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Altuve booed, nicked by pitch in spring debut for Astros

Feb. 25, 2020 3:06 AM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — José Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn't avoid a pitch that grazed him. “He was hit in the foot. That ain’t nothing, you know what I mean?” Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after an 11-1 win over Detroit at half-empty Joker...

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kenta Maeda works in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Maeda gives up leadoff HR in 1st start for Twins, settles in

Feb. 24, 2020 5:50 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Kenta Maeda got off to a memorable start for the Minnesota Twins, that's for sure. The Twins newcomer gave up a home run to Boston's Andrew Benintendi to begin the game Monday, prompting the Japanese pitcher to laugh later. "First time facing hitters so I just wanted to get that...

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...

2B Dozier gets agreement with Padres, invite to spring camp

Feb. 23, 2020 6:07 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Free agent second baseman Brian Dozier and the San Diego Padres have reached agreement on a minor league contract with an invitation to big league spring training. Dozier has played in the World Series the past two years. He hit 20 home runs with 50 RBIs for the champion Washington...

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...

File-This Aug. 19, 2019, file photo shows Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich standing in the on-deck circle during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. Yelich is healthy and ready to go after a season-ending knee injury. He and his Brewers teammates headed into the annual fan event Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, with no shortage of questions about the team's payroll and offseason moves but also plenty of confidence that the team can make an unprecedented third consecutive postseason appearance. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Yelich says he's motivated after last season cut short

Feb. 19, 2020 2:37 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Yelich was driven last year by a desire to improve on the performance that earned him the NL MVP award in 2018. He won his second straight NL batting title and finished second to the Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger in the MVP vote, his season cut short when he fouled a pitch...

Los Angeles Angels' Brian Goodwin, left, greets a fan during spring training baseball practice, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Angels' Goodwin, D-backs' Bradley go to salary arbitration

Feb. 18, 2020 9:35 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin and Arizona reliever Archie Bradley went to salary arbitration hearings Tuesday. Goodwin asked a panel for a raise to $2.2 million and the team argued for $1.85 million. He hit .262 last year and set career bests with 17 homers and 47 RBIs in 458...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge runs on the field during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yankees' Judge says Astros should be stripped of 2017 title

Feb. 18, 2020 6:10 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees star Aaron Judge feels the Houston Astros should be stripped of their 2017 World Series championship. “You cheated and you didn't earn it,” Judge said Tuesday after the Yankees' first full-squad workout. “That's how I feel. It wasn't earned. It...

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw looks on during spring training baseball Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Kershaw to Dodgers: Use anger over cheating Astros as fuel

Feb. 18, 2020 4:43 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw is pleased practically everybody in the sport seized the opportunity to tee off on the cheating Houston Astros and Commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the scandal over the past several days. The Los Angeles Dodgers' veteran ace also believes it's time for baseball...