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Spring Training

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  • Phillies' Galvis out to prove he can hit in big leagues

    CLEARWATER, Fla. Freddy Galvis has the unenviable task of replacing Phillies' all-time hits leader Jimmy Rollins as the team's everyday shortstop. The slick-fielding 25-year-old said Sunday he doesn't feel extra pressure because of the act he's...
  • Unchained melody: No Sammy Sosa, but Joe Maddon brings music back to Cubs

     Unchained melody: No Sammy Sosa, but Joe Maddon brings music back to Cubs
    MESA, Ariz. — Eleven years after an unknown Cubs player smashed Sammy Sosa's boom box in a mystery that remains unsolved, music filled the air Wednesday morning during the first full workout at Cubs' camp. Let it be recorded for posterity's sake...
  • Starlin Castro feels at home with Cubs, Joe Maddon

    Starlin Castro feels at home with Cubs, Joe Maddon
    MESA, Ariz. -- Starlin Castro has been accustomed to change during his five seasons with the Chicago Cubs. But one move he has been somewhat reluctant to make involves his family and could affect his future with the Cubs. Castro said he is looking...
  • New White Sox baserunning coach Vince Coleman out to instill confidence

    New White Sox baserunning coach Vince Coleman out to instill confidence
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Vince Coleman compiled more than 100 stolen bases each season from 1985-87 while playing for the Cardinals, the last major league player to top the century mark. When addressing why today’s players no longer steal 100 bases...
  • Phillies pitchers announced for Sunday exhibition; Lee makes first start Thursday

    Phillies pitchers announced for Sunday exhibition; Lee makes first start Thursday
    CLEARWATER, Fla. — Sunday marks the first exhibition game the Phillies play this spring and it's the only one they have before Grapefruit League play begins Tuesday against the New York Yankees. The Phillies host the University of Tampa at...
  • Absence of Angels' Josh Hamilton could open door for Matt Joyce

    Absence of Angels' Josh Hamilton could open door for Matt Joyce
    The Angels traded for Matt Joyce in the off-season, identifying the seven-year veteran as a reliable designated hitter and left-handed bat who could provide outfield depth. Depth became a pressing issue two months after the December trade when...
  • Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez hopes conditioning will keep him in the game

    Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez hopes conditioning will keep him in the game
    In nine years as an everyday player in the major leagues, Adrian Gonzalez has never been on the disabled list. His focus during spring training is on extending that streak. The four-time All-Star first baseman figures if he does he should post numbers...
  • Orioles' Chris Davis taking new ADHD medication to 'treat a medical condition,' expert says

    Orioles' Chris Davis taking new ADHD medication to 'treat a medical condition,' expert says
    The new medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder that Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has been approved to take this season is unlikely to be abused by players seeking an on-field edge, according to a medical expert. After a second...
  • Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez supports new pace-of-game rules

    Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez supports new pace-of-game rules
    Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said he understands why¬†baseball’s new pace-of-game rules are necessary. “It’s a TV-driven game, at least the financials of it,” Gonzalez said. “TV wants the game to end in three hours....
  • At 57, Trammell still active on the baseball diamond

    LAKELAND, Fla. Alan Trammell is standing on one of the baseball diamonds behind Joker Marchant Stadium in that familiar No. 3 jersey, and you have to remind yourself for a brief second that it is 2015 and not 1984. Trammell, who turned 57 last Saturday,...
  • Matt Wieters to catch in intrasquad game

    Matt Wieters to catch in intrasquad game
    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will be behind the plate in a game-like setting for the first time since May when he starts in Sunday's intrasquad game on the Ed Smith Stadium main field. Wieters, who had elbow ligament reconstruction surgery last June 16,...