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Mariners' Healy making best of delayed start to spring

Feb. 20, 2018 8:17 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Ryon Healy joined his new teammates Tuesday for the Seattle Mariners' first scheduled full-squad workout of spring training. But all he could do was stand around and watch. Healy had surgery last Wednesday to remove a bone spur in his right hand and cannot take part in drills. His...

3-team trade sends Drury to Yankees, Souza to Diamondbacks

Feb. 20, 2018 8:08 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade that includes five players. The deal was announced Tuesday, one day after former Diamondbacks outfielder J.D....

New MLB rules: Pitching change a must for 7th mound visit

Feb. 20, 2018 7:25 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Managers or coaches must make a pitching change if they head to the mound for the seventh time in a game under baseball's new pace of play rules. Commissioner Rob Manfred and executive Joe Torre explained some of the parameters Tuesday, one day after MLB imposed stricter limits on...

Nancy Pelosi warns of tax cut effects during Phoenix visit

Feb. 20, 2018 7:18 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told supporters in Phoenix Tuesday that the Republican tax cuts will have dire effects on the middle class in Arizona and across the nation. The Democratic leader told about 100 people at a town hall-style event that Republican leaders intend to cut...

Democrats fail to force Arizona House vote on bump stock ban

Feb. 20, 2018 7:06 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona House Democrats on Tuesday failed to force a vote on their proposal to ban "bump stock" devices that allow extremely rapid firing of guns. The maneuver by minority Democrats came after their proposal failed to even get a hearing in the Republican-controlled House. The measure by Rep....

Decision on Ohtani's first game still being mapped out

Feb. 20, 2018 6:54 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Angels manager Mike Scioscia says the spring training game plan for Shohei Ohtani is still being mapped out. On Tuesday, Scioscia said Ohtani will throw a bullpen session on Thursday and a decision will be made after that on when the multi-talented Japanese pitcher/hitter will make...

MLB players honor Florida shooting victims, wear school hats

Feb. 20, 2018 6:32 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball players will honor victims of last week's shooting in Florida by wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hats at spring training games this week. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday all 30 teams will wear the school hats during pregame warmups...

Angels call on Kinsler for offensive punch at 2nd base

Feb. 20, 2018 4:54 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels are trying to fill a hole at second base that's dragged down their offense the past couple of years. Enter Ian Kinsler. Kinsler is part of a revamped Angels' infield that will include Zack Cozart, an All-Star last year in Cincinnati, at third base while usual...

Hosmer joins Padres, wears number of late teammate Ventura

Feb. 20, 2018 4:31 PM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — For a few years now, the lowly San Diego Padres have preached about "the process" of their deep rebuild via the draft and signing international players after their win-now attempt with pricey veterans failed so spectacularly in 2015. That process now includes 28-year-old first baseman...

Court OKs move to drop death penalty in Ariz girl's murder

Feb. 20, 2018 4:18 PM EST

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — A Mohave County Superior Court judge has accepted a decision by Arizona state prosecutors to no longer seek the death penalty they had earlier sought for a man charged with killing an 8-year-old girl in Bullhead City. Court documents show that Judge Lee F. Jantzen agreed Tuesday to...