Latest MLB Spring Training News

Severino says he hurt lat muscle March 5, not during rehab

Apr. 17, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees ace Luis Severino says he hurt his lat muscle warming up before his first scheduled spring training start March 5, though New York's medical staff did not diagnose the injury until April. When Severino first got hurt, the Yankees said the injury was right shoulder inflammation....

Welcome to the rivalry: Paxton Ks 12, Yanks rout Red Sox 8-0

Apr. 16, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton and Chris Sale came out firing in this year's first edition of baseball's biggest rivalry. Paxton pumping 99 mph, and Sale nearing 98. Only one of those hard-throwing lefties got results to match. Paxton struck out 12 in his first pinstriped clash with Boston, Sale found his...

Edwin Jackson agrees to deal with Oakland A's, his 13th team

Apr. 12, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Edwin Jackson has agreed to a minor league deal with the Oakland Athletics, which last year became his record-matching 13th big league team. A's manager Bob Melvin said Friday that the 35-year-old right-hander will go to the club's spring training facility in Arizona before pitching...

Angels rally for 11-8 win over Brewers after Trout gets hurt

Apr. 10, 2019 3:39 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Tommy La Stella is providing an unexpected power boost for the Los Angeles Angels during their interleague series against the Milwaukee Brewers. The second baseman homered twice and drove in four runs to lead the Angels to an 11-8 victory Tuesday night after Mike Trout exited with a...

Giants acquire outfielder, first baseman Austin from Twins

Apr. 8, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin has been traded to the San Francisco Giants from the Minnesota Twins for minor league outfielder Malique Ziegler. The 27-year-old Austin played in two games for the Twins after making the team out of spring training. He will be added to the 25-man...

Rookie's rare chance nets walk-off walk, Nats top Phils 9-8

Apr. 3, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jake Noll wasn't even supposed to be in the big leagues at all by now. And by the end of Wednesday, he was gathering things from his locker in the Washington Nationals clubhouse because he was being sent down to Triple-A Fresno. At least those belongings now include a game-used baseball,...

Cruz drives in go-ahead run in 10th as Twins top KC, 5-4

Apr. 3, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — From his vantage point in the dugout, Rocco Baldelli had no idea whether the chopper that Nelson Cruz hit toward third base with two outs in the 10th inning Tuesday night was fair or foul. Turns out the Twins manager didn't even need to challenge the call. Plate umpire Mark...

MLB takes over Dodgertown, renames it for Jackie Robinson

Apr. 2, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The former Dodgertown spring training camp will be named the Jackie Robinson Training Complex and be used for Major League Baseball's amateur development initiatives. Then based in Brooklyn, the Dodgers started training in Vero Beach in 1948. The franchise moved to Los Angeles after...

O's bullpen loses Hess' no-hit bid in win vs Blue Jays

Apr. 1, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — David Hess had done everything right, taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his first start of the season. So it was something of a stunner when first-year manager Brandon Hyde pointed to the bullpen. Hess was pulled after 6 1/3 hitless innings, and the Baltimore Orioles bullpen...

Yelich powers Brewers to dramatic 5-4 win over Cardinals

Mar. 31, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich led the way for the Milwaukee Brewers, from his first swing to the very last one for the game. So it was a pretty typical day for the reigning NL MVP. Yelich hit his fourth homer in the first inning and a two-run double in the ninth, lifting the Brewers to a dramatic 5-4...