3/26/2014 | Hold up: Middle relievers have a stat of their own
Middle relievers live in the shadows of closers and starters, and they often aren't noticed unless they blow a lead. But with the increased popularity of the hold, they have a stat that can shed some light on their effectiveness.
3/26/2014 | O's total 11 hits during win against Red Sox
Steve Clevenger hit a solo shot as the Orioles beat the Red Sox, 5-4, on Wednesday at JetBlue Park.
3/26/2014 | Pence, Parker, Sanchez deliver a fantastic finish
Matt Cain's last start of the spring was not his best, but Hunter Pence, Jarrett Parker and Hector Sanchez hit late homers to lift the Giants over the Rockies on Wednesday.
3/26/2014 | Salazar tabbed to start Indians' home opener
On Wednesday, the Indians revealed that Danny Salazar, who had not seen his innings stretched in Spring Training, would start the home opener on April 4 against the Twins.
3/26/2014 | Emotional Barrett ecstatic to make Nats' roster
Reliever Aaron Barrett was emotional when manager Matt Williams told him that he was going to make the Nationals' Opening Day roster.
3/26/2014 | Denorfia progressing with sore right shoulder
Padres manager Bud Black remained optimistic on Wednesday that outfielder Chris Denorfia (sore right shoulder) would be ready for the first game of the season on Sunday against the Dodgers.
3/26/2014 | Scutaro to begin the season on disabled list
Marco Scutaro has endured back pain virtually all spring, and that ailment will keep the Giants second baseman from being on the Opening Day roster.
3/26/2014 | Santiago slotted for utility role off bench
The Reds have selected the contract of non-roster invite Ramon Santiago, who will serve as an important piece of the bench.
3/26/2014 | Quiet Giants should never be overlooked
The Dodgers have the star power and the unmatched payroll, but the Giants have their privacy and solitude. Oh, and this: two World Series championships in the past four seasons, something no other team in the sport can flaunt.
3/26/2014 | Wilson strikes out seven in final spring outing
C.J. Wilson struck out seven in seven innings, and Grant Green and Brennan Boesch hit back-to-back home runs against the A's bullpen in the Angels' 6-2 victory Wednesday at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
3/26/2014 | Scheppers named Rangers' Opening Day starter
Tanner Scheppers is the Rangers' Opening Day starter, heading a rotation that will include left-handers Martin Perez, Robbie Ross and Joe Saunders.
3/26/2014 | Dodgers lose Rosin, Guerra to waiver claims
The Dodgers' pitching depth took a double hit on Wednesday, when Rule 5 Draft acquisition Seth Rosin was claimed off waivers by Texas, and Javy Guerra was claimed by the White Sox.
3/26/2014 | Almonte still expected to lead off for Mariners
Abraham Almonte wasn't in the leadoff spot on Wednesday with a rare off-day this spring for the Mariners outfielder, but it's pretty clear that manager Lloyd McClendon has targeted the youngster to fill that role when the regular season opens Monday.
3/26/2014 | Bueno tightening grip on spot in Royals' 'pen
Left-hander Francisley Bueno hasn't heard anything definitive from the Royals, but he's undoubtedly strengthened his bid for a bullpen job. Bueno has a 1.64 ERA in the Cactus League, notching 10 strikeouts in 11 innings.
3/26/2014 | Sore right shoulder could sideline Segura
Jean Segura was still taking at-bats in Minor League camp on Wednesday, unable to play the field because of soreness behind his throwing shoulder and unable to say for sure whether the problem would be solved in time for Monday's season opener.
3/26/2014 | Padres roll with seven-run frame in Cactus finale
Nine different players knocked in runs on Wednesday as the Padres defeated the Royals, 9-5, in the Cactus League finale for both teams at the Peoria Sports Complex.
3/26/2014 | Antony: Consistency issues led to Worley trade
Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony was quite candid on Wednesday when explaining why the team chose to trade right-hander Vance Worley to the Pirates for cash considerations a day earlier.
3/26/2014 | Kouzmanoff's three-run homer powers Rangers
Colby Lewis pitched five scoreless innings on 72 pitches while Ramirez allowed just one run over five-plus in the Rangers 5-3 victory over the Mariners at Surprise Stadium. Kevin Kouzmanoff put the Rangers ahead with a three-run home run in the sixth.
3/26/2014 | With Wednesday moves, roster down to 32
The Cubs named John Baker as the backup to Welington Castillo on Wednesday, with Eli Whiteside headed to Triple-A Iowa. The Rangers also claimed infielder Donnie Murphy off waivers from the Cubs, and catcher George Kottaras was placed on unconditional release waivers.
3/26/2014 | Yadier's big day backs Wainwright's gem vs. Nats
Yadier Molina drove in three runs and Adam Wainwright shut out the Nationals for the second straight start as the Cardinals earned a 3-2 win on Wednesday at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/26/2014 | Marlins monitoring injuries to double-play duo
Second baseman Rafael Furcal (strained left hamstring) played five innings in a Minor League game at the Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, Fla., on Wednesday. And shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria is taking a few days to rest a tight groin.
3/26/2014 | McGowan emerges as Blue Jays' No. 5 starter
Toronto named Dustin McGowan to its rotation on Wednesday morning. He beat out J.A. Happ, Todd Redmond, Esmil Rogers and Marcus Stroman to earn the start in the Blue Jays' home opener vs. the Yankees on April 4.
3/26/2014 | Victorino out again, but on track for Opening Day
Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino, who was out of the lineup again Wednesday and has played just eight games in Spring Training, remains on track to start on Opening Day in Baltimore on Monday.
3/26/2014 | Blanton granted unconditional release by Angels
The Angels granted Joe Blanton his unconditional release on Wednesday. Blanton appeared in four Cactus League games for the Halos this spring, amassing a 7.08 ERA in 20 1/3 innings spanning five appearances (four starts).
3/26/2014 | Cards ink reliever Aardsma to Minor League deal
Still trying to finish piecing together their bullpen, the Cardinals made a late addition to the competition by signing right-hander David Aardsma to a Minor League deal on Wednesday.
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