Spring training is a time for optimism, when players bask under the warm sun of Florida and Arizona while fans dream about their team reaching the bright lights of October. For Atlanta, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Philadelphia, there's little hope of…RONALD BLUM (AP Baseball Writer)
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, coming back after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow last October, says he feels perfectly healthy but isn't sure when he'll make his first regular-season start. ''Can't really…MARK DIDTLER (Associated Press)
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Left-hander Eric O'Flaherty has agreed to a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates and will report to major league spring training.
The Royals and third baseman Mike Moustakas agreed Thursday to a $14.3 million, two-year contract that not only avoids arbitration this year but also buys out his final year. Kansas City offered $4.2 million and Moustakas countered with $7 million.…DAVE SKRETTA (AP Sports Writer)
Now that he's with the Boston Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski doesn't expect to be making a lot of trades with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. During Dombrowski's 13 1/2 seasons as Detroit's GM, the pair made several notable swaps. Cashman…RONALD BLUM (AP Baseball Writer)