• Seahawks QB Russell Wilson works out with Texas Rangers

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson spent Saturday at spring training with the Texas Rangers, hitting a home run in batting practice and drawing on his recent Super Bowl experience to deliver a message to the team. A former minor league infielder for...

  • Mariners ace Hernandez officially announced to start opener

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is all set to start on opening day for the seventh straight year. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon made it official on Saturday. Hernandez will pitch April 6 in Seattle against the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels. This...

  • Padres newcomer James Shields to start on opening day

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — San Diego Padres newcomer James Shields has been picked to start on opening day. Padres manager Bud Black made the announcement Saturday. San Diego opens the season on April 6 at the Los Angeles Dodgers. Shields has never pitched at Dodger Stadium. Shields...

  • Yankees SS Gregorius sprains left wrist going for grounder

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius sprained his left wrist going for a groundball in a spring training game and has been taken out for precautionary reasons. Gregorius hurt himself Saturday when he awkwardly landed going for the grounder in the second inning...

  • Rockies slugger Gonzalez leaves with knee pain

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    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez insisted he left Friday night's spring training game against San Diego only as a precaution after experiencing pain in his surgically repaired left knee. Gonzalez exited after striking out in the top of the fourth....

  • David Ortiz defends his reputation in column

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: "I never knowingly took any steroids." And this, too: "I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame." The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in a column Thursday for The Players' Tribune, a website founded by Derek...

  • Mariners reliever David Rollins suspended 80 games

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle Mariners reliever David Rollins was suspended for 80 games on Friday for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Major League Baseball announced Rollins' suspension, saying he tested positive for Stanozolol, a synthetic anabolic steroid. Rollins will not...

  • Indians send RHP Danny Salazar to minors

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Danny Salazar's spring didn't go the way he or the Cleveland Indians hoped. He's going back to the minors — again. The Indians optioned the right-hander to Triple-A Columbus on Friday, ending his shot at winning one of the club's two open spots in the starting...

  • White Sox claim pitcher Kyle Drabek off waivers from Toronto

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have claimed pitcher Kyle Drabek off waivers from Toronto. The White Sox made the move Friday. Drabek spent most of 2014 at Triple-A Buffalo. He made two appearances with Toronto, working three scoreless innings. Over parts of five seasons...

  • Tanaka to start Yankees' opener

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka will start the New York Yankees' opener April 6 against Toronto. Manager Joe Girardi made the expected announcement on Friday. Tanaka was an All-Star last year during his first season in the majors, but the Japanese right-hander missed 2 1/2 months...

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