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Spring Training

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  • Grant Balfour comes to Baltimore for first time since deal with Orioles fell through

    Grant Balfour comes to Baltimore for first time since deal with Orioles fell through
    The last time Grant Balfour was in Baltimore, he thought he had landed in the place where he'd spend the next two years of his career. In December, Balfour arrived at the Warehouse to take a club physical that he believed would be the last step in...
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado runs sprints in Fla., close to playing in games

    Orioles 3B Manny Machado runs sprints in Fla., close to playing in games
    After sprinting six times and taking four at-bats in a simulated game Monday, injured Orioles third baseman Manny Machado really has one more thing to accomplish before beginning to play in games at extended spring training -- and that could happen as...
  • Home plate collision rule causing confusion

    PHILADELPHIA — In the bottom of the sixth inning of the Phillies' Sunday afternoon game against the Miami Marlins, Tony Gwynn Jr. slid into home plate. It would have been the go-ahead run of a tie ballgame, one that was eventually won by a Chase...
  • Utley stays hot, powers Phillies' sweep of Marlins

    PHILADELPHIA — After struggling through the majority of spring training, Chase Utley has become one of the hottest hitters in baseball. The way he hit Sunday, he might actually be on fire. With the game knotted at 3-3 and two men out in the...
  • Crawford makes a splash in Giants' victory

    SAN FRANCISCO Brandon Crawford's ascent to the big leagues was quick, but he left his mark on his minor league managers. With the San Jose Giants down 13 runs in the eighth inning one night, the shortstop chased a foul ball toward the stands. "He dived...
  • Dodgers' offense is clicking

    Dodgers' offense is clicking
    PHOENIX — Clayton Kershaw and Brian Wilson might be on the disabled list because of the Dodgers' shortened spring training before they opened the season in Australia, but the team's hitters appear to be completely unaffected. The Dodgers are alone...
  • Utley's blast seals Phillies' sweep of Marlins

    PHILADELPHIA A single rose decorated the broadcast booth at Citizens Bank Park named for Harry Kalas to commemorate his memory. Sunday a gorgeous summerlike day in spring marked five years since Kalas' death, and you could almost hear his voice in the...
  • Cardinals one of three teams without American-born black players

    MILWAUKEE The St. Louis Cardinals were singled out Tuesday in a USA Today article as one of three teams in the majors San Francisco and Arizona are the others not to have an American-born black player on their 25-man roster as Major League Baseball...
  • Cubs' prospect Baez on DL with ankle sprain

    ST. LOUIS — The Cubs sent shortstop Javier Baez to Triple-A Iowa last month to dominate the competition and eventually work out at second base, but those objectives will be put on hold. Baez, 21, the Cubs’ top prospect, was placed on the...
  • Cardinals fall to Brewers; Joe Kelly likely to miss at least one start

    MILWAUKEE St. Louis Cardinals righthander Joe Kelly, who prides himself on being the complete athlete and not just some ordinary Joe pitcher, has said one of the best ways to display that would be to leg out a bunt. He almost did in the fifth inning...
  • Athletics' Jesse Chavez brings the perseverance

    OAKLAND, Calif. If there is a fast track to finding success on the pitching mound, Jesse Chavez never found it. For five years, he bounced around the major leagues, going from Pittsburgh to Atlanta to Kansas City to Toronto before landing in the...