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  • Phils' Harper back, still hitless; Hinch serves suspension

    Phils' Harper back, still hitless; Hinch serves suspension

    Sunday, March 17 2019 9:01 PM EDT2019-03-18 01:01:27 GMT
    Sunday, March 17 2019 9:02 PM EDT2019-03-18 01:02:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper waits his turn in the batting cage before a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper waits his turn in the batting cage before a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper waits his turn in the batting cage before a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper waits his turn in the batting cage before a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.
    Phillies star Bryce Harper was back in the lineup two days after being hit in the ankle by a pitch.
    Phillies star Bryce Harper was back in the lineup two days after being hit in the ankle by a pitch.
  • Harper returns after bruising ankle, still hitless in spring

    Harper returns after bruising ankle, still hitless in spring

    Sunday, March 17 2019 5:51 PM EDT2019-03-17 21:51:22 GMT
    Sunday, March 17 2019 6:32 PM EDT2019-03-17 22:32:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper high-fives teammates after being taken out during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper high-fives teammates after being taken out during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper high-fives teammates after being taken out during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper high-fives teammates after being taken out during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.
    Phillies newcomer Bryce Harper was back in the lineup two days after he was hit by a pitch in the ankle.
    Phillies newcomer Bryce Harper was back in the lineup two days after he was hit by a pitch in the ankle.
  • Astros manager Hinch suspended 1 game for argument with ump

    Astros manager Hinch suspended 1 game for argument with ump

    Sunday, March 17 2019 3:21 PM EDT2019-03-17 19:21:17 GMT
    Sunday, March 17 2019 5:52 PM EDT2019-03-17 21:52:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch motions to the bullpen as he walks out to the mound to make pitching change during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals Sunday, March ...(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch motions to the bullpen as he walks out to the mound to make pitching change during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals Sunday, March ...
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch motions to the bullpen as he walks out to the mound to make pitching change during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals Sunday, March ...(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch motions to the bullpen as he walks out to the mound to make pitching change during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals Sunday, March ...
    Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch has been suspended one game for his argument and later comments about umpire Angel Hernandez at a spring training game over the weekend.
    Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch has been suspended one game for his argument and later comments about umpire Angel Hernandez at a spring training game over the weekend.
  • Huddle up! Browns QB Mayfield takes turn as Brewers 1B coach

    Huddle up! Browns QB Mayfield takes turn as Brewers 1B coach

    Saturday, March 16 2019 8:42 PM EDT2019-03-17 00:42:57 GMT
    Sunday, March 17 2019 9:32 AM EDT2019-03-17 13:32:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Richard, File). FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates in the second half of the team's NFL football preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, in Cleveland. With a shocking, bloc...(AP Photo/David Richard, File). FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates in the second half of the team's NFL football preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, in Cleveland. With a shocking, bloc...
    (AP Photo/David Richard, File). FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates in the second half of the team's NFL football preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, in Cleveland. With a shocking, bloc...(AP Photo/David Richard, File). FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates in the second half of the team's NFL football preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, in Cleveland. With a shocking, bloc...
    Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has gotten a surprise stint as the first base coach for the Milwaukee Brewers.
    Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has gotten a surprise stint as the first base coach for the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • Injured Phils star Harper says no worries about opening day

    Injured Phils star Harper says no worries about opening day

    Saturday, March 16 2019 5:31 PM EDT2019-03-16 21:31:27 GMT
    Saturday, March 16 2019 11:03 PM EDT2019-03-17 03:03:21 GMT
    (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, center, yells toward Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Trent Thornton as manager Gabe Kapler, right, and assistant trainer Chris Mudd check on him after he was hit by a pitch dur...(Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, center, yells toward Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Trent Thornton as manager Gabe Kapler, right, and assistant trainer Chris Mudd check on him after he was hit by a pitch dur...
    (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, center, yells toward Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Trent Thornton as manager Gabe Kapler, right, and assistant trainer Chris Mudd check on him after he was hit by a pitch dur...(Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, center, yells toward Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Trent Thornton as manager Gabe Kapler, right, and assistant trainer Chris Mudd check on him after he was hit by a pitch dur...
    Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper says he has no worries about being ready for opening day.
    Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper says he has no worries about being ready for opening day.
  • Phillies' Harper 'little sore,' sits out with bruised ankle

    Phillies' Harper 'little sore,' sits out with bruised ankle

    Saturday, March 16 2019 10:51 AM EDT2019-03-16 14:51:15 GMT
    Saturday, March 16 2019 6:32 PM EDT2019-03-16 22:32:43 GMT
    (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper looks down at the baseball after getting hit by a pitch during the sixth inning in a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Friday, March 15, 2019, i...(Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper looks down at the baseball after getting hit by a pitch during the sixth inning in a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Friday, March 15, 2019, i...
    (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper looks down at the baseball after getting hit by a pitch during the sixth inning in a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Friday, March 15, 2019, i...(Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper looks down at the baseball after getting hit by a pitch during the sixth inning in a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Friday, March 15, 2019, i...
    Bryce Harper was out of Phillies lineup against the Astros because of a bruised ankle; he's expected to be ready for opening day.
    Bryce Harper was out of Phillies lineup against the Astros because of a bruised ankle; he's expected to be ready for opening day.
  • Astros manager Hinch ejected by Hernandez in 1st inning

