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Hendricks hopes prospects join him at Wrigley

Hendricks hopes prospects join him at Wrigley

MLB.com nytimes.com Updated 3 hours ago
While Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Addison Russell were packing up their lockers to move to the Minor League side of the Cubs complex Monday, Kyle Hendricks was prepping for his penultimate spring start. If Hendricks is on the Cubs' Opening Day roster, …
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  • Kemp goes yard to back Kennedy's six strong

    Kemp goes yard to back Kennedy's six strong

    MLB.com 4 hours ago
    Using three home runs, including one from Matt Kemp, the Padres rolled to a 6-3 victory over the Reds on Monday at Goodyear Ballpark. Ian Kennedy tossed six scoreless innings.
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  • Nationals Reliever Storen Out With Blister in Loss to Cards

    Nationals Reliever Storen Out With Blister in Loss to Cards

    nytimes.com MLB.com 4 hours ago
    Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen exited early because of a blister on his right big toe Monday in a 6-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
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  • Wong sees positives despite down spring

    Wong sees positives despite down spring

    MLB.com 4 hours ago
    In one of his better games of the spring, second baseman Kolten Wong drew two walks and scored a run in the Cardinals' 6-2 win against the Nationals on Monday. The fact that such a performance is notable is indicative of the tough time Wong has had in G…
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  • Cards put Martinez in rotation; Garcia to DL

    Cards put Martinez in rotation; Garcia to DL

    ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    The St. Louis Cardinals have picked Carlos Martinez as their fifth starter and put pitcher Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list.
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  • Cubs' Bryant decision entirely defensible

    Cubs' Bryant decision entirely defensible

    The Cubs' decision to send slugger Kris Bryant to the Minors to open the season has divided the baseball world, but the decision is totally justifiable, writes former Major League general manager Dan O'Dowd.
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  • Pirates' Sean Rodriguez challenged Phillies' Kevin Slowey to a …

    Pirates' Sean Rodriguez challenged Phillies' Kevin Slowey to a fight

    yahoo.com 5 hours ago
    The Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies nearly came to blows Monday. While no punches were thrown, two coaches were ejected after benches emptied during the fifth inning. All of this happened during a spring training game where the results don'…
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  • Perez's bid to join Brewers ends with release

    Perez's bid to join Brewers ends with release

    ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    The Brewers have released Chris Perez, ending the former All-Star closer's bid for a setup job in the Milwaukee bullpen.
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  • Benches Clear, Pirates Hit 6 Homers in Win Over Phillies

    Benches Clear, Pirates Hit 6 Homers in Win Over Phillies

    nytimes.com 7 hours ago
    A shouting match between coaches cleared the benches in a rare testy spring training game, and Pedro Alvarez homered twice, including a grand slam, as the Pittsburgh Pirates teed off on the Philadelphia Phillies for an 18-4 victory Monday.
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  • Left-Hander Paul Maholm Released by Cincinnati Reds

    Left-Hander Paul Maholm Released by Cincinnati Reds

    nytimes.com 8 hours ago
    Left-hander Paul Maholm has been released from a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds.
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  • Reds add room for nursing moms in stadium

    Reds add room for nursing moms in stadium

    ESPN.com 12 hours ago
    The Cincinnati Reds are opening a nursing center in their ballpark, believed to be the first such facility inside a sports venue.
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  • Jackson Helps Cubs Blank Royals 7-0

    Jackson Helps Cubs Blank Royals 7-0

    nytimes.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Edwin Jackson arrived at the ballpark in time for a solid spring start with the Chicago Cubs.
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  • Mesoraco relieved after quad cramp diagnosis

    Mesoraco relieved after quad cramp diagnosis

    MLB.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Reds All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco felt relieved Sunday afternoon after being diagnosed with a left quadriceps cramp. Mesoraco felt his quad tighten running the bases and worried it was serious when he exited the game vs. the Angels.
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  • Graveman Pitches Into 7th Inning as A's Beat Brewers 7-0

    Graveman Pitches Into 7th Inning as A's Beat Brewers 7-0

    nytimes.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Kendall Graveman continued his impressive spring with 6 1-3 innings of three-hit ball, further staking his claim to a spot in the Athletics' rotation and leading Oakland to a 7-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday.
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  • Marquis Solid, Cron Hits 3rd HR as Reds Beat Angels

    Marquis Solid, Cron Hits 3rd HR as Reds Beat Angels

    nytimes.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Cincinnati right-hander Jason Marquis continued his strong comeback with six good innings in the Reds' 8-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
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  • Miller hopes to take recent success into regular season

    Miller hopes to take recent success into regular season

    MLB.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Shelby Miller produced his most dominant outing of the spring as he limited the Pirates to one hit over six innings on Sunday afternoon at Champion Stadium.
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  • Gee Pitches 7 Innings as Mets Defeat Cardinals 3-2

    Gee Pitches 7 Innings as Mets Defeat Cardinals 3-2

    nytimes.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Dillon Gee allowed singles to four of his first five batters, then settled in to pitch seven innings Sunday in the New York Mets' 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
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  • Miller Solidifies Braves' Spot in 4-2 Loss to Pirates

    Miller Solidifies Braves' Spot in 4-2 Loss to Pirates

    nytimes.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Shelby Miller is settling in quite nicely with his new team.
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  • Shoulder likely to put Cards' Garcia off roster

    Shoulder likely to put Cards' Garcia off roster

    ESPN.com Mar 29 (yesterday)
    Jaime Garcia was scratched from Sunday's start by the St. Louis Cardinals because his surgically repaired shoulder doesn't feel right, making it unlikely he will start the season on the active roster.
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  • Video - The Art Of Pitch-Framing 02:24

    The Art Of Pitch-Framing

    Mar 21
    Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy explains the finer points of pitch-framing
  • Video - Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation 02:26

    Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation

    Mar 20
    Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is ready to work with the new rotation for the team and explains what needs to be worked on in spring training.
  • Video - Epstein's 'Mission Impossible' 00:54

    Epstein's 'Mission Impossible'

    Mar 8
    William Rhoden explains how Theo Epstein went from the Boston Red Sox's "boy wonder" to undertaking an impossible mission as the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.
  • Video - Lester Impressive In First Cubs Outing 01:42

    Lester Impressive In First Cubs Outing

    Mar 6
    Jon Lester got his Cubs career underway with his first appearance on the mound in a spring training game.

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