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New York Yankees' Luis Severino delivers a pitch in the bullpenn during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yanks' Severino needs Tommy John surgery, will miss season.

Feb. 25, 2020 8:55 PM EST

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino has an elbow injury that requires Tommy John surgery. The team said Tuesday the 26-year-old right-hander has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, a development that means the two-time All-Star will miss all of 2020 after being sidelined for nearly all of 2019. Mets...

Seattle Mariners' Marco Gonzales throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Mariners' Gonzales struggles with command in spring debut

Feb. 24, 2020 8:54 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — For Marco Gonzales, better that this game came in his first start of spring training and not opening day at T-Mobile Park. The Seattle Mariners left-hander gave up five runs on three hits and two outs while getting just two outs Monday against the Chicago Cubs. “You go out in...

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts runs during spring training baseball Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Betts draws big cheer, drives in run during Dodgers debut

Feb. 23, 2020 6:48 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mookie Betts still has some work to do, settling in with the Los Angeles Dodgers. On the field, though, he's fine. "The hardest thing is finding a house and learning everybody's name," Betts said Sunday after making his Cactus League debut. "The baseball's the same. We all have the...

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freedie Freeman and the team take batting practice while preparing to play the Baltimore Orioles in a spring baseball game at the Braves new facility CoolToday Park on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in North Port, Fla.  (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Fans heckling Astros spring opener get signs stolen

Feb. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fans hoping to heckle the sign-stealing Houston Astros at their spring opener were met with quite the coincidence. They got their signs stolen. In the Astros’ first spring training game since their sign-stealing scandal rocked baseball, some fans brought signs jeering...

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger looks on during spring training baseball Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Dodgers' Bellinger glad to put offseason drama behind him

Feb. 22, 2020 8:45 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — This wasn't what Cody Bellinger had in mind for getting his feet wet to start 2020. The Los Angeles Dodgers MVP was in the lineup for his team's spring training opener Saturday, facing the San Francisco Giants in a game delayed 2 1/2 hours due to rain in the Phoenix area. Manager...

ESPN announces Rodriguez, Vasgersian as Sunday Night team

Feb. 20, 2020 9:37 PM EST

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez and Matt Vasgersian will be the announcers for ESPN's “Sunday Night Baseball” series, marking the first time since 2007 that the network is going with a two-person booth for its signature game. Jessica Mendoza had been part of the booth since 2015 but has...

Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria smiles during spring training baseball Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

White Sox's Renteria gets a full shot at turning team around

Feb. 20, 2020 9:28 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rick Renteria has been here before. He was managing the Chicago Cubs in 2014 when they were building a team that would end its century-long championship drought. But just as that team was coming together for a four-year postseason run, Renteria's contract was terminated when the...

New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton takes batting practice during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Bounce back: MLB veterans to watch in spring games

Feb. 20, 2020 1:32 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton's intimidating presence was missing from the middle of the Yankees' lineup for a big chunk of 2019 because of an injury-filled season. As he tries to bounce back, the New York slugger will have his spring at-bats analyzed more than most. Spring training game...

Kipnis chasing Cubs' 2nd base job, mentoring Hoerner

Feb. 20, 2020 12:44 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Jason Kipnis joined the Chicago Cubs this spring for a shot at the second base job. He also realizes the role he plays in helping develop 22-year-old prospect Nico Hoerner. “I think he’s a stud. He’s going to be one. He’s a young guy with a lot of talent and I...

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...