    Astros manager Hinch ejected by Hernandez in 1st inning

    Friday, March 15 2019 10:41 PM EDT2019-03-16 02:41:37 GMT
    Saturday, March 16 2019 2:25 PM EDT2019-03-16 18:25:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch motions to the bullpen as he walks out to the mound to make pitching change during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals Sunday, March ...(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch motions to the bullpen as he walks out to the mound to make pitching change during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals Sunday, March ...
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch motions to the bullpen as he walks out to the mound to make pitching change during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals Sunday, March ...(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch motions to the bullpen as he walks out to the mound to make pitching change during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals Sunday, March ...
    Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch was ejected by plate umpire Angel Hernandez one pitch into the bottom of the first inning of a split squad game against St. Louis.
    Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch was ejected by plate umpire Angel Hernandez one pitch into the bottom of the first inning of a split squad game against St. Louis.
  • Ichiro in Japan: Still enjoying the big leagues while he can

    Ichiro in Japan: Still enjoying the big leagues while he can

    Saturday, March 16 2019 9:51 AM EDT2019-03-16 13:51:16 GMT
    Saturday, March 16 2019 12:31 PM EDT2019-03-16 16:31:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi). Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Saturday, March 16, 2019. Ichiro is back in his native Japan and enjoying it while he can. He will play for the Mariners against the Oakland Athletics ...(AP Photo/Toru Takahashi). Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Saturday, March 16, 2019. Ichiro is back in his native Japan and enjoying it while he can. He will play for the Mariners against the Oakland Athletics ...
    (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi). Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Saturday, March 16, 2019. Ichiro is back in his native Japan and enjoying it while he can. He will play for the Mariners against the Oakland Athletics ...(AP Photo/Toru Takahashi). Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki speaks during a press conference in Tokyo Saturday, March 16, 2019. Ichiro is back in his native Japan and enjoying it while he can. He will play for the Mariners against the Oakland Athletics ...
    Ichiro Suzuki is back in his native Japan for Seattle's season-opening series against Oakland and enjoying it while he can.
    Ichiro Suzuki is back in his native Japan for Seattle's season-opening series against Oakland and enjoying it while he can.
  • Shayok sends Iowa State past K-State in Big 12 semifinals

    Shayok sends Iowa State past K-State in Big 12 semifinals

    Friday, March 15 2019 9:23 PM EDT2019-03-16 01:23:25 GMT
    Saturday, March 16 2019 11:01 AM EDT2019-03-16 15:01:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Kansas State's Cartier Diarra (2) knocks the ball away from Iowa State's Marial Shayok (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big 12 men's tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Kansas State's Cartier Diarra (2) knocks the ball away from Iowa State's Marial Shayok (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big 12 men's tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo.
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Kansas State's Cartier Diarra (2) knocks the ball away from Iowa State's Marial Shayok (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big 12 men's tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). Kansas State's Cartier Diarra (2) knocks the ball away from Iowa State's Marial Shayok (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big 12 men's tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo.
    Marial Shayok hit back-to-back 3-pointers right in front of his own bench to give Iowa State the lead in the final minute, and the fifth-seeded Cyclones held on at the foul line to beat No. 15 Kansas State 63-59 on...
    Marial Shayok hit back-to-back 3-pointers right in front of his own bench to give Iowa State the lead in the final minute, and the fifth-seeded Cyclones held on at the foul line to beat No. 15 Kansas State 63-59 on Friday night in the Big 12 semifinals.
  • Phillies star Harper hit by pitch, exits with bruised foot

    Phillies star Harper hit by pitch, exits with bruised foot

    Friday, March 15 2019 3:21 PM EDT2019-03-15 19:21:17 GMT
    Saturday, March 16 2019 12:33 AM EDT2019-03-16 04:33:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper high-fives teammates after being taken out during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper high-fives teammates after being taken out during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper high-fives teammates after being taken out during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper high-fives teammates after being taken out during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.
    New Phillies star Bryce Harper has limped off the field after being hit by a pitch in the right ankle during a spring training game.
    New Phillies star Bryce Harper has limped off the field after being hit by a pitch in the right ankle during a spring training game.
  • Who's on second? Surprised Giants, Angels found out in 9th

    Who's on second? Surprised Giants, Angels found out in 9th

    Friday, March 15 2019 9:11 PM EDT2019-03-16 01:11:37 GMT
    Friday, March 15 2019 9:23 PM EDT2019-03-16 01:23:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). San Francisco Giants shortstop Alen Hanson, left, throws to first base after forcing out Los Angeles Angels' Brennon Lund at second base in the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 15, 2019, in Phoen...(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). San Francisco Giants shortstop Alen Hanson, left, throws to first base after forcing out Los Angeles Angels' Brennon Lund at second base in the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 15, 2019, in Phoen...
    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). San Francisco Giants shortstop Alen Hanson, left, throws to first base after forcing out Los Angeles Angels' Brennon Lund at second base in the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 15, 2019, in Phoen...(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). San Francisco Giants shortstop Alen Hanson, left, throws to first base after forcing out Los Angeles Angels' Brennon Lund at second base in the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 15, 2019, in Phoen...
    Thanks to the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels, baseball got a new twist on the old Abbott and Costello gag of "Who's on First?".
    Thanks to the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels, baseball got a new twist on the old Abbott and Costello gag of "Who's on First?".
  • Yanks ace Severino to miss all of April because of shoulder

    Yanks ace Severino to miss all of April because of shoulder

    Friday, March 15 2019 12:41 PM EDT2019-03-15 16:41:14 GMT
    Friday, March 15 2019 9:14 PM EDT2019-03-16 01:14:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the Yankees spring training baseball facility, in Tampa, Fla. Severino has been scratched from his first s...(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the Yankees spring training baseball facility, in Tampa, Fla. Severino has been scratched from his first s...
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the Yankees spring training baseball facility, in Tampa, Fla. Severino has been scratched from his first s...(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the Yankees spring training baseball facility, in Tampa, Fla. Severino has been scratched from his first s...
    New York Yankees ace Luis Severino will be miss all of April because of right shoulder inflammation, according to general manager Brian Cashman.
    New York Yankees ace Luis Severino will be miss all of April because of right shoulder inflammation, according to general manager Brian Cashman.
  • Ichiro arrives in Tokyo, a sure sign baseball only days away

