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Tue Mar 1921:36Padres' Paddack works minor-league game, unlikely for openerChris PaddackSPPadresFree Agent
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chris Paddack's bid to make history as the San Diego Padres' opening day starter appears to be over.The 23-year-old right-hander has been so strong this spring that he was a candidate to become the first starting pitcher to make his major league debut on opening day since Al Gerhauser of the Phillies in 1943.But Paddack was scratched from his scheduled Cactus League start on Monday night. Instead, he pitched in a minor-league game on Tuesday against Seattle at the team's complex in Peoria. He worked 4 2/3 innings, striking out eight and allowing four runs."It wasn't his cleanest outing, but overall he looks strong and we're very pleased with what he's done all spring," Padres manager Andy Green said Tuesday night.While Green hasn't committed to an opening day pitcher yet, the maneuver appears to take Paddack out of the running. He had been working every five days during Cactus League play, and a Monday start would have led him to Saturday and then the March 2... [More]
Tue Mar 1921:11AP source: Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year dealNolan Arenado3BRockiesFree Agent
Zack GreinkeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Josh HamiltonFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
Manny Machado3BPadresFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniDHAngelsFree Agent
Albert PujolsDHAngelsFree Agent
Alex RodriguezFree Agent
Andrelton SimmonsSSAngelsFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Mike Trout is on the verge of becoming baseball's first half-billion dollar man.Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The deal was disclosed Tuesday by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been finalized. The contract was likely to be announced by the end of this week, the person said.Trout would set a baseball record for career earnings at about $513 million, surpassing the roughly $448 million Alex Rodriguez took in with Seattle, Texas and the New York Yankees from 1994-2017"I'm pretty sure I ain't paying one more dinner for him," said fellow Angels star Albert Pujols, in the midst of a $240 million, 10-year deal. "It's well deserved. I don't think there's anybody in baseball besides him who deserves that."... [More]
Tue Mar 1921:08Former Rockies star Gonzalez gets new start with IndiansMichael BrantleyLFAstrosFree Agent
Carlos GonzálezRFRockiesFree Agent
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez's career is laden with personal achievements — a batting title, three All-Star appearances, three Gold Gloves.He has earned the respect of teammates and opponents and the unwavering devotion of Colorado fans, who have spent the past decade cheering the outfielder known simply as "CarGo."But something is missing and Gonzalez thinks he might find it in Cleveland. The free agent signed a minor league contract on Tuesday with the Indians, who might have a starting outfield spot for him."Looking at the roster and the past of this organization, this was an easy decision," Gonzalez said. "This is a team that not too long ago was playing in a World Series. As a baseball player, I think it is everybody's dream to be at that stage, to play for a championship. I want to be in the position to be in that category. This lineup, the rotation, this bullpen is built for winning."Gonzalez could help the Indians settle their outfield situation, which became mudd... [More]
Tue Mar 1920:19AP source: Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year dealJesús Aguilar1BBrewersFree Agent
Chase AndersonSPBrewersFree Agent
Josh Bell1BPiratesFree Agent
Dellin BetancesRPYankeesFree Agent
Matthew BoydSPTigersFree Agent
Steven BraultSPPiratesFree Agent
Willie CalhounLFRangersFree Agent
Luis CessaSPYankeesFree Agent
Yu DarvishSPCubsFree Agent
Corey DickersonLFPiratesFree Agent
Carl Edwards Jr.RPCubsFree Agent
Adam Frazier2BPiratesFree Agent
Michael FulmerSPTigersFree Agent
Tyler GlasnowSPRaysFree Agent
Gio GonzálezSPBrewersFree Agent
Zack GreinkeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Ian HappCFCubsFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
Jason HeywardRFCubsFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Kyle LewisRFMarinersFree Agent
Lance LynnSPRangersFree Agent
Austin Riley3BBravesFree Agent
Alex RodriguezFree Agent
Gary SánchezCYankeesFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Mike Trout is about to cash in.Big time.Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The deal was disclosed Tuesday by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been finalized. The contract was likely to be announced by the end of this week, the person said.Trout would set a baseball record for career earnings at about $513 million, surpassing the roughly $448 million Alex Rodriguez took in with Seattle, Texas and the New York Yankees from 1994-2017.Trout's latest deal would top the new $330 million, 12-year contract between Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies, and Trout's $36 million average annual value would surpass pitcher Zack Greinke's $34.4 million in a six-year deal with Arizona that started in 2016. The c... [More]
