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Rays' Kiermaier motivated to rebound from subpar season

Feb. 18, 2019 5:51 PM EST

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier says his body feels as good as ever and he's determined to bounce back from a subpar season marked by injuries and inconsistency to help the Tampa Bay Rays contend for a playoff berth. "I'm going to sound like a broken record all spring," the defensive whiz said,...

Kucherov, Lightning beat Canadiens 3-0

Feb. 16, 2019 11:59 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy passed an old friend for Tampa Bay's career shutout record. Vasilevskiy made 20 saves and Nikita Kucherov scored during Tampa Bay's three-goal third period, leading the Lightning to a 3-0 victory against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. The 24-year-old...

Sabathia looking to end career with 2019 victory parade

Feb. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — CC Sabathia can envision the perfect ending to his final big league season. "Right now I'm just focused on trying to win the championship and have a parade at the end of the year," Sabathia said Saturday. "That would be a great way to top this thing off." The 38-year-old Sabathia agreed...

Versatile Romo feeling young as part of rebuilding Marlins

Feb. 16, 2019 1:31 PM EST

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Veteran reliever Sergio Romo believes Miami's rebuilt roster can become his fountain of youth. "I think the youth here gives me energy, gives me confidence that I can still play because I'm with them every day," Romo said. "Yesterday we were running and, yeah, they beat me, but they...

Farquhar wears protective cap for 1st bullpen session

Feb. 15, 2019 7:05 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Danny Farquhar wore a specially designed protective cap Friday during his first spring training bullpen session with the New York Yankees. Farquhar collapsed in the Chicago White Sox dugout last April 20 after pitching in the sixth inning against Houston. He was diagnosed with a ruptured...

Reliever Sergio Romo, Marlins finalize $2.5M, 1-year deal

Feb. 15, 2019 1:18 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Sergio Romo and the Miami Marlins have finalized a one-year contract that guarantees the reliever $2.5 million. Romo can earn an additional $250,000 in performance bonuses for games finished as part of the deal announced Friday: $50,000 each for 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 games...

Stamkos, Kucherov lead Lightning to 6-0 win over Stars

Feb. 14, 2019 11:51 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are piling up points, the Tampa Bay Lightning are tough to stop. Stamkos had two goals and an assist, Kucherov added a goal and three assists and the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 6-0 Thursday night. Tampa Bay scored at least six goals for the...

Rays open spring, praising success of their openers

Feb. 14, 2019 6:23 PM EST

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays offer a simple response to critics of the team's creative use of openers to fill out their pitching rotation. It works. And, they plan to do it again this season, when they expect to contend for a playoff berth after winning more games in 2018 than any major...

Bauer, Cole, Wood win in arbitration; players ahead 6-3

Feb. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Bauer, Gerrit Cole and Alex Wood won their salary arbitration cases Wednesday, giving players a 6-3 advantage over teams to ensure a winning record in consecutive years for the first time since 1989-90. Bauer won his hearing for the second straight year and was awarded...

Moore awaiting birth of baby as Tigers open camp

Feb. 13, 2019 3:37 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Matt Moore's mind isn't just on spring training. He traveled to Tampa, where his wife his due to give birth any day now, then returned to Lakeland for the Detroit Tigers' first workout. "Everything's OK," the 29-year-old left-hander said Wednesday. "It's our first baby." An All-Star...