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SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) This spring training has been a glorious one for Manny Machado. The new Baltimore Orioles shortstop has made a seamless transition from third base to his new position and is hitting .373 with three home runs and 16 RBIs. ”I go out there and I play,” Machado said. ”It’s my natural position. …

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner has undergone surgery to have three pins inserted into the broken pinkie on his pitching hand. Bumgarner had surgery Saturday, and is expected to miss four to six weeks. The 28-year-old ace was injured Friday when he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Kansas …

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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Dan Straily will begin the season on the disabled list, the latest setback for the depleted Miami Marlins. Straily was originally set to start the second game of the season, next weekend at home against the Cubs. But the right-hander exited Monday’s minor league game early because of forearm tightness …

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale says he expects to be fine to start on opening day after being hit by a line drive in his final spring training tuneup. Sale was struck on the left hip Saturday by a liner off the bat of Houston’s J.D. Davis in the first …

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NEW YORK (AP) From the start of spring training in Florida, their lockers were lined up all in a row at one end of the rectangular clubhouse. Left to right: Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler. The dream rotation for the New York Mets – if only their health would cooperate. …

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury will start the regular season on the disabled list because of an oblique injury that sidelined him three weeks. Ellsbury, who resumed playing Thursday, will remain at the Yankees’ spring training complex when the team leaves Florida on Sunday for its final spring training game Monday at Atlanta. …

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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) St. Louis closer Luke Gregerson will begin the season on the disabled list with a hamstring strain, manager Mike Matheny said on Saturday. Gregerson injured the hamstring during conditioning drills. He hasn’t pitched in a Grapefruit League game since Tuesday, when he struck out two in an inning. There is no announced …

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After retiring from the NFL a little more than a year ago, Evan Mathis decided to move closer to where he grew up in Alabama. And to get the kind of house he and his wife wanted, Mathis needed to free up some money. And that meant the avid sports card collector would have to …

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Sorry, Albert, we don’t mean you are THAT old. However, the future Hall-of-Famer has shown no signs of slowing down as he enters his 18th MLB season. In fact, Pujols has slimmed down a bit and is expected to be the Angels’ every day first baseman. And, let’s not forget, Pujols will almost certainly reach …

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) Anthony Rizzo is a three-time All-Star and the 2017 winner of the Roberto Clemente Award, baseball’s biggest honor for sportsmanship and community involvement. Jon Lester is a three-time World Series champion, and Jason Heyward organized the most important meeting in franchise history. Plenty of leaders with the Chicago Cubs. No captain. One …

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