2/11/2013 | Thigpen's past success will help relievers in the present
Not only is Bobby Thigpen Chicago's new bullpen coach, he is the team's career saves leader, and he will be a vital source of info for the young relievers.
2/11/2013 | Kirkman aims to correct command, fulfill potential
Reliever Michael Kirkman has struggled in the Cactus League in three seasons of Spring Training, but believes that he can reach his full talent level with effective appearances in 2013.
2/11/2013 | Olt preparing for move to outfield
Top prospect Mike Olt is blocked at third base by All-Star Adrian Beltre, so he has been training to be a "great" outfielder during the offseason.
2/11/2013 | Darvish reports to camp a day early
Yu Darvish went through an informal workout Monday, a day before pitchers and catchers officially report to the Rangers' Spring Training facility.
2/11/2013 | Aviles ready to serve, no matter what the role
The Indians don't know yet how much Mike Aviles is going to play this season, but they do know he will probably see plenty of action at multiple positions, as he offers versatility that is highly valued.
2/11/2013 | Bloomquist fits mold of Torre's Team USA player
Manager Joe Torre had two criteria for the 28 players on his Team USA roster: a desire to represent their home country, and a will to win. D-backs shortstop Willie Bloomquist fits both.
2/11/2013 | Gomes will likely sit out World Baseball Classic
Yan Gomes has yet not made a formal decision about participating in the World Baseball Classic, but he does know which way he is leaning. As of now, he is prioritizing his competition for a roster spot, and that likely means he will turn down the chance to suit up for Brazil next month.
2/11/2013 | Mets' outfielders confident they can step up
The Mets' outfield, an obvious liability last summer, appears even weaker heading into Spring Training. But the players shrug off the widespread belief that they will rank among the least productive outfields in baseball.
2/11/2013 | Espinosa opts out of World Baseball Classic
Danny Espinosa decided not to play in the World Baseball Classic for Team Mexico, saying he needed to take his time and continue to rehab his left shoulder.
2/11/2013 | Yankees set to embark on unfamiliar territory
The New York Yankees are in a transition period. It won't be easy. Teams arrive in Spring Training hoping to play in the World Series. The Yankees, however, expect it.
2/11/2013 | Swisher quick to make his presence felt -- and heard
Nick Swisher practically bounced off the walls at camp on Monday, joking with teammates and shaking hands as he bobbed and weaved throughout the complex.
2/11/2013 | Jeter runs on treadmill, takes ground balls
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter ran on a treadmill on Monday for the first time since having left ankle surgery in October and said that it felt "great."
2/11/2013 | Healthy Garza 'excited' to pitch, prove himself
Cubs pitcher Matt Garza feels he's right on schedule for Spring Training, but what happens beyond this season for the right-hander, who will be a free agent, is not something he's worried about.
2/11/2013 | New year, new chapter in Nicasio comeback story
The most heartwarming development of the Rockies' 2012 Spring Training was pitcher Juan Nicasio's comeback from a broken neck the previous August to win a spot in the season-opening rotation.
2/11/2013 | Tino brings hitting philosophy to young Marlins
Aside from Giancarlo Stanton, Miami's lineup is not filled with proven home run power. Understanding the club's limitations, hitting coach Tino Martinez will be stressing the importance of situational hitting.
2/11/2013 | A's sign lefty Okajima to Minor League deal
Former Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima signed a Minor League contract with the A's in his attempt to make a big league comeback. The 37-year-old Okajima posted a 0.94 ERA in 56 appearances in the Japan Pacific League in 2012.
2/11/2013 | Spring's new beginning has Bucs optimistic
Perhaps nobody appreciates the fresh start the coming spring brings more than the Pittsburgh Pirates, who are coming off another losing season.
2/11/2013 | Henry: Red Sox strayed from core beliefs
Entering his 12th season as the Red Sox's principal owner, John Henry has never had more questions to answer. For nearly 25 minutes on Monday morning, Henry answered all of them in a wide-ranging picnic-table session with reporters.
2/11/2013 | Facing accusations, Marmol claims innocence
Cubs closer Carlos Marmol, accused of domestic abuse by a woman in the Dominican Republic, said he is innocent and that the accuser is trying to blackmail him for money.
2/11/2013 | Feeling 'great,' Desmond eager to take next step
Like the Nationals, Ian Desmond is entering Spring Training this year with a different set of expectations for himself and from others.
2/11/2013 | Big roster, aspirations as Padres convene for camp
Padres pitchers and catchers officially report for Spring Training, with their first workout scheduled for Wednesday. Position players will follow soon after as the Padres begin preparation for 2013.
2/11/2013 | New-look rotation to be talk of Twins' camp
With all 43 pitchers and catchers reporting today, the buzz is about the revamped rotation, now featuring Vance Worley, Mike Pelfrey and Kevin Correia.
2/11/2013 | Redmond puts emphasis on Marlins' clean slate
First-year manager Mike Redmond, eager to get Spring Training started, arrived at the Roger Dean Stadium complex at 5 a.m. ET on Monday.
2/11/2013 | Washington unconcerned with outside opinions
Manager Ron Washington isn't too concerned about prevailing opinions that the Rangers had a "disappointing" offseason. He firmly believes in the ability and character of the players in his clubhouse.
2/11/2013 | Nationals ink reliever Ohman to Minors deal
The Nationals signed 35-year-old left-hander Will Ohman to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training on Monday.
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