MLB Spring Training

New York Mets' Tim Tebow signs autographs at spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Fitzpatrick)
February 16, 2019 - 8:19 pm
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — By now, Tim Tebow has shown he belongs in professional baseball. He's fully committed to the game and much more comfortable on the field. Sometimes, though, he still sounds like a football player. On his first day at spring training with the New York Mets, the former NFL...
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February 14, 2019 - 5:00 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two more aces are expressing concern about how major league teams are playing their cards. Washington right-hander Max Scherzer said Thursday there are too many teams trying not to win, and all the rebuilding "poisons the game." Houston star Justin Verlander, a former...
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File-This Oct. 8, 2018, file photo shows Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivering in the sixth inning during Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Houston Astros, in Cleveland. Bauer won his arbitration hearing for the second straight year and was awarded $13 million instead of the Cleveland Indians' $11 million offer on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, by James Darby, James Oldham and Sylvia Skratek. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
February 14, 2019 - 1:41 pm
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — All-Star pitcher Trevor Bauer thought the Cleveland Indians had presented a better overall case against him in their latest salary arbitration hearing, until the last 10 minutes he viewed as "character assassination" against him. "That kind of put a black mark on what I...
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Trisha Yearwood, left, and Garth Brooks perform "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle To You" at MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Dolly Parton on Friday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 11, 2019 - 4:48 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Garth Brooks has come out of baseball retirement. The country music legend will spend just over a week participating in spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates, reporting Monday with the pitchers and catchers. The 57-year-old has previously been in the camps of the San...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, Oakland Athletics draft pick Kyler Murray looks on before a baseball game between the Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels, in Oakland, Calif. Murray's locker remained empty on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in the spring training clubhouse of the Oakland Athletics, who say they are uncertain when or if the Heisman Trophy winner will report to the baseball team he signed with last summer. Billy Beane, Oakland’s executive vice president of baseball operation, said talks are continuing with Murray, who may drop baseball to pursue an NFL career. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
February 11, 2019 - 2:51 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray says he will pursue a career in the NFL over playing baseball for the Oakland Athletics. Murray was the ninth overall pick in last June's baseball amateur draft, and the outfielder agreed to a minor league contract with Oakland for a $4.66...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper hits a two-RBI double during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park in Washington. Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel will not be around when the bat and ball bags are opened at spring training throughout Florida and Arizona this week. They are among the dozens of free agents still looking for jobs. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 10, 2019 - 3:24 pm
Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel won't be around when the bat and ball bags are opened at spring training throughout Florida and Arizona this week. They are among the dozens of free agents still looking for jobs, joined by Mike Moustakas, Marwin Gonzalez, Carlos...
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Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, speaks during a news conference at owners meetings Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 08, 2019 - 11:53 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Don't look for a National League designated hitter this year or for new anti-tanking rules in June's amateur draft. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday that management is focused on pace-of-game changes for 2019 and bolder ideas proposed by the players' association...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon stands at the rail during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Maddon did not receive a contract extension, sending him into the final year of his current deal with an uncertain future. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
February 08, 2019 - 2:11 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs took a long, hard look at themselves over the winter. There was nowhere else to go. Chicago begins spring training with largely the same group of players who blew a five-game lead in the NL Central last September and lost to Colorado in 13 innings in the wild card...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 file photo, Miami Marlins' J.T. Realmuto follows through on two-run base hit in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta. A person familiar with the negotiations says Miami Marlins All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto has been traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for catcher Jorge Alfaro, two pitching prospects and international bonus pool allocation. The person confirmed the trade to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 because the teams had not announced it. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
February 07, 2019 - 6:01 pm
MIAMI (AP) — In October, J.T. Realmuto's agent predicted the Miami Marlins' All-Star catcher would be with another team by spring training. He was right. After months of speculation over what they'd do, the Marlins traded Realmuto on Thursday to the Philadelphia Phillies for catcher Jorge Alfaro,...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson throws during the first inning of the second baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park in Washington. A person familiar with the negotiations says that right-hander Jeremy Hellickson and the Washington Nationals have agreed in principle to a $1.3 million, one-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 because the deal was subject to a successful physical exam. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 06, 2019 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson and the Washington Nationals have agreed in principle to a $1.3 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal was subject...
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