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  • Charlie Manuel helping Phillies Ryan Howard alter batting stance

    Charlie Manuel helping Phillies Ryan Howard alter batting stance
    Ryan Howard has showed up to Spring Training displaying a number of changes this year. He reported to camp noticeably thinner, which a number of his coaches have commented on. He also seems to be healthier, moving around the bases quicker than he has in...
  • Five things for Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Five things for Thursday, February 26, 2015
    Here are your stories for Thursday in Central Florida: Universal raises prices; SunRail expansion is delayed; report on high-schooler's death; court recommends a 30-day suspension for judge; and more. 1. Following Disney World's lead, Universal...
  • Lee faces hitters, Sandberg expands on new offensive philosophy

    Lee faces hitters, Sandberg expands on new offensive philosophy
    CLEARWATER, Fla. — For the first time since his last start for the Phillies on July 31, Cliff Lee faced batters Wednesday during live batting practice at the Carpenter Complex. Lee said it was the most intense session he's thrown since he re-...
  • In first major league camp, Orioles' Hunter Harvey 'has the chance to be really special'

    In first major league camp, Orioles' Hunter Harvey 'has the chance to be really special'
    Hunter Harvey's first throwing sessions of spring training have drawn a crowd to the new bullpen area of the Ed Smith Stadium complex, with executives, staff and players all gathering for a glimpse of the Orioles' consensus No. 2 prospect. For Orioles...
  • Connections: Former Olympia swimmer impresses at ACC meet

    Connections: Former Olympia swimmer impresses at ACC meet
    Riki Bonnema is studying environmental sciences, with an emphasis on marine ecology, at North Carolina State. After her performance at the recent ACC swimming meet in Atlanta, Bonnema might want to start perusing a record book. The former Olympia...
  • Angels' Hamilton meeting with MLB about disciplinary issue

    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with Major League Baseball officials about a disciplinary issue. Angels spokesman Tim Mead confirmed the Los Angeles Times' initial report Wednesday that Hamilton went to New York to meet with...
  • Cards' Adam Wainwright diagnosed with abdominal strain

    Adam Wainwright has been diagnosed with an abdominal strain but the St. Louis ace could be available to pitch the Cardinals' opener at Wrigley Field on April 5. Wainwright strained the muscle on Monday while putting a 45-pound weight back on a rack....
  • Braves' non-roster invitees come at right price

    Braves' non-roster invitees come at right price
    Everyone likes a good deal, even Major League Baseball teams. General managers rummage through discount bins every offseason, looking for markdowns on players perceived to be damaged by age, injuries or a perceived decline in skills. They won't offer...
  • Rangers react to Josh Hamilton's reported drug use

    SURPRISE, Ariz. The number of Texas Rangers who were teammates with Josh Hamilton has dropped the past few seasons, but those who remain on the club have heard about his reported relapse with cocaine. Hamilton was at MLB headquarters in New York on...
  • White Sox prospect Matt Davidson humbled by 2014 tumble

    White Sox prospect Matt Davidson humbled by 2014 tumble
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Within the first few weeks of joining Triple-A Charlotte last season, White Sox third base prospect Matt Davidson panicked. A former top 100 prospect, Davidson had found success at every level of his career, but then with a new...
  • After years of bouncing around, David Aardsma hopes to find home with Dodgers

    After years of bouncing around, David Aardsma hopes to find home with Dodgers
    He is baseball’s ultimate leadoff hitter, its definitive No. 1 starter, the first name penciled on history’s all-time lineup card. Now he’d settle for a job. Meet David Aardsma, tops in the baseball encyclopedia but buried on the...