Minor league baseball

FILE - In this April 13, 2017 file photo, Hartford Yard Goats players warm up before the team's first ever game in Hartford, Conn. The Double-A team say they are going peanut-free at the 6,000-seat Dunkin' Donuts Park in 2019 to make the venue safer for people with nut allergies. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb, File)
February 16, 2019 - 9:26 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kerry Adamowicz hoped that a meeting with Hartford Yard Goats officials might lead to a few peanut-free days or maybe a peanut-free section at the Double-A baseball team's stadium, so her son and other children with food allergies could enjoy a game. The team decided to go a...
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New York Mets' Tim Tebow signs autographs at spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Fitzpatrick)
February 16, 2019 - 8:54 pm
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — By now, Tim Tebow has shown he belongs in professional baseball. He's fully committed to the game and much more comfortable on the field. Sometimes, though, he still sounds like a football player. On his first day at spring training with the New York Mets, the former NFL...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray holds the Heisman Trophy after winning the award in New York. Before picking football over baseball, Kyler Murray got some advice from another famous two-sport star. Tim Tebow says he told Murray to follow his heart when deciding between the Oakland Athletics and pursuing an NFL career. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
February 16, 2019 - 4:29 pm
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Before picking football over baseball, Kyler Murray got some advice from another famous two-sport star. One Heisman Trophy winner to another. Tim Tebow says he told Murray to follow his heart when deciding between the Oakland Athletics and pursuing an NFL career. Murray...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2016, file photo, Tommy Giordano, right, special assistant to the general manager of the Atlanta Braves, scouts a spring training baseball game between the Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates in Kissimmee, Fla. Giordano spent nearly all of his marvelously full life as a baseball man. He’s going out like he lived for more than 93 years _ surrounded by family and friends, accompanied by overwhelming love and stories that will endure long after he’s gone. (AP Photo/Paul Newberry, File)
February 14, 2019 - 11:04 pm
Tommy Giordano, a longtime scout who played only 11 games in the major leagues but spent more than seven decades in a variety of baseball roles, died Thursday. He was 93. Known affectionately as "T-bone," Giordano was stricken in December with a blood infection, said his daughter, Gail Przeclawski...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw winds up during the first inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, in Los Angeles. Kershaw, one of the game's elite pitchers, anchors a deep rotation that is key to the Dodgers’ continued success. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 08, 2019 - 11:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A loaded starting rotation. Solid hitters who can play multiple positions. An All-Star closer. The Los Angeles Dodgers are once again stocked for a successful run. So what's wrong? They haven't won a World Series championship since 1988. Two straight years of the World Series...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2015, file photo, Seattle Mariners' J.A. Happ throws a pitch between innings as pitch clock counts down in the background during a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Goodyear, Ariz. Major League Baseball and its players are discussing bold changes to spark the sport that include a three-batter minimum before a pitching change except at the start of an inning, a single trade deadline set before the All-Star break and expanding rosters. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 06, 2019 - 5:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players are discussing bold changes to spark the sport that include a three-batter minimum before a pitching change except at the start of an inning, a single trade deadline set before the All-Star break and expanded rosters. The union renewed its push...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2014, file photo, New York Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia (58) throws against the Philadelphia Phillies in the 11th inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia. Mejia, allowed back into baseball after a lifetime ban caused by three positive drug tests, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr., File)
January 29, 2019 - 7:59 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia, allowed back into baseball after a lifetime ban caused by three positive drug tests, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox. If added to the 40-man roster, the 29-year-old Dominican right-hander would receive a one-year contract at a...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2018, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Sergio Romo throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Seattle. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball has proposed going back to a 15-day disabled list and increasing the time optioned players usually must spend in the minor leagues. The moves are aimed at reducing the use of relief pitchers and reviving offense. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
January 24, 2019 - 3:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has proposed going back to a 15-day disabled list and increasing the time optioned players usually must spend in the minor leagues, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press, moves aimed at reducing the use of relief pitchers and...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo, Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki, of Japan, smiles during warm ups before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif. Ichiro Suzuki has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Seattle Mariners paving the way for the 45-year-old to play in Seattle’s season-opening series in Japan. Suzuki’s agent, John Boggs, confirmed the agreement on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)
January 23, 2019 - 5:18 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki has agreed to a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners, paving the way for the 45-year-old to play in Seattle's season-opening series in Japan. Suzuki's agent, John Boggs, confirmed the agreement on Wednesday. He said Suzuki's deal would become a major league...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Gray has agreed to a contract with Cincinnati adding $30.5 million from 2020-22, a deal that allows the Yankees to complete his trade to the Reds. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, because the trade had not been announced. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 21, 2019 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Adding Sonny Gray to a rotation already improved by the offseason acquisitions of Tanner Roark and Alex Wood has the Cincinnati Reds thinking about their first NL Central title since 2012. "I think we have a group of guys that can hold their own with anybody in this division. I...
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