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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....

The Latest: Ex-pitcher Loaiza pleads not guilty in drug case
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CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on drug smuggling allegations against former Major League Baseball pitcher Esteban Loaiza (all times local):...

Ex-pitcher Esteban Loaiza to face charges of cocaine dealing
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza, who earned more than $43 million over 14 seasons, is accused of drug dealing involving 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of suspected cocaine....