3/11/2014 | Wong working to lessen self-imposed pressure
Kolten Wong appears to be buying into his talents a little more these days, releasing some of the pressure he had been putting on himself to perform and prove his readiness for the opportunity to be an everyday player in the Majors.
3/11/2014 | Reds expecting great things from talented Cingrani
One of the reasons that the Cincinnati Reds harbor high hopes for the 2014 season can be summed up in two words: Tony Cingrani.
3/11/2014 | Francona not rushing decision at third base
There is still no answer to the third-base conundrum in Cleveland camp, and manager Terry Francona has let the drama play out without making any commitments or even insinuating that he is getting close to a decision.
3/11/2014 | Kennedy rebounds after slow start vs. A's
Of the 67 pitches that Ian Kennedy threw on Tuesday, he was really only happy with one of them. And that happened to be his final pitch against the A's at the Peoria Sports Complex.
3/11/2014 | Cuevas lifts Dodgers with homer in first at-bat
Minor League outfielder Noel Cuevas hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning in his first Cactus League at-bat to lift the Dodgers to a 7-5 victory over the Royals on Tuesday at Surprise Stadium.
3/11/2014 | Bonds' hitting advice well-received by Giants
Barry Bonds has remained busy since arriving at Giants camp Monday for his visit as a guest instructor. The Giants' eagerness to tap into Bonds' knowledge appears destined to last through Sunday, when his stint ends.
3/11/2014 | Rockies back stingy De La Rosa with four homers
Kyle Parker hit a two-run homer as the Rockies hit for the cycle in a four-run third inning, while Nolan Arenado, Kent Matthes and Ryan Wheeler each added blasts to beat the Cubs, 13-0, on Tuesday in front of a Cactus League record crowd of 14,840 at Cubs Park.
3/11/2014 | Abreu shows versatility with bat vs. Rangers
Jose Abreu's first Cactus League home run coming off of Brad Penny last Thursday in Surprise brought a great deal of attention to the first baseman. But an offensive effort such as the one Abreu had in Tuesday's 7-6 victory over the Rangers at Camelback Ranch becomes just as impressive to the White Sox.
3/11/2014 | Replay confirms triple for Dodgers' Guerrero
Instant replay confirmed the call on Dodgers second baseman Alex Guerrero's ninth-inning triple in Tuesday's game between the Dodgers and Royals at Surprise Stadium.
3/11/2014 | Posey unleashes offense to pick up Hudson
Buster Posey smashed a three-run home run off the Reds' Tony Cingrani to tie Tuesday's game in the third inning, and the Giants would tack on five runs in the game to cruise to an 8-5 victory at Goodyear Ballpark.
3/11/2014 | Mets planting seeds for Flores playing shortstop
Wilmer Flores had some hiccups on Tuesday in his first significant action at shortstop in three years, but if he can catch on, he'll give the Mets an option behind Ruben Tejada.
3/11/2014 | Otero becoming valuable piece of bullpen puzzle
Not all Athletics are made the same, and that's where right-handed reliever Dan Otero fits into the unique Oakland mold. He doesn't play video games. He doesn't drink coffee. He doesn't even listen to music. No, instead he does crossword puzzles. And lots of them.
3/11/2014 | Lackey fine with delayed start to spring
John Lackey, who made his first start of Spring Training on Tuesday, had no qualms with the Red Sox taking a conservative approach with him during camp.
3/11/2014 | Perez expected to be back behind plate
Catcher Salvador Perez was out of the Royals' lineup on Tuesday, a day after leaving a game against the Mariners with a bruised lower left palm, but he's expected to play on Wednesday against the A's.
3/11/2014 | Beachy to miss start with arm tightness
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez confirmed on Tuesday that Brandon Beachy will not make his next scheduled Grapefruit League start.
3/11/2014 | Reds like progress of prospect Rodriguez
In 2008, the Reds saw something special in a Venezuelan teen named Yorman Rodriguez and gave him a $2.5 million signing bonus. Now the investment is starting to pay off.
3/11/2014 | Accentuating the positive, B. Jackson having fun again
Brett Jackson is having a good time playing baseball again, and it shows. The young Cubs outfielder couldn't say that last season, when he battled injuries and finished the year at Double-A Tennessee. He couldn't say that in 2012, when he led the Pacific Coast League with 158 strikeouts while playing for Triple-A Iowa.
3/11/2014 | Morrow lacking fastball command
Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow used an exhibition game against the Canadian Junior team to focus strictly on his fastball.
3/11/2014 | Wieters fine after rolling right ankle
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters exited after rolling his right ankle in the bottom of the fourth inning during the Orioles' 6-5 loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday afternoon.
3/11/2014 | Dodgers ponder roster for Australia trip
Six days remain until the Dodgers travel down under to begin the 2014 season against the D-backs in Australia, and there's a lot of roster decisions left to be made.
3/11/2014 | Second spring start has Nolasco feeling 'great'
After his last scheduled outing was washed out due to rain, right-hander Ricky Nolasco made his second Grapefruit League start for the Twins against the Rays on Tuesday. "It felt good to go back out there in a game and get some of that adrenaline," Nolasco said. "Everything feels great."
3/11/2014 | Despite results, CC 'light years' ahead of last spring
CC Sabathia, making his second start of the spring Tuesday, was having trouble with his delivery, flying open and leaving the ball up. He gave up three earned runs on four hits, walking two and striking out three, while throwing 37 of 62 pitches for strikes. His fastball velocity continued to lag, topping out in the high 80s. But it wasn't all bad, as Sabathia described himself as "light years" ahead of where he was at this time a year ago.
3/11/2014 | Blue Jays, Baseball Canada fostering relationship
The next generation of Canadian baseball players had the opportunity of a lifetime on Tuesday afternoon when they were matched up against their country's only big league team.
3/11/2014 | Broxton has successful first live batting practice
Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton faced hitters in live batting practice for the first time this spring Tuesday morning and emerged pain-free. Broxton, who had been throwing 20- to 25-pitch bullpen sessions, threw close to 45 pitches, including warmup pitches.
3/11/2014 | Chacin moving steadily forward in shoulder recovery
Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin is happy with his progress in his return from right shoulder strain and inflammation. Chacin threw at 90 feet Monday and will move to 120 feet Wednesday.
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