• Clark: Comments “unprofessional” on Betances arbitration

    PHOENIX (AP) — Baseball union chief Tony Clark calls the public comments surrounding the salary arbitration hearing involving Yankees reliever Dellin Betances “unprecedented” and “unprofessional.”

  • Black makes immediate impact on culture of new Colorado club

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bud Black called on young pitcher Rayan Gonzalez and put the Puerto Rican right-hander on the spot in front of everybody.

  • Rajai Davis eager to get started in second stint with A’s

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Rajai Davis pulled on his Athletics cap straight away when he walked into Hohokam Stadium, then grabbed his sparkling new white cleats specked with green and took an admiring glance at the shoes before reaching for his green No. 11 jersey and putting it on right over his long-sleeve shirt with black slacks.

  • Champion Cubs get started with fanfare, big expectations

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Back home in Las Vegas this winter, Kris Byrant finally understood just how much the Cubs championship meant far beyond the Windy City.

  • Jake Arrieta hopeful of landing extension to stay with Cubs

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Jake Arrieta is hopeful of working out a new contract that would keep him with the Chicago Cubs before he becomes eligible for free agency after the 2017 season, yet he also realizes this could be his final year with the club if talks don’t materialize.