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  • Tigers sign reliever Ryan Perry to minor league deal

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have signed reliever Ryan Perry to a minor league deal, bringing the right-hander back to the organization that drafted him in the first round in 2008. Perry hasn’t pitched…

  • Cubs’ Arrieta finds right formula for success

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Jake Arrieta approaches baseball different than most of those in the game. He carries a gallon of kale juice around the Chicago Cubs’ spring training facility. He uses Pilates as a…

  • Outfielder Juan Pierre retires after 14-year MLB career

    MIAMI (AP) — Outfielder Juan Pierre announced his retirement Friday after a 14-year career in the majors that included a World Series championship with the 2003 Florida Marlins. Pierre, 37, ranks 18th in career stolen…

  • Brewers 3B Ramirez says this ‘probably’ is final season

    PHOENIX (AP) — It’s never easy for a baseball player to leave his family for six weeks of spring training, no matter how nice the weather is in Arizona. This year, though, was harder than…

  • Healthy Pollock critical to any Diamondbacks success

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Uncertainty abounds in position after position for the Arizona Diamondbacks this spring. Center field isn’t one of them. A.J. Pollock has that spot nailed down and he will be looking to…

  • Toronto OF Saunders could return in April after knee surgery

    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders had surgery on his left knee Friday and could return to the team sooner than previously expected, perhaps in mid-April. Saunders tore cartilage Wednesday…

  • Jose Bautista thinks new additions will help Blue Jays

    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — The past few seasons have been somewhat of a disappointment for Jose Bautista. The Toronto slugger has enjoyed personal successes, including a pair of top five AL MVP finishes, since his…

  • Casey McGehee’s move to Giants a homecoming of sorts

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Casey McGehee has been everywhere on the baseball map. He played high school ball near Santa Cruz, California, played collegiately at Fresno State and then began a tour that took him…

  • A winner in most years, Gomes has chance to start for Braves

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Jonny Gomes has a knack for making teams win. He has .244 career batting average and has played in more than 120 games in a season once in an 11-year major…

  • A-Rod shifts across the infield and works out at first base

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Stripped of his job at third base, Alex Rodriguez moved across the diamond and worked out at first base for the initial time with the New York Yankees. Rodriguez fielded grounders…

  • Newcomer Byrd knows Reds looking for more than offense

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Marlon Byrd knows the Reds traded for him because they think he’ll bring them more than just another run producer in left field. Cincinnati is hoping the 14-year veteran also helps…

  • Indians’ Moss making strides as he recovers from hip surgery

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — As he works on his potent swing, Brandon Moss is also testing his patience this spring. Acquired in a December trade from Oakland to bring more power to Cleveland’s lineup, the…

  • Braves OF Melvin Upton to miss rest of spring with injury

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Melvin Upton is expected to miss the rest of spring training because of inflammation in his left foot. The team announced Upton’s condition Friday after he underwent an…

  • New look for Mariners’ Rickie Weeks, hopes for fresh start

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The most noticeable thing is the hair. Gone are the long dreadlocks that were once a Rickie Weeks staple. He’d worn them since 2008, but said he grew tired of the…

  • Jed Lowrie happy to be back with Astros

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Jed Lowrie was away from the Houston Astros for two seasons — not by choice. Houston traded him to Oakland in February 2013 as part of a five-player deal that brought…