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  • Cubs say they won’t seek to work all hours on Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs say they will seek permission to work longer hours on renovations at Wrigley Field, but not to work 24 hours a day. The comment Tuesday from the Cubs came…

  • White Sox pitcher Quintana is poised to move into limelight

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — White Sox manager Robin venture thinks Jose Quintana just needs a little help in becoming one of the elite pitchers in the American League. Slotted behind Chris Sale — and now…

  • A-Rod: ‘I’ll be a little nervous’ in return Wednesday

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Since Alex Rodriguez last stepped into a batter’s box during a game, Boston and San Francisco have won World Series titles, the New York Yankees missed the playoffs in consecutive years…

  • Indians sell out home opener in 11 minutes

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Indians sold out their April 10 home opener against Detroit in 11 minutes. The team said Tuesday that Progressive Field, which has been remodeled this winter, will again be packed…

  • 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…