3/13/2013 | Rendon not letting up in red-hot spring
Anthony Rendon continued his torrid Grapefruit League play by going 4-for-5 including the game-winning home run in the eighth inning of Washington's 9-7 split-squad win over the Astros at Osceola County Stadium on Wednesday.
3/13/2013 | Brewers, Gomez agree on three-year extension
The Brewers and Carlos Gomez agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2016 season that covers his first three years of free agency.
3/13/2013 | Roster spot for Kelly depends on versatility
The Tigers released Brennan Boesch on Wednesday because they didn't have room for another left-handed-hitting outfielder with Andy Dirks starting in left field. That doesn't mean they don't have room for another left-handed hitter who can play the outfield -- so long as he can also play the infield. Don Kelly fits the bill.
3/13/2013 | Burnett upset with himself after rough spring debut
Sean Burnett, the formidable reliever signed to a two-year deal this offseason, had been lying in the weeds all spring, pushed to the background because the Ryan Madson signing was a bigger deal and because a non-threatening back injury sidelined him. To many, he's still a bit of a mystery.
3/13/2013 | Choo earns widespread respect in move to Cincinnati
Shin-Soo Choo has emphasized the importance of teammates and getting to know the men who play beside you, and that attitude defines the new Reds' outfielder and is the reason he is so respected around baseball. Going into his first year with the team, he has already displayed his eagerness to make the transitions that may be tough to handle.
3/13/2013 | Watching Wright in Classic, Mets like what they see
David Wright already appears primed for the regular season, batting .438 with one home run and a 1.276 OPS over his first four World Baseball Classic games. Back in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Wright's teammates have taken note.
3/13/2013 | Pressure easing off Kipnis in 2013
Jason Kipnis is already having fun this spring, and the presence of more proven players should help take the pressure off him this season.
3/13/2013 | Tulo's two RBIs back strong De La Rosa vs. Cubs
Troy Tulowitzki had two hits, including an RBI double, and added a sacrifice fly to lift the Rockies to a 2-0 victory Wednesday against the Cubs.
3/13/2013 | Markakis optimistic he'll be ready for Opening Day
Nick Markakis, who has a small herniated disk, will be sidelined at least another seven to 10 days and remains optimistic that he will be ready when the regular season starts next month.
3/13/2013 | Yankees top Phillies in Pettitte's spring debut
Derek Jeter returned to shortstop for the first time since last year's American League Championship Series, Andy Pettitte pitched three-plus innings in his spring debut and the Yankees defeated the Phillies, 6-2, on Wednesday.
3/13/2013 | Jeter's first field trip of spring a success
Derek Jeter had some jitters on Wednesday on the field, but he is happy his ankle has passed every test.
3/13/2013 | Everything old is new again for dominant Rivera
Things are beginning to feel normal again for closer Mariano Rivera, who is having little difficulty sliding back into his dominant routine.
3/13/2013 | Dubee insists no reason to worry about Doc
There understandably are skeptics following Roy Halladay's performance vs. the Tigers on Tuesday, but pitching coach Rich Dubee isn't one of them.
3/13/2013 | Cabrera returns to Indians after stint with Venezuela
Asdrubal Cabrera returned to the clubhouse and the starting lineup for the Indians on Wednesday, following Venezuela's exit from the World Baseball Classic.
3/13/2013 | Dodgers hope plasma injection benefits Greinke
The Dodgers are hoping the platelet-rich plasma injection that seemed to help Chad Billingsley and Takashi Saito in the past will benefit Zack Greinke's sore elbow.
3/13/2013 | Garza resumes throwing, targets April-May return
Cubs pitcher Matt Garza, sidelined with a strained left lat, will resume his throwing program Wednesday, but still was not expected to be ready for the regular season until early May.
3/13/2013 | Baker hopes to know Chapman's role within week
Though it seems that Aroldis Chapman will make his anticipated move to the starting rotation this season, manager Dusty Baker said the situation is still unknown. He said he'd like to have it settled "in the next week or so."
3/13/2013 | Hamilton sustains mild hamstring injury
Speedster Billy Hamilton has been held out of Cactus League activity after tweaking his left hamstring while stealing a base on Friday. Manager Dusty Baker said he wants to be cautious with his young center fielder.
3/13/2013 | Billingsley's groin feels fine after simulated game
Chad Billingsley, who had been bothered by a right groin strain, said he felt good following a five-inning simulated game Wednesday vs. four Minor League hitters.
3/13/2013 | Back-to-back homers break game open in eighth
The Giants kick-started a solid outing from Barry Zito with a six-run eighth inning, which began with home runs from Ricky Oropesa and Juan Perez. Barry Zito struck out three batters and allowed a run in 3 1/3 frames in the Giants' 9-5 win on Wednesday.
3/13/2013 | Price pleased with outing against Minor Leaguers
A day after the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner was named as the team's Opening Day starter, David Price took the mound against Frederick, the Orioles' Class A affiliate, to get in his necessary work to prepare for the season.
3/13/2013 | Barnes learns lessons from second-half woes
Years from now, when Matt Barnes is a mainstay in the Red Sox's rotation, people will look back and realize that the second half of the 2012 season was pivotal for the right-hander to have prolonged success in the big leagues.
3/13/2013 | New York stars Wright, Cano set to clash in Classic
Coming up on the World Baseball Classic stage: New York, New York. David Wright, Team USA's "Captain America" and the third baseman of the New York Mets, on one side. Robinson Cano, the unquestioned leader of a talented Dominican Republic team and the second baseman of the New York Yankees, on the other.
3/13/2013 | Herrmann out for the year after elbow surgery
Frank Herrmann's attempt to make the Indians' bullpen out of Spring Training was cut short when he had season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Wednesday.
3/13/2013 | Bullpen committee could work again for Leyland
Jim Leyland had success without a primary closer with the Pirates in the early 1990s, and he could use the bullpen-by-committee approach this season with the Tigers.
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