Tue Mar 1919:18AP source: Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year dealJosh Bell1BPiratesFree Agent
Dellin BetancesRPYankeesFree Agent
Matthew BoydSPTigersFree Agent
Steven BraultSPPiratesFree Agent
Luis CessaSPYankeesFree Agent
Corey DickersonLFPiratesFree Agent
Adam Frazier2BPiratesFree Agent
Michael FulmerSPTigersFree Agent
Tyler GlasnowSPRaysFree Agent
Gio GonzálezSPBrewersFree Agent
Zack GreinkeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Austin Riley3BBravesFree Agent
Alex RodriguezFree Agent
Gary SánchezCYankeesFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Mike Trout is about to cash in.Big time.Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The deal was disclosed Tuesday by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been finalized. The contract was likely to be announced by the end of this week, the person said.Trout would set a baseball record for career earnings at about $513 million, surpassing the roughly $448 million Alex Rodriguez took in with Seattle, Texas and the New York Yankees from 1994-2017.Trout's latest deal would top the new $330 million, 12-year contract between Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies, and Trout's $36 million average annual value would surpass pitcher Zack Greinke's $34.4 million in a six-year deal with Arizona that started in 2016. The c... [More]
Tue Mar 1916:01AP source: Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year dealNolan Arenado3BRockiesFree Agent
Zack GreinkeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Josh HamiltonFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
Manny Machado3BPadresFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniDHAngelsFree Agent
Albert PujolsDHAngelsFree Agent
Alex RodriguezFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Mike Trout is on the verge of becoming baseball's first half-billion dollar man.Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The deal was disclosed Tuesday by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been finalized. The contract was likely to be announced by the end of this week, the person said.Trout would set a baseball record for career earnings at about $513 million, surpassing the roughly $448 million Alex Rodriguez took in with Seattle, Texas and the New York Yankees from 1994-2017.Trout's latest deal would top the new $330 million, 12-year contract between Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies, and Trout's $36 million average annual value would surpass pitcher Zack Greinke's $34.4 million in a six-year deal ... [More]
Tue Mar 1915:48Cubs get good news on Morrow, StropKris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Steve CishekRPCubsFree Agent
Brian DuensingRPCubsFree Agent
Carl Edwards Jr.RPCubsFree Agent
Brandon KintzlerRPCubsFree Agent
Jon LesterSPCubsFree Agent
Brandon MorrowRPCubsFree Agent
Pedro StropRPCubsFree Agent
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs received good news on closer Brandon Morrow and reliever Pedro Strop, who have both been slowed this spring by injuries.Morrow threw 20 pitches in a bullpen session Monday, his first time off the mound this spring. He was limited to 35 games last season with the Cubs and did not pitch past July 15. He underwent a debridement on his right elbow in November. Morrow was expected to miss the first month of the season."It's a big step to get back up and off the slope," Morrow said Tuesday. "To take that step, everything was good. There's nothing to report other than I felt great. It was just like a normal bullpen. I felt in rhythm mechanically after a few pitches. It was all good."Strop, who was projected to fill in as closer for Morrow, has been sidelined this spring because of a mild right hamstring strain. He threw a bullpen Tuesday for the first time since he was injured."There's a chance he may be ready (for the season opener)," Cubs manager Joe Ma... [More]
Tue Mar 1914:37AP source: Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year dealNolan Arenado3BRockiesFree Agent
Zack GreinkeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Josh HamiltonFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
Manny Machado3BPadresFree Agent
Shohei OhtaniDHAngelsFree Agent
Albert PujolsDHAngelsFree Agent
Alex RodriguezFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The deal was disclosed Tuesday by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been finalized and had not been announced. The contract was likely to be announced by the end of this week, the person said.Trout's total would top the new $330 million, 12-year contract between Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies, and Trout's $36 million average annual value would surpass pitcher Zack Greinke's $34.4 million in a six-year deal with Arizona that started in 2016. The contract also would best Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez's $356 million deal with sports-streaming service DAZN.Progress toward an agreement was first reported by ESPN.Trout would set a baseball record for career e... [More]
