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A-Rod to skip Yankees' spring training opener

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez will not play in the New York Yankees' exhibition opener against Philadelphia in Clearwater on Tuesday....

A's switch-pitcher hopes to find spot with Oakland

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Pat Venditte is used to it by now. Teammates, coaches and others regularly stop him for a chance to check out his one-of-a-kind glove, the same one he has used for years featuring space for either hand....

Nats' Scherzer simulates everything, including anthem

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VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Max Scherzer was warming up in the bullpen, getting ready to head onto the field to throw his first batting practice session for the Washington Nationals....

What's on deck today at spring training

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What to watch for today at spring training:...

Phillies fall to college team in 1st spring training game
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Phillies starter Paul Clemens pitched two perfect innings, but Philadelphia lost to the University of Tampa 6-2 Sunday in the first spring training game for a major league team this year....

Major league baseball's 1st black Latino star Minoso dies

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CHICAGO (AP) -- When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the "Cuban Comet" was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the time he played in his final game 35 years ago, he was a beloved figure with the Chicago White Sox....

Players' union head: future spring games in Cuba possible

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Cuba could be a spring training destination once more....

White Sox ace Sale breaks bone in foot, out at least 3 weeks

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is out for at least three weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in what the team described as an accident at home....

Pirates star Andrew McCutchen eyeing another step forward

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 95 games in 2005, the year they drafted outfielder Andrew McCutchen in the first round. Four years later, when McCutchen made his major league debut, they lost 99 games....

White Sox pitching ace Chris Sale has foot fracture

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Chicago White Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale has a fracture in his right foot and may miss opening day....


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