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Bregman 7th Astros player hit by pitch in 5 games
Houston's Alex Bregman was hit on the back by St. Louis reliever Ramon Santos on Wednesday, and Bregman shrugged it off as an off-speed pitch that simply got away from Santos.[read more]

Japan bans fans from baseball games over virus
The spread of the coronavirus has forced Japan's professional baseball league to ban fans from its 72 remaining preseason games.[read more]

Astros' Springer heckled during boobird swing
The boobird swing continued for the Houston Astros during Wednesday's game against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, Florida. George Springer received the brunt of the heckling, but said he's not focusing on the fans while at the plate.[read more]

Yanks' Stanton (calf) might miss start of season
Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who appeared in just 18 games last season, might miss the start of this season with a strained calf.[read more]

Tebow to play for Philippines in WBC qualifiers
Tim Tebow will play for the Philippines in WBC qualifiers next month. His parents were missionaries in the Philippines when Tebow was born.[read more]

Red Sox prospect Liu quarantined as precaution
Red Sox prospect Chih-Jung Liu, who arrived from his native Taiwan last week, is in quarantine as a precaution while concern over the coronavirus continues worldwide.[read more]

Source: Brewers give RHP Peralta 5-year deal
The Brewers have signed 23-year-old right-hander Freddy Peralta to a five-year contract extension, a source told ESPN.[read more]

Why the Angels are doing the right thing in holding back Shohei Ohtani
It can't be easy, but L.A. is showing admirable restraint as the two-way sensation works back into pitching form.[read more]

Angels' Rendon goes 2-for-2 in spring debut
Third baseman Anthony Rendon went 2-for-2 in his spring training debut with the Los Angeles Angels, driving in a run and scoring one Tuesday in a 7-3 win over Cincinnati.[read more]

Boras to honor Kobe's wish, grant internship
Baseball superagent Scott Boras told the Los Angeles Times that he will create an internship for the teenage daughter of John Altobelli, the baseball coach killed in last month's helicopter crash.[read more]