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Miguel Cabrera faces pitcher for 1st time since June arm injury

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera hit against a pitcher Monday for the first time since rupturing a tendon in his left biceps on June 12.The 35-year-old hit, fielded, threw and ran the bases during the Detroit Tigers' first full-squad...

Some teams make little effort to justify ticket costs

NEW YORK -- Players' union head Tony Clark took the extraordinary step of saying baseball fans should question whether it makes sense to purchase tickets for some teams, responding to commissioner Rob Manfred's assertion that free-agent players have failed...

Rockies moving All-Star Charlie Blackmon to right field

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- It may not seem right, but Charlie Blackmon will be in right field for Colorado this season.Blackmon, a four-time All-Star who has anchored center field for the Rockies since 2014 and has played more games there...

Cubs partner with Muslim organizations in wake of emails

MESA -- On the same day the Cubs announced a partnership with several Chicago area Muslim organizations, team owner Tom Ricketts expressed surprise over his father's association with racist and bigoted emails while continuing to distance his team from...

Reds’ Joey Votto tries to rebound from subpar season

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Joey Votto has spent the offseason trying to make sure he doesn't have another subpar season.The Cincinnati Reds star led the NL in on-base percentage last year but hit 12 homers, his fewest in a full...

Indians’ All-Star Francisco Lindor focused on health, not big contract

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor says now is not the time to worry about a long-term contract.The 25-year-old shortstop spoke Monday for the first time since straining his right calf during an offseason workout in Florida...

Kris Bryant happy to clear air with Yadier Molina over comments about St. Louis

MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant said he's more than happy to clear the air with Yadier Molina after offseason comments made by Bryant about the city of St. Louis raised the ire of the Cardinals'...

The Pads must be crazy! Why Manny Machado makes no sense for San Diego

If Manny Machado signs a deal for something in the $250 million range with the Padres, you would completely get it from his perspective. The market for him hasn't been as robust as once expected, but even when you...

Rockies’ Ian Desmond facing big challenge playing center field at Coors

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Ian Desmond, a former shortstop and most recently the Rockies’ primary first baseman, is preparing for his next assignment: patrolling the wide-open spaces of Coors Field. Specifically, at age 33, Desmond has been pegged to play center field...

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Miguel Cabrera faces pitcher for 1st time since June arm injury

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera hit against a pitcher Monday for the first time since rupturing a tendon in his left biceps on June...