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Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker gestures as he watches his team during spring training baseball practice Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Baker to MLB: Tell teams to 'stop the comments' on Astros

Feb. 15, 2020 8:28 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dusty Baker wants action from Major League Baseball: End the criticism of the Astros from across baseball over sign stealing, and take steps to ensure pitchers don't throw at his players. “It's not good for the game, it's not good for kids to see it, so I think...

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros' Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Houston. While the Astros have been punished by Major League Baseball for a sign-stealing scheme in their run to the 2017 championship, and Correa says Houston won that World Series “fair and square.” (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

War of words on Astros scandal now involves partial tattoo

Feb. 15, 2020 5:19 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The verbal sparring between the Houston Astros and others around the majors over the team's sign-stealing scandal is reaching new levels of absurdity — from accusations of illiteracy to claims about a player's partial tattoo. Yes, really. And spring training is only a...

FILE - In this  Friday, July 12, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Alex Verdugo watches his solo home run during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. With less than a week before pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report to spring training, the Red Sox sent Mookie Betts and David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a deal that brought outfielder Alex Verdugo and Twins pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol to Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Boston's Sale, Verdugo already behind schedule for opener

Feb. 15, 2020 4:54 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Three days after telling reporters he wanted to push harder in spring training to improve on last year's slow start, Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke pumped the brakes on two key players. Left-hander Chris Sale and outfielder Alex Verdugo are both recovering from setbacks that could...

FILE - In this Friday, April, 12, 2019 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi, left, Mookie Betts, center, and Jackie Bradley Jr. run in after defeating the Baltimore Orioles during a baseball game in Boston. When the Boston Red Sox traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the eve of spring training, they broke up the

With Betts gone, Red Sox fill holes in OF and at leadoff

Feb. 14, 2020 8:54 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Win. Dance. Delete. When the Boston Red Sox traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the eve of spring training, they broke up the "Killer B's” who patrolled the Fenway outfield and led the team to a World Series championship in 2018. Together, Betts, Jackie Bradley...

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger leaves the batting cages during spring training baseball Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Bellinger, Bauer, GMs assail Astros' scam and recent apology

Feb. 14, 2020 8:46 PM EST

NL MVP Cody Bellinger called out José Altuve and the Houston Astros for swiping their trophies and said he suspected they kept scheming last season, too. "One hundred percent,'' the Dodgers slugger said. "I don't know why they would stop.'' All-Star pitcher Trevor Bauer went even farther. "I'm not going to...

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger leaves the batting cages during spring training baseball Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Bellinger: Altuve stole MVP from Yankees' Judge

Feb. 14, 2020 5:03 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cody Bellinger thinks Houston's José Altuve stole the 2017 AL MVP award from the Yankees' Aaron Judge and the Astros swiped that year's World Series title from the Los Angeles Dodgers. “These guys were cheating for three years,’’ Bellinger said Friday at the...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda watches during spring training baseball practice on Thursday., Feb. 13, 2020 in Fort Myers, Fla. The Minnesota Twins welcome Kenta Maeda to their rotation, after a held-up trade was finally completed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

Maeda questions whether Astros' sign stealing hurt Darvish

Feb. 14, 2020 1:45 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Kenta Maeda wonders whether the Astros’ sign stealing affected the performance of teammate Yu Darvish during the Los Angeles Dodgers' 2017 World Series loss to Houston. Darvish lost Games 3 and 7. He gave up nine runs — eight earned — over just 3 1/3 total...

New Los Angeles Dodgers players David Price and Mookie Betts are greeted by Dodger President, Baseball Operations, Andrew Friedman and manager Dave Roberts during a news conference to announce their acquisition at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Dodgers begin spring training bolstered by addition of Betts

Feb. 13, 2020 6:27 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts opened spring training Thursday with his confidence boosted by the acquisition of Mookie Betts, who could prove crucial to the franchise’s quest to win its first World Series title since 1988. Betts, acquired from the Boston Red Sox...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda watches during spring training baseball practice on Thursday., Feb. 13, 2020 in Fort Myers, Fla. The Minnesota Twins welcome Kenta Maeda to their rotation, after a held-up trade was finally completed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

Dodgers pay Maeda $1M trade bonus as part of trade to Twins

Feb. 13, 2020 5:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to pay Kenta Maeda's $1 million assignment bonus as part of their trade of the pitcher to the Minnesota Twins. Los Angeles also agreed to pay the Twins $3 million to cover part of Maeda's salary and reimburse Minnesota for up to $7 million of his earned...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda watches during spring training baseball practice on Thursday., Feb. 13, 2020 in Fort Myers, Fla. The Minnesota Twins welcome Kenta Maeda to their rotation, after a held-up trade was finally completed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

Kenta Maeda joins Twins rotation after week in limbo

Feb. 13, 2020 5:20 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The acquisition of Kenta Maeda took the Minnesota Twins longer than they anticipated. The trade that was made to get him, the team believes, will be well worth the wait and the price. “We made a lot of decisions this offseason to invest in the now,” Twins president of...