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A-Rod fields 3 chances in 1st base debut
Alex Rodriguez played first base for the first time in his professional career Sunday, handling three chances in three innings during the New York Yankees' 7-0 win over the Houston Astros.
Wilpon has closed-door meeting with Mets
New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon addressed the team in a closed-door meeting Monday morning.
Cards P Villanueva on opening-day roster
The St. Louis Cardinals have told reliever Carlos Villanueva he will be on their 25-man opening-day roster.
Braves demote relievers Vizcaino, Kohn
The Atlanta Braves have sent right-handers Arodys Vizcaino and Michael Kohn to the minors, trimming two more pitchers expected to contend for spots in the bullpen.
Red Sox get C Leon from Nats for cash
Catcher Sandy Leon has been traded to the Boston Red Sox by the Washington Nationals for cash considerations.
Indians to wear No. 7 patch for Rosen
The Indians will honor the late Al Rosen this season by wearing his No. 7 jersey number on their jersey sleeves.
A's Reddick won't be OK for opening day
Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick says he won't be ready for opening day because of his injured oblique.
Braves' Miller allows 1 hit in 6 innings
Shelby Miller is settling in quite nicely with his new team.
Phils' Utley hits first 2 spring homers
Chase Utley hit his first two home runs of spring training and drove in three runs for the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-4 tie against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
Mets' Gee goes 7 after rough start
Dillon Gee allowed singles to four of his first five batters, then settled in to pitch seven innings Sunday in the New York Mets' 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
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.
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.
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