3/25/2014 | How do Padres' prospects fit San Diego's needs?
MLB.com's Bernie Pleskoff examines the short- and long-term needs of the Padres and illustrates how San Diego's prospects fit in both scenarios.
3/25/2014 | Deep, talented farm system has Padres looking ahead
Padres vice president for player development and international scouting Randy Smith can't remember a time when the franchise had more Minor League talent than it does now.
3/25/2014 | 'Pen picture clearer as Marlins cut three relievers
For weeks, Marlins officials talked about having to make tough roster decisions. The first round of difficult cuts came on Tuesday morning, as Arquimedes Caminero, Carter Capps and Chaz Roe were sent down.
3/25/2014 | Phillies release veteran infielder Cedeno
The Phillies created a little more intrigue to their battle for bench jobs Tuesday when they released infielder Ronny Cedeno, who seemed like the leading internal candidate to take Freddy Galvis' spot on the 25-man roster.
3/25/2014 | Book tells of redemption for Marichal, Roseboro
Turning one of baseball's ugliest episodes into a story of redemption might seem, at first glance, like a reach. But in this case, the facts support the considerable distance traveled between violence and goodwill.
3/25/2014 | AL East will again be MLB's powerhouse division
Welcome to the American League East, where four teams believe they're good enough to win the World Series, and a fifth is finishing up an extremely encouraging Spring Training.
3/25/2014 | Jordan's move to Minors remains source of fascination
Twenty years after Michael Jordan's decision to leave the NBA -- at the utmost peak of his powers as a magnetic talent on pace to collect a ring for every finger -- in order pursue a short-lived career in professional baseball remains a source of fascination, curiosity and, in some corners, suspicion.
3/25/2014 | Opening Days always memorable for Granderson
New Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson reflects on his first Opening Day, when he was with the Tigers in 2006.
3/25/2014 | Torii fondly recalls 1999 opener at Tiger Stadium
Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter sat down recently with MLB.com to share his memories of Opening Day.
3/25/2014 | Medica, Smith back Stults' solid start
Tommy Medica smacked a two-run homer, Seth Smith drove in two runs and Eric Stults was solid for 5 2/3 innings to lift the Padres to a 7-1 victory over the Cubs on Monday night in Mesa, Ariz.
3/25/2014 | Four aces highlight today's MLB.TV slate
The regular season must be just around the corner, because Tuesday's Spring Training slate features some of the game's top pitching talent getting their final tuneups before Opening Day. Four aces -- Jose Fernandez, Stephen Strasberg, Felix Hernandez and Madison Bumgarner -- will pitch in their spring finales live on MLB.TV.
3/24/2014 | Keuchel perseveres after rough first inning
Monday marked Dallas Keuchel's turn to audition for one of the final two spots in the Astros' starting rotation, and the left-hander endured a rough first inning before bouncing back to throw three scoreless innings against the Braves.
3/24/2014 | Nieto appears to have made jump from A ball to bigs
The White Sox backup Opening Day catcher will be Adrian Nieto, per tweets from his agent, Joshua Kusnick, on Monday.
3/24/2014 | Mariners grant Baker's request for release
The Mariners granted veteran starter Scott Baker his release from the team per his request after offering him a job with the Triple-A Rainiers, the club announced following Monday's game against the White Sox.
3/24/2014 | Padres narrow Opening Day roster choices
The Padres' Opening Day picture got a bit clearer Monday as manager Bud Black informed eight players that they won't make the team, including left-handers Tony Sipp and Patrick Schuster.
3/24/2014 | Rockies facing some tough roster decisions
Corey Dickerson, Charlie Culberson and Tommy Kahnle all had solid performances for the Rockies in Monday's 8-2 win over the Royals. In other words, roster decisions are getting tough with Spring Training drawing to a close.
3/24/2014 | With dad watching, Nick Hamilton makes debut
His first at-bat Monday was a feel-good moment for Nick Hamilton, not only because it was his first taste of the big leagues, but because his father, Tom Hamilton, was watching from a booth at the field.
3/24/2014 | Scutaro unlikely to be ready for season opener
Giants manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged Monday what has appeared inevitable for weeks: Second baseman Marco Scutaro, troubled by a bad back, likely will have to begin the regular season on the disabled list.
3/24/2014 | CC, Kuroda, Nova scheduled for opening series
The Yankees have set their likely starting rotation for the season-opening series against the Astros in Houston, which projects to send Masahiro Tanaka out for his big league debut on April 4 against the Blue Jays in Toronto. Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed to reporters on Monday that the club has scheduled CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Ivan Nova for starts in the April 1-3 series in Houston.
3/24/2014 | Morales solidifying claim to spot in rotation
Left-hander Franklin Morales found his way back to the Rockies through a confluence of needs. But through hard work and study, Morales just might have found his way back to the starting rotation after the better part of five years in the bullpen.
3/24/2014 | Skaggs makes solid case for rotation spot
If Tyler Skaggs is going to open up the season as the Angels' fifth starter, the 22-year-old left-hander doesn't know it yet. On Monday, when he worked around seven hits and three walks to give up only two runs (one earned) to the Giants, "was a huge step forward," manager Mike Scioscia said.
3/24/2014 | Starlin 'really close' to being ready for Opening Day
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, sidelined since he strained his right hamstring on March 2, celebrated his 24th birthday on Monday by playing in a Minor League game and announced he was "real close" to being ready for the regular season.
3/24/2014 | Braves get first taste of new replay system
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez did not get the verdict he was seeking. But with Opening Day less than a week away, he now at least has a feel for Major League Baseball's replay system.
3/24/2014 | Abreu not concerned about Chicago's colder temps
White Sox first baseman/designated hitter Jose Abreu has never played in Chicago, but the Cuban-born slugger is not thinking too much about playing in the colder climate.
3/24/2014 | Sale knows stress of spring contract negotiations
White Sox left-hander Chris Sale, who negotiated a contract extension last March, tried to provide as much help as he could to Jose Quintana in terms of handling the pressure of contract negotiations while preparing for the regular season.
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