3/18/2013 | J. Upton hits two moonshots in win over Phillies
Justin Upton's two home runs helped the Braves overcome Kris Medlen's shaky start and claim a 17-10 win over the Phillies in a slugfest at Champion Stadium on Monday afternoon.
3/18/2013 | After breather, Giants set to kick into full gear
Ailing Giants must prove they can be ready for Opening Day, or they'll start the season on the disabled list. Aspiring ones are fighting for their Major League lives.
3/18/2013 | Maddon's wife to help pet charity in cross-country trek
While manager Joe Maddon prepares the Rays for the 2013 season, his wife, Jaye, and her two sons, will be driving an RV from Long Beach, Calif., to Tampa, Fla., transporting their two dogs and raising money for the Pet-Pal Animal Shelter.
3/18/2013 | Ichiro at home with Yanks, adjusting to Florida
After years of spending his months of March in Arizona with the Mariners, Ichiro Suzuki has been finding his way through an eventful first full season with the Yankees.
3/18/2013 | Nationals release veteran catcher Snyder
The Nationals granted catcher Chris Snyder his unconditional release Monday. Soon thereafter, Snyder signed a Minor League deal with the Angels.
3/18/2013 | Berry has recurrence of left knee tendinitis
While the Tigers headed into the next-to-last week of camp Monday with a trek across the state to face the Nationals, Quintin Berry was back in Lakeland receiving treatment on his left knee for a recurrence of patellar tendinitis.
3/18/2013 | Crafty Smyly holds value as part of Tigers' staff
Being around the Tigers' spring camp, one could sense the competition for the fifth-starter role between right-hander Rick Porcello and left-hander Drew Smyly.
3/18/2013 | Star on the field, Posey a class act off it
Earnest, accessible, humble, Buster Posey is everything we ideally want from our superstar athletes.
3/18/2013 | Pirates trim spring roster by six, including Cole
Gerrit Cole was among six players cut by the Pirates from their Major League camp on Monday morning. Reassigned to Minor League camp along with Cole were fellow pitchers Brooks Brown, Kris Johnson and Kyle Waldrop, and catcher Ali Solis. Right-hander Phil Irwin was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.
3/18/2013 | In Team Japan's case, ballpark required adjustments
Before Japan's run of World Baseball Classic dominance came to an end Sunday night at AT&T Park, manager Koji Yamamoto said he didn't instruct his hitters to change their approach in a ballpark that yielded the fewest home runs in the 2012 Major League Baseball season.
3/18/2013 | Cuban prospect Fernandez displaying perseverance
Marlins prospect Jose Fernandez overcame tough circumstances to defect to the United States from Cuba. Now, the righty doesn't just want to make the Majors, he expects to make it, and succeed.
3/18/2013 | The Week Ahead: Classic king to be crowned
By Wednesday, we'll have a new World Baseball Classic champion, and then the focus will shift back to the Cactus League and the Grapefruit League, as players and teams try to round into regular-season shape before Opening Day.
3/18/2013 | Puerto Rico leans on pitching to reach title game
Six Puerto Rico pitchers combined to shut down a high-powered Japanese offense in a World Baseball Classic semifinal Sunday night.
3/17/2013 | Classic moment: Rios' homer pushes PR to final
Alex Rios busted out of his World Baseball Classic slump in a big way on Sunday night, lifting Puerto Rico to the final on Tuesday.
3/17/2013 | Despite early injury exit, Santiago nets win for PR
Puerto Rico right-hander Mario Santiago left Sunday night's World Baseball Classic semifinal victory over Japan with tightness in his right forearm.
3/17/2013 | Cuban pitcher Pedroso killed in traffic accident
Cuban pitcher Yadier Pedroso was killed in a traffic accident on Friday. The 26-year-old right-hander participated in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
3/17/2013 | Gillespie impresses with walk-off home run
Cole Gillespie improved his chances of sticking with the Giants by roping Danny Rosenbaum's 3-2 pitch over the left-center field barrier to conclude a four-run ninth-inning rally on Sunday.
3/17/2013 | Hammel disappointed in Sunday's performance
With a little less than two weeks left of camp, right-hander Jason Hammel completed his longest outing of the spring. Despite throwing one more pitch than the predetermined allotment, he was not pleased with much of anything about Sunday's performance.
3/17/2013 | Russell a proud papa after son records hit
Bench coach John Russell managed the O's split-squad game against the Phillies on Sunday, and saw his son, Steel, get into the game and get a hit.
3/17/2013 | Pearce continues powerful spring campaign
Steve Pearce continues to showcase himself this spring, hitting his fourth home run of the spring in the Orioles' split-squad game against the Phillies on Sunday.
3/17/2013 | Baseball icons help open Championship Round
The opening ceremony for the World Baseball Classic Championship Round in San Francisco was a colorful display of international pride as the national teams from Puerto Rico and Japan met in the first semifinal contest Sunday evening.
3/17/2013 | Lincecum settles in after rough start vs. Rox
Giants ace Tim Lincecum was at ease. He had every reason to feel content after facing the Colorado Rockies, whom he limited to two runs and three hits in four innings on Sunday.
3/17/2013 | Sandoval dealing with discomfort in right elbow
Pablo Sandoval was scratched from Sunday's lineup against the Rockies when he felt numbness in his fingers while playing catch. He said that he initially felt pain during Saturday's Cactus League game against Cincinnati.
3/17/2013 | Chacin looks to stay aggressive moving forward
Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin theorizes that when the regular season starts and he's using all of his pitches, rather than limiting himself the way he did on Sunday, the aggressive strategy will pay dividends.
3/17/2013 | A's cut seven from roster
The A's are down to 38 players in camp after making seven cuts on Sunday. Infielder Grant Green and outfielder Michael Taylor were optioned to Triple-A Sacramento following Sunday's game against the Cubs, and outfielder Michael Choice, infielders Scott Moore and Darwin Perez, catcher David Freitas and reliever Brian Gordon -- all non-roster invitees -- were reassigned to Minor League camp.
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