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Buster Posey likely won’t catch in early spring games

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Buster Posey most likely will not catch in any spring training games until early March, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday. Posey, who had surgery in August to address a hip impingement and repair a torn labrum, has been catching pitchers’ side sessions in camp so far. “I’m very encouraged and he is, too,” ...

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McCutchen ready to boost Phillies in all sorts of ways

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Andrew McCutchen is ready to boost the Philadelphia Phillies with his bat, glove and brain. Signed to a $50 million, three-year contract, McCutchen said he enjoys his role as the veteran in the outfield and likes what he’s seen from his younger teammates. The 32-year-old McCutchen is set to start in left. He returns to the ...

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Mariano Rivera calls child support allegations ‘unfounded’

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Just weeks after becoming baseball’s first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, Mariano Rivera is defending himself from accusations in his native Panama that he has failed to support two children he had outside his marriage. The former New York Yankees‘ closer on Tuesday called the demands filed against him in the Central American country “unfounded.” “I ...

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Kelly, Weaver ready to make their marks for D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Carson Kelly and Luke Weaver will always been known as the other players in the Paul Goldschmidt trade. No matter what they do for the rest of their careers, good or bad, they will be linked to the Arizona Diamondbacks‘ fan-favorite first baseman. But the Diamondbacks do not consider them replacements for Goldschmidt. Goldschmidt was one of ...

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Rangers SS Andrus in much different spot with Beltre retired

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus prepared for the first full-squad workout at a different locker than in past springs. Now 30 and going into his 11th season, Andrus is in a much different place than just his spot in the clubhouse. With star third baseman Adrian Beltre now retired, Andrus will be assuming a bigger leadership ...

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Spring Training 2019: Bryce Harper, Manny Machado rumors loom over Padres camp

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Eric Hosmer knows what Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are dealing as spring training hits its stride. Hosmer was a free agent last offseason and signed with the Padres after spring training began. He said players need to be patient while researching a team before making a decision. The rebuilding Padres have made pitches to both Harper and Machado. Never ...

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