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Story lines aplenty as MLB regular season draws near

Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message. There it was, printed across the top of a practice schedule posted in the clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium. Simple and ...

Union may sue Cubs after Bryant sent down

Mar 31, 2015

Union may sue Cubs after Bryant sent down

Third baseman Kris Bryant was reassigned by the Chicago Cubs to their minor league camp on Monday despite an outstanding spring training at the plate, triggering a threat of litigation from the players’ association. Bryant hit .425 in the exhibition season with nine homers ...

Mar 31, 2015

Montreal needs new park: Manfred

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday that Montreal needs a new stadium to have any chance of bringing the sport back to the city. Manfred said that a pair of exhibition games between the New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays that drew 96,350 ...

Mar 31, 2015

Tino Martinez back with Yankees

Tino Martinez is back with the New York Yankees as a minor league instructor. Martinez will be at minor league spring training until it ends this weekend. He is expected to continue the role at times during the season by visiting the Yankees’ minor ...

Mar 29, 2015

A-Rod homers in defeat to Orioles

Alex Rodriguez hit his third homer and raised his batting average to .306, new shortstop Didi Gregorius gave New York a scare and the Yankees lost 10-2 to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Rodriguez hit a long first-pitch leadoff shot in the seventh off ...

Tanaka set to start on opening day for Yanks

Mar 25, 2015

Tanaka set to start on opening day for Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka is lined up to start the Yankees’ opener against Toronto on April 6, which would end CC Sabathia’s streak of six straight opening-day starts for New York. “Absolutely, it will be a great honor to be able to pitch opening day,” Tanaka ...

Mar 24, 2015

Baseball scribe Peters dies at 75

Nick Peters, a former Spink Award winner who covered the San Francisco Giants for 47 years and loved to mentor young writers, has died. He was 75. Both the Giants and Peters’ former employer, the Sacramento Bee, announced that he died Monday at his ...

Mar 23, 2015

Darvish vows to return even better

Three-time American League All-Star Yu Darvish said Sunday that he has begun the first phase of rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and is planning to come back better than ever. “My desire is to come back a better pitcher than ...

Mar 21, 2015

Dodgers' Kershaw takes liner to face

Clayton Kershaw broke a tooth when he was hit in the face by a line drive in the third, then he finished a sharp five-inning outing for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 3-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics in a game between split ...

Mar 20, 2015

Disney plans film on Mo'ne Davis

Little League pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis will be the subject of a Disney Channel movie. The network says development is underway on the biographical film, titled “Throw Like Mo.” It will tell the story of the 13-year-old who last summer made history as the ...

Mar 19, 2015

Clemens defamation suit settled

A long-running defamation lawsuit against former Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens by his ex-trainer has been settled for an undisclosed amount of money to be paid by his insurer, attorneys said Wednesday after meeting with a federal judge. The ...

Mar 19, 2015

Tanaka sharp in second spring start

Masahiro Tanaka pitched 3⅔ shutout innings and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 12-5 Wednesday. Tanaka gave up two hits and struck out three without a walk in his second spring start, both against Atlanta. He threw two perfect innings last week. ...

Mar 18, 2015

Darvish undergoes elbow surgery

Yu Darvish had his season-ending elbow surgery Tuesday, when the torn ligament from the Texas Rangers ace’s right arm was replaced with a tendon from his forearm. The Rangers said Dr. James Andrews reported the elbow ligament-replacement surgery went as expected, with no complications. ...