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Noah Syndergaard was openly critical Sunday of the status of teammate Jacob deGrom‘s contract talks with the New York Mets and the team’s travel schedule before Opening Day on Thursday. The Mets and deGrom, the reigning National League Cy Young winner, have been discussing a contract extension but on Saturday deGrom said he was becoming
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Corey Kluber will start on Opening Day for the Cleveland Indians for the fifth consecutive season, matching a franchise record. The two-time American League Cy Young Award winner was given the nod Saturday by manager Terry Francona. Stan Coveleski is the only other Cleveland pitcher to start five straight openers. Bob Feller
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New York Yankees guest hitting instructor Lee Mazzilli was released Friday after spending two nights in the hospital after being struck in the head by a ball during batting practice. Mazzilli was hurt Wednesday during a workout at New York’s spring training complex at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, for Yankees players not on the
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Cleveland Indians have ruled out star shortstop Francisco Lindor and double-play partner Jason Kipnis for Opening Day. The team said Friday night that neither player will be ready for Thursday’s opener at Minnesota. Lindor will start the year on the 10-day injured list. He has been recovering from a right calf
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Cleveland manager Terry Francona went skydiving for the first time last week, and he liked it so much that he persuaded a couple of Indians coaches to join him for another jump on Thursday. The team posted video on Friday of Francona making his second jump from 2 miles up, this time joined by bench
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus likes to have his regulars play nine innings at least once in a spring training game and on Thursday, it was Mike Trout‘s turn against the Arizona Diamondbacks. “He’s making all that money, he needs to play nine,” Ausmus said. Mike Trout and the Angels announced
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