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Spring Training

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Top Spring Training Articles

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  • Wei-Chieh Huang finding 'Way' in pro debut with Kane County Cougars

    Wei-Chieh Huang finding 'Way' in pro debut with Kane County Cougars
    When speaking about Wei-Chieh Huang, Cougars pitching coach Doug Bochtler immediately interjects regarding the changeup the 21-year-old from Taiwan possesses. "It's definitely a plus major-league pitch right now," Bochtler said. "He's got great...
  • White Sox likely sellers at trade deadline, but who's appealing?

    White Sox likely sellers at trade deadline, but who's appealing?
    The White Sox didn't invent the term "White-flagging it," and they certainly aren't the only franchise to sell off stars while still in contention. But the White Flag trade of 1997, when the Sox trailed the Indians by only 3 1/2 games at the trade...
  • Orioles morning observations: Buck Showalter finally makes peace with his gnome

    Orioles morning observations: Buck Showalter finally makes peace with his gnome
    Buck Showalter doesn't like his garden gnome. He’s dismissed it since the day the Orioles announced the promotion in spring training. In fact, back then, he told the media it wasn’t going to happen. When the team revealed what the gnome...
  • Growing pains affect Cubs' batters

    Growing pains affect Cubs' batters
    As far back as spring training, manager Joe Maddon said his Chicago Cubs would experience a five-game losing streak. That time has come, and his young hitters are in the midst of a tough education against some of the National League’s best...
  • Cubs rotation troubles exposed once again as Donn Roach falters

     Cubs rotation troubles exposed once again as Donn Roach falters
    An early knockout of Donn Roach accentuated and accelerated the Cubs' need for more starting pitching depth. But it might not be so easy to correct until at least after the All-Star break, and only if there is significant separation between playoff...
  • Dodger Stadium chef Dave Pearson savors life as he battles lung cancer

    Dodger Stadium chef Dave Pearson savors life as he battles lung cancer
    It was supposedly about the food, not the joyful man with the giant smile who created it. For more than half a century at Dodger Stadium, chef Dave Pearson has cooked for players, fans and team employees and media in a press-box dining room that bears...
  • ThunderBolts' Cameron Giannini rebounds in relief from rookie troubles

    ThunderBolts' Cameron Giannini rebounds in relief from rookie troubles
    As a rookie pitcher with the Traverse City Beach Bums, Cameron Giannini struggled last season, posting a 7.42 ERA. Giannini, now a reliever with the Windy City ThunderBolts, still believed he had what it took to succeed in the Frontier League, however....
  • Q&A: Phillippe Aumont's wild 5-year ride over with Phillies

    Q&A: Phillippe Aumont's wild 5-year ride over with Phillies
    It was a wild, 5-and-a-half-year ride for Phillippe Aumont in the Phillies organization. Literally. The 6-foot-7 Canadian right-hander jam-packed 299 walks, 526 strikeouts, 84 wild pitches, 38 hit batters, 25 home runs allowed and 10 balks into 251...
  • Philadelphia Phillies prospect Aaron Altherr believed he earned his latest promotion

    Philadelphia Phillies prospect Aaron Altherr believed he earned his latest promotion
    Aaron Altherr didn't believe what Reading manager Dusty Wathan told him during a phone conversation on June 16, 2014. Wathan told his Fightins outfielder that he was promoted to the Phillies. "I told Dusty, 'You're putting me on. No way that's...
  • Orioles' Travis Snider to reunite with his No. 1 fan

    Orioles' Travis Snider to reunite with his No. 1 fan
    Wyatt Anthony can stake claim to the title of Orioles outfielder Travis Snider’s biggest fan, and on Sunday at Camden Yards, the 8-year-old will get to reconnect with his hero. It is a visit nearly five months in the making, one connecting an...
  • It's too bad Pete Rose never will get his just due

    It's too bad Pete Rose never will get his just due
    Pete Rose is old news and getting older. Just look at him. He looks like a faded, balled-up old newspaper someone once used to pack away grandma's china. Rose has as much to do with today's baseball as flannel. Still, here he is again. Rose is a scab...