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Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera, right, talks with Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman during the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Monday, March 9, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Cabrera, Kershaw, Ramirez all have a lot to prove

Mar. 11, 2020 3:15 AM EDT

Few players have been as consistently excellent at the plate as Miguel Cabrera in his prime. That seems like a long time ago now. Cabrera hit only 12 home runs last season and has just 31 over the past three years. He'll turn 37 in April, and there are plenty of indications that the Detroit star is in the middle...

Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander walks in the dugout after pitching to the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Verlander has sore triceps, Astros send ace for more tests

Mar. 8, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander felt soreness in his triceps and made an early exit from an exhibition start Sunday, and the AL Cy Young Award winner was headed for more tests. Verlander was set to pitch four innings against the New York Mets. But with his velocity down from his previous start, Verlander was...

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws during spring training baseball camp Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Sale has strained elbow, pitching-needy Red Sox sign McHugh

Mar. 5, 2020 8:38 PM EST

Chris Sale tried to make the best of the latest diagnosis on his left elbow. The Boston Red Sox star won't need Tommy John surgery — for now, anyway. Sale felt discomfort Monday, a day after throwing his first batting practice of spring training. He had an MRI that was reviewed by team physicians and Drs....

Cole allows back-to-back homers twice to Demeritte, Cabrera

Mar. 5, 2020 3:32 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Gerrit Cole gave up homers on consecutive pitches to Detroit's Travis Demeritte and Miguel Cabrera in the first inning on Thursday. Then Demeritte and Cabrera went deep against the New York Yankees ace on back-to-back pitches in the second. "Probably pleased with most of the pitches,...

New York Yankees' Luis Severino delivers a pitch in the bullpenn during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yanks' Severino needs Tommy John surgery, will miss season.

Feb. 25, 2020 8:55 PM EST

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino has an elbow injury that requires Tommy John surgery. The team said Tuesday the 26-year-old right-hander has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, a development that means the two-time All-Star will miss all of 2020 after being sidelined for nearly all of 2019. Mets...

Altuve booed, nicked by pitch in spring debut for Astros

Feb. 25, 2020 3:06 AM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — José Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn't avoid a pitch that grazed him. “He was hit in the foot. That ain’t nothing, you know what I mean?” Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after an 11-1 win over Detroit at half-empty Joker...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo ,Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off of Chicago White Sox's Reynaldo Lopez during the first inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

Tigers' Cabrera arrives with something to prove

Feb. 17, 2020 4:05 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera acknowledged Monday that he has something to prove after a disappointing season. But the Detroit Tigers slugger is definitely done tinkering with his swing. "I don't want to change my swing anymore," Cabrera said before the Tigers' first full-squad workout of the...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees center fielder Cameron Maybin smiles as he heads to the field during the ninth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers, in Detroit. Maybin is back with the Detroit Tigers again. The Tigers announced that they have agreed to terms with the 32-year-old outfielder on a major league contract. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Maybin notices changes as he starts third tour with Tigers

Feb. 16, 2020 6:09 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Cameron Maybin is starting his third stint with the Detroit Tigers. This one feels a bit different. “The first two times around, there were a lot of familiar faces," the veteran outfielder said Sunday. "Not that many now.” Maybin began his big league career with Detroit...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees center fielder Cameron Maybin smiles as he heads to the field during the ninth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers, in Detroit. Maybin is back with the Detroit Tigers again. The Tigers announced that they have agreed to terms with the 32-year-old outfielder on a major league contract. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Tigers reach $1.5M, 1-year deal with OF Cameron Maybin

Feb. 13, 2020 12:46 AM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Cameron Maybin is back with the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers and the 32-year-old outfielder agreed Wednesday on a $1.5 million, one-year contract. He can earn $750,000 in performance bonuses for plate appearances: $100,000 each for 250, 300, 350, 400, 450 and 550, and $150,000 for 600....

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo ,Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off of Chicago White Sox's Reynaldo Lopez during the first inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

Detroit Tigers hope worst is behind them in rebuild

Feb. 6, 2020 5:37 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit general manager Al Avila hopes the worst is over for the rebuilding Tigers. “I don't think anybody was trying to hide away from the difficult couple years, three years that we've been having," Avila said. "Went through a full teardown, full rebuild, and now we're in a process...