• Cruz steps into power-hitting role with Mariners

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Few Mariners were happier to see Nelson Cruz in Seattle's clubhouse than Felix Hernandez. The Mariners' ace knows how difficult an out Cruz can be. Not only has Cruz broken up a Hernandez no-hit bid, the slugger is tied with the Yankees' Mark Teixeira for most...

  • Infielder Everth Cabrera joins Orioles for 1st workout

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Without some of their most recognizable names, the re-tooled Baltimore Orioles have reported to spring training. Gone are Nelson Cruz, Nick Markakis and Andrew Miller. The latest edition of the Orioles features newcomers Travis Snider, and Everth Cabrera, the...

  • Everth Cabrera, Orioles finalize $2.4M, 1-year contract

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Former All-Star infielder Everth Cabrera and the Baltimore Orioles finalized their $2.4 million, one-year contract on Wednesday. Baltimore agreed to a deal last week, which wasn't finalized until Cabrera resolved a legal issue. He was charged with resisting...

  • Moncada arrives at Red Sox facility

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Yoan Moncada arrived Wednesday at the spring training headquarters of the Boston Red Sox, another step toward completion of a hefty contract for the 19-year-old Cuban. The Red Sox and Moncada's agent reached an agreement earlier this week on a deal with a $31.5...

  • Trout has much room for improvement despite AL MVP award

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Trout knows he has a lot to work on despite his first AL MVP award. Now 23, Trout was a unanimous pick as MVP after finishing second to Detroit's Miguel Cabrera in each of the previous two years. While he hit .287 with 36 homers and 111 RBIs, he led the AL in...

  • Wainwright heading to St. Louis for abdominal exam

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Adam Wainwright called his trip to meet with doctors in St. Louis about his lower abdominal pain strictly precautionary. "I want to be fair to you and say that anything I say about it will just be speculation," Wainwright said Wednesday morning. "I don't think...

  • Mike Sweeney elected to Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former first baseman Mike Sweeney will become the 26th member of the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame. Sweeney, a five-time All Star when he played with the Royals from 1995 to 2007, was elected in his first ballot appearance, the team announced Wednesday....

  • Pitcher Chad Gaudin agrees to minor league deal with Dodgers

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Right-hander Chad Gaudin has agreed to a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gaudin agreed to a minor league deal with Philadelphia in January 2014, then was released at the start of spring training and didn't pitch last season. The 31-year-old...

  • Appeals court won't toss ex-Dodgers owner's divorce deal

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court has refused to overturn a financial settlement between former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his ex-wife, who argued that McCourt misled her about the value of the team and television broadcast rights. The unanimous ruling...

  • Cardinals send Wainwright to St Louis

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The Cardinals are sending ace Adam Wainwright to St. Louis to be examined by a doctor after his workout Tuesday was cut short by abdominal pain. General manager John Mozeliak told Cardinals.com that Wainwright would be seen by Dr. Michael Brunt of Washington...

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