MLB Spring Training

February 26, 2019 - 3:27 pm
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — New Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro showed up for the team's first full-squad spring training workout wearing a T-shirt that read, "I talk (trash) about you in Spanish," with a word more pungent and less publishable than "trash." The Marlins' English speakers are onto him...
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February 25, 2019 - 7:25 pm
Bryce Harper meets with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the very next day, a Brinks truck is parked right outside the team's spring training complex. Coincidence or correlation? With the first full week of exhibition games on deck, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed he joined club executives in...
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February 25, 2019 - 6:01 pm
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Yusei Kikuchi felt the nerves Monday that would normally accompany taking the mound in front of tens of thousands of fans in a major ballpark, not the few thousand who showed up for a spring training game in the desert. "I've been pitching in Japan for the last nine years and I...
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February 25, 2019 - 3:15 pm
The Colorado Rockies are big believers in the Buddy system. Manager Bud Black's easygoing demeanor strikes just the right chord with an up-and-coming Rockies team that's made back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in franchise history. His success was rewarded Monday with a three-year...
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February 24, 2019 - 7:26 pm
Even under the Florida sun in February, Jacob deGrom expects a lot from himself. So after giving up a leadoff double to Tony Kemp — the first batter deGrom faced in spring training — the NL Cy Young Award winner wasn't happy. "I was a little bit frustrated today," the New York Mets ace said Sunday...
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February 24, 2019 - 6:34 pm
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — After one exhibition start, Jacob deGrom has a 9.00 ERA. No worries, because all other signs are positive for one of the top pitchers in the major leagues. "Still plenty of time to hopefully get that down," the New York Mets ace said Sunday with a few laughs. The...
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February 24, 2019 - 4:59 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Miami Marlins outfield prospect Victor Victor Mesa strained his right hamstring Sunday in a spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Mesa pulled up and grabbed his hamstring after beating out a groundball and avoiding a double play in the sixth inning. He was...
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February 23, 2019 - 10:33 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Baseball is on the clock. The traditionally timeless sport implemented a pitch clock all around major league spring training for the first time Saturday in an attempt to hurry up both pitchers and hitters and keep the modern fan from tuning out the increasingly lengthy games...
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February 22, 2019 - 6:38 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The sun came out in Arizona. Free agents played for their new teams. Ichiro Suzuki was back in uniform at age 45. Baseball is back. A day after the scheduled exhibition opener was rained out, baseball returned to the ballparks of Florida and Arizona on Friday with the first...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:39 pm
Versatile Marwin Gonzalez and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $21 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical. Gonzalez would...
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