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7:00 AM ET A team’s record in spring training doesn’t mean much, and that’s true for a player’s statistics as well. Factors such as small sample size, wildly varying talent levels of the opposition, and players working on specific aspects of their game muddy the picture in terms of spring stats. The same isn’t necessarily
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7:17 PM ET Associated Press MESA, Ariz. — Yoan Moncada was asked by his agents what he wanted to do. He said his preference was to stay with the Chicago White Sox. A couple weeks later, it was done. Moncada finalized a $70 million, five-year contract with the White Sox on Friday, signing up long-term
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3:22 PM ET Associated Press PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Tim Tebow was reassigned to minor league camp by the New York Mets on Friday after going 1 for 8 in spring training with his first extra-base hit in four years. The 32-year-old outfielder and former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback homered against Detroit’s Alex Wilson on
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11:19 PM ET Additional tests on the ailing shoulder of prized young Athletics left-hander A.J. Puk revealed no structural damage, Oakland manager Bob Melvin told reporters Thursday. Puk, the sixth overall pick in the 2016 draft, had visited renowned orthopedist Dr. Neal ElAttrache this week after feeling some mild discomfort in the shoulder. He will
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12:57 PM ET Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner told reporters on Wednesday night that X-rays were negative on his left hand, which was hit by a pitch from Johnny Cueto in spring training. Turner remained in the game against the San Francisco Giants and hit a two-run home run in the third inning.
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8:46 PM ET Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Major League Baseball has proposed banning player access to video during games, according to New York Yankees pitcher Zack Britton, but the players’ union wants to allow it with protections that would prevent catchers’ signs from being visible. Major League Baseball Players Association head Tony Clark met
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8:09 PM ET The New York Yankees held a moment of silence for scout Kelly Rodman prior to their spring training game Wednesday in Tampa, Florida. Rodman, who scouted amateur players in the Northeast for the Yankees, died Wednesday, the team announced on Twitter. Rodman, 44, was one of a handful of full-time female scouts
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7:11 PM ET Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. — In the midst of the spring training grind, the Angels-Indians game Tuesday provided an inspirational moment. Carlos Carrasco made his first start for Cleveland since last May — before he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia. He missed three months while undergoing treatment, but made good on
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6:31 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” A sanitation team conducted a deep clean of the Pittsburgh Pirates‘ spring training facility in Bradenton, Florida, on Tuesday morning out of “an overabundance of caution” after a man in Manatee County
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11:46 AM ET Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Garrett Whitley will miss considerable time with multiple facial fractures after being struck by a foul ball in the dugout Monday, manager Kevin Cash said. Whitley is consulting specialists to determine his rehabilitation schedule, Cash said Tuesday, but the outfielder does not have any damage to his
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12:52 PM ET Reigning NL MVP Cody Bellinger was a late scratch in the Dodgers spring training lineup on Monday with side discomfort. On Sunday, Bellinger took part in Albert Pujols‘ annual charity event held at Topgolf in Scottsdale, Arizona. MLB tweeted out video of Bellinger and Mike Trout launching golf balls. Dodgers manager Dave
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8:09 PM ET Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — Corey Kluber faced major league hitters for the first time in 10 months — in a new uniform, no less — and said he didn’t feel any different. “Maybe a little bit beforehand,” the Texas Rangers right-hander said Sunday after throwing three innings against the Los Angeles
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3:45 PM ET Associated Press FORT MYERS, Fla. — It was just a batting practice session, one of the lowest spring training rungs in a pitcher’s preparation for opening day. But for Chris Sale, it was progress. Even after finishing with a fastball that a Triple-A prospect who batted .204 last year managed to hit
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7:38 PM ET Associated Press MESA, Ariz. — Yu Darvish‘s spring training debut began exactly the way he predicted. First pitch, home run. Orlando Arcia connected right away, launching a drive over the fence in left center field, prompting the Chicago Cubs right-hander to rapidly snap his glove open and closed, imploring the plate umpire
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