    Ichiro arrives in Tokyo, a sure sign baseball only days away

    Friday, March 15 2019 7:21 AM EDT2019-03-15 11:21:10 GMT
    Friday, March 15 2019 3:14 PM EDT2019-03-15 19:14:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki smiles upon his team's arrival at Haneda international airport in Tokyo Friday, March 15, 2019. The Mariners will play in a two-baseball game series against the Oakland Athletics to open the Ma...(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki smiles upon his team's arrival at Haneda international airport in Tokyo Friday, March 15, 2019. The Mariners will play in a two-baseball game series against the Oakland Athletics to open the Ma...
    (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki smiles upon his team's arrival at Haneda international airport in Tokyo Friday, March 15, 2019. The Mariners will play in a two-baseball game series against the Oakland Athletics to open the Ma...(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki smiles upon his team's arrival at Haneda international airport in Tokyo Friday, March 15, 2019. The Mariners will play in a two-baseball game series against the Oakland Athletics to open the Ma...
    Ichirio Suzuki has arrived in Tokyo, a sure sign baseball is only days away from starting.
    Ichirio Suzuki has arrived in Tokyo, a sure sign baseball is only days away from starting.
  • Dodgers' Seager plays SS for first time since Tommy John

    Dodgers' Seager plays SS for first time since Tommy John

    Thursday, March 14 2019 6:31 PM EDT2019-03-14 22:31:27 GMT
    Friday, March 15 2019 12:41 AM EDT2019-03-15 04:41:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson). Houston Astros' Collin McHugh casts a shadow as he throws in the bullpen before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson). Houston Astros' Collin McHugh casts a shadow as he throws in the bullpen before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
    (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson). Houston Astros' Collin McHugh casts a shadow as he throws in the bullpen before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson). Houston Astros' Collin McHugh casts a shadow as he throws in the bullpen before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
    World Series MVP Steve Pearce needed a trip home to find his swing.
    World Series MVP Steve Pearce needed a trip home to find his swing.
  • MLB players, owners to start labor talks 2 years early

    MLB players, owners to start labor talks 2 years early

    Thursday, March 14 2019 11:11 AM EDT2019-03-14 15:11:17 GMT
    Thursday, March 14 2019 9:43 PM EDT2019-03-15 01:43:31 GMT
    MLB, union take unprecedented step of discussing labor contract that has 3 seasons left.
    MLB, union take unprecedented step of discussing labor contract that has 3 seasons left.
  • Court upholds $1.5M award to analyst in MLB Network firing

    Court upholds $1.5M award to analyst in MLB Network firing

    Thursday, March 14 2019 3:21 PM EDT2019-03-14 19:21:21 GMT
    Thursday, March 14 2019 5:04 PM EDT2019-03-14 21:04:46 GMT
    A New Jersey appeals court has upheld a $1.5 million jury award to former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams over his firing by the MLB Network.
    A New Jersey appeals court has upheld a $1.5 million jury award to former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams over his firing by the MLB Network.
  • Surprise star as teen, Soto helps Nats move on after Harper

    Surprise star as teen, Soto helps Nats move on after Harper

    Thursday, March 14 2019 4:01 PM EDT2019-03-14 20:01:22 GMT
    Thursday, March 14 2019 4:03 PM EDT2019-03-14 20:03:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File). FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto (22) looks to the outfield after batting in the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game in West Palm Beach, Fla....(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File). FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto (22) looks to the outfield after batting in the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game in West Palm Beach, Fla....
    (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File). FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto (22) looks to the outfield after batting in the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game in West Palm Beach, Fla....(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File). FILE - In this March 7, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto (22) looks to the outfield after batting in the fourth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game in West Palm Beach, Fla....
    It might seem as if Juan Soto has a big hole to fill in the Washington Nationals' lineup now that slugger Bryce Harper gone.
    It might seem as if Juan Soto has a big hole to fill in the Washington Nationals' lineup now that slugger Bryce Harper gone.
  • After big rookie season, Acuna eager for 1st opening day

    After big rookie season, Acuna eager for 1st opening day

    Tuesday, March 12 2019 6:11 PM EDT2019-03-12 22:11:43 GMT
    Wednesday, March 13 2019 6:42 AM EDT2019-03-13 10:42:40 GMT
    (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP). New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Jupiter, Fla.(David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP). New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Jupiter, Fla.
    (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP). New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Jupiter, Fla.(David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP). New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Jupiter, Fla.
    Ronald Acuna Jr. put up big numbers last season and earned the NL Rookie of the Year honor.
    Ronald Acuna Jr. put up big numbers last season and earned the NL Rookie of the Year honor.
  • Astros pitcher Martes suspended for 80 games for drug test

    Astros pitcher Martes suspended for 80 games for drug test

    Tuesday, March 12 2019 6:01 PM EDT2019-03-12 22:01:32 GMT
    Tuesday, March 12 2019 6:24 PM EDT2019-03-12 22:24:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros pitcher Francis Martes waits to warm up before a baseball against the Los Angeles Angeles in Houston. Martes has been suspended for 80 games following a positive...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros pitcher Francis Martes waits to warm up before a baseball against the Los Angeles Angeles in Houston. Martes has been suspended for 80 games following a positive...
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros pitcher Francis Martes waits to warm up before a baseball against the Los Angeles Angeles in Houston. Martes has been suspended for 80 games following a positive...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros pitcher Francis Martes waits to warm up before a baseball against the Los Angeles Angeles in Houston. Martes has been suspended for 80 games following a positive...
    Injured Houston Astros pitcher Francis Martes has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for the banned performance-enhancing drug Clomiphene.
    Injured Houston Astros pitcher Francis Martes has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for the banned performance-enhancing drug Clomiphene.
  • Tim Tebow reassigned to minor league camp by Mets

