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Pitch clock is coming to Grapefruit games, says Manfred; 'negativity' an issue

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. • Within the first few days of exhibition games this spring, Major League Baseball is going to put a clock on its pitchers. Commissioner Rob Manfred, during a pointed and sometimes feisty news conference Sunday before an annual governor's dinner held in Florida, revealed that

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AP source: Mets, Hechavarria agree to minor league deal

A person familiar with the deal says shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and the New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal is pending a physical planned for Monday, when Hechavarria is expected

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Gary Sanchez's return to form could be difference in AL East

TAMPA — Luis Severino drew a media crowd Sunday for his first bullpen session since becoming a $40 million man. Yet, the more integral Yankee was catching the session, and you could argue — if you had just watched him easily flip ball after ball 200 feet during a long-toss warm-up — Gary Sanchez even

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Hunter Pence eager for chance to play back home with Texas Rangers

Hunter Pence The former Giants outfielder, who's from Fort Worth, Texas, arrived in camp with the Texas Rangers on Saturday, saying how neat it is to wear the same uniform as Nolan Ryan, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez and Juan Gonzalez. Pence told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he remembers an elementary-school

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Zack Greinke Says He Worked Through Right Shoulder Soreness Last Season

Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke opened last season with a sore right shoulder, he told Boomskie on Baseball Sunday at the team's spring training complex in Scottsdale, Arizona. Greinke said he came to camp battling the condition last spring and the soreness lasted through the first month of

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Grandal gets proactive about learning staff with Brewers

The ink was hardly dry on his $18.25 million, one-year contract with Milwaukee when Yasmani Grandal started working the phone, reaching out to as many new teammates as possible from his offseason home in Peoria. The Brewers' new backstop wanted to get a running start when pitchers and catchers reported

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