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D-BACKS ANNOUNCE 2019 SPRING TRAINING BROADCAST SCHEDULE

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that 11 games will be broadcast on FOX Sports Arizona or FOX Sports Arizona Plus and eight games on webcast throughout Spring Training. In addition, all games televised on FOX Sports Arizona (FSAZ) or FOX Sports Arizona Plus (FSAZ+) will also be streamed on the FOX Sports app.   FOX Sports Arizona/FOX Sports ...

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Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman will retire after 2019

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds play-by-play broadcaster Marty Brennaman will retire after the 2019 season, his 46th in Cincinnati. The team made the announcement Wednesday. The 76-year-old Brennaman joined the Reds’ radio team in 1974 and soon became known for his sign-off line after each win: “And this one belongs to the Reds.” He and former Reds pitcher Joe Nuxhall shared ...

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Yasmani Grandal chose Brewers for family and chance to win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Asked why he agreed to a one-year deal with Milwaukee rather than multiyear offers from other teams, catcher Yasmani Grandal gave two simple reasons: the chance to win and family. Grandal lives in Peoria, Arizona, not far from the Brewers‘ spring training camp. “My wife told me: ‘You get to have spring training here and be with ...

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Dozier signs with Nationals, hopes to make postseason run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Dozier turned down a more lucrative deal to join what he hopes is a playoff team with the Nationals. The 31-year-old signed a $9 million, one-year contract with Washington that makes him the new second baseman and potentially a bridge from Daniel Murphy to prospect Carter Kieboom. Dozier said Tuesday other clubs offered him more money ...

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Tyler Skaggs is California Strong

Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was in attendance to support the effort along with a massive group of celebrities and sports figures. The event was a fund raiser started by Ryan Braun and Chris Yelich (Two MLB MVPs) to help the families of both the shootings and the wildfires.

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Angels acquire RHP John Curtiss in trade with Twins

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired RHP John Curtiss from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor-league infielder Daniel Ozoria, the team announced Tuesday. Curtiss was designated for assignment by the Twins Monday to make space on their 40-man roster for former Angel reliever Blake Parker. We’ve acquired RHP John Curtiss from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for IF Daniel ...

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2B Brian Dozier, Nationals finalize $9M, 1-year deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Free agent infielder Brian Dozier’s $9 million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals includes $2 million in salary that is deferred without interest until Jan. 15, 2020. Washington announced the deal Sunday, three days after it was agreed to subject to a successful physical. Dozier can earn additional award bonuses, such as for making the All-Star team, ...

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Giant keep lefty Derek Holland with $7M, 1-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Left-hander Derek Holland is staying with the San Francisco Giants, agreeing to a one-year contract that guarantees $7 million. With all the injuries to the rotation last season, keeping the versatile Holland provides a big boost to the pitching staff. “For me, it was just an easy decision to come back after everything these guys helped ...

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Former ace, longtime pitching coach Stottlemyre dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Mel Stottlemyre made his mark on the mound: He started Game 7 of the World Series, earned five championship rings as a pitching coach, wound up with a plaque at Monument Park. But his most enduring impression might have come with the bat — more than a half-century later, he remains the last pitcher to hit ...

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