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Kershaw expected to throw next week

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers say ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw is expected to resume his regular throwing program next week.

Manager Dave Roberts said Saturday that Kershaw was feeling better.

Roberts gave Kershaw a chance to "reset" after two spring outings on the mound. The three-time Cy Young Award winner said he "just didn't feel right" after a live batting practice session on Monday and a bullpen on Wednesday.


Reds sign SS Iglesias for infield depth

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The Cincinnati Reds have signed shortstop Jose Iglesias to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league spring training.

The 29-year-old Iglesias will compete for a place on the Reds' bench. The Cuban native played in 125 games for Detroit last season, hitting .269 with five home runs and 48 RBIs.


Cardinals sign OF Martinez through 2020

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Jose Martinez's teammates with the St. Louis Cardinals applauded his new contract Saturday, and the deal gave his family reason to cheer, too.

The outfielder/first baseman signed a $3.25 million, two-year contract to remain with the Cardinals, who essentially bought out his first year of arbitration after this season.


Twins sign UT Gonzalez for 2 years, $21M

Versatile Marwin Gonzalez and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $21 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement is subject to a successful physical.


Yankees, Machado never talked dollars

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Yankees never talked dollars with Manny Machado when he visited New York with agent Dan Lozano in December.

"The free agency process leads people to where they belong, and Manny belongs in San Diego at this time of his career," general manager Brian Cashman said Friday, a day after the Padres and Machado finalized a $300 million, 10-year deal. "We had some interest in him. That's why we spent some time engaging Dan Lozano during the process. We certainly had a good meet and greet. I really the enjoyed the company of Manny and his wife."


Mets: MRI of Lowrie's sore knee negative

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) An MRI of Jed Lowrie's left knee was negative, and the New York Mets said the infielder is likely to be ready for opening day even though he's behind schedule.

"It's nothing serious," manager Mickey Callaway said Friday. "We're going to progress slowly so that when he comes back to play he's 100 percent."


Reds' Gray scratched from spring debut

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Sonny Gray has stiffness in his right elbow and was scratched from his scheduled start in the Cincinnati Reds' spring training opener against the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.

Gray experienced stiffness after a bullpen session on Monday. The Reds said he is not being sent for an MRI.


Judge sends M's lawsuit to arbitration

SEATTLE (AP) A King County Superior Court judge has ruled that Lorena Martin's wrongful termination lawsuit against the Seattle Mariners must be resolved in private arbitration rather than in court.

Judge Regina Cahan ruled Friday that Martin had signed a contract with the team that called for any contract dispute to be resolved via arbitration, and that the contract was signed prior to a new state law that calls for cases of discrimination to be heard in open court.


White Sox, RHP Santana agree to terms

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Chicago White Sox have finalized minor league deals with right-hander Ervin Santana and outfielder Preston Tucker.

The 36-year-old Santana made five starts with Minnesota last season after having surgery on his right middle finger two weeks before spring training. The two-time All-Star is looking to win a spot in Chicago's rotation.

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