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Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia won’t report to spring training on time

Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke says injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia won’t report to spring training with the rest of the position players next week.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Sticking to script: Alex Bregman, Astros discuss sign stealing

Alex Bregman and other members of the Houston Astros have spoken at spring training about the sign-stealing scheme they used during their 2017 run to a World Series title and …


Shohei Ohtani fine with Angels’ plan to delay mound return

Shohei Ohtani has no problem with the Los Angeles Angels’ plan to delay his return to the mound.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Mookie Betts, David Price arrive in Los Angeles eager for new starts

Mookie Betts and David Price have been introduced as Los Angeles Dodgers, completing their journey from Boston as part of a trade that dragged out for over a week before …


Salvador Perez catches bullpen, ready to return after season absence

Salvador Perez caught a bullpen session from prospect Brady Singer in the Kansas City Royals’ first spring training workout.


Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. to remain at shortstop

New San Diego Padres manager Jayce Tingler is making it clear that Fernando Tatis Jr. will continue to make his diving, spinning moves at shortstop rather than in center field.


Meeting MadBum: D-backs relish big left-hander’s presence

Arizona’s big free agent pickup Madison Bumgarner went through his first official drills with the Diamondbacks as pitchers and catchers went through their first workout.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

The Mariners are signing pitcher Taijuan Walker, completing a reunion months in the making

The last time Taijuan Walker had set foot in the Mariners’ spring training clubhouse was April 2016. But on Wednesday morning, as Mariners pitchers and catchers reported for their physicals, …


Dodgers’ Pedro Baez 1st player to win in arbitration this year

Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez became the first player to win in salary arbitration this year and will earn $4 million rather than the team’s offer of $3.5 million.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

MLB goes ahead with 3-batter minimum, roster changes

Major League Baseball went ahead with its planned rules changes for this season, including the requirement a pitcher must face at least three batters or end the half-inning, unless he …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Angels’ Max Stassi apologizes for Astros’ sign-stealing scheme

Max Stassi says he wishes he had done “the right thing” when he learned about the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scheme late in their World Series championship season in 2017.


Ron Roenicke’s first day brings news: Chris Sale has pneumonia

Ron Roenicke is trying to get up to speed quickly after taking over as interim Red Sox manager on the eve of spring training.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Red Sox prospect Jeter Downs has tough name to live up to

Boston Red Sox infielder Jeter Downs has a tough name to live up to.


Red Sox make Ron Roenicke interim manager; ‘permanency’ on hold

The Boston Red Sox named bench coach Ron Roenicke interim manager, promoting the former Brewers skipper to replace Alex Cora on the day the team’s pitchers and catchers reported for …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Mariners to sign veteran outfielder Carlos Gonzalez to minor league contract

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a minor league contract with former All-Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

New ‘smart mound’ can help analyze pitchers

The Minnesota Twins will be working with a new piece of smart technology at spring training this year.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 9, 2020

Commentary: What a week it was for the disgraced game of baseball

Hank Aaron hammered cheaters. Pete Rose begged for reinstatement again. A.J. Hinch and Charlie Morton expressed remorse for their role in one of the sport’s biggest scandals. Houston Astros management …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Area roundup: WSU women rally past Colorado 69-59

Washington State erased a 15-point deficit in the second half and rallied for a 69-59 win over Colorado in a Pac-12 Conference women’s basketball game at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman …


Spring training: time for pitchers, catchers and cheaters

Baseball returns to the field next week when pitchers, catchers and cheaters report to spring training.


Union head calls for resolution in Red Sox-Dodgers trade

The head of baseball’s union says the holdup in the trade that would send 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers is unfair to the players involved.


Joc Pederson loses in salary arbitrations, owners now lead 3-0

The Los Angeles Dodgers have beaten outfielder Joc Pederson in salary arbitration.


A.L. West teams at the start of spring training

A team-by-team look at the American League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and …


A.L. Central teams at the start of spring training

A team-by-team look at the American League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and …


A.L. East teams at the start of spring training

A team-by-team look at the American League East entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and …


N.L. West teams at the start of spring training

A team-by-team look at the National League West entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and …


N.L. Central teams at the start of spring training

A team-by-team look at the National League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and …


N.L. East teams at the start of spring training

A team-by-team look at the National League East entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Jessica Mendoza has new roles with ESPN, resigns as Mets adviser

Jessica Mendoza will no longer be on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” or work for the New York Mets front office after signing a contract extension with the network.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Rob Manfred concerned with team/media roles of Pedro Martinez, Jessica Mendoza

The dual roles of former Boston pitcher Pedro Martinez and ex-Olympic softball player Jessica Mendoza as team employees and broadcasters have drawn the concern of baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

MLB mulls live video limits, may rule on Red Sox next week

Major League Baseball intends to impose new limits on what live video is available to teams. And Commissioner Rob Manfred, speaking at baseball’s owners meetings, also hopes to complete his …