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Spring Training

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Top Spring Training Articles

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  • Steve McQuail goes from independent ball to swinging away for Cougars

    Steve McQuail goes from independent ball to swinging away for Cougars
    Back in 2013, Cougars designated hitter Steve McQuail was taking his hacks down the road, one of the stars on the Schaumburg Boomers' Frontier League championship team. In a season and a half for the Boomers, McQuail hit 40 home runs, winning the...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    Every year the Cubs complain about playing day games in the middle of the summer. This week, the Cubs played three night games. It's the money, right? -- Brian, Chicago First, a tip of the cap to the fans who attended Wednesday night’s game...
  • Travis Wood, Welington Castillo and Edwin Jackson thriving survivors

    Travis Wood, Welington Castillo and Edwin Jackson thriving survivors
    They were supposed to be playing for other teams before opening day and not play a part in the anticipated transformation. But Travis Wood, Welington Castillo and Edwin Jackson have provided an array of contributions to a stressed Cubs roster. Their...
  • Friday: Marlins at Mets, 7:10 p.m.

    Friday: Marlins at Mets, 7:10 p.m.
    Marlins at Mets When/where: 7:10 p.m., Citi Field, New York On the mound RHP David Phelps (0-0, 36.00) vs. RHP Bartolo Colon (2-0, 2.77): Phelps, away on paternity leave for most of the week following the birth of a son, was thrust into the starting...
  • Realmuto gets another start while Salty sits

    Realmuto gets another start while Salty sits
    Regarded as the Marlins' catcher of the future, J.T. Realmuto earned a second consecutive start with his eye-opening performance Wednesday in his first since being called up from the minors. With Realmuto in the lineup again for Thursday's series opener...
  • Howie Kendrick's walk-off hit lifts Dodgers after David Huff struggles

    Howie Kendrick's walk-off hit lifts Dodgers after David Huff struggles
    David Huff is a genuinely nice guy who grew up in Huntington Beach and played ball at UCLA. On Tuesday, for the first time, he took the mound for the hometown Dodgers. He had not started a major league game in almost two years. And, as two of the...
  • White Sox name Micah Johnson starter at second base

    White Sox name Micah Johnson starter at second base
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When Micah Johnson learned he would be making his major-league debut Monday as the White Sox starter at second base, he decided he needed to dole out his gratitude. He called his high school coach and his mother and father —...
  • 6 players who might put the Sox over the top

    6 players who might put the Sox over the top
    When Paul Konerko took his farewell walk around U.S. Cellular Field last fall, one era ended and another began. It's almost fitting that the 2015 season will honor the 10-year anniversary of that stretch's crowning achievement, the White Sox winning the...
  • Michael Cuddyer of the Mets talks ball with Kidsday

    Michael Cuddyer of the Mets talks ball with Kidsday
    We spent some time with Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer in the locker room at Citi Field recently. Before he talked to us he entertained a lot of kids with his amazing card tricks. Q: So do you prefer being an outfielder or an infielder? A: That&...
  • Exporting Philly: Cheesesteaks, ices and pretzels go global

    Exporting Philly: Cheesesteaks, ices and pretzels go global
    The man intent on taking the Philly cheesesteak global saw a familiar sight from home on a recent trip to Florida: a Wawa. The hoagie-making, coffee-brewing convenience and gas chain from the Philadelphia area is pushing hard into the Sunshine State,...
  • Pregame injury updates, plus Orioles and Yankees lineups

    Pregame injury updates, plus Orioles and Yankees lineups
    With several players on the disabled list, Buck Showalter is in the habit of updating the media every day on the progress of his injured players. A couple of players are nearing minor league rehab assignments. Here’s the news: Catcher Matt...