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Bourjos, Gennett, Asher switch sides as opening day nears

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Speedy outfielder Peter Bourjos and infielder Scooter Gennett were among the players on the go as big league teams tweaked their rosters less than a week before opening day. More>>

Nationals: Trump declined invite for opening day 1st pitch

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The Washington Nationals say President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before their game on opening day. More>>

Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely out to start season

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Outfielder Jorge Soler will likely begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game. Soler, acquired from the Cubs in December for closer Wade Davis, hurt himself on a swing over the weekend. More>>

Mets' Matz has tender elbow, status for opening day in doubt

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New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz has been scratched from his next start because of tenderness in his left elbow, putting his status for opening day in doubt. Matz had been scheduled to throw Monday in a minor league game. More>>

Son of Indians GM blurts out Lindor contract info on radio

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The 6-year-old son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff spilled a little secret while appearing on the team's radio broadcast. More>>

Jones back with Orioles after winning World Baseball Classic

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Adam Jones provided perhaps the best highlight of the World Baseball Classic, when he took a home run away from Manny Machado with a spectacular catch in center field. More>>

Royal Returns: KC's Duffy, Perez back in Cactus League

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Danny Duffy stepped off the big stage and back into spring training. More>>

BASEBALL 2017: Key dates for the upcoming season

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The World Series champion Chicago Cubs visit the St. Louis Cardinals on opening day. More>>

BASEBALL 2017: Benintendi, Swanson among top rookies

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Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi and Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson are two of baseball's top rookies heading into the season. More>>

The Cubs curbed their curse _ who's next to douse a drought?

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The Chicago Cubs ended baseball's longest curse when they won the World Series last year. More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Raids net 7 arrests after London attack; AP Exclusive: US probes offshore banking of ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort; GOP health bill on the brink hours from House showdown vote. More>>

Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82

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Dallas Green, the tough-talking manager who guided the Philadelphia Phillies to their first World Series championship, has died. More>>

US routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win WBC behind dominant Stroman Video included

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Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries. More>>

Barry Bonds joins Giants at camp to coach minor leaguers

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Barry Bonds is back in spring training camp with the San Francisco Giants, set to spend a week working on hitting with the team's minor leaguers. More>>

Puerto Rico in scarce supply of hair dye amid baseball fever

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Pharmacies and beauty stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye as a growing number of men go blond in support of the island's baseball players who bleached their hair as a bonding ritual ahead of the World Baseball Classic. More>>

US edges Japan 2-1, advances to WBC championship game Video included

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Brandon Crawford scored the tiebreaking run when Nobuhiro Matsuda bobbled Adam Jones' grounder to third in the eighth inning, and the United States reached the championship game of the World Baseball Classic for the first time by beating Japan 2-1. More>>

Yankees SS Didi Gregorius out 6 weeks; Bonds rejoins Giants

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season after straining his right shoulder while away at the World Baseball Classic. More>>

Jerry Krause, Bulls' GM during 1990s dynasty, dies at 77

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Former Chicago Bulls executive Jerry Krause has died at the age of 77. More>>

Bonds rejoins Giants as special adviser, calls team 'family'

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Bonds coming back to Giants as special adviser; home run king says team will always be 'family'. More>>

Injured Yanks shortstop Gregorius expected to miss 1st month

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season because of a strained right shoulder. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Gregorius will likely be sidelined for six weeks. More>>

Puerto Rico edges Netherlands 4-3 in 11 to reach WBC final

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Eddie Rosario's sacrifice fly drove in Carlos Correa with the winning run in the 11th inning, giving Puerto Rico a 4-3 victory over the Netherlands and a berth in the World Baseball Classic championship game. More>>

Yankees shortstop Gregorius hurts shoulder, return uncertain

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. Yankees manager Joe Girardi hasn't put on a timetable on a return. More>>

Tim Tebow heading to Mets' Class A team: Columbia Fireflies

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Two-time Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow will start his pro baseball season with the New York Mets' Class A franchise in Columbia, South Carolina. More>>

Yankees' Gregorius has injured shoulder, return uncertain

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. More>>

Marlins 3B Prado likely to miss opener with hamstring injury

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Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is expected to miss the start of the regular season after straining his right hamstring at the World Baseball Classic. Marlins manager Don Mattingly already has ruled out Prado playing in any exhibition games. More>>

Stanton's homer, Jones' leap carry US into WBC semifinals Video included

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Giancarlo Stanton hit a go-ahead homer and the United States eliminated defending World Baseball Classic champion the Dominican Republic 6-3 to earn a spot in the semifinals. More>>

