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FILE - In this April 8, 2015, file photo, members of the Biloxi Shuckers minor league baseball team eat lunch before practice at the Pensacola Blue Wahoos' stadium in Pensacola, Fla. Minor leaguers at the lowest levels can make as little as $1,100 per month despite spending 50-to-70 hours per week at the ballpark. A lawsuit alleging MLB violated minimum wage and overtime requirements was pre-empted in 2018 when Congress passed the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” which stripped minor leaguers of the protection of federal minimum wage laws. (AP Photo/Michael Spooneybarger, File)
April 04, 2019 - 6:05 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Jeremy Wolf loved being a professional baseball player. The New York Mets were his favorite team as a child, and it was a dream fulfilled when they selected him in the 31st round in 2016. The reality was something else. From first pitch to the final out was a blast, but the time...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, New York Mets' Tim Tebow loosens up before batting in an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals in West Palm Beach, Fla. Tebow is set to begin his third full season of minor league baseball. He was assigned to the Triple-A Syracuse Mets just over two weeks ago and opening day is Thursday, April 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
April 04, 2019 - 2:27 am
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Tebow is one step away from the Big Show. He's still in no rush. "I enjoy the process every day, enjoy every opportunity I get," Tebow said as he prepared for Thursday's International League opener with the Syracuse Mets. "That's one thing I take a lot of pride in — having...
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New York Yankees' Troy Tulowitzki is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, March 30, 2019, in New York. The Orioles won 5-3. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 03, 2019 - 9:43 pm
A look at what's a happening around the majors Thursday: FANFARE Coming off winning road trips, the surprising Orioles, Tigers and Mets play their home openers. Sellouts are expected at Camden Yards, Comerica Park and Citi Field to greet teams trying to bounce back from losing seasons. Alex Cobb...
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Former Atlanta Braves manager and Baseball Hall of Fame member Bobby Cox gives the command to "play ball" before the Braves' home opener baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Monday, April 1, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
April 03, 2019 - 7:51 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Hall of Famer manager Bobby Cox was able to accept visitors in his Atlanta-area hospital room on Wednesday, one day after the longtime Braves skipper suffered a stroke. Braves manager Brian Snitker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos were among those saw Cox. "He's holding up great...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona looks on from the dugout before a game against the Chicago White Sox, in Chicago. The club signed Terry Francona to a two-year contract extension on Wednesday through the 2022 season, giving him more security and a chance to become the longest tenured manager in Cleveland's rich history. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)
April 03, 2019 - 11:33 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona went skydiving in Arizona during spring training. He insists his thrill-seeking days are over. "My feet are on the ground," he said. They'll stay that way in Cleveland. The Indians signed the popular Francona to a two-year contract extension through...
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Washington Nationals' Trea Turner heads to the clubhouse after a pitch hit his hand while batting during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 03, 2019 - 1:04 am
A look at what's a happening around the majors today: FINGERS CROSSED Nationals shortstop Trea Turner will be out indefinitely after breaking his right index finger while trying to bunt. Standing at the plate in the first inning Tuesday night against Philadelphia, Turner squared to bunt versus Zach...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper flips his bat after hitting a two-run homer in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Washington. The Phillies won 8-2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 02, 2019 - 11:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first boos, guttural and loud, greeted Bryce Harper during pregame introductions 15 minutes ahead of the rain-delayed first pitch Tuesday night, as he stood in the Nationals Park visitor's dugout wearing his Philadelphia Phillies uniform — and hours before he marked his second...
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Washington Nationals' Trea Turner heads to the clubhouse after a pitch hit his hand while batting during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 02, 2019 - 11:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals shortstop Trea Turner will be out indefinitely after breaking his right index finger while trying to bunt. Standing at the plate in the first inning Tuesday night against Philadelphia, Turner squared to bunt versus Zach Elfin. The fastball hit the finger on his right...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar (11) tosses his bat after striking out during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Toronto, Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 02, 2019 - 8:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Outfielder Kevin Pillar was traded by the veteran-shedding Toronto Blue Jays to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday for infielder Alen Hanson, right-hander Derek Law and minor league pitcher Juan De Paula. Pillar was due to join the Giants in Los Angeles during their game against...
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Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. reacts to hitting a solo home run for a 5-0 lead over the Chicago Cubs during the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 1, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
April 02, 2019 - 5:15 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — When Ronald Acuña Jr. is earning $17 million per year in his prime, the Atlanta Braves may have one of baseball's best bargains. From the perspective of Acuña, that possibility isn't a concern. At 21, he is the youngest player to land a $100 million deal and he said he has no regrets...
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