    Tim Tebow reassigned to minor league camp by Mets

    Tuesday, March 12 2019 11:41 AM EDT2019-03-12 15:41:13 GMT
    Tuesday, March 12 2019 4:44 PM EDT2019-03-12 20:44:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson). New York Mets' Tim Tebow (15) bats in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, March 7, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson). New York Mets' Tim Tebow (15) bats in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, March 7, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
    (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson). New York Mets' Tim Tebow (15) bats in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, March 7, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson). New York Mets' Tim Tebow (15) bats in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, March 7, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
    Tim Tebow has been reassigned to minor league camp by the New York Mets after hitting .267 with one RBIs in eight spring training games.
    Tim Tebow has been reassigned to minor league camp by the New York Mets after hitting .267 with one RBIs in eight spring training games.
  • Mariners' Seager out thru April, Braves' Foltynewicz ailing

    Mariners' Seager out thru April, Braves' Foltynewicz ailing

    Monday, March 11 2019 7:41 PM EDT2019-03-11 23:41:23 GMT
    Tuesday, March 12 2019 1:52 AM EDT2019-03-12 05:52:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Bazemore, FIle). FILE - This is an Oct. 8, 2018, file photo showing Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz during the first inning in Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Atlanta. The ...(AP Photo/John Bazemore, FIle). FILE - This is an Oct. 8, 2018, file photo showing Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz during the first inning in Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Atlanta. The ...
    (AP Photo/John Bazemore, FIle). FILE - This is an Oct. 8, 2018, file photo showing Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz during the first inning in Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Atlanta. The ...(AP Photo/John Bazemore, FIle). FILE - This is an Oct. 8, 2018, file photo showing Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz during the first inning in Game 4 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Atlanta. The ...
    Kyle Seager will be absent next week when the Seattle Mariners play the major league opener in Japan.
    Kyle Seager will be absent next week when the Seattle Mariners play the major league opener in Japan.
  • Reds' Lorenzen pitches an inning, moves to center field

    Reds' Lorenzen pitches an inning, moves to center field

    Monday, March 11 2019 8:21 PM EDT2019-03-12 00:21:28 GMT
    Monday, March 11 2019 9:24 PM EDT2019-03-12 01:24:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Cincinnati Reds' Michael Lorenzen, a pitcher who pitched the fifth inning for the Reds, smiles as he takes his spot in center field during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Mo...(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Cincinnati Reds' Michael Lorenzen, a pitcher who pitched the fifth inning for the Reds, smiles as he takes his spot in center field during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Mo...
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Cincinnati Reds' Michael Lorenzen, a pitcher who pitched the fifth inning for the Reds, smiles as he takes his spot in center field during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Mo...(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Cincinnati Reds' Michael Lorenzen, a pitcher who pitched the fifth inning for the Reds, smiles as he takes his spot in center field during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Mo...
    Reliever Michael Lorenzen began the Cincinnati Reds' mound-to-outfield experiment, pitching one inning and then moving to center field in a game against the Cleveland Indians.
    Reliever Michael Lorenzen began the Cincinnati Reds' mound-to-outfield experiment, pitching one inning and then moving to center field in a game against the Cleveland Indians.
  • AL Cy Young winner Snell receives small raise for 2019

    AL Cy Young winner Snell receives small raise for 2019

    Sunday, March 10 2019 3:31 PM EDT2019-03-10 19:31:05 GMT
    Monday, March 11 2019 2:42 AM EDT2019-03-11 06:42:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws during the first inning of the team's spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Port Charlotte, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws during the first inning of the team's spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Port Charlotte, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws during the first inning of the team's spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Port Charlotte, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell throws during the first inning of the team's spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Port Charlotte, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.
    Tampa Bay Rays renew contract of AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell, giving him raise of just $15,500.
    Tampa Bay Rays renew contract of AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell, giving him raise of just $15,500.
  • King Felix upset by opening day decision, but not surprised

    King Felix upset by opening day decision, but not surprised

    Sunday, March 10 2019 6:11 PM EDT2019-03-10 22:11:04 GMT
    Sunday, March 10 2019 11:32 PM EDT2019-03-11 03:32:49 GMT
    Felix Hernandez says he is upset to have been passed over for opening day, but the longtime Seattle Mariners ace isn't surprised.
    Felix Hernandez says he is upset to have been passed over for opening day, but the longtime Seattle Mariners ace isn't surprised.
  • Former ace Hernandez upset over Mariners' opening day plan

    Former ace Hernandez upset over Mariners' opening day plan

    Sunday, March 10 2019 8:21 PM EDT2019-03-11 00:21:11 GMT
    Sunday, March 10 2019 9:41 PM EDT2019-03-11 01:41:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018 file photo, Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York. Felix Herna...(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018 file photo, Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York. Felix Herna...
    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018 file photo, Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York. Felix Herna...(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018 file photo, Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York. Felix Herna...
    Former ace Felix Hernandez is upset over the Seattle Mariners' plan to have someone else pitch on opening day.
    Former ace Felix Hernandez is upset over the Seattle Mariners' plan to have someone else pitch on opening day.
  • Babe Ruth's last surviving daughter dies in Nevada at 102