A-Rod takes J-Lo out to the ballgame

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Former slugger Alex Rodriguez and singer-actress Jennifer Lopez watched part of Saturday's exhibition game between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles in a suite at the ballpark. More>>

Tigers outfielder JD Martinez sprains foot, out several days

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Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez sprained his right foot making a shoestring catch Saturday and is expected to be sidelined for several days. X-rays were negative. More>>

Puerto Rico wins 6th straight in WBC, routs Venezuela 13-2

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Mike Aviles got four hits and drove in three runs as Puerto Rico, already assured a spot in the World Baseball Classic semifinals, beat Venezuela 13-2 for its sixth straight win in the tournament. More>>

Puerto Rico beats United States 6-5 to advance to WBC semis

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Yadier Molina and Puerto Rico are moving on to the World Baseball Classic semifinals after scoring four runs in the first inning and then holding on for a wild 6-5 win against the United States. More>>

Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees team up to no-hit Tigers

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No runs once again off Masahiro Tanaka. More>>

Cruz, Polanco homer to lift Dominican Republic to 3-0 win

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Nelson Cruz hit his third home run of the tournament and Gregory Polanco also went deep, leading defending World Baseball Classic champion the Dominican Republic to a 3-0 victory that pushed Venezuela to the brink of elimination. More>>

Fukushima confirmed as venue for Tokyo 2020 baseball

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Organizers on Friday confirmed that baseball and softball games for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be held in Fukushima, an area hit by the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster. More>>

The Latest: Arizona takes 1st step, beats North Dakota

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The Latest: What's ahead in the NCAA Tournament. More>>

Max Scherzer likely to miss Washington Nationals' opener

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NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer probably will miss the Washington Nationals' opener against Miami on April 3 because of a stress fracture in his right ring finger. More>>

Report: Fernandez was likely operating boat in deadly crash

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Florida authorities say in a report that Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez was likely operating a boat when it crashed into a jetty, killing him and two other men. More>>

Alomar hired by MLB for youth development in Puerto Rico

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Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar has been hired by Major League Baseball as a special consultant and tasked with focusing on youth development in Puerto Rico. More>>

Jones, Hosmer homer to lift US to 4-2 win vs Venezuela

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Hometown favorite Adam Jones hit a tying home run leading off the eighth inning and Eric Hosmer added a two-run shot three batters later as the United States rallied to beat Venezuela 4-2 in the second round of the World Baseball Classic. More>>

Royals expect Salvador Perez to be ready for opener

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Kansas City expects All-Star catcher Salvador Perez to be ready for its opener at Minnesota on April 3 after tests showed inflammation but no structural damage in his injured left knee. More>>

Gonzalez criticizes WBC organizers over Mexico elimination

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Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez had some harsh words for organizers of the World Baseball Classic, saying 'they're not even close to being the Little League World Series'. More>>

Jury convicts sports agent, trainer in Cuban smuggling case

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Miami jury shortly to decide fate of sports agent and trainer accused of smuggling Cuban baseball players into the U.S. following six weeks of trial testimony. More>>

The Latest: July sentencing set in Cuban smuggling case

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A Miami jury has convicted a Florida sports agent and a baseball trainer accused of smuggling Cuban ballplayers into the U.S. More>>

Nationals release C Derek Norris; bumped from job by Wieters

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The Washington Nationals released catcher Derek Norris. More>>

Boston ace Price likely to miss opener, Rockies' Murphy out

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Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price is likely to start the season on the disabled list because of a sore elbow. Starting the second season of a $217 million, seven-year contract, Price has not yet appeared in an exhibition game. More>>

Prosecutors: Florida men smuggled Cuban players to get rich

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Closing arguments are set in the Miami trial of a sports agent and a trainer accused of smuggling Cuban baseball players into the United States. More>>

Boston's David Price likely to start season on disabled list

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Boston Red Sox left-hander David Price is likely to start the season on the disabled list because of his sore pitching elbow. More>>

Venezuela rallies past Italy 4-3 to reach 2nd round of WBC

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Miguel Cabrera hit a tying homer and Rougned Odor delivered a go-ahead single during a three-run rally in the ninth inning that carried Venezuela past Italy 4-3 and into the second round of the World Baseball Classic. More>>

Rockies' Desmond needs hand surgery, no return date set

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The Colorado Rockies now need a second plan for first base with Ian Desmond set for surgery on his broken left hand. More>>

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