gambling regulators to ban betting on spring training games was quickly rejected in Nevada and is under consideration in at least three other states that recently legalized sports betting. The league asked for the ban on Wednesday last week...
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