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Tigers SS Iglesias back on field in win over Fla Southern
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias played in his first game in more than a year, and the Tigers beat Florida Southern 12-2 Monday at spring training....

Cubs expect `dusty' year amid Wrigley Field renovations
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CHICAGO (AP) -- When the Chicago Cubs open their season at Wrigley Field next month, players and fans alike may feel a bit like a homeowner who lives in a house where workers are tearing apart the kitchen....

Countdown on as baseball readies for pace of play rules
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- During his playing career, Mike Hargrove's unique routine at the plate went something like this: step into the batter's box, adjust gloves, brush lip, tap cleats with bat to remove dirt, check helmet, tug at jersey sleeve, hitch up pants, check right thumb protector. Repeat....

Brad Hand helps Marlins beat FIU 7-2
MIAMI (AP) -- Brad Hand needed only nine pitches in a perfect first inning Monday for the Miami Marlins, who beat Florida International 7-2....

A-Rod to skip Yanks' spring opener, make debut Wednesday
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez will skip the New York Yankees' exhibition opener against Philadelphia in Clearwater and is slated to make his spring training debut at Steinbrenner Field on Wednesday....

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....



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