3/13/2014 | Wilson bounces back after ailment changes routine
Whatever undisclosed ailment kept Brian Wilson from pitching in Wednesday's exhibition game didn't keep him from appearing healthy while throwing in the bullpen on Thursday morning.
3/13/2014 | Marisnick leads Marlins' offense behind Turner
Jake Marisnick doubled in two runs and scored another as the Marlins roughed up Drew Smyly, sending Miami to a 4-2 win over Detroit on Thursday afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium.
3/13/2014 | Bianchi, Gennett help their cause with RBI doubles
Jeff Bianchi had a two-run double and pitcher Marco Estrada threw 5 2/3 shutout innings as the Brewers defeated the Padres, 8-0, Thursday at the Peoria Sports Complex.
3/13/2014 | View from Studio 3: Hanigan key for rotation
The Tampa Bay Rays will be a factor in October as long as Ryan Hanigan's hard work with his starters pays off.
3/13/2014 | Tejada's spring struggles continue at shortstop
To shift the narrative away from Stephen Drew, Nick Franklin, or any other shortstop the Mets might summon from outside the organization, Ruben Tejada must play at a high level this spring.
3/13/2014 | Wright makes rare road Spring Training start
A rare sight unfolded in the Tradition Field clubhouse early Thursday morning. David Wright, the longest-tenured Met, sat at his locker packing a bag for the team's 70-minute bus ride to Viera, Fla.
3/13/2014 | Lucas leaves early with hamstring strain
The Marlins added some infield depth for this season, and right now they need it. Ed Lucas, who started at second base on Thursday against the Tigers, was replaced in the bottom of the fourth inning with a strained left hamstring.
3/13/2014 | Correa, Singleton flash power against Jays
Carlos Correa and Jon Singleton hit back-to-back homers in the top of the third inning, and Correa added a two-run shot in the eighth inning as the Astros defeated the Blue Jays, 7-5, on Thursday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
3/13/2014 | Tommy John surgery a success for Sano
Twins top prospect Miguel Sano underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Wednesday, assistant general manager Rob Antony said Thursday.
3/13/2014 | Max effort suits ever-evolving Scherzer well
If you'd seen Max Scherzer pitch back in his first days in the big leagues, you might not recognize him now. He was really good then. He's flirting with greatness now.
3/13/2014 | Hoes embracing new chance in Houston
Traded across the field by his hometown team, L.J. Hoes has embraced his new chance in Houston.
3/13/2014 | Giambi has broken rib, likely to miss opener
Jason Giambi, no longer the MVP-caliber player he once was but ever a presence in the Indians' clubhouse, learned Thursday that he has a broken rib and will likely be sidelined beyond Opening Day.
3/13/2014 | Romero's road to redemption smooth so far
There's still an awful lot of work that needs to be done, but left-hander Ricky Romero finally appears to be heading in the right direction.
3/13/2014 | Sands, Moore stand out with impressive hitting
Jerry Sands and Jeremy Moore have used their bats to get noticed this spring. Sands is an infielder/outfielder the Rays claimed off waivers from the Pirates, and Moore is an outfielder signed as a Minor League free agent.
3/13/2014 | Rays now have three candidates for fifth-starter spot
Nathan Karns was sent to Minor League camp Thursday, so the candidates still in the hunt for the final spot in the rotation are Jake Odorizzi, Erik Bedard and Cesar Ramos.
3/13/2014 | Maddon, Rays continue to support Upton
The Rays travel to Kissimmee, Fla., to play the Braves on Friday, which should allow them to pay a visit to B.J. Upton, who played eight seasons for Tampa Bay. Manager Joe Maddon noted that Upton remains beloved in the Rays' camp.
3/13/2014 | Simmons given rare start at DH for Braves
When the Braves took the field for the bottom half of the first inning of Thursday afternoon's game, Andrelton Simmons didn't know what to do: He was penciled in at designated hitter, a position he said he hadn't played in at least two years.
3/13/2014 | Brentz, Cecchini, Ranaudo among first cuts
In their first batch of spring cuts, the Red Sox sent several of their top prospects back to the Minor Leagues. But whether it was the solid plate approach from Bryce Brentz and Garin Cecchini or the impressive arsenal displayed by pitchers like Anthony Ranaudo, there was a lot to like. And a lot to build on.
3/13/2014 | Farrell hopes to keep Workman in one role
One of the most valuable things about righty Brandon Workman is that he already proved last year he can be effective in the Major Leagues as a starter and a reliever. That said, manager John Farrell thinks it would be best if the organization could find one role for him this year, and keep him there.
3/13/2014 | Healthy Pedroia showing more pop at plate
Forget about the .105 batting average Dustin Pedroia took into Thursday's game against the Twins. The key is that he is fully recovered from the left thumb surgery he underwent Nov. 13.
3/13/2014 | M. Gonzalez looks to prove he can help 'pen
Nationals left-hander Michael Gonzalez has never believed that he needs six weeks of Spring Training to get ready for a season. That's good, because the veteran reliever doesn't have that much time this year.
3/13/2014 | Moore rebounds in Rays' dominant pitching effort
Tampa Bay put together a 4-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park, riding the strong left arm of Matt Moore in a bounce-back start.
3/13/2014 | Bloomquist, McClendon conjur AFL memories
While most Mariners players are just getting to know Lloyd McClendon for the first time this spring, the new skipper goes way back with utility man Willie Bloomquist.
3/13/2014 | Nationals make third round of cuts to spring roster
The Nationals had their third round of cuts on Thursday, optioning outfielder Michael Taylor and left-hander Matt Purke to Double-A Harrisburg and reassigning pitchers Clay Hensley, Josh Roenicke, Daniel Stange and Danny Rosenbaum to Minor League camp.
3/13/2014 | Harper, Desmond deal with cold; Zim still feeling sore
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and shortstop Ian Desmond came down with chest colds, according to Matt Williams. Harper was in Thursday's lineup against the Mets, while Desmond was sent home.
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