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National League West capsules

Mar. 22, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

Capsules of National League West teams, listed in order of finish last year: ___ Los Angeles Dodgers 2018: 92-71, first place, lost to Boston in World Series. Manager: Dave Roberts (fourth season). He's Here: CF A.J. Pollock, RHP Joe Kelly, C Russell Martin, LHP Adam McCreery. He's Outta Here: SS Manny Machado,...

Yankees' Bird to play Saturday, 3 days after getting hit

Mar. 22, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird is scheduled to play Saturday, three days after getting hit on the right elbow by a pitch from Houston's Wade Miley. "I'm just glad it's good," Bird said Friday. Bird and Luke Voit will likely share time at first base and designated hitter to...

Injured duo Lindor, Kipnis to miss opening day for Indians

Mar. 22, 2019 9:54 PM EDT

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and double-play partner Jason Kipnis have been ruled out for opening day by the Cleveland Indians. The team said Friday night that neither player will be ready for Thursday's opener at Minnesota. Lindor will start the year on the 10-day injured list....

Bregman: Slow free agent market didn't impact deal decision

Mar. 22, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Alex Bregman's decision to sign a long-term contract with the Houston Astros was not impacted by the second slow free-agent market. "I wanted to play here," the third baseman said Friday after the team announced a $100 million, five-year contract covering 2020-24. "I didn't...

Art Mazmanian, star on USC's CWS title team, dies at 91

Mar. 22, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Art Mazmanian, an All-American second baseman on Southern California's first College World Series championship team in 1948 who later coached future major leaguers, has died. He was 91. The university said he died Friday in San Dimas, a Los Angeles suburb. No cause was given. Mazmanian...

Eloy Jimenez, White Sox finalize $43M, 6-year contract

Mar. 22, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Highly regarded outfield prospect Eloy Jimenez and the Chicago White Sox have finalized a $43 million, six-year contract, a deal nearly double the amount of the previous high for a player under club control yet to make his major league debut. The agreement announced Friday includes...

Reds' Scooter Gennett injures leg, sent for scan

Mar. 22, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Cincinnati Reds All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett injured his right leg while fielding a grounder against Milwaukee and was helped off the field. Gennett ranged to his left for a ball off the bat of Yasmani Grandal leading off the second inning Friday. Gennett slid to make the stop and...

Trout hits three-run homer to wrap up his Arizona spring

Mar. 22, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Trout wrapped up an eventful spring in Arizona on Friday with his third home run, and first since signing his record new deal. Trout received a 12-year, $426.5 million contract Wednesday, and in two games since, he's 2-for-7, hitting an RBI single Thursday and the three-run homer...

Athletics first baseman Matt Olson has surgery on right hand

Mar. 22, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Athletics first baseman Matt Olson underwent surgery on his right hand Friday after getting injured on a foul tip in his final at-bat during Thursday's 5-4, 12-inning loss to the Mariners in Tokyo. Olson's procedure was performed by Dr. Steven Shin at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los...

Brewers' overpowering bullpen banged up entering '19

Mar. 22, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers vaunted bullpen is entering the season without a couple of its most imposing pieces. Corey Knebel is out indefinitely with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, the type of injury that sometimes ends in Tommy John surgery. He's expected to...