2/27/2013 | Marlins disappointed at missing out on '15 ASG
From March 12-16, Marlins Park will host World Baseball Classic second-round games. The club was once hopeful that the Classic would be the first of many major baseball events in the new building.
2/27/2013 | Yelich's fluid play drawing praise from Redmond
In his first big league camp, Christian Yelich is getting a taste of what it takes to reach the next level.
2/27/2013 | Castro sharp, Konerko goes deep in White Sox win
Right-handed pitching prospect Simon Castro looked strong in his spring debut, allowing one hit and striking out three over three innings , as the White Sox dumped the Rangers, 8-4, on Wednesday in Glendale, Ariz. Paul Konerko hit his first Cactus League homer, a two-run shot.
2/27/2013 | Cano doesn't foresee power outage in Bronx
There has been a general agreement around the Yankees' offices that their lineup is going to hit fewer home runs and won't score as often this season. In Robinson Cano's mind, however, the expectations have not changed one bit.
2/27/2013 | Taking precaution, Melvin gives Young extra rest
A's outfielder Chris Young, initially penciled into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres, will instead remain a spectator as manager Bob Melvin wants "to make sure he's 100 percent."
2/27/2013 | Cardinals pour it on in road win over Mets
Zack Wheeler's oblique injury may have spoiled a showdown between the top prospect and Carlos Beltran, but it did not spoil Beltran's return to Tradition Field.
2/27/2013 | Mets ban d'Arnaud from home-plate collisions
Even if Major League Baseball bans home-plate collisions, it will not have much of an immediate impact upon Travis d'Arnaud. The Mets have already decided to forbid their young catcher from standing his ground at home plate, much as the Giants did after Buster Posey returned from injury.
2/27/2013 | Step by step, Peralta working on his range
Jhonny Peralta's slimmed-down physique is expected to be the key to getting some of his range back at shortstop. To infield coach Rafael Belliard, it's the first step.
2/27/2013 | Intentions, solutions collide in standstill
Collisions at the plate. They've long been part of the game, but has the time come for them to be more closely regulated?
2/27/2013 | Wright ready to set example for younger teammates
It wasn't that long ago that Astros relief pitcher Wesley Wright was one of the young guys, just another name in a row of lockers.
2/27/2013 | Revere ready for role as Phillies leading man?
Charlie Manuel has been poked and prodded about his Opening Day lineup since the Phillies opened camp last month. But most questions have involved Jimmy Rollins and Ben Revere. Namely, would Manuel hit Revere first to take advantage of Rollins' power lower in the lineup?
2/27/2013 | Colabello taking road less traveled to make Twins
While Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau took the usual route to the big leagues -- they were taken in the First-Year Player Draft and made their way up through the Minor Leagues -- Chris Colabello's road has been an untraditional one to say the least.
2/27/2013 | Pearce's big day at plate leads O's past Yanks
Orioles left fielder Steve Pearce drove in three runs on Wednesday, leading Baltimore to a 10-7 Grapefruit League victory over the Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
2/27/2013 | Lessons learned in Cole's first game action
Gerrit Cole, the Pirates' top pitching prospect, saw his first game action on Wednesday, learning some valuable lessons about life in the big leagues.
2/27/2013 | Vazquez won't pitch in Classic, will sit out 2013
Veteran pitcher Javier Vazquez will not pitch for his native Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic, and the right-hander might not return to the Majors, according to reports.
2/27/2013 | Rays take glass half-full approach with Beckham
Evaluating Tim Beckham can be complicated. Perhaps the best method for examining the No. 1 overall pick of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft is to take one of the following approaches: glass half-full or glass half-empty.
2/27/2013 | Niemann, Hellickson have solid outings
Jeff Niemann and Jeremy Hellickson combined for 2 2/3 scoreless innings in the Rays' 8-2 victory over the Pirates on Wednesday.
2/27/2013 | Burns stepping forward in Rangers' bullpen
There is still a month to go before Opening Day, but this is the time of the spring when pitching-staff candidates jockey for position and time on the mound, and Cory Burns is elbowing his way to the front of the line in the Rangers' bullpen.
2/27/2013 | Venezuela will lean on D-backs trio in Classic
Miguel Montero, Martin Prado and Gerardo Parra will leave D-backs camp next week to join Team Venezuela in Puerto Rico for the World Baseball Classic.
2/27/2013 | Mets scratch Wheeler following oblique injury
A routine batting practice session Wednesday morning turned into something more troubling for Mets top prospect Zack Wheeler, who strained a right oblique muscle during hitting drills.
2/27/2013 | Fan Cave will have international flavor during Classic
Just 45 blocks downtown from the United Nations, MLB on Wednesday introduced the contestants for "MLB Fan Cave: World Baseball Classic Edition." The 16 Cave Dwellers will watch every game of the Classic until their team is eliminated.
2/27/2013 | Without doubt, Jeter in a class by himself
For one of the few times in baseball history -- and perhaps, ever -- somebody holds the undisputed role of baseball's Most Revered Player -- Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.
2/26/2013 | With assist from Koufax, Beckett starts off strong
A decade after working with Sandy Koufax as a young phenom, Josh Beckett is trying to recapture some of the magic that followed those sessions, and he credited Koufax after throwing two scoreless innings with three strikeouts against the Giants on Tuesday in his first Dodgers spring game.
2/26/2013 | Lefty Danks nears recovery milestone
For White Sox left-hander John Danks, Monday's start at Camelback Ranch against the Giants quite possibly could be his biggest trip to the mound in the last two years.
2/26/2013 | Revere, Young helping each other's transition
Ben Revere and Delmon Young have different personalities, but both have adjusted well to their new Phillies teammates -- which each other's help.
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