3/29/2013 | Ryan pleased with Rangers' spring progress
Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan was willing to talk about his baseball team before Friday's exhibition game at the Alamodome in a brief session with the media, but declined to speak about his uncertain future with the club.
3/29/2013 | Billingsley hurls six-plus innings in Minors game
Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley did not appear limited by his bruised right index finger in a strong outing Friday against Milwaukee's Triple-A affiliate.
3/29/2013 | Short right field featured in Alamodome's first baseball game
Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso's eyes almost couldn't believe the first glimpse of the Alamodome's short right-field dimensions -- 285 feet down the right field line with a 16-foot-high fence
3/29/2013 | Arroyo solid vs. D-backs in final tuneup
Bronson Arroyo allowed one run on seven hits over six innings in his final spring tuneup as the Reds beat the D-backs, 2-1, on Friday night at Chase Field.
3/29/2013 | Crain appears ready after making it 'over the hump'
Reliever Jesse Crain appears poised to make the White Sox Opening Day roster and avoid the disabled list after throwing nine strikes in 11 pitches against the Brewers on Friday night.
3/29/2013 | Teixeira optimistic he'll return in early May
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, out with a partially torn tendon sheath in his right wrist, said before Friday's 4-2 exhibition win over the Nationals that he's been rehabbing and still hopes to return in early May.
3/29/2013 | Texans' Watt joins Astros in batting practice
NFL defensive end J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans stepped into the cage for a little batting practice before Friday night's exhibition game. The Astros noticed Watt wearing Astros gear after one of the Texans' playoff games.
3/29/2013 | O's ink veteran righty Garcia, trade for Proctor
The Orioles added to their pitching depth on Friday, signing starter Freddy Garcia to a Minor League contract and trading for right-handed reliever Scott Proctor.
3/29/2013 | Encarnacion back in lineup at full health
Edwin Encarnacion was back in the Blue Jays' lineup on Friday against the Phillies, showing that he has recovered from an injury to his right index finger.
3/29/2013 | Phillies confident with Halladay as second starter
For all of the positives that have come out of this spring for the Phillies -- the healthy returns of Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, the solid defense at third by Michael Young and the emergence of Domonic Brown -- it's hard not to escape the concern over Roy Halladay.
3/29/2013 | Manuel likely to keep Rollins in leadoff spot
While center fielder Ben Revere was in the leadoff spot in Friday's game against the Blue Jays, Charlie Manuel still likes Jimmy Rollins leading off.
3/29/2013 | Navarro homers as Cubs draw with Astros
Designated hitter Dioner Navarro hit his fifth home run of the spring and starter Edwin Jackson fanned nine as the Cubs managed a 6-6 tie with the Astros on Friday night in an exhibition at Minute Maid Park.
3/29/2013 | Gonzalez, Betancourt fill void at first
After losing three first basemen to injuries, the Brewers will begin the season with a pair of shortstops -- Alex Gonzalez and Yuniesky Betancourt -- filling that role.
3/29/2013 | Arencibia backs Buehrle's strong pitching performance
In the first of two games at Citizens Bank Park in the On-Deck Series, Cliff Lee and Mark Buehrle set the tone in a fast-paced contest, in which the Blue Jays came out on top, 1-0, against the Phillies on Friday.
3/29/2013 | Recent extensions for stars officially signify a trend
With Justin Verlander, Buster Posey and Adam Wainwright agreeing to new contracts that will keep them with their current teams long after they would have been eligible for free agency, there's no doubt the age of teams retaining their stars is upon us.
3/29/2013 | Cards confident with rotation heading into season
After logging six innings in each of his previous two starts, Jake Westbrook closed out his Grapefruit League work with a four-inning performance on Friday.
3/29/2013 | Morneau day to day with back stiffness
Justin Morneau, who was scratched from the Twins' lineup Thursday night after experiencing mild lower back stiffness during his pregame workout, is "day to day," said general manager Terry Ryan.
3/29/2013 | Alomar Jr. has future as big league manager
When Indians general manager Chris Antonetti had to make the decision this past offseason to hire a new manager, the choice came down to Terry Francona or interim manager Sandy Alomar Jr.
3/29/2013 | De Vries' final start cut short by forearm tightness
Cole De Vries continued his outstanding spring Friday by tossing three shutout frames and the versatile Eduardo Escobar drove in three runs in the Twins' 8-3 victory over the Red Sox at Hammond Stadium on Friday afternoon.
3/29/2013 | Fans put Fantasy Baseball Commissioner to the test
The award-winning CBSSports.com Fantasy Baseball Commissioner is a hit with fans, who are able to use its numerous options to best suit their leagues.
3/29/2013 | Santiago, offense pound out win over Brewers
Hector Santiago silenced the Brewers over three innings, striking out five of the nine batters he faced, and the White Sox, led by Adam Dunn's three hits and two RBIs, secured a 7-2 win at Miller Park on Friday night.
3/29/2013 | Guthrie solid as KC knocks four home runs to top Tribe
Make it 25 victories for the Major Leagues' top Cactus League winners, the Royals. Four solo home runs propelled the Royals toward a 5-1 win in their Spring Training finale over the Indians on Friday with a crowd of 6,865 at Surprise Stadium.
3/29/2013 | Harvey caps impressive spring with strong start
The Mets backed Matt Harvey with a four-run fourth inning and went on to beat Jake Westbrook and the Cardinals, 7-2, on Friday afternoon at Tradition Field.
3/29/2013 | Pettitte works six strong in final spring start
Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte threw six strong innings as New York defeated Washington, 4-2, at Nationals Park on Friday. Pettitte gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits, striking out six and walking none.
3/29/2013 | Final outing helps Rodriguez make Nats' roster
The Nationals settled on their 25-man roster for Monday's 1:05 p.m. ET regular-season opener against the Marlins after reliever Henry Rodriguez locked down the final spot with a strong performance in Friday afternoon's 4-2 exhibition loss to the Yankees.
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