Nationals Sign Tony Gwynn Jr. To MiLB Deal

The Nationals have signed outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. to a minor league pact, the club announced. The deal includes a big league spring invite. Gwynn is, of course, the son of one of the greatest players in recent memory. Though he has not matched his father’s near-untouchable stat line, he has obvi...

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Juan Pierre stops by Marlins camp, could front office gig be in future?

JUPITER, Fla. -- Three days after officially announcing his retirement, Juan Pierre greeted familiar faces at the Miami Marlins spring training complex at Roger Dean Stadium. Pierre, the Marlins' starting center fielder from 2003-05, won the World Series in his first year with the club and never mis...

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#Nats have signed OF Tony Gwynn Jr. to a minor-league deal with invitation to big-league camp.
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More on #Nats signing Tony Gwynn Jr., who could be insurance if Werth and McLouth aren't 100 percent by Opening Day: t.co/rEbSScmfEn
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William Ladson , Nationals Beat Reporter
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Mark Zuckerman , CSN Washington, Nationals Beat Writer
#Nats have signed OF Tony Gwynn Jr. to a minor-league deal with invitation to big-league camp.
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Cardinals' Wainwright throws first bullpen session since ab strain

JUPITER, Fla. -- Adam Wainwright bumped fists and smiled following a short bullpen session on Monday, the first since straining his abdominal muscle a week ago. Wainwright didn't use maximum effort for most of the 30-plus pitch session, but did turn it up for the final five pitches -- one of which h...

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Phillies 2B Utley (ankle) likely sit out first week of spring games

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Second baseman Chase Utley will not play in the Philadelphia Phillies' Grapefruit League opener Tuesday, and he says he isn't likely to see game action this week while coming back from a right ankle injury. The 36-year-old Utley has participated in hitting and fielding practice d...

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Dodgers ace Kershaw will start opening day for fifth straight year

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on opening day for the fifth straight season, taking the mound at home April 6 against the San Diego Padres. "That's the plan," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Monday. Mattingly...

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Cubs vs. Cardinals: Jon Lester will go Opening Night, with or without Adam Wainwright or bleachers

MESA, Ariz. – It would only be news if the Cubs didn’t unveil their $155 million star on Opening Night. Joe Maddon had already confirmed the obvious in Arizona. The Cubs manager then told reporters on Monday that he spoke with Jon Lester about getting the high-profile assignment – right around...

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Braves’ Wood moved by teen cancer survivor’s story

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — So moved was Braves pitcher Alex Wood by a Monroe teen’s cancer-survival story, the left-hander decided to ask the kid and his little brother if they wanted to work out with the Braves on Monday. Thompson Ritter, 17, and his brother Charlie brought their gloves and did s...

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Jayson Stark - ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Nelson Cruz took his 40 HR & left for Seattle. I did the math & it's amazing how easily the #Orioles can make that up t.co/a3
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So far, 10 Braves spring-training games to be televised

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Fox Sports South will televise four Braves spring training games and SportSouth will televise two. Fox Sports South has games March 20 vs. the Marlins, March 21 vs. the Nationals and a pair against the Tigers March 22 and March 30. SportSouth will televise games March 18 v...

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Rain wipes out Mariners' only scheduled intrasquad game

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Rainy weather played a little havoc with the Mariners' plans for Monday, wiping out their only scheduled intrasquad game and putting a slight hiccup in some of the pitching plans. Manager Lloyd McClendon said he wasn't concerned about Mother Nature's interference. Left-hander James ...

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Sweeney to join Royals HOF in August

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Mike Sweeney was playing golf with George Brett last week when his cell phone rang with some good news: He had just been selected as the 26th member of the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame. Moments after getting the word, Sweeney received his marching orders. "You have to call your...

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Liberty Media: Braves borrowed about $100M last year for stadium

EmailFacebookTwitterShareThis Atlanta Braves Braves' new stadium, SunTrust Park, is scheduled to open in 2017 in Cobb County. The Braves’ revenue and operating profit declined last year, while the team borrowed about $100 million for its new stadium, according to owner Liberty Media.

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Dodgers News: Clayton Kershaw Announced As Opening Day Starter

In life there are the known certainties — death and taxes — though Clayton Kershaw starting on Opening Day for the Los Angeles Dodgers may be worth including on the list. While manager Don Mattingly previously played coy when asked about who would be his Opening Day starter, he announced Monday ...

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Jon Lester to start Cubs' opener

MESA, Ariz. -- New Chicago Cubs ace Jon Lester will throw the first pitch of the new baseball season Sunday night, April 5 against the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Joe Maddon announced Monday. Maddon also said Lester will make his Cubs debut this spring on Friday against the Cincinnati Reds in a hom...

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A-Rod won't play in Yankees exhibition opener vs. Phillies

TAMPA, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez will not play in the New York Yankees' exhibition opener against Philadelphia in Clearwater on Tuesday. Back from a season-long suspension for violations of baseball's drug agreement and labor contract, Rodriguez was not on the travel roster posted Monday. He could make...

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Blue Jays bring OF Dayan Viciedo into camp on minor league deal

DUNEDIN, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays boosted their outfield depth Sunday, signing Dayan Viciedo to a minor league contract and saying he might be able to earn a spot at another position. The deal came a few days after Toronto outfielder Michael Saunders tore cartilage in his knee when he stepped ...

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Carrie Muskat - MLB.com, Cubs Beat Writer
It's official: @JLester34 will start Opening Night for #Cubs
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Marlins ace Jose Fernandez throws off mound for first time since May 2014

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez threw off a mound Sunday morning for the first time in almost a year. Fernandez, who underwent Tommy John surgery May 16, 2014, after just eight starts, tossed 15 pitches -- all fastballs -- to bullpen coordinator Jeff Urguelles, according to media in Jupiter. He als...

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