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Prominent baseball agent suggests player boycott of spring training

NEW YORK — A prominent baseball agent said players are angered over the slow free-agent market and suggested they consider boycotting spring training. Brodie Van Wagenen, co-head of CAA Baseball, floated the idea in a statement released Friday, less than two weeks before spring training workouts are to start in Florida and Arizona. He also raised the possibility of a ...

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All 30 MLB ballparks to extend protective netting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All 30 major league ballparks will have expanded protective netting that reaches to at least the far ends of each dugout by opening day. Major League Baseball made the announcement Thursday ahead of an owners’ meeting later in the day. MLB issued recommendations for protective netting or screens in December 2015, encouraging teams to have it ...

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Realmuto loses to Marlins in salary arbitration; Bour wins

PHOENIX (AP) Catcher J.T. Realmuto lost his salary arbitration case against Miami and first baseman Justin Bour beat the Marlins to leave players with a 3-1 record this year. Realmuto was given a $2.9 million salary Friday instead of his request for $3.5 million. The decision was made by arbitrators Andrew Strongin, Elizabeth Neumeier and Allen Ponak, who heard arguments ...

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Realmuto loses to Marlins in salary arbitration; Bour wins

PHOENIX (AP) Catcher J.T. Realmuto lost his salary arbitration case against Miami and first baseman Justin Bour beat the Marlins to leave players with a 3-1 record this year. Realmuto was given a $2.9 million salary Friday instead of his request for $3.5 million. The decision was made by arbitrators Andrew Strongin, Elizabeth Neumeier and Allen Ponak, who heard arguments ...

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Padres well-represented on top 100 prospect lists

Spring Training is quickly approaching, and although the spotlight will soon be on the Padres big league club, the organization’s minor league system has received some well-deserved recognition from prospect evaluators in the past few weeks. Last Monday, Baseball America revealed their top 100 MLB prospects for the 2018 baseball season. The Padres had six players crack the list in total, which ...

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Miami Marlins earn split decision in MLB salary arbitration

PHOENIX (AP) — Catcher J.T. Realmuto lost his salary arbitration case against Miami and first baseman Justin Bour beat the Marlins to leave players with a 3-1 record this year. Realmuto was given a $2.9 million salary Friday instead of his request for $3.5 million. The decision was made by arbitrators Andrew Strongin, Elizabeth Neumeier and Allen Ponak, who heard ...

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Injured Arizona RHP Miller wins in arbitration; players 2-0

PHOENIX (AP) Pitcher Shelby Miller won his salary arbitration case on Thursday against Arizona after missing most of last season because of a torn elbow ligament, a decision that gave players a 2-0 record this year. Miller was awarded a $200,000 raise to $4.9 million by arbitrators Robert Herzog, Gary Kendellen and Sylvia Skratek, who heard the case Wednesday. The ...

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