2/26/2013 | Berry dealing with lingering patellar tendinitis
With Detroit already missing Brennan Boesch and Andy Dirks, Quintin Berry was scheduled to start in center field for Tuesday's game against the Astros. However, he's dealing with patellar tendinitis and was held back from the trip.
2/26/2013 | Davey ensuring Nats' outfield pieces fit together
While Davey Johnson has been fairly staunch about resting his veterans in the first week of Spring Training games, he's been equally committed to getting his new-look outfield acclimated with playing together.
2/26/2013 | Spot secure, Kendrick ready to take next step
It took him a while, but Kyle Kendrick, who allowed a run in two innings Tuesday in his Grapefruit League debut against the Yankees at Bright House Field, entered camp this spring guaranteed a spot in the Phillies rotation for the first time since 2008. It's a spot he has earned.
2/26/2013 | Gallardo gearing up to pitch for Mexico in Classic
The last time Brewers pitching coach Rick Kranitz sat in the stands for a baseball game, it was March of 2009. He was the Orioles' pitching coach and one of his guys, Jeremy Guthrie, was on the mound for Team USA in a second-round World Baseball Classic game against Venezuela. Kranitz is hoping for better results this time around for the Brewers' Yovani Gallardo, who is on a tentative path to make his Classic debut on March 8 against Team USA at Chase Field.
2/26/2013 | Cruz's three-run double sparks Cardinals
Ryan Dempster looked strong in his debut with the Red Sox by firing two hitless innings, but the Cardinals' offense sprang to life after his departure and cruised to a 15-4 victory on Tuesday afternoon at JetBlue Park.
2/26/2013 | Morneau plays third straight game at first
Justin Morneau played first base for the third straight day in order to build endurance for the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
2/26/2013 | Plouffe goes 1-for-2 in spring debut
Third baseman Trevor Plouffe made his Grapefruit League debut against the Blue Jays on Tuesday after missing the first three games of spring with a sore right calf.
2/26/2013 | Center-field competition on display vs. Jays
All three Twins players competing for the center field spot this spring started against the Blue Jays and made an impact in the Twins' 8-4 win on Tuesday.
2/26/2013 | Reds use caution with Frazier's healing calf
The Reds aren't taking the slightest of chances of players with even minor injuries this early in Spring Training. Third baseman Todd Frazier has not played since Saturday, when he strained his left calf sliding into third base against the Indians.
2/26/2013 | Davis leads impressive outing for KC pitchers
The Royals sent right-hander Wade Davis to the mound on Tuesday, beginning the unveiling process for the team's revamped rotation. Davis turned in two shutout innings to set the tone for a 4-1 victory.
2/26/2013 | Joba confident he would succeed as a starter
Joba Chamberlain said on Tuesday that he is interested in becoming a starting pitcher again, though the Yankees don't seem interested in entertaining that notion, preferring to keep him in the bullpen.
2/26/2013 | Starters to go two innings, except Shields
Wade Davis pitched two innings in his first start on Tuesday, and that's the plan for the rest of the Royals' top starters this week -- except for James Shields, who will pitch just one.
2/26/2013 | Detwiler happy to get in work before Classic
It was especially important for the Nationals to get Tuesday's game in under cloudy skies, particularly so left-hander Ross Detwiler could see his first game action of the spring.
2/26/2013 | Putz to make Cactus League debut March 5
D-backs closer J.J. Putz will make his Spring Training debut March 5 against Team Mexico. The tentative schedule calls for Putz to pitch in nine games.
2/26/2013 | Montero nursing mysterious injured thumb
Miguel Montero on Tuesday missed a second straight game with a swollen right thumb. Exactly what is wrong with the D-backs catcher's thumb is not clear.
2/26/2013 | Proud to be on team, Phillips wants US to excel
When Team USA manager Joe Torre talked to Brandon Phillips on the phone and asked him whether he'd like to be the starting second baseman for the U.S. in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, the Reds All-Star was completely thrilled.
2/26/2013 | Jackson strong in spring debut with Cubs
Dave Sappelt and Christian Villanueva each hit solo home runs to lift the Cubs to a 4-2 victory on Tuesday over the Rockies. Edwin Jackson pitched two scoreless innings in his first spring start.
2/26/2013 | Longoria tested on the bases in first game back
Evan Longoria made his first spring appearance in Tuesday afternoon's rain-shortened Rays win over the Astros, and the All-Star third baseman had an eventful three innings.
2/26/2013 | Matheny wants to ban home-plate collisions
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has changed his mind completely when it comes to collisions at home plate, and he is looking forward to explaining his position to Major League Baseball. Matheny has requested a meeting with Joe Torre, MLB's executive vice president of baseball operations, to discuss the matter.
2/26/2013 | Francona names Masterson as Opening Day starter
The Indians are asking sinkerballer Justin Masterson to lead their rotation for the second season in a row. On Tuesday, Cleveland manager Terry Francona informed Masterson that he will be given the ball on Opening Day.
2/26/2013 | Castro, Wallace lead split-squad Astros
The split-squad Astros got a two-run homer from Jason Castro -- his second in as many games -- and a solo shot from Brett Wallace to pull away from the Tigers for a win on Tuesday afternoon at rainy Osceola County Stadium.
2/26/2013 | Martin day to day with soreness in upper body
Russell Martin was scratched from Tuesday's lineup -- and he will remain on the sidelines on Wednesday -- with some "upper-body soreness," according to manager Clint Hurdle.
2/26/2013 | Bucs rained out vs. O's; Burnett to start Wednesday
The rainout of their Tuesday game against the Orioles blended two days of pitching plans for the Pirates, who consequently will throw three of their best arms against the Rays on Wednesday.
2/26/2013 | Heisey content with bench role for time being
No young player trying to make it in the Major Leagues aspires to be a bench player, or in Chris Heisey's case, the fourth outfielder on the Reds. Heisey doesn't resent his current status, but he also doesn't view it as his destiny.
2/26/2013 | Prospect Maurer off to strong start in first camp
Brandon Maurer doesn't have a cool nickname like the "Big Three" pitching prospects for the Mariners. But the tall right-hander with the red goatee is quickly working his way into the picture in Peoria with a strong start to his spring. And maybe he's earning a nickname of his own along the way. Just call him the "Big Bruise."
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