    Babe Ruth's last surviving daughter dies in Nevada at 102

    Sunday, March 10 2019 1:10 PM EDT2019-03-10 17:10:57 GMT
    Sunday, March 10 2019 9:01 PM EDT2019-03-11 01:01:47 GMT
    Julia Ruth Stevens, a last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a champion of his legacy, has died at age 102.
    Julia Ruth Stevens, a last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a champion of his legacy, has died at age 102.
  • Blue Jays prospect Guerrero out 3 weeks with oblique strain

    Blue Jays prospect Guerrero out 3 weeks with oblique strain

    Sunday, March 10 2019 2:00 PM EDT2019-03-10 18:00:59 GMT
    Sunday, March 10 2019 5:42 PM EDT2019-03-10 21:42:18 GMT
    Highly touted Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will miss the next three weeks because of a strained left oblique.
    Highly touted Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will miss the next three weeks because of a strained left oblique.
  • Harper walks twice in Phils debut, draws cheers and 4-man OF

    Harper walks twice in Phils debut, draws cheers and 4-man OF

    Saturday, March 9 2019 1:35 PM EST2019-03-09 18:35:17 GMT
    Sunday, March 10 2019 2:32 PM EDT2019-03-10 18:32:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper hits in the batting cage before a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper hits in the batting cage before a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper hits in the batting cage before a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper hits in the batting cage before a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.
    Bryce Harper draws 5-pitch walk in 1st spring training plate appearance since signing record contract with Philadelphia Phillies.
    Bryce Harper draws 5-pitch walk in 1st spring training plate appearance since signing record contract with Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Computer to call balls and strikes in minor league

    Computer to call balls and strikes in minor league

    Friday, March 8 2019 12:25 PM EST2019-03-08 17:25:14 GMT
    Sunday, March 10 2019 12:32 PM EDT2019-03-10 16:32:33 GMT
    Computers will be used for ball/strike calls starting April 28 in the independent Atlantic League, where the distance between the mound and home plate will be increased by 2 feet to 62 feet, 6 inches for the second...
    Computers will be used for ball/strike calls starting April 28 in the independent Atlantic League, where the distance between the mound and home plate will be increased by 2 feet to 62 feet, 6 inches for the second half of the season beginning July 12.
  • Harper walks twice in Phils debut, draws 4-man outfield

    Harper walks twice in Phils debut, draws 4-man outfield

    Saturday, March 9 2019 6:15 PM EST2019-03-09 23:15:21 GMT
    Sunday, March 10 2019 1:25 AM EST2019-03-10 06:25:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper bats against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper bats against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper bats against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper bats against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla.
    Bryce Harper made his spring training debut with the Philadelphia Phillies and walked both times when he came to the plate.
    Bryce Harper made his spring training debut with the Philadelphia Phillies and walked both times when he came to the plate.
  • Mariners' Seager to see hand specialist after rolling wrist

    Mariners' Seager to see hand specialist after rolling wrist

    Saturday, March 9 2019 4:05 PM EST2019-03-09 21:05:20 GMT
    Saturday, March 9 2019 11:06 PM EST2019-03-10 04:06:10 GMT
    Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager will see a hand specialist after rolling his wrist during a spring training game.
    Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager will see a hand specialist after rolling his wrist during a spring training game.
  • Molina plays for 1st time this spring, Ohtani plays catch

    Molina plays for 1st time this spring, Ohtani plays catch

    Friday, March 8 2019 8:05 PM EST2019-03-09 01:05:24 GMT
    Saturday, March 9 2019 9:05 AM EST2019-03-09 14:05:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson). St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina (4) scores in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals on Friday, March 8, 2019, in Jupiter, Fla.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson). St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina (4) scores in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals on Friday, March 8, 2019, in Jupiter, Fla.
    (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson). St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina (4) scores in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals on Friday, March 8, 2019, in Jupiter, Fla.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson). St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina (4) scores in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals on Friday, March 8, 2019, in Jupiter, Fla.
    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina played in his first spring training game this year after having knee surgery last December.
    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina played in his first spring training game this year after having knee surgery last December.
  • AP source: Yankees buy back YES control with Amazon help

    AP source: Yankees buy back YES control with Amazon help

    Friday, March 8 2019 3:25 PM EST2019-03-08 20:25:16 GMT
    Friday, March 8 2019 5:37 PM EST2019-03-08 22:37:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees stand for their national anthems before a spring training baseball game, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees stand for their national anthems before a spring training baseball game, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees stand for their national anthems before a spring training baseball game, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees stand for their national anthems before a spring training baseball game, Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.
    The New York Yankees are buying back the YES Network, partnering with Amazon in a deal that will give the company the right to stream games in the team's broadcast territory.
    The New York Yankees are buying back the YES Network, partnering with Amazon in a deal that will give the company the right to stream games in the team's broadcast territory.
  • Even in nice weather, spring training can be a grind

    Even in nice weather, spring training can be a grind

    Thursday, March 7 2019 1:55 PM EST2019-03-07 18:55:13 GMT
    Friday, March 8 2019 3:17 PM EST2019-03-08 20:17:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola wipes his face at the Phillies spring training baseball facility, in Clearwater, Fla. It may look like a few weeks of relaxed fun...(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola wipes his face at the Phillies spring training baseball facility, in Clearwater, Fla. It may look like a few weeks of relaxed fun...
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola wipes his face at the Phillies spring training baseball facility, in Clearwater, Fla. It may look like a few weeks of relaxed fun...(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola wipes his face at the Phillies spring training baseball facility, in Clearwater, Fla. It may look like a few weeks of relaxed fun...
    It may look like a few weeks of relaxed fun in the sun, but spring training can be a grind.
    It may look like a few weeks of relaxed fun in the sun, but spring training can be a grind.
  • Mets great Tom Seaver diagnosed with dementia at 74

