• Indians' Moss making strides as he recovers from hip surgery

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — As he works on his potent swing, Brandon Moss is also testing his patience this spring. Acquired in a December trade from Oakland to bring more power to Cleveland's lineup, the All-Star from last season has been making solid progress as he recovers from hip...

  • Orioles' Manny Machado health, hopes to play full season

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Six months after his second knee surgery in two years, Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado reported to spring training happy, and so far healthy. Machado has yet to play a full major league season, and he's confident that 2015 is going to be the year....

  • New look for Mariners' Rickie Weeks, hopes for fresh start

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The most noticeable thing is the hair. Gone are the long dreadlocks that were once a Rickie Weeks staple. He'd worn them since 2008, but said he grew tired of the hair style. "It's just one of those things," Weeks said. Weeks also made more major changes. After...

  • Jimmy Rollins adjusts to new uniform back home in California

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — 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 to his...

  • Jed Lowrie happy to be back with Astros

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Jed Lowrie was away from the Houston Astros for two seasons — not by choice. Houston traded him to Oakland in February 2013 as part of a five-player deal that brought Chris Carter to the Astros. "To be honest, I was a little disappointed," Lowrie said Friday....

  • Pirates call it sickening to see 'Jihadi John' in team hat

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates say it's "absolutely sickening" to see a photo of the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" wearing a Pirates hat. Sky News published a photo Friday of Mohammed Emwazi, who officials say is the masked frontman for IS hostage...

  • Settled with Twins, Perkins has 'zero desire' to leave

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The contract Glen Perkins has with the Minnesota Twins goes through at least 2017, so the All-Star closer wouldn't have to think about switching teams for a while. He already has. He would never do it. "I won't go anywhere else. Not at this point. I've been...

  • Who's the ace? Red Sox starters want to prove they have many

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Who's the ace? It's a question the Boston Red Sox have been asked to address since Jon Lester was traded last summer and then signed a $155 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs rather than return to Fenway Park. "There's only so many times you can...

  • Harvey throws to batters for 1st time since elbow surgery

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Matt Harvey drew an ovation from the crowd of 100-150 fans and high-fives from teammates after stepping off the mound Friday. The New York Mets ace threw 43 pitches to David Wright, Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy in his first time...

  • Adam Wainwright may miss Cardinals' season opener

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — 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 Monday while...

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