• Motor mishap: Indians manager Francona's scooter wrecked

    Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Indians have their first major injury of the spring — manager Terry Francona's red scooter is on the disabled list. Francona said Thursday that the scooter he rides around during training camp and to and from Progressive Field in downtown Cleveland during...

  • Orioles release Suk-min Yoon

    Published: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have released right-hander Suk-min Yoon. The move enables the 28-year-old to return to South Korea, where he will reportedly sign with the Kia Tigers. Yoon signed a three-year contract with the Orioles in February 2013 for $5.575 million,...

  • Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton pleased with first at-bats

    Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Despite not getting a hit, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was pleased with his first at-bats of the spring. Stanton went 0 for 2 in his first game since being hit in the face by Mike Fiers' fastball in September. "I felt good in the box," Stanton said. "We're...

  • Rangers' Darvish leaves spring debut with triceps tightness

    Updated: 45 min ago

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Rangers ace Yu Darvish left his spring training debut with tightness in his right triceps Thursday after pitching a scoreless first inning against Kansas City. Darvish gave up a leadoff single to Alcides Escobar before retiring the next three batters he faced....

  • Indians counting on speedy Bourn to bounce back in 2014

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Bourn got back in the starting blocks this winter. A track sprinter in high school, Cleveland's speedy outfielder had some hurdles to clear. At the Indians' urging, the fleet-footed Bourn spent three months working with former Olympic champion Leroy...

  • Mets' Matt Harvey set to make return from Tommy John surgery

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — It's hard to know which opponent will be more challenging for Matt Harvey on Friday — the Detroit Tigers or his own competitive nature. The New York Mets' ace is set to pitch in his first game in 18 months and the outing will be anything but the usual March...

  • AP source: Cubs reach minor league deal with LHP Phil Coke

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs agreed to a minor league deal with Phil Coke on Thursday, adding the veteran reliever to the competition for a lefty specialist in their bullpen. A person with direct knowledge of the situation said Coke is planning to join the Cubs' major league...

  • Just for kicks: Guthrie takes 'Sneakerheadz' mainstream

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie strode to the table with a television camera trained on him, settling down behind a pair of microphones. His voice clear and his words concise, Guthrie announced in a mock news conference that he was hanging up his cleats. The Kansas City Royals...

  • New catcher Miguel Montero works on learning Cubs pitchers

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Miguel Montero is doing his homework these days. The longtime Arizona Diamondbacks catcher is busy learning the Chicago Cubs' pitching staff after the team acquired him in an offseason trade for two low-level prospects. "I'm communicating with the pitchers,"...

  • Fan pays for anti-Mets ownership billboard near field

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. (AP) — A New York Mets fan has put his displeasure with the team's ownership on full display. Gary Palumbo, a 39-year-old from New Hampshire, paid to have a billboard with the message "Fred, Jeff & Saul, Ya Gotta Leave," erected on Interstate 95, about eight...