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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The verbal sparring between the Houston Astros and others around the majors over the team’s sign-stealing scandal is reaching new levels of absurdity — from accusations of illiteracy to claims about a player’s partial tattoo. Yes, really. And spring training is only a few days old. Imagine what things …

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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Back in a familiar bullpen, Greg Holland is hoping to recapture the glory days. Holland was part of the dominant Royals relief corps that led them to back-to-back World Series. He was a two-time All-Star selection and logged 145 of his career 205 saves with Kansas City. That bullpen also included …

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Three days after telling reporters he wanted to push harder in spring training to improve on last year’s slow start, Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke pumped the brakes on two key players. Left-hander Chris Sale and outfielder Alex Verdugo are both recovering from setbacks that could keep them out of …

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone is embracing the enhanced high expectations after the addition of ace Gerrit Cole to his 103-win team. Nine-time Stanley Cup-winning coach and baseball fan Scotty Bowman agrees with the approach. “He had a good young team last year and they’re all back, and now they added,” Bowman …

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Not only is baseball America’s Pastime – it’s also Arizona’s Pastime. Today, FOX Sports Arizona, in partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Interscholastic Association announced a sport that means so much to Arizonans will be celebrated when the second annual “Baseball Day Arizona, Presented by Verizon” is held on Saturday, May 2. The day …

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Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker is trying to get ahead of something he knows will be a problem in 2020. In an effort to make sure Astros players aren’t intentionally thrown at this season, Baker asked Major League Baseball to “put a stop to this seemingly premeditated retaliation that I’m hearing about.” Baker’s comments come …

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — New Boston Red Sox outfielder Kevin Pillar grew up in the Los Angeles area as a Lakers fan and named his daughter “Kobie,” after Kobe Bryant. He said he was most impressed with what Bryant has done after he retired from the NBA. Pillar said he hopes to write a …

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander elected not to throw his scheduled bullpen session and No. 2 starter Zack Grienke isn’t even in camp yet, adding to an unusual start to Houston’s spring training. Verlander’s name appeared on Houston’s daily schedule as a thrower, but a team spokesman said Verlander threw a 60-pitch …

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