Hosmer, Yelich could benefit from getting off the ground
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Being a big league hitter these days can require some serious lifting....

Baseball's new trend: Saying 'NO' to ground balls
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Josh Donaldson and Reggie Jackson stood off to the third base side of the batting cage, a pair of former American League MVPs discussing their craft in spring training. When the Blue Jays star hopped in to take his swings, Mr. October pulled out his phone to shoot video, a visual aid for his job as a special adviser to the Yankees....

Mets' Familia suspended 15 games for domestic violence
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Mets All-Star reliever Jeurys Familia accepted a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, discipline stemming from an altercation last October....

BASEBALL 2017: With Ortiz gone, fewer primary DHs left in AL
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Big Papi was a big hitter, and that was really his only duty for most of his 20 major league seasons....

Braves' new ballpark could be game-changer for industry
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ATLANTA (AP) -- The Braves' new ballpark looks like a throwback stadium with its green seats, brick walls and its old-school, intimate feel....

Vin Scully on opening day: 'I'll probably have things to do'
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- On Monday, the Dodgers will play their first opening day since 1950 without Vin Scully calling their games. He won't be in the stands. He won't make a point of watching on TV, either....

Bourjos, Gennett, Asher switch sides as opening day nears
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Speedy outfielder Peter Bourjos and infielder Scooter Gennett were among the players on the go Tuesday as big league teams tweaked their rosters less than a week before opening day....

BASEBALL 2017: Sacrifice bunts are a dying art in baseball
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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Get 'em on, move 'em over, drive 'em in....

FANTASY PLAYS: Spring performances that should concern you
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Sometimes fantasy baseball owners overrate spring training performances, both jumping on the good and overreacting to the bad....

Plenty of high-profile players wearing new uniforms
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Chris Sale traded socks (AP) -- or Sox - from white to red. Edwin Encarnacion took his big bat to Cleveland. Aroldis Chapman returned to the Bronx....