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3/2/2015 | Former big leaguer McKnight dies; played for Mets and O's

Former Major Leaguer Jeff McKnight passed away on Sunday after a 10-year battle with leukemia. He was 52.


3/2/2015 | Coleman helping White Sox craft new identity

In just the first 10 days of Spring Training, Vince Coleman has already begun to change the team culture, and he promises that his work will make a major difference over the course of 2015.


3/2/2015 | KBO's NC Dinos wrap up inaugural spring at Compton UYA

While Major League clubs are preparing for Spring Training games in Arizona and Florida, one team from the Korea Baseball Organization wrapped up its first spring camp at the Urban Youth Academy on Monday.


3/2/2015 | D-backs again praised for work environment

The D-backs were named as one of the "10 Best Organizations to Work for in Sports" by Forbes, adding to the organization's list of awards in that category.


3/2/2015 | After standing pat, Indians ready to contend

Despite the activity of his division rivals this offseason, Terry Francona is confident in his roster and is making sure his players share that confidence.


3/2/2015 | Barrett makes most of each opportunity with Nats

Nationals right-hander Aaron Barrett vowed to never let adversity get the best of him. He learned how to take the good with the bad by watching how players such as Adam LaRoche, Ian Desmond, Craig Stammen and Drew Storen reacted to certain situations.


3/2/2015 | Depth gives White Sox options in Sale's absence

The White Sox approached this season certainly knowing they would need contributions from more than the 12 pitchers they break camp with. So if the White Sox don't have Chris Sale at the season's outset, they are comfortable with the possible fill-in options.


3/2/2015 | Whiteside ready for next chapter as Giants' bullpen catcher

As a catcher, Eli Whiteside grew accustomed to surveying the whole field. He certainly looked at the big picture when he decided to rejoin the Giants as their bullpen catcher.


3/2/2015 | Zimmerman puts in extra work at first base

After the Nationals completed their workout on Monday, Ian Desmond and Ryan Zimmerman went to Space Coast Stadium to get some extra work in the infield with manager Matt Williams and defensive coordinator and advance coach Mark Weidemaier.


3/2/2015 | Crockett's results on mound belie youthfulness

Kyle Crockett may be young in years and experience, but the left-hander earned a role in the Indians' bullpen last season and is again in the mix during his first Major League camp.


3/2/2015 | Marlins' formula makes quick turnaround feasible

Two years ago, the Miami Marlins lost 100 games. Now, without a hint of exaggeration, they can be projected as a postseason team. What happened? This was a winning combination that started with a talented young core of players developing as hoped. That made possible a series of extremely astute acquisitions this winter.


3/2/2015 | Competition heavy for three open spots on Giants

With Tuesday's Cactus League opener against the Oakland A's, the Giants will begin conducting auditions for the few vacancies in their cast. The Giants will have exactly one relief spot up for grabs, and also could have as many as two roles available for position players.


3/2/2015 | Versatile roster will keep Padres' infield in motion

Yangervis Solarte is a third baseman who also plays plenty of shortstop and second base. Clint Barmes spent parts of last season playing all four infield spots across the diamond. And Alexi Amarista has played at least five different positions in each of the past three years. Sense a trend in San Diego?


3/2/2015 | Short-handed Twins get work in on defense

The Twins had a short-handed squad on Monday, but they did their best to iron out the fundamentals. Five of the team's players were missing from practice due to illness, but the club still practiced popups and cutoffs on the big field at Hammond Stadium.


3/2/2015 | Santana looking to settle in as Twins' shortstop

Danny Santana did everything asked of him as a rookie last season, and now he's looking forward to settling back to his natural position. He is playing exclusively at shortstop in Spring Training.


3/2/2015 | Carpenter plans to be aggressive, but smart

The Cardinals have shown no indication that they plan to change Matt Carpenter's placement in their lineup. However, if Carpenter accomplishes what he has set as a season goal, he'll take a different look back into the familiar spot atop the batting order.


3/2/2015 | Miggy moves to field for pregame BP session

Slugger Miguel Cabrera joined his teammates on the field for batting practice on Tuesday before the Tigers played an exhibition game against Florida Southern.


3/2/2015 | Zimmermann doesn't ease up during live BP

It was just his first live batting-practice session of Spring Training, and most of the hitters did not even swing the bat, but Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann treated it with increased intensity.


3/2/2015 | Rodon prefers to let his game do the talking

Left-hander Carlos Rodon makes his Cactus League debut Friday when the White Sox take on the Padres, and the highly touted prospect doesn't seem overwhelmed or nervous about the opportunity.


3/2/2015 | Renovation of Wrigley Field progressing as planned

Phase One of the Wrigley Field 1060 Project remains relatively on target despite a cold winter, Cubs officials said Monday afternoon during a media tour of the construction zone.


3/2/2015 | Martinez to start Grapefruit League opener

In mapping out their spring pitching schedule, the Cardinals have decided to give Carlos Martinez not just a long look, but also the first one, as Martinez pursues a job in the starting rotation.


3/2/2015 | Spring pitching order offers hint at Braves' rotation plan

Less than a year after Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy suffered season-ending elbow injuries approximately 24 hours apart, the Braves are not going to announce their rotation plans during the first week of March. But the club indicated their plans when they announced who will serve as starters through the first five days of the Grapefruit League season.


3/2/2015 | A-Rod sees time at DH in intrasquad tilt

The Yankees closed out the workout portion of Spring Training with a combination intrasquad game/simulated game Monday at George M. Steinbrenner Field. A pitching machine was used instead of real pitchers and situations were created. For example, both halves of the first inning began with a runner on first.


3/2/2015 | Play ball: Five MLB games on tap Tuesday

Major League Baseball games are back. Madison Bumgarner, who threw the last pitch of the 2014 season 125 days ago for the Giants in Game 7 of an unforgettable World Series against Kansas City, is scheduled to start for the defending champs against Oakland at 3:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday in one of the first five scheduled Spring Training openers between Major League clubs.


3/2/2015 | Lindor to be given every opportunity to develop

Francisco Lindor, the Indians' top-ranked prospect and No. 4 overall according to MLB.com, may be able to hold his own in the big leagues, but Cleveland is intent on letting the 21-year-old refine his skills in the Minor Leagues a little while longer.




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