3/9/2013 | Jennings leaves game with mild ankle sprain
Desmond Jennings left Saturday's game against the Phillies due to a mild sprain of his left ankle. Jennings singled to left in the top of the third and went to second on left fielder Domonic Brown's error. He injured his ankle while pulling into second.
3/9/2013 | Rusin, Baez steal spotlight in strong start vs. Tribe
Chris Rusin made his first Spring Training start in the Cubs' 9-2 loss to the Indians on Saturday, and the lefty threw three scoreless innings. Top prospect Javier Baez went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in the first inning.
3/9/2013 | Burnett pitches into the fifth in solid outing
The Pirates were tied with the Twins in the seventh inning Saturday before Minnesota went on to an eventual 5-4 exhibition victory after A.J. Burnett's solid start.
3/9/2013 | Hart thrilled with recovery milestone
Corey Hart still has a ways to go in his rehabilitation from knee surgery, but he found encouragement in being cleared to drive again.
3/9/2013 | Ryan returns from Dallas meeting with owners
Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan was back in camp on Saturday after flying back to Dallas for a meeting with co-owners Ray Davis and Bob Simpson. The meeting was designed to help clarify Ryan's future with the Rangers.
3/9/2013 | Turner has major rebound in duel with Cardinals
Jacob Turner threw three scoreless innings, while Donovan Solano added two hits to his hot spring, but the Marlins fell, 2-0, to the Cardinals on Saturday.
3/9/2013 | Wainwright sharp as Cardinals blank Marlins
After escaping some first-inning trouble, Adam Wainwright cruised through 4 2/3 innings and the Cardinals blanked the Marlins, 2-0, on Saturday in front of 4,219 at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/9/2013 | Harper, Zim go back to back in win over Marlins
Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman hit back-to-back solo home runs in the fifth inning Saturday, and Zimmerman upped his spring batting average to .500 with a 3-for-3 afternoon in the Nationals' 8-7 win over the Marlins.
3/9/2013 | Lincecum 'all set to go' after simulated game
Tim Lincecum comfortably threw 32 pitches Saturday in a simulated game as he passed the final test for resuming Cactus League activity.
3/9/2013 | Royals adjust pitching plans after rainouts
Rainouts in the early innings of both ends of a day-night doubleheader Friday had the Royals doing some juggling with pitchers so they could get their work in Saturday.
3/9/2013 | Selig pleased with Classic's impact beyond U.S.
While the United States team has not performed as well in the World Baseball Classic as some home fans might like, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig has been pleased with the tournament's effectiveness in internationalizing the sport.
3/9/2013 | Mariano, Jeter make successful spring debuts
Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera made their Spring Training debuts on Saturday, but the Yankees fell, 2-1, to the Braves. Coming back from offseason surgery on his left ankle, Jeter went 1-for-2 with a sharp single to left field as the Yankees' designated hitter. Rivera, who announced his decision to retire after the 2013 season Saturday morning, tossed a perfect fifth inning.
3/9/2013 | A's optimistic about Balfour, target Monday for Weeks
A's closer Grant Balfour threw his fourth bullpen session Saturday since undergoing knee surgery last month while second baseman Jemile Weeks' return to game action could be pushed back to Monday.
3/9/2013 | Forearm fine, Werth talks way into lineup
Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was originally scratched from Saturday's lineup against the Marlins because of a tight right forearm. But he convinced manager Davey Johnson that he was ready to play, and the skipper placed him second in the lineup.
3/9/2013 | DR pitching contains Spain, advances to Miami
A 6-3 win over Spain on Saturday afternoon, coupled with Puerto Rico's 6-3 victory over Venezuela, ensured the Dominican Republic of a spot in the second round of the World Baseball Classic in Miami.
3/9/2013 | Mattingly sees Ethier as everyday player
Don Mattingly hasn't seen enough of Andre Ethier this Spring to tell if his approach against left-handed pitching has improved dramatically, but he's seen enough to know that Ethier is still his everyday right fielder.
3/9/2013 | Luhnow gets first-hand look at Draft prospects
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow spent a couple of days on the road earlier this week wearing his scouting hat. Luhnow, like he did last year, is trying to get a first-hand look at some of the players the club is considering taking with the No. 1 overall pick in the June First-Year Player Draft.
3/9/2013 | Papelbon not worried about spring results
Closers are adrenaline junkies and Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon is no different. So imagine what it's like for him to pitch the fifth inning in a relatively meaningless Grapefruit League game.
3/9/2013 | Lannan adjusts pitching out of stretch
Phillies right-hander John Lannan solved something on Saturday he preferred to solve in March than April, or later.
3/9/2013 | Prospect Morgan getting valuable experience
In the future, if everything continues on its current path, Adam Morgan won't have to pack his bags for the short trip to Carpenter Complex, the Phillies' Minor League Spring Training home.
3/9/2013 | Marlins welcome back Ruggiano to lineup
Justin Ruggiano's return to the lineup gives the Marlins a much-needed power threat. The 30-year-old strained his lower back early in Spring Training, and Saturday was his first Grapefruit League game.
3/9/2013 | Mo's goodbye announcement befitting of class act
Befitting a player who has done everything with grace, poise and precision, Mariano Rivera said all the right things on a difficult day. He said it was not a day of sadness, but it felt incomprehensibly sad for those of us who have had the honor of watching him pitch.
3/9/2013 | Scorching hot Howard blasts fourth spring homer
Ryan Howard hit his fourth home run of Spring Training in the Phillies' 15-7 loss to the Rays on Saturday at Bright House Field.
3/9/2013 | Murphy takes swings in the batting cage
Second baseman Daniel Murphy took 20 to 25 swings in the batting cages again on Saturday, as he works back from a strained right intercostal muscle.
3/9/2013 | Rzepczynski sidelined after hurting eye on golf course
Marc Rzepczynski remains away from the Cardinals and on bed rest until at least Monday as he recovers from a freak left eye injury that he suffered during a golf outing with teammates on Friday.
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