2/22/2013 | Now healthy, Gwynn looking to return to bigs
The team's starting center fielder pulled a hamstring and it's the backup's job to help keep the team afloat by playing until he returns. The only problem was the backup was hurt, too. That was Tony Gwynn's dilemma in 2012.
2/22/2013 | Rangers' fate is tied to pitching
Sure, the Rangers lost impact bats Josh Hamilton, Michael Young and Mike Napoli, but the key to their return to the top of the American League West will lie with the pitching staff.
2/22/2013 | Labor of love for interns at JetBlue Park
JetBlue Park has a Green Monster all its own that includes the scoreboard that was part of the wall at Fenway until 1937. And three interns are responsible for managing it.
2/22/2013 | Cain gets Opening Day call as Bochy sets rotation
Madison Bumgarner, Tim Lincecum, Barry Zito and Ryan Vogelsong will follow Matt Cain, who'll start the April 1 season opener at Los Angeles, as the Giants have set their rotation for 2013.
2/22/2013 | Gyorko's slam powers Padres past Mariners
Rookie second baseman Jedd Gyorko launched a grand slam in the first inning Friday as the Padres jumped on Mariners starter Hector Noesi and rolled to a 9-3 victory in the annual Charity Game at Peoria Stadium.
2/22/2013 | In fifth-starter battle, Porcello takes first step
Rick Porcello, 24, has been a mainstay in the Tigers' rotation the last four seasons. But he'll have to battle for a spot in Spring Training, and he took the first step in the process by pitching two perfect innings on Friday.
2/22/2013 | Leyland will play all his starters in spring home opener
Jim Leyland said he plans on putting his starting lineup on the field for at least the first few innings of their Grapefruit League home opener Saturday afternoon against the Blue Jays.
2/22/2013 | Cashner could likely pitch off mound next week
The Padres are still hopeful that pitcher Andrew Cashner will be able to throw off of a mound a week from Friday.
2/22/2013 | De La Rosa impressing Red Sox at camp
One pitcher that Red Sox fans should pay close attention to this spring is Rubby De La Rosa, the righty who was a centerpiece in the blockbuster trade with the Dodgers last August for Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford.
2/22/2013 | Papi increases intensity in spring drills
David Ortiz has ramped up the intensity of his running drills, and he participated in a lengthy agility drill on Friday.
2/22/2013 | Lackey set for first game action since '11
John Lackey will get a reward for all the hard work he has done to bounce back from Tommy John surgery when he takes the ball for the Red Sox in Saturday's Grapefruit League opener against the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:35 p.m. ET.
2/22/2013 | Fighting for rotation spot, Beavan tweaks delivery
Blake Beavan is a big guy at 6-foot-7, 253 pounds, but he's hoping to look just a little taller to opposing batters this season with an adjustment to his pitching motion that has him throwing the ball with more downward extension.
2/22/2013 | Matheny offered advice to Marlins skipper Redmond
Mike Redmond, 41, snatched the label of baseball's youngest manager from St. Louis' Mike Matheny, 42, last fall when he was hired to replace Ozzie Guillen in Miami.
2/22/2013 | Miller throws seamless bullpen session
Right-hander Shelby Miller returned to the mound on Friday for a 25-pitch bullpen session that went seamlessly, just days after Miller had to be slowed down due to shoulder soreness.
2/22/2013 | Torre: USA will be focused 'every single day' in Classic
All the talking is over, and the third running of the World Baseball Classic is little more than a week away. And in the last few months, Team USA manager Joe Torre has painstakingly put together a club he believes has a chance to win the whole thing.
2/22/2013 | Marcum, Wheeler set to pitch in Grapefruit opener
Zack Wheeler will receive his first taste of big league competition on Saturday, when he takes the mound for the Mets in their first Grapefruit League game of 2013 against the Nationals.
2/22/2013 | Rays keep pressure off prospect Myers
For a prized prospect like Wil Myers, who was the Rays' key acquisition in the trade that sent James Shields and Wade Davis to the Royals, the weight of expectations and the burden of being ballyhooed is lifted here.
2/22/2013 | Francona's energy reflects throughout clubhouse
Terry Francona knew he made the right decision months ago. When the Indians came calling with an offer to manage their ballclub, he jumped at the opportunity without looking back, fully aware of the challenge ahead.
2/22/2013 | Swisher debuts with run, RBI in high-scoring affair
The Indians unveiled their new pieces in a high-powered offense Friday that put up plenty of runs and won its Cactus League opener against the Reds, 11-10, with a walk-off at Goodyear Ballpark.
2/22/2013 | For 'Knuckler' winner Booty, no time for floating
Josh Booty may have won The Next Knuckler competition, but his work has only just begun.
2/22/2013 | Hernandez again caught up in trade rumors
Throughout the offseason, reports had the Rockies willing to trade veteran catcher Ramon Hernandez in an effort to improve pitching, and the subject returned to the front burner this week when FoxSports.com became the latest to mention the deal.
2/22/2013 | Madson unsure if he'll pitch in March games
Ryan Madson can't exactly pinpoint a timetable for when he can finally progress past throwing off flat ground, navigate through a collection of bullpen sessions and actually start appearing in games again. For help, he conjures his memory.
2/22/2013 | Roach looks to extend innings limit
There were few regrets to be had in 2012 for Donn Roach, a right-handed pitcher who was traded from the Angels' organization to the Padres on May 3.
2/22/2013 | Santana may not be ready for start of season
Terry Collins spotted it immediately while watching Johan Santana's bullpen session on Wednesday. The arm speed that made Santana a two-time Cy Young winner was no longer present. The signature bite on his changeup was gone.
2/22/2013 | Nakajima to get start in team's first spring game
On Friday, the A's released their first of many lineups that will be used this year, this one to be on display Saturday for the club's Cactus League opener against the host Brewers.
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