3/24/2014 | Days dwindling for Beckham to prove himself ready
White Sox manager Robin Ventura made it clear that Gordon Beckham has to test his strained left oblique in a game situation in order to be cleared for Opening Day.
3/24/2014 | Moreland returns, gets another hit against a lefty
Mitch Moreland had a two-run single in a five-run sixth inning that helped the Rangers rally for a 6-2 victory over the Athletics.
3/24/2014 | Hamilton looks strong in Angels' win over Giants
Josh Hamilton and Michael Morse were both set back by calf injuries earlier this spring, but both looked ready for the regular season during the Angels' 11-4 win over the Giants at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Monday.
3/24/2014 | Braves send five players to Minor League camp
The Braves provided a clearer picture of their potential Opening Day roster when they sent five players to Minor League camp on Monday. This round of cuts gives left-handed reliever Ian Thomas and utility man Tyler Pastornicky more reason to believe they could be part of the Opening Day roster.
3/24/2014 | Home runs by Semien, Konerko power White Sox
Marcus Semien's three-run homer highlighted a five-run second inning, and Paul Konerko hit his first spring homer, a two-run shot, as the White Sox eased past the Mariners, 7-6, on Monday at Peoria Stadium. Starter Erik Johnson allowed three runs over six innings.
3/24/2014 | Trout not concerned about contract talks
Very little has been reported with regard to a potential Mike Trout contract extension ever since the Angels' 22-year-old center fielder agreed on a $1 million deal for 2014 almost a month ago, a record for a pre-arbitration player. "I haven't heard anything, either," Trout said Monday morning. "Nothing."
3/24/2014 | Decisions loom for Angels' bench, bullpen
With five days left before Opening Day rosters need to be set, here's what is pretty much certain about where the Angels stand with their bullpen and bench,
3/24/2014 | Reports: Harvey to rehab elbow at Citi Field
An injured elbow alone is not going to keep Matt Harvey out of New York City. Harvey and the Mets have come to an agreement allowing the right-hander to rehab from Tommy John surgery at Citi Field, according to multiple reports.
3/24/2014 | Jordan states case; no decision yet on fifth starter
Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan made a great case to become the fifth starter in the team's rotation Monday. He allowed a run in 5 2/3 innings and struck out two in a 4-1 victory over the Marlins. Jordan is competing against Tanner Roark and Chris Young for the fifth spot, but Jordan reiterated that he wasn't thinking about that.
3/24/2014 | Nationals release catcher Snyder
The Nationals have released catcher Chris Snyder, who could have opted out of his contract Wednesday.
3/24/2014 | Miller finishes strong in final spring start
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny didn't see Shelby Miller at his sharpest in the right-hander's final Grapefruit League start on Monday afternoon against the Mets at Tradition Field. Miller didn't seem to have his best stuff, Matheny said, and he spent too much time working from behind in the count.
3/24/2014 | Darvish's Opening Day chances growing slimmer
The chances of Yu Darvish pitching on Opening Day for the Rangers appear to be diminishing with just one week to go. His problems are just one reason why the Rangers want Joe Saunders in their rotation to start the season.
3/24/2014 | Gonzalez's hard work earns him spot with Astros
When the Astros called Marwin Gonzalez into the manager's office Monday afternoon, he couldn't help but be nervous. After all, it's the time of year when these sorts of meetings mean a player has been sent out of camp. But that wasn't the case.
3/24/2014 | Luhnow: Izturis' time with Astros valuable
The Astros brought in Cesar Izturis to add to their infield depth this spring, while hoping the well-respected veteran would provide valuable leadership to fellow middle infielders Carlos Correa, Jonathan Villar, Marwin Gonzalez and Jose Altuve.
3/24/2014 | Bundy, Johan develop competitive relationship
Two rehabbing Orioles pitchers have developed somewhat of a competitive relationship as they work their way back to game action.
3/24/2014 | Winning remains main thing for Tulowitzki
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is owed $134 million through 2020, but realizes he could be on the move if the Rockies don't start winning. Tulowitzki also wants to win. So there's one way to stop the rumors.
3/24/2014 | Gee officially named Opening Day starter
The Mets on Monday officially named Dillon Gee their Opening Day starter, with Jon Niese set to begin the season on the disabled list. Gee will pitch March 31 at Citi Field against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals, becoming the 23rd Mets pitcher and eighth homegrown arm to receive an Opening Day start.
3/24/2014 | Machado 'just trying to get ready as fast as I can'
Manny Machado said he never wanted to mark any specific dates on the calendar or set any deadlines for his return to the field, so he didn't want to make too much of manager Buck Showalter's announcement that the All-Star third baseman won't be with the Orioles on Opening Day.
3/24/2014 | Morrow finds positives in outing vs. Phillies
Brandon Morrow had a slight improvement with his overall command on Monday afternoon, but he still has some work to do in that area before the start of the regular season.
3/24/2014 | Maddux, Cox come together for Hall of Fame tour
There was one word to describe how pending Hall of Famers Bobby Cox and Greg Maddux came together to tour the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum on Monday: serendipity.
3/24/2014 | Decision looming for Twins on Kubel
The Twins have until Tuesday to decide whether to add Jason Kubel to the 25-man roster or offer him a $100,000 retention bonus, but the club is expected to announce Kubel will make the team.
3/24/2014 | Scherzer doubles down on his ability, and health
Whatever his thinking, Max Scherzer's decision to turn down an offer from the Tigers that is being widely reported as $24 million a year for six years has put a smile on the faces of executives with a lot of other teams, especially those who figure to have money to spend next winter.
3/24/2014 | Breslow has no 'major complaints' after first appearance
Red Sox left-hander Craig Breslow took an important step forward on Monday, pitching in a game for the first time since Game 4 of the 2013 World Series.
3/24/2014 | Furcal may begin season on disabled list
Being ready for Opening Day is the goal, but staying healthy over the long haul is Rafael Furcal's objective. So if the 36-year-old doesn't feel physically ready, he would welcome a short disabled-list stint as opposed to risking a long-term injury.
3/24/2014 | Fowler keys offense as Astros rally by Braves
Dexter Fowler recorded three hits and the Astros took advantage of David Hale's command issues on the way to claiming a 7-5 win over the Braves on Monday night at Champion Stadium.
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