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A 'perfect' utility man: Arias always at the readyJoaquin Arias proved last season that he can perform capably at third base, where he started 39 games. And if Pablo Sandoval mends slowly or sustains a different injury at another juncture, the Giants can summon Arias without a trace of anxiety.Upvote Share Tweet
Kershaw's agents spotted at training complexClayton Kershaw's agents were at the Dodgers Camelback Ranch training complex on Wednesday, immediately fueling speculation that a contract extension for the team's ace was in the works.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke threw four innings in a minor league game Wednesday without any trouble in his tender right elbow.Upvote Share Tweet
Quentin optimistic after testing knee in fieldPadres left fielder Carlos Quentin tested his sore right knee in the field for the first time on Wednesday. Quentin, who has had soreness in his surgically repaired knee for 10 days, was asked if he'll be ready to be in the Opening Day lineup on April 1…Upvote Share Tweet
Francis poised to open eyes with guileAt 32 -- years from his days as the Rockies' No. 1 starter but also years from shoulder problems that turned him into an afterthought -- Jeff Francis is quietly plotting what he believes is a return to the spotlight.Upvote Share TweetPHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks traded shortstop John McDonald to Pittsburgh on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash, giving the Pirates some much-needed infield depth.Upvote Share TweetLos Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez could be sidelined for more than two months or maybe just two weeks because of an injured right thumb.Upvote Share TweetChad Billingsley is on track to pitch for the Dodgers on Saturday after throwing a bullpen session Wednesday despite having a bruised right index finger.Upvote Share Tweet
Maurer impresses as Mariners top GiantsRight-hander Brandon Maurer continued his impressive bid for a spot in the Mariners' rotation with five innings of one-run ball and Kendrys Morales homered in his third straight game on Tuesday night as Seattle topped the Giants, 6-3, at a sold-out Peor…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Cheers of "Dominicana! Dominicana!'' rang out through the rain at AT&T Park all the way to the lively streets of Santo Domingo.Upvote Share Tweet
Don Banks: Outrage over new helmet rule much ado about nothingMar 20PHOENIX -- Emmitt Smith, Matt Forte, Eric Dickerson and running backs everywhere may squawk, but every change the NFL makes these days on behalf of player safety makes somebody squawk, doesn't it? Should the league really care? Not if it feels like it's…
NFL owners meetings - Pro Bowl survives but change is likelyMar 20The Pro Bowl will survive for next season, but changes are likely. Plus: playoff expansion talk, rules changes and more from the owners meetings.
NBA - Most intriguing 2013 draft prospects in the NCAA tournamentMar 20Our five-man team names the most intriguing NBA draft prospects in each region of the NCAA tournament.
NFL owners end tuck rule, approve helmet penaltyMar 20In votes Wednesday, the NFL's owners eliminated the tuck rule and agreed to a rule change that would ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders in the open field.