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Spring Training

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Top Spring Training Articles

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  • Jorge Soler packs on muscle, aims to go distance for Cubs

    Jorge Soler packs on muscle, aims to go distance for Cubs
    MESA, Ariz. — Even after two seasons of leg injuries, Cubs rookie Jorge Soler believes he'll be more than durable for his first full major league season. He added 27 pounds of muscle this winter with that in mind. "I think I can play 162 (games)...
  • Orioles prospect Hunter Harvey 'pumped up' for start of Grapefruit League games

    Orioles prospect Hunter Harvey 'pumped up' for start of Grapefruit League games
    Not only did pitching prospect Hunter Harvey retire four of the five batters he faced in Sunday's intrasquad game, but his fastball also showed impressive velocity in his first time facing hitters in a game situation since last July. Pitching in an...
  • New Marlin Gordon cut from same cloth as ex-Marlin Pierre

    It's no coincidence new Marlins' second baseman Dee Gordon wears number 9. He requested it after the Marlins acquired him in a December trade with the Dodgers because Juan Pierre wore it. Among the scores of folks reaching out to Pierre via Twitter...
  • A-Rod goes 0-2 in intrasquad game; Tanaka throws batting practice

    A-Rod goes 0-2 in intrasquad game; Tanaka throws batting practice
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez will not play in the New York Yankees' exhibition opener against Philadelphia in Clearwater on Tuesday. Back from a season-long suspension for violations of baseball's drug agreement and labor contract, Rodriguez...
  • Minnie Minoso documentary airs tonight on WTTW

    Minnie Minoso documentary airs tonight on WTTW
    A documentary about White Sox great Minnie Minoso, whose death was reported Sunday, will air Monday night on the local PBS affiliate, WTTW-Ch. 11. "Baseball Has Been Very, Very Good to Me: The Minnie Minoso Story" (comprising footage shot by producer...
  • A's switch-pitcher hopes to find spot with Oakland

    Pat Venditte is used to it by now. Teammates, coaches and others regularly stop him for a chance to check out his one-of-a-kind glove, the same one he has used for years featuring space for either hand. Venditte is a rare switch-pitcher. He hopes that...
  • A-Rod to skip Yanks' spring opener, make debut Wednesday

    Alex Rodriguez will skip the New York Yankees' exhibition opener against Philadelphia in Clearwater and is slated to make his spring training debut at Steinbrenner Field on Wednesday. A-Rod is back from a season-long suspension for violations of...
  • Phillies' Utley out for this week's games at least

    CLEARWATER, Fla. Chase Utley's right ankle has improved since he reported for spring training more than a week ago, the veteran second baseman said, but not yet well enough to play in games. Utley, who sprained the ankle in January during an offseason...
  • What's on deck today at spring training

    What to watch for today at spring training: ___ WELCOME BACK Shortstop Jose Iglesias is set to play one inning when Detroit hosts Florida Southern. He missed all of last season because of stress fractures in both legs. Iglesias hit a combined .303...
  • Nats' Scherzer simulates everything, including anthem

    Max Scherzer was warming up in the bullpen, getting ready to head onto the field to throw his first batting practice session for the Washington Nationals. But first, the national anthem. "You've got to simulate it like it's a real game," Scherzer said...
  • Chase Utley misses Monday's workouts

    Chase Utley misses Monday's workouts
    Chase Utley had been participating in limited drills since reporting to camp after spraining his right ankle during offseason training, so when he wasn’t taking part in drills Monday morning there was cause for concern. Turns out, Utley is fine....