LEADING OFF: Comedian Will Ferrell to play for 10 teams

A look at the highlights of what’s happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona on Thursday: ___ NO JOKE Comedian Will Ferrell plans to play ball in spring training — and play ball and play ball and play ball. The “Anchorman” star is going to play every position while making appearances at five[…]

Jim Harbaugh becomes Oakland A’s coach for day in Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The Oakland A’s added a new coach to their roster on Saturday. Might’ve heard of him — Jim Harbaugh. The former coach of the San Francisco 49ers and new coach at Michigan appeared in full uniform Saturday, including high socks, for the A’s. He was expected to coach first base for[…]

Young Cubs look up to new hitting instructor Manny Ramirez

MESA, Arizona (AP) — Growing up in Cuba, Jorge Soler had limited access to major league games on television. Only the best teams and the most famous players made the news on the communist island. Manny Ramirez was one of them. “He’s my favorite player,” the 23-year-old Chicago Cubs outfielder said on Sunday. “In Cuba,[…]