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FILE - This March 25, 2016 file photo shows storm clouds rolling in over Champion Stadium in the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, Fla. Spring training will be shortened by two days starting in 2018, when new restrictions in Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement take effect on game times for regular-season getaway days. (AP Photo/John Raoux, file)
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  • FILE - This March 25, 2016 file photo shows storm clouds rolling in over Champion Stadium in the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, Fla. Spring training will be shortened by two days starting in 2018, when new restrictions in Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement take effect on game times for regular-season getaway days. (AP Photo/John Raoux, file)

    APNewsBreak: Spring training to be shortened slightly in ’18

    NEW YORK (AP) — For everyone who thinks spring training is too long, help is on the way — a little, anyway. Spring training will be shortened by two days starting in 2018, when new restrictions in Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement take effect on game times for regular-season getaway days. The voluntary reporting […]
  • AP source: Rangers, James Loney agree to minor league deal

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers and free agent first baseman James Loney have agreed to a minor league contract, a person familiar with the deal said Monday. Loney will join several others vying for time at first base for the Rangers after Mitch Moreland agreed to a deal with Boston and Prince Fielder […]
  • FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura reacts to a question during a news conference before Game 3 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets in New York. Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte died in separate traffic accidents early Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in their native Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    Some notable deaths of active pro baseball players

    A look at some of the notable deaths of active pro baseball players in recent years: — Jan. 22, 2017: Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, 25, was killed in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic. He went 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA in 2014, his first full season in the big leagues, and helped […]