3/11/2013 | Billingsley feels good enough for Minor League start
Chad Billingsley said mild groin tightness won't stop him from making a Minor League start Wednesday, when the rest of the Dodgers have a day off.
3/11/2013 | Catcher Sanchez has fan in staff ace Burnett
Tony Sanchez was nervous when he found out he'd be catching A.J. Burnett on Saturday. But the 24-year-old did an admirable job catching Burnett's array of pitches, and impressed the veteran ace.
3/11/2013 | Papi determined to get healthy for long haul
With the goal of being in the Red Sox's Opening Day lineup no longer a realistic one, David Ortiz has set a new mission for himself: Get healthy and stay healthy.
3/11/2013 | Sale breezes through five-plus in White Sox win
Chris Sale allowed one run on three hits, while striking out two and not issuing a walk, during his second spring start, and Paul Konerko homered to lead the White Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Rockies in Glendale, Ariz., on Wednesday.
3/11/2013 | Youk homers, Kuroda fans six as Yanks top Cards
Kevin Youkilis homered and drove in two runs while Hiroki Kuroda turned in four sharp innings, helping lead New York to a 4-0 Grapefruit League victory over the Cardinals on Monday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
3/11/2013 | Twins further trim roster with second round of cuts
The Twins made their second round of cuts on Monday, optioning catcher Chris Herrmann to Triple-A Rochester, and optioning catcher Josmil Pinto, infielder Danny Santana, and pitchers B.J. Hermsen, Trevor May and Michael Tonkin to Double-A New Britain.
3/11/2013 | Roberts healthy, upbeat midway through camp
With Spring Training more than halfway done, second baseman Brian Roberts is healthy and upbeat, and the 35-year-old remains confident he will be out there for Baltimore come Opening Day.
3/11/2013 | Rule 5 pick McFarland beginning to showcase talent
After getting off to a slow start, Rule 5 Draft pick T.J. McFarland is beginning to show what he can do.
3/11/2013 | 'Moose' taking a positive track for Royals
There are "Mooooooooose" calls even at Surprise Stadium, some 1,250 miles from Kansas City. No recorded antler sightings, but you never know. The Moose, aka Mike Moustakas, is on the loose in Spring Training and so are the Royals. The team has a 13-1-1 record and Moustakas is hitting .452.
3/11/2013 | Fredi keeping options open in setting bullpen
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez's bullpen appears to be pretty well set. But with some uncertainty surrounding right-handed reliever Jordan Walden's back, Gonzalez is keeping an open mind about which relievers could be on his Opening Day roster.
3/11/2013 | For Owings, a chance to re-invent career
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo first saw Micah Owings on the ballfields in Gainesville, Ga., where Owings was a standout high school player, driving the ball out of the ballpark at an astronomical rate.
3/11/2013 | Braves' Simmons thriving in Classic conditions
It seems safe to assume the baseball world is now quite familiar with Andrelton Simmons, who drilled a game-tying, two-out eighth-inning home run that helped the Kingdom of the Netherlands advance to the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic with a 7-6 win over Cuba at Tokyo Dome on Monday.
3/11/2013 | Maholm matches Strasburg until Braves bust out
Right-hander Stephen Strasburg showed that he was vulnerable in the sixth inning, while Paul Maholm tossed five shutout innings as the Braves topped the Nationals, 7-2, at Space Coast Stadium on Monday.
3/11/2013 | Rondon shows off secondary pitches in latest outing
Bruce Rondon took the mound Monday with his chances at a closer job potentially in the air, and his pitches had pitching coach Jeff Jones and manager Jim Leyland impressed.
3/11/2013 | Mets pour on offense in Niese's spotless start
Jon Niese blanked the Tigers in an 11-0 Mets blowout on Monday at Joker Marchant Stadium.
3/11/2013 | Yanks targeting veteran Lee for first-base job
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has cast a wide net for potential lineup help, confirming on Monday that he has reached out to veterans Derrek Lee and Scott Rolen to gauge their interest on playing this season.
3/11/2013 | Reds still have plenty on their plate this spring
A supersized Spring Training, brought on by the World Baseball Classic, has had the Reds pacing themselves like there was a giant Thanksgiving turducken on the table with all the side dishes.
3/11/2013 | Greinke receives injection for elbow inflammation
Instead of meeting his former Brewers teammates in an exhibition game in Maryvale on Monday, Zack Greinke was in Los Angeles meeting Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who concluded the Dodgers pitcher's right elbow is inflamed but nothing worse.
3/11/2013 | New book takes Astros fans on trip down memory lane
For longtime Astros broadcaster Bill Brown, getting a book published on the history of the team was a labor of love. But it was labor nonetheless.
3/11/2013 | Marte has tools, track record to thrive as big leaguer
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is an exciting, electric, multi-tooled player.
3/11/2013 | Clutch Dutch stun Cuba, walk off to semis
Kalian Sams hit a game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the Kingdom of the Netherlands into the 2013 World Baseball Classic semifinals with 7-6 victory over Cuba on Monday night at Tokyo Dome.
3/11/2013 | Kennedy confident Sox will start new sellout streak
With or without a healthy David Ortiz, the Red Sox have 17 home games in a 21-day stretch in April. For the Red Sox's business chief, COO Sam Kennedy, those dates loom large, as the club's streak of 793 straight sold-out games remains on course to end in April.
3/11/2013 | Someone will close for Tigers, they just don't know who
Detroit has all kinds of depth, but no one who has shown he can get the final three outs of a game. With so few questions in other areas, the lack of a closer has become a popular Spring Training question about the Tigers.
3/11/2013 | Trend-spotting: Don't count out all the spring stats
We've all heard that Spring Training statistics mean next to nothing, but certain numbers can at least point to a trend, from which a team can draw some sort of conclusion. Let's explore what certain spring performances might mean for the near future.
3/11/2013 | The Week Ahead: Classic shifts into high gear
While the action at Spring Training is still building toward Opening Day, the World Baseball Classic is all about the here and now.
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