2/28/2013 | Rasmus scratched from lineup to due to sore shoulder
Colby Rasmus was scratched from the Blue Jays' lineup on Thursday afternoon because of a sore right shoulder.
2/28/2013 | Taillon has great time in first spring start
Jameson Taillon's experience in his first big league camp reached a new peak on Thursday, with his start for the Pirates in the 16-6 Grapefruit League loss to Boston.
2/28/2013 | Andrus sits out due to sensitivity from new tattoo
Shortstop Elvis Andrus was scratched from Texas' starting lineup before its game Thursday against Cleveland because of sensitivity in his left arm stemming from a new tattoo memorializing his father.
2/28/2013 | Francona wants home-plate collisions to stay
Indians manager Terry Francona does not believe home-plate collisions should be banned by Major League Baseball.
2/28/2013 | Veteran Kotsay not quite ready for swan song
Outfielder Mark Kotsay has played in parts of 16 seasons with seven different teams, and has been to the postseason three times. The 37-year-old is not ready to call it quits, and he believes he still has something left in the tank and wants to win a World Series.
2/28/2013 | Friedrich welcomes longer spring schedule
When it comes to embracing this year's elongated Spring Training schedule, Rockies left-hander Christian Friedrich may be first in line to welcome the extra time.
2/28/2013 | Berkman leads way as Profar impresses vs. Tribe
The Rangers ended their winless Spring Training by jumping all over the Indians pitching staff in a 10-0 victory, with Lance Berkman leading off in his first game for Texas after missing much of the spring with a mild right-calf strain
2/28/2013 | Mo, CC both 'feel good' after latest sessions
Mariano Rivera smoothly fielded two bunts and a grounder and also covered first base during an 18-pitch simulated inning on Thursday morning. CC Sabathia threw 46 pitches over two simulated innings on Thursday and said he is getting "antsy" to appear in a game.
2/28/2013 | Fighting for rotation job, Phelps stymies Jays
Andy LaRoche connected for his second home run of the spring, a seventh-inning solo blast off reliever Chase Whitley, as the Blue Jays edged the Yankees, 1-0, on Thursday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
2/28/2013 | Garza cautious but confident with rehab approach
While Matt Garza is taking what he called baby steps as he works to return from injury, he says he hopes to be ready to go by the first half of April.
2/28/2013 | Castro sidelined with tightness in hamstring
Starlin Castro will miss two to three days with a tight hamstring, but the injury did not keep him from reaching the Sweet 16 of Thursday's bunting tournament.
2/28/2013 | Gordon, Cain back from minor injuries
Outfielders Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain had no problems in their return from injuries, but infielder Elliot Johnson remains out.
2/28/2013 | After brain surgery, Vasquez eager to return to mound
Anthony Vasquez hasn't started throwing yet this spring. That will come soon enough. For now, it's amazing enough that the 26-year-old pitcher is working out and preparing for the start of the Mariners' Minor League camp next week.
2/28/2013 | Jurrjens trying to eliminate bad mechanics
For the third time in three spring games, an Orioles starter came up short of two innings, with Jair Jurrjens struggling with command and recording just three outs in Thursday's game against the Minnesota Twins.
2/28/2013 | It's gold medal or bust for Team USA in Classic
After coming up short in 2006 and '09, the U.S. has taken a new approach to building its roster under skipper Joe Torre in hopes of winning it all this year.
2/28/2013 | Gennett small in stature, but large on talent
Given his success last year as a Minor League loaner, second baseman Scooter Gennett is feeling right at home in his first big league camp. As he should, manager Ron Roenicke said.
2/28/2013 | Maddon focused on protecting Longoria in lineup
Joe Maddon's priority when writing out his lineups this season will be finding protection for Evan Longoria. The Rays manager noted there are candidates from both sides of the plate to set it up and to protect.
2/28/2013 | Ruggiano close to resuming full baseball activities
Justin Ruggiano is starting to ease back into baseball activities, as the Miami outfielder did some light throwing on Thursday, the first step in his recovery from a strained lower back
2/28/2013 | Sellers, Gwynn nursing minor ailments
Injured Dodgers Justin Sellers and Tony Gwynn missed another day of workouts Thursday with minor ailments.
2/28/2013 | Elbow healthy, Hawpe hopes to stick with Bucs
He is still remembered for having one of the most beautiful swings ever seen on the campus of baseball hotbed Louisiana State University. Brad Hawpe's swing has never had any blemishes. The left arm is what needed a makeover 17 months ago.
2/28/2013 | Scioscia ready to get look at rotation pieces
On Friday, at last, Angels manager Mike Scioscia will begin trotting out his starting rotation for Cactus League contests, starting with Jered Weaver against the Dodgers at Tempe Diablo Stadium, then followed respectively with starts by C.J. Wilson, Joe Blanton, Jason Vargas and Tommy Hanson.
2/28/2013 | Change of scenery has Ely excited
When right-hander John Ely decided he needed a change of scenery for the 2013 season, he took his desire to the extreme and was prepared to sign a contract to play for a team in Korea this year.
2/28/2013 | Kennedy 'felt really good' in spring debut
D-backs Opening Day starter Ian Kennedy made his spring debut Thursday and allowed an unearned run over two innings.
2/28/2013 | Torres out of Classic, Mijares doubtful
An injured oblique has sidelined Giants outfielder Andres Torres for a week and will prevent him from participating for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. Manager Bruce Bochy added Thursday that left-hander Jose Mijares' playing status for Venezuela in the Classic is "doubtful" after reporting a tender throwing elbow.
2/28/2013 | Taveras' slam helps Cardinals run streak to four
Riding a six-run first inning that was highlighted by Oscar Taveras' grand slam, the Cardinals ran their win streak to four with Thursday's 8-2 victory over the Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium.
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