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BC-BBO--This Date in Baseball

Mar. 24, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

March 27 1973 — Minnesota pitcher Jim Perry became the first player to use the "10 and 5 rule" when he OK'd his own trade to the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitcher Dan Fife and cash. 1986 — Major League Baseball's Rules Committee voted to change the designated hitter rule for the World Series...

Toronto Blue Jays take batting practice before a baseball game against the New York Yankees Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Tampa. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yankees minor leaguer has virus, spring camps begin to empty

Mar. 15, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

A New York Yankees minor leaguer tested positive for the coronavirus, the Miami Marlins shut their spring training complex and baseball began bracing for the possibility that opening day could be delayed into May or longer. On Sunday night, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended gatherings of...

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...

Mets slugger Michael Conforto sent to NY to see doctor

Mar. 10, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets outfielder Michael Conforto was scheduled to be examined by a doctor in New York after tweaking his side while making a catch in a recent spring training game. The slugger had an MRI in Florida but left camp and was sent to New York on Monday night to meet with the team's medical...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich arrives at the Brewers' spring training facility to announce his multi-year contract extension Friday, March 6, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Yelich stakes future to Brewers with $215M, 9-year deal

Mar. 6, 2020 7:07 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich took to Milwaukee so much he staked his long-term future to the Brewers. “I've said many times that I've only been here for two years, but it feels like it's been a lot longer," the two-time NL batting champion said Wednesday after finalizing a $215 million, nine-year...

FILE - In this April 2, 2012 file photo fans watch from the swimming pool at Marlins Park during a spring training baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the New York Yankees in Miami. The Clevelander nightclub at Marlins Park has closed. It included a swimming pool, dancers and DJs, and had been a staple at the ballpark since it opened in 2012. The space will still be accessible to fans with different seating and without the pool, but the bar remains. Marlins Park has undergone a gradual makeover since Derek Jeter's group bought the team in late 2017. Before the 2019 season, Jeter removed the kitschy home run sculpture from the outfield. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file)

No more swimming at Marlins games: Nightclub closes

Mar. 5, 2020 6:07 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Clevelander nightclub at Marlins Park didn't make the team this year. The club beyond the left field wall at field level has closed. It included a swimming pool, dancers and DJs, and had been a staple at the ballpark since it opened in 2012. The space will still be accessible to fans with...

FILE — In this March 2, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jesus Aguilar sits in the dugout during a spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals in West Palm Beach, Fla. Slugger Jesus Aguilar came to the Miami Marlins to find his swing and regain his confidence. If he does, he’ll provide a big boost to a team that finished last in the majors in home runs in 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

After 2019 slump, Aguilar hopes to bounce back with Marlins

Mar. 3, 2020 2:53 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Jesús Aguilar joined the Miami Marlins to repair his swing and restore his confidence. They go hand in hand, he figures. Both went south last year, when the 250-pound first baseman failed to hit his weight and lost his starting job with the Milwaukee Brewers. Aguilar continued to...

Greinke makes 1st outing after later arrival with Astros

Feb. 28, 2020 6:28 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Zack Greinke wants to sharpen his slider without neglecting his other pitches. “Sometimes if you spend a lot of time on something new, the stuff you do good sometimes suffers from it,” Greinke said Friday after his first spring training outing. “You've got to, No....

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins pitcher Pablo Lopez throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla. The Marlins haven't played in the postseason since 2003, and likely won't get there this year. But more than three years after the death of ace Jose Fernandez in a boating accident, the Marlins believe the have the pieces to build a winning rotation. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Young pitching at foundation of Marlins' rebuilding plan

Feb. 28, 2020 12:58 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Adam Conley has pitched in the Miami Marlins’ organization since 2011, which gives him a unique perspective on the quality of their rotation through a decade of losing. It's on the rise, he says. “The depth is noticeably improved,” Conley says. “Now you...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Derek Holland is shown during a spring training baseball workout in Bradenton, Fla. Holland is one of several older players trying to hang on with teams that don't figure to be contenders in 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Working the count; 30-somethings grinding to extend careers

Feb. 28, 2020 2:27 AM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jarrod Dyson kept waiting for the phone to ring. As December faded and the hot stove cooled, one thought kept running through the free agent outfielder's mind. “You mean to tell me I can't help nobody win?" said Dyson, who stole 30 bases for Arizona in 2019 before hitting the...