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Spring Training

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  • Orioles agree to minor league deal with J.P. Arencibia

    Adding another catcher to their growing list for spring training, the Orioles have finalized a minor league deal with J.P. Arencibia. He will get an invite to spring training. The 29-year-old Arencibia was once a Top 50 prospect after being drafted by...
  • Uncertainty surrounding Duquette has gone on long enough

    Uncertainty surrounding Duquette has gone on long enough
    No matter what you think about the uncertainty regarding Dan Duquette's status in the Orioles front office, there is one thing that is beyond dispute. The simmering controversy — and the appearance of both conflict of interest and organizational...
  • Matheny will address Taveras' death further at start of spring training

    When Cardinals manager Mike Matheny convenes his squad for the start of his fourth spring training next month, the talk won't be limited to conditioning, work habits and the like. He will make time, whether it's in a one-on-one basis, or collectively, to...
  • Cardinals' Michael Wacha has no concerns about shoulder injury that sidelined him much of 2014

    After undergoing yet another MRI exam on top of countless X-rays and CT scans, Michael Wacha joked that if there were many more medical tests in his immediate future his body might start to glow. The right-hander, a top-of-the-rotation talent when...
  • With slight adjustment, Orioles see bright future for Mychal Givens

    With slight adjustment, Orioles see bright future for Mychal Givens
    Inside the Orioles' team suite at the winter meetings last month, manager Buck Showalter put a video of minor league pitcher Mychal Givens up for others to watch. Givens, the Orioles’ second-round pick in 2009, is one of the most intriguing...
  • Cubs have plenty of potential moves to make at midseason

    Cubs have plenty of potential moves to make at midseason
    The overwhelming optimism during this weekend's Cubs Convention overshadowed the work by Cubs executives on potential moves that might not pay off until later this season — at the earliest. The Cubs are convinced that the control issues of hard-...
  • Rick Sutcliffe: Fans swayed Jon Lester to Cubs

    Rick Sutcliffe: Fans swayed Jon Lester to Cubs
    Rick Sutcliffe pitched eight seasons for the Chicago Cubs and will return to Mesa, Ariz., in February as a spring training instructor. But Sutcliffe revealed that he was involved in the recruitment of marquee left-hander Jon Lester as the suggestion...
  • Cubs fans give new manager Maddon rousing reception; expectations high after busy offseason

    Cubs fans got on their feet and roared, a rousing ovation for the person they hope will lead their favorite team to prominence. Joe Maddon was the man of the moment Saturday, and the reception for Chicago's new manager was every bit as warm as it was...
  • Turbulent voyage: the Cuban baseball pipeline

    The clandestine journey from decaying ballparks to major league stadiums can be treacherous, degrading and expensive for Cuban baseball players who risk their lives on sea crossings only to be auctioned off by smugglers demanding an exorbitant cut of...
  • Cubs' Javier Baez making changes in his swing, weight

     Cubs' Javier Baez making changes in his swing, weight
    Cubs infielder Javier Baez lost 15 pounds and hopes changes in his swing will reduce his strikeout rate. Baez, one of the Cubs' prized players, watched plenty of video with hitting coach John Mallee at the start of his stint in the Puerto Rican League...
  • The Great Awakening? Starlin Castro says he has newfound maturity

    The Great Awakening? Starlin Castro says he has newfound maturity
    After dodging two life-threatening incidents last December in his native Dominican Republic, Starlin Castro hopes a potential move to the United States finally will distance himself from off-the-field problems that have tarnished his image. "I have to...