Tue Mar 1913:06AP source: Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year dealZack GreinkeSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
Mike TroutCFAngelsFree Agent
A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history.The deal was disclosed Tuesday by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been finalized and had not been announced.Trout would top the new $330 million, 12-year contract between Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies, and his $36 million average annual value would surpass Zack Greinke's $34.4 million in a six-year deal with Arizona that started in 2016.Progress toward an agreement was first reported by ESPN.Trout's deal includes a signing bonus and would supersede the $144.5 million, six-year contract that had been set to pay him $66.5 million over the next two seasons.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Mar 1904:59Wright, now an adviser with Mets, points to team chemistryRobinson Canó2BMetsFree Agent
Michael ConfortoLFMetsFree Agent
Patrick CorbinSPNationalsFree Agent
Kyle DowdyRPMetsFree Agent
Wilson RamosCMetsFree Agent
Max ScherzerSPNationalsFree Agent
Stephen StrasburgSPNationalsFree Agent
Noah SyndergaardSPMetsFree Agent
David Wright3BMetsFree Agent
Jacob deGromSPMetsFree Agent
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Former captain David Wright showed up at Mets spring training camp Monday and spoke to reporters before New York's game against the Washington Nationals, repeatedly referring fondly to "Al and Johnny."It's that kind of attitude and personal touch, a sort of chumminess that develops within a clubhouse and organization, that Wright thinks can be essential to a winning team."Al and Johnny" are Al Leiter and John Franco, former Mets pitchers who were added to the front office two weeks ago in advisory positions.Wright said the topic of close bonds and friendships that are forged during successful seasons was brought up in a morning meeting with them and new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, who has communicated regularly with Wright about player development in his own new advisory role."The biggest thing in listening to Al and Johnny, specifically, is it seemed like the years when we put it all together, it was more than just (games)," Wright said, referring... [More]
Tue Mar 1902:59Kershaw to miss opening day start, snapping 8-year streakWalker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
Rich HillSPDodgersFree Agent
Clayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
Ross StriplingSPDodgersFree Agent
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw won't start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on opening day because of the sore shoulder that's slowed him at spring training, ending his streak of pitching eight straight openers.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced the decision Monday.Kershaw has dealt with left shoulder inflammation this spring, and has yet to pitch in a game. The left-hander is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Wednesday, but there are no plans in place after that.Roberts said it's unlikely Kershaw would open the season on the active roster. Right-hander Ross Stripling will have a spot in the rotation.The team has not announced a starter for the March 28 opener at home against Arizona, but Roberts did say it will not be Walker Buehler because his rest days don't line up.Buehler has also had a sore shoulder and is scheduled to make his first Cactus League appearance Tuesday, when he's set to throw three innings against the Cleveland Indians.Increasingly, it appears lef... [More]
Tue Mar 1902:29Kershaw to miss opening day start, snapping 8-year streakWalker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
Rich HillSPDodgersFree Agent
Clayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
Ross StriplingSPDodgersFree Agent
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw won't start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on opening day because of a sore shoulder, ending his streak of pitching eight straight openers.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced the decision Monday.Kershaw has dealt with left shoulder inflammation during spring training, and has yet to pitch in a game. The left-hander is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Wednesday, but there are no plans in place after that.Roberts said it's unlikely Kershaw would open the season on the active roster. Right-hander Ross Stripling will have a spot in the rotation.The team has not announced a starter for the March 28 opener at home against Arizona, but Roberts did say it will not be Walker Buehler because his rest days don't line up.Buehler has also had a sore shoulder and is scheduled to make his first Cactus League appearance Tuesday, when he's set to throw three innings against the Cleveland Indians.Increasingly, it appears left-hander Rich Hill will get ... [More]
Tue Mar 1900:09Reds expect LHP Alex Wood to open season on injured listAnthony DeSclafaniSPRedsFree Agent
Sonny GraySPRedsFree Agent
Matt KempLFRedsFree Agent
