3/28/2014 | Altering offseason routine has Gee ready for opener
Rather than maxing out his weightlifting to bulk up for the summer, Dillon Gee spent the winter doing the same types of workouts he typically did in May, June, July. Why change? His hope was to be in midseason form on Opening Day, a goal that this year seems more crucial than ever. The Mets recently named Gee their Opening Day starter, lining him up to pitch Monday against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals.
3/28/2014 | Kendrick, Calhoun lead Halos at Chavez Ravine
Hector Santiago was stung by two Hanley Ramirez home runs in his six innings, but the Angels got two RBIs apiece from Howie Kendrick and Kole Calhoun in a 7-5 Freeway Series win at Dodger Stadium.
3/28/2014 | Hanley homers twice behind solid Greinke
Hanley Ramirez homered twice and Zack Greinke cruised through a solid six innings in the Dodgers' 7-5 loss to the Angels on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium.
3/28/2014 | Baseball returns to Montreal as spring play continues
Major League Baseball makes a short-lived return to Montreal on Friday, as the Mets take on the Blue Jays in the first game of a two-game exhibition series at Olympic Stadium.
3/27/2014 | Miggy a worthy recipient of record deal
The Detroit Tigers have agreed to pay a kingly amount of money to Miguel Cabrera. Miggy has hit his way into a higher bracket. The last two consecutive Most Valuable Player seasons proved his worth in an indisputable way.
3/27/2014 | Adrian pulled after getting plunked in elbow
Dodgers first baseman and cleanup hitter Adrian Gonzalez left Thursday night's Freeway Series game with the Angels in the fourth inning after being hit with a pitch in the bottom of the third, but only for precautionary reasons.
3/27/2014 | Reddick delivers thump in return to Bay Area
Scott Kazmir worked 5 1/3 innings to cap his spring with 1.62 ERA, and Josh Reddick walloped a two-run shot in a 4-0 exhibition victory Thursday night at AT&T Park.
3/27/2014 | Try out MLB.TV with special free preview
The final 10 games on the MLB.TV Spring Training schedule will be streamed live on Saturday, including Derek Jeter's last career exhibition, six games at regular-season ballparks, the finale of a Lone State mini-series by the Alamo, and Mets at Blue Jays in the return of baseball to its former home in Montreal.
3/27/2014 | Boston places Breslow on 15-day DL
The Red Sox placed Craig Breslow on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder after Thursday's 4-1 win over the Twins. The move is retroactive to March 21, thus Breslow is eligible to come off the DL on April 6.
3/27/2014 | Pujols gives Salas his endorsement
Albert Pujols on Thursday gave his endorsement to new Angels reliever Fernando Salas, who was closer for the Cardinals in 2011, when he and Pujols helped the club to a World Series title.
3/27/2014 | Waiver wire provides plenty of worthy options
Spring Training is drawing to a close, and it is time to set all fantasy lineups for Opening Day. Many owners will need to scan the waiver wire, either for short-term injury replacements or for ascending talents who carved out a significant role via strong spring results.
3/27/2014 | Lackey, bats superb against Twins
Behind a solid start from John Lackey and a productive night at the plate from Will Middlebrooks, the Red Sox got a 4-1 victory over the Twins on Thursday night.
3/27/2014 | Surprise possibilities abound heading into 2014
Baseball could have 22 teams within shouting distance of a playoff berth on Labor Day. For some of these clubs, their hope is to be playing meaningful games in September.
3/27/2014 | Punto set to return from hamstring issue
A's infielder Nick Punto is expected back in the A's lineup Friday, barring any further issues with his left hamstring. He experienced tightness in the hamstring during Monday's game and has since been held out of game action.
3/27/2014 | Kazmir silences Giants to close strong spring
Scott Kazmir appeared to be in midseason form a month ago, so it wasn't much of a surprise when he deemed himself as such after his final spring tuneup Thursday.
3/27/2014 | Bochy grateful for infield depth behind Scutaro
With second baseman Marco Scutaro starting the season on the 15-day disabled list, manager Bruce Bochy speaks to his backup options.
3/27/2014 | Lineup close to taking shape for Opening Day
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday night's lineup against the visiting A's could be a sneak preview of the one he will post for Opening Day.
3/27/2014 | Ryu one hurdle from starting U.S. opener
Hyun-Jin Ryu will start the Dodgers' domestic opener on Sunday in San Diego if all goes well with the previously ailing right big toe during a bullpen session on Friday. Dan Haren will get the call if the Korean lefty has a setback.
3/27/2014 | Dodgers wait to reevaluate Kershaw's status
Clayton Kershaw, who was scratched on Wednesday from starting the Dodgers' domestic opener on Sunday with a sore muscle in his upper arm/back, will have his status reevaluated after he is cleared to throw again on Friday.
3/27/2014 | Sox honor fallen firefighters with moment of silence
With the city of Boston reeling after the death of two local firefighters, the Red Sox held a moment of silence before Thursday's game against the Twins at JetBlue Park.
3/27/2014 | Longoria hits solo homer, scores on Loney double
Evan Longoria got the Rays on the board with a one-out solo homer off new Oriole Ubaldo Jimenez's 1-1 pitch in the fourth inning Thursday as the Rays edged the Orioles.
3/27/2014 | Marshall dazzles with four-hit shutout
Mac Marshall tossed a complete-game shutout on Thursday afternoon, helping the Georgia team get past a tough first-round loss on Wednesday.
3/27/2014 | Gatewood, Gettys take stage in quarterfinal action
Clovis High School (Calif.) shortstop Jacob Gatewood and Gainesville High School (Ga.) outfielder Michael Gettys created most of the buzz on the back fields on Thursday afternoon as the two teams faced each other in NHSI quarterfinal action.
3/27/2014 | Cruz exits game after being hit by pitch on helmet
Nelson Cruz took a pitch to his helmet Thursday by Rays pitcher Alex Cobb and exited the game in the bottom of the fourth inning.
3/27/2014 | First phase of Ballpark Village opens
After years of planning and construction, St. Louis' Ballpark Village is now open to the public. The Cardinals and Cordish Companies celebrated Thursday the completion of the $100 million first phase of the project with a formal grand opening.
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