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  • Padres continue makeover, obtain Craig Kimbrel, Melvin Upton from Braves

    Padres continue makeover, obtain Craig Kimbrel, Melvin Upton from Braves
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres couldn't start the season without yet another blockbuster deal by first-year general manager A.J. Preller. Preller pushed ahead with his remarkable makeover of the Padres on Sunday when he acquired All-Star...
  • LEADING OFF: Hurry up, it's opening day! Aces and A-Rod, too

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ SPEED IT UP Major League Baseball's new pace of play rules are in effect. We'll see whether Red Sox slugger David Ortiz can stick in the batter's box when Boston visits Philadelphia....
  • Latest Braves trade leaves Nick Markakis in a familiar situation

    Latest Braves trade leaves Nick Markakis in a familiar situation
    You've got to be wondering what Nick Markakis is thinking right now, the day after the Atlanta Braves traded away Craig Kimbrel, one of the best closers in baseball, for a bag of magic beans. The Braves have conceded the 2015 season and beyond as...
  • Padres obtain Kimbrel, Melvin Upton from Braves

    The San Diego Padres couldn't start the season without yet another blockbuster deal by first-year general manager A.J. Preller. Preller pushed ahead with his remarkable makeover of the Padres on Sunday when he acquired All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and...
  • Braves deal Craig Kimbrel, Melvin Upton to Padres

    MIAMI The Braves' overhaul continued unabated with a seismic trade on the eve of the new season, trading premier closer Craig Kimbrel and cente fielder Melvin Upton to the San Diego Padres for outfielders Cameron Maybin and Carlos Quentin, pitching...
  • Scouting the Phillies' opponents in the National League East

    Scouting the Phillies' opponents in the National League East
    WASHINGTON NATIONALS They were already the best team in the NL East, but going out and signing Max Scherzer makes them almost untouchable until at least October. Scherzer will join baseball's best rotation, which posted an MLB-low 3.04 ERA in 2014 and...
  • Washington Nationals leading the hunt for NL East championship

    Washington Nationals leading the hunt for NL East championship
    EAST DIVISION Washington Nationals 2014: 96-66, first place. Last year in playoffs: 2014. The Nationals had the best record in the NL last year and won the division for the second time in three years, but they still have not won a postseason...
  • Marlins: Masset's curveball toughest pitch to hit for home run

    Marlins: Masset's curveball toughest pitch to hit for home run
    Among the non-roster pitchers attempting to earn a spot in the Miami Marlins’ bullpen during spring training lurks what may be the most obscure yet intriguing trivia answer in the major leagues. Nick Masset smiles when it is brought up. He is...
  • Hall-worthy candidates (based on stats versus Marlins)

    Hall-worthy candidates (based on stats versus Marlins)
    John Smoltz and Randy Johnson, two of the four 2015 Hall of Fame inductees, did not hurt their credentials with their career numbers against the Marlins. Johnson in 14 career starts went 8-2 with a 1.97 ERA and 122 strikeouts in 96 innings. Smoltz was...
  • Blue Jays sign Russell Martin; Cardinals get Jason Heyward from Braves

    Blue Jays sign Russell Martin; Cardinals get Jason Heyward from Braves
    Russell Martin won't be coming back to the Dodgers. Martin, the premier catcher on this year's free-agent market, agreed Monday to a five-year, $82-million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. The St. Louis Cardinals also filled the outfield void...
  • Redskins' Griffin improving but likely not ready to play Monday

    Redskins' Griffin improving but likely not ready to play Monday
    McCoy still in line to get the start Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III handled his most extensive workload since dislocating his left ankle in Week 2. Coach Jay Gruden said after practice that Griffin "looked good," but that he was...