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  • • Pirates reinstate Jung Ho Kang, option him to Triple-A
    The Pirates announced Friday that they’ve reinstated infielder Jung Ho Kang from the restricted list and optioned him to Triple-A Indianapolis. While he won’t be with the big league club for the time being, Kang is now back on the 40-man roster (which is full) and will once again begin earning the pro-rated portion of this year’s $3M salary. Throug...
  • • Braves hold on after Anibal flummoxes Padres
    Anibal Sanchez seemed like a low-risk option when he joined the Braves near the end of Spring Training and seemingly stood as a short-term option to fill the rotation's fifth spot. Two and a half months into the season, the rejuvenated right-hander has created what is often considered a good problem. Sanchez extended his unexpected run of success, ...
  • • Struggling Miguel Sano 'happy' about demotion
    While some players might have a negative reaction to a demotion, Miguel Sano says he is “happy” about it because he wants to turn things around.Sano, a prized prospect who slugged 28 home runs to make the All-Star team last year, was demoted by the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. He was batting just .203 with 66 strikeouts in 37 games this season and ...
  • • Indians designate Melky Cabrera for assignment
    The Indians announced Thursday that they’ve activated outfielder Brandon Guyer from the disabled list and cleared a spot for him on the active roster by designating Melky Cabrera for assignment.Signed to a minor league deal in late April, the 33-year-old Cabrera appeared in 17 games with Cleveland and tallied 66 plate appearances, though he managed...
  • • Diamondbacks manager frowns upon retaliation pitches
    Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo says he does not agree with the practice of intentionally hitting players in the game of baseball.During the seventh inning of Monday’s game between the Diamondbacks and Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona pitcher Braden Shipley hit Josh Harrison with a pitch and almost hit the next batter, rookie Austin Meadows. ...
  • • Top pick Rodriguez excited to join Orioles
    The Orioles officially introduced 2018 first-round Draft pick Grayson Rodriguez at a news conference Tuesday. The high school righty will report to the club's Spring Training complex in Sarasota, Fla., for orientation and workouts before joining the organization's Rookie-level Gulf Coast League team....
  • • Lugo embracing role as swingman for Mets
    Although it took until the final day of May for Seth Lugo to make his first start of 2018, there was little surprise that he finally did start a game. The Mets have spoken often about how even the league's best teams typically use 10 to 12 starters over the course of the season. Lugo, who nearly made the rotation out of Spring Training, was bound t...
  • • Fernando Abad Suspended 80 Games
    Free agent left-handed reliever Fernando Abad has received an 80-game ban after testing positive for Stanozolol, the league announced. The 32-year-old Abad was with the Phillies in Spring Training and, after being cut loose, agreed to a minor league deal with the Mets. Abad never appeared in a game with the Mets though, and his…...
  • • Watch: Madison Bumgarner receives ovation in return to Giants
    Madison Bumgarner received a warm reception at AT&T Park in his return to the San Francisco Giants’ rotation.Bumgarner was placed on the 60-day disabled list after suffering a fractured left pinky during spring training. On Tuesday, Bumgarner made his season debut and received an ovation as he walked out to the pitcher’s mound prior to the first in...
  • • Giants Activate Madison Bumgarner From Disabled List
    The Giants announced this afternoon that they’ve activated Madison Bumgarner from the 60-day disabled list for his season debut. The San Francisco ace missed the first two months of the season after suffering a fractured finger that required surgical repair late in Spring Training. Righty Pierce Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento to ...
  • • Giants activate Madison Bumgarner from disabled list
    The Giants announced this afternoon that they’ve activated Madison Bumgarner from the 60-day disabled list for his season debut. The San Francisco ace missed the first two months of the season after suffering a fractured finger that required surgical repair late in Spring Training. Righty Pierce Johnson was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento to open a...
  • • Tim Lincecum released by Texas Rangers
    The Texas Rangers’ Tim Lincecum experiment did not work out.The Rangers announced that they have released Lincecum. The 33-year-old was signed at the end of spring training and was trying to work towards making the MLB roster during his time in the minor leagues, but he did not perform well.In 12.2 innings at Triple-A, Lincecum allowed 14 hits, 9 w...
  • • Yankees P Jordan Montgomery to undergo Tommy John surgery
    Yankees left-hander Jordan Montgomery, who has been on the 10-day disabled list with an elbow strain for a bit more than a month, will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday this week, the team announced to reporters (Twitter link via MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch).Obviously, the news comes as a blow to a Yankees club that was already likely to be in the ma...
  • • Castellanos, Greene set to debut podcast
    Nicholas Castellanos is just coming into his own as a Tigers star. He wasn't looking to become a multimedia star. But when a member of the Tigers media relations department brought up the idea of a podcast featuring Tigers players one morning in Spring Training -- as an idea to help players connect with fans -- Castellanos perked up....
  • • Bumgarner's '18 debut set for Tuesday vs. Arizona
    Sidelined since suffering a broken pinkie on his pitching hand during spring training, San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is set to make his first major league start of the season on Tuesday against Arizona....

