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Current, former major leaguers die in Dominican crashes

Authorities in the Dominican Republic say that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte both have died in separate traffic accidents

Royals' Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican…

Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, whose electric arm helped his team win the 2015 World Series title, was killed in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic early Sunday

Watch a MLB pitcher throw a ball 110 MPH

Chicago White Sox fans are gonna love Michael Kopech.

Watch a race track get built inside Marlins Park

Marlins Park is hosting the Race of Champions on Jan. 21-22. Watch how the diamond is transformed into a race car course.

Santiago Casilla returns to Athletics on a 2-year…

Relief pitcher Santiago Casilla is crossing the bay again, re-joining the Oakland Athletics on a two-year contract Friday after seven seasons with San Francisco

AP source: Trumbo, Orioles reach $37.5 million, 3…

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $37.5 million, three-year contract to keep major league home run champion Mark Trumbo

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Ivan Rodriguez appears to deny using steroids…

New Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez appears to deny using steroids during career

Grichuk seeks a less up-and-down season with…

Above all, Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk is looking to play more consistently in 2017.

Wainwright blames himself for Cards not making…

Pitcher Adam Wainwright holds himself personally responsible for the St. Louis Cardinals​ not making the playoffs last year, but he's using that as motivation to make things right in 2017.

Tigers' core still intact as spring training…

An offseason that began with so much uncertainty is beginning to wind down now and the core of the Detroit Tigers remains intact

AP source: Marlins acquire Straily for minor leaguers

A person familiar with the negotiations says the Miami Marlins have acquired right-hander Dan Straily from the Cincinnati Reds for three minor leaguers

Cardinals' Lynn is eager to prove doubters wrong

Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn is eager to show what he's got in his comeback from Tommy John surgery, particularly those who might not think he can be effective right away: "Everyone's different. ... I'm a big fan of proving people wrong."