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Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert is tagged by Texas Rangers third baseman Todd Frazier after sliding back to third on a double play hit into by Chicago White Sox's Adam Engel during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. Robert was ruled out at home on the play. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Davis hits 3rd spring HR, Judge more tests, Buehler sharp

Feb. 29, 2020 9:10 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Don't tell Chris Davis that home runs in the Grapefruit League don't count. Coming off a couple of seasons so poor that he considered retirement, the Baltimore Orioles slugger kept up his spring power surge with a three-homer against Miami on Saturday, his third longball in four...

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...

Houston Astros infielder Alex Bregman, left, and teammate Jose Altuve sit in chairs as the wait to deliver statements during a news conference before the start of the first official spring training baseball practice for the team Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) ;

Ouch: Offshore sports book sets odds for Astros' HBPs

Feb. 18, 2020 10:01 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred’s stern warning covering the intentional beaning of Houston players in the wake of the Astros' sign-stealing scandal hasn’t stopped an offshore sports book from publishing odds on a variety of bets related to possible plunkings. The player...

Los Angeles Angels' Anthony Rendon hits during spring training baseball practice, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Angels owner Moreno acknowledges he killed Dodgers trade

Feb. 17, 2020 4:50 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno acknowledges he scrapped the proposed trade that would have landed Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling from the Dodgers. Moreno also says the Angels can make an even bigger trade for an elite starting pitcher if they get a chance this season. Moreno...

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout watches batting practice during spring training baseball practice, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Mike Trout rips cheating Astros, calls for bigger punishment

Feb. 17, 2020 4:43 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Trout thinks the Houston Astros should pay more dearly for their cheating ways. The Los Angeles Angels' three-time AL MVP ripped the Astros and questioned the discipline handed out by Major League Baseball on Monday after he reported to spring training. Trout joined the chorus of...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson is interviewed by reporters during Dodger Stadium FanFest Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Pederson, Stripling back to work with Dodgers after no trade

Feb. 16, 2020 7:54 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joc Pederson was back in a familiar clubhouse. He had the same dressing stall and many of the same teammates. Not much had changed, except for him. He felt awkward — and with good reason. Pederson put his Dodgers uniform back on at Camelback Ranch over the weekend for the...

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker gestures as he watches his team during spring training baseball practice Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Baker to MLB: Tell teams to 'stop the comments' on Astros

Feb. 15, 2020 8:28 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dusty Baker wants action from Major League Baseball: End the criticism of the Astros from across baseball over sign stealing, and take steps to ensure pitchers don't throw at his players. “It's not good for the game, it's not good for kids to see it, so I think...

New Los Angeles Dodgers players David Price and Mookie Betts are greeted by Dodger President, Baseball Operations, Andrew Friedman and manager Dave Roberts during a news conference to announce their acquisition at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Dodgers begin spring training bolstered by addition of Betts

Feb. 13, 2020 6:27 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts opened spring training Thursday with his confidence boosted by the acquisition of Mookie Betts, who could prove crucial to the franchise’s quest to win its first World Series title since 1988. Betts, acquired from the Boston Red Sox...

New Los Angeles Dodgers players David Price, left, and Mookie Betts pose for a picture during a news conference to announce their acquisition at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Betts and Price arrive in Los Angeles eager for new starts

Feb. 12, 2020 7:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts and David Price finally turned up in Dodgers jerseys on Wednesday, completing the journey from Boston to Los Angeles, where they're expected to help end a World Series title drought dating to 1988. Neither seemed fazed by the trade that dragged out for over a week before it...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson is interviewed by reporters during Dodger Stadium FanFest Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Angels GM Eppler: Big trade with Dodgers not happening

Feb. 10, 2020 3:40 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels' proposed trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers is officially off. Angels general manager Billy Eppler confirmed Monday he won't be making a widely reported trade, although he didn't specify the deal or the players involved. Multiple media outlets reported the...