2/16/2013 | Third-base job his, Chisenhall can finally relax
Lonnie Chisenhall is happy not to be looking over his shoulder this spring. The Indians have made it known that he is their third baseman, allowing him to relax and focus on preparing rather than competing.
2/16/2013 | Carrasco an intriguing fifth starter candidate
There are multiple questions surrounding the many candidates for the Indians' starting rotation. One of the more significant uncertainties is whether right-hander Carlos Carrasco can successfully rebound from his serious elbow injury.
2/16/2013 | Ubaldo cleaning up throwing-arm mechanics
Indians manager Terry Francona kept a watchful eye on starter Ubaldo Jimenez during his bullpen session during Saturday's workout. Francona came away impressed by what he witnessed.
2/16/2013 | Brewers owner optimistic as workouts begin
Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio delivered a typically upbeat address ahead of his team's first full-squad workout on Saturday and predicted his club was built for success this season, despite its notable changes in the pitching department.
2/16/2013 | Back at Braves camp, Chipper has no regrets
His former Spring Training locker is now occupied by Dan Uggla and his body has not been subjected to any baseball-related activities since last year's loss to the Cardinals in the National League's Wild Card game. But all suddenly felt normal again when Chipper Jones arrived at Champion Stadium as the Braves were completing Saturday afternoon's workout.
2/16/2013 | Mets outfield has more questions than answers
Who will play in the Mets' outfield remains a mystery, even to manager Terry Collins, but the team has a long history of fielding subpar outfielders.
2/16/2013 | Mariners have increased power potential in lineup
It was just the first day of full-squad workouts for the Mariners on Saturday, the first step in a long season, but one thing was obvious from first glance: These Mariners have some bigger men and bigger boppers than before.
2/16/2013 | Santiago prepared for any role
Hector Santiago would like to be a starter for the White Sox, but is prepared to pitch in any role required.
2/16/2013 | Lind hoping for fresh start with new coaching staff
The Blue Jays have a new coaching staff in place, and Adam Lind is optimistic that means the days of receiving mixed messages have come to an end.
2/16/2013 | Inge excited for opportunity with blue-collar team
The postseason pedigree of the Pirates clubhouse took quite a leap Saturday morning, when Brandon Inge stepped through the doors. The versatile veteran and his 23 playoff games, sought by several teams, were drawn to the black and gold by blue.
2/16/2013 | Tigers find way to build on already loaded roster
The Tigers, on paper, are better than they were in 2012 when they won the American League pennant. Victor Martinez returns from a torn anterior cruciate ligament to take over at DH. His career numbers indicate he will be a significant upgrade from Delmon Young, who is now with the Phillies
2/16/2013 | Bonifacio aims to win second-base job
This year's Spring Training for the Blue Jays is more about getting ready for the season than it is about finalizing the Opening Day lineup. The only real position that is up for grabs is second base, where Emilio Bonifacio and Maicer Izturis will battle for the everyday job.
2/16/2013 | Ludwick happy to be living the dream with Reds
Ryan Ludwick enjoyed a career rebirth with the Reds in 2012, and he pushed hard for GM Walt Jocketty to bring him back to Cincinnati as a free agent this past offseason.
2/16/2013 | Cedeno arrives in camp ready to make impact
His visa issue resolved, Ronny Cedeno arrived at the Cardinals' spring complex on Saturday to participate in his first Spring Training workout. With Cedeno in town, all of the team's position players have now reported.
2/16/2013 | Mets want to check out Valdespin in infield
Though Jordany Valdespin may finally be growing comfortable as an outfielder, the Mets believe his immediate future lies on the infield dirt.
2/16/2013 | Rangers want Berkman focused on health, hitting
Lance Berkman forgot to bring a glove to camp, but he doesn't need one right now. Manager Ron Washington said the Rangers want Berkman focused on hitting and building strength in his surgically repaired right knee.
2/16/2013 | Cherington addresses former Red Sox's comments
Between Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford taking swipes at the chemistry in the Boston organization to Jonathan Papelbon speaking out about the club's former trainer, the Red Sox have seen no shortage of ugly headlines emanating from elsewhere. General manager Ben Cherington addressed those comments on Saturday, emphasizing that his focus is on the here and now.
2/16/2013 | Manuel wants focus on winning, not contract
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel gathered his team Saturday morning at Bright House Field to talk about the future.
2/16/2013 | Perez preparing for absence due to Classic
Catcher Salvador Perez could miss nearly 2 1/2 weeks of Spring Training if his Venezuela team advances to the championship round of the World Baseball Classic. But the Royals' young catcher says he's not concerned.
2/16/2013 | Bailey, Reds avoid arbitration with one-year deal
The Reds and starting pitcher Homer Bailey avoided arbitration as the right-hander signed a one-year contract worth a reported $5.35 million,
2/16/2013 | Gardy addresses team as full-squad work starts
The Twins held their first full-squad workouts of Spring Training on Saturday with the day beginning with manager Ron Gardenhire addressing all 67 players in big league camp in a team meeting.
2/16/2013 | Frieri working on mastering the cutter
As a reliever who grew up idolizing Mariano Rivera, Ernesto Frieri always wanted to throw a cutter. But he couldn't figure it out, essentially because he didn't work hard enough on it.
2/16/2013 | Mariano's latest bullpen session goes smoothly
The problem was with Mariano Rivera's knee and never his arm, so the Yankees' closer expressed no surprise that his 30-pitch bullpen session flowed so smoothly on Saturday.
2/16/2013 | CC has butterflies during first bullpen session
CC Sabathia has done his share of making professional hitters feel uncomfortable over the years. But on Saturday morning, it was the Yankees' ace whose nerves seemed a bit jangled. Sabathia admitted to some jitters as he climbed the bullpen mound for a 29-pitch session, the left-hander's first time back on the hill since having arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his pitching elbow in October.
2/16/2013 | After missing ASG, Stanton ready for Classic stage
Participating in the World Baseball Classic is no substitute for the All-Star Game, but for Giancarlo Stanton, it remains a nice sense of achievement. If not for injury, Stanton would have been able to experience both in less than a year.
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