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COLUMN | World Series winners aren’t always the ‘best teams.’ History shows that chemistry, and sheer luck, are often more important.

Despite a tight deadline, cost overruns and a few setbacks, the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches should be ready for Tuesday’s first game.

Chicago manager Joe Maddon is tinkering with his lineup again, and it's the right call.

Scott Boras and the Nationals: What’s the deal with all these deals?

Matt Wieters is the agent’s latest client to sign a suprising contract with Washington.

Nationals ace Max Scherzer will use a modified grip until he’s pain-free

The latest on the Cy Young winner's progress, as well as catchers old and new.

A heavier A.J. Cole is back on the radar, aiming to be the Nats’ sixth starter

Cole allowed four runs in 1 2/3 innings in his spring debut Sunday, but the results didn't tell the whole story.

With the White Sox, the former Nationals prospect is working toward a strong second act.

Baseball gains little in the way of time savings by eliminating a play that rarely occurs.

Livan Hernandez spent about 19 minutes of his career with the Nats issuing intentional walks.

Baseball Hall of Fame to honor legendary “Homer at the Bat” episode.

Baseball hopes the change will speed up pace of play.

Rob Manfred said the league is willing to consider unilateral changes to the game if they can't get agreement from the MLBPA.

Nationals set the franchise record for runs scored last season. Could they better this season?

Cleveland was oh so close to a championship last fall, in large part because of a unique approach to its pitching staff. Whether that formula can work again this year remains to be seen.

The decision wound up working for Ankiel, whose Cardinals topped Randy Johnson and the Diamondbacks, 9-4.

Hey, the former slugger was right about steroids in baseball, wasn't he?

Washington has a string of high-on-base-percentage players that will create constant pressure on the base paths and open up big innings.

Los Angeles hopes the former star outfielder can reclaim the magic of his rookie season, but the team has fallback options just in case.

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Danny Salazar breezed through his first outing for the Cleveland Indians this spring. No extra adrenaline from facing the Chicago Cubs. No interest in revisiting the World Series.

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Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton went to Houston on Sunday, facing the possibility of another knee surgery in his bid to return to the majors.

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On Sunday morning, Mariners newcomer Tyler O’Neill figured his Seattle teammates were intrigued by the performance he planned to give later in the day.

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Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has a rotator cuff strain and will stop throwing for a couple days.

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The head of the baseball players’ union says “that page has been turned” in the spat regarding New York Yankees President Randy Levine and what he said about reliever Dellin Betances’ agents.

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Baltimore outfielder Michael Bourn hasn’t played football since his sophomore year in high school. But it’s a pigskin injury that’s preventing him from playing this spring for the Orioles.

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Welcome to spring training, Bryce Harper. The swing looks pretty good.

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Having made one major league start, Ryan Merritt was summoned from the instructional league in Arizona last October and pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings against Toronto to help Cleveland close out the AL Championship Series.

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Welcome to spring training, Bryce Harper. The swing looks pretty good.

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Last year’s American League batting champion has a secret weapon entering the 2017 season.

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Michael Bourn had a major setback in his attempt to make the Baltimore Orioles, breaking a finger while playing catch with a football during a team workout.

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Longtime Houston Astros executive Jamie Hildreth has died at 72.

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Matt Wieters finally has a new team. One crazy accident turned his free agency into a harrowing experience.

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Tim Anderson has played just 99 games in the major leagues. Yet the Chicago White Sox shortstop already has made an impact on a rebuilding team.

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Matt Shoemaker is the player people are happiest to see this spring in the Los Angeles Angels’ camp.

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