3/23/2014 | Fister feels good after scoreless outing
Manager Matt Williams said right-hander Doug Fister is doing well a day after pitching 3 2/3 innings without giving up a run against the Marlins on Saturday afternoon. It was Fister's first game since March 2. He missed most of Spring Training because of inflammation in his right elbow.
3/23/2014 | Harang no longer in running for Tribe rotation spot
The Indians on Sunday informed veteran right-hander Aaron Harang that he would no longer be considered for the final spot in the starting rotation.
3/23/2014 | O's pick up Wallace, Ayala in addition to Adams
The Orioles signed Brett Wallace to a Minor League deal on Sunday and will send the former Astros first baseman to Minor League camp. Baltimore also picked up pitcher Luis Ayala, after signing infielder David Adams earlier in the week.
3/23/2014 | Bucs optimistic Liriano will pitch Opening Day
Francisco Liriano is still day to day with a tight left groin muscle. With the start of the regular season one week away, the Pirates will soon have to decide whether to change Liriano's status to Opening Day-to-Opening Day.
3/23/2014 | Buxton's MRI reveals minor sprain in left wrist
Top prospect Byron Buxton underwent an MRI exam on his left wrist on Saturday, and it showed only a minor sprain and no structural damage, Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Sunday.
3/23/2014 | Oviedo makes spring debut, still doubtful for opener
Rays manager Joe Maddon said reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo, who made his spring debut Sunday, does not expect the right-hander to be ready by Opening Day.
3/23/2014 | Twins mull over options for final roster spots
It should be an interesting final week in Twins camp, as the club still has several roster decisions to make before the regular season begins on March 31 against the White Sox in Chicago.
3/23/2014 | Gausman outstanding as O's hit four homers
Baltimore's Kevin Gausman struck out eight batters in four innings, but Sunday's battle of talented 23-year-old right-handers ended in a deadlock after 10 innings as the Orioles and Pirates tied, 7-7, as at Ed Smith Stadium.
3/23/2014 | McCutchen, Marte go yard behind uneven Cole
Gerrit Cole gave up six runs in 6 2/3 innings, but Sunday's battle of talented 23-year-old right-handers ended in a deadlock after 10 innings as the Orioles and Pirates tied, 7-7, as at Ed Smith Stadium. Starling Marte and Andrew McCutchen both homered.
3/23/2014 | A's tab Gray as Opening Day starter
Fresh off a superb outing against the Giants on Friday, Sonny Gray was named the A's Opening Day starter on Sunday morning.
3/23/2014 | Utley, Phillies optimistic despite spring results
Though Philadelphia entered Sunday's Grapefruit League game with a 6-15-3 record, second baseman Chase Utley maintains that the club is working hard and can put together a winning season.
3/23/2014 | Rollins shows pop as Kendrick shuts down Twins
Jimmy Rollins homered and Kyle Kendrick tossed six solid innings as the Phillies beat the Twins, 5-1, on Sunday afternoon at Bright House Field.
3/23/2014 | Angels release veterans Pena, Torrealba and Tracy
The Angels reassigned one player to Minor League camp and granted three others their unconditional release on Sunday, trimming the number of players in Major League camp to 38. The team reassigned left-hander Wade LeBlanc to Minor League camp, and granted Carlos Pena, Yorvit Torrealba and Chad Tracy their unconditional release.
3/23/2014 | Duffy among four Royals cuts from spring roster
Danny Duffy, who had been competing for a spot in the Kansas City bullpen, was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Sunday, along with fellow lefty Donnie Joseph. Right-handers P.J. Walters and Cory Wade were reassigned to the Minor League camp.
3/23/2014 | Stanton, Mathis power Marlins over Tigers
Giancarlo Stanton's fifth home run of the spring cleared the berm in left-center field at Joker Marchant Stadium, one of two Marlins blasts off Tigers starter Drew Smyly, leading Miami to an 8-4 win over Detroit on Sunday.
3/23/2014 | Astros to open season without set closer
Astros manager Bo Porter said the team will enter the season using a closer by committee, though he'd like to eventually settle on one player to use in that role.
3/23/2014 | Kelly tabbed as fifth starter for Cardinals
When spring performance did not produce an obvious choice in the two-pitcher battle for a rotation spot, the Cardinals turned to what they saw in 2013 in order to finalize their decision. That led the organization to name Joe Kelly its fifth starter and slide hard-throwing Carlos Martinez into the bullpen, where he will handle the eighth-inning setup duties, as he did during the postseason.
3/23/2014 | Girardi gives Ellsbury additional time to heal
While Jacoby Ellsbury went through a full workout, he wasn't penciled in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Ellsbury is scheduled to play in a Minor League game on Tuesday.
3/23/2014 | Tigers, Scherzer table talks until end of season
The Tigers said Sunday morning that the club made a "substantial, long-term contract extension offer" to pitcher Max Scherzer, which the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner turned down.
3/23/2014 | Opening Series leaves a lasting impression
MLB.com reporter Doug Miller takes a snapshot of 10 memories that will linger in the smart phones and cameras and hearts and minds of all who shared in the Opening Series Down Under as the Dodgers and D-backs head back to the States.
3/23/2014 | Six years sober, Thompson savors his second chance
Tommy Thompson is an alcohol addict, something he announces with the same pride as if he were talking about being part of the White Sox organization for the past five years. It took him a while to get to that open level of admittance, but he fully understands the weight of his six consecutive years of sobriety next month.
3/23/2014 | Drama Down Under: Dodgers hold on in Australia
Korean pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig and Dominican infielder Juan Uribe carried the Dodgers' international banner on Sunday, leading a 7-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, their second in two games in the Opening Series.
3/23/2014 | Puig deals with gaffes on bases, sore back
Yasiel Puig drove in three runs and probably ran out of two of them on Sunday in the Dodgers' Opening Series finale against the D-backs at Sydney Cricket Ground.
3/22/2014 | Even seasoned Scully is awed by Australia
Hearing legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully rave about the experience of the Opening Series is a good clue that the first regular-season MLB game Down Under, and the week-long celebration of Australian culture that surrounded it, amounted to one smashing success.
3/22/2014 | Kershaw able to flip switch in Australia
The day after the season opener went so well, left-hander Clayton Kershaw explained why many of the Dodgers were apprehensive about making this trip to Australia.
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