Texas Rangers relief pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla throws during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on March 4, in Surprise, Ariz. He is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery this week.
Yoan Francisco, a rookie for the Havana Industriales, warms up before a game at Havana's Latin American Stadium. Cuban baseball has been facing hard times, but improved diplomatic relations with the U.S. have raised the possibility of increased cooperation and new opportunities.
Game clocks will be a common, and mandatory, sight at MLB stadiums in the 2015 season. But they'll only be used between innings, unlike pitch clocks like this one at an Arizona Fall League game.
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the World Series in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday. He was also the winning starting pitcher in Game 1 and Game 5.
The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt can't reach the Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar as he slides safely to first base on an infield single Tuesday night during the second inning of Game 6 of baseball's World Series in Kansas City, Mo. Escobar eventually would score the Royals' fourth run.
San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence is congratulated in the dugout after scoring during the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
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