3/15/2014 | Colon, Collins not concerned about homers
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo blasted two homers off Bartolo Colon in Saturday's exhibition at Cashman Field, accounting for nearly all of the damage against him in the game, but neither Colon nor manager Terry Collins were concerned.
3/15/2014 | Davis, Duda on track to resume first-base battle
First basemen Ike Davis and Lucas Duda continued inching forward in their rehab programs Saturday, participating in Minor League games at Port St. Lucie, Fla.
3/15/2014 | Forearm stiffness ends Corbin's last spring start
D-backs left-hander Patrick Corbin left Saturday's game in the seventh inning with forearm stiffness, leaving Goodyear Ballpark immediately thereafter to be examined by team medical personnel.
3/15/2014 | Farrell: Bradley Jr. still the favorite in center
Though Grady Sizemore has impressed everyone with his camp thus far, manager John Farrell indicated on Saturday that Jackie Bradley Jr. is still the favorite to be the team's Opening Day center fielder.
3/15/2014 | Cherington: Prospect Denney off field 'for a while'
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Saturday that the club is putting together a program for prospect Jon Denney that will keep the catcher away from the baseball field for a while, following an incident in which he was arrested for earlier this week.
3/15/2014 | Adams close to return after second 'pen session
Reliever Mike Adams moved another step closer to game action on Saturday, successfully completing his second live bullpen session.
3/15/2014 | Playing in Vegas has pros, cons for Mets
With nearly a dozen Las Vegas 51s players and alumni on the traveling roster, the Mets were keenly aware of the dilemma that Las Vegas creates for them on an annual basis.
3/15/2014 | Scoreless effort latest in Schlereth's pristine spring
In six spring outings of one inning each, tied for the team high on the Pirates, Daniel Schlereth has allowed five hits and no runs, with six strikeouts.
3/15/2014 | Bucs take 'wait-and-see' approach with Dickerson
It is safe to say that Clint Hurdle is having a difficult time making up his mind on Chris Dickerson, one of the left-handed-hitting challengers for an outfield job.
3/15/2014 | Infielder Greene may begin season in Atlanta
With Tyler Pastornicky's surgically-repaired left knee still not strong enough for him to play in Grapefruit League games, Tyler Greene has emerged as a favorite to open the season on Atlanta's roster.
3/15/2014 | Final bullpen spots up in air due to injuries
With Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy seemingly destined to undergo season-ending elbow surgery, the Braves have obviously been forced to alter their rotation plans. But these injuries have also made it harder to project who might fill the final available spots in the bullpen.
3/15/2014 | 'Happy' with start, Volquez focused on command
After three rough outings, Edinson Volquez needed a sharp showing in his Saturday start against the Rays, just to give everyone a little breathing room. He finally got it, at the end of his 3 1/3-innings outing.
3/15/2014 | Crawford, Haren set to skip trip to Australia
Barring injury or any other last minute extenuating circumstances, outfielder Carl Crawford and pitcher Dan Haren will not make the trip to Australia, while Paul Maholm will serve as the Dodgers' extra starter.
3/15/2014 | Nuno works on secondary pitches against O's
Yankees left-hander Vidal Nuno mixed things up a bit against the Orioles on Saturday, cutting back on his fastball and throwing more offspeed pitches, but he continued to get results as he competes for the fifth spot in the rotation. Nuno allowed one hit and a walk and struck out three Orioles hitters in four scoreless innings of work.
3/15/2014 | Kelly's work at the plate pays dividends
A challenge was issued for Cardinals pitchers to take better at-bats and make more productive outs, and extra hitting sessions were added into the early workout schedule to start that process. Joe Kelly showed the effectiveness of those sessions with a 3-for-3 game on Sunday.
3/15/2014 | Beckham out at least one week with strained oblique
White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham has a strained left oblique and will have no baseball activity for seven days, with just two weeks remaining in Spring Training.
3/15/2014 | Tulo looking to return soon from calf injury
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki tested his injured left calf in the batting cage Saturday morning and said he expects to return soon. He wasn't in the lineup Saturday against the Angels.
3/15/2014 | Prospects Butler, Gray depart with minds full
Rockies top pitching prospects Eddie Butler and Jon Gray demonstrated the high-end talent that has the club excited. Now they must apply what they learned in Major League camp so they can help the big club sooner than later.
3/15/2014 | Against the odds, Lyles a rotation candidate
Right-hander Jordan Lyles has gone from a long shot to a prime candidate for a spot in the Rockies' season-opening starting rotation.
3/15/2014 | A year wiser, Bettis making major strides
The Rockies let right-handed pitching prospect Chad Bettis display his arm last year. But Bettis is showing his knowledge this spring, and the result could make the final roster choices difficult.
3/15/2014 | Dickerson solidifying chances at roster spot
Rockies outfield hopeful Corey Dickerson made his candidacy for a roster spot and starts more serious Saturday, when he made his first start in center field.
3/15/2014 | Big league managerial ranks lacking hurlers
Fewer former big league pitchers have been given a chance to manage than any other position. There have been 48 former big league pitchers given a chance to manage, including current managers John Farrell in Boston and Bud Black in San Diego, according to Stats LLC.
3/15/2014 | Kinsler's first spring blasts lead Tigers' rampage
Ian Kinsler hit his first two homers of the spring, as the Tigers hammered the Astros, 14-3, on Saturday at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla.
3/15/2014 | Fernandez faces adversity for first time this spring
At some point, it was inevitable Jose Fernandez would struggle in an outing and actually give up a run. It happened in the third inning on Saturday afternoon in the Marlins' 2-1 loss to the Nationals at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/15/2014 | Yankees easing Tanaka into new schedule
Masahiro Tanaka is preparing for his start Sunday against the Braves at George M. Steinbrenner Field, but Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild dropped a few hints Saturday that may indicate when Tanaka will make his Major League debut.
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