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FILE - In this June 3, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Andrew McCutchen, right, is helped by a trainer after injuring his knee while trying to get back to first base during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego. McCutchen says he plans to be ready for opening day after the injury cut short his 2019 season. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Phillies' McCutchen upbeat about recovery from knee injury

Feb. 17, 2020 4:10 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Andrew McCutchen can speak firsthand about modern medical advancements. He tore his ACL last year — and it wasn't the first time. "I had an ACL injury when I was in high school, so to kind of compare the two, as far as the process goes and the rehab, it's a lot quicker," the...

Philadelphia Phillies Zack Wheeler, left, signs autographs during a spring training baseball workout Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Phillies' Wheeler downplays dispute with Mets' GM

Feb. 15, 2020 5:01 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Zack Wheeler wants to dial down his little dispute with his former team's general manager. The new Philadelphia right-hander has been trading barbs with New York Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen recently, adding even more intrigue after Wheeler left the Mets to sign with the rival...

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...

Bundy welcomes chance to be pitching-poor Angels' workhorse

Feb. 13, 2020 5:59 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Anthony Rendon met many of his new teammates for the first time Thursday during a quick visit to the Los Angeles Angels' clubhouse a few days before their position players' reporting date. Another newcomer with huge importance to the Angels' turnaround hopes is already hard at work in...

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers ponders a question during an interview with the media on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Fiers, the Oakland pitcher and whistleblower in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, appeared with teammates and manager Bob Melvin at team offices. Fiers has not spoken publicly about the sign stealing since the story was published in The Athletic in November. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Spring training: time for pitchers, catchers and cheaters

Feb. 8, 2020 12:13 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball returns to the field next week when pitchers, catchers and cheaters report to spring training. Fans await the annual sunny scenes of favorites stretching on bright green grass in Florida and Arizona. This year the players bring along dark clouds of scandal — the 2017...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in New York. The right hander is coming off his second consecutive Cy Young Award(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

After winter of instability, rising Mets gear up for spring

Feb. 7, 2020 3:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been a bizarre and unstable offseason for the New York Mets — even by their standards. They dumped two different managers, cut Yoenis Céspedes’ salary, and ownership took a swing at selling a controlling share of the franchise before the proposed deal...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, the Philadelphia Phillies' new manager, Joe Girardi puts on his uniform during a news conference in Philadelphia. The Phillies enter spring training with a new manager who has a winning pedigree. Girardi, who led the Yankees to a World Series title, takes over in Philadelphia while righty Zack Wheeler and shortstop Didi Gregorious were the biggest on-field additions.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Phillies counting on Joe Girardi to restore winning ways

Feb. 7, 2020 1:09 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies turned to a proven winner to lead them back to the postseason for the first time in nine years. Joe Girardi's track record and personality made him an instant hit among fans but the biggest question entering spring training is whether the new manager has enough...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals left fielder Juan Soto, center, celebrates with teammates during a rally following a parade to celebrate the team's World Series baseball championship over Houston Astros in Washington. The Nationals head to spring training with mostly the same squad that won the World Series. They are counting again on being led by a star-studded rotation featuring Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, along with slugger Soto. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

NL East teams at the start of spring training

Feb. 7, 2020 12:23 PM EST

A team-by-team look at the National League East entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: ___ Atlanta Braves Manager: Brian Snitker (fifth season). 2019: 97-65, first place, lost to Cardinals in...

The Minnesota Twins new third baseman Josh Donaldson, flanked by team executive Derek Falvey, left, and manager Rocco Baldelli, is introduced during a baseball news conference Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at Target Field in Minneapolis. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP)

Twins, Donaldson finalize $92M deal, boost potent lineup

Jan. 22, 2020 6:51 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After signaling an intent to aggressively seek upgrades to a club that won 101 games last season, the Minnesota Twins were passed over in their initial pursuit of top-tier starting pitching. As the grousing from some corners of the fan base grew, the Twins were undeterred. They just...