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Spring Training

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  • Crime & Punishment: Pep Rally Gone Wrong

    John Skok seemed poised to take a plea deal, accepting a year in jail for his part in a scheme that bilked a Montville woman out of her life savings, when the prosecutor brought the proceedings to a halt to accuse the defendant of being drunk in court....
  • The Stan Simpson Show: UConn Women, UConn UConn And MLB Spring Training

    Courant sportswriters John Altavilla and Dom Amore join Stan to talk about the UConn women and men's basketball teams. WTIC AM sportscaster Scott Gray gives a rundown of where the Yankees, Red Sox and Mets stand heading into spring training. For...
  • Live Tweets From MLB's Spring Training

    Live Tweets From MLB's Spring Training
    Follow live updates from MLB's Spring Training with the Hartford Courant's baseball writer Dome Amore:
  • Data deluge: MLB rolls out Statcast analytics on Tuesday

    Which outfielder sprints the fastest and runs the longest to snag line drives into the gap? Which shortstop is best at throwing from the grass to nip the runner at first? Which catcher gets the ball to second base the quickest? A new era in analytics...
  • Braves' McKirahan suspended 80 games for positive drug test

    Atlanta Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan was suspended for 80 games Monday following a positive test for a banned substance under Major League Baseball's drug program. McKirahan was the fifth big league pitcher in 25 days disciplined for using...
  • Kris Bryant won't let endorsements get in the way of baseball

    Kris Bryant won't let endorsements get in the way of baseball
    PITTSBURGH -- Kris Bryant admits he's a "city boy,'' and not a "farm boy." Nevertheless, the Chicago Cubs' phenom enjoyed filming a commercial last Tuesday - three days before he made his major league debut. Bryant emphasized he filmed the commercial,...
  • Zack Greinke won't pitch for Dodgers in series with Giants

    Zack Greinke won't pitch for Dodgers in series with Giants
    When the Dodgers identified the San Francisco Giants as their primary threat in the National League's West Division last season, they did whatever possible to ensure Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke would pitch against the Giants as often as possible....
  • MRI reveals no new damage in Verlander's arm

    Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander remains in a holding pattern. He hasn't thrown a baseball since Wednesday in Pittsburgh, when his simulated game was cut short due to fatigue, and he won't throw again until he has shaken all the soreness and symptoms...
  • Veteran Jonny Gomes impacting Braves on and off field

    TORONTO Jonny Gomes was in the visitor's clubhouse early Saturday morning, in his Braves uniform pants and a gray T-shirt with 'MERICA across the chest in red, white and blue. He prepared his bats, making sure the tape on the handles was just right....
  • Focused Kris Bryant has big night; Addison Russell on way to Cubs

    Focused Kris Bryant has big night; Addison Russell on way to Cubs
    PITTSBURGH — Filming a commercial three days before playing your first major-league game might seem ambitious, but Kris Bryant wants to be a man of his word. "It comes with the territory, but I wouldn't want it any other way," said Bryant, who...
  • More time for Addison Russell at 2B

    More time for Addison Russell at 2B
    PITTSBURGH -- Addison Russell moved from shortstop to second base on Thursday, and he could stay there longer than originally anticipated. With Javier Baez away from Triple-A Iowa for nearly two weeks while on bereavement leave, Chicago Cubs manager Joe...