• Too cold for overnighting at Miller Park

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers say it's too cold to camp out overnight for the Arctic Tailgate. The earliest fans were allowed to arrive for Saturday's event is 5 a.m. The event marks the beginning of individual ticket sales at Miller Park and they go on sale at 9 a.m. In the...

  • Tigers sign reliever Ryan Perry to minor league deal

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have signed reliever Ryan Perry to a minor league deal, bringing the right-hander back to the organization that drafted him in the first round in 2008. Perry hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2012, when he appeared in seven games for the...

  • Cubs' Arrieta finds right formula for success

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Jake Arrieta approaches baseball different than most of those in the game. He carries a gallon of kale juice around the Chicago Cubs' spring training facility. He uses Pilates as a part of his offseason regimen. Chances are, his body percentage might be lower than...

  • Brewers 3B Ramirez says this 'probably' is final season

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — It's never easy for a baseball player to leave his family for six weeks of spring training, no matter how nice the weather is in Arizona. This year, though, was harder than most for Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez. And on Friday, he said he wouldn't be...

  • Healthy Pollock critical to any Diamondbacks success

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Uncertainty abounds in position after position for the Arizona Diamondbacks this spring. Center field isn't one of them. A.J. Pollock has that spot nailed down and he will be looking to re-start that All-Star level of performance he had before a hand injury...

  • Toronto OF Saunders could return in April after knee surgery

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — 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 balls on a...

  • Jose Bautista thinks new additions will help Blue Jays

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — The past few seasons have been somewhat of a disappointment for Jose Bautista. The Toronto slugger has enjoyed personal successes, including a pair of top five AL MVP finishes, since his breakout season in 2010. But the Blue Jays haven't reached the playoffs in...

  • Casey McGehee's move to Giants a homecoming of sorts

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Casey McGehee has been everywhere on the baseball map. He played high school ball near Santa Cruz, California, played collegiately at Fresno State and then began a tour that took him to Chicago (Cubs), Milwaukee (Brewers), Pittsburgh (Pirates), New York...

  • A winner in most years, Gomes has chance to start for Braves

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Jonny Gomes has a knack for making teams win. He has .244 career batting average and has played in more than 120 games in a season once in an 11-year major career. And he was with Tampa Bay when the Rays reached the postseason for the first time in 2008, got...

  • Newcomer Byrd knows Reds looking for more than offense

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Marlon Byrd knows the Reds traded for him because they think he'll bring them more than just another run producer in left field. Cincinnati is hoping the 14-year veteran also helps with a clubhouse that's still got a lot of young players. Byrd notes that he's...

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