3/14/2013 | Rockies get in some work through Minors games
Juan Nicasio struck out seven against a D-backs Triple-A squad on Thursday, and Wilin Rosario, Charlie Blackmon and Todd Helton saw some Minor League action as well.
3/14/2013 | 'King of platoons' back at it in Oakland
The Amazin' A's defied convention and won the American League West last season for a variety of factors, not the least of which was their ability to rotate bodies in and out of their lineup, maximize the matchups and somehow piece together the Majors' most productive offense in the second half.
3/14/2013 | Sore back puts Wright's Classic status in doubt
Team USA third baseman David Wright was scratched from the starting lineup with a sore back on Thursday night and his availability for the remainder of the tournament is questionable.
3/14/2013 | Good pals Kelly, Miller still competing for rotation
If Thursday was any indication of the positioning Joe Kelly and Shelby Miller have found within the competition for the final rotation spot, the margin of separation between the two is minimal.
3/14/2013 | Wells works way out of jams in Rangers' win
The A's had plenty of opportunities against Rangers starter Randy Wells on Thursday, but the right-hander was able to limit the damage while making a strong statement for the fifth-starter job in a 6-2 Texas victory.
3/14/2013 | Phillies tab Hamels for first Opening Day start
Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels has been an All-Star and a Most Valuable Player in the World Series. And now he'll get to start on Opening Day for the first time.
3/14/2013 | Bumps, bruises don't keep Santana out for DR
Catchers usually don't get roughed up until the regular season. That wasn't the case on Tuesday for Carlos Santana of the Dominican Republic.
3/14/2013 | DR turns to Aybar to make contact, and he delivers
Erick Aybar hasn't made many pinch-hit appearances during his big league career, but he came through with a big pinch-hit single against Team USA on Thursday to send the Dominican Republic to the semifinals in the World Baseball Classic.
3/14/2013 | Dominicans catch Kimbrel on rare off night
Craig Kimbrel's body of work speaks for itself, which makes what transpired in the ninth inning on Thursday night at Marlins Park so improbable.
3/14/2013 | Aybar's clutch hit sends DR past US, into semis
Erick Aybar came off the bench in the ninth inning on Thursday night at Marlins Park and drove home Nelson Cruz with a pinch-hit single off Craig Kimbrel, sending the D.R. on to a 3-1 victory over Team USA.
3/14/2013 | Mesoraco continues strong push for backup role
Devin Mesoraco started behind the dish against the Mariners on Thursday, singling in his first at-bat to improve his spring batting average to .500 (9-for-18) with two homers and 10 RBIs.
3/14/2013 | Rusin dominates again in Cactus League play
Left-hander Chris Rusin continued his hot streak in Spring Training with a five-inning scoreless outing, lowering his spring ERA to 0.69 in the Cubs' 8-1 victory on Thursday. Catcher Welington Castillo hit a two-run triple in the first inning.
3/14/2013 | Medlen fine after getting hit by batted ball
Braves pitcher Kris Medlen checked out fine on Thursday, a day after he was hit in the right arm by a batted ball. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said that Medlen experienced no significant ill effects.
3/14/2013 | Doc makes adjustments to delivery in 'pen session
Roy Halladay tried to fix some things with his delivery during his bullpen session Thursday morning at Bright House Field. "He looked wonderful," Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said. "He looked fine."
3/14/2013 | Lacking star power, Japan still on familiar path
When sifting through Team Japan's World Baseball Classic roster, the absence of Major League stars like Yu Darvish, Ichiro Suzuki and two-time Classic Most Valuable Player Daisuke Matsuzaka is strikingly apparent.
3/14/2013 | Jackson gets positive feedback on hitting progress
Outfielder Brett Jackson knows the expectation is for him to start the season in Triple-A Iowa, but that hasn't stopped him from putting in his work and making progress during Spring Training.
3/14/2013 | Middlebrooks' three-run double powers Sox
Will Middlebrooks sparked a four-run second-inning rally and Ryan Dempster turned in yet another solid outing as the Red Sox posted a 7-3 victory before a sellout crowd of 8,195 at Hammond Stadium on Thursday afternoon.
3/14/2013 | Harrison, Yu on schedule to start first two games
With Matt Harrison on a schedule that would make him the Opening Day starter, Yu Darvish has been put in position to pitch the second game of the season against the Astros on April 2.
3/14/2013 | With Drew still out, Iglesias making strides offensively
A full week after Stephen Drew suffered a concussion, the Red Sox shortstop was set to undergo required follow-up tests Thursday while still dealing with symptoms.
3/14/2013 | Greinke recovers as Dodgers consider backup options
Zack Greinke is looking forward to playing catch Friday as he recovers from right elbow inflammation, and his timetable for return may affect whether the team decides to keep all eight of its starting pitchers on the roster.
3/14/2013 | Rodriguez has torn UCL; Tommy John surgery next?
Fernando Rodriguez had just enough time to get to know his new teammates before learning that he won't be joining them on the field for quite some time.
3/14/2013 | Perez progressing well, may throw off hill Saturday
The Indians could have their closer back on a mound by this weekend. All-Star Chris Perez has advanced through the early stages of his throwing program with no issues in his right shoulder, making it possible that he could throw in a bullpen session by Saturday.
3/14/2013 | Guthrie solid, relievers strong in Royals' win vs. Tribe
Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie logged four solid innings and Adam Moore collected three hits, helping pave the way for a 5-3 Cactus League victory over the Indians on Thursday afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark.
3/14/2013 | Trout hits first homer as Angels rout White Sox
Mike Trout hit a leadoff homer for his first of the spring -- and almost got another -- and Jason Vargas allowed one run in 4 2/3 innings as the Angels beat the White Sox, 12-4, at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Thursday.
3/14/2013 | After pitching BP, Hughes expresses optimism
Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes threw 26 pitches in a batting-practice session on Thursday and said that he believes it is still possible to be ready for the beginning of the regular season.
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