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Oakland, Mesa reach final agreement on HoHoKam Park move

It’s close to official: the city of Mesa and the Oakland A’s have reached agreement on a lease for HoHoKam Park beginning in 2015, subject to approval from the City Council on Monday.

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Hammond Stadium renovations

Populous awarded Twins spring-complex design project

The contract to design upgrades to Lee County Sports Complex and Hammond Stadium, home of  Minnesota Twins spring training, has been awarded to Populous.

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Mesa: Cubs, ASU need to agree on ballpark lease

With Arizona State University threatening to walk away from an agreement to share the new Chicago Cubs spring-training facility, Mesa officials are urging the two sides to set aside their differences and come up with a deal. ASU is committed to leaving Packard Stadium in the future — the school is already marketing the ballpark […]

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More info on WBC ’13 venues, schedule released

We have some more information on venues and timing of the 2013 World Baseball Classic, the tourney held during spring training, with games set for Chase Field, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and Marlins Park. The tournament will launch March 2 — right after the beginning of spring-training games — with games in Tokyo and […]

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Tentative 2013 Braves home schedule posted

Let the planning begin: We’ve posted a tentative Atlanta Braves 2013 spring-training schedule for games at Champion Stadium. You can view the schedule here. Because of the World Baseball Classic, spring training will be elongated in 2013: the first Braves game is set for Feb. 22, and we’re looking at 18 home games, as well […]

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Lee County still wooing Nats

Though Lee County has little to offer in terms of ballpark and complex upgrades, officials there say they’re still hopeful they can attract the Washington Nationals as a new tenant for City of Palms Park. The former spring home of the Boston Red Sox sits empty, and the Nats front office has openly expressed an […]

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San Francisco, Miami, Phoenix to host 2013 WBC games

AT&T Park, Marlins Park, Chase Field and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick are hosting four rounds of the 2013 World Baseball Classic, with the international sites and schedule still to be announced. The semifinals and finals will be played at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, while the second round will be […]

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McKechnie Field upgrades approved

Renovations of McKechnie Field, the spring home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, will go ahead in time for completion for Spring Training 2013. The $7.5 million upgrades will add new seating and a wraparound concourse to the ballpark, which will be 90 years old next spring. Other improvements on tap include: A new center-field boardwalk area […]

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Japanese players: We may skip World Baseball Classic

Japanese professional baseball players are threatening to boycott the 2013 World Baseball Classic over a disagreement about the split of the $18 million expected to be generated from the event. The issue is actually pretty simple: since the Japanese players feel they’re integral to the success of the event, next scheduled for spring 2013, they […]

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Giants 2012 minor-league schedule posted

The 2012 spring-training schedule for San Francisco Giants farm teams — Fresno, Richmond, San Jose and Augusta — has been posted. You can view the schedule here. The minor-league teams affiliated with the San Francisco Giants play their home games at the Giants Baseball Complex in Scottsdale (8045 E. Camelback Road). Not all four teams […]

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