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Top news - Spring Training

  • • Yanks acquire QB Wilson in trade with Rangers
    Russell Wilson, the Seahawks QB who made one-day appearances at spring training for the Texas Rangers in 2014 and '15, has been traded to the Yankees....
  • • Sources: Mets, 3B Frazier agree to 2-year deal
    The Mets signed third baseman Todd Frazier to a two-year contract worth $17 million on Monday, according to multiple sources, all but finalizing their roster heading into Spring Training....
  • • McCann's spring brightened by two tiny reasons
    Tigers catcher James McCann and wife, Jessica, spent most of the offseason commuting more than an hour a day to visit their premature twin sons in the NICU. After seven stressful weeks, Christian and Kane were cleared for Spring Training with the family....
  • • All clubs to don Stoneman caps for ST openers
    All 30 Major League teams will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps before their Spring Training games this weekend to show support for the Parkland, Fla., community and the Stoneman Douglas student body after the tragic shooting at the school on Feb. 14....
  • • First workout dates announced for all 30 clubs
    Major League Baseball on Wednesday announced each club's official first workout dates as well as photo days for Spring Training presented by Camping World, interrupting all of this #snowday drivel with a warm blast of Cactus League and Grapefruit League anticipation....
  • • Yu don't say? Here are 10 questions for 2018
    As the midnight cleanup goes on and the countdown begins for pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training, the first order of this New Year is to reset and pose 10 questions that loom especially large right now....
  • • MLB stock watch: From superteams to enemies of Boras, here's where all 30 teams stand
    As spring training begins, we identify baseball's elite, the teams with a chance to compete ... and those who aren't even trying to win this year. Where does your squad land?...
  • • MLB stock watch: From superteams to enemies of Boras, here's where all 30 teams stand
    As spring training begins, we identify baseball's elite -- the teams with a chance to compete -- and those who aren't even trying to win this year. Where does your squad land?...
  • • MLB wants to add runners in pace-of-play idea
    According to a pace-of-play proposal obtained by The Associated Press, MLB wants a runner to be put on second base at the start of the 11th inning in the All-Star Game and in the 10th inning of spring training games....
  • • Darvish was Cubs' primary offseason target
    The Cubs welcomed Yu Darvish to their Spring Training facility on Tuesday....
  • • Goose rips Cashman after spring training snub
    Goose Gossage blasted Brian Cashman in a rant to the New York Daily News, saying he isn't "a big fan" of the longtime Yankees GM and calling him a "f---ing a--h---." Gossage will not be attending Yankees spring training this season....
  • • White Sox prospects Moncada, Robert bonding
    Luis Robert's training begins once he steps into Yoan Moncada's rental car each morning. The 10-minute drive from the nearby hotel to Camelback Ranch, home of the White Sox Spring Training facility and the site of this week's hitters mini-camp, is short but helpful....
  • • Bregman ready for run at Astros repeat
    Winning a World Series in his first full season in the Major Leagues won't be as challenging as trying to repeat, something no team has done in nearly 20 years. That's why Astros third baseman Alex Bregman has been grinding in the gym this offseason in preparation for Spring Training, which begins in a month....
  • • Seahawks' Wilson joins Yanks, hits 6 HRs in BP
    Russell Wilson reported to a week of spring training with the Yankees and promptly joined heavy hitters Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez and Greg Bird for a few rounds of live hitting....
  • • Mets again invite Tebow for spring training
    Tim Tebow, who hit .226 with eight home runs and 52 RBIs in 126 minor league games for the Mets last season, has been invited back to spring training in 2018....

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