What designated hitter Carlos Beltran can do defensively this season will have a direct impact on what manager A.J. Hinch can try offensively. Beltran, who will turn 40 during the season’s first month, will primarily serve as the Astros’ DH. A center…
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Price was re-evaluated before the Red Sox played the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. ”Strength gains have been had, but we’re going to continue to stay in the strength and conditioning phase of this,” Farrell said. ”He’ll continue to get his ar…
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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season because of a strained right shoulder. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Gregorius is likely to be sidelined six weeks. Opening d…
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Texas Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos has signed a new contract through 2018 that also includes a club option for 2019. Chirinos, already signed for this season, was the Rangers catcher for opening day in both 2015 and 2016.
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OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A memorial service for the father of Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will be Thursday.
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The rebuilding Chicago White Sox and promising shortstop Tim Anderson agreed Tuesday to a $25 million, six-year contract. Anderson will receive $850,000 in 2017, $1 million in 2018, $1.4 million in 2019, $4 million in 2020, $7.25 million in 2021 and $…
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Barry Bonds is back with the San Francisco Giants, just as the club had hoped. Bonds, who spent a one-season stint as Miami’s hitting coach last year before being fired, will serve as a special adviser to CEO Larry Baer. General manager Bobby Evans m…
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It’s been a short spring training for Zach Britton. Early in camp, the Baltimore Orioles’ left-handed reliever, who converted all 47 of his save opportunities in 2016, felt discomfort in his left oblique and was held out. Britton has said if this wer…
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Aaron Nola was headed toward ace status until an elbow injury put everything on hold. Nola is slated to be the fifth starter for the Philadelphia Phillies and expectations for the former first-round pick are much different now.
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Carlos Correa was 17 and watching the World Baseball Classic on television four years ago, too young to participate. When his chance came around this time, the Houston Astros’ star shortstop was up to the task. Correa hit a two-run homer in the first…
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Tanner Roark is getting a chance to redeem himself in the World Baseball Classic. The Washington Nationals pitcher will start for the United States against Japan in the semifinals at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night. The Americans are trying to reach …
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Nathan Karns has won the crowded competition for the lone vacancy in the Kansas City Royals’ rotation, getting the nod Monday from manager Ned Yost. Karns beat out holdover Chris Young and left-hander Travis Wood for the fifth spot. Karns was acquire…
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Instead of facing Japan in the World Baseball Classic, Johnny Cueto pitched in the Cactus League on Monday. The right-hander threw five innings and allowed just a hit and a run, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 in his th…
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For the Cleveland Indians, watching Michael Brantley swing back into action meant something. Coming off a year almost totally lost to shoulder trouble, Brantley singled twice, drove in a run and scored once Monday for the Indians in a 14-5 win over th…
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Tim Tebow is joining the Columbia Fireflies. The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback will start his pro baseball season with the Mets’ Class A franchise in Columbia. New York Mets manager Terry Collins announced the move Monday.
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DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Max Kepler singled in three at-bats Monday, two days after a scary-looking hand injury as the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2.
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