Lester, Cubs start fresh vs. Rangers, Minor
The Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers fell short of expectations in different ways last season. They'll try to open 2019 on a positive note when they meet on Thursday in Arlington, Tex.
Kershaw, Buehler progress in simulated games
Dodgers pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler each took part in simulated games Monday and left manager Dave Roberts encouraged by their progress.
Tribe's Ramirez takes grounders after knee injury
Indians All-Star Jose Ramirez took ground balls on Monday, a day after he fouled a pitch off the area below his left knee, but the team isn't sure whether he'll play in Thursday's opener at Minnesota.
Arrieta convinced Phillies are a playoff team
Jake Arrieta has no doubt the Philadelphia Phillies will be successful this season.
Blue Jays sign veteran right-hander Hudson
Right-hander Daniel Hudson has signed a one-year deal to join the Blue Jays, who transferred second baseman Devon Travis to the 60-day injured list.
Rays' Cy Young winner opens against Verlander, Astros
The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner faces the runner-up when the Tampa Bay Rays host the Houston Astros on Opening Day Thursday at 4 p.m. ET.
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