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Hosmer, Yelich could benefit from getting off the…

Daniel Murphy, Jonathan Lucroy and Nicholas Castellanos had breakout seasons in 2016 while significantly cutting their ground ball rates

Vin Scully on opening day: 'I'll probably have…

The Dodgers are about to play their first opening day since 1950 without Vin Scully calling their games

Promise and potential: Expectations for the Miami…

FOX Sports Florida's Jessica Blaylock sits down with Rich Waltz and Todd Hollandsworth to take a look at what they expect from the Miami Marlins this season.

Jack McKeon being inducted into the Padres Hall…

A well deserved honor for the former Padres GM and manager.

Baseball's new trend: Saying 'NO' to ground balls

Terms like launch angle and exit velocity are creeping into the baseball lexicon, and it's not just number crunchers jumping on board

Bourjos, Gennett, Asher switch sides as opening…

Speedy outfielder Peter Bourjos and infielder Scooter Gennett were among the players on the go as big league teams tweaked their rosters less than a week before opening day

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Nationals: Trump declined invite for opening day…

The Washington Nationals say President Donald Trump has declined an invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before their game on opening day

7 rookies to watch in the 2017 MLB season

These 8 rookies are poised to make an impact at the major-league level in '17 Andrew Benintendi (OF), Red Sox: A .300/.350/.500 slash line is optimistic, but not out of the question Dansby Swanson (SS ) Braves: The No. 1 overall pick in 2015 has a a Gold Glove-caliber glove Jharel Cotton (SP ) A's: Watch out for the jawdropping changeup J.P. Crawford (SS) Phillies: He's got a major-league ready glove and strong plate discipline Josh Bell (1B) Pirates: An advanced hitter with a strong eye who'll start the season at first Tyler Glasnow (SP) Pirates: The 6-foot-8 hurler has some control issues but can pile up strikeouts Yoan Moncada (2B) White Sox: A rare mix of power, average and speed, with a major-league

Snake Bites: School days

Diamondbacks players weigh in on their best and worst school subjects.

Royals outfielder Jorge Soler likely out to start…

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

Mets' Matz has tender elbow, status for opening…

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

Son of Indians GM blurts out Lindor contract info…

The 6-year-old son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff spilled a little secret while appearing on the team's radio broadcast

Ken Rosenthal's awards picks for MVPs, Cy Youngs…

What's a new MLB season without some award predictions? Ken Rosenthal now opens the preseason envelopes! NL MVP: Bryce Harper, Nationals: He worked out like a demon in the offseason AL MVP: Francisco Lindor, Indians: It will take an extraordinary performance to beat Trout, but Lindor can do it NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers: Practically a lock as long as he stays healthy AL Cy Young: Jose Quintana, White Sox/Astros: Quintana will be traded within the AL (conveniently), keeping his candidacy viable NL Manager: Torey Lovullo, Diamondbacks: Arizona's no contender but voters often prefer managers from teams that exceed expectations, AL Manager: A.J. Hinch, Astros: Find a "surprise" team in the AL; it i

Hot Air: Opposite sides of the Carolina fence

There may be some tension in the D-backs clubhouse this weekend with the Final Four in town.

Jones back with Orioles after winning World…

Adam Jones provided perhaps the best highlight of the World Baseball Classic, when he took a home run away from Manny Machado with a spectacular catch in center field

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Royal Returns: KC's Duffy, Perez back in Cactus…

Danny Duffy stepped off the big stage and back into spring training

BASEBALL 2017: Key dates for the upcoming season

The World Series champion Chicago Cubs visit the St. Louis Cardinals on opening day

Peter Bourjos describes what he brings to the Rays

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Peter Bourjos talks about adjusting to a new team late in spring training and what he sees as his possible role.

Kevin Cash likes what he sees from Peter Bourjos…

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash discusses Wednesday's spring action and evaluates how newcomers Peter Bourjos and Derek Norris looked.

BASEBALL 2017: Benintendi, Swanson among top…

Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi and Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson are two of baseball's top rookies heading into the season

Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title…

Dallas Green, the tough-talking manager who guided the Philadelphia Phillies to their first World Series championship, has died

US routs Puerto Rico 8-0 to win WBC behind…

Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries

Carlos Correa’s puppy is one of the best things…

It looks like Groot is ready for a full-time gig with the Astros.

Andy Green on building a culture for the Padres

Andy Green has the full support of everyone in the Padres' organization.

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Barry Bonds joins Giants at camp to coach minor…

Barry Bonds is back in spring training camp with the San Francisco Giants, set to spend a week working on hitting with the team's minor leaguers

Puerto Rico in scarce supply of hair dye amid…

Pharmacies and beauty stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye with even a top economist joining men going blond in support of the island's baseball players who bleached their hair ahead of the World Baseball Classic

US edges Japan 2-1, advances to WBC championship…

The United States reached the championship game of the World Baseball Classic for the first time by beating Japan 2-1 in the semifinals at rainy Dodger Stadium