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Spring Training

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  • Dodgers minor leaguers suspended for marijuana use

    An increasing number of Americans believe marijuana should be decriminalized, but on Tuesday came a sobering reminder that testing positive for the drug can still have significant consequences. In the case of left-hander Robert Carson, it will cost...
  • Jonathan Papelbon: Will he stay or will he go?

    Jonathan Papelbon: Will he stay or will he go?
    Cole Hamels. Ryan Howard. Chase Utley. Jonathan Papelbon. Will they all still be in a Phillies uniform when the club reports to Clearwater in less than a month for spring training? That's the golden question right now and with each passing moment,...
  • Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez likes the changes made in off-season

    When Adrian Gonzalez led the major leagues in runs batted in last season, he was often hitting behind Hanley Ramirez and in front of Matt Kemp. Ramirez is now with the Boston Red Sox and Kemp is with the San Diego Padres. But Gonzalez is confident he'...
  • Many ways Cubs can honor Ernie Banks at Wrigley Field this season

    Many ways Cubs can honor Ernie Banks at Wrigley Field this season
    The Cubs plan to celebrate Ernie Banks' legacy this season at Wrigley Field, and no doubt that will include a shoulder patch to commemorate him and a day in his honor. But those are go-to ideas that many organizations employ when a prominent player,...
  • Ernie Banks' legacy secure as a uniter transcending racial barriers

    Ernie Banks' legacy secure as a uniter transcending racial barriers
    Ernie Banks didn't call me back last week. I left voice messages, e-mailed him, sent him a text. That certainly wasn't like Ernie. He missed last weekend's Cubs Convention, and I wanted to do a well-being check on my longtime friend. He always would...
  • Who's ready to fill White Sox leadership void?

    Who's ready to fill White Sox leadership void?
    O Captain! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done ... Robin Ventura is no Walt Whitman, but the White Sox manager senses a clubhouse leadership void following the retirement of captain Paul Konerko and hopes it can be filled by any of a number of...
  • Robin Ventura happy about upbeat mood at this year's SoxFest

    Robin Ventura happy about upbeat mood at this year's SoxFest
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura has endured a couple of SoxFests that weren't as pleasant as the 2015 edition. "It's not supposed to always be an airing of grievances (like) Festivus, and I think the last couple of years we've probably had that, and...
  • Orioles sign Chris Parmelee, Dane De La Rosa to minor league deals with spring training invites

    Orioles sign Chris Parmelee, Dane De La Rosa to minor league deals with spring training invites
    The Orioles still have yet to fill their top offseason priority, acquiring a left-handed hitting outfielder, but executive vice president Dan Duquette believes that former first-round pick Chris Parmelee can help fill that hole.  The club signed...
  • State law change needed for Palm Beach County baseball stadium deal

    State law change needed for Palm Beach County baseball stadium deal
    Water pollution concerns could create new hurdles to building another spring training baseball stadium in Palm Beach County. Drinking water protections on the land in West Palm Beach targeted for a proposed $135 million stadium could stand in the way...
  • Angels' Josh Hamilton sets lofty goals after disappointing 2014

    Angels' Josh Hamilton sets lofty goals after disappointing 2014
    Josh Hamilton didn’t hesitate Sunday when asked to list his personal expectations for 2015. “I’m going to say .300, 30 and 100,” the Angels left fielder said, referring to average, home runs and runs batted in. “Keep it...
  • Bulked-up Angels ace Jered Weaver looks to pitch deeper in games

    Bulked-up Angels ace Jered Weaver looks to pitch deeper in games
    Fans of Angels ace Jered Weaver will have a little more to love in 2015. The lanky 6-foot-7 right-hander, whose weight dipped to as low as 199 pounds last season, has bulked up to 224 pounds this winter, six pounds heavier than he’s ever been....