3/28/2014 | Bochy to reveal final roster cuts Saturday
The Giants entered Friday with a 29-man spring roster. Two of the subtractions are obvious, as Marco Scutaro (back) and Jeremy Affeldt (right knee) will go on the disabled list. With Scutaro sidelined, infielder Brandon Hicks likely will earn an Opening Day roster spot.
3/28/2014 | Indians to celebrate Progressive Field during opener
When the Indians take on the Twins in Friday's home opener, it will mark the 20th anniversary of the first game at Progressive Field. Cleveland plans on celebrating that moment as part of its Opening Week festivities.
3/28/2014 | Ailing Kershaw takes 'little step forward'
Inactive for the past couple of days, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw again snapped into motion Friday, taking a small step forward in the wake of a sore upper back/arm with a simple game of catch. Manager Don Mattingly called it a "little step forward" for the left-hander.
3/28/2014 | Kemp may return for Dodgers' home opener
The Dodgers' home opener against the Giants on April 4 could double as a homecoming of sorts, and not only because that may be Clayton Kershaw's first regular-season appearance on the mainland: There is a good chance it also will mean the return of Matt Kemp.
3/28/2014 | Beckett appears to have stranglehold on rotation spot
Given their spate of early season off-days, the Dodgers will not need a fifth starter until April 19. And when that day comes, a familiar face appears ready to step back into the rotation: Josh Beckett.
3/28/2014 | Dodgers in favor of harsher PED penalties
Count the Dodgers in favor of the harsher performance-enhancing drug penalties announced earlier Friday by the Commissioner's Office.
3/28/2014 | Indians won't rush Bourn; Giambi improving
The Indians plan on being cautious with Michael Bourn's comeback from his left hamstring injury, making it unlikely that the center fielder will return from the disabled when he first becomes eligible. Veteran Jason Giambi continues to progress in his comeback from a fractured rib in his right side.
3/28/2014 | Marlins take no-no into eighth, but bats silenced
Kevin Slowey tossed three perfect innings as the Marlins took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, but the offense struck out 14 times against Yankees pitching and fell, 3-0, on Friday.
3/28/2014 | Ten-aka: Masahiro dominant as Yanks blank Marlins
As Spring Training draws to a close, Hiroki Kuroda and Masahiro Tanaka gave the Yankees more reason to feel good about their rotation, pitching New York to a 3-0 victory over the Marlins on Friday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
3/28/2014 | Pirates blank Phillies, while Walker leads offense
Charlie Morton threw the first three innings of a three-hit shutout and Neil Walker had three hits and an RBI to lead the Pirates past the Phillies, 3-0, on Friday night in the On-Deck Series at Citizens Bank Park.
3/28/2014 | Wilson proud of MLB's harsher PED penalties
Left-handed pitcher C.J. Wilson, the Angels' Major League Baseball Players Association representative, reacted strongly and positively Friday to MLB's enhanced drug-program agreement.
3/28/2014 | Tribe trio applauds drug program changes
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association jointly announced a series of changes to the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program on Friday. Many players inside Cleveland's clubhouse were pleased to hear the news.
3/28/2014 | Reds' exhibition rained out in Pensacola
Mike Leake was scheduled to get some final work in for the regular season vs. Double-A Pensacola on Friday, but after a series of rain delays, the game was ultimately called.
3/28/2014 | Montreal pays loving tribute to Carter
Before Olympic Stadium hosted its first baseball game in nearly a decade, a contest between the Mets and the Blue Jays, the city of Montreal took time to honor one of the best players in Canadian history. The wife and daughter of Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter took the field to a standing ovation on Friday night at Olympic Stadium, where Carter played the first 11 years and the final season of his 19-year career.
3/28/2014 | Advanced stats shift game's internal dialogue
Gone are the days when a high batting average signaled a great player -- now, it's WAR. And among the fans of baseball's advanced metrics is A's outfielder Sam Fuld.
3/28/2014 | Villanueva named Cubs' fifth starter
The Cubs named Carlos Villanueva as the fifth starter for now, which means lefty Chris Rusin is headed to Triple-A Iowa. But Villanueva knows his job could be temporary as the team waits for right-hander Jake Arrieta to get healthy.
3/28/2014 | Cubs still looking to finalize bullpen roles
The Cubs' rotation is set. The bullpen is still being evaluated.
3/28/2014 | Castro expects to be in Opening Day lineup
Starlin Castro will be in the Cubs' Opening Day lineup on Monday. Just ask the Cubs' shortstop. "I'm there," Castro said Friday. "Of course."
3/28/2014 | Veras wearing look of winner as Cubs closer
Cubs closer Jose Veras can't wait for the season to start. He really likes how the Cubs look.
3/28/2014 | Corbin coming to terms with season-ending injury
Back with the team on Friday at Chase Field sporting an immobilizing sling following his Tuesday operation in Florida, Patrick Corbin was decidedly more at peace with his situation, although that didn't do much to alleviate his disappointment.
3/28/2014 | Ziegler pleased with changes to drug program
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced on Friday significant enhancements to the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, and one D-backs player had a sizable involvement in the process of making the changes a reality.
3/28/2014 | Renfroe revisiting college experience vs. Indians
Outfielder Hunter Renfroe, the Padres' first-round pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, isn't so far removed from his college days that he couldn't appreciate Friday's exhibition game against the Indians at Fowler Park on the campus of the University of San Diego.
3/28/2014 | Angels facing tough roster decisions
The Angels face some especially tough final roster decisions this year because of the abundance of positive contributors during Spring Training. They are likely to pick two players between Ian Stewart, Grant Green, J.B. Shuck and Collin Cowgill.
3/28/2014 | Trout sits penultimate spring game with the flu
Center fielder Mike Trout was not in the Angels' lineup against the Dodgers on Friday night because of the flu. Manager Mike Scioscia is optimistic he'll be OK for Monday's Opening Day against the Mariners.
3/28/2014 | Roach surprises himself, makes Padres as reliever
Donn Roach headed into Spring Training thinking he'd end up in Triple-A, but Padres manager Bud Black informed him on Friday that he made the big league club as a reliever.
More Results >