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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)

Bounce back: MLB veterans to watch in spring games

Feb. 20, 2020 1:32 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton's intimidating presence was missing from the middle of the Yankees' lineup for a big chunk of 2019 because of an injury-filled season. As he tries to bounce back, the New York slugger will have his spring at-bats analyzed more than most. Spring training game...

Kansas City Royals' Maikel Franco throws during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Royals newcomer Franco changes look, hopes to change results

Feb. 20, 2020 11:49 AM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Maikel Franco has a new look to go along with a new attitude. Franco had short hair, rather than his usual shoulder-length dreadlocks, when he arrived at the Kansas City Royals’ spring training clubhouse. In fact, Royals catcher Salvador Pérez did not recognize him at...

Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi fields a ball during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

At 24, Mondesi emerging as star shortstop for Royals

Feb. 17, 2020 3:22 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi might be one of the best kept secrets in baseball. The only player to make his big league debut in the World Series, the 24-year-old Mondesi has blossomed into an emerging star for the Kansas City Royals. Last season, his 10 triples tied for the most in the majors...

Kansas City Royals pitcher Greg Holland throws during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Holland returns to Royals, hopes to straighten out struggles

Feb. 15, 2020 5:13 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Back in a familiar bullpen, Greg Holland is hoping to recapture the glory days. Holland was part of the dominant Royals relief corps that led them to back-to-back World Series. He was a two-time All-Star selection and logged 145 of his career 205 saves with Kansas City. That bullpen...

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez gets ready to bat during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Pérez catches bullpen, ready to return after season absence

Feb. 12, 2020 5:48 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Preparing to return to the major leagues after a one-season absence, Salvador Pérez caught a bullpen session from prospect Brady Singer in the Kansas City Royals' first spring training workout on Wednesday. Pérez hurt his a ligament in his right elbow during drills in...

FILE - In this July 24, 1983, file photo, Kansas City Royals' George Brett, second from right, is restrained by umpire Joe Brinkman after his bat was ruled illegal because of pine tar beyond the legal limit on the handle during a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York. Nearly three decades after it became known simply as

'Pine Tar Game' items headed to auction later this month

Feb. 10, 2020 3:02 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nearly three decades ago, Royals star George Brett raced out of the visiting dugout at Yankee Stadium and got in the face of rookie umpire Tim McClelland, instantly transforming what had been a run-of-the-mill regular-season game in mid-July into an iconic moment in baseball...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game in New York. The Twins enter spring training emboldened by their 101-win season in 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

AL Central teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 1:42 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the American 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: ___ Minnesota Twins Manager: Rocco Baldelli (second season). 2019: 101-61, first place, lost to Yankees in...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon follows through on a swing during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore. Alex Gordon has agreed to consent to a trade by the Kansas City Royals starting June 16, an unusual provision in the outfielder's new $4 million, one-year contract. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

New-look Royals head to spring with fresh outlook on growth

Feb. 6, 2020 12:50 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The biggest changes to the Kansas City Royals since the end of last season happened far away from the field. Now, the new-look organization wants to see some change on the field. After the Royals were sold by to Kansas City businessman John Sherman, and Mike Matheny was hired to...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds the Vince Lombardi trophy during a Super Bowl rally in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Andy Reid tells parade-goers Chiefs will win again next year

Feb. 5, 2020 4:45 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Kansas City Chiefs fans braved sub-freezing wind chills on Wednesday to celebrate the team's first Super Bowl victory in 50 years, and if Coach Andy Reid is to be believed, they'll be back for an encore next year. Fans lined the 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) parade...

Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback Patrick Mahomes celebrates his touchdown pass to  Damien Williams in the the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Latest: Trump fumbles tweet congratulating Chiefs

Feb. 3, 2020 1:57 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — 11:15 p.m. President Donald Trump fumbled his congratulatory tweet following the Super Bowl. On the heels of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31-20 Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers, Trump tweeted his congratulations to the Chiefs for a “fantastic...