2/15/2013 | Mets plan to use Mejia as starter upon arrival
Still unsure of when Jenrry Mejia may arrive at camp, Mets manager Terry Collins reiterated Friday that Mejia will work as a starter once an issue with his visa is resolved and he rejoins the Mets.
2/15/2013 | Reliever Lowe aims to parlay strong spring into job
The Dodgers, like every other Major League team, really have two spring camps happening side by side. There's the one where established players warm up for the regular season, and then there's the camp for guys who are simply fighting for a spot on the big league club. Veteran reliever Mark Lowe falls squarely into the latter category.
2/15/2013 | Soler impressive in first spring appearance
Jorge Soler reported to Cubs camp Friday and hit a home run in his first batting practice session. That's not really news, but watching the 6-foot-4 Cuban outfielder swing is definitely an event.
2/15/2013 | Zimmerman expects to be ready Opening Day
Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman acknowledged that his surgically-repaired right shoulder is not 100 percent, but he expects to be ready by Opening Day.
2/15/2013 | Meticulous Showalter does everything for a reason
Every last detail about the City of Sarasota Sports Complex during the Baltimore Orioles' Spring Training is monitored by Buck Showalter in some way, right down to the infield dirt.
2/15/2013 | New pact doesn't dampen Pagan's desire to win
Angel Pagan, the Giants' center fielder and leadoff hitter, reported to camp Friday and vowed to maintain the determined approach that benefited San Francisco during its World Series-winning 2012 season.
2/15/2013 | Leyland relishes target on Tigers' back
On the day of his speech to the full squad, Tigers manager Jim Leyland touched on the usual topics. He wants players to be on time. He wants them to embrace expectations. He wants them to work hard, but also work smart.
2/15/2013 | Middlebrooks showing no ill effects of broken wrist
The best way to gauge how well Will Middlebrooks has recovered from his right wrist fracture of last August is to listen to him take a round of batting practice.
2/15/2013 | Chipper conspicuous by his absence at camp
Chipper Jones, four months removed from his retirement, was supposed to be at Braves' Spring Training on Thursday. He wasn't. So that made him the missing link. Right? For one day, at least.
2/15/2013 | Rangers to discuss extension with Murphy
Rangers outfielder David Murphy can be a free agent after this season, but he is hoping to head that off during Spring Training. The Rangers are planning to have conversations with his agent, Michael Moye, this spring about a multi-year contract extension beyond this season.
2/15/2013 | Flowers caught in a tough situation replacing A.J.
Catcher Tyler Flowers is tasked with the tough job of following fan favorite A.J. Pierzynski behind the dish on Chicago's South Side.
2/15/2013 | Hanley willing to put in extra time at shortstop
One day before the required first workout, Hanley Ramirez was at Camelback Ranch taking ground balls. At shortstop.
2/15/2013 | Kemp confident Dodgers will have good chemistry
A slimmed down Matt Kemp noticed that people are questioning the Dodgers' chemistry. For example, there was last week's tweet from the Giants' Brandon Belt that you can't buy chemistry -- an obvious reference to the Dodgers' expensive roster makeover.
2/15/2013 | Cards counting on a healthy, healed Furcal
Rafael Furcal is no longer in pain, and concern about elbow problems has eased. This is great news for the Cards, who are relying on him to be a stabilizer.
2/15/2013 | Yankees keeping close tabs on Cabral
The Yankees are watching Michael Pineda's workouts as the hurler attempts to join the big league rotation this year, but they're also keeping a close eye on left-hander Cesar Cabral.
2/15/2013 | Padres project recovering Cashner as starter
Andrew Cashner hopes to recover from a lacerated tendon in his right thumb in time to be on the Opening Day roster for the Padres, who view the right-hander as a starter.
2/15/2013 | Phillies still think Delmon could land on DL
The Phillies have said a few times that Delmon Young could open the season on the disabled list following microfracture surgery on his right ankle in November. Manager Charlie Manuel affirmed that likelihood again on Friday.
2/15/2013 | Roberts wants to be Opening Day second baseman
Although he hasn't played a full season since 2009, Brian Roberts said Friday he plans on seeing a lot of Grapefruit League action this spring and is focused on being the club's Opening Day second baseman.
2/15/2013 | Felix arrives to camp with comfort of contract
Felix Hernandez returned to Mariners camp Friday for the first time since signing his $175 million mega-deal two days earlier in Seattle and "The King" was once again the center of attention on a team that obviously treasures his leadership.
2/15/2013 | Dynamic new outfield has Braves feeling chipper
Over the course of the four months that followed Chipper Jones' retirement, Braves fans saw their team's future brightened by the creation of an outfield trio that could energize Atlanta and the baseball world for at least the next three seasons.
2/15/2013 | Cabrera humble, eager to work on fielding skills
Not even a Triple Crown, an MVP trophy and hero status in his native Venezuela can keep Miguel Cabrera from being big-timed. Even by a teammate.
2/15/2013 | With perfection behind him, Humber ready for new start
It's part of his legacy and will be forever. Maybe Philip Humber goes on and does greater things in life and in baseball than what he accomplished on that April afternoon a year ago when he could do no wrong. Or perhaps it will be the moment that defines his career.
2/15/2013 | Nelson working hard to become more explosive
Rockies third baseman Chris Nelson's task this season is to get going faster. Nelson batted .301 with nine home runs and 53 RBIs in 111 games last season, but knew the secret to more production was in his legs. More speed could make him more of a threat offensively. Increased quickness also means better defensive range.
2/15/2013 | Parra again ready to prove value at camp
For the second year in a row, D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra reported to Spring Training knowing that his playing time for the upcoming season is uncertain.
2/15/2013 | Odorizzi feels right at home in Rays' camp
Jake Odorizzi threw his first bullpen session under the watchful eyes of his new team on Thursday. On Friday, the right-hander sounded pleased with where he is at early in Spring Training.
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