3/20/2014 | Breakout by Moreland could put Texas over the top
Letting Mitch Moreland play on Opening Day against Phillies lefty Cliff Lee would reaffirm what Rangers manager Ron Washington already knows. Moreland, hitting in the No. 6 spot as the primary designated hitter, could be the difference between Texas having a good lineup and a great one.
3/20/2014 | Baez bounces back quickly from collision
Cubs top prospect Javier Baez and outfielder Anthony Giansanti collided in the outfield Wednesday night, but both escaped serious harm.
3/20/2014 | Perez visits injured Chapman in hospital
Royals catcher Salvador Perez went to the hospital to visit Aroldis Chapman not long after the line drive off his bat struck the Reds' left-handed closer over the left eye in a frightening flash during the Royals' sixth inning at Surprise Stadium on Wednesday.
3/20/2014 | Barnes goes 2-for-3, hits first homer of spring
The Brewers' Carlos Gomez drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh inning -- from lefty Boone Logan, who was making his spring debut. The Rockies signed Logan, who played the last four years with the Yankees, to be a lefty setup man.
3/20/2014 | Santana successfully navigates spring debut
During his first week with the Braves, Ervin Santana has assumed the appearance of a man who is not fazed by too many things.
3/20/2014 | Ike feeling healthy after return to action
After sitting out nearly three full weeks with a pair of sore calves, Ike Davis returned to Grapefruit League action on Thursday with six defensive innings and three at-bats against the Braves.
3/20/2014 | Collins takes page out of La Russa's book
Intrigued by a recent conversation with former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa -- who was famous for batting his pitcher eighth -- Terry Collins tried the tact in Thursday's win over the Braves, batting Zack Wheeler eighth.
3/20/2014 | Cosart, Oberholtzer to follow Feldman in rotation
Astros manager Bo Porter announced two more spots in the pitching rotation Thursday, saying right-hander Jarred Cosart would start the second game of the regular season -- on April 2 against the Yankees -- and left-hander Brett Oberholtzer would take the third game of the season the following day.
3/20/2014 | Enthusiastic Young making most of second chance
Once on the verge of retiring from baseball due to what he thought was an incurable right shoulder injury, Chris Young is now fully healthy and competing for a rotation spot with the Nationals.
3/20/2014 | Running wild: Tigers make strategic change
In 2014, the Tigers' offensive approach -- power first -- has changed. Center fielder Austin Jackson said first-year manager Brad Ausmus' style allows Detroit to use its speed to create offense.
3/20/2014 | Furcal's absence leaves status for opener in doubt
Each day Rafael Furcal is not on the field puts in doubt whether the veteran will be ready for Opening Day. Furcal aggravated a left hamstring strain on March 15, and he is doing limited baseball activities.
3/20/2014 | McGowan ready to break camp -- as reliever
Dustin McGowan has been very open about wanting to become a starting pitcher, but it does not appear as though his wish is going to be granted by the Blue Jays.
3/20/2014 | Gwynn Jr. 'at peace' vying for return to Majors
Tony Gwynn Jr. has turned a potential opportunity with the Phillies into a legitimate one. He has little more than a week to strengthen his case.
3/20/2014 | Niese to begin season on disabled list
As expected, the Mets plan to place Jon Niese on the disabled list before the start of the season.
3/20/2014 | Rondon appears to have edge for bullpen role
Though the Cardinals have not yet announced any of their roster decisions, it appears that four pitchers are now competing for the final spot in the bullpen. One of them is Jorge Rondon, who may be the leader in the race.
3/20/2014 | Wheeler backed by Tejada's big day in walk-off win
Zack Wheeler went 5 1/3 strong innings, Ruben Tejada had three hits and Anthony Recker hit a walk-off three-run homer to give the Mets a 7-6 win over the Braves on Thursday afternoon.
3/20/2014 | For Wright, Mets' turnaround relies on pitching
David Wright sees power arms up and down the system. He seems to believe in his heart of hearts that the Mets are poised to take a step forward in 2014.
3/20/2014 | Surgery successful, Chapman's recovery begins
Reds closer Aroldis Chapman will undergo surgery Thursday to repair facial fractures suffered from getting struck in the face by a line drive Wednesday night. He will be out until at least May, but he is expected to return this season.
3/20/2014 | Ozuna's drive backs Fernandez, seals Marlins' win
Jose Fernandez struck out eight Cardinals over six innings, and Marcell Ozuna provided a boost with a home run in the sixth that lifted Miami to a 4-3 win on Thursday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/20/2014 | Fall League a key component of Freeman's evolution
Freddie Freeman had the unique opportunity to play two seasons in the Arizona Fall League. The first he was simply taking advantage of a chance to further his development while competing against baseball's other top prospects. His second stint, which was brief, came after he had already made his Major League debut.
3/20/2014 | Iglesias may miss entire season with stress fractures
Jose Iglesias has been diagnosed with stress fractures in both legs, an ailment that is expected to leave the Tigers without their slick-fielding shortstop for at least five months. The team confirmed the news on Thursday, a few days after Iglesias first revealed the news to reporters.
3/20/2014 | Unsigned free agents still playing waiting game
With Opening Day fast approaching, Kenrys Morales and Stephen Drew are the top remaining free agents on the market , and they'll likely eventually sign deals. However, there are about two dozen other free agents who face an uncertain future.
3/20/2014 | In unexpected situation, Miley ready to start opener
Wade Miley is not going to celebrate something that came at the expense of a friend, but with Patrick Corbin all but certainly lost for the season, the left-hander will fill in as Arizona's Opening Day starter in Australia.
3/20/2014 | Brewers banking on wealth of prospects at lower levels
The good news about the Brewers' farm system is that it began paying dividends in 2013. The bad news is that outside of a pair of righties, the system doesn't have much to contribute in 2014. Most of the Brewers' best remaining prospects have yet to play above high Class A and are two or three years away from the Major Leagues.
3/20/2014 | How do Brewers' prospects fit Milwaukee's needs?
This series is designed to evaluate the role prospects play in each Major League organization, looking at the short- and long-term needs of each club and illustrating how prospects fit in both scenarios. Here's my look at the Brewers.
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