2/28/2013 | Turner labors, Stanton rakes against Cardinals
Starter Jacob Turned lasted only one-third of an inning and Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-3 for the Marlins in an 8-2 loss to the Cardinals on Thursday at Roger Dean Stadium.
2/28/2013 | Chinese Taipei to meet Australia in Pool B opener
Chinese Taipei is hoping that two former Major League pitchers will suppress the Australian offense and help put the team ahead in Saturday's opening game of Pool B in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
2/28/2013 | From rookies to legends, Koufax leaves mark on camp
Sandy has left the building. In Elvis fashion, Sandy Koufax finished his initial 10-day Spring Training assignment as special advisor to the Dodgers chairman Thursday having left an unforgettable impression, even on fellow legends.
2/28/2013 | Carter makes first spring start in left field
The Astros got their first look at Chris Carter in left field Thursday against a Yankees split squad. Carter, acquired from Oakland on Feb. 4, had seen some time at first base this spring, but Houston would ideally like him to be its starting left fielder.
2/28/2013 | At NYSE, Archey rings in 2013 World Baseball Classic
The sound of Paul Archey ringing the opening bell the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday was symbolic: Now it is time for the participating Major Leaguers to join their heritage teams, to shift their focus from World Series to World Baseball Classic.
2/28/2013 | Castellanos making most of spring playing time
Call Nick Castellanos too young or inexperienced for the Major Leagues. Label him underseasoned for the outfield with less than a year of work. List any number of reasons why Castellanos won't make the Tigers out of camp, and that's the fate he probably faces. But he's opportunistic, give him that.
2/28/2013 | Rays focused on winning, not off-field baggage
There's a joke in baseball, usually told about the so-called smart teams. It goes, "[Blank] is the new market inefficiency," where [blank] can be just about anything that seems to be coinciding with a team winning games. This isn't a joke, though: players with baggage really may be a market inefficiency.
2/28/2013 | Cuban prospect Urrutia arrives in Florida
Cuban outfielder Henry Urrutia is in Florida and is finally expected to report to the Orioles' spring facility in Sarasota to go through his physical in the next day or two.
2/28/2013 | In camp with Rox as coach, Astacio thrilled to help
There is never a shortage of wide eyes in early spring as a handful of young prospects get their first taste of a big league clubhouse. But in the Rockies' clubhouse this spring, the most awestruck man in uniform may have been a 44-year old veteran of 15 big league seasons.
2/28/2013 | Chapman proves he can bring more than just heat
Since the beginning of his tenure with the Reds, Aroldis Chapman has earned his status by throwing heat. But to earn a spot in the rotation, he needs to show he can diversify. So during his impressive spring debut, on Thursday -- his 25th birthday -- his "Cuban missile" intentionally had lower octane. Chapman retired all six batters he faced over two innings, with one strikeout.
2/28/2013 | Versatile Collmenter a unique asset for D-backs
Don't kid yourself, Josh Collmenter would still like to be a starting pitcher. But the D-backs pitcher is not about to complain about once again being the team's long man/spot starter.
2/28/2013 | Parra paces D-backs' comeback effort vs. Reds
Gerardo Parra had three hits and drove in three runs, including the go-ahead score in the seventh, as the D-backs rallied for a 6-5 win over a Reds split-squad on Thursday afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark.
2/28/2013 | Middlebrooks feels fine after wrist scare
Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks was essentially given a clean bill of health after a scare on Wednesday night, when he had to leave the game with discomfort in his surgically repaired right wrist.
2/28/2013 | Hamels dominates Braves as offense comes to life
The Phillies offense showed life in Thursday's 10-2 victory over the Braves at Bright House Field. Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels allowed four hits, one unearned run and struck out five in three innings.
2/28/2013 | Howard already rounding into game shape
Ryan Howard started his sixth consecutive Grapefruit League game Thursday in a 10-5 victory over the Braves. He went 2-for-3 with a double, homer and two RBIs. Overall, he is hitting .533 (8-for-15) with three doubles, one homer, five RBIs.
2/28/2013 | Tigers plan to honor '68 championship team
Forty-five years after the Tigers won the World Series behind greats such as Al Kaline, Willie Horton, Mickey Lolich and Denny McLain, the Tigers will plan to honor the team with a tribute on Saturday, May 25 before their 4:05 p.m. ET game against the Minnesota Twins.
2/28/2013 | Angels in the outfield: Trio set for glove show
Peter Bourjos has a goal -- an expectation, really -- when it comes to the outfield he figures to be a big part of this season. "There aren't going to be triples."
2/28/2013 | Clark not flashy, but 'gets people out'
Zach Clark may be a 29-year-old Minor Leaguer, but the right-hander has seen that the Orioles will give anyone a chance if they can do the job they are asked to do.
2/28/2013 | Kershaw fans seven as Cruz returns with power
Luis Cruz returned from a case of food poisoning to homer as the Dodgers had three multiple-run innings to beat the Angels on Thursday, 10-8, at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw struck out seven with no walks in three innings, but also was charged with three runs (two earned) on six hits.
2/28/2013 | Kemp aiming to play Friday; Crawford's arm sore
Matt Kemp said he expects to play his first Spring Training game on Friday, but Carl Crawford suffered a minor setback with stiffness in his left forearm.
2/28/2013 | A's tab Anderson to start Opening Day
A's manager Bob Melvin delivered the news Thursday morning that Brett Anderson will start on Opening Day against the Mariners.
2/28/2013 | Koreans open Classic vs. tough Dutch squad
Korea made it to the final of the 2009 World Baseball Classic, and they'll be looking for a strong start Saturday vs. a Dutch team that features several current and former big leaguers.
2/28/2013 | Cardinals taking slow, sure approach with Furcal
Shortstop Rafael Furcal's recent declaration that he feels he's just about ready to play in the field has not changed the Cardinals' plans to proceed with continued caution.
2/28/2013 | Perkins prefers to focus on the present
Glen Perkins has gone from being labeled as somewhat of a malcontent to becoming one of the best left-handed relievers in baseball and one of the team's leaders in the Twins' clubhouse.
2/28/2013 | Jackson's homer, Castellanos' big day top Rays
The Tigers defeated the Rays, 11-2, Thursday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park behind Anibal Sanchez's strong outing and a big day from Nick Castellanos and Austin Jackson.
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