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President Donald Trump waves as he walks off stage after signing an Energy Independence Executive Order, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at EPA headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 28, 2017 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals say President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before their game on opening day. A spokeswoman for the baseball team said Tuesday that the White House said Trump would not be at next week's game at Nationals...
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March 28, 2017 - 12:13 am
Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely will begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game. Soler, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in December for closer Wade Davis, hurt himself on a swing Sunday. Soler went for an MRI on Monday, which...
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Kansas City Royals' Jorge Soler is congratulated after his two-run home run in the ninth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Peoria, Ariz., Friday, March 24, 2017. (John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star via AP)
March 27, 2017 - 8:07 pm
Royals outfielder Jorge Soler will likely begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game. Soler, acquired from the Chicago Cubs in December for closer Wade Davis, hurt himself on a swing Sunday. Soler went for an MRI on Monday, which...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout hits a double during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
March 26, 2017 - 8:31 pm
New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz has been scratched from his next start because of tenderness in his left elbow, putting his status for opening day in doubt. Matz had been scheduled to throw Monday in a minor league game. "There's a little irritation, and he's got to work that out," Mets general...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Indians left fielder Rajai Davis, left, and shortstop Francisco Lindor celebrate their win after Game 4 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Chicago Cubs, in Chicago. Now that the Cubs have broken baseball's oldest curse, who's next? Maybe it's the Indians' turn. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
March 26, 2017 - 5:15 pm
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — It's no secret the Cleveland Indians want to sign All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor to a long-term contract. Thanks to little Brody Chernoff, the length of that deal may now be known. On Saturday, the 6-year-old son of Indians general manager Mike Chernof, was invited into...
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Barry Bonds responds to a question during a news conference Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Bonds has joined the San Francisco Giants front office as a special adviser. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
March 22, 2017 - 4:10 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The black San Francisco Giants T-shirt that Barry Bonds wore was so new, the fold lines from being wrapped in plastic were easy to spot. Still, it seemed a natural fit for Bonds, the former slugger who donned a Giants uniform for his first day of work in his new role with...
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
March 22, 2017 - 1:53 am
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season after straining his right shoulder while away at the World Baseball Classic. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Gregorius is likely to be sidelined six weeks. Opening day for the...
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United States' Buster Posey is safe at second as Japan's Ryosuke Kikuchi throws to first during the third inning of a semifinal in the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
March 22, 2017 - 12:49 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Crawford scored the tiebreaking run when Nobuhiro Matsuda bobbled Adam Jones' grounder to third in the eighth inning, and the United States reached the championship game of the World Baseball Classic for the first time by beating Japan 2-1 on Tuesday night at rainy Dodger...
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United States' Buster Posey is safe at second as Japan's Ryosuke Kikuchi throws to first during the third inning of a semifinal in the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
March 22, 2017 - 12:43 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Crawford scored the tiebreaking run when Nobuhiro Matsuda bobbled Adam Jones' grounder to third in the eighth inning, and the United States reached the championship game of the World Baseball Classic for the first time by beating Japan 2-1 on Tuesday night at rainy Dodger...
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
March 22, 2017 - 12:30 am
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season after straining his right shoulder while away at the World Baseball Classic. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Gregorius is likely to be sidelined six weeks. Opening day for the...
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