2/15/2013 | Jones prepared to go with the flow
Garrett Jones is the incumbent candidate in two crowded areas, and he'll do what he must to be ready, whether it's taking fly balls in the outfield or grounders at first.
2/15/2013 | Morneau focusing on wins over contract status
After 10 seasons with the Twins, it's hard for Justin Morneau to imagine himself in a different uniform.
2/15/2013 | Votto expects pre-injury performance in '13
After undergoing two operations on his knee, Joey Votto is playing without restriction, and he sees no reason why he can't contribute the way he did before being hurt.
2/15/2013 | Little contractual security for managers these days
Money may not be a motivating factor for managers, but their salaries are now getting high enough that there appears to be a little more accountability among club executives in regard to the length of guarantees they are willing to make.
2/15/2013 | Confident Castillo eager to get started
Welington Castillo, who began 2012 in Triple-A, enters 2013 as the Cubs' No. 1 catcher and is working hard to live up to the confidence the team has in him.
2/15/2013 | Reyes' gusto resonates with Blue Jays
Jose Reyes is a particularly prized part of the package the Blue Jays got in a trade with the Miami Marlins. The trade helped to transform the Jays into something more than simply contenders.
2/15/2013 | Cruz refrains from commenting on PED report
Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz said he wants to tell his side of the story about allegations he was a customer of a Miami-area wellness clinic that reportedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs. But he can't tell his side just yet.
2/15/2013 | Farrell sets tone in opening address
It was about 8:30 ET on Friday morning when 59 players joined the top three members of ownership, every key member of the front office and all other uniformed personnel in the annual meeting to open Spring Training.
2/15/2013 | Bourn introduced as Indians' latest acquisition
The Indians culminated an offseason packed with roster moves by introducing Michael Bourn as their new center fielder in a press conference at the club's Spring Training facility.
2/15/2013 | Utley good to go for Grapefruit games
Chase Utley said in a news conference on Friday afternoon that his knees feel so good that he plans to play in Grapefruit League games this month and be in the Phillies' lineup on Opening Day.
2/15/2013 | Braun arrives ready to talk baseball, not Biogenesis
On the heels of a second report allegedly linking Ryan Braun to an anti-aging clinic under investigation by MLB, he made it clear he only wanted to talk baseball.
2/15/2013 | Youk clarifies Red Sox comment, meets with Joba
Kevin Youkilis has a message for anyone who might be wondering where his allegiances actually lie. The moment his pen spilled ink on this season's contract, the third baseman said he fully committed to helping the Yankees win the World Series.
2/15/2013 | Crane, Postolos to join team before full workout
Astros owner Jim Crane and president and CEO George Postolos will be arriving in camp for Saturday's first official full-squad workout of the spring, manager Bo Porter said.
2/15/2013 | Angels prospect Witherspoon has great potential
It takes patience and a very positive attitude to be a Los Angeles Angels outfield prospect these days. The Major League roster is highlighted by extremely talented outfielders, including Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton and Peter Bourjos.
2/15/2013 | Confident Duda plans on sticking in Majors
In the days following his demotion to the Minors last July, Lucas Duda sat in his Buffalo apartment and watched television, silent for long stretches. On the rare occasions when he spoke, Duda would mutter something random or self-effacing, sometimes wondering out loud what he was doing there, in that Buffalo apartment, without a Major League job.
2/15/2013 | Stanton moves on from offseason distractions
Giancarlo Stanton addressed the media Friday for the first time since the organization was flipped on its head with major roster moves, emphasizing his commitment to pushing forward despite the 'other nonsense.'
2/15/2013 | Nationals, LaRoche glad to be together again
The Nationals won Adam LaRoche over with a two-year, $24-million deal that includes a mutual option for a third year. But all along, it seemed, everyone had a hard time figuring the first baseman in any other uniform.
2/15/2013 | Healthy, smiling Longoria has bounce in his step
As far as the Rays are concerned, Evan Longoria is The Man. His health is tantamount to the success of the team, which explained manager Joe Maddon's feeling about seeing Longoria bouncing about the clubhouse.
2/15/2013 | Elbow injury sidelines prospect Liriano for 2013
Outfielder Rymer Liriano, ranked No. 3 among all players in the San Diego farm system, will miss the 2013 season after undergoing reconstructive elbow surgery.
2/15/2013 | Soriano obtains visa, will report this weekend
Nationals closer Rafael Soriano will not be absent for long. He was able to get his visa in the Dominican Republic on Friday and will likely report to camp on Saturday, according to manager Davey Johnson.
2/15/2013 | Melky issues statement, says he'll say no more
Melky Cabrera is officially done talking about the past and is choosing to focus only on the future. Cabrera is fresh off a 50-game suspension he received last year while still a member of the Giants' organization. The suspension was imposed after he tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone midway through the season.
2/14/2013 | Angels fans hope for the Hamilton that dazzles
It's probably best to let fans of the Los Angeles Angels experience Josh Hamilton for themselves. Why spoil the ride? They think they know how much fun it's going to be. The thing is, they have no idea.
2/14/2013 | Pujols to be cautious in spring after knee surgery
Albert Pujols didn't sound concerned that his offseason right knee surgery would impact his ability to get ready for the regular season, but he'll be navigating through Spring Training more cautiously this year.
2/14/2013 | Trout adds weight, still wants to play aggressively
Mike Trout comes to camp about 10 pounds heavier -- a stark difference from last spring, when a nasty virus prompted Trout to lose more than 10 pounds.
2/14/2013 | Ross ecstatic D-backs came calling for deal
Cody Ross was heading to dinner with the Rangers' brass in Dallas in December when his wife showed him a text message from his agent. The message said the D-backs were very interested in him and wanted to make an offer.
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