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A-Rod homers, Gregorius sprains wrist
Alex Rodriguez hit his third homer and raised his batting average to .306, new shortstop Didi Gregorius gave New York a scare and the Yankees lost 10-2 to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.
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.
Cards scratch LHP Garcia due to shoulder
Jaime Garcia was scratched from Sunday's start by the St. Louis Cardinals because his surgically-repaired shoulder doesn't feel right, making it unlikely he will start the season on the active roster.
Yanks' Teixeira hit on leg by pitch, OK
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has left a minor league intrasquad game after being hit on a leg by a pitch.
Rockies' Gonzalez OK after knee scare
Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez acknowledges he was ''scared'' when he felt pain again in his surgically repaired left knee.
RHP Alvarez to start Marlins' opener
Henderson Alvarez has been picked to start the Miami Marlins' opener against the Atlanta Braves on April 6.
Astros send Correa, Dominguez to minors
Top prospect Carlos Correa and Matt Dominguez, Houston's regular third baseman for the last two seasons, are among eight players cut by the Astros from their big league spring training camp.
Braves release LHP Russell
Left-hander James Russell has been released by the Atlanta Braves.
Granderson, Wright homer off Strasburg
Curtis Granderson and David Wright hit consecutive home runs off Stephen Strasburg in the bottom of the third inning, leading the Mets to a 10-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.
Padres newcomer Shields to start opener
San Diego Padres newcomer James Shields has been picked to start on opening day.
Rodon Ks 9 in 4 innings for White Sox
Carlos Rodon struck out nine in four dazzling innings Wednesday night, making his latest impressive bid to join the White Sox rotation, and Chicago cruised to a 6-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
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.
Tigers' Cabrera makes debut in field
Tigers star Miguel Cabrera played the field for the first time this spring, doing fine at first base as Detroit beat the Miami Marlins 8-4 Wednesday.
Forbes estimates Yankees worth $3.2B
Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball's most valuable team for the 18th straight year.
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