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AP source: Altuve, Astros agree to add $151M from 2020-2024

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A person familiar with the negotiations says AL MVP Jose Altuve and the World Series champion Houston Astros have agreed to a contract that guarantees him an additional $151 million over five seasons from 2020-24....

FANTASY PLAYS: Lots of depth at shortstop this season

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Shortstop offers depth and diversity this season for fantasy baseball owners, who will have the opportunity to use a top 30 pick or significant auction funds on a quartet of players that can become cornerstones of success....

Price pitches 4 scoreless innings in spring training debut

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- David Price made his delayed spring-training debut for Boston, allowing one hit over four scoreless innings in a 7-5 win over Toronto on Thursday....

FANTASY PLAYS: Pitching trends demand new plan for starters

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The baseball world is buzzing about the home run barrage and offensive explosion of the last two seasons, and there's no doubt it has changed the game. But the fantasy baseball community is much more concerned with what is going on with starting pitchers because those changes make it necessary to rethink the strategies of the past decade....

FANTASY PLAYS: Relievers better, but don't chase saves yet
Never pay for saves. That mantra has been a constant in fantasy baseball circles almost as long as it has been played....

Actor Jim Caviezel portrays Royals coach in team photo

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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Actor Jim Caviezel has played Jesus and golfer Bobby Jones on the big screen. On Wednesday, he portrayed Kansas City Royals bench coach Dale Sveum....

Extra innings to start with runner at 2nd base in minors

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Extra innings throughout the minor leagues will start with a runner at second base....

Tebow (1 for 18) sent to minor league camp by Mets

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Tim Tebow was reassigned by the New York Mets to their minor league camp on Tuesday after he went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts in an exhibition against the Houston Astros....

Long time: Beltre, Colon only in MLB with 20-plus seasons

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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Adrian Beltre is long past going to spring training trying to make the team. The five-time Gold Glove third baseman with more than 3,000 career hits is quite a rarity....

Wright out at least 2 more months; Cespedes hurt
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Mets captain David Wright won't participate in baseball activities for two months because of back and shoulder issues, another setback in his attempt to return from injuries that have sidelined him for two years, and New York star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is sidelined after hurting a wrist....