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Kershaw expected to throw next week

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers say ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw is expected to resume his regular throwing program next week.

Manager Dave Roberts said Saturday that Kershaw was feeling better.

Roberts gave Kershaw a chance to "reset" after two spring outings on the mound. The three-time Cy Young Award winner said he "just didn't feel right" after a live batting practice session on Monday and a bullpen on Wednesday.


Scherzer: Pitch clock shouldn't be added

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) If three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer has his way, Major League Baseball's pitch clock will die in the South Florida humidity.

"I know as players that's something that MLB is trying to negotiate," the Washington Nationals ace said Saturday night. "I don't think there's negotiation here. As players, it just shouldn't be in the game. Having a pitch clock, if you have ball-strike implications, that's messing with the fabric of the game. There's no clock in baseball and there's no clock in baseball for a reason."


Hinch: Astros' spring schedule 'worst'

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) A quirk in Houston's early spring training schedule will force manager A. J. Hinch to use veteran stars such as outfielders George Springer and Michael Brantley earlier than he'd like.

Hinch isn't pleased that his Astros will play split-squad games - at the New York Mets, home vs. Atlanta - on Sunday, the second day of their Grapefruit League play.


Reds sign SS Iglesias for infield depth

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The Cincinnati Reds hired a new manager and 10 coaches, rebuilt their starting rotation and brought in two big-hitting outfielders during the offseason.

On the day of their first Cactus League game, the Reds continued to shore up their bench.


New Marlins catcher Alfaro bruises knee

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Newly acquired Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro bruised his right knee Saturday when he collided with the dugout railing and then fell down the steps chasing a foul ball.

Alfaro finished the inning but then came out of the team's spring training opener against the St. Louis Cardinals. He said he wasn't seriously hurt.


Pitch clock introduced in spring games

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Baseball is on the clock.

The traditionally timeless sport implemented a pitch clock in major league spring training for the first time on Saturday in an attempt to hurry up both pitchers and hitters and keep the modern fan from tuning out the increasingly lengthy games.


McCutchen, Realmuto make Phillies debuts

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) While the Phillies wait to see whether Bryce Harper will sign with them, a trio of other big names took their first swings for Philadelphia.

Catcher J.T. Realmuto, outfielder Andrew McCutchen and shortstop Jean Segura all started Saturday in a 3-2 spring training loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Twins sign UT Gonzalez for 2 years, $21M

Versatile Marwin Gonzalez and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $21 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical.


Yankees, Machado never talked dollars

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Yankees never talked dollars with Manny Machado when he visited New York with agent Dan Lozano in December.

"The free agency process leads people to where they belong, and Manny belongs in San Diego at this time of his career," general manager Brian Cashman said Friday, a day after the Padres and Machado finalized a $300 million, 10-year deal. "We had some interest in him. That's why we spent some time engaging Dan Lozano during the process. We certainly had a good meet and greet. I really the enjoyed the company of Manny and his wife."

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