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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper prepares to bat during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Harper, Matz latest MLBers to contribute to virus relief

Apr. 3, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper and New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz are the latest baseball players to make donations to coronavirus relief efforts. Harper and his wife, Kayla, are giving $500,000 to Direct Relief and Three Square in his hometown of Las Vegas and...

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper runs to first during a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

MLB uniform maker switches to producing medical masks, gowns

Mar. 26, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Bryce Harper jersey that could have been worn this baseball season by the biggest Philadelphia Phillies fan is now a protective mask in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Fanatics, the company that manufactures uniforms for Major League Baseball, has suspended production on...

FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, center, hugs his father as he walks off the court following Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Salt Lake City. Mitchell Sr., who works for the New York Mets, has tested negative for the coronavirus.
Mitchell Sr. is the Mets’ director of player relations and community outreach. The younger Mitchell confirmed Thursday, March 12, 2020, he tested positive for the virus after Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert became the first NBA player to test positive, with Gobert's result prompting the league to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Negative test for Mitchell's dad `a sigh of relief' to Mets

Mar. 14, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the father of Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell tested negative for the coronavirus, it was “a sigh of relief” to the New York Mets. Donovan Mitchell Sr. is a fixture in and around the Mets’ clubhouse in his job as the team’s director of player relations and...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' pitching coach Bryan Price walks with umpire Phil Cuzzi during a spring training baseball game, Sunday,, in Dunedin, Fla. Price could end up being the most valuable addition the Phillies made in the offseason if he can get some talented members of the staff to reach their potential.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

New pitching coach Bryan Price is a key to Phillies' success

Mar. 12, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryan Price observes, listens, suggests and tries to lead pitchers to their own conclusions. The new pitching coach could end up being the most valuable addition the Philadelphia Phillies made in the offseason if he can get some talented members of the staff to reach their...

Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi watches pitchers in the bullpen during a spring training baseball workout Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Phils manager Joe Girardi already living up to reputation

Mar. 11, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's clear when Joe Girardi walks into a room that he's the man in charge. There's a different vibe surrounding the Philadelphia Phillies in spring training thanks to their new manager with the impressive resume. Girardi commands respect without having to demand it. He has a...

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola throws during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Phillies ace Nola missed scheduled start due to the flu

Mar. 9, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies ace Aaron Nola was scratched from his scheduled start Monday against the New York Yankees due to the flu. Phillies manager Joe Girardi said with an off day Wednesday, Nola may rejoin the team on Thursday. The date for Nola's next appearance is not clear. "We've...

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola throws during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Phillies see potential to turn rotation into a strength

Mar. 7, 2020 5:37 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — For the Philadelphia Phillies to compete in a tough division, they need better starting pitching. There's hope because none of their returning starters performed up to expectations last year, the team strengthened the top of the rotation by signing Zack Wheeler and new pitching...

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper waves to fans after his two-run home run during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Bryce Harper already in midseason form for Phillies

Mar. 5, 2020 6:39 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper launched an opposite-field shot for his third homer in two days, prompting a few fans to yell "M-V-P" as he circled the bases. It's only spring training but expectations are high. "I'm OK with it," manager Joe Girardi said after the Philadelphia Phillies beat the...

Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi talks to shortstop Didi Gregorius during pregame of a spring training baseball game, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Phillies manager Joe Girardi recalls time with the Yankees

Mar. 4, 2020 8:41 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi was back on familiar grounds. Girardi managed at Steinbenner Field on Wednesday night for the first time since he was fired by the New York Yankees following the 2017 season. Girardi's 10-year run as Yankees skipper included New York's last...

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Drew Smyly throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Giants' Smyly breezes through Angels' regulars in 2nd outing

Feb. 29, 2020 7:28 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Drew Smyly was excited to pitch against several Los Angeles Angels stars on Saturday. "It's a really good lineup. You want to face those guys, so that you can get better, regardless of the outcome. Seeing them in the lineup, that's good quality work," the San Francisco Giants lefty...