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Column: Baseball should get serious about speeding up games
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — There are all sorts of ways to give baseball a much-needed boost of speed.
Cubs' Russell tears up thinking about 2016 accomplishments
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Addison Russell was laying on his mom's bed in the house he bought the family in Pensacola, Florida, with his signing bonus. His Shih Tzu-poodle mix puppy, Oakley, started licking his face.
MLB players' union agrees to pitchless intentional walks
NEW YORK (AP) — There won't be any wild pitches on intentional walks this season.
Eyes on prize: Indians nervous about Miller pitching in WBC
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Here's a change or, ahem, a change-up: Andrew Miller has the Indians feeling nervous.
Baseball's Hall of Fame to honor 'The Simpsons' on May 27
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Baseball's Hall of Fame will honor "The Simpsons" on May 27 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show's "Homer at the Bat" episode.
MLB to push forward with process for rule changes
PHOENIX (AP) — Major League Baseball intends to push forward with the process that could lead to possible rule changes involving the strike zone, installation of pitch clocks and limits on trips to the pitcher's mound. While baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed hope the ongoing process would lead to an agreement, he said clubs would reserve the right to act unilaterally, consistent with th...
Mariners' Martin tells of threats in Cuban smuggling trial
MIAMI (AP) — Seattle Mariners outfielder Leonys Martin told a Miami jury Tuesday he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border without any valid papers because he feared being kidnapped or worse after he was smuggled from Cuba by a group linked to a sports agent and a baseball trainer.
AP source: Matt Wieters, Nationals agree, pending physical
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — After waiting and waiting to find a free-agent deal, four-time All-Star catcher Matt Wieters finally found a match with the Washington Nationals.
Marlins' Hechavarria back on stand in Cuban smuggling trial
MIAMI (AP) — It's a second day of testimony for Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria in the trial of a Florida sports agent and a baseball trainer accused of smuggling players out of Cuba.
Super subs are now key players on pitching-dominated rosters
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Jace Peterson starts out the day shagging fly balls in the outfield. Then, he changes gloves and heads to the infield to take some grounders.
Royals' Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yordano Ventura quit school as a teenager so he could begin working a construction job to help his family make ends meet, laboring day after day in the hot sun of the Dominican Republic.
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