| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:42 PM
MESA, Ariz. — When former Cubs closer Kevin Gregg complained about the possibility of Pedro Strop getting some closing opportunities during the final week of the 2013 season, he was mocked mercilessly on Twitter.
One of those ripping Gregg was...
| Feb 16, 2014
MESA, Ariz. — Jason Hammel doesn't seem concerned that his uncanny run of team success will be put to the test with the Cubs.
"We're going to shock some people this year," Hammel said with conviction Saturday after throwing his first bullpen...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 4:15 PM
SARASOTA, FLA. — Steve Clevenger made the Chicago Cubs' Opening Day roster in each of the past two seasons as the team's backup catcher, but making the Orioles' roster this season and running down the orange carpet on Opening Day would hold...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 4:05 PM
CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Will announcer Hawk Harrelson be happy?
In an interview with CSN Chicago, Harrelson said of last year's 99-loss squad: "That was the worst performing team ... that I have ever been associated with as a player and as an announcer." At...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:50 PM
SARASOTA, FLA. — Let the record show that there were 29 pitchers on the field when the Orioles opened training camp at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on Friday, and at least three late arrivals will join the team in the next week or so.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:35 PM
PHOENIX Despite the departures of All-Star closer Grant Balfour and ace starter Bartolo Colon, the Oakland Athletics head into spring training believing they are a deeper, stronger team than the one whose season ended in Detroit in the playoffs last...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:15 AM
The Orioles didn’t land veteran right-hander Bronson Arroyo this week; he signed a two-year deal with a third-year option with the Arizona Diamondbacks worth a guaranteed $23.5 million.
A.J. Burnett is still on the open market, but there is a...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 2:05 PM
American League Central
Chicago White Sox (Glendale, Ariz. Spring training site)
There are high expectations for Cuban refugee Jose Abreu, who is slated to take over as the No. 1 first baseman, moving Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko into a battle for time at...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:20 PM
The Orioles were in the race for free-agent starter Bronson Arroyo, one of their top offseason targets, until the very end, but ultimately saw the right-hander agree to a two-year deal worth a guaranteed $23.5 million with the Arizona Diamondbacks on...
| Feb 8, 2014
Many baseball fans will spend the next several weeks hop-scotching the state surveying the 15 Grapefruit League teams.
They're all but certain to see at least one of the 2014 World Series clubs. Including last season's Cardinals-Red Sox Fall Classic,...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 2:04 PM
As players and coaches prepare to converge in Mesa, Ariz., on Thursday for the inaugural spring training at new Cubs Park, one question lingers like a hanging curve:
Was this the worst offseason in Cubs' history?
It's hard to argue otherwise, though...