Tyler MahleSPRedsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigRFRedsFree Agent
Tanner RoarkSPRedsFree Agent
Alex WoodSPRedsFree Agent
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds expect left-hander Alex Wood to open the season on the injured list as he recovers from a sore back that has limited him during spring training.Wood was part of the trade that brought outfielders Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp to Cincinnati from the Los Angeles Dodgers. He made one spring training start before his back tightened, and had a setback when he resumed throwing last week.Reds manager David Bell said Monday that it's likely Wood will miss the first couple weeks of the season as he tries to catch up."It will be mid-April, if everything is perfect," Bell said.Bell and his staff haven't decided whether Wood will stay in Goodyear for extended spring or bring him to Cincinnati to continue his throwing. The Reds open the season March 28 at Great American Ball Park against the Pirates.Right-hander Tyler Mahle, who was one of five rookies on last year's opening day roster, is the likely replacement in the rotation. Mahle made 23 starts for Cinc... [More]
Mon Mar 1820:29MLB '19: Returns for Harper, Machado highlight 2019 scheduleRonald Acuña Jr.LFBravesFree Agent
Javier BáezSSCubsFree Agent
Cody BellingerRFDodgersFree Agent
Mookie BettsRFRed SoxFree Agent
Patrick CorbinSPNationalsFree Agent
Paul Goldschmidt1BCardinalsFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
Aaron JudgeRFYankeesFree Agent
Carson KellyCDiamondbacksFree Agent
Manny Machado3BPadresFree Agent
J.D. MartínezDHRed SoxFree Agent
Adam OttavinoRPYankeesFree Agent
James PaxtonSPYankeesFree Agent
A.J. PollockCFDodgersFree Agent
Victor RoblesCFNationalsFree Agent
Corey SeagerSSDodgersFree Agent
Juan SotoLFNationalsFree Agent
Ichiro SuzukiRFMarinersFree Agent
Luke WeaverSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Christian YelichRFBrewersFree Agent
Bryce, Manny and Ichiro. London calling, and Cleveland rocks. Lots of intrigue on the baseball schedule this summer.Here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar:WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics: Ichiro Suzuki returns to his native Japan when Seattle and Oakland open the season with a two-game set at the Tokyo Dome. The 45-year-old Suzuki, a 10-time All-Star, is nearing the end of his storied career after he hit .205 in 15 games last year before moving into Seattle's front office. But the lure of playing another game or two in his home country helped draw him back to the field this spring. The Mariners and Athletics also faced each other in the last opening series at Tokyo, splitting two games in 2012.TUESDAY, APRIL 2Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals: Bryce Harper doesn't have to wait very long to get his first game against Washington out of the way. Harper played for the Nationals for seven seasons, winning the NL MVP award in 2015 and making ... [More]
Mon Mar 1820:28Kershaw to miss opening day start, snapping 8-year streakWalker BuehlerSPDodgersFree Agent
Rich HillSPDodgersFree Agent
Clayton KershawSPDodgersFree Agent
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw won't be starting for the Los Angeles Dodgers on opening day, ending his streak of pitching eight straight openers.Manager Dave Roberts announced the decision on Monday.Kershaw has dealt with left shoulder inflammation during spring training, and has yet to pitch in a game. The left-hander is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Wednesday, but there are no plans in place after that.Roberts says it's unlikely Kershaw would open the season on the active roster.The Dodgers are considering Walker Buehler and Rich Hill as opening day starters. However, Buehler has had a sore shoulder and he won't make his first spring appearance until Tuesday, when he's set to throw three innings.The Dodgers open the season on March 28 at home against Arizona.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Mar 1820:19Reds expect LH Alex Wood to open season on DLAnthony DeSclafaniSPRedsFree Agent
Sonny GraySPRedsFree Agent
Matt KempLFRedsFree Agent
Tyler MahleSPRedsFree Agent
Yasiel PuigRFRedsFree Agent
Tanner RoarkSPRedsFree Agent
Alex WoodSPRedsFree Agent
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds expect left-hander Alex Wood to open the season on the disabled list as he recovers from a sore back that has limited him during spring training.Wood was part of the trade that brought outfielders Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp to Cincinnati from the Dodgers. He made one spring training start before his back tightened, and he had a setback when he resumed throwing last week.Manager David Bell said Monday that it's likely Wood will miss the first couple weeks of the season as he tries to catch up."It will be mid-April, if everything is perfect," Bell said.Bell and his staff haven't decided whether Wood will stay in Goodyear for extended spring or bring him to Cincinnati to continue his throwing. The Reds open the season March 28 at Great American Ball Park against the Pirates.Right-hander Tyler Mahle, who was one of five rookies on last year's opening day roster, is the likely replacement in the Reds rotation. Mahle made 23 starts for Cincinnati l... [More]
