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A-Rod lines single, walks in return
Alex Rodriguez walked from the batter's box to home plate in the bottom of the first inning, eye black smeared across his face, and said hello to Philadelphia catcher Tommy Joseph, who was just 1 when A-Rod was taken first in the 1993 amateur draft. Then he turned his head and greeted umpire Marty oster.
Mets' Wright sorry for scolding prospect
New York Mets captain David Wright apologized for scolding pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard on Tuesday in the clubhouse while reporters were nearby.
Report: Mets' Murphy opposes gay living
Mets infielder Daniel Murphy says he disagrees with the ''lifestyle'' of people who are gay.
Upton homers, Kemp hitless for Padres
Justin Upton homered and Matt Kemp went hitless in three at-bats in their debuts with the San Diego Padres, a 4-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.
Posey has 2-run double in spring debut
Buster Posey got off to a strong start as he doubled in two runs and walked in his first appearance of the spring.
Royals hit back-to-back-to-back homers
Eric Hosmer and Royals newcomers Kendrys Morales and Alex Rios hit consecutive first-inning homers, and AL champion Kansas City routed the Texas Rangers 13-2 on Wednesday in the spring training opener for both teams.
Machado, Wieters hitless in returns
Matt Wieters and Manny Machado each were hitless in three at-bats in their first game since their seasons were cut short by injuries last year, and the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Detroit Tigers 5-4 Wednesday.
Braves scratch Minor from Sunday's start
Atlanta Braves starter Mike Minor was scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday after experiencing tightness in his left shoulder.
Goldschmidt back as Arizona tops Rockies
Paul Goldschmidt walked and struck out in his first major league action since a broken hand cut short his 2014 season, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 Wednesday.
Mets' Nieuwenhuis goes 4 for 4
Dillon Gee allowed two runs in two innings and Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 4 for 4 and scored a run, leading the New York Mets to an 8-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
Alex Johnson, AL batting champ in 1970, dies at age 72
Alex Johnson, who played 13 years in the majors and won the AL batting title with the then-California Angels in 1970, has died. He was 72.
Yankees fire worker over Schilling tweet
The New York Yankees say they have fired a part-time ticker seller accused by Curt Schilling of making offensive comments on Twitter about the daughter of the former Boston pitcher.
Tigers release Tommy John-bound Hanrahan
The Detroit Tigers have released Joel Hanrahan from a minor league contract and said the right-hander will have his second Tommy John surgery on March 18.
Rollins to bat leadoff for Dodgers
Adjusting to his new team, Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins was happy to see something familiar: his name in the leadoff spot.
Newly trim Howard begins with 2 singles
Newly trim, Ryan Howard singled in his first two at-bats of spring training and then broke his silence.
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