3/20/2014 | Phillips goes deep in Reds' extra-innings victory
Prince Fielder slugged his first home run since the first day of Cactus League games for the Rangers while Brandon Phillips went deep for the Reds. In the end, Cincinnati came away as 5-4 winners on Joey Votto's bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning Thursday afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark.
3/20/2014 | Pujols, Trout provide pop in Angels' victory
Albert Pujols and Mike Trout both hit home runs and Jered Weaver pitched a strong 5 1/3 innings as the Angels defeated the Royals, 3-2, in Cactus League play on Thursday at Surprise Stadium.
3/20/2014 | Precautionary MRI on Ellsbury's calf comes back clean
Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury had a precautionary MRI examination on his sore right calf Thursday, and the results were negative, said manager Joe Girardi.
3/20/2014 | Rogers picks good time to turn things around
Right-hander Esmil Rogers took a step in the right direction by pitching a relatively impressive 4 2/3 innings vs. the Phillies on Thursday afternoon at Bright House Field.
3/20/2014 | Herrera beats out Holt for utility spot
The Red Sox solidified one spot on their depth chart on Thursday with the news that Jonathan Herrera beat out Brock Holt for the utility infield position.
3/20/2014 | Ishikawa's play mixing things up at first base for Bucs
After going hitless in his first seven at-bats, Travis Ishikawa has gone 6-for-9, with a pair of tape-measure home runs, complicating things for the Bucs.
3/20/2014 | Farrell encouraged by Mujica
The Red Sox have already seen enough from right-hander Edward Mujica to think he will pitch like he did for the first two-thirds of last season, instead of the fatigued hurler who lost his closing job with the Cardinals.
3/20/2014 | Fernandez had Chapman, injury in mind on mound
Jose Fernandez was upbeat and ready to go when he took the hill Thursday, but shortly after stepping on the mound, the 21-year-old thought of fellow Cuban Aroldis Chapman and the danger of getting hit by a comebacker.
3/20/2014 | Phillies' pitchers share reaction to Chapman's injury
When the flat screens in the Phillies' Spring Training clubhouse showed Reds closer Aroldis Chapman crumple to the ground after a line drive struck his face, the room went silent. Some turned away. Others simply stared at the screen as the video played in a loop.
3/20/2014 | Ruf strains oblique, to be re-evaluated Friday
Darin Ruf's chances at making the Phillies are now in jeopardy after he strained his left oblique Thursday.
3/20/2014 | Thinking of Chapman, Reds try to get back to normal
The Reds' workout was completed on Thursday morning, ahead of their scheduled exhibition game against the Rangers in the afternoon -- but it still wasn't an easy day with thoughts about closer Aroldis Chapman overshadowing the team complex.
3/20/2014 | Cueto scratched, slated to start Tuesday
Reds starter Johnny Cueto, who had the inside track to be the Opening Day starter, was scratched from his scheduled Thursday outing because of an irritation in the area near his right scapula behind his shoulder. Jeff Francis replaced Cueto for the start against the Rangers.
3/20/2014 | Arm feeling fine, Latos to pitch Monday
Although he turned his left ankle during a pitch in a Minor League game on Wednesday, Reds pitcher Mat Latos was feeling fine following his two-inning start. It was his first game since having Feb. 14 left knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus cartilage and October elbow surgery to remove bone chips.
3/20/2014 | Surprising Buchanan may have role
David Buchanan came to Spring Training hoping to learn a few things and impress a few people, but he's accomplished more than that.
3/20/2014 | Astros, Dominguez nearing contract extension
The Astros are closing in on a five-year contract extension with third baseman Matt Dominguez worth around $17 million with a pair of club options, according to a Yahoo report.
3/20/2014 | Outfield depth motivates young Cardinals to improve
This year, a collection of young outfielders have garnered attention and are poised to create a logjam in the Minors, and it is led by Oscar Taveras, Stephen Piscotty and Randal Grichuk.
3/20/2014 | De La Rosa expects to be ready by Opening Day
Angels reliever Dane De La Rosa hasn't appeared in a game since suffering a strained right forearm during his second outing of the spring on March 6. But he expects to be in regular-season form by Opening Day -- even though that's only 11 days away.
3/20/2014 | Segura focuses on baseball, not contract
Amid indications the Brewers were beginning an effort to sign him to a long-term contract extension, shortstop Jean Segura said Thursday that he was trying to keep his focus on the field.
3/20/2014 | Braun sits out with illness
Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun sat out a second straight game Thursday because he was ill. He stretched with the team on Wednesday morning but did not take batting practice.
3/20/2014 | Angels trade Scioscia's son for Gretzky's son
The Angels have traded Mike Scioscia's son for Wayne Gretzky's son. Outfield prospect Trevor Gretzky, the son of the greatest hockey player of all time, was dealt Thursday from the Cubs to the Angels in exchange for first-base prospect Matt Scioscia, the son of the Angels' longtime manager and former Dodgers catcher.
3/20/2014 | A's claim Matthes, put Parker on 60-day DL
The A's claimed outfielder Kent Matthes off waivers from the Rockies on Thursday, while also placing right-hander Jarrod Parker on the 60-day disabled list.
3/20/2014 | Roberts refuses to dwell on uncertainty of job
Ryan Roberts used to obsess with 25-man rosters, trying to figure out where he stood in a club's plan. Now, trying to land a spot with the Cubs, Roberts is focused solely on things he can control.
3/20/2014 | Strasburg unscored upon, with healthy bats in support
Stephen Strasburg got the better of Max Scherzer in a star-studded pitching battle on Thursday afternoon at Space Coast Stadium, as the Nationals beat the Tigers, 8-1.
3/20/2014 | Abreu leads Manship, Phillies over Astros
Right fielder Bobby Abreu went 3-for-4, including a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning, to lead the split-squad Phillies to a 6-3 win over the Astros on Thursday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium.
3/20/2014 | LeMahieu becoming a sneaky basestealing threat
DJ LeMahieu's numbers don't yet scream that he's a stolen-base threat, but they're gradually speaking louder. Last season, his 18 was third on the team to Carlos Gonzalez's 21 and Dexter Fowler's 19.
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