Her way: Umpire stays on track this spring

Phil Hughes, a 10-year big league veteran, was pitching in a game this spring. The home plate umpire was making the calls, ball or strike. It was a completely ordinary baseball setting with one significant exception. The umpire was Jen Pawol, who hopes to become the first female umpire to work an MLB game.… Read More
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Baseball renaissance man Green dies at 82

Dallas Green, manager of the 1980 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies and a baseball renaissance man who held nearly every possible title during his five-plus decades in the game, died Wednesday. He was 82.… Read More
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Donaldson plays four innings in return to field

Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson made his first Grapefruit League appearance in the field after his spring debut at designated hitter. He played four innings, and went 0-for-1 with a walk. Donaldson had been sidelined by a strained right calf.… Read More
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Bautista (back) out again, but ‘feeling great’

Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista didn't play in the Dominican Republic's final game of the World Baseball Classic on Saturday because of a stiff lower back, and was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Both decisions were strictly precautionary, he said.… Read More
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Phillies give Hellickson 2nd straight OD start

For the second straight year, the Phillies will begin the regular season in Cincinnati. And for the second straight year, veteran right-hander Jeremy Hellickson will be the Opening Day starter, manager Pete Mackanin said before Sunday's game, an 8-0 loss against the Rays at Charlotte Sports Park.… Read More
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