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  • Cron working to ensure he’s on Angels’ opening day roster

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — It will be difficult for Angels manager Mike Scioscia to keep a player with the power potential of C.J. Cron out of the batting order this season. At 6-foot-4 and 235…

  • LEADING OFF: What’s on deck today at spring training

    What to watch for today at spring training: ___ HURRY UP! Major League Baseball’s new pace of play rules get their first look. Fans will see clocks counting down between innings, showing how much time…

  • Monday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with RHPs Mauricio Cabrera, Brandon Cunniff, Mike Foltynewicz, Juan Jaime, Tyrell Jenkins, Shelby Miller, Williams Perez, Shae Simmons, Arodys Vizcaino and Dan Winkler; LHPs Luis Avilan,…

  • Royals banking on Morales, Rios to fuel power-starved lineup

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Dayton Moore knows perfectly well how rare it was for a team as starved for power as the Kansas City Royals were last season to make the playoffs, let alone the…

  • Bryant, Russell top list of Cubs prospects this spring

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Kris Bryant and Addison Russell are poised to become the latest Chicago Cubs prospects to break through to the big leagues. A year after rookies Jorge Soler and Javier Baez showed…

  • Monday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with RHPs Mauricio Cabrera, Brandon Cunniff, Mike Foltynewicz, Juan Jaime, Tyrell Jenkins, Shelby Miller, Williams Perez, Shae Simmons, Arodys Vizcaino and Dan Winkler; LHPs Luis Avilan,…

  • Tigers SS Iglesias back on field in win over Fla Southern

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias played in his first game in more than a year, and the Tigers beat Florida Southern 12-2 Monday at spring training. As planned, Iglesias played one inning.…

  • Parra may not have everyday job in Brewers’ crowded OF

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have a numbers problem in the outfield that many other teams might envy. There are four players worthy of three starting spots, including Gold Glove winners in Carlos Gomez…

  • After 2 surgeries, D-Backs’ Hudson cherishes spring training

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — For most major leaguers, spring training is dreadful monotony. And Daniel Hudson is cherishing every minute of it. For the first time since 2012, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ right-hander is a full…

  • Markakis hopes to be ready for Braves’ opener

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Nick Markakis is looking forward to opening day in Atlanta. Crabcakes down south, that’s another story. After nine years with Baltimore — and plenty of the Maryland delicacy — Markakis signed…

  • Cubs expect ‘dusty’ year amid Wrigley Field renovations

    CHICAGO (AP) — When the Chicago Cubs open their season at Wrigley Field next month, players and fans alike may feel a bit like a homeowner who lives in a house where workers are tearing…

  • Paul Maholm gets a chance to help Reds’ depleted rotation

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Left-hander Paul Maholm is getting a chance to help the Cincinnati Reds piece together their depleted starting rotation. The Reds signed Maholm to a minor league deal and invited him to…

  • Monday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with RHPs Mauricio Cabrera, Brandon Cunniff, Mike Foltynewicz, Juan Jaime, Tyrell Jenkins, Shelby Miller, Williams Perez, Shae Simmons, Arodys Vizcaino and Dan Winkler; LHPs Luis Avilan,…

  • Countdown on as baseball readies for pace of play rules

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — During his playing career, Mike Hargrove’s unique routine at the plate went something like this: step into the batter’s box, adjust gloves, brush lip, tap cleats with bat to remove dirt,…

  • Brad Hand helps Marlins beat FIU 7-2

    MIAMI (AP) — Brad Hand needed only nine pitches in a perfect first inning Monday for the Miami Marlins, who beat Florida International 7-2. Hand is out of out of minor league options and likely…