3/21/2014 | Pieced-together Braves rotation shaping up
There likely will not be any surprises on Saturday, when Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announces the four-man rotation he plans to employ through a majority of the first two weeks of the regular season.
3/21/2014 | Tough outing complicates Carrasco's rotation bid
Carlos Carrasco's subpar showing in his most recent outing added another layer to Cleveland's complicated rotation decision, though manager Terry Francona said the team would not base any decision on one outing.
3/21/2014 | Tribe to iron out roster well ahead of season
Indians manager Terry Francona does not want to delay the team's Opening Day roster decisions until the end of Spring Training. He planned to meet with Cleveland's front office and coaching staff this weekend to discuss the remaining moves.
3/21/2014 | Flowers exits game early with leg cramps
Tyler Flowers left Friday's game against the Cubs in the middle of his sixth inning at-bat with leg cramps, exiting after swinging through a 1-1 pitch from reliever Alberto Cabrera.
3/21/2014 | Indians regulars rack up 16 hits vs. Rockies
The Indians bested Rockies Opening Day starter Jorge De La Rosa for nine hits and five runs in three innings of a 14-3 victory on Friday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
3/21/2014 | Baez exits game early with right heel contusion
Cubs top prospect Javier Baez left Friday's game with a right heel contusion after stepping awkwardly on first base in the sixth inning on an infield single.
3/21/2014 | Closer uncertainty gives relievers chance to step up
The topic of who will close games for the Reds in the wake of Aroldis Chapman's injury remains a touchy subject for the teammates who are closest to the left-hander -- his fellow relievers who also witnessed the incident.
3/21/2014 | Amaro taking positives out of spring numbers
The Phillies entered Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox with a 6-14-2 record, the lowest OPS in baseball and a pitching staff that ranked 21st in ERA.
3/21/2014 | Turning down $1M contract, Colabello has no regrets
Chris Colabello turned down $1 million to play baseball for Korea's LG Lions so that he could chase a job backing up Joe Mauer, and he has received no promises from the Twins, despite hitting .375 during Spring Training for a team that is looking for hitting.
3/21/2014 | Masterson talks likely shelved until offseason
Indians general manager Chris Antonetti is not closing any doors, but he confirmed on Friday morning that extension talks with starter Justin Masterson had been postponed for at least the rest of Spring Training.
3/21/2014 | Andrus out another week with sore right elbow
Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is going to be sidelined for another week while recovering from a sore right elbow.
3/21/2014 | 'Make Opening Day a Holiday' reaches first goal
Budweiser's "Make Opening Day a Holiday" campaign easily reached its required 100,000 petition signatures on Friday -- far ahead of next Wednesday's deadline -- with the goal of President Barack Obama proclaiming this March 31 an official day of national observance in the United States. That is the Monday of 13 Opening Day games in Major League Baseball.
3/21/2014 | Oviedo may not begin season with Rays
Right-hander Juan Carlos Oviedo is feeling healthy and getting stronger by the day, but he confirmed Friday that he likely won't be ready for Opening Day.
3/21/2014 | Perez staying up-to-date on Chapman's recovery
Royals catcher Salvador Perez is continuing his watch over the recovery of Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman, felled by his line drive on Wednesday night.
3/21/2014 | Tigers acquire Romine from Halos for Alvarez
The Tigers acted to counter the loss of shortstop Jose Iglesias on Friday, acquiring infielder Andrew Romine from the Angels for pitcher Jose Alvarez.
3/21/2014 | Appel shakes off the rust in first spring outing
With general manager Jeff Luhnow, several members of the front office and a handful of scouts watching from one of the back fields at Osceola County Stadium, Astros right-hander Mark Appel appeared in a game for the first time this spring.
3/21/2014 | Gee gearing for potential Opening Day assignment
Although it has not officially been announced, all indications are that Mets right-hander Dillon Gee will be the Opening Day starter. While he's taking nothing for granted, Gee knows it would be a special assignment.
3/21/2014 | Davis, Duda waging friendly first-base battle
With both Lucas Duda and Ike Davis appearing to be finally healthy for the final week of camp, it will be up to the Mets to decide which of the two will be the starter at first base. Both wasted no time making their presence known on Friday afternoon
3/21/2014 | Brewers' Segura sits with sore shoulder
Brewers shortstop Jean Segura wanted more at-bats in the waning days of Spring Training to wake his quiet bat, but a sore throwing shoulder is getting in the way.
3/21/2014 | Cards happy with first look at Cuban prospect Diaz
With Spring Training winding down and at-bats at a premium, the Cardinals' big league coaching staff likely won't get much more of a look at recent Cuban signee Aledmys Diaz. The glimpse they got Friday, though, offered an appealing first impression.
3/21/2014 | Wainwright in peak form as spring nears end
In starting Yadier Molina behind the plate for a third straight day, manager Mike Matheny had the intention of pulling his veteran catcher midway through Friday's game. He never did sub in another backstop thanks to the groove Molina was in with Adam Wainwright.
3/21/2014 | Valbuena launches two homers to sink White Sox
Cubs manager Rick Renteria got a small taste of the Interleague crosstown battle Friday before a sellout crowd of 13,038 at Camelback Ranch, with his squad claiming a 7-0 victory over the White Sox.
3/21/2014 | Trout focused on leading Angels to postseason
In just two full seasons, Mike Trout has established himself as the best all-around player in the game. However, for all of his talent, Trout has not been able to lead the Angels to the postseason.
3/21/2014 | Billingsley throws first live BP session
Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley faced a hitter for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year during a 15-pitch live batting-practice session against outfielder Matt Kemp on Friday morning at Camelback Ranch.
3/21/2014 | Papi, Sox 'close to finalizing' one-year, $15 million deal
The Red Sox are "close to finalizing" a one-year, $15 million contract extension with slugger David Ortiz, two big league sources confirmed to MLB.com on Friday.
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