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Spring Training

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Top Spring Training Articles

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  • Looking at what's next for the Orioles and Dan Duquette

    Looking at what's next for the Orioles and Dan Duquette
    Hours before the Toronto Blue Jays announced Monday that they were retaining team president and chief executive officer Paul Beeston for the upcoming season -- ending their pursuit of Dan Duquette for that post, at least for now -- the Orioles executive...
  • Dodgers minor leaguers suspended for marijuana use

    An increasing number of Americans believe marijuana should be decriminalized, but on Tuesday came a sobering reminder that testing positive for the drug can still have significant consequences. In the case of left-hander Robert Carson, it will cost...
  • Jonathan Papelbon: Will he stay or will he go?

    Jonathan Papelbon: Will he stay or will he go?
    Cole Hamels. Ryan Howard. Chase Utley. Jonathan Papelbon. Will they all still be in a Phillies uniform when the club reports to Clearwater in less than a month for spring training? That's the golden question right now and with each passing moment,...
  • Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez likes the changes made in off-season

    When Adrian Gonzalez led the major leagues in runs batted in last season, he was often hitting behind Hanley Ramirez and in front of Matt Kemp. Ramirez is now with the Boston Red Sox and Kemp is with the San Diego Padres. But Gonzalez is confident he'...
  • Avisail Garcia lightens up -- on the pounds that is

     Avisail Garcia lightens up -- on the pounds that is
    There are many words being used to describe Avisail Garcia, the Venezuelan-born outfielder who has garnered comparisons to Miguel Cabrera. Ask the White Sox slugger right now, though, and he might undersell himself a bit. "I'm skinny," Garcia said at...
  • White Sox add Vince Coleman as base-running instructor

    White Sox add Vince Coleman as base-running instructor
    The Chicago White Sox have added Vince Coleman to their staff as a base-running instructor who will begin work with the club in spring training. Coleman led the National League in stolen bases six times in his career, including when he topped 100 steals...
  • Orioles thoughts and observations on Dan Duquette, arbitration and Daniel Rodriguez

    Orioles thoughts and observations on Dan Duquette, arbitration and Daniel Rodriguez
    As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette’s future with the organization remains in question, he and manager Buck Showalter will spend the weekend on the offseason banquet circuit. Showalter will attend the Baseball Writers' Association...
  • Many ways Cubs can honor Ernie Banks at Wrigley Field this season

    Many ways Cubs can honor Ernie Banks at Wrigley Field this season
    The Cubs plan to celebrate Ernie Banks' legacy this season at Wrigley Field, and no doubt that will include a shoulder patch to commemorate him and a day in his honor. But those are go-to ideas that many organizations employ when a prominent player,...
  • Ernie Banks' legacy secure as a uniter transcending racial barriers

    Ernie Banks' legacy secure as a uniter transcending racial barriers
    Ernie Banks didn't call me back last week. I left voice messages, e-mailed him, sent him a text. That certainly wasn't like Ernie. He missed last weekend's Cubs Convention, and I wanted to do a well-being check on my longtime friend. He always would...
  • Who's ready to fill White Sox leadership void?

    Who's ready to fill White Sox leadership void?
    O Captain! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done ... Robin Ventura is no Walt Whitman, but the White Sox manager senses a clubhouse leadership void following the retirement of captain Paul Konerko and hopes it can be filled by any of a number of...
  • Robin Ventura happy about upbeat mood at this year's SoxFest

    Robin Ventura happy about upbeat mood at this year's SoxFest
    White Sox manager Robin Ventura has endured a couple of SoxFests that weren't as pleasant as the 2015 edition. "It's not supposed to always be an airing of grievances (like) Festivus, and I think the last couple of years we've probably had that, and...