3/8/2014 | Banuelos pleased with first outing post surgery
The nerves evaporated for Manny Banuelos once his first warmup pitch landed in the catcher's glove on Saturday, and the left-handed prospect left the mound thrilled by his first game action since Tommy John surgery.
3/8/2014 | Nova settles down nicely after shaky start
It was more about the finish for Ivan Nova on Saturday, as the Yankees right-hander settled in after a shaky beginning to complete four innings of work.
3/8/2014 | Teixeira continues to 'knock off rust'
Mark Teixeira had another day of positive signs for the Yankees on Saturday, slugging a double and working a walk in New York's 9-6 Grapefruit League victory over the Astros.
3/8/2014 | Hughes off to strong start in Spring Training
Phil Hughes allowed only one hit and a walk, while striking out two over three scoreless innings against the Blue Jays on Saturday, lowering his Grapefruit League ERA to 1.59 through two outings.
3/8/2014 | Rosario to arrive at camp 'as soon as he's ready'
Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Saturday that Eddie Rosario, the club's No. 5 prospect according to MLB.com, has been given permission to report late to Spring Training as he deals with "personal issues" at home.
3/8/2014 | Coke's rough spring trend continues
Phil Coke has never been known for fast starts to Spring Training. His adrenaline usually doesn't lend itself to early spring games. That said, he might well be creating a tougher situation for himself this spring with his early struggles.
3/8/2014 | Extensions part of Cards' long-term plan
They lined the back of the makeshift news conference room Saturday -- Yadier Molina, Adam Wainwright, Allen Craig and Matt Holliday -- watching and welcoming another into their core. With his six-year extension now finalized, Matt Carpenter joins those four as the pillar around which the Cardinals intend to build.
3/8/2014 | Past injury issue, Rosenthal pleased with spring debut
Though skeptical that he hit triple digits with his fastball on Saturday (as the Roger Dean Stadium scoreboard advertised), Trevor Rosenthal was nonetheless pleased with how things went during his spring debut.
3/8/2014 | Garcia expects to resume throwing next week
Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia said Saturday that he expects to resume his throwing program next week, but will first head to Dr. James Andrews' rehab facility in Birmingham, Ala., to get further consultation from the group of physical therapists regarding his rehab program.
3/8/2014 | McCarthy solid in five-inning stint vs. White Sox
While the White Sox were dealing with an injury to their starter, Brandon McCarthy pitched well for five innings against his former team during Saturday's 6-4 victory at Camelback Ranch.
3/8/2014 | Three calls upheld by review against Brewers
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke threw his metaphorical first challenge flag on Saturday against the Royals at Maryvale Baseball Park.
3/8/2014 | Rangers' Daniels keeps cool under pressure
A fundamental sense of calm and optimism inhabits the Texas Rangers, and it starts at the top of the baseball side of the organization with president of baseball operations/general manager Jon Daniels.
3/8/2014 | Up to Shields to reverse Opening Day skid
The Royals have lost their last five season openers and have not even scored in the last two, so they could use a change of fortune when James Shields starts on March 31 in Detroit.
3/8/2014 | Fuld getting a long look as potential fifth outfielder
While playing the waiting game with injured outfielder Craig Gentry, the A's are getting a long look at non-roster invitee and potential fifth outfielder Sam Fuld.
3/8/2014 | Syndergaard has up-and-down day in Mets' win
Matt Clark's two-run double in the ninth helped the Mets rally past the Tigers for a 3-2 win on Saturday in Lakeland, Fla. Juan Lagares had a pair of hits, while Noah Syndergaard allowed a pair of runs and struck out three over three innings.
3/8/2014 | Davis no stranger to coming role as reliever
Wade Davis, a 6-foot-5 right-hander, has good numbers as a reliever. And though he was in competition for the Royals' fifth starting job, he spent all of 2012 in the Tampa Bay bullpen and the last month of 2013 in the Royals' bullpen.
3/8/2014 | Papi serves as mentor to Twins' prospect Vargas
David Ortiz has taken to mentor Kennys Vargas, the Twins' 23-year-old first-base/designated-hitter prospect who is listed at 6-feet-5 and 273 pounds.
3/8/2014 | Hamilton making progress from calf strain
Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, yet to play in a Cactus League game this spring, could make his debut within a week. Hamilton strained his left calf during a baserunning drill 10 days ago, and the initial prognosis was he would miss at least two weeks.
3/8/2014 | Infield guru Hill not swayed by shift in thinking
There's one thing you should know about Perry Hill, the Marlins' first-base coach and infield instructor. In an era of overshifts and computer analysis, he's a dinosaur.
3/8/2014 | Santiago brings versatility with bat, glove to Reds
Ramon Santiago is confident he can fill a super-utility role with Reds this season. Santiago has spent 12 seasons in the American League, but he thinks his game better fits the National League style of play.
3/8/2014 | Martin stays hot as Pirates rout Rays
Pittsburgh put its offense into high gear Saturday in taking a 10-5 win over Tampa Bay at Charlotte Sports Park. Matt Moore's outing had an inauspicious beginning when he hit Pirates leadoff batter Starling Marte, then walked Jordy Mercer.
3/8/2014 | Raburn rests sore knee after crashing into wall
One day after crashing hard into the right-field wall at Cubs Park on Friday, Ryan Raburn was still experiencing some discomfort in his left knee. Indians manager Terry Francona planned on keeping the utility man out of Saturday's lineup anyway, but Raburn will likely sit out on Sunday as well.
3/8/2014 | Clark and Co. carry on MLBPA history
In his first spring tour as the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, Tony Clark makes sure the young players have a feel for the organization's past.
3/8/2014 | Zimmerman, LaRoche homer as Nats pound Braves
Danny Espinosa had his best game of the spring as he helped the Nationals defeat the Braves, 8-2, at Space Coast Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Espinosa went 1-for-2, including a walk, and was involved in two of the runs. Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche each went deep for Washington.
3/8/2014 | Making up for lost time, K-Rod on schedule
Francisco Rodriguez, who arrived in Brewers camp about two weeks late, said he would throw live batting practice on Sunday before making his first appearance in a Cactus League game either Wednesday against the Angels or Thursday against the Padres.
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