    Mets great Tom Seaver diagnosed with dementia at 74

    Thursday, March 7 2019 4:15 PM EST2019-03-07 21:15:09 GMT
    Friday, March 8 2019 1:46 PM EST2019-03-08 18:46:53 GMT
    Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver diagnosed with dementia, retires from public life, family says.
    Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver diagnosed with dementia, retires from public life, family says.
  • Wary of sports betting, MLB wants early look at lineups

    Wary of sports betting, MLB wants early look at lineups

    Thursday, March 7 2019 11:25 AM EST2019-03-07 16:25:28 GMT
    Friday, March 8 2019 2:56 AM EST2019-03-08 07:56:42 GMT
    Wary of gambling's pull, MLB wants notice of lineups before announcements at ballparks.
    Wary of gambling's pull, MLB wants notice of lineups before announcements at ballparks.
  • Bryce Gouging: Harper makes Phillies hottest ticket in town

    Bryce Gouging: Harper makes Phillies hottest ticket in town

    Wednesday, March 6 2019 2:55 PM EST2019-03-06 19:55:38 GMT
    Thursday, March 7 2019 1:26 PM EST2019-03-07 18:26:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). A customer shops for Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper baseball apparel at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Monday, March 4, 2019.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). A customer shops for Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper baseball apparel at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Monday, March 4, 2019.
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). A customer shops for Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper baseball apparel at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Monday, March 4, 2019.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). A customer shops for Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper baseball apparel at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Monday, March 4, 2019.
    Bryce Harper has become the most popular Philadelphia Phillies star since signing a record free-agent deal.
    Bryce Harper has become the most popular Philadelphia Phillies star since signing a record free-agent deal.
  • Manfred says Harper can't recruit Trout (for now)

    Manfred says Harper can't recruit Trout (for now)

    Wednesday, March 6 2019 4:55 PM EST2019-03-06 21:55:34 GMT
    Thursday, March 7 2019 10:27 AM EST2019-03-07 15:27:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steven Senne). Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred addresses a gathering of the Boston College Chief Executives Club, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Boston.(AP Photo/Steven Senne). Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred addresses a gathering of the Boston College Chief Executives Club, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Boston.
    (AP Photo/Steven Senne). Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred addresses a gathering of the Boston College Chief Executives Club, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Boston.(AP Photo/Steven Senne). Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred addresses a gathering of the Boston College Chief Executives Club, Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Boston.
    Major League Baseball is investigating whether new Philadelphia slugger Bryce Harper committed a tampering violation when he lobbied for Mike Trout to join the Phillies.
    Major League Baseball is investigating whether new Philadelphia slugger Bryce Harper committed a tampering violation when he lobbied for Mike Trout to join the Phillies.
  • Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright suspended 80 games for HGH

    Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright suspended 80 games for HGH

    Wednesday, March 6 2019 4:35 PM EST2019-03-06 21:35:21 GMT
    Thursday, March 7 2019 3:07 AM EST2019-03-07 08:07:31 GMT
    Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright suspended for 80 games following positive test for Human Growth Hormone.
    Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright suspended for 80 games following positive test for Human Growth Hormone.
  • Manfred: Slow free agent market is 'distributional problem'

    Manfred: Slow free agent market is 'distributional problem'

    Wednesday, March 6 2019 6:55 PM EST2019-03-06 23:55:23 GMT
    Thursday, March 7 2019 2:45 AM EST2019-03-07 07:45:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steven Senne). Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, center, speaks with Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, right, and Boston Globe Managing Director Linda Henry, left, at a gathering of the Boston College Chief Executives Club, Wedne...(AP Photo/Steven Senne). Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, center, speaks with Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, right, and Boston Globe Managing Director Linda Henry, left, at a gathering of the Boston College Chief Executives Club, Wedne...
    (AP Photo/Steven Senne). Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, center, speaks with Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, right, and Boston Globe Managing Director Linda Henry, left, at a gathering of the Boston College Chief Executives Club, Wedne...(AP Photo/Steven Senne). Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, center, speaks with Boston Red Sox owner John Henry, right, and Boston Globe Managing Director Linda Henry, left, at a gathering of the Boston College Chief Executives Club, Wedne...
    Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says it's not collusion that has slowed the free agent market but just a question of how salaries are distributed among the players.
    Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred says it's not collusion that has slowed the free agent market but just a question of how salaries are distributed among the players.
  • MLB '19: College draft picks on rapid rise to big leagues

    MLB '19: College draft picks on rapid rise to big leagues

    Wednesday, March 6 2019 5:25 PM EST2019-03-06 22:25:32 GMT
    Wednesday, March 6 2019 8:27 PM EST2019-03-07 01:27:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt York, File). 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 h...(AP Photo/Matt York, File). 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 h...
    (AP Photo/Matt York, File). 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 h...(AP Photo/Matt York, File). 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 h...
    College draft picks arrive at spring training with eyes on rapid rise through minor leagues, immediate impact at the big-league level.
    College draft picks arrive at spring training with eyes on rapid rise through minor leagues, immediate impact at the big-league level.
  • Yankees ace Luis Severino expects to throw in 2 weeks

    Yankees ace Luis Severino expects to throw in 2 weeks

    Wednesday, March 6 2019 6:15 PM EST2019-03-06 23:15:34 GMT
    Wednesday, March 6 2019 6:56 PM EST2019-03-06 23:56:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the Yankees spring training baseball facility, in Tampa, Fla. Severino has been scratched from his first s...(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the Yankees spring training baseball facility, in Tampa, Fla. Severino has been scratched from his first s...
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the Yankees spring training baseball facility, in Tampa, Fla. Severino has been scratched from his first s...(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the Yankees spring training baseball facility, in Tampa, Fla. Severino has been scratched from his first s...
    New York Yankees ace Luis Severino expects to resume a throwing program in two weeks.
    New York Yankees ace Luis Severino expects to resume a throwing program in two weeks.
  • Royals' Perez undergoes successful Tommy John surgery

