3/25/2014 | Infante on track to start on Opening Day
Omar Infante's cranky elbow held up well in a Minor League game on Tuesday, and Royals manager Ned Yost is confident his second baseman will be ready for Opening Day at Detroit.
3/25/2014 | Chipper to shave head for cancer fundraiser
Chipper Jones understands that Father Time has already robbed him of some of the hair he had during his younger days. But he has willingly committed to lose more in an effort to aid cancer-stricken children.
3/25/2014 | Norris shows potential beyond platoon role
Derek Norris is a force to be reckoned with these days, but when the season begins, he is expected to fill the same spot as last year, meaning John Jaso will start most games vs. righties for the A's.
3/25/2014 | Grandal's hard work could earn him spot on roster
Manager Bud Black hasn't revealed who will catch Andrew Cashner on Sunday night in the season opener, but it appears that Yasmani Grandal -- returning from Aug. 6 knee surgery -- has put himself in prime position to make the roster.
3/25/2014 | Padres add catching depth in trade with Royals
The Padres traded for 29-year-old catcher Adam Moore, who spent the past two season in the Royals organization, and sent him to their Minor League camp.
3/25/2014 | Nicasio eager to prove durability over complete season
Rockies right-hander Juan Nicasio put an exclamation point on a strong Cactus League season with five no-hit, seven-strikeout, one-walk innings in a 4-1 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday afternoon.
3/25/2014 | Scutaro gets nerve block for cranky back
The Giants announced Tuesday that Marco Scutaro received a diagnostic nerve block for his ailing back, a procedure that probably will put the second baseman and No. 2 hitter on the disabled list to start the regular season.
3/25/2014 | Bumgarner shrugs off allowing three Brewers homers
Madison Bumgarner's initial reaction to yielding three home runs Tuesday in the Giants' 5-4 exhibition victory over the Milwaukee Brewers suggested that he didn't feel too upset.
3/25/2014 | Wolf granted release by Mariners
Randy Wolf requested and was granted his release by the Mariners on Tuesday after disagreeing with a "45-day consent release" the club asked him to sign after informing the veteran left-hander he was going to make the 25-man roster as the fifth starter.
3/25/2014 | Konerko's spot in final Opening Day lineup uncertain
Paul Konerko isn't thinking too much about being in the lineup for his final Opening Day, but it is something manager Robin Ventura and the White Sox have thought about. Adam Dunn says he would sit out if necessary.
3/25/2014 | Rotation set to alternate lefties, righties
The White Sox have split up their left-handed starters and their right-handed starters according to the initial rotation announced by manager Robin Ventura on Tuesday.
3/25/2014 | Moreland will be option in outfield
Mitch Moreland is still likely to be the Rangers primary designated hitter but he will be an option in both left and right field for the Rangers this season.
3/25/2014 | Fantasy report: Rangers busy in wake of injuries
Opening Day is almost here, and fantasy owners need to keep a daily eye on news from around the Majors. With that in mind, here is a recap of the top fantasy-related notes from the past seven days.
3/25/2014 | Flood's impact on baseball's evolution undeniable
Babe Ruth. Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Jackie Robinson. You can make the case that, when it comes to the most influential persons in baseball history, those are the only folks who rank higher than Curt Flood. So I'll make that case.
3/25/2014 | Cueto feels ready, if tabbed, for Opening Day
Johnny Cueto threw five-plus innings on Tuesday against Minor Leaguers. His previous start was scratched after he felt a mild irritation in his right scapula.
3/25/2014 | Lewis won't be in rotation to start season
Colby Lewis is scheduled to pitch in an exhibition game between Triple-A Round Rock and Double-A Frisco next Tuesday in Round Rock, with a goal of sustaining his stuff consistently from beginning to end.
3/25/2014 | Cardinals' Ballpark Village set for public debut
Eight seasons after Busch Stadium III's opening -- following the clearing of numerous roadblocks with potential tenants, local politics and their development partner -- Bill DeWitt III has more than just a ballpark as Ballpark Village makes its much-anticipated public debut Thursday.
3/25/2014 | Nicasio no-hits White Sox for five innings
Juan Nicasio tossed five no-hit innings, striking out seven and walking one, as the Rockies earned a 4-1 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. Jordan Pacheco homered, and Michael Cuddyer (two RBIs) and DJ LeMahieu each added two hits.
3/25/2014 | Sale primed for season opener after final spring start
Making his final spring start ahead of his Opening Day assignment, White Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale allowed two runs on six hits over 3 2/3 innings in a 4-1 loss to the Rockies at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz., on Tuesday.
3/25/2014 | Galvis out of hospital, recovering from MRSA
Freddy Galvis is still recovering from MRSA, but the infielder is out of the hospital and is optimistic he could play for the Phillies in three weeks.
3/25/2014 | Back-to-back jacks from Howard, Byrd carry Phils
Ryan Howard and Marlon Byrd launched back-to-back home runs, and Jeff Manship turned in a solid start as the Phillies defeated the Yankees, 6-0, on Tuesday night at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
3/25/2014 | Strasburg much more comfortable with slider
Stephen Strasburg came into Spring Training wanting to develop his new pitch -- a slider -- and work on controlling opposing baserunners out of the stretch. After making his fifth and final Grapefruit League start on Tuesday against the Mets, he feels more comfortable on both counts.
3/25/2014 | Stewart's homer sparks six-run ninth to top Cubs
Ian Stewart hit a leadoff homer, Collin Cowgill added a RBI double and Shawn O'Malley smacked a tie-breaking RBI single to lift the Angels to an 8-4 victory Tuesday over the Cubs in front of a Cactus League-record crowd of 15,276 at new Cubs Park.
3/25/2014 | On Hall tour, Torre reflects on going in as Yankee
It was apparent Tuesday that the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is Joe Torre's museum. Torre's life as a fan, player, manager, and now Major League Baseball's executive vice president of baseball operations, seems to touch every nook and cranny of the nearly 75-year-old edifice.
3/25/2014 | Giants overcome homers off Bumgarner
The Brewers spoiled Madison Bumgarner's scoreless spring by hitting a trio of home runs, but the Giants scored three runs in the ninth to take a 5-4 victory Tuesday at Maryvale Baseball Park.
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