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Washington Nationals center fielder Emilio Bonifacio (27) and second baseman Starlin Castro (14) tap arms as they get ready in the dugout prior to a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Major League Baseball is delaying the start of its season by at least two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak and has suspended the rest of its spring training game schedule. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Spring training shuts down, MLB calls off games for virus

Mar. 12, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

Even before the first pitch, St. Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter could detect an odd vibe at Roger Dean Stadium. "It felt like the most meaningless baseball game in the history of the sport," he said. Shortly before the Cardinals finished off the Miami Marlins 3-0 Thursday at Jupiter, Florida, the...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' pitching coach Bryan Price walks with umpire Phil Cuzzi during a spring training baseball game, Sunday,, in Dunedin, Fla. Price could end up being the most valuable addition the Phillies made in the offseason if he can get some talented members of the staff to reach their potential.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

New pitching coach Bryan Price is a key to Phillies' success

Mar. 12, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryan Price observes, listens, suggests and tries to lead pitchers to their own conclusions. The new pitching coach could end up being the most valuable addition the Philadelphia Phillies made in the offseason if he can get some talented members of the staff to reach their...

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola throws during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Phillies see potential to turn rotation into a strength

Mar. 7, 2020 5:37 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — For the Philadelphia Phillies to compete in a tough division, they need better starting pitching. There's hope because none of their returning starters performed up to expectations last year, the team strengthened the top of the rotation by signing Zack Wheeler and new pitching...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge speaks at a news conferece after a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yanks star Judge has broken rib, return to lineup uncertain

Mar. 6, 2020 7:28 PM EST

Now the New York Yankees know what's wrong with Aaron Judge. As to when he'll be OK to play, no telling. Judge has a broken rib and it's uncertain whether he will need surgery, leaving doubt when he can return to the lineup. Manager Aaron Boone said he thought the star right fielder hurt himself making a diving...

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...

Philadelphia Phillies' Vince Velasquez delivers a pitch during a spring training baseball workout Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Girardi: Realmuto will return from arbitration focused

Feb. 19, 2020 8:02 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi expects catcher J.T. Realmuto to be back in spring training Thursday and does not believe there will be any fallout from his arbitration hearing in Arizona. Realmuto, eligible for free agency after this season, asked for a raise from $6.05...

Philadelphia Phillies Zack Wheeler, left, signs autographs during a spring training baseball workout Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Phillies' Wheeler downplays dispute with Mets' GM

Feb. 15, 2020 5:01 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Zack Wheeler wants to dial down his little dispute with his former team's general manager. The new Philadelphia right-hander has been trading barbs with New York Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen recently, adding even more intrigue after Wheeler left the Mets to sign with the rival...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, the Philadelphia Phillies' new manager, Joe Girardi puts on his uniform during a news conference in Philadelphia. The Phillies enter spring training with a new manager who has a winning pedigree. Girardi, who led the Yankees to a World Series title, takes over in Philadelphia while righty Zack Wheeler and shortstop Didi Gregorious were the biggest on-field additions.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Phillies counting on Joe Girardi to restore winning ways

Feb. 7, 2020 1:09 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies turned to a proven winner to lead them back to the postseason for the first time in nine years. Joe Girardi's track record and personality made him an instant hit among fans but the biggest question entering spring training is whether the new manager has enough...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto, center, celebrates with teammates during a rally following a parade to celebrate the team's World Series baseball championship over Houston Astros in Washington. The Nationals head to spring training with mostly the same squad that won the World Series. They are counting again on being led by a star-studded rotation featuring Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, along with slugger Soto. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

NL East teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 12:23 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the National League East 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: ___ Atlanta Braves Manager: Brian Snitker (fifth season). 2019: 97-65, first place, lost to Cardinals in...