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A-Rod to skip spring training opener
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.
Yankees RHP Tanaka pleased with first BP
New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka was pleased with his first batting practice session.
Utley likely out 1 week of spring games
Second baseman Chase Utley will not play in the Philadelphia Phillies' Grapefruit League opener Tuesday, and he says he isn't likely to see game action this week while coming back from a right ankle injury.
Wainwright gets first work since injury
Adam Wainwright bumped fists and smiled following a short bullpen session on Monday, the first since straining his abdominal muscle a week ago.
Lester to start season opener vs. Cards
Jon Lester is slated to make his first start for the Chicago Cubs on opening night, April 5, against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Switch-pitcher hoping to land with A's
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.
Chicago baseball great Minoso dies at 90
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.
Darvish: 'I didn't quit on the team'
Yu Darvish saved his best stuff for after his inning on the mound.
Angels' Richards won't pitch opening day
Los Angeles Angels right-hander Garrett Richards is expected to begin pitcher fielding drills in about a week as he makes progress from August knee surgery, and the club remains hopeful he could be pitching in games two to three weeks into the regular season for the reigning AL West champions.
Phillies lose to University of Tampa
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.
Sources: Hamilton faces suspension, though MLB trying to be lenient
Major League Baseball officials are weighing how to penalize Josh Hamilton for a breach of the sport's drug policy while showing compassion for a former MVP who until recently had abided by the terms of his 2006 reinstatement, according to sources with knowledge of baseball's thinking.
ChiSox ace Sale breaks foot, out 3 weeks
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.
OF Pierre retires, 18th in career steals
Outfielder Juan Pierre announced his retirement Friday after a 14-year career in the majors that included a World Series championship with the 2003 Florida Marlins.
3B Ramirez: Probably my last season
It's never easy for a baseball player to leave his family for six weeks of spring training, no matter how nice the weather is in Arizona.
Santana eyes another comeback with Jays
When Johan Santana walked into the Blue Jays' clubhouse for the first time early Saturday morning, a surprise was waiting inside his locker.
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