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Spring Training

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  • A's claim former USC reliever Chad Smith off waivers

    A's claim former USC reliever Chad Smith off waivers
    Chad Smith will be one of three former USC pitchers in the Oakland Athletics' spring-training camp after being claimed off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. Smith joins reliever Ryan Cook and Barry Zito, who was signed to a one-year minor...
  • Looking at the potential impact of new Orioles infielder Everth Cabrera

    Now that Everth Cabrera is officially a member of the Orioles, his addition creates an interesting dynamic in spring training. Orioles manager Buck Showalter has said that Cabrera will have to earn his roster spot this spring -- and that’s true --...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fan of the house: Here, there and everywhere

    Fan of the house: Here, there and everywhere
    Random thoughts while waiting for Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez to get the pay raises they richly deserve: If Matthew McConaughey gets any weirder, he could run the Lakers. The NHL needs a permanent outdoor venue, and California seems the best...
  • Back tightness sidelines Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu, but he's not worried

    Back tightness sidelines Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu, but he's not worried
    If the first days of spring training made Hyun-Jin Ryu optimistic about his chances of pitching a career-high 200 innings this season, he has now been reminded of the challenges he could face in reaching his goal. Sidelined because of tightness in the...
  • 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...
  • On first official day of workouts, Chris Davis hopes to 'put all this stuff behind me'

    On first official day of workouts, Chris Davis hopes to 'put all this stuff behind me'
    The last time Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was here in Sarasota, it seemed like he was as far away from the postseason spotlight as he could be. Davis was playing in front of sparse crowds in instructional league games while serving a 25-game...
  • Melky Cabrera all in to win with White Sox

    Melky Cabrera all in to win with White Sox
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — On a night in November during the baseball general managers meetings, as discouraging messages from agents and other clubs trickled in, Rick Hahn doubted whether the White Sox's offseason plans would come together. Outfielder...