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February 18, 2018 - 8:31 pm
NASCAR-DAYTONA 500 Dillon drives No. 3 to victory at Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The No. 3 car found its way to victory lane at the Daytona 500, 20 years after Dale Earnhardt's only victory in "The Great American Race." Austin Dillon grabbed the lead on the final lap in overtime and took the...
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February 18, 2018 - 5:30 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have signed veteran slugger Chris Carter and longtime outfielder Chris Young. Carter got a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training on Sunday, while Young agreed to a one-year contract. Carter played for the New York Yankees last season,...
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February 18, 2018 - 5:24 pm
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — On his first day back at spring training after his dad's funeral, Terry Francona seemed to exhale when the questions eventually turned to baseball. "Thanks, I made it," the Cleveland manager said. He spent the first six minutes of his media session Sunday reflecting on his...
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FILE - This Aug. 15, 2017 file photo shows Boston Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez celebrating with teammates during a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Boston. The Red Sox have re-signed Nunez to a one-year contract with a player option for 2019, giving them another proven second baseman to fill in while Dustin Pedroia recovers from knee surgery. Nunez’s deal was done on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, the day before the Red Sox hold their first full-squad workout of spring training. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, file)
February 18, 2018 - 5:10 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have re-signed infielder Eduardo Nunez to a one-year contract with a player option for 2019, giving them another proven second baseman to fill in while Dustin Pedroia recovers from knee surgery . Nunez's deal was done on Sunday, the day before the Red Sox...
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FILE - In a Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 file photo, Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer hits an RBI-single in the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. A person with direct knowledge of the deal said Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 that free agent first baseman Hosmer has reached preliminary agreement on an eight-year contract with the San Diego Padres, pending a physical. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)
February 18, 2018 - 5:02 pm
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals came to camp Sunday and finally knew for sure: Eric Hosmer was gone. The move was not unexpected, but they had been dreading this day. Hosmer agreed to an eight-year, $144 million contract with the San Diego Padres this weekend, leaving the Royals with...
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February 18, 2018 - 4:33 pm
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Tebow arrived at the New York Mets spring training camp on Sunday, and the attention immediately turned to whether the quarterback who became an outfielder could make it all the way to Citi Field in the future. Guess what? Mets general manager Sandy Alderson votes...
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Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers Jordan Milbrath (51), Jameson Taillon (50), and A.J. Schugel, right, stand in the bullpen during baseball spring training Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
February 18, 2018 - 4:02 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Josh Harrison is still with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and his feelings aren't much different than they were a month ago. Harrison spoke to reporters Sunday, the day before the first spring training workout for Pittsburgh's full squad. The Pirates traded outfielder Andrew...
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February 18, 2018 - 3:43 pm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — It was hard for Elias Diaz to explain exactly what went through his mind when he found out his mother had been kidnapped. The Pittsburgh Pirates catcher certainly remembers how it felt when she was rescued. "No one really prepares themselves for something like that," Diaz...
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February 18, 2018 - 2:54 pm
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, Cleveland Indians' Rajai Davis celebrates after his two run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the eighth inning of Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series in Cleveland. The Indians have signed free agent Davis to a minor league contract, bringing back the speedy outfielder who hit one of the biggest home runs in team history. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
February 18, 2018 - 2:30 pm
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The bat Rajai Davis used to hit one of the biggest home runs in Cleveland Indians history is nicely displayed in his office. The moment is deeply engraved in his memory. Now the 37-year-old outfielder who hit that game-tying homer late in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series is...
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