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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in Jupiter, Fla. deGrom is expected to start Opening Day against the Washington Nationals. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP, File)
March 25, 2019 - 2:33 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As spring training neared its conclusion, a reporter mentioned to Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez that Max Scherzer was not precisely on schedule to start on opening day. "He's going to be lined up," Martinez said with a laugh. "Come Thursday at 1:05, he'll...
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© Benny Sieu | 2018 Oct 20
March 25, 2019 - 7:28 am
Opening Day is this week, and MLB.com recently broke down the top bullpens in MLB. At full force, it's hard to argue against the Milwaukee Brewers. But do the injuries to Jeremy Jeffress and Corey Knebel hurt their stock? Are they deep enough to overcome? What if they add Craig Kimbrel? Check Here:
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Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez is taken off the field on a cart after an injury during the third inning of the team's spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
March 24, 2019 - 8:51 pm
The Cleveland Indians already were dealing with a depleted infield when Jose Ramirez took a most damaging swing. A two-time All-Star third baseman, Ramirez bruised his left knee when he fouled a ball off his leg Sunday in a spring training game. His status for opening day was uncertain. X-rays were...
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Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout gestures during a news conference to talk about Trout's 12-year, $426.5 million contract, prior to the team's exhibition baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 24, 2019 - 8:37 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout smiled into the postcard-perfect Orange County sunlight and said exactly what every Los Angeles Angels fan has spent years hoping to hear. "I know there was a lot of talk about going back East, but I enjoy every minute being here," Trout said Sunday. "This is my...
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Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez signs a bat for a fan before a spring training baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
March 24, 2019 - 5:39 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez has been carted off the field with a bruised left knee after fouling a ball of himself in a spring training game. The two-time All-Star was injured Sunday against the Chicago White Sox in Cleveland's final exhibition of the year in...
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Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett (3) leaves the baseball game with the help of manager David Bell, right, and head athletic trainer Steve Baumann, left, after he was injured in the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 23, 2019 - 6:00 pm
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett will miss the opening months of the season with a severe groin strain. Gennett got hurt while making a play on a ground ball hit by Milwaukee's Yasmani Grandal on Friday. He had an MRI, and the Reds said Saturday that he...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (41) works in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
March 23, 2019 - 3:33 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Ace left-hander Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a new contract that guarantees an additional $145 million from 2020 to 2024. Sale has been an All-Star the last seven years and would have been eligible for free agency after this season. He is guaranteed $15...
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March 23, 2019 - 1:47 pm
Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros have agreed on a $66 million, two-year contract extension, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. The agreement will keep the right-hander, who was entering the last year of his contract, in Houston through the 2021 season. The person...
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In this photo taken with a timer Oct. 30, 2018, Jack Labosky, left, and Madi Hiatt pose after purchasing a school bus in Lynchburg, Va. Labosky is a minor league pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, and he and Hiatt, his girlfriend, plan to live out of the bus during his first full professional season. The couple hopes to save money on rent to help offset Labosky’s meager minor league salary. (Madi Hiatt via AP)
March 23, 2019 - 1:39 pm
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Grueling, late-night road trips are a loathed hallmark of minor league baseball, and most ballplayers can't wait to leave bus life behind. Jack Labosky is traveling in a different lane. A relief pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, Labosky used his $3,000 signing...
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March 23, 2019 - 12:01 pm
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt will be a Cardinal through the 2024 season, St. Louis officially announced on Saturday. Goldschmidt and the Cardinals agreed on a five-year extension that will take effect following the 2019 season and pay $130 million. St. Louis acquired the slugging first...
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