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St. Louis Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Cardinals slugger Goldschmidt slowed by sore right elbow

Mar. 12, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will be out for several more games because of a sore right elbow. Goldschmidt's throwing was limited by the Cardinals during the start of spring training, and he made his first two exhibition starts as a designated hitter. The slugger hasn't played since Sunday....

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Brandon Workman leaves after reporting for spring training baseball Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Workman takes to closer's role with Boston Red Sox

Mar. 4, 2020 1:13 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Workman took to the closer's role with the Boston Red Sox. Craig Kimbrel left as a free agent following Boston's 2018 World Series title. Workman made his first opening-day roster since 2014, earned his first big league save last May 19 against Houston and finished 10-1 with...

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, right, speaks to reporters during spring training baseball Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Cubs' Ricketts not convinced spending more would boost team

Feb. 17, 2020 6:03 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts isn't convinced bringing in more high-priced free agents during the offseason would have boosted Chicago. "Just because you spent a lot of money doesn't mean you're going to win. We've seen that in our own organization our last couple of years," Ricketts said...

Ron Roenicke, right, speaks as Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom looks on after being after being named interim of the Boston Red Sox baseball team Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. at left. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Roenicke's first day brings news: Sale has pneumonia

Feb. 12, 2020 2:14 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Ron Roenicke went to his usual locker in the Red Sox clubhouse at the team's spring training complex Wednesday morning and found that his clothes were all gone. They had been moved to the manager's office. On his first day since being promoted to interim manager, Roenicke said it...

Padres acquire reliever Emilio Pagán from Rays

Feb. 8, 2020 11:28 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres acquired reliever Emilio Pagán from the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday in exchange for outfielder Manuel Margot and a minor leaguer. The 28-year-old Pagán went 4-2 with a 2.31 ERA in 66 games last year. The right-hander spent the first two weeks of the season...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant (17) sits in the dugout during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati. The All-Star third baseman has lost his service-time grievance against the Cubs, two people with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, FIle)

Despite new manager, Cubs open camp with similar look

Feb. 7, 2020 1:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After missing the postseason for the first time in five years, the Chicago Cubs kept quiet in the offseason while other teams loaded up. It was frustrating for fans and even president of baseball operations Theo Epstein at times. But for those ready to bury them, slugger Kyle Schwarber has a...