Mon Mar 1816:40Cubs' Baez has new magic tricks ready for this seasonJavier BáezSSCubsFree Agent
Kris Bryant3BCubsFree Agent
Garrett Hampson2BRockiesFree Agent
Jon LesterSPCubsFree Agent
Ryan McMahon2BRockiesFree Agent
Brandon MorrowRPCubsFree Agent
Anthony Rizzo1BCubsFree Agent
Addison RussellSSCubsFree Agent
Pedro StropRPCubsFree Agent
Christian YelichRFBrewersFree Agent
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — It does not take Javier Baez long to show off his magic tricks, even in a spring training game.The Chicago Cubs star singled in the first inning on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies and stole second, escaping a tag by shortstop Garrett Hampson with a deft swim move."I wasn't planning on doing it — I just reacted to it," Baez said. "I got a good jump but I took forever to be full speed and the ball beat me. I saw it and just reacted to it. That's my first attempt to steal a bag in spring training. I just did it. We'll see how it goes."It was just Javy being Javy. Last season, the infielder known as "El Mago" — Spanish for 'The Magician' — set career highs with a .290 batting average, 34 home runs, 40 doubles, 21 stolen bases and a league-leading 111 RBIs."I had a great year," Baez said. "I still think I can have a better year."Baez, 26, finished second in the NL MVP voting behind the Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich last season. Baez ranked among the top ... [More]
Mon Mar 1816:39Fresh and ready, Cards' Flaherty builds off rookie seasonMatt Carpenter3BCardinalsFree Agent
Brett CecilRPCardinalsFree Agent
Jack FlahertySPCardinalsFree Agent
Jedd Gyorko3BCardinalsFree Agent
Miles MikolasSPCardinalsFree Agent
Yadier MolinaCCardinalsFree Agent
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Jack Flaherty has done the math, and it all adds up. The young St. Louis pitcher is in line to start the Cardinals' home opener."Freakin' cool," the 23-year-old Flaherty said, sporting a huge grin. "To put it as forward as I can, it would be freakin' sweet."Other than announcing Miles Mikolas as the opening day starter March 28 at Milwaukee, manager Mike Shildt has yet to make public his starting rotation, nor has he discussed it with Flaherty.But with one Grapefruit League start remaining, Flaherty is in position to make the Cardinals' second start of the season. And if that schedule plays out as expected, his second turn figures to be the home opener on April 4 against San Diego."We know Jack's commitment, that's really evident," Shildt said. "We know Jack is athletic, that's on display. We know Jack's got all the pitches. We know Jack competes really well."The right-handed Flaherty throws a mid-90s mph fastball, a curve and a changeup, but it's a hard-biting s... [More]
Mon Mar 1816:39Nats' Dave Martinez aims to 'face fear like bison' in Year 2Sean DoolittleRPNationalsFree Agent
Brian Dozier2BNationalsFree Agent
Ryan Zimmerman1BNationalsFree Agent
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among various sheets of paper thumbtacked to the corkboard in Dave Martinez's spring training office — Florida Kitchen Staff, Important Dates, Pitchers Work Groups — there's one in the upper-left corner entitled Face Fear Like Bison.The Washington Nationals' manager came across its three-sentence message this offseason: "When a storm brews on the horizon, most animals run away from it. But bison instinctively run directly toward storms to minimize the amount of time they're exposed to the elements. So face adversity head-on and power through whatever comes your way."That, Martinez explained in an interview, captures the way he plans to approach his second season as a major league skipper, which begins when the Nationals host the New York Mets on March 28."When I first saw it, I read it. I read it again. And I read it again. And I was like, 'I get that.' Sometimes you need to have a tough conversation or face a tough situation," he said, punching his l... [More]
Mon Mar 1816:38Teheran to make 6th straight opening day start for BravesMike FoltynewiczSPBravesFree Agent
Bryce HarperRFPhilliesFree Agent
Julio TeheránSPBravesFree Agent
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Atlanta Braves right-hander Julio Teheran is set to make his sixth straight start on opening day.The Braves said Monday that Teheran will face the Phillies on March 28 in Philadelphia.Teheran's run ties Hall of Famer Warren Spahn (1957-62) for the longest in Braves' franchise history during the modern era. Teheran is 1-1 with a 2.73 ERA on opening day.Earlier this spring, it had been thought Mike Foltynewicz might start on opening day for the Braves. But he's likely to be out until at least mid-April with a sore right elbow.New Phillies slugger Bryce Harper is expected to make his debut in the opener. He's had a lot of career success against Teheran, going 18 for 40 (.450) with eight homers and 19 RBIs.Teheran went 9-9 last season with a 3.94 ERA in 31 starts.
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