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CNNSI.com Updated Feb 14, 2013
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols hopes to begin agility drills and light running in a couple of days to test his surgically repaired right knee.Upvote Share Tweet
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced a three-year contract extension with general manager John Mozeliak on Thursday and exercised the 2014 option for manager Mike Matheny, hoping the pair will keep the team contending for the World Se…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros' Castro has backstop mentor in MurphyJason Castro's lack of a mentor and lost time because of injury means he's at camp trying to establish himself as a Major League starting catcher. And he's not doing it alone.Upvote Share Tweet
Mesoraco determined to contribute to club's successSeveral Reds had strong years as the team won the NL Central in 2012, and those players could take home good feelings about their personal performances. Catcher Devin Mesoraco was not one of those guys. After a rough rookie season, he took home lots of …Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Feb 14, 2013This week, Cliff Corcoran will break down what to watch in each team's camp as part of SI.com's spring training preview. Teams are listed by their order of finish from 2012. Note: The Big Prospect is a player who will be in major league camp but has not…Upvote Share Tweet
Happy to be back, Karstens battling for rotation spotWhen the Pirates decided on Day 48 of Jeff Karstens' free agency to re-sign the veteran righty, he certainly drove a hard bargain, just because the club had not tendered him a contract. "Pittsburgh is the only place I wanted to be, he said, "a…Upvote Share Tweet
Cards Extend GM, Pick Up Matheny OptionFeb 14Jayson Stark discusses the news that the Cardinals gave general manager John Mozeliak a three-year contract extension and exercised the 2014 option for manager Mike Matheny.
Samardzija Feeling GoodFeb 14ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers talks with Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija after his first bullpen outing of the spring.
Adande: The changing fortunes of the Clippers and LakersFeb 14Clippers, Lakers are headed in opposite directions, taking the other's road for a change.
Michael Jordan birthday recalls greatness not surpassed by LeBron James do…Feb 14Michael Jordan's 50th birthday serves to remind those stuck in the moment of the greatness of his legacy.