2/24/2013 | Raburn comes out swinging at Indians camp
Ryan Raburn's bid for a job on the Indians roster is off to a strong start this spring, with three homers in two games for the 31-year-old non-roster invitee who has a shot at a backup role at second and third as well as the corners of the outfield.
2/24/2013 | Sizemore once more back in the game
With last season having been wiped away because of a torn ACL in his left knee he suffered less than two hours into the team's first workouts last spring, everyone's rooting for Scott Sizemore even more to come back from it and enjoy the kind of success he's always seemed destined to achieve.
2/24/2013 | Getz, Giavotella again in battle for second-base job
The choice boils down to a player known primarily for his fielding ability, Chris Getz, and a player known primarily for his hitting ability, Johnny Giavotella.
2/24/2013 | Secondary offerings a work in progress for Nicasio
This time, Rockies right-hander Juan Nicasio looked as if he was coming off an injury. Nicasio, who works hard down in the strike zone but is at the learning stage when it comes to secondary pitches, hardly fooled anyone on Sunday.
2/24/2013 | Ex-catcher Sanchez makes pitch for Brewers 'pen
Former catching prospect Jesus Sanchez converted to the mound in 2009, and took to the role immediately. He finds himself at Brewers Spring Training, vying for a job in the Milwaukee bullpen.
2/24/2013 | Power pitchers populate Brewers camp
The Brewers' focus on power pitchers was evident in the team's Cactus League opener against the A's, when John Axford, Jim Henderson, Santo Manzanillo and Michael Olmsted all pitched in relief. Still waiting to debut was right-hander Johnny Hellweg, the 100-mph arm acquired in last year's trade for Zack Greinke.
2/24/2013 | Perez fired up for chance at rotation spot
If Martin Perez can stay calm on the mound, the Rangers might finally see the permanent arrival of a 21-year-old from Venezuela who has been considered their top pitching prospect the past several years.
2/24/2013 | Better late than never for pitching prospect Schugel
A.J. Schugel, an infielder at Central Arizona College who could someday become a Major League pitcher, didn't even pitch in high school, never mind junior college. And when he threw at a pre-Draft workout at Angel Stadium in 2010, it was just his fourth bullpen session. Of his life.
2/24/2013 | Greinke, Ryu as advertised in first Dodgers action
The Dodgers got their first game looks Sunday at their $200 million pitching purchases. Zack Greinke looked like Zack Greinke with two scoreless innings and two strikeouts, and he was followed with one scoreless inning from Korean lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu.
2/24/2013 | Herrera feels OK after plunking scare
Dodgers utility man Elian Herrera narrowly escaped injury Sunday when White Sox pitcher Jake Petricka grazed his helmet with a fastball.
2/24/2013 | Cruz aiming for consistency in bid to make Dodgers
Luis Cruz homered Sunday, which is exactly what he needs to do to alleviate concern about whether he can duplicate a solid second half last season after a career stuck in the Minor Leagues.
2/24/2013 | After rough '12 finish, Hultzen comes back strong
Danny Hultzen had two goals during the offseason. After running out of gas at the end of his first pro season, the Mariners' top left-handed pitching prospect wanted to get stronger and get back to throwing strikes.
2/24/2013 | Pitching excites Pirates in early spring
The effort of James McDonald, Jonathan Sanchez and Jason Grilli -- and of the four pitchers who followed against the Braves on Sunday -- continued Pittsburgh's strong pitching in the early stages of preseason play.
2/24/2013 | Ryan says Plouffe good to go on Tuesday
Twins general manager Terry Ryan gave updates on injured third baseman Trevor Plouffe and outfielder Oswaldo Arcia on Sunday.
2/24/2013 | For Dodgers' Magill, steady climb to big league camp
Something as simple as the location of clubhouse lockers can illustrate the ironies in professional baseball. Such is the case for Matt Magill.
2/24/2013 | Beckham brings new stance, comfort to 2013
Gordon Beckham stands in front of his locker at Camelback Ranch and tries to put into words the small changes he has made in his batting stance.
2/24/2013 | Martin opts out of Team Canada duty in Classic
Russell Martin's decision to withdraw from the World Baseball Classic has left Team Canada scrambling for a catcher 12 days before its opening game against Italy, although the decision was a result of his unwillingness to play backstop in the Classic.
2/24/2013 | Extra hitting paying off for Jackson early
For a couple hours a day for one week in November, Brett Jackson's focus was on hitting, and not just the mechanics but also the philosophy.
2/24/2013 | Heart condition keeps Feliciano out of activities
Reliever Pedro Feliciano will not participate in any baseball activities for the next two weeks, until the Mets receive an updated diagnosis on his heart condition.
2/24/2013 | Righty Teheran out to prove himself this spring
The Braves will watch righty Julio Teheran closely over the next month in an attempt to determine whether he is the young pitcher who was one of the game's top overall prospects a year ago, or the young pitcher who experienced a disastrous season with Triple-A Gwinnett last summer.
2/24/2013 | Jeter targeting March 10 for first spring game
Yankees captain Derek Jeter is expected to play in his first Spring Training game around March 10, according to general manager Brian Cashman.
2/24/2013 | Buehrle pleased with spring debut vs. Orioles
Mark Buehrle has been around the Major Leagues for 14 years now, so he knows a thing or two about how to get ready for the season. The 33-year-old made his spring debut for the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon, but wasn't working on any one particular pitch like most of his counterparts.
2/24/2013 | Izturis thrust into competition at second base
When the Blue Jays agreed to sign infielder Maicer Izturis in November, they never could have envisioned just how eventful their offseason was about to become.
2/24/2013 | Grandy out 10 weeks after pitch breaks forearm
Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson sustained a fractured right forearm in his first plate appearance of the Grapefruit League season and is expected to be sidelined from action for approximately 10 weeks, the team said.
2/24/2013 | Headley determined to improve upon career year
After winning NL Gold Glove and Silver Slugger Awards in 2012, Chase Headley arrived at camp ready to address a few self-perceived areas of weakness.
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