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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)

Astros' Verlander sidelined by back injury

Mar. 10, 2020 1:54 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is expected to miss opening day after he strained a back muscle during a spring training start against the New York Mets. Verlander said it would “probably take a miracle” for him to pitch in the Astros' opener against the Los...

Oakland Athletics' Mike Fiers smiles in the dugout during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Fiers draws cheers, perfect in 1st game since Astros reveal

Feb. 23, 2020 9:18 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics fan K.C. Sandstrom was sitting down the right field line watching his team warm up while armed with a small dry-erase board, a marker and a statement written in all caps. “MIKE FIERS FOR PRESIDENT” It's been a tumultuous few months for Fiers, the current...

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...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger watches the flight of his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. In what's become a familiar refrain, the Dodgers arrive at camp still looking for their first World Series championship since 1988. After losing in two straight World Series, they were ousted by Washington in five games in the NL Division Series last fall. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Dodgers head into camp with added firepower in Betts, Price

Feb. 7, 2020 2:56 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are headed to spring training with added firepower for an already potent offense and pitching rotation. After being quiet most of the winter, they pulled off a blockbuster deal a week before camp that is set to land them Mookie Betts and David Price from the...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger watches the flight of his home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. In what's become a familiar refrain, the Dodgers arrive at camp still looking for their first World Series championship since 1988. After losing in two straight World Series, they were ousted by Washington in five games in the NL Division Series last fall. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

NL West teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 1:01 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the National League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ Los Angeles Dodgers Manager: Dave Roberts (fifth season). 2019: 106-56, first place, lost to Nationals in...

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich rounds third after hitting a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Dario Agrazal during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. The Milwaukee Brewers have a lot of work to do in spring training. Having Christian Yelich sure helps. Yelich was working on a strong case for his second straight NL MVP award last year when he broke his right kneecap in September, sidelining the All-Star slugger for the rest of the season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

NL Central teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 12:39 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the National League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ St. Louis Cardinals Manager: Mike Shildt (third season). 2019: 91-71, first place, lost to Nationals in...