    Royals' Perez undergoes successful Tommy John surgery

    Wednesday, March 6 2019 3:25 PM EST2019-03-06 20:25:18 GMT
    Wednesday, March 6 2019 5:06 PM EST2019-03-06 22:06:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File). FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez throws out Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier at first on a slowly rolling ground ball during the fifth inning of a baseball game in St. Pe...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File). FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez throws out Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier at first on a slowly rolling ground ball during the fifth inning of a baseball game in St. Pe...
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File). FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez throws out Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier at first on a slowly rolling ground ball during the fifth inning of a baseball game in St. Pe...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File). FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez throws out Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier at first on a slowly rolling ground ball during the fifth inning of a baseball game in St. Pe...
    Royals catcher Salvador Perez underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, a procedure that will sideline the six-time All-Star for the upcoming season.
    Royals catcher Salvador Perez underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, a procedure that will sideline the six-time All-Star for the upcoming season.
  • Little League to include Cuban youth players

    Little League to include Cuban youth players

    Wednesday, March 6 2019 11:35 AM EST2019-03-06 16:35:15 GMT
    Wednesday, March 6 2019 2:17 PM EST2019-03-06 19:17:48 GMT
    Cuban baseball and Little League International say they are launching a relationship that will allow young Cuban players to participate in international Little League tournaments.
    Cuban baseball and Little League International say they are launching a relationship that will allow young Cuban players to participate in international Little League tournaments.
  • The Latest: Schock: 'No doubt' prosecutors targeted him

    The Latest: Schock: 'No doubt' prosecutors targeted him

    Wednesday, March 6 2019 12:45 PM EST2019-03-06 17:45:14 GMT
    Wednesday, March 6 2019 1:47 PM EST2019-03-06 18:47:07 GMT
    (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock walks with his lawyers into the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago, Wednesday morning, March 6, 2019. Schock was scheduled to appear in court for the first time since the U.S. Su...(Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock walks with his lawyers into the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago, Wednesday morning, March 6, 2019. Schock was scheduled to appear in court for the first time since the U.S. Su...
    (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock walks with his lawyers into the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago, Wednesday morning, March 6, 2019. Schock was scheduled to appear in court for the first time since the U.S. Su...(Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock walks with his lawyers into the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago, Wednesday morning, March 6, 2019. Schock was scheduled to appear in court for the first time since the U.S. Su...
    Former Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois has agreed to repay tens of thousands of dollars in taxes and to campaign committees in exchange for prosecutors dismissing his felony corruption case.
    Former Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois has agreed to repay tens of thousands of dollars in taxes and to campaign committees in exchange for prosecutors dismissing his felony corruption case.
  • Royals' Perez out for season, Yanks' Severino to miss opener

    Royals' Perez out for season, Yanks' Severino to miss opener

    Tuesday, March 5 2019 8:15 PM EST2019-03-06 01:15:25 GMT
    Wednesday, March 6 2019 12:57 PM EST2019-03-06 17:57:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the Yankees spring training baseball facility, in Tampa, Fla. Severino has been scratched from his first s...(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the Yankees spring training baseball facility, in Tampa, Fla. Severino has been scratched from his first s...
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the Yankees spring training baseball facility, in Tampa, Fla. Severino has been scratched from his first s...(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws in the bullpen at the Yankees spring training baseball facility, in Tampa, Fla. Severino has been scratched from his first s...
    New York Yankees ace Luis Severino will miss opening day because of an inflamed right shoulder.
    New York Yankees ace Luis Severino will miss opening day because of an inflamed right shoulder.
  • Royals catcher Perez having season-ending Tommy John surgery

    Royals catcher Perez having season-ending Tommy John surgery

    Tuesday, March 5 2019 9:15 PM EST2019-03-06 02:15:25 GMT
    Wednesday, March 6 2019 12:27 PM EST2019-03-06 17:27:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo, Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez bats against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. Kansas City Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez d...(AP Photo/Jim Mone, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo, Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez bats against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. Kansas City Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez d...
    (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo, Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez bats against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. Kansas City Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez d...(AP Photo/Jim Mone, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo, Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez bats against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. Kansas City Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez d...
    Royals catcher Salvador Perez will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, keeping the six-time All-Star off the field for the entire 2019 season.
    Royals catcher Salvador Perez will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, keeping the six-time All-Star off the field for the entire 2019 season.
  • Now pitching: Harper lobbies for Trout to join him in Philly

    Now pitching: Harper lobbies for Trout to join him in Philly

    Tuesday, March 5 2019 4:45 PM EST2019-03-05 21:45:22 GMT
    Wednesday, March 6 2019 10:26 AM EST2019-03-06 15:26:45 GMT
    (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper warms up during baseball practice Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Fla.(Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper warms up during baseball practice Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Fla.
    (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper warms up during baseball practice Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Fla.(Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper warms up during baseball practice Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Fla.
    New Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper has again lobbied for superstar Mike Trout to join the franchise in 2021, a possible violation of Major League Baseball's tampering rule.
    New Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper has again lobbied for superstar Mike Trout to join the franchise in 2021, a possible violation of Major League Baseball's tampering rule.
  • AP sources: MLB near deal for rosters to expand to 26 in '20

    AP sources: MLB near deal for rosters to expand to 26 in '20

    Tuesday, March 5 2019 6:55 PM EST2019-03-05 23:55:24 GMT
    Wednesday, March 6 2019 3:07 AM EST2019-03-06 08:07:07 GMT
    AP sources: 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...
    AP sources: 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.
  • Jessica Mendoza hired as Mets adviser but keeps ESPN job

