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D-backs deal Drury, Banda to acquire power-hitting outfielder Souza

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Diamondbacks sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade Tuesday that included five players. The deal was announced one day after former Diamondbacks outfielder J.D. Martinez agreed to a $110 million, five-year contract with Boston, pending a physical. Drury gives ...

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Giants Johnny Cueto takes his fitness to Camelback Mountain

PHOENIX (AP) ”Va-mannnn-os!” echoes down from high above the humongous boulders in an area aptly named Echo Canyon. ”Let’s go!” It’s Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto shouting as he powers up Camelback Mountain. Far more than just a leisurely hike in the Arizona desert, and hours after his formal day is done at Scottsdale Stadium, this is a bonus workout to ...

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Padres left with crowded outfield after Hosmer signing

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Now that San Diego’s first base position is in Eric Hosmer’s $144 million hands, it seems as if there are 144 million candidates for the one remaining starting spot in the Padres’ outfield. Wil Myers will move to one of the corner spots after playing first base the previous two seasons, manager Andy Green said, and ...

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Hosmer will wear number of late Yordano Ventura with Padres

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — For a few years now, the lowly San Diego Padres have preached about “the process” of their deep rebuild via the draft and signing international players after their win-now attempt with pricey veterans failed so spectacularly in 2015. That process now includes 28-year-old first baseman Eric Hosmer and his potential $144 million contract, a testament to ...

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MLB players honor Florida shooting victims, wear school hats

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Major League Baseball players will honor victims of last week’s shooting in Florida by wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hats at spring training games this week. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday all 30 teams will wear the school hats during pregame warmups for their exhibition openers. Players, managers, coaches and umpires will have the option ...

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MLB players to wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas hats at spring training

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball players will honor victims of last week’s shooting in Florida by wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hats at spring training games this week. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday all 30 teams will wear the school hats during pregame warmups for their exhibition openers. Players, managers, coaches and umpires will have the ...

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Dodgers glad to be back at work, away from World Series talk

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Justin Turner heard about it for weeks. He couldn’t get away from talk about the Dodgers‘ seven-game loss to the Houston Astros in the 2017 World Series. Waiters asked Turner about it when he tried to order a meal. The Los Angeles third baseman even heard about it at a wedding. Of course, the wedding also happened ...

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Hosmer’s deal leaves Padres with overstuffed outfield

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Now that San Diego’s first base position is in Eric Hosmer’s $144 million hands, it seems as if there are 144 million candidates for the one remaining starting spot in the Padres’ outfield. Wil Myers will move to one of the corner spots after playing first base the previous two seasons, manager Andy Green said, and Manuel ...

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It’s official! Padres sign Hosmer to eight-year contract

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres have signed first baseman Eric Hosmer to an eight-year, $144 million contract through the 2025 season, Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller announced today.  The agreement, which is the largest in club history, includes an opt-out clause after the fifth season. Hosmer, 28, played in all 162 games (160 starts) for the Kansas ...

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