Price tabbed as No. 5 starter, may relieve opening day

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — David Price is set to be the No. 5 starter in the Boston Red Sox rotation, but the left-hander isn't ruling out a relief appearance during the season's opening weekend. ...

Angels' Ohtani thankful for shout-out from Ichiro

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — During his news conference in Tokyo after playing his final game, Ichiro Suzuki mentioned young Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani, saying the two-way player could be one of the...

Cubs' Baez has new magic tricks ready for this season

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — It does not take Javier Baez long to show off his magic tricks, even in a spring training game. The Chicago Cubs star singled in the first inning on Sunday against...

Athletics excited about starting season in Japan next week

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics pitcher Liam Hendriks wants to taste soy sauce ice cream. Teammate Marco Estrada is hoping to spend a day at Tokyo Disneyland. Athletics manager Bob Melvin just ne...

Rangers' Jurado working on being consistent

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Texas Rangers pitcher Ariel Jurado did not have many Panamanian ballplayers to watch when he was growing up. So he became a fan of Cliff Lee. ...

A's sorting out catching situation

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — When spring training opened, one of Oakland's biggest questions was its catching situation following the departure of Jonathan Lucroy. The Athletics had Josh Phegley on the roster a...

Cubs prospect traces love of catching to 1st visit to field

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — When he was 4 years old, Miguel Amaya remembers going to a baseball field for the first time. The Chicago Cubs prospect never thought what happened that day would lead to a career i...

Cubs' Lester helping pitching coach adapt to new role

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester said Tommy Hottovy's transition from advance scout to pitching coach has been smooth so far. Hottovy is the third pitching coach in...

Angels' Pujols wants to have an impact on and off the field

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Albert Pujols had a busy weekend. On Friday, he was in New York at the United Nations to receive an award. On Saturday, he played in a "B'' game on a back field at the Los Angeles ...

Angels' Ohtani hopes to hit off tee next week

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hopes to hit off a tee next week for the first time since Tommy John surgery. "That's the thought, but I'm not trying to rush myself," the two-way L...

Angels hope Ohtani ready to DH by May

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels hope Shohei Ohtani recovers from Tommy John surgery in time to join their batting order by May. The AL Rookie of the Year had Tommy John su...

Kyler Murray chooses NFL over baseball and A's

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — When Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma last season, the Oakland Athletics knew there was a chance he might chose football over baseball. That is exac...