3/12/2013 | Crane speaks about Astros' spring future in Florida
Astros owner Jim Crane envisions a Spring Training home where his organization shares the facility with another team, limiting travel and building a fan base in a densely populated area.
3/12/2013 | Buchholz continues scoreless streak vs. Jays
Clay Buchholz scattered three hits over four scoreless frames to extend his shutout streak to 8 1/3 innings during the Red Sox's 5-3 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday afternoon at JetBlue Park.
3/12/2013 | Twins' Buxton working hard in first spring camp
Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton is a grinder hiding in a tooled-up body. He's a premium athlete who can do everything on the baseball field, the type it could be a mistake to put a ceiling on.
3/12/2013 | Concert Zito's way of thanking returning troops
Barry Zito had one main goal in mind when he founded Strikeouts For Troops in 2005: to help wounded soldiers returning from war by increasing awareness for what they go through both when they're fighting overseas and when they come home, injured and looking to rebuild their lives.
3/12/2013 | Upbeat LeBoeuf on road to recovery from cancer
With crutches on both arms and braces on legs that are numb from the knee down, a side effect of the cancer in his hip, Brewers Minor League coach Al LeBoeuf ambled to the batting cage early Tuesday morning and created a stir.
3/12/2013 | Cespedes thrilled to have mother, family join him in US
Yoenis Cespedes' mother, Estela Milanes, was finally able to join her son in the United States over the weekend, and the Athletics' left fielder is filled with joy to have her -- and 11 other family members -- in the country.
3/12/2013 | Back from the Classic, Perez excited for season
The Royals' clubhouse had the volume turned up a bit on Tuesday morning. Back was the booming voice, the big presence and the beaming smile of catcher Salvador Perez.
3/12/2013 | Moss helps key comeback win for A's
The A's used a three-run fourth to tie a seemingly unstoppable Royals club, and one more run in the fifth was all that was needed to put them on top for good in a 6-3 victory at Phoenix Municipal Stadium on Tuesday.
3/12/2013 | Lavarnway keeping his goal simple but meaningful
There might have been an opportunity lost for Ryan Lavarnway during his late-season audition with the Red Sox in 2012, when he hit .157 in 153 at-bats. There might be another opportunity coming soon -- perhaps this year if there is an injury to another catcher or should Jarrod Saltalamacchia depart as a free agent next offseason.
3/12/2013 | Werth grows into leadership role for Nationals
There's more to Jayson Werth than just his beard. After signing a seven-year, $126 million contract with Washington, the outfielder has proven to be a influential player on and off the field.
3/12/2013 | Back with D-backs, Venezuelan trio eager
Miguel Montero was back in D-backs camp on Tuesday, but it may take a little while for his smile to return. Montero, along with Martin Prado and Gerardo Parra, spent the past week with the Venezuelan team in the World Baseball Classic.
3/12/2013 | Teheran dazzles with five no-hit frames vs. Cards
Julio Teheran pitched five no-hit innings, bolstering his bid for the fifth spot in the Braves' starting rotation, as Atlanta beat the Cardinals, 12-3, at Champion Stadium on Tuesday.
3/12/2013 | Draft Watch: Dodgertown Classic the place to be
Welcome to Week 2 of the Draft Watch, MLB.com's look at amateur baseball action after each weekend to see who is standing out and potentially moving up Draft boards.
3/12/2013 | Classic experience raises Saunders' confidence
Michael Saunders' standout performance in the World Baseball Classic earned him MVP honors in Pool D and now the Mariners outfielder hopes to carry that confidence into the regular season.
3/12/2013 | Fowler, Chatwood spark Rockies over D-backs
Dexter Fowler lashed two hits, including a first-pitch home run to open the sixth inning against former teammate Matt Reynolds, in the Rockies' 4-3 triumph over the D-backs at a sold-out Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on Tuesday afternoon. Tyler Chatwood allowed one run over four innings.
3/12/2013 | Felix sharp for three innings in Mariners' loss
Felix Hernandez gave up a solo homer in three innings of work in his second spring start as the Mariners dropped a 5-4 decision to the D-backs on Tuesday. Hector Noesi allowed a three-run homer in another tough outing for the right-hander.
3/12/2013 | Prospect Wood making impression on Braves
Less than a year removed from his career at the University of Georgia, Alex Wood has spent the past couple of weeks impressing some of the Braves pitchers that he and many of his college friends grew up idolizing.
3/12/2013 | Balanced Zito lives for much more than baseball
Barry Zito is what you'd call a Renaissance man. Zito is many things: a musician and songwriter, an actor, an avid proponent of yoga and a philanthropist. He's also a starting pitcher for the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
3/12/2013 | Amaro sees improvement and possibilities in key areas
Tuesday's game against the Tigers marks the halfway point of the Phillies' spring season. So far, the Phillies mostly like what they've seen, but so does every other team in March. Ruben Amaro Jr. sees strength and new possibilities in five key areas: defensive play, the bullpen, the outfield, players' health and utility infielders.
3/12/2013 | Dominguez finally getting chance in big leagues
A look. That's what Astros bench coach Eduardo Perez noticed in third baseman Matt Dominguez's eyes at the start of camp last month.
3/12/2013 | Mariano's influence has been great on Nova
The stamp that Mariano Rivera has made on the Yankees organization cannot be measured by his record-setting save totals or by witnessing the magnificent cutter that has proved lethal for so many Louisville Sluggers across the years.
3/12/2013 | Nova looks strong as Yankees top Rays
The Yankees were the first to break through in a Grapefruit League pitchers' duel, taking a 3-1 win over the Rays on Tuesday. Ivan Nova held Tampa Bay to no runs on four hits, striking out two in four innings.
3/12/2013 | Rays announce Price will start Opening Day
While most considered it a foregone conclusion, Rays manager Joe Maddon announced Tuesday that David Price will be this year's Opening Day starter.
3/12/2013 | Neck tear to cost Markakis at least another week
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis has a small disc herniation -- a small tear -- in the area around his neck, and he will be sidelined for at least another week while the injury heals.
3/12/2013 | Mets prospect Fulmer set for knee surgery
Pitching prospect Michael Fulmer was scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, the Mets announced.
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