3/24/2013 | Latest round of Mets cuts includes touted d'Arnaud
The inevitable news of Travis d'Arnaud's demotion finally landed late Sunday evening. The Mets officially optioned their top catching prospect to Minor League camp, part of a wave of six cuts that significantly clarified their Opening Day roster picture.
3/24/2013 | Hicks wins center field job after impressive spring
The starting center fielder competition is over for the Twins. Aaron Hicks, who has yet to play above Double-A New Britain, will be Minnesota's center fielder and leadoff hitter come Opening Day on April 1 against the Tigers at Target Field, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire announced Sunday.
3/24/2013 | Phillies release Betancourt, most likely settling infield
The Phillies released Yuniesky Betancourt after Sunday's loss. They did not place him on the big league roster by Sunday, meaning they essentially chose Freddy Galvis and Kevin Frandsen as utility infielders.
3/24/2013 | Yankees on verge of acquiring Wells from Angels
The Yankees and Angels are closing in on a deal that will fit 34-year-old outfielder Vernon Wells for pinstripes, sources have confirmed to MLB.com, and the trade could be completed as soon as Sunday evening.
3/24/2013 | Lingering injuries to Beltran, Freese a concern
Eight days away from opening the season in Arizona, the Cardinals have growing concerns about whether two key position players will heal in time to be ready for that April 1 game.
3/24/2013 | Bard shows improvement against Phillies
Though better than his previous outing, results were mixed Sunday against the Phillies for Red Sox right-hander Daniel Bard, who is on the bubble when it comes to making the team.
3/24/2013 | Chatwood, Outman among nine cut from Rockies camp
Pitchers Tyler Chatwood, Josh Outman and Christian Friedrich, all of whom came to Rockies Spring Training hoping to earn a rotation spot, or at least break camp with the big club, were among nine players the team sent to Minor League camp on Sunday.
3/24/2013 | Workman tests stuff vs. high-caliber lineup
The Red Sox let Brandon Workman pitch on the road Sunday against a Phillies lineup that included established Major Leaguers Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard.
3/24/2013 | Padres release veteran righty Garcia
The Padres pitching staff is starting to take shape, as one candidate for the fifth spot -- Freddy Garcia -- was released on Sunday. The 36-year-old Garcia, who was in camp on a Minor League contract, went 1-4 with an 8.71 ERA over six games and 20 2/3 innings.
3/24/2013 | Wright takes next step in rehab with full BP
In the most tangible progress to date in his rehab from a strained left intercostal muscle, third baseman David Wright took full batting practice Sunday at Tradition Field.
3/24/2013 | Mets cautious as Murphy tries to regain timing
Like David Wright, second baseman Daniel Murphy sees no reason why his strained left intercostal muscle will prevent him from playing on Opening Day. But his team is not as certain.
3/24/2013 | Garcia goes on DL; Rivero outrighted to Syracuse
The Nationals placed right-hander Christian Garcia on the 15-day disabled List, retroactive to March 22, with a right forearm tendon injury. The club also outrighted infielder Carlos Rivero to Triple-A Syracuse. The Nationals currently have 31 players in their big league camp.
3/24/2013 | Zimmermann solid against Braves
Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann had another solid outing in a 9-3 victory over the Braves in a seven-inning, rain-shortened game at Space Coast Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
3/24/2013 | Rosenbaum back with the Nats
The Nationals have accepted left-hander Daniel Rosenbaum back from the Rockies, per Rule 5 guidelines, the team announced on Twitter on Sunday. He will report to Minor League camp.
3/24/2013 | Gibbons looking at several options for final 'pen spot
Sunday's game was supposed to bring some clarity to the Blue Jays, who are trying to fill the final spot in the bullpen. It's possible they could have two at the start of the season, if Casey Janssen's return from right shoulder surgery has a hiccup, but there's definitely at least one opening.
3/24/2013 | Cubs plan to start with Castro batting second
Starlin Castro has batted second most of his young career, and the Cubs shortstop will stay in that spot this year in a projected regular lineup of left-handed and right-handed bats.
3/24/2013 | Windy conditions add to Medlen's recent woes
Over the course of the past week, Braves right-hander Kris Medlen has surrendered 14 hits in a five-inning stint and battled the strong winds that existed during Sunday afternoon's rain-shortened 9-3 loss to the Nationals. Count him among the many Major Leaguers who are anxiously anticipating next week's arrival of the regular season.
3/24/2013 | Uggla experiencing resurgence at the plate
Dan Uggla's competitive spirit left him no other choice but to be frustrated by the significant number of times he struck out during the early portion of the exhibition season. But this might have been a blessing in disguise for the Braves' second baseman, who produced career lows in batting average (.220), home runs (19) and slugging percentage (.384) last year.
3/24/2013 | Bullpen competition slims as Cubs option Dolis
The competition for the final spot in the Cubs bullpen was down to three pitchers after the team announced it had optioned Rafael Dolis to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.
3/24/2013 | Danks gets work in against Minor Leaguers
Left-hander John Danks threw 66 pitches against White Sox Minor Leaguers on Sunday morning as he continues his comeback from last season's surgery.
3/24/2013 | Axelrod comfortable going every five days
Nothing has officially been announced, but Dylan Axelrod almost certainly will be the temporary replacement for John Danks as the fifth starter in the White Sox rotation.
3/24/2013 | Versatile Sanchez claims utility role on bench
Following Sunday's 8-2 loss to the Royals at Camelback Ranch, White Sox manager Robin Ventura announced Angel Sanchez as the team's utility infielder to start the 2013 season.
3/24/2013 | Wins remain only priority for slugger Dunn
Adam Dunn may reach 500 home runs in his career, but the White Sox slugger only cares about one number: wins.
3/24/2013 | Stewart to remain in Arizona until rehab assignment
The Cubs' Ian Stewart, sidelined with a sore left quad, was progressing well, but it will be at least two more weeks before he'll be able to start a rehab assignment.
3/24/2013 | Garza progressing while Baker suffers setback
Scott Baker will not throw for at least one month, and then be re-evaluated at that point, while Matt Garza is making progress and is on pace to throw his first bullpen the first week of April.
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