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Trout, Pujols deliver for Angels in 8-4 win over Dodgers

Mar. 24, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout enjoyed a little pregame celebration and then went right back to work. Trout had an RBI double in his first home game since signing a record contract and agreeing to spend 12 more years with the Los Angeles Angels, who beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 in an exhibition game...

Indians' Ramirez hurts knee, uncertain for opening day

Mar. 24, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

The Cleveland Indians already were dealing with a depleted infield when Jose Ramirez took a most damaging swing. A two-time All-Star third baseman, Ramirez bruised his left knee when he fouled a ball off his leg Sunday in a spring training game. His status for opening day was uncertain. X-rays were negative. The...

Mike Trout says he's "an Angel for life" with new contract

Mar. 24, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout smiled into the postcard-perfect Orange County sunlight and said exactly what every Los Angeles Angels fan has spent years hoping to hear. "I know there was a lot of talk about going back East, but I enjoy every minute being here," Trout said Sunday. "This is my home. I...

Athletics beat Giants 5-0 in Bay Bridge exhibition series

Mar. 24, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Japan is over for the Oakland Athletics. A couple of big swings helped wake up the A's. Stephen Piscotty, Jurickson Profar and Ramon Laureano homered, and Oakland beat the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Sunday in the Bay Bridge exhibition series. The A's kicked off the season with a...

Indians star Ramirez hurts knee, opening day status unsure

Mar. 24, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez bruised his left knee when he fouled a ball off himself Sunday and his status for opening day is uncertain. X-rays on the two-time All-Star were negative. The team said Ramirez will remain in Arizona, and that it will be determined later...

Zimmermann to start opening day for Tigers

Mar. 24, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann is going to make his second consecutive opening-day start. The Tigers announced the decision on Sunday. They begin the season on Thursday at Toronto. Zimmermann has struggled during his three years with the Tigers after arriving as a free...

Price, boosted by big October outings, aims for Bosox repeat

Mar. 24, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — It wasn't an offseason weight-loss program, but pitcher David Price is entering the 2019 season much lighter. A tremendous burden has been lifted from his shoulders. The Boston Red Sox lefty has finally gotten rid of the postseason demons that had been haunting him for much of his...

Indians sign veteran infielder Brad Miller

Mar. 24, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Indians have signed infielder Brad Miller to a major league contract. Miller was signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers on Feb. 27. He opted out of it on March 21 and signed with the Indians, who will start the season with second baseman Jason Kipnis and shortstop...

Verlander says Astros better situation than free agency

Mar. 24, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander thinks the free-agent process is broken. Still, he says that's not why he decided to sign a new deal with the Houston Astros rather than test the market. "I can't see a better situation," Verlander said Sunday after the Astros announced a three-year contract...

Orioles DH Trumbo to start season on injured list

Mar. 24, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Mark Trumbo will start the season on the injured list. The 33-year-old Trumbo, who led the major leagues with 47 home runs in 2016, had surgery on his right knee last September. Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Sunday that Trumbo hasn't played...