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  • Adrian Gonzalez trashes World Baseball Classic after controversial Team Mexico exit

    Adrian Gonzalez trashes World Baseball Classic after controversial Team Mexico exit

    Inside a baseball clubhouse, the bitterness of one man becomes fodder for the amusement of others. And so on Wednesday morning, Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson grinned when he saw Adrian Gonzalez had returned from the World Baseball Classic. “Adrian, what happened?” Pederson called across the room....

  • Jury convicts sports agent, trainer in Cuban smuggling case

    Jury convicts sports agent, trainer in Cuban smuggling case

    A Miami jury on Wednesday convicted a Florida sports agent and a baseball trainer on charges they smuggled Cuban baseball players to the U.S. in search of big profits from professional free agent contracts. The verdict came after jurors heard about six weeks of testimony in the trial of Bartolo...

  • Yadier Molina lifts Puerto Rico over its nemesis

    Yadier Molina lifts Puerto Rico over its nemesis

    This is the Caribbean bracket of the World Baseball Classic, the one that should have been played in Miami. The United States brought the home field, but the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Venezuela brought the fire. On Tuesday, they could have covered the upper deck of Petco Park with a tarp...

  • Boston ace Price likely to miss opener, Rockies' Murphy out

    Brock Stassi continues spring hitting streak Brock Stassi hit his fifth homer — tying Bryce Harper, Yoenis Cespedes and Jabari Blash for most in spring training — and tripled for Philadelphia to lead the Phillies to a 9-0 spring training win over the Braves Tuesday. Starter Jerad Eickhoff struck...

  • Lucas Giolito struggles, but it's all part of the learning curve

    Lucas Giolito struggles, but it's all part of the learning curve

    Perhaps White Sox general manager Rick Hahn could breathe a sigh of relief Tuesday after Lucas Giolito suffered his first Cactus League meltdown at Peoria Stadium. Giolito came into his fourth start with a 2.00 earned-run average, looking like someone intent on making the Sox think twice about...

  • Tim Tebow gets first hit for Mets during spring training

    Tim Tebow gets first hit for Mets during spring training

    Tim Tebow has gotten his first hit for the New York Mets. The former NFL quarterback singled Monday in an exhibition game against Miami Marlins left-hander Kyle Lobstein. Tebow was hitless in his first eight at-bats in spring training before his opposite-field single on a 2-2 pitch leading off...

  • MLB drops the ball in ruling Mexico out of the World Baseball Classic

    MLB drops the ball in ruling Mexico out of the World Baseball Classic

    Americans might not take the World Baseball Classic all that seriously, but the Americans in charge of the tournament are taking it very, very seriously. To the detriment of the tournament, based on a decision made early Monday morning. Mexico got jobbed, for no good reason. The WBC arrives in...

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