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  • Atlanta Braves shortstop Simmons slowed by oblique strain

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a slight left oblique strain. On the day of the team’s first full-squad workout, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez couldn’t give a date when Simmons will…

  • New Rangers manager Banister addresses team: ‘Why not us?’

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — New Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister finally got to address the entire team Thursday, more than four months after getting the job. In a team meeting before the first full-squad workout,…

  • Former A’s 3B Eric Chavez joins Oakland’s broadcast crew

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former Athletics third baseman Eric Chavez is joining Oakland’s broadcast crew. Comcast SportsNet California made the announcement on Thursday. Chavez will work as a color commentator on 20 telecasts, starting April…

  • Blue Jays sign LHP Johan Santana, hope for return to majors

    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have signed two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana to a minor league contract, hoping the former ace can make it back to the majors. The Blue Jays…

  • Free Agents Signings

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 114 free agents who have signed, with name, position, former club if different, and contract. The contract information was obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources:For players…

  • Rodriguez participates in Yankees first full-squad workout

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A sixth-grader making his first visit to spring training stood along a fence outside George M. Steinbrenner Field waiting to get a glimpse of his favorite player. Shane Negast, an 11-year-old…

  • Koufax confident Kershaw will bounce back from October woes

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Sandy Koufax is confident that Clayton Kershaw won’t be remembered for his playoff struggles. The 79-year-old Koufax was at the first full-squad workout for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, and…

  • Nationals’ Werth still rehabbing from shoulder surgery

    VIERA, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Nationals’ Jayson Werth is back on the field, just not 100 percent yet. Werth participated in outfield drills Thursday during the Nationals’ first full-squad workout Thursday. But the left…

  • Kelly feeling ‘very fortunate’ to be back with Twins

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Tom Kelly still has a lot to teach the Minnesota Twins. He wasn’t about to let a health scare keep him from returning to spring training. Kelly arrived Thursday at…

  • AP source: K-Rod, Brewers agree to $13M, 2-year deal

    PHOENIX (AP) — Francisco Rodriguez will be jogging out of the bullpen again for the Milwaukee Brewers. The closer and the Brewers agreed Thursday to a $13 million, two-year contract, a deal subject to the…

  • No word on possible MLB discipline for Angels star Hamilton

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton was on the minds of his teammates Thursday, a day after he was in New York to meet with Major League Baseball officials about an…

  • Giants closer Casilla hit on shin during batting practice

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla was hit on his left shin by a batted ball and left for X-rays during a spring training workout Thursday. Casilla was throwing batting practice…

  • MLB’s oldest player can’t relate to today’s youth

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — When Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins was drafted in 1991, Colorado Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado was two months old. Right-hander Eddie Butler was also still in diapers. “It’s crazy,” Butler…

  • Cards’ Adam Wainwright diagnosed with abdominal strain

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Adam Wainwright has been diagnosed with an abdominal strain but the St. Louis ace could be available to pitch the Cardinals’ opener at Wrigley Field on April 5. Wainwright strained the…

  • Marlins’ Stanton faces first live pitches since being hit

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton saw his first live pitches since his beaning back in September. The Miami Marlins will have to wait at least one more day to watch Stanton take his first…