3/27/2014 | Sarah's Take: Kershaw injury may be blessing
Clayton Kershaw's injury is unfortunate, but him missing Opening Day isn't the end of the world, and could pay off in the long haul.
3/27/2014 | Rockies' latest cuts clarify Opening Day roster
The Rockies on Thursday optioned infielders Josh Rutledge and Ryan Wheeler and catcher Michael McKenry to Triple-A Colorado Springs, and reassigned non-roster outfielders Jason Pridie and Tim Wheeler to Colorado Springs.
3/27/2014 | Reds' opening roster hinging on Mesoraco
Reds manager Bryan Price said he was no closer on Thursday to naming a starting lineup for the season opener on Monday at 4:10 p.m. ET against the Cardinals at Great American Ball Park because of the condition of catcher Devin Mesoraco.
3/27/2014 | Hamels confident after first spring action
Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels took a major step forward Thursday, pitching two innings in his first game action of the spring. Hamels, who suffered a setback on March 1 following his recovery from left shoulder inflammation, allowed two infield singles and recorded nine outs in a Minors game at the Carpenter Complex.
3/27/2014 | Hutchison, 'pen close Grapefruit play with shutout
A.J. Burnett gave the Phillies five solid innings in his final Grapefruit League start, but Drew Hutchison was even better over 5 1/3 shutout frames, as the Blue Jays scratched out a 3-0 victory on Thursday afternoon at Bright House Field.
3/27/2014 | After cuts, Yankees gear up for final decisions
The Yankees are closing in on their final roster decisions of the spring, shipping 10 more players to Minor League camp and preparing to have lengthy discussions before finalizing their 25-man Opening Day roster on Friday.
3/27/2014 | Reyes, Encarnacion cleared to play
Jose Reyes and Edwin Encarnacion have both been cleared to play in this weekend's upcoming two-game series against the Mets in Montreal.
3/27/2014 | Take a break and enjoy the game this Opening Day
As the world goes mad with Twitter, texting and YouTube, overwhelming us with information, the allure of that old-fashioned rite of spring -- Opening Day -- is a more welcome reality check, a more welcome moment of clarity than ever before.
3/27/2014 | Cardinals still shaping roster, final bullpen spot
The Cardinals will leave Florida with their roster still unsettled and four relievers remaining in the mix for the final spot in the bullpen -- David Aardsma, Jorge Rondon, Keith Butler and Scott McGregor.
3/27/2014 | Garcia, Motte to continue rehab work in Florida
Jaime Garcia and Jason Motte, both of whom will begin the season on the disabled list, plan to stay at the Cardinals' Florida complex to continue their rehab work as the club heads north for the start of the regular season.
3/27/2014 | Frandsen joins Nats, excited for opportunity
Over the past five days, Kevin Frandsen has felt a whole range of emotions. The veteran utility man, outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster on Sunday, forfeited a guaranteed $900,000 contract by opting for free agency, then signed with the Nationals on Wednesday, reportedly for the same amount, plus incentives. He joined his new teammates on Thursday for their final Grapefruit League game against the Mets.
3/27/2014 | Zimmerman ready to play first base if needed
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was out of the lineup for a second consecutive day on Thursday as the club finished up its Grapefruit League schedule against the Mets at Tradition Field. Manager Matt Williams said Zimmerman has been dealing with a stomach illness that is not considered serious.
3/27/2014 | Nats re-sign reliever Gonzalez to Minors deal
Two days after releasing left-hander Michael Gonzalez, the Nationals re-signed the veteran reliever to a Minor League contract.
3/27/2014 | Miggy's moonshot backs strong Scherzer
Miguel Cabrera's three-run home run spoiled Aaron Harang's first appearance in a Braves uniform, sending Max Scherzer and the Tigers to a middle-inning comeback with a 9-3 win Thursday afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium.
3/27/2014 | Veteran Abreu released by Phillies
The Phillies released Bobby Abreu on Thursday, bringing an end to the veteran outfielder's comeback attempt with his former team.
3/27/2014 | Tall righty Young lands deal with Mariners
Looking to improve their starting pitching options, the Mariners signed one-time All-Star Chris Young on Thursday to a Major League deal.
3/27/2014 | Cueto gets the nod for Reds on Opening Day
Reds manager Bryan Price announced Thursday that Johnny Cueto, who had been bothered by shoulder and back soreness this spring, will take the hill in the season opener on Monday vs. the Cardinals.
3/27/2014 | Home openers near, At the Ballpark app gets update
As the first clubs prepare to play exhibitions Thursday night at their regular-season ballparks, Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced the 2014 update to its award-winning MLB.com At the Ballpark app for iPhone and Android smartphones.
3/27/2014 | After making team, Lucas to DL; Furcal to join him
The Marlins' roster picture is coming into focus, but there are still a couple of issues to be resolved before Opening Day on Monday against the Rockies.
3/27/2014 | Ichiro front and center in CC's spotless effort
Ichiro Suzuki collected three hits and scored two runs Thursday, backing CC Sabathia's four innings of scoreless pitching as the Yankees downed the Pirates, 4-2, at McKechnie Field.
3/27/2014 | D-backs' farm system loaded with talented arms
The D-backs' stock of mound prospects begins with Archie Bradley, the best in the game. But it doesn't come anywhere close to stopping there. The strength of Arizona's farm system is pitching, even after trading Trevor Bauer, Tyler Skaggs and David Holmberg since the end of the 2012 season.
3/27/2014 | Nats shore up soft spots in effort to reach goals
Before the 2013 season started, then-manager Davey Johnson made a bold prediction about the Nationals: "World Series or bust." The Nats did not make the World Series -- or the playoffs -- finishing second behind the Braves in the National League East. This year, new manager Matt Williams declined to follow in Johnson's footsteps as far as making a bold prediction.
3/27/2014 | $5.6 million Beat the Streak back for 14th season
Beat the Streak is back for year 14, with new prizes and new rules to make winning the $5.6 million jackpot easier than ever.
3/27/2014 | No. 16 holds sweet place in history on diamond
With New York's Madison Square Garden among the venues set to serve as host to the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 this weekend not far from where Whitey Ford became the Chairman of the Board and Dwight Gooden earned his medical degree, MLB.com salutes baseball's Sweet 16.
3/27/2014 | Phillies will go as far as their health takes them
The injuries and losses mounted in 2013, but the Phillies believe they can reverse the trend. They are expected to open the season with a franchise-record payroll of about $184 million, and they opened camp last month with a simple premise: If they can stay healthy, they can win.
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