2/9/2013 | Marrero headlines Red Sox's 19 non-roster invitees
The Red Sox announced 19 non-roster invitees to Spring Training on Saturday, including their top pick from the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, shortstop Deven Marrero.
2/9/2013 | On eve of report date, Goodyear abuzz with optimism
On Saturday, the eve of reporting day for Cleveland's pitchers and catchers, many of the team's players were already on hand at the club's player development complex in Goodyear, Arizona. This is where the Tribe will spend the next seven weeks gearing up for what should be an interesting 2013 season.
2/8/2013 | Pirates get creative to bring Liriano to Pittsburgh
The Pirates had to get creative in their pursuit of free agent Francisco Liriano after the southpaw fractured his non-throwing arm. On Friday, the sides struck a deal that both lowers the club's risk and gives the former All-Star a chance to earn his market value through incentives.
2/8/2013 | Padres hand out organizational awards
The Padres announced their 2012 organizational awards winners Friday at their 15th annual awards dinner at the San Diego Hall of Champions.
2/8/2013 | Orioles reach deals with Johnson, Hammel
The Baltimore Orioles have only one remaining arbitration-eligible player after agreeing to one-year deals with right-handers Jim Johnson and Jason Hammel on Friday.
2/8/2013 | One-time top prospect Villalona may be on way
Angel Villalona's long-delayed arrival in big league camp just might happen. Villalona, formerly a highly regarded prospect from the Dominican Republic who was charged with murder in that country, had his visa approved.
2/8/2013 | Zito hoping this isn't final year with Giants
After this season, Barry Zito and the Giants could be involved in an activity they wouldn't have imagined before last year: Retaining the left-hander for an additional season, or even negotiating an extension with him.
2/8/2013 | Marmol case sent to higher court in Dominican
Cubs pitcher Carlos Marmol appeared at a hearing Friday in the Dominican Republic regarding a domestic abuse case. According to the Dominican newspaper, El Nacional, a judge sent the case to a higher court.
2/8/2013 | Yanks discuss contract extension with Cano
In a possible reversal of a club policy that shies away from contract extensions before deals are complete, Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said on Friday that the team has opened the topic with second baseman Robinson Cano.
2/8/2013 | Hurdle eager to clear obstacles in Pirates' way
Seeds were planted for the Pirates in 2012. And manager Clint Hurdle's hope is the harvesting of a winning crop will happen in 2013.
2/8/2013 | Red Sox's pitchers eager to work with Pedro
Wearing a Red Sox T-shirt and team workout shorts, Pedro Martinez bounced around the facility at JetBlue Park on Friday, eager to begin his new role as special assistant to the general manager.
2/8/2013 | Freese avoids arbitration, agrees to one-year deal
The Cardinals and David Freese were headed toward an arbitration hearing this month before agreeing on a one-year deal for 2013. The agreement was announced Friday afternoon.
2/8/2013 | Versatile veteran Figgins signs Minor League deal
The Marlins are continuing to add players with something to prove, with the latest being the versatile Chone Figgins, who on Friday signed a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
2/8/2013 | Orioles claim Redmond off waivers from Reds
The Orioles bolstered their pitching depth on Friday by claiming right-hander Todd Redmond off waivers from the Reds.
2/8/2013 | Negotiations ongoing, Felix won't pitch in Classic
Despite the flood of national reports on Thursday saying Felix Hernandez and the Mariners had agreed to a seven-year, $175 million contract, both the Mariners and his agency insisted Friday those reports are incorrect and no deal has been finalized.
2/8/2013 | Seeking fresh start, Lincecum has fresh look
Tim Lincecum delivered his version of an extreme makeover Friday at AT&T Park: Short, neatly groomed hair, recalling the coiffure he sported during his first two Major League seasons. Non-prescription, dark-rimmed eyeglasses straight out of study hall.
2/8/2013 | Bay Area sets sights back to orange and black
San Francisco is a Giants town once again, as the football season heads farther into the rearview mirror and Spring Training approaches. And despite the fierce rivalry with others locally, Terence Moore writes that the orange and black has captured "the title of the Bay Area's most cherished team."
2/8/2013 | No longer closing, Bailey still enthusiastic
Andrew Bailey arrived at Spring Training as a non-closer for the first time in years, but that hasn't taken away any of his self-assurance or enthusiasm as he enters his second season with the Red Sox.
2/8/2013 | Baez's quick hands, bat speed makes future bright
Javier Baez is at the beginning of his journey to the Major Leagues, and Cubs' top prospects has outstanding raw skills that must be refined before he reaches his full potential.
2/8/2013 | Staying put: Hill signs extension through 2016
The D-backs signed second baseman Aaron Hill on Friday to a three-year, $35 million contract extension that will carry him through the 2016 season.
2/8/2013 | Dodgers add Lowe to bullpen with Minor League deal
The Dodgers added to the bullpen by signing pitcher Mark Lowe to a Minor League contract. Lowe was 0-2 with a 3.43 ERA in 36 appearances for the Rangers in 2013.
2/8/2013 | Predicting 2013's biggest turnaround teams
Who will be this season's Orioles and A's, teams that will earn a playoff spot after falling below .500 a year earlier? Columnist Matthew Leach has picked five to watch in 2013.
2/8/2013 | Hurst still pitching, only now it's to help game grow
Bruce Hurst, who starred in Boston and San Diego during the 1980s and early '90s, is now part of Major League Baseball's foray into the international growth of the sport.
2/8/2013 | Late-inning Tribe trio set to lead relief corps in '13
The relief corps has been a strength for Cleveland over the past few years. That aspect of the Indians' roster is expected to once again be reliable with the combination of newcomers and holdovers slated to be in camp this spring.
2/8/2013 | Shields reflects fondly on time spent with Tampa Bay
James Shields, who joined the Rays after being selected by the team in the 16th round of the 2000 First-Year Player Draft, can now look back and reflect on his journey -- a trip through the years with the only organization he has known in his professional baseball life.
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