3/13/2013 | White Sox pitchers prepare to swing bats April 9
With Interleague Play starting earlier, White Sox pitchers are taking it upon themselves during Spring Training to prepare not just on the mound, but at the plate as well.
3/13/2013 | Johnson delivers for Braves after Medlen's sharp start
Kris Medlen and Nathan Eovaldi each turned in strong outings before the Braves pulled out a 2-1 victory against the Marlins under the lights on Wednesday at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/13/2013 | Screams aside, Peavy satisfied with outing
Jake Peavy was vocal about his disappointment at times during his Wednesday outing against Minor Leaguers, but he said afterward that he was OK with the game, where he practiced slide steps.
3/13/2013 | Medlen downplays being hit by second liner
Braves starter Kris Medlen left Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Marlins after being hit in the right arm by a line drive. It was the second time in the game that Medlen was hit by a batted ball. He and manager Fredi Gonzalez both downplayed the contact, and Medlen believes he can make his next scheduled start.
3/13/2013 | Netherlands to stage black-and-orange revival by Bay
Next week's World Baseball Classic semifinals and final will be played at AT&T Park in San Francisco (live on MLB Network and ESPN Deportes), the home of the Giants, who wear orange and black. One of the teams competing will be the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which wears orange and black.
3/13/2013 | Pujols runs for himself for first time this spring
Albert Pujols' recovery from offseason knee surgery cleared another, albeit small, hurdle on Wednesday: He ran for himself.
3/13/2013 | Mastroianni engaging in battle for center-field job
Twins outfielder Darin Mastroianni said he's tried his best not to be too worried about that race for the center field spot -- even with the way Aaron Hicks has emerged over the last two weeks.
3/13/2013 | Rebuilt pitching staff foundation for improvement
Saying the Cubs will be better this year is not a revelation, but the North Siders made several offseason moves, especially for pitching, that should help them take positive steps in Year II of their rebuilding process.
3/13/2013 | Profar to join Team Netherlands after all
After first declining an offer to join the Dutch team, MLB.com top prospect Jurickson Profar is heading to the World Baseball Classic after all.
3/13/2013 | Morneau returns from successful Classic stint
After starring for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic for three games, Twins first baseman Justin Morneau made his return to the lineup as the cleanup hitter on Wednesday night against the Orioles.
3/13/2013 | 'Captain America' name suits Wright just fine
David Wright's heroics for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic have TV announcers calling the Mets All-Star "Captain America." What Wright is doing in the tournament is movie-star worthy.
3/13/2013 | Marlins' open roster spots remain up for grabs
As Opening Day draws near, the Marlins are not any closer to sorting out a number of open spots on the depth chart.
3/13/2013 | Matusz fans seven in four no-hit frames vs. Twins
Left-hander Brian Matusz struck out seven and held the Twins hitless for four innings, as the O's produced a six-run ninth for Wednesday night's 9-4 win at Hammond Stadium.
3/13/2013 | Matusz states starting case with dominant outing
Orioles lefty Brian Matusz finished with seven strikeouts in four no-hit innings against the Twins on Wednesday night in an outing that can only help his candidacy for the fifth starter's job.
3/13/2013 | Marlins send top prospect Fernandez to Minors camp
Jose Fernandez, ranked No. 1 in the organization and No. 7 overall in baseball according to MLB.com's 2013 Prospect Watch, was reassigned to Minor League camp on Wednesday afternoon after just one official Grapefruit League appearance.
3/13/2013 | Santana delivers sharp outing as Royals roll
Royals starter Ervin Santana struck out seven in four innings in a 4-2 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday at Surprise Stadium.
3/13/2013 | Maddux helps Team USA pitchers keep it simple
Team USA manager Joe Torre knew he needed someone in the short term that an All-Star quality pitching staff would respond well to. He turned to Maddux, a 355-game winner and a certain Hall of Famer next year when his name appears on the ballot for the first time.
3/13/2013 | Martin not surprised by jeers from Jays fans
The boos from the Canadian portion of the McKechnie Field record crowd of 8,439 kept getting louder every time Russell Martin came to bat against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
3/13/2013 | Jimenez solid in five frames, Cabrera doubles in win
Ubaldo Jimenez worked five innings for the Indians on Wednesday against the White Sox, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out three in Cleveland's 5-2 victory.
3/13/2013 | Classic task gets no easier for Puerto Rico
In dramatic, comeback fashion, Puerto Rico beat Italy, 4-3, on Wednesday night. Now, it must wait. The opponent will change, but the stakes remain the same -- win or go home.
3/13/2013 | Richard gives up five runs in win over Angels
The Padres scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday for an 8-6 Cactus League victory over the Angels at the Peoria Sports Complex. Clayton Richard, San Diego's projected Opening Day starting pitcher, allowed five earned runs on nine hits over five innings.
3/13/2013 | Granato, Italy experience game's cruel twist
Baseball can be a tough and heartless game at times as Team Italy and starting shortstop Anthony Granato learned once again on Wednesday night at Marlins Park.
3/13/2013 | Puerto Rico's late rally gives Italy the boot
On the brink of elimination from the World Baseball Classic, Puerto Rico rallied with three runs in the eighth inning to defeat Italy, 4-3, on Wednesday night in front of 25,787 at Marlins Park.
3/13/2013 | Johan clears air with Mets: 'We're in this together'
Johan Santana broke his silence on Tuesday to proclaim harmony with the Mets, saying he is "on the same page" with the team as he continues to overcome his left shoulder weakness.
3/13/2013 | Lind having no trouble finding groove at plate
It's a far cry from being Mr. October, but Adam Lind seems to have this Spring Training thing down to a science.
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