Major League Baseball

This Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 photo shows the outside of the Houston Astros spring training facility at the Fitteam Ballpark of The Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)
February 13, 2020 - 10:06 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros players Alex Bregman and José Altuve said Thursday the team is sorry for its sign-stealing scheme that was investigated and punished by Major League Baseball. “I am really sorry,” Bregman said. Astros owner Jim Crane and new manager Dusty Baker — who...
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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani throws during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
February 12, 2020 - 6:57 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani has no problem with the Los Angeles Angels' plan to delay his return to the mound so they can preserve his pitching arm for later in the season. The two-way star also wouldn't have minded if the Angels wanted him to start on opening day, either. Ohtani reacted...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels works against a San Diego Padres batter during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Diego. The Atlanta Braves need new veteran leadership for a rotation that has lost Julio Teheran and Dallas Keuchel. Left-hander Cole Hamels is eager to fill the void as pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
February 12, 2020 - 6:06 pm
NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Atlanta Braves left-hander Cole Hamels won't be ready for the start of the season after hurting his pitching shoulder during an offseason workout. General manager Alex Anthopoulos says Hamels will be shut down for at least three weeks. Anthopoulos said Wednesday the 36-year-...
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Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez bats during spring training baseball practice Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
February 12, 2020 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball went ahead with its planned rules changes for this season, including the requirement a pitcher must face at least three batters or end the half-inning, unless he is hurt. The changes were agreed to by MLB and the players' association last March 8, subject to...
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Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi catches a pitch during spring training baseball practice, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
February 12, 2020 - 5:14 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Max Stassi says he wishes he had done “the right thing” when he learned about the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scheme late in their World Series championship season in 2017. The former Astros catcher's new teammates with the Los Angeles Angels also aren't happy with their AL...
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February 12, 2020 - 5:08 pm
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays catcher catcher Reese McGuire is facing an indecent exposure charge in Florida. Deputies were dispatched to a shopping center parking lot in Dunedin on Friday afternoon following reports that a man sitting inside an SUV was exposing himself, according to a...
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February 12, 2020 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball went ahead with its planned rules changes for this season, including the requirement a pitcher must face at least three batters or end the half-inning, unless he is hurt. The changes were agreed to by MLB and the players' association last March 8, subject to...
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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone speaks during a news conference before the start of spring training baseball Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 12, 2020 - 4:03 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez and manager Aaron Boone are not convinced the Houston Astros' use of electronics did not continue into last year's AL Championship Series. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred found the Astros broke rules against electronic sign stealing in 2017,...
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A grounds crew member applies fertilizer to the field as players report for spring training baseball, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. Los Angeles Angels pitchers and catchers start practice on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
February 12, 2020 - 2:21 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Max Stassi says he wishes he had done “the right thing” when he learned about the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scheme late in their World Series championship season in 2017. The former Astros catcher's new teammates with the Los Angeles Angels also aren't happy with their AL...
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Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon speaks during a news conference at the spring training baseball facility, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
February 11, 2020 - 6:36 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Three days after Joe Maddon's 66th birthday, the Los Angeles Angels' new manager sat down in a familiar spring training complex and reminded everybody he was into two-way players before they were cool. Left-hander Deshawn Warren was the Angels' second-round pick in 1992, when...
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