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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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Cubs to ask to work around the clock on Wrigley Field

Construction of the left field bleachers and new video board continues while the Chicago Cubs' press forward on renovations to Wrigley Field as opening day approaches Monday, March 2, 2015, in Chicago. Chicago Cubs officials plan to ask the city for permission to work around the clock to speed up Wrigley Field renovations. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — When the Chicago Cubs open their season at Wrigley Field next month, players and fans may feel alike may feel a bit like a homeowner who lives in a house where workers are tearing apart the kitchen.

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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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Orioles open spring schedule Tuesday without some regulars

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter, right, talks with Manny Machado, right center, J.J. Hardy, left center, and coach Bobby Dickerson, left, during batting practice before a intra-squad spring training baseball game at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla., Sunday, March 1, 2015.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles are five weeks away from playing their first regular season game — and that’s probably a good thing for them.

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