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Cubs' Bryant to minors, MLBPA to sue?
Third baseman Kris Bryant was reassigned by the Chicago Cubs to their minor league camp on Monday despite an outstanding spring training at the plate, triggering a threat of litigation from the players' association.
Nats closer Storen out with toe blister
Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen exited early because of a blister on his right big toe Monday in a 6-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mets' Cuddyer hits sixth HR, Duda 5 RBIs
Michael Cuddyer hit his sixth home run this spring and Lucas Duda homered, doubled and drove in five runs as the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 on Monday.
Benches clear in testy Phils-Bucs game
A quick pitch by Kevin Slowey sparked benches to empty in a rare testy spring training game.
Verlander to miss start Thursday
Justin Verlander will miss his scheduled spring training start Thursday but hopes to take his first scheduled regular-season turn for the Detroit Tigers on April 8 against Minnesota.
Wilpon has closed-door meeting with Mets
New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon addressed the team in a closed-door meeting Monday morning.
Tigers' Simon allows 1 run in 6 innings
Despite some poor spring training outings, Alfredo Simon says he was never worried.
O's Hardy likely to start season on DL
Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will likely begin the season on the disabled list because of a strained left shoulder.
Mets acquire LHPs Torres, Blevins
The New York Mets made two trades Monday to bolster a bullpen lacking in left-handers, acquiring Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres and Jerry Blevins from the Washington Nationals.
Rays' Longoria hits third home run
Evan Longoria hit his third homer of the spring and drove two runs as the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles played to a 6-6 tie in 10 innings Monday.
M's prospect dies 6 weeks after accident
Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died Saturday night from head injuries he suffered in a boating accident last month, his Venezuelan team announced.
Ortiz: I never knowingly took steroids
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: ''I never knowingly took any steroids.'' And this, too: ''I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.''
A-Rod cousin pleads guilty in drug case
A cousin of New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez who was the star's longtime personal assistant pleaded guilty Friday to a federal drug charge, the last remaining defendant in the probe into steroids illegally provided to athletes through a South Florida clinic.
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