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AP source: Matt Wieters, Nationals agree, pending physical
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Free-agent catcher Matt Wieters and the Washington Nationals have an agreement in principle on a $10.5 million contract for 2017, pending a physical, according to a person familiar with the deal.
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.
Ankiel says he drank vodka before starts to tame anxiety
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rick Ankiel says he drank vodka before his first two starts in 2001 to quell anxiety after throwing five wild pitches in one inning during the previous season's playoffs.
For Werth, 'whole thing kind of hangs' on deal's final year
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper had not yet turned 10 when Jayson Werth made his major league debut, batting ninth and getting a pair of hits.
At 61, 'late-bloomer' Snitker savors shot as Braves manager
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Let's face it, Brian Snitker had pretty much given up on his dream.
Great expectations: Indians eye Series title after '16 run
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Above the small cactuses and flowering plants dotting the concrete-blocked plaza outside the doorway to Cleveland's training complex is a new sign that serves as both a reminder and motivator.
Clark: Comments "unprofessional" on Betances arbitration
PHOENIX (AP) — Baseball union chief Tony Clark called the public comments surrounding the salary arbitration hearing involving Yankees reliever Dellin Betances "unprecedented" and "unprofessional."
Orioles' Machado practices at shortstop for world classic
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Before he leaves for the World Baseball Classic, Manny Machado is making the most of his short time at Baltimore Orioles camp.
'Here I come to save the day!' Eaton likes Mighty Mouse look
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Adam Eaton donned his "go-to shirt" — a gray T, with the words "Mighty Mouse" in red, and a sketch of the small-but-strong cartoon character who debuted in the 1940s — before and after the Washington Nationals' first full-squad workout of spring training on Sunday.
Kinsler still a Tiger after shrugging off trade talk
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — When the Detroit Tigers indicated they were willing to listen to offers for their top players, Ian Kinsler became a prime candidate to be traded.
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.
- Zack Greinke has high hopes for 2017
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