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Betts, Ohtani and Freeman make for an impressive trio at the top of the Dodgers' batting order

Mar. 03, 2024 20:11 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — With Mookie Betts, Shohei Ohtani and Freddie Freeman, the Los Angeles Dodgers have quite a trio at the top of their batting order. That's a tough start for any pitcher. Betts and Ohtani each had three hits and Freeman drove in two runs during...

Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. is dealing with some right knee irritation

Mar. 02, 2024 18:01 PM EST

Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. has some irritation around the meniscus in his surgically repaired right knee. The reigning NL MVP had an MRI on Friday. He will be evaluated on Monday by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who repaired the outfielder's torn right ACL in July 2021. ...

Twins slugger Royce Lewis is already starting to hit grand slams again

Mar. 01, 2024 21:40 PM EST

It didn’t take long for Royce Lewis to remember what it feels like to hit a grand slam. He did it four times last year. And in his first opportunity with the bases loaded in spring training, he did it again on Friday. The young Minnesota Twins slugger went deep in...

Pirates' Skenes retires Orioles' Holliday in Grapefruit League matchup between top draft picks

Feb. 29, 2024 21:08 PM EST

Pittsburgh Pirates starter Paul Skenes retired the Baltimore Orioles' Jackson Holliday on a grounder to second base Thursday in a spring training matchup of the top overall picks in the last two amateur drafts. Skenes, a 6-foot-6 right-hander, was the first pick last year after going...

Players' union head Tony Clark hopeful 2024 uniforms will soon be altered following complaints

Feb. 29, 2024 17:40 PM EST

TAMPA. Fla. (AP) — Baseball players’ association head Tony Clark is hopeful 2024 uniforms will soon be altered following complaints by his members. The uniforms designed by Nike and manufactured by Fanatics have been criticized by players for pants that are somewhat see through...

Stacy Wakefield had a passion for service that continued after husband Tim Wakefield's death

Feb. 29, 2024 16:12 PM EST

Stacy Wakefield had somewhere she needed to be. Two months after her husband, longtime Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, died from cancer — and with the disease wreaking havoc inside her own body — she was back at Boston's Dana Farber Children's Hospital, delivering presents...

Harper settling in at first for Phillies; Muncy takes a hit in Yamamoto spring debut for Dodgers

Feb. 28, 2024 20:29 PM EST

Bryce Harper is getting settled in as full-time first baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies. Harper hit a hard single in his first spring training at-bat Wednesday, but the two-time NL MVP also flashed some leather at first base in a 7-7 tie against Atlanta. Harper made a diving...

MLB wants to make starting pitching more prominent, but it's a tough task in today's game

Feb. 28, 2024 17:43 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Max Scherzer logged at least 179 innings in 10 of his first 16 years in the majors. And the three-time Cy Young Award winner learned some tough lessons on the road to pitching deep into games. That's one reason why the Texas Rangers right-hander thinks Major...

Texas Rangers coach Hector Ortiz dies at 54 after long battle with cancer

Feb. 28, 2024 17:11 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Hector Ortiz, who spent the past 18 years as a manager and coach in the Texas Rangers organization, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 54. The Rangers said Ortiz died at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, not far from the club's spring training home in...

Stacy Wakefield dies less than 5 months after her husband, World Series champion Tim Wakefield

Feb. 28, 2024 16:32 PM EST

Stacy Wakefield, the widow of former Boston Red Sox pitcher and two-time World Series champion Tim Wakefield, has died. Her family said in a statement released through the Red Sox that she died Wednesday at her Massachusetts home, less than five months after her husband died at the...