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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell (4) signs autographs for fans during spring training baseball camp Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Port Charlotte, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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February 19, 2020 - 7:52 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are offering fans a win-win-win-win proposition. Trying to draw bigger crowds to barren Tropicana Field, the Rays came up with a crowd-pleasing ticket plan Wednesday. The ``Win Pack’’ lets a fan pick any four regular-season Rays game to attend for a...
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Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) smiles before taking batting practice during spring training baseball practice, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)
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February 19, 2020 - 5:06 pm
Just 60 miles east of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, one Little League director is sending a clear message to his 4,000 players about the Houston Astros and their sign-stealing scam. José Altuve? Alex Bregman? Carlos Correa? They're all out. “Right now, in our leagues, the Astros are suspended,” said...
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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred takes questions about the Houston Astros during a news conference at the Atlanta Braves' spring training facility Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in North Port, Fla. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
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February 19, 2020 - 1:03 am
Major league players could be punished for future sign-stealing violations in the wake of the Houston Astros' scandal that only resulted in discipline for managers, coaches and executives. Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head Tony Clark both said Tuesday that MLB and the players' association are...
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Del. Mark Sickles, D-Fairfax., right, holds the Washington Nationals World Series trophy as Nationals president and General Manager, Mike Rizzo, left, looks on as the Virginia House of Delegates honors the team during the session at the Capitol Tuesday Jan 28, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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February 18, 2020 - 9:06 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologized Tuesday for what he called a disrespectful reference to the World Series trophy as a “piece of metal.” Even before being asked about it, Manfred said he made a mistake with those comments while trying to deliver a rhetorical point in...
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The San Francisco Giants run during spring training baseball practice, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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February 18, 2020 - 9:05 pm
The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants are pushing ahead with pay raises for minor league players this season, days after Major League Baseball mandated salary bumps beginning in 2021. Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer and Giants baseball executive Farhan Zaidi confirmed the wage hikes Tuesday. MLB...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2015, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun steps into the batters box for his first plate appearance of an Opening Day baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at Miller Park in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Brewers home ballpark will have a new name next year after a 20-year deal with Miller comes to an end. American Family Insurance announced Tuesday evening, Jan. 21, 2020, that Miller Park will become American Family Field next Jan. 1. A new logo and other branding elements will be revealed later this year. (John Ehlke/West Bend Daily News via AP, File)
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February 18, 2020 - 8:15 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio claims his team “had an operating loss” in 2019 but that isn't why the club's projected payroll has dropped nearly $30 million. Attanasio says the Brewers are down from last season's franchise-record $132.6 million payroll because president of...
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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw looks on during spring training baseball Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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February 18, 2020 - 4:43 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw is pleased practically everybody in the sport seized the opportunity to tee off on the cheating Houston Astros and Commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the scandal over the past several days. The Los Angeles Dodgers' veteran ace also believes it's time for...
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February 18, 2020 - 8:59 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was not in any batting practice group for the team's first full squad workout on Tuesday because of a minor right shoulder issue. The problem is not considered serious and Judge is expected to take part in other drills. The outfielder hit .272...
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Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor, left, and Elvis Andrus talk while waiting to bat during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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February 17, 2020 - 7:37 pm
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Elvis Andrus has a few aging distinctions going into his 12th major league season. The only player left in the Texas Rangers clubhouse to wear that uniform in a World Series, the 31-year-old shortstop is the club's longest-tenured player by five years and expected to be the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer celebrates with the trophy after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros in Houston. The Nationals head to spring training with mostly the same squad that won the World Series. They are counting again on being led by a star-studded rotation featuring Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, along with slugger Juan Soto. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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February 17, 2020 - 5:59 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Players who have won a World Series -- and those who have come up short -- seethed Monday at Commissioner Rob Manfred's reference to the sport's championship trophy as merely a "piece of metal," saying that comment reflected a disconnect between baseball's boss and...
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