    Jessica Mendoza hired as Mets adviser but keeps ESPN job

    Tuesday, March 5 2019 11:55 AM EST2019-03-05 16:55:21 GMT
    Wednesday, March 6 2019 2:26 AM EST2019-03-06 07:26:41 GMT
    Jessica Mendoza to work as Mets adviser while keeping broadcasting job for ESPN.
    Jessica Mendoza to work as Mets adviser while keeping broadcasting job for ESPN.
  • Hershisher says baseball not in need of change

    Hershisher says baseball not in need of change

    Tuesday, March 5 2019 5:15 PM EST2019-03-05 22:15:25 GMT
    Wednesday, March 6 2019 12:06 AM EST2019-03-06 05:06:40 GMT
    Orel Hershiser isn't worried about the way analytics are affecting pitching in baseball, saying players and managers will adapt and that the essentials of the game haven't changed.
    Orel Hershiser isn't worried about the way analytics are affecting pitching in baseball, saying players and managers will adapt and that the essentials of the game haven't changed.
  • Giants CEO Baer takes leave after altercation with wife

    Giants CEO Baer takes leave after altercation with wife

    Monday, March 4 2019 11:15 AM EST2019-03-04 16:15:12 GMT
    Tuesday, March 5 2019 4:06 PM EST2019-03-05 21:06:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, San Francisco Giants president and CEO Larry Baer speaks to reporters after a news conference in San Francisco. A video posted by TMZ on Friday, March 1, 2019 shows Giants Pres...(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, San Francisco Giants president and CEO Larry Baer speaks to reporters after a news conference in San Francisco. A video posted by TMZ on Friday, March 1, 2019 shows Giants Pres...
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, San Francisco Giants president and CEO Larry Baer speaks to reporters after a news conference in San Francisco. A video posted by TMZ on Friday, March 1, 2019 shows Giants Pres...(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, San Francisco Giants president and CEO Larry Baer speaks to reporters after a news conference in San Francisco. A video posted by TMZ on Friday, March 1, 2019 shows Giants Pres...
    San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer is taking a leave of absence from the team following the release of a video showing him in a physical altercation with his wife.
    San Francisco Giants President and CEO Larry Baer is taking a leave of absence from the team following the release of a video showing him in a physical altercation with his wife.
  • Dodgers say Kershaw may be unavailable to start season

    Dodgers say Kershaw may be unavailable to start season

    Monday, March 4 2019 4:05 PM EST2019-03-04 21:05:19 GMT
    Tuesday, March 5 2019 11:57 AM EST2019-03-05 16:57:14 GMT
    The Dodgers could be without Clayton Kershaw for the start of the season as the staff ace begins to rebuild from shoulder soreness that caused him to shut down his spring training last week.
    The Dodgers could be without Clayton Kershaw for the start of the season as the staff ace begins to rebuild from shoulder soreness that caused him to shut down his spring training last week.
  • Royals among few clubs banking on speed to win ballgames

    Royals among few clubs banking on speed to win ballgames

    Monday, March 4 2019 3:25 PM EST2019-03-04 20:25:20 GMT
    Tuesday, March 5 2019 3:06 AM EST2019-03-05 08:06:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Kansas City Royals' Adalberto Mondesi, right, and Los Angeles Angels catcher Kevan Smith watch Mondesi's home run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 1, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Kansas City Royals' Adalberto Mondesi, right, and Los Angeles Angels catcher Kevan Smith watch Mondesi's home run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 1, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz.
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Kansas City Royals' Adalberto Mondesi, right, and Los Angeles Angels catcher Kevan Smith watch Mondesi's home run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 1, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Kansas City Royals' Adalberto Mondesi, right, and Los Angeles Angels catcher Kevan Smith watch Mondesi's home run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Friday, March 1, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz.
    In a power-happy era of Major League Baseball, a few clubs believe there is a market inefficiency when it comes to speed.
    In a power-happy era of Major League Baseball, a few clubs believe there is a market inefficiency when it comes to speed.
  • Dodgers ace Kershaw could miss opening day start

    Dodgers ace Kershaw could miss opening day start

    Monday, March 4 2019 5:35 PM EST2019-03-04 22:35:22 GMT
    Monday, March 4 2019 11:06 PM EST2019-03-05 04:06:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw winds up to throw during the first inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Los Angeles. Do...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw winds up to throw during the first inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Los Angeles. Do...
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw winds up to throw during the first inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Los Angeles. Do...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw winds up to throw during the first inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Los Angeles. Do...
    Clayton Kershaw might not be on the mound when the two-time NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers start the season.
    Clayton Kershaw might not be on the mound when the two-time NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers start the season.
  • Clemson coach Dabo Swinney takes BP cuts at Cardinals camp

    Clemson coach Dabo Swinney takes BP cuts at Cardinals camp

    Monday, March 4 2019 2:35 AM EST2019-03-04 07:35:31 GMT
    Monday, March 4 2019 12:36 PM EST2019-03-04 17:36:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney answers questions at a news conference for the NCAA college football playoff championship game in San Jose, Calif. On Sunday, March 3, ...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney answers questions at a news conference for the NCAA college football playoff championship game in San Jose, Calif. On Sunday, March 3, ...
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney answers questions at a news conference for the NCAA college football playoff championship game in San Jose, Calif. On Sunday, March 3, ...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney answers questions at a news conference for the NCAA college football playoff championship game in San Jose, Calif. On Sunday, March 3, ...
    Clemson coach Dabo Swinney trades spring football for spring training and batting practice with St. Louis Cardinals.
    Clemson coach Dabo Swinney trades spring football for spring training and batting practice with St. Louis Cardinals.
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