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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig called for tougher penalties for major leaguers who violate the sport's drug agreement, a move the union is willing to consider but not for the 2013 season.
Share TweetNationals outfielder Eury Perez is taking the place of Melky Mesa on the Dominican Republic's World Baseball Classic team. The announcement came shortly after Perez and the Nationals wrapped up a 6-2 win against the Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla., on Saturd…
Martin focused on familiarizing himself with Bucs' armsUpdated Mar 2 Share TweetNow that Russell Martin has excused himself from the World Baseball Classic, he has resumed familiarizing himself with the Pirates' pitchers and preparing his swing for National League duty.
Blanco's two-run triple helps Giants top CubsUpdated Mar 2 Share TweetA Giants split-squad put together a four-run fourth inning to help lift San Francisco to a 9-7 victory over the Cubs on Saturday at Scottsdale Stadium.
Quintana's three shutout innings lead White SoxUpdated Mar 2 Share TweetJose Quintana sailed through three perfect innings innings and prospects Jared Mitchell and Conor Gillaspie homered to help lead the White Sox past the Reds, 4-0, on Saturday in Cactus League action.
Brewer injury wave: PHOENIX (AP) -- One of the biggest concerns that …Updated Mar 2 Share TweetPHOENIX (AP) -- One of the biggest concerns that Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has about letting so many of his players head to the World Baseball Classic is the possibility of an injury.Source: CNNSI.com
Top prospect Miller shines in debutUpdated Mar 2 Share TweetShelby Miller may have the been the Cardinals' last rotation candidate to debut this spring, but his outing against the Nationals on Saturday served as a reminder that he shouldn't be overlooked.
Green drives in two in Brewers' walk-off winUpdated Mar 2 Share TweetCaleb Gindl's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Brewers a 4-3 win over the Angels at Maryvale Baseball Park. Taylor Green contributed a two-run double in the bottom of the second.Share TweetAnthony Rendon and Chris Marrero each homered and knocked in two runs as the Nationals defeated the Cardinals, 6-2, in Grapefruit League action on Saturday in Jupiter, Fla.
Martinez, Pena go deep for first time this springUpdated Mar 2 Share TweetRight fielder J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer in a four-run outburst in the fourth inning that lifted the Astros to a 6-5 win over the Braves on Saturday afternoon at windswept Osceola County Stadium. Martinez and Carlos Pena hit their first spring ho…Share TweetSan Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum was scratched from a start against the Chicago Cubs because of a blister on his right middle finger.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetOne of the biggest concerns that Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has about letting so many of his players head to the World Baseball Classic is the possibility of an injury.
Spring Headlines: Mark Prior reunites with Dusty Baker; Adam Jones wants to break Cal Ripken’s recordUpdated Mar 2 Share TweetReunited and it probably feels just as strange as it does good. After nearly seven years apart, Mark Prior and manager Dusty Baker are back together after the now 32-year-old right-hander inked a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds. Of course thi…Source: yahoo.com
First day of Astros Classic ends with Cougars winUpdated Mar 2 Share TweetThe Houston Cougars almost gave this one away. After a Cougars fielding error loaded the bases for Texas A&M in the bottom of the ninth with two outs in a one-run game, Chase Wellbrock struck out Troy Stein swinging to end the game. The preserved a …