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FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) talks with guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Both players have tested positive for the coronavirus.  Gobert's test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

The Latest: AP source: Salary reductions for top NBA execs

Mar. 26, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Top NBA executives are having their base salaries reduced by 20% for the foreseeable future, a person with knowledge of the details said. The reductions affect the roughly 100 highest-earning executives, as the NBA joins the NHL...

Padres reliever Munoz, prospect Lawson have elbow surgery

Mar. 20, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hard-throwing Padres reliever Andres Munoz and minor leaguer Reggie Lawson underwent Tommy John surgery Friday. Both right-handers were injured shortly before spring training was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Munoz, 21, made his big league debut last year and appeared in 22...

Cleveland Indians' Franmil Reyes points skyward after hitting a home run during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Cleveland's Reyes still smashing baseballs in Cactus League

Mar. 5, 2020 2:12 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland's Franmil Reyes strikes out quite a bit and isn't a particularly good defensive outfielder. But the Indians slugger is showing once again that he can smash baseballs a long, long way. The 6-foot-5, 275-pound Reyes has flashed prodigious power during his short big-league...

San Diego Padres' Tommy Pham hits an RBI single during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Padres counting on Pham to be part of lineup's 'heartbeat'

Mar. 3, 2020 4:38 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Tommy Pham’s cleats clacked on the sidewalk as he jogged between on-field batting practice and hitting in the cage. No walking until he returned to the San Diego Padres' clubhouse to get ready for Tuesday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Pham is all business at...

Brian Dozier can earn up to $4M with San Diego Padres

Feb. 26, 2020 10:19 AM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Second baseman Brian Dozier would get a $2.2 million, one-year contract if added to the San Diego Padres' 40-man roster and would have the chance to earn $1.8 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances. Dozier agreed to a minor league contract Monday and hopes to win the...

New York Yankees' Luis Severino delivers a pitch in the bullpenn during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yanks' Severino needs Tommy John surgery, will miss season.

Feb. 25, 2020 8:55 PM EST

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino has an elbow injury that requires Tommy John surgery. The team said Tuesday the 26-year-old right-hander has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, a development that means the two-time All-Star will miss all of 2020 after being sidelined for nearly all of 2019. Mets...

2B Dozier gets agreement with Padres, invite to spring camp

Feb. 23, 2020 6:07 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Free agent second baseman Brian Dozier and the San Diego Padres have reached agreement on a minor league contract with an invitation to big league spring training. Dozier has played in the World Series the past two years. He hit 20 home runs with 50 RBIs for the champion Washington...

Padres' Davies compensates for lack of velocity with control

Feb. 20, 2020 1:11 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Zach Davies has to compensate for his lack of velocity. “There are some guys who just go out there and throw, and that’s great and it works," San Diego's newly acquired pitcher said. "Unfortunately, I don’t have that. But there are ways to be successful other than...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. Pomeranz moved to the San Diego Padres for the 2020 season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Padres beef up bullpen with Pomeranz, Pagan

Feb. 19, 2020 12:44 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The San Diego Padres are not taking their long tradition of bullpen excellence for granted this season. Newcomers Drew Pomeranz and Emilio Pagan were added to join defending major league saves leader Kirby Yates and reigning NL holds leader Craig Stammen after Padres’ relievers...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado reacts during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in San Diego. The Padres head into spring training eager to get on with the ever-evolving rebuilding they hope will make them competitive sooner rather than later. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Machado had regular offseason with business focused on field

Feb. 18, 2020 3:57 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Manny Machado took care of business again this winter. It was all about baseball on the field this time. “It was good, it was a regular offseason for me," Machado said Tuesday before the San Diego Padres had their first full-squad workout of the spring. “I was able to...