2/14/2013 | Gregorius gets in grounders while elbow heals
D-backs shortstop prospect Didi Gregorius has begun taking ground balls the past few days, though he still is not allowed to swing a bat or make throws.
2/14/2013 | Happ trying to come to grips with new role
J.A. Happ appears headed for a spring of uncertainty after the Blue Jays' busy offseason put his role with the club into question.
2/14/2013 | McGowan isn't worried about temporary shutdown
Dustin McGowan did his best on Thursday afternoon to downplay his latest setback with an injured right shoulder.
2/14/2013 | Big Three poised to help one another thrive
A historic rookie year set a high bar for Mike Trout, but he'll have help from Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols, who in turn will be energized by their young teammate.
2/14/2013 | Venters better prepared for bounceback season
As Spring Training progressed last year, Jonny Venters got his first indication that he might encounter a rough season. His first few days in camp this year have given him reason to believe this season will be different.
2/14/2013 | Gonzalez ready to make his opening remarks
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will deliver his annual preseason motivational speech before his team experiences its first full-squad workout at Champion Stadium on Friday.
2/14/2013 | Torrealba hopes to stick in reunion with Rockies
Catcher Yorvit Torrealba, who bounced to Texas, Toronto and Milwaukee last season, has a chance to reunite with the Rockies and hopefully help with a turnaround.
2/14/2013 | Volstad optimistic for turnaround in Colorado
Chris Volstad, a candidate for the Rockies' starting rotation, is healthy and full of hope with a new team.
2/14/2013 | Weiss values versatility in Rox batting order
Asked if he had begun putting together his batting order, new Rockies manager Walt Weiss answered: "About 65 or 70 of them."
2/14/2013 | Rap song the latest distraction for Bauer
Trevor Bauer is off to a rough start when it comes to his efforts to focus on the upcoming season and move beyond the controversies of last year with the D-backs. On Thursday, a rap song served as the latest distraction.
2/14/2013 | Indians prepping for Bourn's arrival
The Indians' public relations team spent some time on Thursday re-arranging furniture in the media workroom at the team's player development complex, setting things up for a news conference. Michael Bourn is almost a member of the Indians.
2/14/2013 | Francona looking forward to first team meeting with Tribe
Indians manager Terry Francona is not big on calling team meetings, but he is looking forward to the one he has planned for Friday morning. It will be Francona's first chance to speak to his new team as a group.
2/14/2013 | Hunter unites with longtime friend, rival Leyland
Torii Hunter won over Jim Leyland even when his Twins were winning against him. Not even Leyland, noted cynic of clubhouse chemistry, could ignore Hunter's outgoing personality.
2/14/2013 | Hall chats with fans about team chemistry and goals
D-backs president and CEO Derrick Hall fielded questions from fans as the full squad reported to camp today. Hall talked about the competition at shortstop, catcher and for the rotation, the goals for 2013 and the team chemistry.
2/14/2013 | Guthrie known by a series of numbers
Research shows that Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie is a real number-jumper. He's had at least six in his Major League career, sometimes switching to accommodate another player.
2/14/2013 | Davis retires from Royals' broadcast team
Bob Davis is retiring as a Royals broadcaster after 16 years with the team.
2/14/2013 | Johnson willing to embrace utility role
Utility player Elliot Johnson, obtained by the Royals after 11 years in the Tampa Bay organization, arrived on Thursday and admitted it felt different.
2/14/2013 | Drew feels healthy, ready to help Red Sox
If another season is drawing near, the Red Sox must be breaking in a new shortstop. The revolving door that hasn't stopped since Nomar Garciaparra was traded on July 31, 2004, continues into another year, as veteran Stephen Drew is the latest to join the carousel.
2/14/2013 | Keppinger unhindered by offseason injury
Jeff Keppinger sustained a broken right fibula upon falling down the stairs at home during this offseason, but reported to White Sox camp with no setbacks from the injury.
2/14/2013 | Ramos catches for first time since injury
Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos caught pitches from Stephen Strasburg and Zach Duke at the team's Minor League facility on Thursday. It marked the first time Ramos was behind the plate since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee against the Reds last May.
2/14/2013 | Pineda could make pinstripe debut by June
Thirteen months and a day have passed since the Yankees interrupted a quiet winter evening by acquiring Michael Pineda in a blockbuster trade, and they're still waiting to see the right-hander showcase his talents in a game that counts.
2/14/2013 | Youkilis reports for first day in pinstripes
If the reality of suiting up with a new team had not yet set in for Kevin Youkilis, it certainly splashed in full color Thursday, when the new Yankees third baseman checked out his spring locker for the first time.
2/14/2013 | Lucchino expects Fenway sellout streak to end
While Red Sox team president/CEO Larry Lucchino is unified with the rest of the organization in thinking that a resurgence could be in the making as soon as this season, he knows that the team's record-setting sellout streak of 793 games at Fenway Park will soon come to an end.
2/14/2013 | With Baker likely out, Feldman set to start opener
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Scott Baker, coming back from Tommy John surgery last year, most likely will not be ready by Opening Day, and that Scott Feldman will start and won't need to multi-task as he did with the Rangers.
2/14/2013 | Romero ready to put rough 2012 in rearview
Coming off the most disappointing season of his career, former staff ace Ricky Romero is feeling healthy and energized for the start of what he hopes will be a bounce-back 2013.
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