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  • Kluber, Collmenter pitch well, Diamondbacks top Indians

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland ace Corey Kluber tuned up for the regular season, striking out nine over six effective innings Friday in the Indians' 3-2 loss to Josh Collmenter and the split-squad Arizona Diamondbacks. In a matchup between pitchers set to start on opening day, Kluber gave...

  • 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 rotation....

  • Drew, Young lead Yankees past Phillies, 10-0

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Drew had a two-run single and Chris Young added a run-scoring double in a seven-run fifth inning, and the New York Yankees romped past the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 in a game called in the top of the sixth because of rain. Michael Pineda gave up five hits in...

  • LEADING OFF 2015: New players, managers and replay rules

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    There's a Hall of Famer in the Minnesota dugout and plenty of Cuban talent all over the diamond. New stars in different places, plenty of shifts and the lingering effects from performance-enhancing drugs are part of the lineup going into opening day, too. A quick look at Major League Baseball...

  • Teheran labors into the sixth, Braves beat Buchholz, Boston

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Julio Teheran labored through 5 2-3 innings, allowing only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday in a game called in the top of the seventh inning because of rain. Teheran, who is...

  • MLB commissioner says Cubs' decision on Bryant not for Boras

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says agent Scott Boras should steer clear of the Chicago Cubs' plan on how to handle rookie Kris Bryant. Manfred spoke Friday at the spring training home of the Minnesota Twins. "I don't think the Cubs' decision with...

  • Verlander leaves with triceps cramping in Tigers' loss

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander left with cramping in his right triceps Friday during the third inning of the Detroit Tigers' 4-1 rain-shortened loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth. Verlander will be evaluated Saturday but fully expects to make...

  • Chicago rooftop owner charged with trying to defraud Cubs

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs for years complained that rooftop businesses with views into Wrigley Field sucked away cash that could, in a modest way, help the team win its first World Series in over a century. As of Friday, they can now point to one rooftop owner who's charged with cheating...

  • Nationals 1B Zimmerman leaves early after dive vs. Cardinals

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Washington first baseman Ryan Zimmerman made an early exit after jarring himself diving for a grounder, and the Nationals said he was OK after a 1-1 tie with the split-squad St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. The oft-injured Zimmerman made a dive to the left, and was pulled...

  • Polanco, Sanchez HR, Pirates top Twins in rain

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Gregory Polanco and Tony Sanchez hit solo home runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to rain-shortened 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday. The game was called in the top of the eighth inning. Sanchez's opposite-field shot was his third homer this spring. "He's...

  • Former St. Louis Cardinals player punched at St. Louis County gas station after racial slur

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Former Cardinals outfielder Curt Ford said Thursday he may move away from the St. Louis area in disgust after being punched in an allegedly unprovoked, race-related attack at a gas station. St. Louis County police from the Fenton Precinct arrested James Street, 37, of the 500 block of Saline...

  • Former Oklahoma prep pitcher Archie Bradley 'pitching with purpose' for Arizona

    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Is this the spring Archie Bradley cracks the Arizona Diamondbacks' starting rotation? The 22-year-old Broken Arrow product has a shot. He's still rated as Arizona's top prospect by Baseball America, even if his hype took a little dip after a tough season in the minors (3-7, 4.45 ERA, 5.3...

  • Andrew Heaney among 7 MLB prospects to watch this spring

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    ESPN Insider Jim Bowden lists his seven prospects to keep and eye on in spring training, and former Putnam City and Oklahoma State star Andrew Heaney is on the list. Heaney, who was traded to the Los Angeles Angels in the offseason , is one of two left-handed pitchers on Bowden's list:...

  • Angels managers says Garrett Richards won't be ready for Opening Day

    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards is expected to begin fielding drills in about a week as he makes progress from August knee surgery, and the club remains hopeful the former OU standout could be pitching in games two to three weeks into the regular season. Richards and the Angels...

  • Collected Wisdom: Former Major League Baseball pitcher Dave Dravecky

    INTERVIEWED BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Dave Dravecky grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, with a huge passion for baseball and dream of being the next Sandy Koufax. The road to the major leagues was far from easy.


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