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Cleveland Indians' Franmil Reyes points skyward after hitting a home run during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Cleveland's Reyes still smashing baseballs in Cactus League

Mar. 5, 2020 2:12 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland's Franmil Reyes strikes out quite a bit and isn't a particularly good defensive outfielder. But the Indians slugger is showing once again that he can smash baseballs a long, long way. The 6-foot-5, 275-pound Reyes has flashed prodigious power during his short big-league...

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

Red Sox ace Chris Sale has MRI for elbow soreness

Mar. 3, 2020 5:22 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox starter Chris Sale has soreness in his throwing elbow and has undergone an MRI, the team announced two days after the 30-year-old left-hander faced batters for the first time this spring. Manager Ron Roenicke said Sale felt the soreness in his elbow Monday morning,...

Devers likely to be even bigger part of Boston offense

Feb. 28, 2020 5:59 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — His baby face and near constant smile may make him appear younger than his 23 years. But third baseman Rafael Devers already has parts of three seasons and a World Series championship on his resume. And after finishing 12th in American League MVP voting in his breakout 2019, the...

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...

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kenta Maeda works in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Maeda gives up leadoff HR in 1st start for Twins, settles in

Feb. 24, 2020 5:50 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Kenta Maeda got off to a memorable start for the Minnesota Twins, that's for sure. The Twins newcomer gave up a home run to Boston's Andrew Benintendi to begin the game Monday, prompting the Japanese pitcher to laugh later. "First time facing hitters so I just wanted to get that...

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freedie Freeman and the team take batting practice while preparing to play the Baltimore Orioles in a spring baseball game at the Braves new facility CoolToday Park on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in North Port, Fla.  (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Fans heckling Astros spring opener get signs stolen

Feb. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fans hoping to heckle the sign-stealing Houston Astros at their spring opener were met with quite the coincidence. They got their signs stolen. In the Astros’ first spring training game since their sign-stealing scandal rocked baseball, some fans brought signs jeering...

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...

Benintendi, Red Sox agree to $10 million, two-year deal

Feb. 8, 2020 10:33 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Outfielder Andrew Benintendi and the Boston Red Sox avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $10 million, two-year contract on Saturday. He will earn $3.4 million this year and $6.6 million in 2021. The 25-year-old hit .277 with 51 homers and 259 RBIs in his first three-plus seasons in the major...