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New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

McCullers, Kluber back on mound after injuries, deGrom sharp

Mar. 1, 2020 8:27 PM EST

Lance McCullers struck out Paul Goldschmidt on curveball, then looked toward the Houston dugout. That was enough on this day. After being out of the game for more than a year, 16 pitches were plenty Sunday. Sidelined since having Tommy John surgery in November 2018, McCullers started in a spring training game...

Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert is tagged by Texas Rangers third baseman Todd Frazier after sliding back to third on a double play hit into by Chicago White Sox's Adam Engel during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. Robert was ruled out at home on the play. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Davis hits 3rd spring HR, Judge more tests, Buehler sharp

Feb. 29, 2020 9:10 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Don't tell Chris Davis that home runs in the Grapefruit League don't count. Coming off a couple of seasons so poor that he considered retirement, the Baltimore Orioles slugger kept up his spring power surge with a three-homer against Miami on Saturday, his third longball in four...

Oakland Athletics' Mike Fiers smiles in the dugout during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Fiers draws cheers, perfect in 1st game since Astros reveal

Feb. 23, 2020 9:18 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics fan K.C. Sandstrom was sitting down the right field line watching his team warm up while armed with a small dry-erase board, a marker and a statement written in all caps. “MIKE FIERS FOR PRESIDENT” It's been a tumultuous few months for Fiers, the current...

Laureano eager to build on successful 2019 with A's

Feb. 17, 2020 2:59 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — With hit-robbing catches and 19 assists in less than a season-and-a-half, the defense of Oakland center fielder Ramon Laureano has gained attention. Laureano led the Oakland Athletics with a .288 batting average last year, although a shin injury that sidelined him for more than a month...

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger leaves the batting cages during spring training baseball Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Bellinger, Bauer, GMs assail Astros' scam and recent apology

Feb. 14, 2020 8:46 PM EST

NL MVP Cody Bellinger called out José Altuve and the Houston Astros for swiping their trophies and said he suspected they kept scheming last season, too. "One hundred percent,'' the Dodgers slugger said. "I don't know why they would stop.'' All-Star pitcher Trevor Bauer went even farther. "I'm not going to...

FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros left fielder Tony Kemp (18) leaves the field after a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Houston. Called up in September 2017 by Houston, Kemp immediately got asked by teammates whether he wanted to be a part of the Astros' sign-stealing scheme. His answer was no, and Kemp didn't feel further pressure to do it. The second baseman arrived Friday in Oakland spring training camp and reunited with former Astros teammate Mike Fiers, who went public in November about Houston's sign stealing. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)

A's Kemp chose not to be part of Astros' 2017 sign-stealing

Feb. 14, 2020 7:25 PM EST

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Called up in September 2017 by Houston, Tony Kemp immediately got asked by teammates whether he wanted to be a part of the Astros' sign-stealing scheme. His answer was a firm no, and Kemp didn't feel further pressure to do it. “That stood,” the second baseman said Friday...