3/26/2015 | MLB's International Prospect team flashing power, talent
The thunderous cracking noise coming off of Starling Heredia's bat every time he connected on a pitch during batting practice and deposited the ball over the left-field fence was unlike anything heard at the USA Baseball National Training Complex on Thursday afternoon.
3/26/2015 | Ortiz defends legacy regarding PEDs
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz still carries the sting from perceptions that resulted from the 2009 report in the New York Times that he was one of 103 players flagged in anonymous survey testing in 2003 for performance-enhancing drugs.
3/26/2015 | Concussions behind him, Sanchez working hard
Giants catcher Hector Sanchez has gone from feeling awful to a feel-good story. Last year, Sanchez wasn't completely sure he'd play baseball again. The lingering effects of two concussions, which he sustained in a span of less than a month, brought the robust 25-year-old to his knees. When he kneels these days, it's to say grateful prayers.
3/26/2015 | Bryant passes all tests in first start in left
Kris Bryant passed all the tests Thursday his first game in left field for the Cubs, but the move didn't help his hitting.
3/26/2015 | Rangers keeping a close eye on Fujikawa
Kyuji Fujikawa is scheduled to pitch in relief on Friday against the Athletics. The Rangers are watching him closely to see if he is fully recovered from Tommy John surgery or if he'll need more time in the Minors.
3/26/2015 | Bean brings his message of inclusion to A's
Often mistaken for one another, Billy Beane and Billy Bean found themselves in the same clubhouse Thursday, just as they did 27 years ago when playing in the outfield together for Triple-A Toledo. This time, Beane, now Oakland's general manager, was introducing Bean in the A's clubhouse. Bean, bringing a message of inclusion for gay players in baseball, is on a speaking tour visiting only clubs that invite him.
3/26/2015 | Weiss: Roster decisions to be based on early games
"Whatever roster we break with is probably going to be intact for the first 10 days," said Colorado skipper Walt Weiss.
3/26/2015 | Last call: Brewers still fighting spread of pinkeye
Last Call is a spot for all the notes and anecdotes from Brewers camp that didn't find a home elsewhere on the site. Today: Seeing pink.
3/26/2015 | Oberg, Roberts taking every opportunity to impress
Unless there is a dramatic onslaught of injuries to the expected bullpen members, it's doubtful that either Scott Oberg or Ken Roberts will break camp with the club. But each outing is a chance to impress, which could make them candidates for in-season callups.
3/26/2015 | Gantner, Thomas bring special bond to Brewers camp
The appearance of No. 17 in Brewers camp earlier this week signaled the annual arrival of Jim Gantner, the beloved former second baseman who remains the only man to wear that number since his retirement in 1992.
3/26/2015 | Move to 'pen has been the difference for Friedrich
Christian Friedrich is rounding into the form the Rockies unlocked last season, when they moved him to the bullpen.
3/26/2015 | Kershaw, Grandal more in sync as tandem
Ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw and catcher Yasmani Grandal put together an improved performance on Thursday as the two continue to sharpen their on-field relationship.
3/26/2015 | Veteran Ludwick not in Rangers' plans
The Rangers narrowed their outfield competition on Thursday by informing veteran outfielder Ryan Ludwick that he will not make the team.
3/26/2015 | Wood shows off power with pinch-hit homer
Travis Wood may have started Wednesday night, but that didn't stop the Cubs pitcher from getting an extra at-bat on Thursday, and he took advantage of it.
3/26/2015 | Nationals entertaining plenty of bench options
As the Grapefruit League begins to wind down, the Nationals are starting to focus on who will fill out the final spots on their bench. Tyler Moore, Clint Robinson, Kila Ka'aihue and Matt Carp could all fill roles at first base and the outfield.
3/26/2015 | Gaudin, Liberatore limited by injuries
The Dodgers are concerned that right-hander Chad Gaudin may have a similar nerve condition that led to him missing the 2014 season, while lefty Adam Liberatore threw a bullpen session Thursday to test tightness in his left groin.
3/26/2015 | Flores shakes off sore left foot against Nats
Wilmer Flores' return from a bruised left foot proved relatively uneventful in the Mets' 8-3 win over the Nationals on Thursday, But it just fine for Flores after missing three games with an injury that could have been much worse.
3/26/2015 | Mets prospect Bowman stellar in spot start
For Mets prospect Matt Bowman, receiving a last-minute callup for a spot start in Thursday's game was rewarding enough. Doing so against the Nationals, his favorite team since middle school, only added to the experience.
3/26/2015 | Royals send well wishes to recovering superfan
Jimmy Faseler, the Royals superfan who was shot recently in a home invasion, thanked fans and friends on Twitter for their support as he recovers in a Kansas City area hospital.
3/26/2015 | Gillaspie confident plantar fasciitis is under control
Third baseman Conor Gillaspie believes his plantar fasciitis is under control with the help of the White Sox training staff.
3/26/2015 | Fantastic Four: Competition at 2B wages on
Position battles are as intertwined into the fabric of Spring Training as much as the fun-loving, laid-back atmosphere that descends on Arizona and Florida each March. Usually, a frontrunner emerges in the race for the right to take the field in the first inning on Opening Day.
3/26/2015 | 'That was awesome': Lorenzen shows potential in spring start
Reds pitching prospect Michael Lorenzen will say that the decision of whether he makes the big league team out of camp is out of his hands, but his performance on Thursday certainly didn't hurt his chances.
3/26/2015 | Calhoun leaves game with bruised right triceps
The middle of the second inning offered a sight Angels fans never want to see: Kole Calhoun walking off the field, with his equipment bag in hand and a trainer by his side.
3/26/2015 | Kershaw cruises behind Puig, Rollins homers
Clayton Kershaw struck out eight over six innings and collected a hit and two sacrifice bunts as the Dodger rolled past the White Sox, 9-6, on Thursday at Camelback Ranch. Yasiel Puig and Jimmy Rollins (4 RBIs) hit two-run homers, as every Dodgers starter got at least one hit.
3/26/2015 | Hernandez's strong start 'very pleasing' to Mariners
The Mariners lost to the Royals, 3-0, on Thursday at Peoria Stadium. But really only one thing mattered in this one. Felix Hernandez looked King-ly and thus all was well.
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