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Del. Mark Sickles, D-Fairfax., right, holds the Washington Nationals World Series trophy as Nationals president and General Manager, Mike Rizzo, left, looks on as the Virginia House of Delegates honors the team during the session at the Capitol Tuesday Jan 28, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Manfred apologizes for calling WS trophy a 'piece of metal'

Feb. 18, 2020 11:48 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday for what he called a disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a “piece of metal.” Even before being asked about it, Manfred said he made a mistake with those comments while trying to deliver a rhetorical...

Eloy Jimenez meets with reporters during the SoxFest Chicago White Sox baseball fan convention Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Chicago. (Patrick Kunzer/Daily Herald via AP)

Chisox slugger Jiménez hopes to improve on solid rookie year

Feb. 17, 2020 6:58 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Eloy Jiménez got a big contract before playing in a major league game, and his bat justified the deal once the Chicago White Sox left fielder made his debut. Despite a sluggish start and injuries that cost him 40 games, Jiménez still managed to hit 31 homers and show what...

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...

FILE - IN this Sept. 1, 2019 file photo, Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez reacts after being forced out at first base during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Chicago. Baez wants his Cubs to be better prepared this season.  The two-time All-Star said Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at spring training that he and the Cubs were lacking last year when it came to their pregame routines and work ethic. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Báez says Cubs lacked proper preparation last season

Feb. 17, 2020 4:54 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Javier Báez wants his Chicago Cubs to be better prepared this season. The two-time All-Star said Sunday at spring training that he and the Cubs were lacking last year when it came to their pregame routines and work ethic. “We had a lot of optional things, not mandatory, and...

Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish throws during a spring training baseball workout Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Darvish: Astros should be stripped of '17 World Series title

Feb. 16, 2020 7:58 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Yu Darvish got hit hard by the Houston Astros during the 2017 World Series -- both his ERA and reputation took quite a beating. On Sunday, after a bullpen session for the Chicago Cubs, he sought to settle the score a bit. He said the Astros, their sign-stealing scheme exposed, should be...

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

Cubs 3B Bryant: No hard feelings on losing grievance

Feb. 15, 2020 8:01 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant realized all along his service-time grievance against the team would be tough to win, and he still believes how he handled himself might help players in the future. The 28-year-old Bryant will be eligible for free agency in two years after arbitrator Mark...

Philadelphia Phillies president Andy McPhail speaks during a news conference after a spring training baseball workout Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

MacPhail says Phillies expect to pay luxury tax this season

Feb. 14, 2020 5:45 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies president Andy MacPhail reiterated that team ownership is willing to go over the luxury tax threshold to make the playoffs. The Phillies have made several high-profile free-agent signings over the past few seasons, including a $330 million, 13-year deal for...

Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish, center, runs with other pitchers during a spring training baseball workout Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Schwarber, Heyward, Rizzo among Cubs early arrivals

Feb. 12, 2020 6:20 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Schwarber was among the position players who reported early to spring training after the Chicago Cubs missed the playoffs for the first time since 2014. "It's a tone setter for the season. I have no doubts that everyone is going to come in here hungry ready to go," Schwarber said...

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels works against a San Diego Padres batter during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Diego.  The Atlanta Braves need new veteran leadership for a rotation that has lost Julio Teheran and Dallas Keuchel. Left-hander Cole Hamels is eager to fill the void as pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Braves' Hamels to miss start of season with sore shoulder

Feb. 12, 2020 6:07 PM EST

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Atlanta Braves left-hander Cole Hamels won't be ready for the start of the season after hurting his pitching shoulder during an offseason workout. General manager Alex Anthopoulos says Hamels will be shut down for at least three weeks. Anthopoulos said Wednesday the 36-year-old...

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)

Epstein claims `no hard feelings' between Cubs, Bryant

Feb. 11, 2020 9:21 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Theo Epstein claims there are "no hard feelings on either side" in the relationship between the Chicago Cubs and Kris Bryant. Bryant's grievance against the team was denied by arbitrator Mark Irvings, who ruled the players’ association did not prove Chicago’s reasons for...