3/16/2014 | Corbin has damaged elbow ligament
For Patrick Corbin and the D-backs, the news couldn't have been much worse Sunday, when the team revealed the ace left-hander had sustained damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow.
3/16/2014 | Only health stands between Happ and rotation
The Blue Jays' starting rotation has been in a state of constant flux this spring, but manager John Gibbons attempted to provide more clarity by giving left-hander J.A. Happ a vote of confidence on Sunday morning.
3/16/2014 | Blue Jays' bats deliver two rallies for walk-off
The Blue Jays used a pair of rallies on Sunday afternoon to claim a 4-3 walk-off win in 10 innings over the Orioles at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Before the game took that thrilling turn, starter Todd Redmond was solid over five innings.
3/16/2014 | Giving spirit runs strong through Rays organization
Sometimes, it's about way more than baseball, and so on a sun-splashed Sunday morning there was Rays manager Joe Maddon sitting cross-legged on a deck beyond the left-field fence as two five-year-old cancer patients, Ava and Charlie, gave him a dandy buzz cut.
3/16/2014 | Middlebrooks expects to bounce back in 2014
Will Middlebrooks knows now that he let everything go too fast for him last year. As the adversity piled up -- from the nagging injuries to the declining numbers to the stunning return to the Minor Leagues -- his mind seemed to be moving faster than some of the fastballs he was trying to hit.
3/16/2014 | Price appears in midseason form against Red Sox
Tampa Bay took an 8-4 win over Boston Sunday afternoon in front of a record-setting Charlotte Sports Park crowd of 7,852. David Price started for the Rays and looked sharp in his third outing of the spring. The Rays' ace allowed two runs on three hits, a walk and a hit batter while striking out seven in 6 2/3 innings.
3/16/2014 | Machado not ruling out being ready for Opening Day
Manny Machado said Sunday that the scar tissue in his surgically repaired left knee, which has kept him from running for the past six days, is "not a big deal," and there is still a chance he could be ready to play on Opening Day.
3/16/2014 | Twins trim Spring Training roster by eight
The Twins on Sunday optioned Kris Johnson, Eric Fryer and Danny Santana to Triple-A and reassigned Sean Gilmartin, Darin Mastroianni, Jermaine Mitchell, James Beresford and Brandon Waring to Minor League camp.
3/16/2014 | Duquette has knack for landing hidden talent
Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette and his baseball people have done an amazing job of finding talent in all sorts of places.
3/16/2014 | Astros trim roster by seven with latest round of cuts
The Astros trimmed their Spring Training roster by seven players Sunday, optioning left-handed pitcher Rudy Owens and right-handers Jose Cisnero, Collin McHugh and Chia-Jen Lo and reassigning catcher Tyler Heineman and right-handers Jorge De Leon and Rhiner Cruz to Minor League camp.
3/16/2014 | Ryu, Cahill get one more tuneup before Australia
With one week to go until the Dodgers and D-backs play their Opening Series in Sydney, Australia, both clubs will be in action on Sunday afternoon before heading Down Under.
3/15/2014 | Yankees held hitless by Marlins on celebratory night
The grandstands of Panama City's Rod Carew Stadium were packed with life on Saturday. They came to honor the career of Mariano Rivera, but they stood, chanted and cheered as four Marlins pitchers combined on a no-hitter in a 5-0 Miami victory over the Yankees.
3/15/2014 | Lester makes a striking second impression
Jon Lester has two Grapefruit League starts left before he takes the ball in Baltimore for real on March 31. Judging by Saturday night's effort against the Phillies, the lefty will be more than ready when the bell rings.
3/15/2014 | First-pitch ceremony in Panama hits home with Rivera
The outfield wall swung open at Rod Carew Stadium, and Mariano Rivera walked through, his shoes crunching into the warning track, his ears filled by the thumping introductory beats of Metallica's "Enter Sandman."
3/15/2014 | Lee aces another test in bid for Opening Day
Though manager Ryne Sandberg hasn't gone as far as to officially declare Cliff Lee the Phillies' Opening Day starter, the veteran left-hander solidified his already strong case to receive that nod on Saturday night against the Red Sox, when he turned in his best outing of the spring against the defending champions.
3/15/2014 | Trout looking to pounce early at plate
Few guys have been in as many deep counts as Mike Trout these last two years. Only eight of them have had more plate appearances with a full count; only six have hit with two strikes more often. The approach is a credit to Trout's comfort with two strikes, but it's one that also leads to a lot of walks and strikeouts, limiting the star-studded outfielder's ability to drive in runs. This year, it'll be different.
3/15/2014 | Rangers' Lewis has rough outing in comeback bid
Colby Lewis said he felt good on Saturday afternoon. He also said his stuff was sharp. The scoreboard said otherwise and Lewis did admit he will have to do better if he is going to be in the Rangers rotation at the start of the season.
3/15/2014 | Sabathia excited to take mound in Panama
Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia said he has enjoyed the change of venue, breaking up the grind of Spring Training for a few days.
3/15/2014 | Jeter slated to start back-to-back games
There has been nothing but positive news to report regarding Derek Jeter's progress this spring. He started at shortstop Saturday night and manager Joe Girardi said Jeter would serve as the DH on Sunday afternoon.
3/15/2014 | Milone has dominating start in audition for rotation
Tommy Milone put together his best performance of the spring on Saturday, and it couldn't have come at a better time.
3/15/2014 | Former teammates thrilled to visit Mo's home
It is the experience that Mariano Rivera has dreamed about. Having the Yankees come to Panama is an event that was years in the making, and it has proven to be a fantastic success.
3/15/2014 | Yost will take time in filling out rotation
Danny Duffy or Yorano Ventura will fill the Royals' remaining rotation spot, but manager Ned Yost isn't quite certain when he might announce a decision.
3/15/2014 | Escobar not expected to return until midweek
Shortstop Alcides Escobar won't be back in the Royals' lineup for at least three more days after receiving a cortisone shot in his right shoulder.
3/15/2014 | Dyson, Giavotella make long-distance connections
Small in stature but big in the box score -- that was Jarrod Dyson and Johnny Giavotella on Saturday for the Royals.
3/15/2014 | Shields stays in rhythm against Cubs
If it hadn't been for a ground ball up the middle that second baseman Johnny Giavotella couldn't quite corral, Royals pitcher James Shields might have had six perfect innings on Saturday.
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