3/10/2013 | Fan voting adds new twist to All-World team
For the first time, fans can help decide the MetLife All-World Baseball Classic Team through online voting at worldbaseballclassic.com/teamvote.
3/10/2013 | Canada's pivotal win marred by late fracas
The Classic is a showcase of Major League talent, national pride, high intensity from fans all over the globe and emotion on the field. The latter two parts of that equation took over the mood late in Canada's 10-3 win over Mexico on Saturday, when a bench-clearing brawl stained what has been a fun and wildly unpredictable tournament.
3/9/2013 | On grand stage, Wright carries US to big win
David Wright, the New York Mets star who played for the United States in the 2009 version of the event and is back at third base for the club this year, needed only one swing of the bat to change the fortunes of Team USA in the first round of Pool D play at Chase Field against Italy and possibly for the rest of the competition.
3/9/2013 | Brawl proves Classic's tiebreaker rules need fixing
There is something fundamentally wrong with a rule that encourages a baseball team to bunt when it has a six-run lead in the ninth inning.
3/9/2013 | Bundy, Gausman deal against Red Sox
The Orioles got a glimpse of the future on Saturday night with the organization's top two pitching prospects, Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman, combining for five impressive innings on the road against the Boston Red Sox.
3/9/2013 | Puerto Rico tops Venezuela to advance to Miami
A packed house of 18,741 at Hiram Bithorn Stadium was charged from the outset, cheering, chanting and buzzing from first pitch to final out as Puerto Rico beat Venezuela, 6-3, to advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic.
3/9/2013 | Thompson not concerned about hitless spring
Trayce Thompson, rated by MLB.com as the No. 2 prospect in the White Sox organization, has gone hitless through his first 11 Spring Training at-bats.
3/9/2013 | Wise on Mo: laid-back guy, great teammate
Even before Mariano Rivera announced he would be retiring at the end of the 2013 season during a Saturday morning news conference, Dewayne Wise was discussing his career prowess against one of the greatest closers in the game with teammate Keenyn Walker.
3/9/2013 | After homer, Pujols knows he still has work to do
Albert Pujols knows that his home run in Saturday's tilt against the Rockies is just one step in his recovery and not necessarily indicative of what's to come. The slugger will keep working -- he ran the bases for the first time this year at the Tempe Diablo Stadium complex following the game -- in order to get back into peak form.
3/9/2013 | Thornton feels fine despite poor outing
Here's the good news coming from White Sox reliever Matt Thornton's two-thirds of an inning during Saturday's 11-9 loss to the D-backs: He felt good on the mound despite allowing six runs on five hits and one walk.
3/9/2013 | Seager brothers happy for Spring Training visit
They didn't face each other in a game, but at least the Dodgers carted shortstop prospect Corey Seager from their Minor League complex to the Mariners clubhouse before Saturday's game to say hello to Seattle's starting third baseman: his brother, Kyle
3/9/2013 | Danks gets work in, but not happy with results
John Danks actually got a little regular-season work done during his struggles in Saturday's 11-9 loss to the D-backs.
3/9/2013 | Relievers turn in solid effort vs. Giants
The Royals continue to lead Major League pitching staffs with a 3.36 ERA through 14 games and they had some strong relief pitching Saturday behind starter Yordano Ventura.
3/9/2013 | Spring production pleases Royals skipper
It doesn't impress Royals manager Ned Yost all that much that his 12-1-1 team is leading the Major Leagues in hitting with a .341 average. What he likes better is that the Royals are fourth in runs scored with 95.
3/9/2013 | Youngsters Skole, Walters impressing Davey
Nationals manager Davey Johnson said the players he is most intrigued with in camp are infielders Matt Skole and Zach Walters, who have been solid this spring.
3/9/2013 | Gyorko tackling the challenge of position transition
Top Padres prospect Jedd Gyorko is attempting a permanent transition to second base this spring.
3/9/2013 | Prospect Stites impressing Padres at big league camp
Reliever Matt Stites has already allowed as many earned runs (four) in Spring Training as he did all of last season, a statistic that reflects more on his dominance in the Class A Midwest League than it does his performance with the Padres.
3/9/2013 | Padres pitchers get in work in 'B' game Saturday
The Padres staged a "B" game at Peoria Stadium on Saturday morning after the club lost six innings Friday in a rain-shortened tilt.
3/9/2013 | Patton enjoying the benefits of experience
Last spring, the addition of reliever Troy Patton was one of the Orioles' final roster decisions, and the 27-year-old said being able to contribute a full season has made this year's camp a little less stressful.
3/9/2013 | So far, Paul making strong case for Reds' roster spot
Xavier Paul's six runs scored lead the Reds in Spring Training, and his 12 games played are tied for the team lead. But manager Dusty Baker has not yet decided whether Paul will remain in the Majors.
3/9/2013 | Reds to play 'B' game before Cactus League outing
To make up for one of Friday's washed-out games, the Reds will play a 12:30 p.m. ET game Sunday against the Dodgers at Camelback Ranch.
3/9/2013 | Romero taking time with strained oblique
Mariners infielder Stefen Romero said Saturday he'll be taking it "week-by-week" after straining his left oblique muscle Friday while striking out during Seattle's rain-canceled game against the A's.
3/9/2013 | Garland ramps up his comeback efforts
Veteran right-hander Jon Garland continued his bid to win a rotation spot with the Mariners with a strong three-inning outing in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers at Camelback Ranch.
3/9/2013 | Orioles looking further into Markakis' stiff neck
Nick Markakis will undergo an MRI exam on his neck on Monday in what is being termed a precautionary measure for the Orioles right fielder, who has been bothered with neck stiffness since Sunday.
3/9/2013 | Wada's recovery impresses Showalter
Tsuyoshi Wada threw a bullpen session on Saturday, leaving Orioles manager Buck Showalter really encouraged with the progress of the southpaw's rehab from an elbow injury.
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