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Seattle Mariners' Kyle Lewis waits to bat during spring training baseball practice Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Lewis hoping to power up for Mariners in first full season

Feb. 21, 2020 3:51 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Lewis showed late last season that he’s ready for a regular role in the Seattle Mariners outfield, and he hopes his short time in the major leagues following a September callup is a preview of the kind of offensive production he can provide. Lewis homered in his major...

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has a message on his hat in honor of Tony Fernandez, who died recently, during baseball spring training Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Votto energized by Reds additions to move past worst season

Feb. 20, 2020 2:37 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Votto has no desire to rehash what he considers his worst season, which was also the sixth year in a row the Cincinnati Reds missed the playoffs with a losing record. As for the moves the Reds made during the offseason, those energized the former NL MVP now going into his 14th...

Cincinnati Reds baseball player Luis Castillo (58) works out during the teams' first spring training practice, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Reds' Luis Castillo aims for Cy Young after breakout season

Feb. 19, 2020 2:45 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz (AP) — Luis Castillo accomplished two of his goals last year: He was the Reds' opening day starter and made the All-Star team. He's aiming higher in 2020. With an upgraded offense behind him, Cincinnati's best starter thinks he's capable of winning the Cy Young Award. “I try to set...

Del. Mark Sickles, D-Fairfax., right, holds the Washington Nationals World Series trophy as Nationals president and General Manager, Mike Rizzo, left, looks on as the Virginia House of Delegates honors the team during the session at the Capitol Tuesday Jan 28, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Manfred apologizes for calling WS trophy a 'piece of metal'

Feb. 18, 2020 11:48 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday for what he called a disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a “piece of metal.” Even before being asked about it, Manfred said he made a mistake with those comments while trying to deliver a rhetorical...

Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis lays down a bunt during spring training baseball practice in North Port, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (Curtis ompton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Braves' Markakis: Everyone on Astros `deserves a beating'

Feb. 18, 2020 2:17 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Before taking batting practice, Atlanta outfielder Nick Markakis teed off on the scam-ridden Houston Astros. "I feel every single guy over there deserves a beating," he said Tuesday. Markakis wasn't happy with commissioner Rob Manfred, either. “I think the commissioner...

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (27)  throws long tosses, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at the Reds spring training baseball facility in Goodyear, Ari.z. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Bauer gets positive reaction to criticism of playoff plan

Feb. 16, 2020 5:49 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer says he has gotten positive response to his criticism of a plan being considered by Major League Baseball to expand the playoffs, one that includes an extended break for top seeds and some teams choosing who they will play. Bauer directed his ire...

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger leaves the batting cages during spring training baseball Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Bellinger, Bauer, GMs assail Astros' scam and recent apology

Feb. 14, 2020 8:46 PM EST

NL MVP Cody Bellinger called out José Altuve and the Houston Astros for swiping their trophies and said he suspected they kept scheming last season, too. "One hundred percent,'' the Dodgers slugger said. "I don't know why they would stop.'' All-Star pitcher Trevor Bauer went even farther. "I'm not going to...

Cincinnati Reds' Nick Castellanos waits for interviews to begin during a news conference announcing his signing with the baseball club, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Cincinnati. Castellanos signed a $64 million, four-year deal with the Reds. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

$165 million later, Reds see themselves as a contender

Feb. 7, 2020 12:13 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Manager David Bell hears the buzz around town. Reds fans who haven't had much to cheer for six years are ruminating not only about a return to winning, but a spot in the 2020 postseason. A $165 million spending spree changed everything. Cincinnati was one of the biggest players in the...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning during Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Houston Astros in Cleveland. Clevinger doesn't know exactly how he''ll react the next time he's on the mound facing the Astros. Clevinger has been one of the most outspoken critics of the Astros since their sign-stealing scandal broke earlier this month, rocking baseball, leading to suspensions, managerial firings in Houston, Boston and New York and blanketing the sport in a net of suspicion as spring training approaches.(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)

High, hard: Indians' Clevinger takes aim at cheating Astros

Feb. 1, 2020 3:11 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Mike Clevinger doesn't know exactly how he'll react the next time he's on the mound facing the Houston Astros. They cheated, and he doesn't like cheaters. On Friday night, he took aim at them. “We'll see,” he said. “It'll be fun." Clevinger has been one...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 206 file photo, former Cincinnati Reds player and manager Pete Rose speaks during a press conference where it was announced that he will be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in Cincinnati.   Rose says cheating on the field is bad for the game, and the one thing he never did with his bets is change the outcome of a game. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Where does Astros cheating rank in scandals? Ask Pete Rose

Jan. 18, 2020 10:19 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pete Rose was taking a break from signing autographs at the MGM Grand hotel when asked a question he’s uniquely qualified to address. What’s worse, betting on baseball or cheating at baseball? “I don’t know,’’ Rose tells The Associated Press....