3/6/2013 | Hinch, scouts emphasize gathering information
For assistant GM A.J. Hinch -- in his third season overseeing the professional scouting department -- and the Padres, achieving their scouting goal has been about building the department with quality hires. He added eight scouts after joining the organization in the fall of 2010 -- with the intent on canvassing the country and getting multiple looks at players.
3/6/2013 | Villanueva proud to be Latin voice in MLBPA
On Thursday, representatives of the Major League Baseball Players Association will meet with the Cubs players before their workout, and Carlos Villanueva will be there to make sure the Latin players get the message. He's on the MLBPA executive board, and the only non-American-born player.
3/6/2013 | Ryu gives Dodgers glimpse of rotation potential
For three innings on Wednesday, Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu showed the kind of stuff that made him five-time strikeout king of the Korea Baseball Organization.
3/6/2013 | Berkman's first homer helps Rangers down Cubs
Lance Berkman hit his first home run of the spring and the Rangers held on for a 3-2 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday.
3/6/2013 | Team Spain has pitching plan for Friday's game
Team Spain manager Mauro Mazzotti said right-hander Sergio Perez will get the start Friday in the club's World Baseball Classic debut against Puerto Rico at Hiram Bithorn Stadium.
3/6/2013 | Rangers better with Ryan, Daniels working together
CEO and president Nolan Ryan and GM Jon Daniels have built the Rangers into one of the best franchises in the big leagues, and the club will be best served if they can continue their partnership.
3/6/2013 | After Twins' camp, Meyer could reach new heights
It's easy to forget that Alex Meyer, who was acquired in the trade that sent Denard Span to the Nationals, has just one year of experience in the Minors and has yet to reach to Double-A.
3/6/2013 | Puerto Rico piles on in exhibition win vs. Twins
Luis Figueroa laced a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning to help lead Team Puerto Rico to an 8-7 win over the Twins on Wednesday in an exhibition game at Hammond Stadium.
3/6/2013 | Crawford to hit off tee, unlikely for Opening Day
Carl Crawford's elbow irritation has improved enough that he will start hitting off a tee on Thursday, but it still appears unlikely the Dodgers outfielder will be ready for Opening Day.
3/6/2013 | Glavine supports, appreciates players' unions
Tom Glavine is fully aware of what his post-career life might have been without the rights players gained through decades of collective bargaining bloodshed. So when he had the chance, he helped another group, the National Hockey League Players' Association.
3/6/2013 | For Scutaro, third Classic may be his last
While right fielder Carlos Gonzalez marveled at the young talent for Team Venezuela, its oldest member called 2013 probably his last World Baseball Classic.
3/6/2013 | Phillies hopeful Young can return by mid-April
The Phillies are optimistic that Delmon Young can appear in their lineup sometime between mid-April and the beginning of May. The team has said that Young is ahead of his rehab schedule.
3/6/2013 | After battle on the hill, Strasburg praises Halladay
Roy Halladay, right-handed and powerful, is not necessarily Stephen Strasburg's hero or role model. But he clearly is the guy who lights the lights of the Nationals' wunderkind. "He's the one I really like to watch," Strasburg said.
3/6/2013 | Granderson 'excited to get back to center'
Curtis Granderson's tenure as the Yankees' left fielder lasted all of one half-inning, a fact that manager Joe Girardi made clear to the slugger after he fractured his right forearm.
3/6/2013 | Jeter: Spring injuries better than later in season
If you had to wager your paycheck on which member of the Yankees would spot the silver lining in the team's growing list of spring injuries, Derek Jeter seems to be the ideal choice.
3/6/2013 | Robertson will rest aching right shoulder
Yankees reliever David Robertson said that he slept awkwardly on his right shoulder, which forced him to be scratched from a scheduled appearance out of the bullpen on Tuesday against the Braves.
3/6/2013 | Mejia expected back in camp Thursday
Right-hander Jenrry Mejia planned to spend a second consecutive night in New York on Wednesday, after doctors there examined him for a medical issue unrelated to his throwing arm. Mejia is due back in Mets camp on Thursday.
3/6/2013 | Johan hopes to make spring debut in a week
Johan Santana spent a portion of his Wednesday morning throwing off a mound at Tradition Field -- though hardly in the way he envisioned when he first reported to camp.
3/6/2013 | Cano helps Dominican Republic top Yankees
Facing the Yankees for the first time in his professional career, Robinson Cano drilled a run-scoring single as the Dominican Republic defeated New York, 8-2, in exhibition play on Wednesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
3/6/2013 | Trio playing way into Yanks' outfield picture
The names being floated to take over Curtis Granderson's outfield spot in April may not be of the household variety, but the Yankees have not panicked, insisting that they may already have their answer in uniform.
3/6/2013 | For Rodriguez, a Mets reunion would be 'great'
Less than an hour before Team Venezuela played an exhibition game against the Mets at Tradition Field, right-hander Francisco Rodriguez sat in the visiting dugout, ready to catch up with former teammates in the home clubhouse.
3/6/2013 | Miggy belts two homers as Venezuela outslugs Mets
Backed by Miguel Cabrera's two homers, the Venezuelans finished with a 14-9 victory over the Mets on Wednesday, propelling them into Thursday night's World Baseball Classic Pool B opener against the Dominican Republic.
3/6/2013 | Rays hoping to uncover hidden gem in Montgomery
If ever there was a place for a young left-hander with power stuff to learn, it's in the Rays organization. Enter Mike Montgomery, one of the "other" pieces the Rays got from the Kansas City Royals in the big James Shields/Wade Davis trade.
3/6/2013 | Hosmer replaces Teixeira on USA Classic roster
Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been selected to replace injured Yankees star Mark Teixeira on Team USA's World Baseball Classic roster.
3/6/2013 | Cuba sends message to Japan, Classic foes with win
Yasmany Tomas and Alfredo Despaigne blasted monster home runs and Cuba held off a late Japanese rally to seal a Pool A sweep.
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