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Philadelphia Phillies catchers work in the bullpen during a spring training baseball workout Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Phils beat Realmuto in arbitration; teams lead players 7-4

Feb. 21, 2020 1:54 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies won their arbitration case against All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto on Thursday, putting teams ahead of players 7-4 this year and ensuring clubs will finish with a winning record. Realmuto will get a raise from $6.05 million to $10 million instead of his $12.4 million...

Neris, Phils agree to $4.6M deal, avoid arbitration

Feb. 21, 2020 1:53 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Reliever Héctor Neris avoided a salary arbitration hearing with the Philadelphia Phillies by agreeing to a $4.6 million, one-year contract. The deal reached Thursday night includes a $7 million team option for 2021 with no buyout. Neris can earn an additional $1.2 million this year in...

Brown-Turner's jumper lifts NC State past Miami, 50-48

Feb. 20, 2020 11:54 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jakia Brown-Turner will likely remember her first game-winning shot as a collegian, even if she has no idea what play was called. The freshman scored scored a season-high-tying 18 points, including a go-ahead, baseline jumper with 2.9 seconds left, to lead 10th-ranked North...

ESPN announces Rodriguez, Vasgersian as Sunday Night team

Feb. 20, 2020 9:37 PM EST

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez and Matt Vasgersian will be the announcers for ESPN's “Sunday Night Baseball” series, marking the first time since 2007 that the network is going with a two-person booth for its signature game. Jessica Mendoza had been part of the booth since 2015 but has...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco, right, taps the glove of catcher Roberto Perez, left, after a pitching session during spring training baseball workouts for pitchers and catchers Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Indians' Carrasco hurts leg in workout, team awaiting tests

Feb. 20, 2020 9:36 PM EST

GOODYEAR, Arizona (AP) — The Cleveland Indians could have another significant pitching problem. Right-hander Carlos Carrasco felt discomfort in his right leg during a spring training workout Wednesday and is undergoing imaging tests to find out the severity of the injury and how long he'll be sidelined....

Retired Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz of the Dominican Republic, affectionately known as Big Papi, right, and Puerto Rican singer Ozuna, walk onto the field for the opening pitch of the Caribbean Series baseball game between Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Ortiz: Fiers 'looking like a snitch' in Astros cheating

Feb. 20, 2020 9:34 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz said that Astros pitcher Mike Fiers was “looking like a snitch” for disclosing the team's cheating scandal only after he had left the team. “Oh, after you make your money, after you get your ring, you decide to talk...

Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki fields balls during batting practice at spring baseball training Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Mariners’ Haniger upbeat after offseason of surgeries

Feb. 20, 2020 9:33 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — It will be months, at best, before Mitch Haniger is ready to suit up and take the field for the Seattle Mariners. But after three surgeries in seven months and two within the last four weeks, Haniger is in a positive frame of mind. The 2018 All-Star outfielder said Thursday that he...

Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria smiles during spring training baseball Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

White Sox's Renteria gets a full shot at turning team around

Feb. 20, 2020 9:28 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rick Renteria has been here before. He was managing the Chicago Cubs in 2014 when they were building a team that would end its century-long championship drought. But just as that team was coming together for a four-year postseason run, Renteria's contract was terminated when the...

Houston Astros pitcher Austin Pruitt (51) warms up before pitching live batting practice during baseball spring training Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Astros must fill hole in rotation after Cole's departure

Feb. 20, 2020 9:27 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As the Houston Astros put together their rotation for this season, they're faced with a Texas-sized hole after Gerrit Cole left as a free agent to sign with the New York Yankees. New manager Dusty Baker is looking for somebody to step up and help make up for the loss. But more...

FILE - In this April 22, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Nick Burdi holds his right arm after delivering a pitch during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Pittsburgh. Burdi is back with the Pirates,  one rib lighter and optimistic his issues with thoracic outlet syndrome are behind him. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Nervy return: Year after injury, Pirates' Burdi throwing gas

Feb. 20, 2020 4:43 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The rib is stashed away somewhere in his parents’ house in suburban Chicago, a reminder of what Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Nick Burdi needed to lose in order to find himself. The images are ingrained in the 27-year-old's mind forever, every pitcher's nightmare come to...