3/29/2014 | Giants healthy, motivated entering regular season
With a downpour that caused a cancellation and sewage problems at the Coliseum, the Giants and A's had an unceremonious end to Spring Training on Saturday.
3/29/2014 | Notes: Royals may be game's next feel-good story
A year ago, Pittsburgh was baseball's feel-good story, ending a two-decade drought by enjoying not only its first winning season in two decades, but also its first postseason appearance since 1992. Next? Try the Kansas City Royals.
3/29/2014 | Victorino to get MRI; Opening Day status unknown
Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino will undergo an MRI on his right hamstring in Boston and it's unknown if he'll be ready for Opening Day.
3/29/2014 | Porter to host pair of Opening Day breakfasts
Astros manager Bo Porter will host two Opening Day breakfasts at Vic and Anthony's across the street from Minute Maid Park, both of which will benefit his SELF Foundation.
3/29/2014 | Rangers-Astros Big League Weekend meaningful to Ryan
The inaugural Big League Weekend in 2013 featured two games between the Rangers and the Padres, with the tie being that San Diego's Double-A team is located in San Antonio. This year's series between the two Texas franchises made the event a little more special for a lot of native Texans, including one of the Lone Star State's most decorated athletes -- Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan.
3/29/2014 | Trembley enjoys chance to manage against Rangers
Bench coach Dave Trembley, who managed the Astros for the second game in San Antonio while skipper Bo Porter traveled with the rest of the club to Houston, was looking forward to the young prospects having the opportunity to face Rangers veteran lefty Joe Saunders.
3/29/2014 | Keuchel feels good about his final tuneup
In his final tune-up before the regular season begins, left-hander Dallas Keuchel was pleased with how he felt after pitching 4 1/3 innings against the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
3/29/2014 | Peavy ends Spring Training with strong outing
It was an eventful Spring Training for Jake Peavy, who was limited to just three Grapefruit League starts. The right-hander was delayed early in camp by irritation on his right middle finger and then an accident with a fishing knife on March 1 left him with a gash on his left index finger.
3/29/2014 | 1994 Expos celebrated at Olympic Stadium
With the Montreal Expos consigned to baseball's historical archives, the fate of the 1994 team that fashioned the best record in baseball at the time of the players' strike remains one of the all-time great what-ifs. Members from that team were honoured in a ceremony at Olympic Stadium on Saturday prior to the game between the Mets and Blue Jays.
3/29/2014 | Trout already setting the bar at young age
Mike Trout is the best baseball player on earth. In the end, it's not one bit more complicated than that. And he will continue to get better. That's maybe the most amazing part.
3/29/2014 | Nationals celebrate opening of youth baseball academy
The dream has come true for the Nationals and many kids in the D.C. area, as the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy had its official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday in Fort Dupont Park.
3/29/2014 | Kahnle a surprise addition to final roster
The Rockies officially announced their 25-man roster Saturday, a list that includes pitcher Tommy Kahnle.
3/29/2014 | Dodgers ahead of game on Opening Night vs. Padres
Opening Night for the Padres at Petco Park comes with an unusual twist. Their familiar rivals to the north, the Dodgers, already have a lead in the NL West after taking a two-game series against the D-backs in Australia.
3/29/2014 | Tigers-Nats exhibition game cancelled
The Tigers-Nationals exhibition game that had been set for Saturday was cancelled because of rain and inclement weather; it won't be rescheduled.
3/29/2014 | Ignoring chatter helped Hamilton to stellar spring
Billy Hamilton was the subject of a flurry of stories at the beginning of camp, but the attention didn't affect him. "You can't go on what people say," said Hamilton. "I just came in and tried to get better. I don't listen to what people say. I just came out here to learn."
3/29/2014 | Ludwick feeling healthy as camp closes
By the official calendar, the anniversary still is a few days away, but by the method with which baseball marks time, Monday is the one-year anniversary of the injury that cost Ryan Ludwick virtually the entire 2013 season.
3/29/2014 | Bell, Bernadina, Barnhart, Soto to break with Reds
Bryan Price revealed Saturday that two non-roster players -- right-handed pitcher Trevor Bell and outfielder Roger Bernadina -- had earned spots on the Reds, along with Tucker Barnhart and Neftali Soto.
3/29/2014 | Quentin heads to DL; Nady, Medica on roster
Carlos Quentin will open the season on the disabled list with a bruised left knee, and Kyle Blanks will start the year at Triple-A El Paso, the Padres confirmed Saturday as they finalized their roster. Those moves cleared room for veteran Xavier Nady and youngster Tommy Medica.
3/29/2014 | Solarte makes team; Yankees option Nunez
Yangervis Solarte found a seat inside his clubhouse locker and pointed to the goosebumps running up and down his arms. The infielder was just told that he had made the Yankees' Opening Day roster, and he still was in a state of disbelief.
3/29/2014 | Making the roster an emotional moment for Romero
Stefen Romero learned that he was part of the Mariners' 25-man roster and the 25-year-old outfielder suddenly felt a flood of emotions as one of his lifelong goals was realized.
3/29/2014 | Gwynn Jr. excited to tell father after making Phillies
Tony Gwynn Jr. is back in the big leagues for the first time since 2012 after making the Phillies' Opening Day roster on Saturday. He can't wait to share the good news with his father, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn.
3/29/2014 | All base hits an extra for catcher Gomes
Heading into this year, catcher Yan Gomes has focused on leading the Indians' pitchers, embracing the idea that his offense is secondary.
3/29/2014 | Exhibition series is homecoming for Wolters
Tony Wolters did not expect to be joining the Indians during their trip to San Diego this weekend, but the Southern California native was able to make the journey back near home to play in two exhibition games.
3/29/2014 | Indians add Lowe to Minor League bullpen
The Indians added experience to their bullpen depth on Saturday, reaching an agreement with free-agent reliever Mark Lowe on a Minor League contract.
3/29/2014 | Leake, Bailey solid in final spring tuneups
Two pitchers who had mild injury issues in Spring Training, right-handers Mike Leake and Homer Bailey, faced each other on Saturday in the Reds' final exhibition game of the spring, a 5-1/2 inning matchup against Triple-A Louisville at Slugger Field.
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