3/18/2014 | McDonald will rest sore right shoulder
Cubs pitcher James McDonald, pulled from Monday's start after throwing two pitches, has some tendinitis in his right shoulder, and will be sidelined for a few days.
3/18/2014 | After King Felix, several courting rotation spots
Outside of Felix Hernandez, there aren't many certainties about the Mariners' rotation as the club heads toward Opening Day on March 31. But manager Lloyd McClendon said he likes the way things are coming together, despite a series of health setbacks to three of his starting candidates.
3/18/2014 | White Sox forging path to sustainable success
Yes, the White Sox lost 99 games last season and finished 30 games out of first place in the American League Central standings. But based on moves that the Sox have made since last summer, significant improvement in the standings would seem to be a question of when, not if.
3/18/2014 | Headley to make spring debut in Minors game
For the first time this spring, third baseman Chase Headley will take part in a game on Wednesday. Headley, who sustained a strained right calf on Feb. 22, doesn't care that the game is a Minor League game, while the rest of his teammates enjoy their only day off of the spring. Headley just wants to play.
3/18/2014 | Braun, Aramis bring order to Brewers' batting order
Less than two weeks from Opening Day and Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke is still experimenting with the leadoff spot. Not that he's worried. What is there for Roenicke to worry about with a lineup that will feature a 3-4 punch of Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez?
3/18/2014 | Days of decision coming for Padres
For as settled as the Padres' rotation is, nearly all of the bullpen and the position-player grouping, the team still has several decisions to make before setting its roster before they face the Dodgers on March 30 in a game that will be televised by ESPN from Petco Park.
3/18/2014 | Johnson strikes out five against Mariners
After veteran starters Josh Johnson and Randy Wolf put together solid performances for their teams, the Padres and Mariners combined for five lead changes over the final four innings, resulting in a 5-5 tie after nine innings on Tuesday in a night game at Peoria Stadium.
3/18/2014 | Versatile Guyer brings interesting game to Rays
Brandon Guyer held a modest lead off first base in the ninth inning of a game against the Twins at Charlotte Sports Park on March 11 when Curt Casali doubled to left. Seconds later, the Rays outfield hopeful crossed the plate. The ease with which he circled the bases spoke volumes about Guyer's ability.
3/18/2014 | Trout displays unique ability to tune out distractions
Time moves fast for Mike Trout these days. That's what happens when you're a back-to-back runner-up for the American League's Most Valuable Player Award, and you're widely considered the best all-around player, and you're clean-cut and 22 years old. You become a poster boy for the sport you play, a guy many want to brand as the new face of baseball. But few make it seem easier than Trout.
3/18/2014 | Myers leads Rays' 20-hit attack with three doubles
Wil Myers laced three doubles, and James Loney added three RBIs as the Rays pounded out 20 hits in an 11-3 win over the Twins on Tuesday night at Hammond Stadium.
3/18/2014 | Kemp pleased with progress during recovery
Matt Kemp took another step down the road to recovery on Tuesday at Camelback Ranch. The Dodgers outfielder went 0-for-3 with a walk in a Minor League game against the Mariners but walked away from the field feeling optimistic.
3/18/2014 | Time running out to solve shortstop puzzle
While Dave Dombrowski and his team scour the league for shortstops, Brad Ausmus will be watching the options in camp, a group that includes Hernan Perez.
3/18/2014 | Pineda makes strong statement for rotation job
The challenge may no longer be for Michael Pineda to win the Yankees' fifth rotation spot. With two weeks to go until Opening Day, it might be a greater accomplishment for someone to steal the job from him.
3/18/2014 | Crawford departs Minors game with unknown injury
Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford was removed for an unknown reason in the second inning of a Triple-A game against the Mariners on Tuesday at Camelback Ranch.
3/18/2014 | Reynolds' slam, Gomez's homer back sharp Estrada
Carlos Gomez hit a three-run home run, Mark Reynolds belted a grand slam and Marco Estrada pitched six scoreless innings in the Brewers' 9-3 win over a Rangers split squad at Maryvale Baseball Park on Tuesday.
3/18/2014 | A's nine-run first sets tone in spring rout
The A's hammered Jose Quintana for nine runs in the first inning before the White Sox left-hander retired a batter, and Oakland romped to a 16-6 win at Camelback Ranch on Tuesday afternoon. A's starter Jesse Chavez gave up two runs -- both on solo homers -- in 4 2/3 innings.
3/18/2014 | Mariners reassign Gillespie to Minors camp
The Mariners' outfield competition continued thinning out Tuesday as the club reassigned Cole Gillespie to its Minor League camp, leaving just six outfielders fighting for likely five spots.
3/18/2014 | Tanaka's next start slated for Saturday vs. Twins
Masahiro Tanaka has been scheduled to make his next spring start on Saturday against the Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., manager Joe Girardi announced.
3/18/2014 | Taylor upbeat, relaxed despite uncertain future
Michael Taylor is a naturally upbeat, outgoing guy. That much is obvious to any new player in the A's clubhouse this spring. But for those who were a part of Taylor's previous four big league camps, or his brief stints on the 25-man roster, Taylor seems like a different guy.
3/18/2014 | McCatty understands Detwiler's discontent
Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty believes Ross Detwiler will return to the starting rotation one day. But, for now, Detwiler will start the season in the bullpen. Detwiler didn't take the news well, but McCatty believes Detwiler will be a professional and do what is best for the organization.
3/18/2014 | Iwakuma cleared to remove splint from finger
All-Star right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma finally received some good health news on Tuesday as doctors cleared him to remove the splint from his sprained middle right finger for the first time since camp opened five weeks ago.
3/18/2014 | Romero not shaken up by shaky outing
Ricky Romero had begun to look like his old self, jumping out to a 1.29 ERA this spring. That's why he refuses to let Tuesday's performance discourage him, even if it didn't turn out the way he had hoped.
3/18/2014 | Ellsbury calls first reunion 'pretty normal'
Jacoby Ellsbury is going to see a lot of his former team over the next several seasons, but Tuesday marked his first reunion with the Red Sox since the World Series parade back in November.
3/18/2014 | CC pulling for former teammate Sizemore
They might be rivals now, but they used to be teammates on a team that nearly beat the Red Sox in an epic American League Championship Series back in 2007.
3/18/2014 | Doubront battles mechanics in rough outing
Red Sox manager John Farrell suspected that Felix Doubront might have been suffering with that typical dead arm most pitchers go through at some point during Spring Training in Tuesday's sub-par effort against the Yankees.
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