Minor league baseball

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart, center, works out during a spring training baseball practice, in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Giants' Joey Bart already looks like a big leaguer in his first camp. The same with Nick Madrigal of the White Sox and the four college pitchers the Royals chose within the first 40 selections last season. Perhaps they are the beginning of a trend toward quick-to-the-bigs draft picks _ guys who can provide rather immediate help not unlike the NFL or the NBA. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
March 06, 2019 - 4:13 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Bart already looks like a big league hitter in his first major league camp, especially when the San Francisco Giants catcher sends a misguided pitch soaring over the centerfield fence. The same with White Sox shortstop Nick Madrigal every time he makes a spinning stab...
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File-This Feb. 8, 2019, file photo shows Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, speaking during a news conference at owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. Major League Baseball and the players' union are near an agreement to expand active rosters by one to 26 starting in 2020 as part of a deal that would include a commitment to discuss larger economic issues after opening day. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
March 05, 2019 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and the players' union are near an agreement to expand active rosters by one to 26 starting in 2020 as part of a deal that would include a commitment to discuss larger economic issues after opening day this year. As part of the deal, the active limit from Sept...
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A rainbow forms beyond Hammond stadium during a spring training baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Pittsburgh Pirates in Fort Myers, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 26, 2019 - 6:48 pm
Yu Darvish walked off the mound after a bunch of walks, yet wasn't worried. After a rocky first season for the Chicago Cubs full of injuries, he felt fine. "No pain," he said Tuesday. "That was a huge part." Darvish walked four in 1 1/3 innings against Arizona and didn't give up a hit. It was his...
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Colorado Rockies players walk off the field after a spring training baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
February 26, 2019 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will use the independent Atlantic League to experiment with rules changes and equipment. MLB and the minor league announced a three-year agreement Tuesday that gives MLB the right to change the Atlantic League's rules. Modifications for 2019 will be announced...
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February 26, 2019 - 2:27 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 23, 2019 - 9:55 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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FILE - In this April 13, 2017 file photo, Hartford Yard Goats players warm up before the team's first ever game in Hartford, Conn. The Double-A team say they are going peanut-free at the 6,000-seat Dunkin' Donuts Park in 2019 to make the venue safer for people with nut allergies. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)
February 16, 2019 - 8:26 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kerry Adamowicz hoped that a meeting with Hartford Yard Goats officials might lead to a few peanut-free days or maybe a peanut-free section at the Double-A baseball team's stadium, so her son and other children with food allergies could enjoy a game. The team decided to go a...
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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 - 7:54 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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FILE - In this March 5, 2016, file photo, Tommy Giordano, right, special assistant to the general manager of the Atlanta Braves, scouts a spring training baseball game between the Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates in Kissimmee, Fla. Giordano spent nearly all of his marvelously full life as a baseball man. He’s going out like he lived for more than 93 years _ surrounded by family and friends, accompanied by overwhelming love and stories that will endure long after he’s gone. (AP Photo/Paul Newberry, File)
February 14, 2019 - 10:04 pm
Tommy Giordano, a longtime scout who played only 11 games in the major leagues but spent more than seven decades in a variety of baseball roles, died Thursday. He was 93. Known affectionately as "T-bone," Giordano was stricken in December with a blood infection, said his daughter, Gail Przeclawski...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw winds up during the first inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Los Angeles. Kershaw, one of the game's elite pitchers, anchors a deep rotation that is key to the Dodgers’ continued success. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 08, 2019 - 10:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A loaded starting rotation. Solid hitters who can play multiple positions. An All-Star closer. The Los Angeles Dodgers are once again stocked for a successful run. So what's wrong? They haven't won a World Series championship since 1988. Two straight years of the World Series...
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