3/28/2013 | Ryu finishes on high note, ready to make debut
Dodgers rookie starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu finished Spring Training much better than he started. Ryu retired all 12 batters he faced in Thursday's 3-0 exhibition win against the Angels. It was the Korean lefty's final outing before his scheduled start against the Giants on Tuesday, the second game of the season.
3/28/2013 | Hamstring keeps Nakajima out vs. Giants
While it's not yet known whether shortstop Hiro Nakajima will require a trip to the disabled list for his left hamstring strain, the A's are at least certain he won't play in this weekend's three-game exhibition series against the Giants.
3/28/2013 | Bullpen spots still up for grabs
The A's have 12 relievers on their roster and just three more days to narrow that field to seven.
3/28/2013 | NHSI semis set, with two familiar teams in mix
After Thursday's marathon finale between Milton (Georgia) and The Woodlands (Texas), the semifinals for the second annual National High School Invitational are set. Those who followed the tournament a year ago will notice a familiar tone.
3/28/2013 | De La Rosa has strong outing in Minor League game
While a healthy-size crowd watched the Rockies and Brewers play out the Cactus schedule Thursday, the important work -- as far as Rockies pitching was concerned -- was taking place away from the game, as lefty Jorge De La Rosa pitched in a Minor League tilt.
3/28/2013 | Celebrating a Sweet 16 for the champion Giants
As an acknowledgement of Sweet 16 weekend, MLB.com herein presents its sixth Sweet 16 Salute, this one devoted to the defending World Series champions, the Giants.
3/28/2013 | Lasorda says '13 Dodgers can end Series drought
Tommy Lasorda wants to celebrate come October. The Hall of Fame manager has waited 25 years since he saw his beloved Dodgers spray the World Series champagne and host a championship parade for the city of Los Angeles.
3/28/2013 | Giants extend Bochy, Sabean through '16
Coming off their second World Series title in three years, the Giants on Thursday signed general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy to contract extensions through the 2016 season. Terms were not disclosed.
3/28/2013 | Star-laden Angels, Dodgers drawing national attention
The Angels and Dodgers employ six of the 25 richest players in baseball, are already slated to play in a combined 27 national TV games this season -- a number that will presumably increase -- and boast rosters littered with star power.
3/28/2013 | Madson to travel with team, continue rehab on road
It's not just that reliever Ryan Madson hasn't pitched in a year; it's that he hasn't really been part of a team in that stretch, either. He wants to be with the Angels when they open their season on the road next week, even if he won't be closing out any of those games.
3/28/2013 | After rough start to spring, 'pen turning it around
Angels manager Mike Scioscia has basically decided who will claim the last two bullpen spots, but he'll wait to see how things play out before making an announcement. What he will say is his bullpen concerns have eased a bit over the last few days.
3/28/2013 | Roenicke: Lohse 'Major League ready'
After Kyle Lohse started his first game for the Brewers on Thursday in a 6-2 win over the Rockies at Salt River Fields, manager Ron Roenicke proclaimed that the right-hander is "Major League ready."
3/28/2013 | Hard-hitting Royals keep it going against Reds
The Royals posted 16 more hits in Thursday's 8-3 win over the Reds and they're certain to win the Spring Training team batting championship. Their .338 average is 29 points ahead of the second-place Angels.
3/28/2013 | Santana pleased about first spring with Royals
Ervin Santana worked four innings in the Royals' 8-3 win over the Reds on Thursday and wrapped things up with a 4.70 ERA and 1-1 record in six starts.
3/28/2013 | Butler has adventurous day at first, at plate
Billy Butler was on the wrong end of two interference calls in Thursday's win over the Reds.
3/28/2013 | Torrealba named backup catcher over Hernandez
Yorvit Torrealba has made the Rockies' Opening Day roster as the backup catcher, with the club informing Ramon Hernandez on Thursday that he will be designated for assignment.
3/28/2013 | Rays anticipate Opening Day sellout at Tropicana Field
The Rays expect an eighth-consecutive sellout on Opening Day, but tickets are still available for the April 2 opener vs. the Orioles.
3/28/2013 | Borbon with Rangers as they try to find deal
Julio Borbon, the odd man out in the Rangers' center-field battle, remained with the team but unofficially in limbo Thursday. Borbon is out of options and the Rangers don't expect to be able to get him through outright waivers, so they're trying to work out a trade.
3/28/2013 | Parra's struggles complicate bullpen decision
Four relievers vying for the final Reds' bullpen spots were all in action on Thursday against the Royals and Manny Parra didn't help himself while J.J. Hoover continued to perform at a high level.
3/28/2013 | Hannahan returns to action
After missing a few days with some soreness in his groin muscle, backup corner infielder Jack Hannahan returned on Thursday against the Royals.
3/28/2013 | Scheppers, Ortiz make 'pen; one spot remains
The battle of the Rangers' bullpen is down to a single open spot after manager Ron Washington announced that both right-hander Tanner Scheppers and rookie left-hander Joe Ortiz have made the team.
3/28/2013 | Maddon to announce Rays' No. 5 starter Friday
The fifth spot in the rotation is down to Jeff Niemann and Roberto Hernandez, and manager Joe Maddon said he has already made the decision on who will be the starter. The Rays will announce the decision on Friday.
3/28/2013 | Peralta steps up as leader among Latino pitchers
Joel Peralta does more for the Rays than perform well out of the bullpen, as manager Joe Maddon praised the right-hander for his leadership and skill as a mentor.
3/28/2013 | Rays have minor concerns about health of Fuld, Scott
Sam Fuld (right hamstring tightness) and Luke Scott (right calf tightness) have both battled injuries, but they should be ready for Opening Day.
3/28/2013 | Cook, Rockies' all-time wins leader, back with club
The Rockies are bringing back right-handed pitcher Aaron Cook -- their career leader in starts, wins and losses -- on a Minor League contract.
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