2/11/2013 | Verlander declines chance to play in Classic
After last year's World Series and a quick offseason, Justin Verlander decided he can't get his arm in the shape he'd want it to be for the World Baseball Classic.
2/11/2013 | Zimmermann, Nats making headway on contract
Jordan Zimmermann, the last remaining Nationals player eligible for arbitration, said Monday that the two sides are continuing to work toward a deal in advance of his Feb. 19 hearing date.
2/11/2013 | Carpenter holds out hope of pitching in 2013
Chris Carpenter addressed the media on Monday morning at Busch Stadium for the first time since general manager John Mozeliak announced that it was unlikely the veteran pitcher would be able to pitch during the 2013 season.
2/11/2013 | Liriano on comeback trail after unlikely arm injury
Lefty Francisco Liriano signed with the Pirates in an attempt to rejuvenate his career, but a broken right arm may delay the beginning of his season in Pittsburgh.
2/11/2013 | Yankees excited for hope of new season
New York's pitchers and catchers are due to report to George M. Steinbrenner Field today, with the first on-field workouts to be held on Wednesday. But many players have already made appearances in Tampa.
2/11/2013 | Heathcott has look, makeup of old-time ballplayer
An accomplished athlete, Slade Heathcott caught the attention of scouts when he played the outfield and pitched in high school. His offensive numbers were staggering. He was pretty good on the mound as well.
2/11/2013 | Braves' batting-practice caps feature traditional 'A'
When Braves pitchers and catchers stage their first workout at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex on Tuesday morning, they will be wearing the new Spring Training hats that are solid navy blue with a red script "A" on the front.
2/11/2013 | For pitchers and catchers, it's about the relationship
With catchers, as with no other position players, there always is more -– much more -– than meets the naked eye. The good ones have the tools and acumen to shape and control a game while gaining the full trust of the man on the mound.
2/11/2013 | Compton's Youth Academy celebrates Community Day
The Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif., opened up its doors for its first Community Day on Sunday, an event that drew two Hall of Famers and one of the game's best-ever managers.
2/11/2013 | Transformed pitching staffs headline Spring Training
This offseason, big trades sent top-tier starters to new teams. The Royals and Blue Jays are among those entering Spring Training boasting some of the most improved staffs in the Major Leagues.
2/11/2013 | Health, or lack thereof, an issue for some teams
As camps open, there is one very important thing that can be gleaned from just about every team: health, or lack thereof. Pretty much every manager would rather have hurt players get healthy, and healthy players stay that way, than win every game of Grapefruit League or Cactus League play. With that in mind, here's a look at some of the players and teams facing the most pressing health questions over the next seven weeks.
2/10/2013 | Joy throughout baseball as spring camps open
Pitchers and catchers report. There it is. Go ahead and say it again. Pitchers and catchers report. It's happening. Right now.
2/10/2013 | Astros owner ties for third at Pebble Beach
Astros owner Jim Crane, an avid golfer, teamed with PGA professional Kevin Streelman this weekend to finish tied for third place at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in California.
2/10/2013 | Fowler feeling no stress this spring
Though an arbitration hearing may be in his future, Dexter Fowler is stepping back and appreciating the fact that either way, his payday will be a good one.
2/10/2013 | Ubaldo hopes performance makes U-turn
Ubaldo Jimenez is doing everything possible to correct all that went wrong last season, when he went 9-17 with a 5.40 ERA.
2/10/2013 | Chen still looking to join China in Classic
Royals left-hander Bruce Chen still doesn't know if he'll be pitching for China in the World Baseball Classic next month. He is currently working to prove his grandparents were born in China.
2/10/2013 | Schuerholz stays busy with Braves, MLB committees
Braves president John Schuerholz has remained quite active since the ending of his legendary stint as a general manager. MLB.com recently spoke with Schuerholz about his club's busy offseason and his experience on MLB committees.
2/10/2013 | With eyes forward, Sveum leads Cubs into spring
When Dale Sveum meets with the Cubs for the first time this spring, don't expect him to bring up last year's 101-loss season. "I probably won't mention last year, to tell you the truth," Sveum said Sunday.
2/10/2013 | Reliever Gregg signs Minors deal, gets invite to camp
The Dodgers have signed free-agent right-handed reliever Kevin Gregg to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, bringing the total of their non-roster invitees to 19.
2/10/2013 | Cubs: Don't read too much into Baez's first camp
Highly touted prospect Javier Baez will be taking part in his first Major League Spring Training camp, but that doesn't mean the Cubs are reserving a locker for him at Wrigley Field this season.
2/10/2013 | Marmol expected to be in Cubs camp on time
Carlos Marmol, charged with domestic abuse by a woman in the Dominican Republic, is expected in Arizona on time and to attend Tuesday's first workout for pitchers and catchers.
2/10/2013 | Cubs' bunt tourney has one spot for front office
The Cubs will hold their second bunting tournament this spring, but the field has been tweaked to open a spot for someone from the front office.
2/10/2013 | Warm feelings accompany Royals pitchers, catchers
The Royals are having warm thoughts as Tuesday's first official day of Spring Training approaches. Most of the 34 pitchers and seven catchers on the camp roster have already arrived, ahead of today's reporting date.
2/10/2013 | GM disputes report on elbow; Felix 'his normal self'
Despite reports that there could be concerns with Felix Hernandez's right elbow, Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said on Sunday that Hernandez has been throwing normally for the last month as he prepares for camp and would be reporting with the rest of the club's pitchers and catchers as expected on Tuesday.
2/10/2013 | For Rockies, Sunday's action in front of camera
Pitchers and catchers report are words that conjure the first sights and sounds of baseball -- the sight of a pitcher stepping onto the mound and smoothly unfurling his delivery, the sound of the ball popping into the mitt. But times have changed. At the Rockies' facility on Sunday, the prominent sound heard was, "Action!"
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