3/4/2013 | MLB Network, Army Reserve team up for soldiers
Sgt. Dennis DePrisco and Spc. Christopher Tobey are the first two employees in a one-year paid apprenticeship program initiated by MLB Network and the U.S. Army Reserve Employer Partnership Office (EPO).
3/4/2013 | Dickey to start USA's opener against Mexico
U.S. manager Joe Torre announced Monday that knuckleballer R.A. Dickey will start the team's opener on Friday at 9 p.m. ET against Mexico at Chase Field in Phoenix.
3/4/2013 | Gibson's choice to drop DH displeases Reds' Baker
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson and Reds manager Dusty Baker had a testy discussion when they met at home plate for the exchange of lineup cards prior to Monday's game.
3/4/2013 | Castro won't play until Saturday at earliest
If this was the regular season, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro would be in the lineup, manager Dale Sveum said Monday. But Castro, who has not played since last Wednesday because of a tight left hamstring, now is not expected to get into a Cactus League game until the weekend at the earliest.
3/4/2013 | Villanueva to start season in starting rotation
Carlos Villanueva has been asked multiple times since he arrived in Cubs camp about starting vs. relieving. He won't have to deal with that topic for at least the first month.
3/4/2013 | Papi takes step forward by running bases
You can count Monday as an encouraging day in David Ortiz's comeback from a right Achilles injury.
3/4/2013 | Weiner visits Red Sox camp
Michael Weiner, the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, made the rounds at Red Sox camp on Monday, briefing the club on a number of issues.
3/4/2013 | Big Unit visits camp, offers insight to pitchers
It was the first time Randy Johnson had appeared at Spring Training for the D-backs since his retirement from baseball following the 2009 season, and judging by the way it went, it won't be the last.
3/4/2013 | Finally healthy, Decker looks to stick with Padres
Just when Padres Minor League outfielder Jaff Decker thought things couldn't get any worse last season, they actually did.
3/4/2013 | Long-awaited return to hill 'all good' for Danks
The results weren't nearly as crucial as the process for John Danks, who really took his most significant step in his recovery from arthroscopic shoulder surgery with two-plus innings on Monday.
3/4/2013 | Camp thankful to suit up for Cubs
Getting released by the Mariners last spring may have been the best thing to happen to Shawn Camp. And the Cubs. And Jaye Chapman. And Blake Parker.
3/4/2013 | Flamethrowing Pryor taking it slow this spring
Drafted out of relatively unknown Tennessee Tech in 2010, Mariners reliever Stephen Pryor went from Low Class A ball to Safeco Field in what felt like, for him, the time it takes for one of his high-90s fastballs to leave his fingertips and hit the back of the catcher's mitt.
3/4/2013 | Pacheco displays rare versatility for sophomore
If there's one trend the Rockies hope to see continue in 2013, it's the increasing versatility on their roster. And when you're looking for the poster child for the Rockies' versatility, look no further than Jordan Pacheco.
3/4/2013 | X-rays negative on Sizemore's bruised hand
Oakland A's infielder Scott Sizemore, who was hit by a pitch during Sunday's game against the Rockies, was relieved Monday morning upon learning that X-rays taken on his bruised left hand came back negative.
3/4/2013 | Wise homers as White Sox win in Danks' return
John Danks made his Cactus League debut, but Dewayne Wise temporarily stole the headlines with two hits, including a three-run homer, as the White Sox beat the Giants, 6-2, on Monday.
3/4/2013 | With A's, the right environment for Melvin to flourish
Given a third shot at managing by the Oakland A's, it's been a charming turn of events for Bob Melvin.
3/4/2013 | Giolito progressing with Tommy John recovery
One thing Nationals right-hander Lucas Giolito has is patience, and he will need it if he wants to get back on the mound by July. He is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery and already has made progress.
3/4/2013 | Votto to play for Team Canada in Classic
Joey Votto held a session with the media on Monday to announce that he will play for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic.
3/4/2013 | Gardenhire looking for a strong infield tandem
For just the third time this spring, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire went with a middle infield comprised of shortstop Pedro Florimon and second baseman Brian Dozier. It marked the first time the pair had paired up since last Tuesday. They also opened Grapefruit League action together on Feb. 23 against the Orioles.
3/4/2013 | Cashman breaks leg while skydiving for charity
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman broke his right leg during a parachute jump with the Army Golden Knights on Monday, but said that he still considered the event an "awesome experience."
3/4/2013 | De Vries perfect, Twins' bats put on show vs. Cardinals
The Twins tagged Cardinals starter Lance Lynn for three first-inning runs, which proved all they'd need; Minnesota won its sixth Grapefruit League game with a 7-0 victory over St. Louis on Monday.
3/4/2013 | Secure in ability, Vargas has Angels' confidence
When a team reworks 60 percent of its rotation, the questions and comparisons are inevitable. But Jason Vargas trusts the Angels' rotation will spin capably, and the team appreciates his presence.
3/4/2013 | Young settling into everyday role at third base
Michael Young brought three gloves to Phillies camp, the same three he carried everywhere the last two years. There's only one difference: He's only had to use one of them this spring.
3/4/2013 | Hip strain forces Canada's Crain out of Classic
White Sox reliever Jesse Crain will not play for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic, pulling out of the tournament Monday due to a strained right adductor.
3/4/2013 | New workout facility has O's ahead of the curve
The red shoes are a dead giveaway. What they are, Adidas AdiPower Olympic weightlifting shoes, is less important than what they represent to an Orioles organization that has overhauled just about every facet of its operations in the last few years.
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