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Spring Training

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jon Lester already ahead of his game

     Jon Lester already ahead of his game
    MESA, Ariz. — Teammates said left-hander Jon Lester treated his first live batting practice session with the Cubs as if he was pitching a regular-season game. And the batters suggested Friday that Lester appeared to be in midseason form. "He's...
  • Orioles' crowd noise drill draws a noise complaint

    Orioles' crowd noise drill draws a noise complaint
    How loud was it during the crowd-noise-enhanced popup drills at Ed Smith Stadium on Friday? The stadium speakers blasting the recorded reaction to Delmon Young’s dramatic base-loaded double in last year’s American League Division Series at...
  • Toronto OF Saunders could return in April after knee surgery

    Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders had surgery on his left knee Friday and could return to the team sooner than previously expected, perhaps in mid-April. Saunders tore cartilage Wednesday when he stepped on a sprinkler while shagging fly...
  • Kieron Quinn

    Kieron Quinn
    Kieron F. Quinn, a retired attorney who had practiced admiralty and environmental law and took on class-action cases, died of complications from cancer Feb. 13 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Riderwood resident was 73. Born in Lowell, Mass.,...
  • Adam Wainwright may miss Cardinals' season opener

    Adam Wainwright won't pitch in exhibition games until mid-March because of his abdominal strain, a delay that could prevent the St. Louis Cardinals ace from starting the major league season opener at the Chicago Cubs on April 5.' Wainwright was hurt...
  • Cardinals' Wainwright eyes first spring start within three weeks

    JUPITER, Fla. After experiencing a pinch in his lower abdomen and later discomfort when moving on the field, Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright did what so many in his position with an Internet connection would. He started surfing the web for injuries....
  • Michael Morse excited about his South Florida homecoming

    Michael Morse excited about his South Florida homecoming
    Ever since he arrived here for spring training, Michael Morse has not stopped smiling as he becomes more acquainted with his new teammates. Players and coaches tend to gravitate toward Morse, who has an energetic and easygoing personality. He has made...
  • Jimmy Rollins adjusts to new uniform back home in California

    Jimmy Rollins adjusts to new uniform back home in California
    Jimmy Rollins savors a bite of bacon at his locker, then steals a quick glimpse at the bright blue No. 11 uniform hanging behind him. It's before 8 a.m. in the desert and the veteran shortstop becomes a bit poetic about it all, the cross-country move back...