3/29/2014 | Ryu ready to jump feet-first back into action
Hyun-Jin Ryu said he was honored to be making what in effect is an Opening Night start on Sunday, and the Dodgers left-hander added that his injured right toe has not been bothering him.
3/29/2014 | Ellis appreciates ground swell of support
A.J. Ellis thought the fans were going bonkers for him when he came to bat at Dodger Stadium on Friday night. It was only later that the catcher learned there had been an earthquake at that very moment.
3/29/2014 | Busy winter has Mariners, Halos poised to rise
The Opening Day task will be great for two AL West rivals starting at 7:05 p.m. PT on Monday, as Seattle, which finished in fourth place of five teams in the division last year, heads to Anaheim to meet the Angels, who finished third behind the A's and Rangers at 78-84. The matchup pits Mariners ace Felix Hernandez against Angels right-hander Jered Weaver.
3/29/2014 | Rowland-Smith makes team as 13th pitcher
The biggest surprise of the final roster moves the D-backs made Saturday was their decision to keep 13 pitchers rather than 12. That meant that Australian-native Ryan Rowland-Smith made the team as the third left-hander in the bullpen, along with Oliver Perez and Joe Thatcher.
3/29/2014 | Indians sign Gomes to six-year, $23M extension
Cleveland has signed catcher Yan Gomes to a six-year contract extension worth $23 million, pending the completion of a physical exam.
3/29/2014 | Kershaw heads to the disabled list
Clayton Kershaw could not complete a long-toss session on Saturday without feeling some discomfort in his upper back, so the Dodgers decided to play it safe and put their ace on the disabled list, knocking him out of Friday's home opener against the Giants.
3/29/2014 | A's make difficult decisions in setting roster
First baseman Daric Barton and outfielder Sam Fuld made the A's Opening Day roster, but catcher Stephen Vogt will begin the season at Triple-A Sacramento, and Michael Taylor, one of the club's former top prospects, was designated for assignment.
3/29/2014 | Third time the charm: D-backs get call reversed
If there was ever any doubt that review of instant replay would change the face of Major League Baseball, those doubts were eliminated at Chase Field on Saturday.
3/29/2014 | Thomas thrilled to make Opening Day roster
Ian Thomas cracked his first Major League team when the Braves officially announced their Opening Day roster on Saturday. Five years after he went undrafted out of Virginia Commonwealth University, Thomas is officially a Major Leaguer.
3/29/2014 | Astros embrace unique schedule, opponents
For their final tuneup before the Yankees come to town for Tuesday's season opener, the Astros looked south of the border. While teams routinely play Minor League clubs and college teams during Spring Training, the Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz (Veracruz Red Eagles) of the Mexican League are still an exotic foe, though the Rangers also faced the Diablos Rojos del Mexico last year.
3/29/2014 | Appel looking forward to pitching in Houston
Houston native Mark Appel always imagined his first Major League start coming in Minute Maid Park. While he is making his Minute Maid Park debut Sunday, it's not quite the full picture yet, as he's still a Minor Leaguer. Last year's No. 1 overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft will take it anyway.
3/29/2014 | Medlen, Beachy evaluate mechanics during recovery
Following his second Tommy John surgery, injured Braves starter Kris Medlen Googled himself. Medlen is looking at his delivery both in photos and on film to determine how he can avoid another elbow injury.
3/29/2014 | Adduci makes final roster over Kouzmanoff
Infielder Kevin Kouzmanoff had a tremendous Spring Training for the Rangers, but it was not enough to make the team. The Rangers instead are keeping left-handed-hitting outfielder Jim Adduci.
3/29/2014 | Rangers go with three catchers for now
The Rangers are going with three catchers at least for the first four games of the season, and J.P. Arencibia will be behind the plate for Opening Day. Robinson Chirinos and Chris Gimenez are also on the roster.
3/29/2014 | Tolleson, Rosin finish out bullpen
The Rangers have completed their Opening Day bullpen by adding right-handers Shawn Tolleson and Seth Rosin. Tolleson gives the Rangers another right-handed setup reliever and Rosin will serve as the long man.
3/29/2014 | Darvish throws without problem
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, who is expected to start the season on the disabled list with stiffness in his neck, had a productive and painless throwing session at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Saturday.
3/29/2014 | Young pleased with his solid first impression
Chris Young will slide into Seattle's rotation as the fifth starter, facing the A's on Friday in Oakland. So Saturday's outing was big for him on several fronts as he made his longest start of the spring after never going more than four innings for the Nationals before his release.
3/29/2014 | Cox returns to bench to manage Braves' Future Stars
Former Braves manager Bobby Cox returned to manage the Future Stars against the Braves for the third consecutive year. After two straight losses, Cox was eager to propel the Minor Leaguers into the win column this year.
3/29/2014 | Gutierrez earns spot in bullpen as Giants set roster
The Giant set their 25-man roster for Opening Day on Saturday with, among other moves, the inclusion of non-roster pitcher Juan Gutierrez earning a spot in the bullpen.
3/29/2014 | Pelfrey confident as Twins break camp, head north
Making his sixth Grapefruit League start, right-hander Mike Pelfrey allowed four runs on five hits and three walks over four frames in the Twins' 7-4 win over the Red Sox on Saturday afternoon at JetBlue Park.
3/29/2014 | Bartlett, Kubel part of Opening Day roster
After inking Minor League deals and being non-roster invitees to Major League camp, Jason Bartlett and Jason Kubel landed spots on the Twins' 25-man roster.
3/29/2014 | Trout, Angels 'met in the middle' in reaching mega-deal
Mike Trout and the Angels celebrated the superstar's record contract extension before thousands of fans on Saturday, each elated with the six-year, $144.5 million deal. "We met in the middle," team owner Arte Moreno said.
3/29/2014 | Infante passes final test as Royals set roster
Royals second baseman Omar Infante passed his final playing test in a Minor League game on Saturday at Surprise, Ariz., and is almost certain to avoid being on the disabled list when the season begins on Monday afternoon.
3/29/2014 | Meyer, Astros use long ball to rout Rangers
The Astros swept a two-game exhibition set on Saturday, 13-6, capping a Big League Weekend at the Alamodome between Texas' two Major League franchises.
3/29/2014 | Lincecum confident in being ready for first start
Less than 24 hours after being drilled by a line drive in his lower left leg, Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum sounded optimistic that he'll be able to make his first start of the season on Thursday in Arizona.
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