3/19/2013 | Cespedes shows he's learned the benefits of pacing
Yoenis Cespedes went overboard last spring and was worn down by year's end. He's slowed down, knowing that he has to pace himself over a full regular season.
3/19/2013 | Greinke's return likely to come in Minor League game
Recovering Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke will throw to hitters Wednesday for the first time in nearly three weeks. Greinke last pitched in a game March 1, going three innings. He's battled elbow soreness since then, as well as a bout with the flu.
3/19/2013 | Gordon sprains left ankle, held out of workouts
Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon, who said he was fine after an awkward home-plate slide on Monday, wasn't so fine on Tuesday. Gordon has a left ankle sprain and he was held out of workouts.
3/19/2013 | Bogaerts will spend more time in big league camp
Xander Bogaerts, who is ranked the Red Sox's top prospect by MLB.com, was en route back to camp on Tuesday, a day after his Netherlands squad was eliminated in the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic.
3/19/2013 | Morel optioned to Triple-A among cuts
The White Sox optioned third baseman Brent Morel to Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday morning, a move coming on the heels of his rough 2012 season that was cut short by a herniated disk.
3/19/2013 | Miller, Kelly still battling for fifth-starter job
There may not have been a resolution in the competition for the Cardinals' fifth rotation spot -- a competition that manager Mike Matheny indicated will last for a while longer -- but both Shelby Miller and Joe Kelly used their respective outings on Thursday to further mold their identities.
3/19/2013 | Four Blue Jays homer in win over Astros
Jose Bautista and Melky Cabrera were among four Blue Jays who cleared the fences as the Blue Jays overcame a rough third inning by Mark Buehrle to beat the Astros, 10-6, on Tuesday.
3/19/2013 | Robinson, Heisey pace Reds' offensive surge
Derrick Robinson had three hits and scored three runs and Chris Heisey hit a three-run homer and tallied four RBIs as the Reds outslugged the White Sox, 10-6, on Tuesday. Homer Bailey struck out five over 4 1/3 innings but allowed five runs, four earned.
3/19/2013 | Miller on point in battle for fifth-starter role
After scoring just two runs in their last three games, the Cardinals broke out for twice as many against Marlins starter Jacob Turner on Tuesday, en route to a 5-4 victory at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/19/2013 | Backed by Scott's slam, Hellickson builds stamina
Longtime Tigers nemesis Luke Scott carried his home-run history against Detroit into Spring Training, belting a fourth-inning grand slam to complete a Rays onslaught against Doug Fister and send Tampa Bay on its way to an 11-5 win Tuesday at Joker Marchant Stadium.
3/19/2013 | Filled with Classic memories, Wandy back with Bucs
Wandy Rodriguez, who had a big hand in putting the Dominican Republic into the World Baseball Classic final, was back in the Pirates' Spring Training clubhouse on Monday, with a big smile on his lips and special memories in his heart.
3/19/2013 | Mauer, Morneau enjoy Classic, happy to be back
Before the World Baseball Classic started, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire admitted he was nervous about Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau leaving Twins camp to participate in the tournament. But not only did Mauer and Morneau return from the Classic healthy, they both starred in the tournament for their respective countries.
3/19/2013 | Jeter's ankle 'cranky,' so shortstop rests
Derek Jeter's left ankle acted up on Tuesday, forcing the veteran shortstop out of the Yankees' lineup against the Phillies.
3/19/2013 | Hughes may face Minor Leaguers on Saturday
Phil Hughes, working to return from a bulging disk in his upper back, pitched in a simulated game Monday and should make his next appearance this weekend in a Minor League game.
3/19/2013 | Halladay feels he's 'going in right direction'
Roy Halladay is 10 pounds lighter, but he said he feels better. It has been an interesting spring for Halladay, who has been trying to prove he can bounce back from a disappointing 2012.
3/19/2013 | Kendrick's changeup getting good results
Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick found himself in a bit of a jam in the fourth inning Tuesday at Bright House Field against the Yankees.
3/19/2013 | Brown, Kendrick lead Phillies past Yankees
Domonic Brown hit a solo home run and Kyle Kendrick was strong for six innings in the Phillies' 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday.
3/19/2013 | Meek among six pitchers cut by Rangers on Tuesday
The Rangers sent six pitchers to the Minor Leagues on Tuesday, including reliever Evan Meek, Wilmer Font, Yoshinori Tateyama, Collin Balester, Neal Cotts and Jeff Beliveau.
3/19/2013 | Baseball legend Aaron joins Twitter
Hank Aaron accomplished what was once considered unthinkable when he broke Babe Ruth's home run record. Thirty-nine years later, Aaron has provided another welcome surprise by joining Twitter, using the handle @henrylouisaaron
3/19/2013 | Headley relieved injury won't keep him out long-term
Third baseman Chase Headley arrived back in Padres' camp early Tuesday morning with a small splint wrapped around his left thumb. Headley, who injured the thumb sliding into second base Sunday, said it was still a bit sore, though it paled in comparison to the diagnosis that he'd likely be sidelined the next four to six weeks.
3/19/2013 | Impressive Castellanos among eight Tigers cuts
No matter how well Tigers top prospect Nick Castellanos hit in Spring Training, he was headed to Triple-A Toledo. Judging by the way he hit, though, he shouldn't be there for long.
3/19/2013 | Rays, Longoria have faith in each other
Evan Longoria is more than the face of the Tampa Bay Rays franchise. He is the foundation. The folks who run the Rays know it. And Longoria appreciates it.
3/19/2013 | Momentum matters: Teams aim to build off 2012
In a game where the great Earl Weaver declared momentum the next day's starting pitcher, it's tough for some to buy into The Big Mo carrying a club for weeks at a time -- let alone through an entire offseason. But there have been some recent cases where September success breeds a full season of great baseball the following year.
3/19/2013 | Hanging on: Vets have tough time calling it a career
Just when we think that graying athlete is leaving for a life of leisure, travel, business ventures or coaching, he extends his career, opting to squeeze out every last ounce of athletic juice his body can muster.
3/19/2013 | Trio of young Dutch infielders boasts bright future
On a team with an impressive collection of talent, it was a trio of 20-something kids from Curacao who most impressed Kingdom of the Netherlands team members in preparation of the World Baseball Classic semifinals. That trio -- Andrelton Simmons, Jonathan Schoop and Jurickson Profar -- are future stars of Major League Baseball and current stars for the Dutch.
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