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Grapefruit League

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  • David Buchanan struggles with command as Red Sox take game, series from Phillies

    David Buchanan struggles with command as Red Sox take game, series from Phillies
    PHILADELPHIA — David Buchanan followed up a solid rookie season last year with a terrific spring, compiling a 3-0 record with a 1.29 ERA during Grapefruit League play. What might have been most impressive was that Buchanan walked just two...
  • Four-run seventh, Jerome Williams' solid outing leads Phillies past Nationals

    Four-run seventh, Jerome Williams' solid outing leads Phillies past Nationals
    PHILADELPHIA — Before Friday night's game with the Washington Nationals, manager Ryne Sandberg said one key would be for the Phillies' offense to pick up runs early, allowing starter Jerome Williams to work on getting ground balls and maybe making...
  • After buzz builds for home opener, Orioles, Bud Norris fall flat in 12-5 loss to Blue Jays

    After buzz builds for home opener, Orioles, Bud Norris fall flat in 12-5 loss to Blue Jays
    The Orioles’ home opener qualifies as an unofficial holiday in Baltimore, so the gloomy fog and threat of rain that loomed over Camden Yards on Friday afternoon did little to take away from the anticipation of a new season, especially after a...
  • Cosart looking to build on spring, late-season success

    Cosart looking to build on spring, late-season success
    For Jarred Cosart, there's something about new beginnings. When he arrived in Miami last year after a trade from Houston, he saw his ERA drop from 4.41 to 2.39. Last week, Major League Baseball fined Cosart for violating rules regarding sports...
  • 'Fiery' Bud Norris ready for what might be his last Orioles home opener

    'Fiery' Bud Norris ready for what might be his last Orioles home opener
    There's no doubt that Orioles right-hander Bud Norris pitches with a certain fire. He's not afraid to show emotion on the mound, and since the club acquired Norris in 2013, Orioles fans seldom have seen Norris hide his intensity. That's what might...
  • Showalter gives Gamboa encouragement with knuckleball, plus notes on Tillman and Britton

    Showalter gives Gamboa encouragement with knuckleball, plus notes on Tillman and Britton
    Even though Eddie Gamboa struggled in his short time in big league camp this spring, Orioles manager Buck Showalter believes he's further along in the his transformation into a knuckleballer than former Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey was at the same...
  • Orioles catcher Matt Wieters now throwing, but giving no target date for return

    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters now throwing, but giving no target date for return
    Matt Wieters has resumed throwing and is now testing his surgically repaired right elbow, but the Orioles catcher wouldn’t say whether he believes he could return from the 15-day disabled list by the beginning of next month. “I think it&...
  • Mario Hollands has Tommy John surgery; Phillies tweak lineup for game two against Red Sox

    Mario Hollands has Tommy John surgery; Phillies tweak lineup for game two against Red Sox
    PHILADELPHIA — When Phillies reliever Mario Hollands found out he had a strained left common flexor tendon this spring and met with team doctor Michael Ciccotti, he was leaning toward surgery. The Phillies announced Hollands went through with it,...
  • Jeff Francoeur powers Phillies past Red Sox as Aaron Harang makes solid debut

    Jeff Francoeur powers Phillies past Red Sox as Aaron Harang makes solid debut
    PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Harang stood in the clubhouse at Bright House Field after his final Grapefruit League start March 29 and mentioned the reason he wore sleeves all spring in 70- and 80-degree weather was to get used to the feeling of having...
  • Mario Hollands has Tommy John surgery; Ethan Martin, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez shut down

    Mario Hollands has Tommy John surgery; Ethan Martin, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez shut down
    When Mario Hollands found out he had a strained left common flexor tendon this spring and met with Phillies team doctor Michael Ciccotti, he was leaning toward surgery. The Phillies announced Hollands went through with it, having successful Tommy John...
  • Zach Britton carries strong spring training into regular season

    Zach Britton carries strong spring training into regular season
    Buck Showalter said it throughout spring training. Zach Britton’s sinker was so sharp that he was just hoping his closer would be able to keep it going once the season began for real. Two games in, there are no worries. Britton’s sinker...