3/26/2013 | Sanchez turns focus to pitch count with job secure
A few hours after the Pirates notified Jonathan Sanchez that he made their team and starting rotation, the left-hander had to make a Grapefruit League start against one of the Majors' toughest lineups, tasked with proving they made the right choice.
3/26/2013 | Bottom line: Contending a challenge for Yanks
Something is as striking for the New York Yankees as that patriotic hat dangling atop the bat of their team logo: This could become the 1960s again, and those weren't glory days around the Bronx.
3/26/2013 | Harper continues torrid spring hitting
Bryce Harper has turned in a remarkable last few days, reaching base in each of his last 10 plate appearances and recording a hit in nine of them.
3/26/2013 | Haren feeling ready for season despite rocky spring
Dan Haren is pleased to not have to return to Jupiter again this spring. And he welcomes just the thought of the regular season on the horizon, with his spring ERA resting at 6.39.
3/26/2013 | Venters likely headed to DL with elbow sprain
After nearly going through Spring Training without any of their players suffering a significant injury, the Braves are approaching the start of the regular season with uncertainty surrounding reliever Jonny Venters, who exited Tuesday's 6-5 win against the Tigers with a left elbow sprain.
3/26/2013 | Bond wins Giants' spring newcomer award
Despite being reassigned to Minor League camp on March 15, Giants infielder Brock Bond left a lasting impression. The non-roster invitee won the team's Harry S. Jordan Award, given annually to the player in his first big league Spring Training camp who distinguishes himself the most with his performance and dedication.
3/26/2013 | Headaches aside, Montero having more fun in '13
Being hit in the forehead by a bat on a backswing did not stop Jesus Montero from racking up a grand slam and three hits two days later.
3/26/2013 | Angels complete Wells trade with Yankees
In exchange for Vernon Wells, the Angels received two low-level prospects in outfielder Exicardo Cayones and lefty Kramer Sneed -- but that was little more than a formality.
3/26/2013 | Now a Yankee, Wells looks to show his stripes
It's impossible to know if Vernon Wells can ever again be what he once was. But he has had a nice Spring Training, hitting .361 for the Angels with a 1.112 OPS. Spring Training statistics can mean almost nothing, but for Vernon Wells, they provide a flicker of hope that he still has something left in the tank.
3/26/2013 | Tepesch named No. 5 starter; Profar sent to Triple-A
Nick Tepesch is the Rangers' fifth starter, Michael Kirkman is going to the bullpen and Leury Garcia has beaten out Jurickson Profar for the utility infield spot.
3/26/2013 | Gattis, Pagnozzi vying for final spot on roster
Four of the five available bench spots on the Opening Day roster will be filled by Jordan Schafer, outfielder Reed Johnson, infielder Ramiro Pena and either Chris Johnson or Juan Francisco, who will begin the season platooning at third base. The last spot will go to either Evan Gattis, who is ranked the club's No. 16 prospect by MLB.com, or Matt Pagnozzi, who are bidding to serve as the backup catcher until Brian McCann returns from offseason right shoulder surgery.
3/26/2013 | Stanton belts two to power Marlins past Nats
Miami belted four home runs off Washington right-hander Dan Haren. But it was a two-run single by Placido Polanco that was the difference in an 8-5 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.
3/26/2013 | Kozma, Molina support Wainwright's solid effort
Pete Kozma hit a grand slam, Yadier Molina ripped a two-run homer and Jon Jay went 3-for-4 to back Adam Wainwright's solid six-inning start in an 11-4 victory over the Mets on Tuesday at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
3/26/2013 | Full of promise, Fortuna remembered by Royals
Carlos Fortuna passed away on Sunday in the Dominican Republic, where he was born in 1990 at La Romana. He never won a game in the Major Leagues, but he had a major effect on those who knew him.
3/26/2013 | Jeter disappointed to miss Opening Day
Derek Jeter said on Tuesday that it will be "disappointing" to begin the season on the disabled list, and he has accepted the reality that he will miss his first Opening Day start for the Yankees since 2001.
3/26/2013 | McGuiness hoping to stick around with Tribe
Chris McGuiness' baseball life is currently in limbo. The Minor League first baseman has been in camp with the Indians all spring as a Rule 5 Draft pick, but it remains unknown whether Cleveland will be able to keep him in its farm system.
3/26/2013 | Giambi happy with role on Indians
After learning he was going to be a part of the Indians' bench this season, veteran Jason Giambi could not help himself. He walked over to Chris Antonetti and gave Cleveland's general manager a hug.
3/26/2013 | Rosales to start season on disabled list
Infielder Adam Rosales, out of options and in good position to grab a roster spot, will open the season on the 15-day disabled list with a left intercostal strain.
3/26/2013 | Green, Rogers to begin season on disabled list
Brewers infielder Taylor Green and right-hander Mark Rogers will open the season on the disabled list.
3/26/2013 | Redmond announces Marlins' rotation order
Manager Mike Redmond set the starting rotation order on Tuesday morning -- Ricky Nolasco, Nathan Eovaldi, Wade LeBlanc, Henderson Alvarez and Kevin Slowey.
3/26/2013 | Dice-K, Capps ink Minor League deals with Tribe
The Indians' goal of keeping Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps came to fruition Tuesday, when the club signed both pitchers to Minor League contracts.
3/26/2013 | Wright plays in Minors, 'optimistic' about Opening Day
Third baseman David Wright took another sizeable step toward Opening Day on Tuesday, making five plate appearances as the designated hitter in a pair of simultaneous Minor League games.
3/26/2013 | Pastornicky among latest round of roster cuts
One year after beginning the season as Atlanta's starting shortstop, Tyler Pastornicky will return to the Minor League level with the assignment to improve his versatility and continue developing the offensive skills he showed over the past few weeks.
3/26/2013 | Homers back Romero before Blue Jays option lefty
Rajai Davis and Adam Lind each homered as the Blue Jays defeated the Pirates, 6-3, on Tuesday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
3/26/2013 | Fuld likely to play Wednesday, Scott on the mend
Rays manager Joe Maddon gave updates on Sam Fuld (tight right hamstring) and Luke Scott (tightness in right calf) on Tuesday. Fuld is likely to play on Wednesday vs. the Blue Jays, and Scott is hoping to be ready by Opening Day, but is being cautious.
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