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AP Newsbreak: AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M

In this March 15, 2015, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw works against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Peoria, Ariz. The average salary when opening-day rosters are finalized Sunday will break the $4 million barrier for the first time, according to a study of all major league contracts by The Associated Press. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw tops players at $31 million and Los Angeles leads teams at nearly $273 million, easily a record.(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set.

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Price rocked for 7 runs as Tigers lose to Pirates 7-3

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — David Price was rocked for seven runs over six innings in his final start of spring training for the Detroit Tigers, a 7-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday.

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Blevins strikes out Harper in Mets debut, a 2-0 win

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez (47) works in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Mets Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Viera , Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Jerry Blevins struck out Bryce Harper on three pitches in his first appearance for New York after being acquired in a trade with Washington, and the Mets beat the Nationals 2-0 on Tuesday.

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Ellsbury returns after missing 2 weeks with injury

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 2 for 5 and played five flawless innings of defense in his first game since being sidelined two weeks ago by an oblique strain.

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Garcia agrees with Dodgers, who plan to release McGowan

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Pitcher Freddy Garcia has agreed to a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who agreed to pay reliever Mike Adams a $100,000 retention bonus and told pitcher Dustin McGowan that they plan to release him

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