2/18/2013 | Comfortable in pinstripes, Ichiro settles into camp
Monday marked the beginning of Ichiro Suzuki's first Spring Training with any team other than the Mariners, but he said it hasn't been a particularly difficult adjustment for him.
2/18/2013 | Bochy names Cain as Opening Day starter
Almost a year after signing a six-year, $127.5 million contract extension, Matt Cain will receive a bonus.
2/18/2013 | Hamilton elaborates on Dallas comments
New Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton explained on Monday his previous statements regarding Dallas as a baseball town.
2/18/2013 | Cubs deal Campana to desert for two righty prospects
The Cubs dealt popular speedster Tony Campana to the Diamondbacks for a pair of 17-year-old Venezuelan right-handed pitchers: Erick Leal and Jesus Castillo.
2/18/2013 | Garza to undergo MRI on strained lat muscle
Cubs pitcher Matt Garza will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of a strained lat suffered Sunday during his first session of live batting practice.
2/18/2013 | Rasmus seeks consistent approach for whole year
The days of Colby Rasmus constantly changing his mechanics at the plate have hopefully come to an end. That's the goal for Toronto's center fielder and the coaching staff as they aim to find a consistent approach that can be maintained throughout a 162-game schedule.
2/18/2013 | Rangers stick by fans after Hamilton's comments
Josh Hamilton caused a minor stir when he gave an interview to a Dallas television station and said that the Dallas-Fort Worth area is not a "true" baseball town.
2/18/2013 | Managing MJ: Francona recalls summer with Jordan
Terry Francona was not going to miss the opportunity to send some birthday wishes to an old friend. He pulled out his phone on Sunday, found Michael Jordan's number and shot a text message to the basketball legend.
2/18/2013 | Righty Harden taking it slow, set to throw Tuesday
Right-hander Rich Harden, who is coming back from shoulder surgery, took two days off to recover after throwing a bullpen session on Saturday. He is scheduled to throw again on Tuesday. Harden, who had the operation last January, didn't suffer any setbacks but is just taking it slow, according to Twins manager Ron Gardenhire.
2/18/2013 | Hair color, bond connect top pitching prospects
Taijuan Walker wanted to do something different this offseason. Not with his workout routine. Not with his pitching motion. Just with his hair.
2/18/2013 | Nieves plans to help Red Sox 'rewrite the story'
Juan Nieves is technically a rookie pitching coach in the Majors, but he has paid his dues. The 48-year-old has plenty of experience in this line of work.
2/18/2013 | Tabata looks to earn trust -- and outfield job
It is tougher to get into Clint Hurdle's doghouse than into Augusta National Golf Club. He is what they call a players' manager, and a very patient one, at that. But last season, Jose Tabata managed to try that patience, and found himself in that doghouse, as well as in Indianapolis.
2/18/2013 | Frazier ready to capitalize on strong rookie year
After succeeding as a utility player in 2012, the Reds' newly annointed regular third baseman is ready to settle into his role.
2/18/2013 | Mets won't let Santana play in World Baseball Classic
The Mets on Monday officially denied Johan Santana permission to pitch in the World Baseball Classic, citing concern over his overall health and ability to prepare for the season.
2/18/2013 | Murphy sidelined with strained intercostal muscle
The first injury of camp struck on Monday, when the Mets shut down second baseman Daniel Murphy indefinitely with a strained right intercostal muscle.
2/18/2013 | Collins delivers fiery annual team address
Though Terry Collins vowed not to work himself into too much of a frenzy during his annual team address on Monday, the manager was clearly audible through a wall connecting the meeting room to Tradition Field's media center.
2/18/2013 | Changes abound but don't dampen Barajas' nostalgia
Rod Barajas rejoins the D-backs with a different uniform, a different stadium name, different teammates and a different role from when he last played for the organization. But his old clubhouse memories remain.
2/18/2013 | Gregerson, Denorfia excited to compete in Classic
Some of the biggest names in baseball turned down invitations to play in the World Baseball Classic for various reasons, but for six members of the San Diego Padres organization, the decision was a no-brainer.
2/18/2013 | Cano's focus on season, not pending free agency
Robinson Cano has developed into one of the game's top talents and should be poised to collect a huge payday when he hits free agency, but the Yankees second baseman doesn't want to look that far ahead.
2/18/2013 | Haren hoping to command attention with Nats
Right-hander Dan Haren rediscovered his mechanics during an up-and-down 2012 campaign and the Nationals brought in the 32-year-old to pick up where he left off on the mound.
2/18/2013 | Jeter gets back into the swing of things
The last time Derek Jeter was spraying batting practice liners around a field, it was before Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, a contest that the Yankees shortstop would not be able to leave under his own power.
2/18/2013 | Cano ready to provide Dominican big boost
The Dominican Republic's chances in the World Baseball Classic will lean heavily on Robinson Cano's potent bat, and the Yankees second baseman said he can't wait to play in the tournament.
2/18/2013 | Machado, Braddock out, expected back Tuesday
Third baseman Manny Machado and pitcher Zach Braddock did not work out with the Orioles on Monday, as the pair had to undergo additional procedures as part of their physicals. The club said it was minor and both are expected back Tuesday.
2/18/2013 | Ayala decides not to play for Mexico in Classic
Orioles reliever Luis Ayala has decided not to pitch in the World Baseball Classic, opting to remain in Major League camp rather than accepting Team Mexico's invitation.
2/18/2013 | Wada feels good after throwing off half mound
Orioles pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada threw 20 pitches off of a half-mound Monday morning at the Ed Smith Stadium Complex, as the lefty continues to progress from Tommy John surgery last May.
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