• Marlins' Cosart says MLB reviewing his Twitter account

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart said Major League Baseball is reviewing his deleted Twitter account as part of an investigation into gambling-related tweets posted there and he is cooperating with the investigation. "Obviously, I was caught off guard by the...

  • After offseason of change, new-look A's expect to contend

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics topped even their most trade-happy of days by making nine swaps involving 27 players in a wild offseason for Billy Beane and his front-office mates. As far as Beane is concerned, the A's wouldn't have even had a chance to close the gap on...

  • Expectations quite low for the 2015 Phillies

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — No team is picked to win fewer games this season than the Philadelphia Phillies. Rebuilding isn't easy. After dominating the NL East from 2007-11, capturing five division titles, two pennants and one World Series championship, the Phillies have spiraled...

  • LA Angels try again to build a title team around Mike Trout

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels had the majors' best record last year, and they return this season with baseball's best player at the center of largely the same roster. Yet the Angels accomplished none of their biggest goals last year when they were swept out of the...

  • Phillies' Asche (back) scratched from lineup against Toronto

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Cody Asche has been scratched from the starting lineup against Toronto because of back tightness. Asche, who is batting .238 with three homers and seven RBIs in 16 games this spring training, said he felt his back stiffen while...

  • Buck announces retirement, ending bid to make Braves roster

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — John Buck, an 11-year major league veteran who was attempting to land a job with the Atlanta Braves as a backup catcher, has retired. The 34-year-old, an All-Star in 2010 with Toronto, hit 134 home runs with seven big league teams. He hit .225 in 32 games with Seattle...

  • Yordano Ventura to start Royals' opener against White Sox

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Yordano Ventura has been picked to pitch on opening day for the AL champion Kansas City Royals against the Chicago White Sox. The 23-year-old right-hander went 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA as a rookie last season and tossed seven scoreless innings to beat San Francisco...

  • Rendon might miss Nationals' opener because of sprained knee

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Third baseman Anthony Rendon may miss the Washington Nationals' opener against the New York Mets on April 6 because of a sprained left knee. Rendon hasn't played since March 9. When he was scratched from the starting lineup the following day, manager Matt Williams...

  • Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has Tommy John surgery

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has had Tommy John surgery, which likely will sideline him until late next spring. The Mets said team medical director Dr. David Altchek operated in New York on Wednesday to reconstruct the 24-year-old right-hander's ulnar...

  • Marlins pitcher being investigated over gambling tweets

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart is being investigated by Major League Baseball for online comments he may have made about gambling. Marlins spokesman Matt Roebuck confirmed the investigation in a statement Wednesday but declined further comment. The 24-year-old...

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