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Wil Myers feels Rays gave up on him, and he wants to show they erred

PEORIA, Ariz. –Wil Myers went from ballyhooed prospect to Rookie of the Year to Rays discard in what seems like no time flat. If that seems strange to the rest of us, it was even stranger to him.

“That was different,” Myers said in Padres camp where he is expected to play center field between …

Tampa Bay Area

Don't worry, Hunter Pence and the pitcher who plunked him are totally cool now | MLB.com

Heading into the 2015 season, Giants right fielder Hunter Pence had a lot to feel good about: he's a two-time World Series champion and had the longest active streak of consecutive games played in MLB.

Emphasis on the past tense there because Pence was clunked with a pitch during a Spring Training …

Hunter Pence

Hunter Pence says he’s a quick healer, predicts arm fracture will be “a great blessing”

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Hunter Pence says he’s a fast healer. He’s certainly quick to provide forgiveness. A day after Pence fractured his left forearm …

Hunter Pence

Report: Ichiro happy to be away from Yankees' manager Girardi

After leaving the Yankees for the Marlins this offseason, Ichiro Suzuki shed light on some issues he had with New York manager Joe Girardi.

Ichiro Suzuki

Ready to make leap, Bucs' Lambo has new number, outlook

Outfielder-first baseman says he's much more prepared, confident as he seeks roster spot

BRADENTON, Fla. -- His uniform number -- from the back-shelf 57 to the front-row 15 -- isn't the only thing Andrew Lambo has changed.

Some things you can't see.

"This year I'm confident, physically and mentally …

Arizona Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas has ups and downs at 3rd base

Yasmany Tomas got his first action at third base in a Cactus League game on Thursday, and while he didn't make every play, it still was a promising …

Nationals' Bryce Harper: 'Everybody in This League Wants to Beat Us'

VIERA, Fla. — This is the spring of Bryce Harper's greatest hits, one fabulous quote at a time. He's like The Beatles in 1964, pumping out one gem after another seemingly every five minutes.

Upon his arrival here this spring, talking about the Max Scherzer signing, he said, "I just started laughing. …

San Francisco Giants

Angels' Mike Trout will adjust his approach, swing at more first pitches

Angels center fielder Mike Trout took a mighty hack at the first Cactus League pitch he saw Thursday and sent a fly ball to right-center field for an out.

This would be a normal occurrence for most major leaguers, who swung at the first pitch 25.2% of the time last season, but not for the …

Mike Trout

Mets announce Daniel Murphy will no longer discuss his religious beliefs

The New York Mets on Wednesday announced through a team spokesman that Daniel Murphy will stick with talking baseball and the future and no longer …

Brian Cashman: Derek Jeter should be final Yankees captain

For over a decade, Derek Jeter served as captain for the New York Yankees. During that time he appeared in numerous all-star games, won a World …

Derek Jeter

Hector Olivera’s camp denies any damage to ulnar collateral ligament

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan hears that Cuban infielder Hector Olivera could have UCL damage in his elbow, but Olivera's camp has strongly denied the …

Baseball

Giants\' Hunter Pence out 6-8 weeks with forearm fracture

Giants outfielder Hunter Pence has suffered a nondisplaced fracture of the left ulna in his forearm and will miss the next six-to-eight weeks, the team announced.

The team believed Pence was dealing with a forearm fracture after being hit with a pitch Thursday, and subsequent X-rays confirmed the …

Hunter Pence

What do you guys think of this trade?

LOOK: Alfredo Despaigne takes his sweet time running the bases after HR

Thanks in part to all the defections in recent years, outfielder Alfredo Despaigne is widely considered the best player still playing in Cuba. He actually spends his winters playing in Cuba and summers playing in Japan.

Despaigne, 28, hit .311/.474/.553 with 12 home runs, 41 RBI, 55 walks and 26 …

David Ortiz

Time for Phils to give youngsters a chance

Philadelphia

Minor scratched Sunday with left shoulder tightness

Left-hander sent for more tests to determine severity of injury

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- After spending this winter concerned about Mike Minor's health, the Braves gained some encouragement as he impressed through the first two weeks of Spring Training. But the club's initial fear was realized on …

Atlanta

Report: MLB Could Suspend Josh Hamilton For A Year

The four-person panel tasked with deciding the discipline for Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, who admitted to a relapse and violation of MLB's drug …

Josh Hamilton

Marijuana and the Joint Drug Agreement

Last week’s report that Josh Hamilton could be facing an imminent suspension from Major League Baseball following an alleged violation of his drug …

Marijuana

Sandwiches

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Sandwiches

Josh Hamilton's future rests with arbitrator as panel splits on rehab treatment

An arbitrator will have to break a split decision about how to handle Josh Hamilton.

A four-person panel, which was to determine whether the Angels outfielder should enter a rehabilitation program for substance abuse, is deadlocked in its opinion, The Times has learned.

The group is made up of two …

Josh Hamilton

I know tabloids are gonna tabloid but, my God, at least put a pun in your dumb cover, New York Post. This is lazy. http://t.co/jOpFRFQIgJ

Dollars and Sense: The Human Cost of the Cubs’ Kris Bryant Decision

Tony Clark is cheesed off again.

The former All-Star first baseman and current head of the MLBPA has a public style that sets him apart from his peers in other North American sports unions. He isn’t a fire-breathing crusader, like the NBPA’s Michele Roberts, or an intractable stalwart negotiator, …

Arizona Fall League

Will Matt Cassel solve the Bills rotating door at QB?

The starting quarterback position in Buffalo has long been a revolving door. No Bills QB has started more than four years in a row since the Jim …

Matt Cassel

Revamped Red Sox rotation quickly forming bond

Buchholz, Miley, Porcello, Masterson, Kelly developing unity on and off field

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Considering that Clay Buchholz is the only pitcher in the Red Sox's starting rotation who was with the team at this time last year, it's eye-opening how quickly the new group has unified.

Buchholz and …

Boston Red Sox

Bills agree to trade with Vikings to acquire Matt Cassel

Apparently, the Buffalo Bills have decided they don't want to wait for the start of free agency Tuesday to begin the retooling of their roster.

Less …

Matt Cassel

Rays tab Cobb to be Opening Day starter

Right-hander gets nod for April 6 tilt against O's at Tropicana Field

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The Rays are a month away from Opening Day, but they already know how they'll line up their pitching staff. Manager Kevin Cash announced Wednesday that Alex Cobb will get the ball first for Tampa Bay in …

James Shields

Bills address QB, acquire Matt Cassel

The Buffalo Bills are making it clear they’re not going to rely on free agency to fill their positional needs on offense. Buffalo made a move to …

Matt Cassel

Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo (oblique) to miss at least a week

Boston Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo will be sidelined at least a week after suffering a strained oblique, according to reports.

Castillo …

Boston Red Sox

David Wright scolds Noah Syndergaard for not being on bench

Howard Simmons/New York Daily News David Wright lays down the law with pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard in clubhouse Tuesday.

PORT ST. LUCIE — Talk …

David Wright