3/25/2013 | Escobar starting off on right foot with Rays
So far, Yunel Escobar has been everything the Rays hoped for and then some, despite questions about the shortstop's attitude, maturity and judgement during six seasons with the Braves and Blue Jays.
3/25/2013 | Volquez gets Opening Day start for Padres
For the second time in as many years, the Padres have tabbed Edinson Volquez to make their Opening Day start.
3/25/2013 | Gee twirls scoreless start in win vs. Braves
Collin Cowgill hit his fourth home run of the Grapefruit League season and Dillon Gee cruised through six scoreless innings as the Mets beat the Braves, 7-4, at Champion Stadium Monday afternoon.
3/25/2013 | Braves assign Terdoslavich, more to Minors camp
Joey Terdoslavich's successful stint during this year's big league camp came to a close when the Braves assigned him, infielder Blake DeWitt and outfielder Jordan Parraz to Minor League camp on Monday morning.
3/25/2013 | MRI encourages Freese on Opening Day odds
David Freese will be sidelined for at least another few days after receiving a shot Monday to address inflammation in his lower back, but he remains hopeful that he will be ready to take the field April 1 on Opening Day.
3/25/2013 | Beltran plans to play through toe pain Tuesday
Despite persistent pain from a fractured right small toe, Carlos Beltran said he plans to play through the discomfort and take the field for Tuesday's game against the Mets. Doing so without any further setback would certainly boost Beltran's chances of being able to start the season off the disabled list.
3/25/2013 | Arencibia homers twice in blowout win over Phils
J.P. Arencibia homered twice and drove in five, and Jose Reyes added three RBIs as the Blue Jays roughed up left-hander John Lannan in a 13-4 win over the Phillies on Monday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
3/25/2013 | Markakis slated to return to lineup Tuesday
Nick Markakis is expected to return to game action on Tuesday, and the tentative plan is for the right fielder to serve at designated hitter in the Orioles' Grapefruit League game against the Twins.
3/25/2013 | Brewers ink veteran Lohse to multiyear deal
News that the team was adding a free agent from a fierce division rival created buzz in the Brewers' Spring Training clubhouse on Monday. Several hours later, the team confirmed that it had signed right-hander Kyle Lohse to a three-year contract.
3/25/2013 | Draft Watch: California southpaws duke it out
In this week's Draft Watch, attention turned to the West, where a pair of SoCal prep lefties faced off.
3/25/2013 | Mets inform Feliciano he won't make ballclub
The Mets have informed Pedro Feliciano that he will not make the Opening Day roster, the left-hander said Monday, asking him instead to report to the Minor Leagues. Feliciano can either accept that assignment for $100,000 or ask for his release.
3/25/2013 | Wang happy to be back where he started
Tugging on a Yankees cap, Chien-Ming Wang said on Monday that it felt just like old times to go through the paces of a workout at the club's Minor League complex. Wang returned to the Yankees last week, having shown enough promise during his World Baseball Classic stint with Chinese Taipei to warrant a Minor League contract.
3/25/2013 | MLB's stars reveal what drives them to play
MLB has launched a new campaign to usher in the 2013 season, showcasing the intensity and passion of the game's young stars while illustrating what drives them to succeed and highlighting their desire to lead their team to the postseason.
3/25/2013 | For openers, Nats, Angels, Giants top the rankings
The Nationals are the patriotic choice to win the World Series, but do they have the talent on their roster to go all the way? Meanwhile, many other teams have their sights on heading deep into October, which makes for a lively discussion when it comes to the MLB.com Power Rankings.
3/25/2013 | Lawrie to begin season on disabled list
The Blue Jays will be without third baseman Brett Lawrie for at least the first four games of the regular season. Toronto announced on Monday morning that Lawrie will begin the year on the 15-day disabled list.
3/25/2013 | The Week Ahead: Nine final mysteries of spring
What's up with the Yankees? And the Red Sox? And Kyle Lohse? Here are nine unknowns as Spring Training winds down and Opening Day approaches.
3/24/2013 | Tillman eager to prove 2012 form here to stay
Coming off a Major League season in which he went 9-3 with a 2.93 ERA in 15 games, Chris Tillman has growing confidence and maturity, along with a newfound competitive fire
3/24/2013 | Gyorko getting familiar with NL West arms
Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko is not only getting a healthy amount of at-bats, he's getting them against National League West pitchers he'll face again this season.
3/24/2013 | Headley encouraged with progress of broken thumb
Exactly a week removed from fracturing his left thumb, Padres third baseman Chase Headley said he was encouraged that the swelling he encountered earlier in the week had all but subsided.
3/24/2013 | Vincent to stay in Arizona to continue rehab
The Padres continued to thin their big league roster on Sunday, as they released pitcher Freddy Garcia and optioned reliever Nick Vincent to Triple-A Tucson, leaving 39 players in camp.
3/24/2013 | Giants send southpaw Runzler to Triple-A
The Giants optioned left-hander Dan Runzler, who began the Cactus League season in promising fashion, to Triple-A Fresno on Sunday.
3/24/2013 | Sore neck takes Belt out of Giants' lineup
3/24/2013 | Zito wins dramatic clash with slugger Hamilton
It was a moment straight out of the regular season. Or, better yet, October. The Giants trailed, 1-0, and were in danger of falling farther behind in Sunday's fifth inning as the Los Angeles Angels loaded the bases against Barry Zito with two outs and the formidable Josh Hamilton due up.
3/24/2013 | Rogers confident 'dead arm' phase will pass
Brewers right-hander Mark Rogers is battling through a "dead arm" phase this spring, and the drop in his fastball velocity has made him vulnerable as the club ponders whether he'll make the Opening Day roster.
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