Orioles get cheap with star Manny Machadoyahoo.com Updated 4 hours agoCompared to you (probably) and me, young star Manny Machado makes a lot of money playing third base. His contract with the Baltimore Orioles will pay him $519,000 in 2014, about 4 percent above the major league minimum of $500,000. He'll also get a $100…Upvote Share Tweet
Arroyo expresses frustration over ailing backMLB.com Updated 5 hours agoBronson Arroyo played catch for the third consecutive day but said he felt stiffness in his back. The D-backs right-hander was diagnosed last week with a bulging disk.Upvote Share Tweet
Zack Wheeler hopes to follow Matt Harvey's footsteps this season with Metsnydailynews.com Updated 6 hours agoZack Wheeler speaks with a confidence now that you didn’t hear during his rookie season. He’s not afraid to say he intends to take a Matt Harvey-like leap in his first full season in the big leagues, and no less significant, wants everyone to know he’ll…Upvote Share Tweet
Schoop impressing on, off field at O's campComing off a 2013 season in which Jonathan Schoop played in the spring's World Baseball Classic for Team Netherlands, debuted in Triple-A, was sidelined for six weeks with a back injury, made his Major League debut as a September callup, and played in t…Upvote Share Tweet
Glove day! Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia and others get leather delivered by Wilsonyahoo.com Updated 7 hours agoWilson sporting goods has produced several videos about Major League Baseball players receiving their gloves for the 2014 season. The first visit is to Boston Red Sox camp in Fort Myers, Fla., where the World Series champions can't wait to get their shi…Upvote Share TweetAs Nationals hitters beat pitch after pitch into the infield on Monday night at Space Coast Stadium, it was clear that Astros starter Lucas Harrell was clicking. The right-hander recorded his first 10 outs via the ground ball, including one double play,…Upvote Share Tweet
Carter working to be more selective at the dishThe Astros' Chris Carter is listed at 6-foot-4, 245 pounds, and manager Bo Porter wants to make sure he doesn't forget that. Carter smacked 29 home runs and slugged .451 in 2013, but he led the Majors with 212 strikeouts. This spring, he is implementing…Upvote Share TweetGio Gonzalez struck out the first five batters he faced then struggled to get out of the second inning as the Washington Nationals lost to the Houston Astros 7-3 Monday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Sidearmer Smith set to play key 'pen roleThe Angels identified sidearmer Joe Smith early in the offseason and went above and beyond to sign him, giving him a three-year, $15.75 million contract few teams, if any, were willing to match, and making him the highest-paid reliever -- nevermind midd…Upvote Share Tweet
Angels Rough Up Bauer in Win Over Indiansnytimes.com Updated 8 hours agoCollin Cowgill's two-run homer off Trevor Bauer highlighted a three-run fifth inning that carried the Los Angeles Angels over the Cleveland Indians 8-3 Monday.Upvote Share TweetThe Dodgers use the word "comfortable" so much to describe pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu this Spring Training compared to last, you'd think he's throwing from a Barcalounger. The fact is, it's the Dodgers who are more comfortable this Spring with Ryu.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated 8 hours agoJulia Ruth Stevens, 97, the daughter of Babe Ruth, joined the Yankees in St. Petersburg to celebrate the city’s 100-year anniversary as the birthplace of spring training in Florida.Upvote Share Tweet
Weaver has some hiccups, but isn't worriedIt wasn't an easy third spring start for Angels ace Jered Weaver. He faced six batters each in the first and third innings, expended over 60 pitches by the time he completed four and wound up giving up three runs on five hits and two walks while on his …Upvote Share TweetRoyals center fielder Jarrod Dyson banged into the center-field wall to catch Justin Smoak's deep drive in the first inning on Monday, and manager Ned Yost appreciated the Royals' defense against Seattle.Upvote Share TweetLooking primed for the regular season, Matt Cain threw five perfect innings in Monday's exhibition against the Chicago Cubs. Cain, who pitched a perfect game against Houston on June 13, 2012, struck out at least one batter in each inning to finish with …Upvote Share Tweet
Huff gets into first spring game with GiantsCompeting for a long-relief role, Giants left-hander David Huff made his Cactus League debut in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs by pitching the sixth inning.Upvote Share Tweet
Dodgers send five players to Minor LeaguesThe Dodgers sent five more players to the Minor Leagues after Monday's game, including four-year veteran infielder Brendan Harris.Upvote Share Tweet
Parker not making excuses for up-and-down startThe way Jarrod Parker sees it, he shouldn't need any time to settle in when he's starting a game. From the first pitch on, he aims to be locked, loaded and ready to attack opposing hitters.Upvote Share Tweet
Bailey pleased with outing, minus pitch to ProfarReds starter Homer Bailey graded his outing Monday as a B-plus, but aside from one pitch it was certainly worthy of very high marks.Upvote Share Tweet
Roles reversed, but challenged call isn'tBrewers manager Ron Roenicke calmly asked for the umpires to review a play at the plate in the ninth inning on Monday, but for reasons other than what the fans in the stands may have assumed.Upvote Share TweetJurickson Profar's second home run of the spring off of Reds starter Homer Bailey helped give Rangers starter Yu Darvish some rearly ryun support in an 8-2 victory on Monday afternoon at Surprise Stadium.Upvote Share TweetDillon Gee has "stuff," potential, a high ceiling and a knack for flummoxing hitters, and his performances this spring have Terry Collins and the coaching staff excited.Upvote Share Tweet
Tigers prospect Moya making spring statementTigers prospect Steven Moya is having the kind of spring that would win a job for many players, but he has yet to play a game above Class A ball. The logical jump for Moya would be to start the season at Double-A Erie, not Detroit, and he's making a big…Upvote Share Tweet
Return performance a success for GrandalNot a bad spring debut for Padres' catcher Yasmani Grandal, who played in his first game since July 6 of last season. Grandal, coming off arthroscopic surgery on his left knee last August, had a single in his first at-bat, while also catching the final …Upvote Share Tweet
Wilson gives LA health scare, but should be OKReliever Brian Wilson gave the Dodgers a brief scare during Monday's exhibition game against Oakland.Upvote Share Tweet
Barry Bonds' Return To BaseballMar 10Barry Bonds addresses the media in his first day as a special instructor for the Giants.
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The Tuesday MailbagMar 11Suppose, at the dawn of free agency today at 4 p.m. ET, you could buy a 28-year-old player, injury-free and a solid leader. All analysts would say this guy is a top-five player at his position with seven or eight prime seasons ahead. Suppose he wanted t…
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Daily Dime: If Clips get top mark, who's MVP?Mar 10After going 14-for-16 from the field, Blake Griffin shows a game worthy of MVP discussion
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