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Spring Training

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  • Galvis healthy and ready to start at shortstop for Phillies

    CLEARWATER, Fla. — It's amazing the difference one year can make. Last February, Freddy Galvis entered camp a lock to grab a bench spot on the Phillies' roster as a utility infielder. Then he was hospitalized during spring training with MRSA,...
  • Ortiz on pace-of-play fines: 'I might run out of money'

    David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate. He sounded prepared to pay for it. "I might run out of money," Ortiz said during a colorful rant Wednesday about the new pace-of-play rule requiring hitters to keep at least one foot in the batter's box...
  • 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 --...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bob Brookover: A more positive take on Ryan Howard

    CLEARWATER, Fla. Ryan Howard was the can't-miss at-bat. When the Phillies first baseman stepped to the plate, you had to watch because his power potential was so intoxicating. You never knew when a baseball might crash into the bricks in center field at...
  • Jose Abreu's goal: Stay healthy enough to play first base every day

    Jose Abreu's goal: Stay healthy enough to play first base every day
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Among the bigger challenges first baseman Jose Abreu faced in his 2014 rookie year was learning how to deal with the physical demands of a 162-game major league season. Abreu, coming off his American League Rookie of the Year...