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Jays OF Saunders could return in April
Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders had surgery on his left knee Friday and could return to the team sooner than previously expected, perhaps in mid-April.
Braves OF Upton to miss rest of spring
Atlanta Braves outfielder Melvin Upton is expected to miss the rest of spring training because of inflammation in his left foot.
Wainwright may miss Cards' season opener
Adam Wainwright won't pitch in exhibition games until mid-March because of his abdominal strain, a delay that could prevent the St. Louis Cardinals ace from starting the major league season opener at the Chicago Cubs on April 5.`
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.
Harvey faces first batters since surgery
Matt Harvey drew an ovation from the crowd of 100-150 fans and high-fives from teammates after stepping off the mound Friday.
Bucs: Terrorist wearing hat 'sickening'
The Pittsburgh Pirates say it's ''absolutely sickening'' to see a photo of the Islamic State militant known as ''Jihadi John'' wearing a Pirates hat.
Yankees give A-Rod first work at 1B
Stripped of his job at third base, Alex Rodriguez moved across the diamond and worked out at first base for the initial time with the New York Yankees.
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.
Tigers sign RHP Perry to minors deal
The Detroit Tigers have signed reliever Ryan Perry to a minor league deal, bringing the right-hander back to the organization that drafted him in the first round in 2008.
Jays give LHP Santana minor league deal
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana to a minor league contract, hoping the former ace can make it back to the majors.
Lawyer claims Banks had just $16,000
Cubs great Ernie Banks had assets worth just $16,000 when he died, an attorney for the woman who cared for him during his final years said Tuesday in a contentious court appearance over his will that prompted a judge to demand details.
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.
Red Sox's Ortiz rips pace-of-play fines
David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate.
Angels' Hamilton has disciplinary issue
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with Major League Baseball officials about a disciplinary issue.
KC's Gordon says he'll be OK for opener
Alex Gordon's season ended stranded on third base for the final out of Game 7 of the World Series. After having wrist surgery this winter, he vows he'll be in the Kansas City Royals' lineup for the start of this season.
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