3/16/2014 | Yost pleased with pitchers' efforts vs. Padres
Royals manager Ned Yost saw more pitching pluses than minuses after a 10-inning, 9-6 Cactus League victory over the Padres on Sunday, including potential setup man Wade Davis, who looked sharp with two strikeouts.
3/16/2014 | LoMo seeing some action in the outfield
Logan Morrison has been playing a little in right field to increase his versatility. He hasn't played there since junior college, although he played left field with the Marlins.
3/16/2014 | Cespedes struggling with shorter swing
Yoenis Cespedes entered camp with a shorter, compact swing, and he was hoping for more contact after an inconsistent 2013 season. So far it's yielded very little, though.
3/16/2014 | Grounders boost Lyles' confidence on mound
Rotation hopeful Jordan Lyles' results Sunday were mixed at best, but he saw enough that went well in his performance against the Dodgers.
3/16/2014 | Nieto learns about uncertainty of Rule 5 Draft
For the past month, Adrian Nieto has worked long hours in an attempt to break camp as one of the two White Sox catchers. But by the start of April, Nieto could be part of the Washington Nationals organization once again. Such is the life of a Rule 5 Draft selection.
3/16/2014 | Davidson feeling good at the plate
Matt Davidson started Cactus League competition with just two doubles in his first 18 at-bats. But it was a solid 2-for-18 in the mind of the White Sox full-time third baseman of the future, who has honestly felt great at the plate all spring.
3/16/2014 | Danks knows rotation alignment is getting close
John Danks previously has said that he doesn't care where he falls in the White Sox starting rotation behind Opening Day starter Chris Sale. He knows that decision will be coming soon with a little less than two weeks remaining in Spring Training and he understands the factors in the arrangement of the starting five.
3/16/2014 | Cleto learning as he competes
Maikel Cleto is out of options, and the White Sox risk losing the hard-throwing right-hander if he doesn't break camp with the team. But Cleto seems to be earning his way into one of those final bullpen slots.
3/16/2014 | Peacock pleased with development of changeup
Astros pitcher Brad Peacock knew he needed a strong outing to improve his chances of breaking with the team in two weeks, and the right-hander delivered Sunday by throwing four innings in relief and giving up two hits and one run while striking out four against Washington.
3/16/2014 | Heading Down Under, season almost underway
They're traveling a long way, but soon the D-backs and Dodgers and the regular season of Major League Baseball will be saying "G'day."
3/16/2014 | Hudson catching up with extra work
At the time of year when most starters are throwing around 75 pitches, Giants right-hander Tim Hudson hit the century mark Sunday after persuading the club to let him up his pitch count as he continues to claw his way back from July ankle surgery.
3/16/2014 | With injury, D-backs enter land of uncertainty
The adventure was about to begin for the Arizona Diamondbacks. The anticipation was real, the excitement was genuine. And then came a really lousy piece of news.
3/16/2014 | Price gets look at Frazier playing shortstop in game
During Saturday's 16-4 win over the Brewers, the Reds shifted Todd Frazier from his usual spot at third base to shortstop for three innings. Frazier was a shortstop in college but hadn't played the position in the big leagues since 2011.
3/16/2014 | Wilson feels responsibility to go deep into games
With three young starters in the rotation, it'll be up to Jered Weaver, and and C.J. Wilson, to consistently pitch deep into games and not put so much of a burden on the bullpen.
3/16/2014 | Masterson superb with three spring starts to go
If Justin Masterson is as close to regular-season ready as he says, opponents have the remaining days of Spring Training to concern themselves with what the Indians' ace can refine before Opening Day.
3/16/2014 | Nine years later, Overbay aims to rejoin Crew
Nine years after he last wore a Brewers uniform as a fan favorite, Lyle Overbay signed a Minor League deal with the team in January. He is a non-roster invitee to big league camp this time around, with a wide open position battle on his hands.
3/16/2014 | Cueto or Bailey to start Opening Day for Reds
The assignment of starting Opening Day for the Reds had not been determined as of Sunday. However, manager Bryan Price has it narrowed down to two candidates: Johnny Cueto and Homer Bailey.
3/16/2014 | Gio glad to mix in pitches, make a play covering first
Allowing three hits and one earned run while striking out four batters in 4 2/3 innings against the Astros on Sunday certainly sat well with Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez, but there was another aspect to his game that had him just as encouraged.
3/16/2014 | Could Tigers have interest in Espinosa?
With Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias starting the 2014 season on the disabled list, one has to wonder if the Tigers have interest in Danny Espinosa, who started his professional career as a shortstop.
3/16/2014 | Nationals still need to improve on holding runners
Nationals pitchers did a poor job of preventing opposing runners from stealing bases last year. They obviously want to improve, but Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Tigers could be an indication that they still have some things to work on in that department.
3/16/2014 | Williams challenges, but call upheld in seventh
Nationals manager Matt Williams decided to take advantage of expanded instant replay for the second time in a week and he lost again, this time during a 2-1 defeat to the Tigers on Sunday afternoon.
3/16/2014 | Zimmerman plays two innings at first base
After weeks of practicing, Ryan Zimmerman played his first game at first base during a 2-1 loss to the Tigers on Sunday afternoon. He started the game at third base, but switched to first in the top of the sixth inning.
3/16/2014 | Rusin ignoring pressure of rotation competition
Chris Rusin, who held the Mets to one hit in four scoreless innings on Sunday in Las Vegas, is enjoying a productive spring and not letting the pressure affect his pursuit of a spot in the Cubs' starting rotation.
3/16/2014 | Romero to get some infield work
The Mariners are intrigued by the right-handed bat of Stefen Romero, so the young outfielder will begin doing some infield work this week to increase his versatility.
3/16/2014 | Rivera hopes for long-lasting impact of Legend Series
Though the Marlins and Yankees played just two games in Panama, the impact of those games could be felt for decades.
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