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Blue Jays give early rotation spot to rookie Trent Thornton

MONTREAL (AP) — With opening day fast approaching, the Toronto Blue Jays filled a hole in their rotation. The team added Trent Thornton to the group, giving the 25-year-old right-hander a chance to make his major league debut while the Blue Jays await the return of injured pitchers Ryan Borucki and Clay Buchholz. Thornton will start Sunday against the Detroit ...

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Royals Opening Day on FOX Sports Kansas City

The Kansas City Royals open the 2019 major league season Thursday, March 28, on FOX Sports Kansas City and streaming on FOX Sports GO. Live coverage from Kauffman Stadium starts at 2 p.m. with an extended edition of Price Chopper Royals Live pregame, which will include live coverage of the on-field ceremony. First pitch between the Chicago White Sox and ...

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D-backs outfielder Souza out for season with knee injury

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza Jr. will require season-ending knee surgery to repair multiple tears in his left knee after being injured Monday night. Souza slipped on home plate and his left leg jammed into the ground during an exhibition against the Chicago White Sox. The Diamondbacks said Tuesday he has a torn ACL, a torn lateral ...

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Price tabbed as No. 5 starter, may relieve opening day

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — David Price is set to be the No. 5 starter in the Boston Red Sox rotation, but the left-hander isn’t ruling out a relief appearance during the season’s opening weekend. Price pitched four innings Tuesday in Boston’s final exhibition game, a 16-7 loss to the Chicago Cubs, then said he’s interested in pitching an inning or ...

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With new deal, Eloy Jimenez makes White Sox opening roster

PHOENIX (AP) — The White Sox confirmed Tuesday what a $43 million contract seemed to signal: Eloy Jimenez will begin the season in the major leagues. Chicago’s prize prospect will make his big league debut on opening day at Kansas City on Thursday. Signed as a teenager by the crosstown Cubs out of the Dominican Republic in 2013, Jimenez is ...

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Angels’ Upton to start season on IL with toe injury

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angels outfielder Justin Upton will open the season on the injured list because of a sore right big toe. Manager Brad Ausmus announced the injury Tuesday. He says Upton has “turf toe” and that no timetable has been determined for his return. Upton was injured in Sunday’s exhibition game against the Los Angeles Dodgers when he ...

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Calhoun stars early, but Dodgers drop Angels late 8-7

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun is ready for the season to start, as he showed on offense and defense in the second game of the Freeway Series. Calhoun hit a home run and a double, but the Los Angeles Dodgers scored five times in the seventh inning of an 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in their exhibition ...

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