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Ron Roenicke, right, speaks as Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom looks on after being after being named interim manager of the Boston Red Sox baseball team Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
February 25, 2020 - 12:28 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — This isn’t quite how Chaim Bloom imagined things would go, back when he dreamed of running a baseball team. Less than two months after taking over the Red Sox — and with the start of spring training looming — Boston's new chief baseball officer needed to replace a World...
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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve runs to first base after getting hit with a pitch during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 25, 2020 - 12:05 am
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — José Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn't avoid a pitch that grazed him. “He was hit in the foot. That ain’t nothing, you know what I mean?” Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after an 11-1 win over Detroit at half-empty Joker Marchant Stadium. “...
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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve runs to first base after getting hit with a pitch during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Lakeland, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 24, 2020 - 5:00 pm
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — José Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn't avoid a pitch that grazed him. ``He was hit in the foot. That ain’t nothing, you know what I mean?’’ Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after an 11-1 win over Detroit at half-empty Joker Marchant Stadium...
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New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole throws to first base during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 24, 2020 - 4:53 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out two and walked one over a hitless inning in his spring training debut for the New York Yankees against Pittsburgh on Monday night. Cole's first pitch to Adam Frazier was a 97 mph fastball. After Frazier popped out and Bryan Reynolds struck out, Cole Tucker...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner throws during spring training baseball practice, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
February 24, 2020 - 12:49 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks knew Madison Bumgarner lives on a ranch but were unaware of his recently-discovered side career as a rodeo participant. Bumgarner has been competing in rodeo events under the alias Mason Saunders and won $26,560 in a team-roping competition in...
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Flowers and photos honor members of the Altobelli family outside Angel Stadium, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. Coach John Altobelli, 56, far right, his wife, Keri, 43, second from left, and his daughter Alyssa, 13, left, died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 in Calabasas. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
February 24, 2020 - 7:56 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The six passengers traveling with Kobe Bryant and his daughter in the helicopter that crashed into a Southern California mountainside last month were joined by their love of basketball. Among them, two teammates of Bryant's 13-old-daughter, a coach with a rising profile in girls...
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Oakland Athletics' Mike Fiers smiles in the dugout during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
February 23, 2020 - 6:17 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics fan K.C. Sandstrom was sitting down the right field line watching his team warm up while armed with a small dry-erase board, a marker and a statement written in all caps. “MIKE FIERS FOR PRESIDENT” It's been a tumultuous few months for Fiers, the current A's...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner throws during spring training baseball practice, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
February 23, 2020 - 6:00 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner has been competing in rodeo events under the alias Mason Saunders and even won $26,560 in a team-roping competition in December, according to a story published Sunday by The Athletic. Bumgarner told the website he has...
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The revamped Phillie Phanatic mascot performs before the Philadelphia Phillies play the Pittsburgh Pirates in a spring training baseball game at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. The Phanatic has a new look amid a legal fight with the long-running mascot's creators, but officials say you should not expect his famous attitude to go anywhere. (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
February 23, 2020 - 5:43 pm
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — He's 42 years old, a little out of shape and clearly no spring chicken. But clearly there's no one more popular on the field for the Philadelphia Phillies than the Phanatic. Which is why all eyes at the ballpark were on the furry mascot Sunday for the big reveal: He's gotten...
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Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts runs during spring training baseball Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
February 23, 2020 - 3:47 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mookie Betts still has some work to do, settling in with the Los Angeles Dodgers. On the field, though, he's fine. "The hardest thing is finding a house and learning everybody's name," Betts said Sunday after making his Cactus League debut. "The baseball's the same. We all...
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