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His heart in Florida, Rizzo rejoins Cubs after mournful trip

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo's parents were among the first homeowners in Parkland, Florida. The Chicago Cubs first baseman has watched his tight-knit community grow and change dramatically. He remembers as a boy when there were no stoplights in town to the four there are now....

MLB imposes stricter mound limits, defers on pitch clocks
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball imposed stricter limits on mound visits by players in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018....

AP source: Hosmer, Padres reach preliminary eight-year deal

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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Just the thought of free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer joining the downtrodden, youthful San Diego Padres sent a morning jolt through the spring training clubhouse....

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Feb. 19 (AP) -- Voluntary reporting date for other players....

Reds' Gennett wins in arbitration, players beat clubs 12-10

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett has won his salary arbitration case, giving players a final 12-10 margin over clubs this year....

Miami-Dade County sues seeking money from sale of Marlins

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MIAMI (AP) -- Miami-Dade County is suing former Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and the new ownership group led by Derek Jeter seeking money from the $1.2 billion sale of the team....

Cubs first baseman fights tears at Florida shooting vigil

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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo fought back tears as he spoke at a Florida vigil for the 17 victims killed in a shooting at his former high school, saying we're going to be "a bit broken for a while."...

Players win 3 of 5 arbitration cases, lead teams 11-8

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Cleveland's Trevor Bauer, Houston's Collin McHugh and Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi won their salary arbitration cases Thursday, and Toronto's Marcus Stroman and Minnesota's Kyle Gibson lost....

Royals scout kicked out as unusual free-agent camp opens

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As teams started spring training workouts across Florida and Arizona, the players' association had a Kansas City Royals scout escorted out of the union's opening training session for unsigned free agents....

Stars back on the field as pitchers, catchers begin workouts

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Justin Verlander is looking forward to a full season with the Houston Astros, while the New York Mets are hoping for a healthier year for their starting staff....