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Bryce Harper gets his 1st hit of spring training

Mar. 21, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

Bryce Harper got his first hit of spring training. Harper lined a 97-mph fastball to center in the fourth inning of Wednesday's game against Detroit his first spring training hit with the Philadelphia Phillies after a 0-for-9 start. Harper jokingly gestured toward the dugout that he wanted to keep the ball. It...

Even as defending champ, Braves still underdogs in NL East

Mar. 19, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman believes the Phillies, Nationals and Mets made so many moves this offseason because they wanted to catch up to the 2018 NL East champion Braves. If hype matters, those division rivals already passed the Braves. For Atlanta, repeating as division champion may be even more...

MLB '19: Returns for Harper, Machado highlight 2019 schedule

Mar. 18, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

Bryce, Manny and Ichiro. London calling, and Cleveland rocks. Lots of intrigue on the baseball schedule this summer. Here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics: Ichiro Suzuki returns to his native Japan when Seattle and Oakland open the season...

After big rookie season, Acuna eager for 1st opening day

Mar. 13, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When Ronald Acuna Jr. returned to the Atlanta clubhouse, Braves star Freddie Freeman playfully told the NL Rookie of the Year there still was work to do. "You should have kept going," Freeman kidded, "and gone for the cycle." Acuna went 3 for 3 with a long home run and double off St....

NL Rookie of Year Acuna looking forward to 1st opening day

Mar. 12, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When Ronald Acuna Jr. got back to the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse after getting his third hit of the game, Freddie Freeman acted surprised. "You should have kept going," Freeman told him, "and gone for the cycle." Acuna went 3 for 3 with a long home run and double off St. Louis opening...

Mariners' Seager out thru April, Braves' Foltynewicz ailing

Mar. 12, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

Kyle Seager will be absent next week when the Seattle Mariners play the major league opener in Japan. Mike Foltynewicz will miss opening day for Atlanta, too. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, meanwhile, is on the mend. The Mariners said Monday that Seager needs surgery on his left hand, sidelining the third baseman...

New-look NL East suddenly baseball's deepest division

Mar. 7, 2019 11:37 AM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — For years, the NL East has been soft as a bunt single. Not anymore. Even before Bryce Harper decided to stay inside the division, four of the five teams spent this offseason swinging for the fences. In addition to defending champion Atlanta, the New York Mets, Philadelphia...

Dodgers ace Kershaw could miss opening day start

Mar. 4, 2019 6:52 PM EST

Clayton Kershaw might not be on the mound when the two-time NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers start the season. The lefty ace is working his way back from shoulder soreness that caused him to shut down his spring training. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said "that's fair" when asked Monday whether Kershaw might miss...

With Foltynewicz slowed by elbow, Teheran could start opener

Mar. 4, 2019 5:26 PM EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — With Mike Foltynewicz slowed by a sore right elbow, Julio Teheran could make his sixth straight opening-day start for the Atlanta Braves. Teheran made his 2019 exhibition debut Monday, pitching three innings in a 4-3 loss to Houston. The 28-year-old right-hander allowed three runs...

Atlanta's Duvall trying to rebound from dip in power

Mar. 3, 2019 5:52 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Adam Duvall left Cincinnati and suddenly stopped hitting homers — and yes, he's been well aware of the drought. "It feels like about five years, to be honest," Duvall said. "When you're used to driving the ball and hitting home runs, when you go that long without...