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The Philadelphia Phillies are scrapping $1 hot dog nights following unruly fan behavior

Feb. 29, 2024 22:58 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For more than a quarter-century, Phillies fans considered dollar hot dog night among the best ballpark promotions — but the team has now decided it was the wurst. Those dog days of April — when Philly weather is cold and the wieners are a steal — are...

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...

Shohei Ohtani stuns Dodgers -- and many around the world -- with marriage announcement

Feb. 29, 2024 17:44 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani stunned the Los Angeles Dodgers — and many around the world — with his marriage announcement on Thursday, so manager Dave Roberts said any gift the team gives the two-time MVP would be like most of the money in his contract: deferred. “I'm...

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...

C Francisco Mejia re-joins Rays on a minor league contract

Feb. 29, 2024 16:27 PM EST

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Catcher Francisco Mejia has agreed to a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. Mejia, who was released by the Los Angeles Angels last week, batted .227 with five home runs and 19 RBIs in 50 games with the Rays last season. The...

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...

Giants right-hander Beck has aneurysm in upper part of pitching arm, weighing options

Feb. 29, 2024 16:07 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants right-hander Tristan Beck has been diagnosed with an aneurysm in the upper part of his pitching arm and is evaluating his treatment options after the condition was checked after he began experiencing numbness in his hand. The team...

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...

Yoshinobu Yamamoto throws 2 impressive, scoreless innings in MLB exhibition debut for Dodgers

Feb. 28, 2024 18:11 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Even Shohei Ohtani was intrigued by Yoshinobu Yamamoto's exhibition debut Wednesday, making the 30-minute drive through Phoenix suburbs in a white convertible to show his support for a fellow Japanese star, even though he wasn't playing in the game. Yamamoto...

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...