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MLS owners predict league will surpass MLB, Premier League

Feb. 26, 2020 12:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles FC lead owner Larry Berg predicts Major League Soccer will surpass Major League Baseball in popularity during the next 10 years and Inter Miami owner Jorge Mas maintains it will be of higher quality than the Premier League and La Liga by 2045. The pair spoke at the league's...

Brian Dozier can earn up to $4M with San Diego Padres

Feb. 26, 2020 10:19 AM EST

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Second baseman Brian Dozier would get a $2.2 million, one-year contract if added to the San Diego Padres' 40-man roster and would have the chance to earn $1.8 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances. Dozier agreed to a minor league contract Monday and hopes to win the...

Miami Marlins outfielder Matt Kemp (27) looks on during spring training baseball practice in Jupiter, Fla., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

'The wall won' _ Kemp tries to revive career with Marlins

Feb. 26, 2020 7:29 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Fans of The Clash, The Bobby Fuller Four and the Cincinnati Reds can agree Matt Kemp had the quote of the year after he broke a rib chasing a flyball last April. “I fought the wall, and the wall won,” Kemp said. He broke a rib and missed the final five months of the season. Now,...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino leaves the game against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning in Game 3 of baseball's American League Championship Series in New York. Severino needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2020 season, another setback for the two-time All-Star and the rotation of the AL East favorites. “His plan is to have it done as soon as possible,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Yanks' Severino needs Tommy John surgery, out for year

Feb. 25, 2020 10:40 PM EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Luis Severino will miss the season with an elbow injury that requires Tommy John surgery, and the New York Yankees' rotation no longer looks all that imposing. New York announced Tuesday that the 26-year-old right-hander has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, a development...

New York Yankees' Luis Severino delivers a pitch in the bullpenn during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yanks' Severino needs Tommy John surgery, will miss season.

Feb. 25, 2020 8:55 PM EST

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino has an elbow injury that requires Tommy John surgery. The team said Tuesday the 26-year-old right-hander has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, a development that means the two-time All-Star will miss all of 2020 after being sidelined for nearly all of 2019. Mets...

Los Angeles Angels' Anthony Rendon hits an RBI single during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Angels newcomer Rendon goes 2 for 2 in spring debut

Feb. 25, 2020 8:21 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Anthony Rendon had to laugh at the notion that he picked up right where he left off in helping the Washington Nationals win the World Series last year. Still, it was nice to leave his first game in a new uniform with a 1.000 batting average. Rendon went 2 for 2 in his spring training...

Boston lefty Brian Johnson knows about perseverance

Feb. 25, 2020 5:58 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Brian Johnson knows about perseverance. Selected by Boston with the 31st overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft, the left-hander was hit on the face by a line drive that Aug. 18 at Fenway Park in his fourth professional appearance, a Class A game. He sustained multiple orbital...

Brewers counting on Keston Hiura for offensive production

Feb. 25, 2020 4:46 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Keston Hiura gave Milwaukee a lift when he was called up in mid-season. His reward is more responsibility in a new-look Brewers offense. Following the departures of Yasmani Grandal and Mike Moustakas as free agents, manager Craig Counsell and the Brewers are counting on a full season from...

Volatile 2019 behind him, Pirates' Kela embracing new role

Feb. 25, 2020 4:25 PM EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Keone Kela spent most of 2019 angry. At losing. At his role in the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen. At the team's coaching and support staffs for what he felt was preferential treatment they gave to some players but not others. While Kela insists that anger did not affect him when he...

In this photo provided by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Larry Walker poses near the wall of plaques, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Walker said on Tuesday that his Hall of Fame plaque will show him in Colorado Rockies cap, not a Montreal Expos hat. He added the key to picking the Rockies is that Colorado was

Walker bundle of nerves after touring Hall of Fame

Feb. 25, 2020 4:21 PM EST

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Larry Walker's right hand was shaking ever-so-slightly as he reached to sign the space where his plaque will hang in baseball's Hall of Fame. Reality was still sinking in, a month after his selection. “It doesn’t seem legit. I feel like I just won a lottery ticket,"...