3/24/2013 | Wells' impact for Yankees difficult to define
Vernon Wells might make the Yankees better, and after waves of bad news, it's at least a step in the right direction.
3/24/2013 | Gregg still alive in hunt for spot in Dodgers' bullpen
The Dodgers released non-roster reliever Mark Lowe on Sunday, while non-roster reliever Kevin Gregg threw another scoreless inning as he continued his longshot chase of a bullpen job.
3/24/2013 | Trade of Wells won't change Bourjos' outlook
The clear beneficiary of Vernon Wells' departure to the Yankees -- a deal that is still not done but appears headed in that direction -- is Peter Bourjos. Now, it seems Bourjos has some breathing room -- though he doesn't see it that way.
3/24/2013 | Weeks' demotion narrows second base field
Jemile Weeks was removed from the A's second base competition on Sunday, when the club opted to send him to Triple-A Sacramento.
3/24/2013 | Guthrie doesn't back away from White Sox
Jeremy Guthrie could have avoid the White Sox, the opponent in his first regular-season start, but the Royals right-hander went right at them Sunday.
3/24/2013 | Gordon, Francoeur produce big hits
Alex Gordon whacked his fifth home run, taking the Royals' team lead by one over Mike Moustakas, and Jeff Francoeur pounded two doubles, taking back control over his hitting fortunes in Sunday's 8-2 victory over the White Sox.
3/24/2013 | Club spring win mark within reach
The Royals have won four straight games and stand 21-6-1 overall, one shy of their all-time victory mark for a Spring Training.
3/24/2013 | Giants hurlers focus on pitching in with bats
Since pitchers make a living by striving to prevent runs, it makes sense that they devote effort toward trying to generate scoring, also. Hitting often seems to be an afterthought for pitchers. Don't tell that to the Giants.
3/24/2013 | Freeman returns from shoulder impingement
Sam Freeman, slowed by a left shoulder impingement for much of camp, returned to the mound in the Cardinals' 10-7 loss to the Mets on Sunday.
3/24/2013 | Longtime Tigers pitcher Trucks dies at 95
Virgil Trucks, the only Tigers pitcher other than Justin Verlander to throw two no-hitters, died on Saturday evening at his home in Calera, Ala.
3/24/2013 | Phenom Puig finally goes hitless on Sunday
Cuban wunderkind Yasiel Puig, who had 10 hits in 11 at-bats prior to Sunday's game with the A's, went 0-for-2 with a pair of fly balls to center field in relief of right fielder Andre Ethier.
3/24/2013 | Crawford encouraged by throws, homer
Carl Crawford slugged his first homer as a member of the Dodgers on Sunday and, more important, finally made some throws from left field with his rebuilt elbow.
3/24/2013 | Saunders isn't focused on his spring numbers
Joe Saunders says his Spring Training numbers don't reflect how he feels on the mound, which, considering the numbers, is a good thing for the Mariners left-hander.
3/24/2013 | Walker finally faces lefty in Orioles' Matusz
Switch-hitting Neil Walker has faced so few left-handed pitchers this spring that the Pirates occasionally scratched him from big league games to give him extra right-handed at-bats in the Minors.
3/24/2013 | Beckett rusty in return to Cactus League play
In his first actual Cactus League start in almost two weeks, Josh Beckett had his worst outing of the spring on Sunday.
3/24/2013 | Navy Lt. Harris serves Cardinals for first time
He took the mound to "Anchors Aweigh" and an introduction that identified him properly as a lieutenant of the United States Navy. And while he wasn't pleased with the on-field result, Mitch Harris certainly did not lose sight of the moment.
3/24/2013 | Westbrook acknowledges fatigue late in outing
In his second-to-last start of the spring, Jake Westbrook's biggest nemesis turned out not to be the Mets' offense, but rather the onset of fatigue.
3/24/2013 | McFarland readies for audition in first spring start
The Orioles like Rule 5 Draft pick T.J. McFarland and want to keep him, but a numbers crunch among pitchers could make that difficult, making McFarland's start Monday against the Red Sox even more important.
3/24/2013 | Bradley continues to find new ways to make roster case
With his chances of cracking Boston's Opening Day roster increasing by the day, Jackie Bradley Jr. gave himself another boost Sunday by notching a three-run homer off Cliff Lee.
3/24/2013 | X-rays on Arroyo's hand come back negative
Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo was laughing and smiling after his start on Sunday afternoon, knowing things could have been much worse. Arroyo was drilled on the right hand on a comebacker by David Murphy in the sixth inning vs. the Rangers.
3/24/2013 | Mo dealing with migraines, but Yanks not worried
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has been dealing with severe migraine headaches this spring, but the team does not believe that the issue is serious.
3/24/2013 | Improved defense has Nunez ready to play shortstop
With Derek Jeter expected to miss his first Opening Day since 2001, the Yankees are ready to entrust Eduardo Nunez with a starting role at shortstop until the captain is able to return.
3/24/2013 | Angels lose Mills on waivers to Texas
The Angels' hopes that Brad Mills would slip through waivers vanished Sunday, when the left-handed starting pitcher was claimed by the division-rival Rangers instead.
3/24/2013 | Leroux brushes off rough outing in strong spring
Chris Leroux experienced two things Sunday he never had before: allowing eight runs in a single inning, and being taken off the hook for a loss after leaving a game in an 8-0 hole.
3/24/2013 | Miley confident he will be ready to start season
Wade Miley passed a test on Sunday in his rebound from a "dead arm" period, but the D-backs' left-hander is still not assured of making a start the first time through the rotation when the regular season begins.
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