Posts Tagged Arizona

Paul Maholm gets a chance to help Reds’ depleted rotation

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Left-hander Paul Maholm is getting a chance to help the Cincinnati Reds piece together their depleted starting rotation.

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Countdown on as baseball readies for pace of play rules

In this Sept. 30, 1998, file photo, Cleveland Indians manager Mike Hargrove gives home plate umpire Joe Brinkman, left, an earful as catcher Sandy Alomar listens after Brinkman ejected Hargrove from Game 2 of the AL Division Series in Cleveland. Thirty years ago, Hargrove earned his nickname as "The Human Rain Delay" for his lengthy, detailed pre-swing routine at the plate. The former Indians manager wouldn't have fared well under baseball's new initiatives designed to speed up the game (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — During his playing career, Mike Hargrove’s unique routine at the plate went something like this: step into the batter’s box, adjust gloves, brush lip, tap cleats with bat to remove dirt, check helmet, tug at jersey sleeve, hitch up pants, check right thumb protector. Repeat.

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Smith finds spot in outfield with Mariners

This is a 2015, file photo showing Seth Smith of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. The trade to bring Seth Smith to Seattle was the final major piece of the Mariners offseason, even if he'll be sharing time in right field. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — By now, Seth Smith is used to joining a new team in spring training.

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Lester to start opening night April 5 vs Cardinals

Chicago Cubs’ Jon Lester tosses a ball during the teams photo day Monday, March 2, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Jon Lester is slated to make his first start for the Chicago Cubs on opening night, April 5, against the St. Louis Cardinals.

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A’s switch-pitcher hopes to find spot with Oakland

This is a 2015, file photo showing Patrick Venditte of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. Venditte is used to it by now. Teammates and coaches stop to check out his one-of-a-kind glove, the same one he has used for years featuring space for either hand. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Pat Venditte is used to it by now. Teammates, coaches and others regularly stop him for a chance to check out his one-of-a-kind glove, the same one he has used for years featuring space for either hand.

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