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New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton takes batting practice during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Stanton: I would have hit 80-plus homers if I knew pitches

Feb. 19, 2020 2:44 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees star Giancarlo Stanton imagined having the advantage the Houston Astros gained in their scam. "If knew what was coming in '17, I probably would have hit 80-plus home runs," he said Wednesday. Stanton agreed with teammate Aaron Judge that the Astros should be stripped of...

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

LeBron: MLB's Manfred needs to listen to players' Astros ire

Feb. 18, 2020 6:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James is stepping to the plate for ballplayers furious over baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scam. The four-time NBA MVP and star with the Los Angeles Lakers unleashed in two tweets Tuesday, echoing calls for harsher punishments...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge runs on the field during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yankees' Judge says Astros should be stripped of 2017 title

Feb. 18, 2020 6:10 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees star Aaron Judge feels the Houston Astros should be stripped of their 2017 World Series championship. “You cheated and you didn't earn it,” Judge said Tuesday after the Yankees' first full-squad workout. “That's how I feel. It wasn't earned. It...

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has minor right shoulder issue

Feb. 18, 2020 8:59 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was not in any batting practice group for the team's first full squad workout on Tuesday because of a minor right shoulder issue. The problem is not considered serious and Judge is expected to take part in other drills. The outfielder hit .272 with 27...

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...

Bo Bichette: Tough to hear Astros' response to scandal

Feb. 15, 2020 5:05 PM EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Bo Bichette says it's been tough to watch the Houston Astros response to their sign-stealing scandal exposed in Commissioner Rob Manfred's report. "I don't know what they're really thinking," the 21-year old Toronto Blue Jays shortstop and son of former player Dante Bichette said...

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...

Flowers and photos honor members of the Altobelli family outside Angel Stadium, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. Coach John Altobelli, 56, far right, his wife, Keri, 43, second from left, and his daughter Alyssa, 13, left, died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 in Calabasas. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Memorial held for coach, family killed in Bryant crash

Feb. 10, 2020 10:55 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The smiling faces of baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter Alyssa shone in photos and videos cast on screens at Angel Stadium of them hitting the baseball field, basketball court and the beach. But as friends and family remembered the couple and their teenage...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, left, smiles as Gerrit Cole tries on a Yankee jersey as he is introduced in New York. The pitcher agreed to a 9-year $324 million contract.

Yanks already banged up heading into spring training

Feb. 6, 2020 1:56 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Hal Steinbrenner talked about his goals for the New York Yankees over the next two months. "I just want to get through spring training healthy," the Yankees owner said Wednesday afternoon. Three hours later, New York announced left-hander James Paxton had spinal surgery earlier in the...