3/20/2014 | Astros cut six prized prospects from spring roster
The Astros on Thursday optioned Jon Singleton and reassigned Mark Appel, Carlos Correa, Delino DeShields, Mike Foltynewicz and George Springer to Minor League camp.
3/20/2014 | Pipeline Inbox: What's next for Red Sox's prospects?
Jim Callis gives some insight into Boston's future plans with its loaded farm system and tackles much more in the latest Pipeline Inbox.
3/20/2014 | Sox coach McEwing has memories of Eaton in AFL
A connection existed between White Sox third-base coach Joe McEwing and feisty new leadoff man Adam Eaton well before they even joined forces in Chicago for the 2014 season.
3/20/2014 | Adrian plans to play opener despite sore back
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has lower back tightness he thinks was triggered by sightseeing, but it shouldn't keep him from starting Opening Night against the D-backs.
3/20/2014 | Puig leads comeback against Team Australia
Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig slugged his first home run of the exhibition season and threw a runner out at the plate as the Dodgers edged Team Australia Thursday night, 4-2, in their final tuneup for the Opening Series against Arizona.
3/20/2014 | Rich tradition of retired numbers part of game's legacy
Retiring numbers is a process taken very seriously by all Major League organizations. Numbers can come to ballplayers in the most mundane, random ways. It is up to the athlete to make the number his own.
3/20/2014 | Spring camps feature tight battles at every position
With camps beginning to hit the home stretch, let's take a stroll around the diamond and look at some of the most intriguing battles and where they stand.
3/20/2014 | Backup catcher decision looms before opener
The Dodgers have at least one tough roster decision to make before the first game of the Opening Series on Saturday -- backup catcher. The spot will go to Tim Federowicz or Drew Butera.
3/20/2014 | Signs point to Gordon leading off, starting at second
Don Mattingly hasn't announced the Dodgers' starting lineup for the first game of the Opening Series, but the one he put on the field for Thursday's exhibition game against Team Australia will probably be repeated against the D-backs on Saturday night at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
3/20/2014 | Coaches prepare players for Cricket Ground nuance
Sydney Cricket Ground, which hosts the Opening Series between the Dodgers and D-backs this weekend, has an expansive amount of foul ground that caused coaches to point out situations players need to be prepared for this weekend.
3/20/2014 | Goldschmidt takes in Taronga Zoo
D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and a host of front-office executives visited the Taronga Zoo on Thursday prior to the team's workout.
3/20/2014 | Gibby keeping lineup close to vest
While the D-backs' lineup for the first game of the Opening Series on Saturday is still a work in progress, a few spots are locked in -- first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will hit third as expected and the pitcher Wade Miley will hit ninth.
3/20/2014 | Gregorius shrugs off trade rumors
D-backs shortstop Didi Gregorius, preparing for the Opening Series against the Dodgers in Australia, isn't concerned with reports stating he's being made available in trade discussions.
3/20/2014 | Villanueva ready to fill whatever role Cubs need
Carlos Villanueva, a valuable swingman who made his first Cactus League start Wednesday for the Cubs, has been in the big leagues for nine seasons, and he's had to answer the same question in six of those. Where does he fit?
3/20/2014 | D-backs officially name Reed closer
It was not unexpected, but D-backs manager Kirk Gibson made it official on Thursday when he said that Addison Reed would be his closer, instead of J.J. Putz.
3/20/2014 | Chapman incident puts focus back on safety
Wednesday night at Surprise Stadium, the danger on batted balls hitting pitchers was demonstrated all too clearly when Aroldis Chapman, closer for the Cincinnati Reds, was struck in the forehead by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez.
3/20/2014 | CarGo, Blackmon hit big homers for Rockies
Charlie Blackmon belted a walk-off, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Rockies a 9-6 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday night at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
3/19/2014 | Chapman carried off on stretcher after hit in head
Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman was carried off the field on a stretcher and taken to an Arizona hospital after getting hit in the head with a line drive during Wednesday night's game against the Royals. Chapman never lost consciousness, but suffered fractures above his left eye and nose. The game was then called.
3/19/2014 | Bucs' MVP may be hidden behind home plate
The Pirates had been searching for a catcher with presence since trading Jason Kendall in 2004, and Russell Martin ended the search, helping Pittsburgh improve in almost every way.
3/19/2014 | Lee gets nod to start exhibition vs. Australia
The Dodgers finally named pitching prospect Zach Lee as their starting pitcher hours before Thursday night's exhibition game with Team Australia.
3/19/2014 | Yost is confident Royals ready to make a run
The idea of the Royals as a Wild Card this season makes perfect sense. After all, if you improve significantly from 86 victories, you're entering the postseason neighborhood. There are solid reasons to believe that the 2014 Royals will take those forward steps. And Ned Yost has chapter and verse handy.
3/19/2014 | Chacin feels good, sticking to Rockies' plan
Rockies right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin holds hope he can return from a shoulder injury by the middle or end of April, but he won't fight it if the club doesn't let him pitch in a regular-season game until May.
3/19/2014 | Santana set for spring debut with Braves
Ervin Santana remained on the free agent market for much of the winter before signing with the Braves last week, and the former All-Star is scheduled to make his highly anticipated Grapefruit League debut on Thursday afternoon.
3/19/2014 | Citing caution, Reds delay Bailey's next start
Homer Bailey was supposed to start on Friday, but with a strained right groin, the Reds have pushed back that outing.
3/19/2014 | MLBPAA holds Legends For Youth Clinic in Australia
Wednesday's MLBPAA Legends For Youth Clinic was part of a week-long Sydney campaign that is closely tied to the MLB Opening Weekend series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona D-backs.
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