Latest MLB Spring Training News

Reds' Gennett begins rehab assignment from groin injury

Jun. 17, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Scooter Gennett began a rehab assignment Monday, the final step in returning from a severe groin injury in spring training that has sidelined the Cincinnati Reds second baseman all season. Gennett will play five days with Single-A Daytona and move up to Triple-A Louisville to continue the...

Machado's grand slam carries Padres over Harper's Phillies

Jun. 4, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado drove a high fly ball to right field and all Bryce Harper could do was turn, run to the wall and watch it sail over his head into the home run deck at Petco Park. Machado's grand slam carried the San Diego Padres to an 8-2 victory against the NL East-leading Philadelphia...

Relaxed, hard-hitting Twins are stressing out opponents

May. 29, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The signs of a potent lineup were evident with the Minnesota Twins in spring training, factoring in the addition of a few accomplished power hitters and the anticipation of further development by their homegrown players. Even the most optimistic member of the organization would've had...

Mets reach minor league deals with Kemp, Santana

May. 25, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to replenish their depth, the banged-up New York Mets agreed to minor league contracts Friday with veteran outfielder Matt Kemp and pitcher Ervin Santana. Each move is pending a successful physical, and both players are expected to report to the club's spring training complex in...

Stanton has another injury setback, Gregorius progressing

May. 22, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees will have to wait a little longer for the return of the Giancarlo Stanton. The outfielder took a step back in his return from arm injuries and won't play in any rehabilitation games for seven to 10 days because of left calf tightness. Shortstop Didi Gregorius moved...

Yanks' Gregorius plays for 1st time since Tommy John surgery

May. 20, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius played five innings of defense and went 2 for 4 with a walk Monday at extended spring training in his first game action since Tommy John surgery on Oct. 17. "It was good," Gregorius said. Outfielders Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge also took...

Farquhar makes 1st appearance at extended spring training

May. 10, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Danny Farquhar allowed two unearned runs during two-thirds of an inning Friday in his first extended spring training game for the New York Yankees. Against Toronto Blue Jays minor leaguers, Farquhar gave up a single and a double but two errors cost him a scoreless inning. The 32-year-old...

Yankees CF Aaron Hicks play defense for 1st time in 2 months

May. 2, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks played in the outfield for the first time since being sidelined in early March by a strained left lower back. Hicks threw out a runner trying to score Thursday, moving in to grab a fly in the fifth inning of an extended spring training game...

Yankees' Tulowitzki plays first injury rehab game

Apr. 29, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was 1 for 4 with a home run and a walk in his first injury rehabilitation appearance, facing the Detroit Tigers in an extended spring training game Monday. Tulowitzki struck out twice and flied out, and he played four innings in the field...

Struggling Rosenthal to extended spring training for Nats

Apr. 29, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling Nationals reliever Trevor Rosenthal has agreed to go to extended spring training in West Palm Beach, Florida. The 28-year-old right-hander was placed on the 10-day injured list on April 26 with a viral infection. Rosenthal (0-1) has appeared in seven games with Washington,...