3/24/2014 | Papi: 'This is the place I want to be'
Call it the crowning contract in the marvelous career of David Ortiz, the one that will assure Boston remains his city for the rest of his playing days.
3/24/2014 | Reyes day to day with mild hamstring strain
Results of an MRI exam on Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes' tight left hamstring revealed a mild strain on Monday afternoon, leading the club to consider him day to day.
3/24/2014 | Downpour cancels O's game vs. Sox after two innings
Monday's game between the Red Sox and Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium was called after the second inning due to inclement weather.
3/24/2014 | Twins' game against Rays cancelled due to rain
The Twins' scheduled Grapefruit League game against the Rays at Hammond Stadium on Monday was cancelled due to rain and will not be rescheduled. Right-hander Mike Pelfrey, who was scheduled to pitch for the Twins, will now pitch in a Minor League game on Tuesday.
3/24/2014 | Soto to undergo right knee surgery; out 10-12 weeks
Rangers catcher Geovany Soto is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right knee Wednesday to repair a torn meniscus. He is expected to be out 10-12 weeks.
3/24/2014 | Quintana inks five-year deal with White Sox
The White Sox have agreed to terms with left-hander Jose Quintana to a five-year contract. The 25-year-old has gone 15-13 overall, with a 3.61 ERA in 58 games (55 starts) over two full seasons in the big leagues.
3/24/2014 | Pirates to honor Kiner with No. 4 patch on jerseys
During the 2014 season, fans will see the No. 4 -- worn by Ralph Kiner and retired by the Bucs in 1987 -- on the sleeves of all the Pirates as the club will honor the memory of the Hall of Famer, who passed away on Feb. 6.
3/24/2014 | B.A.T. receives record pledge from 30 MLB clubs
Players, coaches and managers from all 30 Major League Baseball clubs together pledged more than $2.5 million this spring for the Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.), which lends assistance to members of the "baseball family" in need.
3/24/2014 | With big shoes to fill, Robertson trying to be himself
After learning from the best, new Yankees closer David Robertson is ready to take on all challenges that come in the ninth inning.
3/24/2014 | Royals' homegrown arms looking to take next step
The Royals' 2013 success was a tribute to their scouting and player-development departments.To take the next step and advance to the postseason for the first time since winning the 1985 World Series, Kansas City will need to develop starting pitching. It got just eight starts from homegrown pitchers in 2013
3/24/2014 | Young crop of talent has Oakland excited for future
The upper levels of the A's farm system aren't teeming with talent, so the composition of their big league club won't change significantly in the next couple of years. But Oakland is bullish on several promising youngsters in the lower levels, and they should give the club plenty of in-house options in 2016 and '17.
3/24/2014 | Pitching remains strength of a deep Seattle system
Even with Taijuan Walker and James Paxton departing to Seattle, pitching will remain the strength of the system. Edwin Diaz, Luiz Gohara and Victor Sanchez all profile as mid-rotation starters or better. They're a few years away, however, as only Sanchez has even reached low Class A.
3/24/2014 | In pitching-rich NL East, Nats primed to rise to top
The Nationals are clearly the team to beat in the National League East. This is not a recording.
3/24/2014 | Tigers get shortstop Gonzalez from Orioles
For the second time in four days, the Tigers have traded for a shortstop. This time, they acquired a veteran one, bringing in Alex Gonzalez from the Orioles in exchange for utility man Steve Lombardozzi on Monday.
3/24/2014 | Twins release Guerrier as part of roster moves
The Twins announced Monday morning they have optioned three players to Triple-A, reassigned six to Minor League camp and granted right-hander Matt Guerrier his unconditional release.
3/24/2014 | MLB Notebook: Southpaws shine Down Under
In the first game of the 2014 regular season, Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers topped the D-backs, 3-1. Kershaw made his fourth consecutive Opening Day start, tying him him with Nap Rucker, Van Mungo, Carl Erskine and Orel Hershiser for fifth most for the Dodgers' franchise since 1901.
3/24/2014 | Off-field harmony tends to breed on-field success
Loud clubhouses generally are happy clubhouses. Noise in the forms of music, laughter and fraternity-like pranks and interactions can translate into vibrant on-field performance over the long grind of a 162-game season.
3/24/2014 | Harrison tosses three innings in Minors game
Rangers left-handed pitcher Matt Harrison allowed two runs in three innings in a Minor League game on Sunday night. His next outing could be against the Astros next weekend in San Antonio.
3/24/2014 | Slate of games includes Dice-K's Grapefruit finale
With the regular season quickly approaching, Monday marks the beginning of the end for Spring Training, and MLB.TV features a packed slate of Grapefruit and Cactus League action.
3/23/2014 | Pineda's latest audition opens today's .TV slate
Highlighting MLB.TV's early afternoon schedule on Sunday is Michael Pineda's continued bid for the final spot in the Yankees' starting rotation. The right-hander will look to keep his spring scoreless-innings streak alive when he makes his third Grapefruit League start against Toronto at 1:05 p.m. ET. Veteran southpaw Mark Buehrle will start for the Blue Jays and is expected to throw six innings.
3/23/2014 | Ventura adjusts, has strong start vs. Giants
Yordano Ventura might not have been at his best but he gave up just one run in five eventful innings in the Royals' 13-9 loss to the Giants on Sunday.
3/23/2014 | Giants cut Abreu, boosting Adrianza, Hicks
The Giants released infielder Tony Abreu on Sunday, moving rookie Ehire Adrianza and non-roster invitee Brandon Hicks closer to making the Opening Night roster.
3/23/2014 | Rosario sees more action at first base
Wilin Rosario played credibly Sunday at first base -- which could be a way for the Rockies to keep his bat in the lineup on days he needs a break from catching. It was his first test of the spring at first base.
3/23/2014 | A's send Lindblom, Leon, Freiman to Minors
The A's on Sunday whittled down their roster to a group that's expected to travel to Oakland for the upcoming annual Bay Bridge Series. Oakland optioned right-handers Josh Lindblom and Arnold Leon and first baseman Nate Freiman to Triple-A Sacramento following Sunday's split-squad games, leaving the club with 35 players in camp.
3/23/2014 | Giants, Sandoval not close to contract extension
Given the constraints of the calendar, Pablo Sandoval's unlikely to sign a contract extension on the eve of the regular season, as right-hander Matt Cain and catcher Buster Posey did before him.
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