3/5/2013 | Teixeira out of Classic with right wrist strain
The World Baseball Classic has yet to start for Team USA, but Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is out for the duration because of a strain on the inside of his right wrist.
3/5/2013 | Classic an 'exciting journey' for Larkin, Brazil
Hall of Famer Barry Larkin's Brazil team was unable to win a game in the World Baseball Classic, but he feels the experience can only help the country gain traction in a sport it's not known for.
3/5/2013 | Quentin, Cashner close to making spring debuts
Carlos Quentin and Andrew Cashner could be closing in on their first appearances in Cactus League games, Padres manager Bud Black said Tuesday.
3/5/2013 | Ripken visits Fan Cave, talks about latest book
On Tuesday, Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. visited the MLB Fan Cave, where he shared time with the 16 fans representing the countries or territories participating in the World Baseball Classic and promoted his third children's book, "Wild Pitch."
3/5/2013 | Aramis to miss extended period of time
Aramis Ramirez was happy an MRI scan of his aching left knee revealed no serious damage. But the Brewers third baseman does not expect to play anytime soon.
3/5/2013 | Trio of veteran backstops battling to back up Perez
One was named for George Brett, one speaks fluent Greek, one was Alex Gordon's college teammate. Now those three catchers -- Brett Hayes, George Kottaras and Adam Moore, respectively -- are competing to be the Royals' backup to Salvador Perez.
3/5/2013 | Gillaspie chasing baseball dream, storms
First and foremost, Conor Gillaspie is a baseball player trying to make the White Sox Opening Day roster. But studying weather runs a close second in terms of Gillaspie's passions.
3/5/2013 | Bullpen additions have Phils back in NL East mix
While the Nationals and Braves receive most of the attention, the Philles think they will again contend for a National League East title thanks to their improved bullpen.
3/5/2013 | Soriano eyes healthy, winning season in 2013
Alfonso Soriano showed the Cubs what he could do with a bad knee on a bad team last year, hitting 32 home runs and a career-high 108 RBIs. At 37, Soriano is the elder statesman on a young, up-and-coming Cubs squad.
3/5/2013 | Korea wins game, but Chinese Taipei advances
Korea defeated Chinese Taipei, 3-2, in a hotly contested first-round game, but its journey in the 2013 World Baseball Classic ended after it lost a tiebreaker. Chinese Taipei and the Netherlands will now go on to play in the second round in Tokyo.
3/5/2013 | Numbers don't lie: Chisenhall starts strong
Players know not to get too wrapped up in statistics during Spring Training. The sample size is small, the competition is often below big league standards and the focus is supposed to be on preparation rather than production. All of that said, Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall is enjoying his strong start this spring.
3/5/2013 | Stubbs embracing fresh start with Indians
On Dec. 11, the Reds, the only team Drew Stubbs knew, traded him to Cleveland. Stubbs needed time to process this new chapter in his career.
3/5/2013 | Cano, Tejada help DR pounce on Hamels
This Dominican Republic team looks like it can hit. It pounced on Cole Hamels in Tuesday's 15-2 victory over the Phillies in a warmup for the World Baseball Classic at Bright House Field. The Dominicans picked up 12 hits and scored eight runs in 2 2/3 innings against Hamels.
3/5/2013 | Marlins prospect Copeland suspended 50 games
Kolby Copeland, a Minor League outfield prospect for the Marlins, received a 50-game suspension on Tuesday for refusing to take an offseason drug test.
3/5/2013 | B.A.T. names March as Awareness Month
The Baseball Family always takes care of its own. The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.), an organization dedicated to helping former players, scouts and employees of Major League Baseball who have fallen on hard financial times, has dedicated March as its first Awareness Month.
3/5/2013 | Puig is next star for scout who landed Fernando
Mike Brito is the scout who teamed with Mexican colleague Corito Verona to discover and help acquire Fernando Valenzuela in 1979. Yasiel Puig's signing has now linked Brito with another budding Dodgers superstar.
3/5/2013 | Hundley, Maybin, Guzman homer to power Padres
Nick Hundley continued his torrid spring Tuesday with a two-run home run in the Padres' 7-3 Cactus League victory over the Dodgers at the Peoria Sports Complex.
3/5/2013 | Kershaw wobbles, allows four runs in third start
Clayton Kershaw allowed four runs in three-plus innings and allowed one of three Padres homers in the Dodgers' 7-3 loss on Tuesday in Peoria, Ariz.
3/5/2013 | Bundy throwing despite minor groin issue
Right-hander Dylan Bundy was scheduled to take a work day on Tuesday, participating in the biomechanical testing visiting Orioles camp, and said the groin issue that kept him out of Sunday's game was minor.
3/5/2013 | New faces in new places could be key for Reds
The Reds, despite winning the NL Central in 2012, will look different this season, with Todd Frazier taking over at third and Shin-Soo Choo moving into center field.
3/5/2013 | Hanson shakes off rust, feels good in debut
Tommy Hanson threw strikes on Tuesday, just not the kind of strikes he wanted. Hanson, making his first start for the Angels, was up in the strike zone with his fastball for most of his two-inning outing, but he said he was generally pleased with the way he performed.
3/5/2013 | Scott, Fuld dealing with mild hamstring issues
Luke Scott continued to show improvement on his left hamstring, though he did not make the trip to Fort Myers for Tuesday's game against the Twins.
3/5/2013 | Rodriguez, Shuck spark Angels' winning seventh
The Angels got two of their stars back in their rightful places in the lineup on Tuesday, and they overcame a two-homer game from Jay Bruce to take a 6-4 victory over the Reds. The Angels scored five runs in the seventh inning, keyed by two-run singles from Luis Rodriguez and J.B. Shuck.
3/5/2013 | Prospect Britton arrested, charged with DUI
Red Sox pitching prospect Drake Britton was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and speeding at 111 mph early Saturday morning, according to the Lee County Sherrif's Office in Southwest Florida.
3/5/2013 | Moore continuing to focus on fastball command
The answer from manager Joe Maddon came without hesitation, a two-word response to the query about what Matt Moore needs to improve on the most.
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