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When veteran reliever Ronald Belisario inked a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays this winter, he knew he'd have to earn his way on to the roster following a disappointing 2014 campaign with the Chicago White Sox. In 62 appearances, Belisario pos…Upvote Share Tweet
Following a freak injury to outfielder Michael Saunders that will keep him sidelined around 5-6 weeks, the Toronto Blue Jays added some depth on Saturday by agreeing to a minor-league contract with veteran Dayan Viciedo. Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal was the…Upvote Share TweetChicago White Sox ace Chris Sale suffered a fracture to his right foot while unloading his truck at home and will besidelined for at least three weeks, the team announced on Saturday. The White Sox are still hoping Sale will be their Opening Day starter…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com 6 hours agoWith a thawing in political relations, discussions have taken place, said Tony Clark, the head of the players association.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets hope patience for Juan Lagares turns to leadoff payoffnydailynews.com 7 hours agoThere was a time when Kevin Long made it is his mission to get Robinson Cano to stop chasing pitches out of the strike zone.Upvote Share Tweet
Paul Molitor places restrictions on mobile devices in Twins clubhouseyahoo.com 8 hours agoBaseball clubhouses are no different than the local coffee shop, an airport lobby or the subway train. Wherever large groups of people gather, you're bound to see a high percentage of them messing around on their phones, laptops or other electronic and …Upvote Share Tweet
New Dodger Rollins: Mets were No. 2 choiceESPN.com 8 hours agoJimmy Rollins spent a lot of years with the Philadelphia Phillies antagonizing New York Mets fans with his swagger and competitive spirit. He was among a select group of opposing players that fans in Flushing Meadows most loved to hate.Upvote Share TweetGiancarlo Stanton was plunked in the hip by a Henderson Alvarez fastball during an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday.Upvote Share Tweet
Plouffe out with illness as Twins open full-squad workoutsThe Twins began the day with their customary rapid-fire infield drills and saw live batting practice between pitchers and hitters for the first time this spring. Trevor Plouffe, however, was absent from the drills but is expected to return soon.Upvote Share Tweet
Bumgarner slated for Giants Cactus League openerMadison Bumgarner, already named the Giants' Opening Night starter, also will begin San Francisco's Cactus League schedule by facing the Oakland A's on Tuesday in Mesa.Upvote Share Tweet
Johan looks to complete comeback in TorontoDespite everything two-time Cy Young award winner Johan Santana has been through over the years he hasn't given up the dream of returning to Major League Baseball.Upvote Share Tweet
Tomas to split time between third base, outfield in Spring TrainingThe D-backs' newly signed Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas will see time at third base and in the outfield during Spring Training in order to get as many at-bats as possible.Upvote Share Tweet
Double standard! Why are the Red Sox hailed as geniuses for all the insane spending this offseason?nydailynews.com 10 hours agoIt is really quite amazing how the Red Sox, after winning the Yoan Moncada sweepstakes for $63 million, are taking bows.Upvote Share Tweet
Didi given opportunity to improve, thrive in New YorkUpon arriving in camp for the first time this spring, new shortstop Didi Gregorius received these words of wisdom from manager Joe Girardi: Try to be the best Didi Grigorius you can be. Don't try to be like Derek Jeter, the icon he's replacing on the le…Upvote Share Tweet
Ryan in the hunt for spot in Tigers' bullpenIf left-hander Kyle Ryan can close out his spring by nabbing a spot on the Tigers' Opening Day roster, he'll be happy with his catch.Upvote Share Tweet
Tulowitzki, Gonzalez out for spring opener, but club 'encouraged'Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez would miss the team's Spring Training opener, but the club is pleased with their progress as they return from injuries suffered last season.Upvote Share TweetJosh Hamilton's potential suspension for a drug of abuse would not hinge on his recovery from shoulder surgery. The Angels' outfielder would begin serving a suspension at the beginning of the regular season, regardless of whether he would've started the…Upvote Share Tweet
Melvin impressed by defense in intrasquad gameThe threat of rain didn't stop the A's from gathering for a four-inning intrasquad game at Fitch Park on Saturday morning. The defense greatly impressed manager Bob Melvin, and pace of play was an object of interest.Upvote Share Tweet
With concussion behind him, Mauer ready to bounce backIt was an offseason of changes for the Twins after their fourth straight year of a least 92 losses, and as a result, Joe Mauer sees more optimism heading into this season than in years past.Upvote Share TweetReds' veteran second baseman Brandon Phillips arrived at Spring Training healthy and won't be limited after suffering a thumb injury that required surgery in 2014.Upvote Share TweetYankees utility infielder Brendan Ryan said on Saturday that he's making progress in his recovery from a strained muscle in the middle of his back, and he hopes to resume baseball activities next week.Upvote Share Tweet
Swisher faces pitching for first time since AugustNick Swisher had not faced live pitching since last August until stepping to the plate for a live batting practice session Saturday morning. The veteran was welcomed back by hard-throwing Indians right-handers Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar.Upvote Share Tweet
Newcomer Smith excited for fresh start with A'sAs if they don't have enough of them, the A's welcomed in another new face Saturday morning. Right-hander Chad Smith, claimed off waivers from Detroit on Thursday, arrived at Hohokam Stadium excited for his latest opportunity.Upvote Share Tweet
Cuban pitcher Lopez draws crowd for first BP sessionD-Backs' brass came out in force Saturday to get a first look at Cuban right-hander Yoan Lopez, who threw his first live batting practice session since signing with the organization in January.Upvote Share Tweet
With wealth of power, Cron has chance to stick at DHC.J. Cron made his name throughout the Angels' Minor League system by hitting the type of home runs teammates told stories about, and catching prospect Jett Bandy has two of his own.Upvote Share Tweet
Bauer taking nothing for granted as he refines repertoireTrevor Bauer is out of Minor League options and assured a spot in the Indians' Opening Day rotation, barring any unforeseen setbacks. In his first live BP workout, the right-hander worked on all of his pitches, including the two-seamer and splitter he r…Upvote Share Tweet
Rehabbing V-Mart to run on anti-gravity treadmillFor the second time in three days, Victor Martinez made an early appearance at Tigers Spring Training without doing much activity. He won't have to wait long to come back and do something.Upvote Share Tweet
On Baseball: Pioneering G.M. Is Eager to Mold Another Winner in Atlantanytimes.com 12 hours agoJohn Hart, formerly a general manager with the Indians and the Rangers, is fired up about resuming his position in the front office and “restarting” the Braves.Upvote Share Tweet
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Stanton Hit By Pitch In Batting PracticeFeb 28Buster Olney and John Kruk react to Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton being hit by a pitch in live batting practice Saturday and explain why Stanton being hit in practice could be a good thing.
Shields Embracing ExpectationsFeb 28James Shields discusses his decision to sign with San Diego during the offseason, the mentality of going deep into games and facing expectations.
Wainwright Feeling 'Dramatically Better'Feb 28Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright says he is not concerned about missing opening day due to an abdominal strain and is looking forward to getting back on the field and performing consistently.
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