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Manny Machado had regular offseason with business focused on field

Manny Machado doesn’t feel like he has to prove he is still one of baseball’s top offensive players.


Braves’ Nick Markakis: Everyone on Astros ‘deserves a beating’

Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has become the latest big leaguer to tee off on the scandal-ridden Houston Astros.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Mariners’ Yusei Kikuchi brings fresh approach to spring training

The Mariners’ main goals for Yusei Kikuchi’s first season in Major League Baseball were to keep him healthy and help him adjust to the increased intensity and competition compared to …


Star shortstop Tony Fernandez dies at 57; Blue Jays hits leader

Tony Fernandez, a stylish shortstop who made five All-Star teams during his 17 seasons in the major leagues and helped the Toronto Blue Jays win the 1993 World Series, died …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

The Mariners are thinking of Mitch Haniger first and baseball second: ‘We all feel bad for him’

There was no frustration in Friday’s early morning hours at the Mariners’ spring-training complex, only acceptance and sympathy for outfielder Mitch Haniger and his latest hindrance from full health.


Mariners’ Mitch Haniger undergoes second surgery in three weeks; timetable to return unknown

Mitch Haniger’s return to the Mariners for the 2020 season has been delayed by yet another surgery. It was yet another unfortunate issue for the Mariners’ best player.



Dodgers begin spring training bolstered by addition of Mookie Betts

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts opened spring training with his confidence boosted by the acquisition of Mookie Betts, who could prove crucial to the franchise’s quest to win its …


New-look Rays confident they’ll be deeper, better

For a team that didn’t anticipate making a lot of changes after its first playoff appearance in six years, the Tampa Bay Rays have plenty of new faces in spring …


Max Scherzer, Nationals start quietly for World Series champions

Max Scherzer grunted and cursed his way to 56 pitches during his first formal bullpen session of spring training – about 20 more throws than other Washington Nationals starters Thursday, …


Tim Dahlberg: Cheating Astros just don’t seem to get it

Ah, the Houston Astros. Good at stealing signs. Not so good at pretending they’re sorry about it.


MLB, MLBPA make 2nd $1M donation to Negro Leagues Museum

Major League Baseball celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League by joining with the Major League Baseball Players Association to announce their second joint $1 …


Garrit Cole starts Yankees tenure with questions about Astros

On the day of his first formal workout with the New York Yankees, Gerrit Cole talked about what he did and did not know about the Houston Astros.


Buster Posey feeling healthy at last, power stroke returning

Buster Posey can certainly relish how reassuring it is to finally feel like himself again following a winter without rehabbing.


Full 5: Rangers rotation has some vets joining Mike Minor, Lance Lynn

Mike Minor and Lance Lynn have gotten some veteran help in the Texas Rangers rotation.


Braves pitcher Felix Hernandez says he’s healthy, feels good

Felix Hernandez turned around with surprise as he sensed media waiting to engage him. “You want to talk to me?” the new Atlanta Braves pitcher asked.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Red Sox beat Eduardo Rodriguez in salary arbitration

The Boston Red Sox defeated pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez in salary arbitration, improving teams to 5-1 this year.


Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia won’t report to spring training on time

Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke says injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia won’t report to spring training with the rest of the position players next week.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Sticking to script: Alex Bregman, Astros discuss sign stealing

Alex Bregman and other members of the Houston Astros have spoken at spring training about the sign-stealing scheme they used during their 2017 run to a World Series title and …


Shohei Ohtani fine with Angels’ plan to delay mound return

Shohei Ohtani has no problem with the Los Angeles Angels’ plan to delay his return to the mound.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Mookie Betts, David Price arrive in Los Angeles eager for new starts

Mookie Betts and David Price have been introduced as Los Angeles Dodgers, completing their journey from Boston as part of a trade that dragged out for over a week before …


Salvador Perez catches bullpen, ready to return after season absence

Salvador Perez caught a bullpen session from prospect Brady Singer in the Kansas City Royals’ first spring training workout.


Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. to remain at shortstop

New San Diego Padres manager Jayce Tingler is making it clear that Fernando Tatis Jr. will continue to make his diving, spinning moves at shortstop rather than in center field.


Meeting MadBum: D-backs relish big left-hander’s presence

Arizona’s big free agent pickup Madison Bumgarner went through his first official drills with the Diamondbacks as pitchers and catchers went through their first workout.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

The Mariners are signing pitcher Taijuan Walker, completing a reunion months in the making

The last time Taijuan Walker had set foot in the Mariners’ spring training clubhouse was April 2016. But on Wednesday morning, as Mariners pitchers and catchers reported for their physicals, …


Dodgers’ Pedro Baez 1st player to win in arbitration this year

Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez became the first player to win in salary arbitration this year and will earn $4 million rather than the team’s offer of $3.5 million.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

MLB goes ahead with 3-batter minimum, roster changes

Major League Baseball went ahead with its planned rules changes for this season, including the requirement a pitcher must face at least three batters or end the half-inning, unless he …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Angels’ Max Stassi apologizes for Astros’ sign-stealing scheme

Max Stassi says he wishes he had done “the right thing” when he learned about the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scheme late in their World Series championship season in 2017.


Ron Roenicke’s first day brings news: Chris Sale has pneumonia

Ron Roenicke is trying to get up to speed quickly after taking over as interim Red Sox manager on the eve of spring training.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Red Sox prospect Jeter Downs has tough name to live up to

Boston Red Sox infielder Jeter Downs has a tough name to live up to.