3/3/2013 | Griffin happy, but not too happy, with Sunday outing
A.J. Griffin allowed one run off three hits with no walks in three innings against the Rockies on Sunday, but he was hoping to keep his pitches lower, meaning there is more work to be done.
3/3/2013 | Gordon still striving despite lofty batting average
Alex Gordon might be hitting .500 (7-for-14) in Cactus League play, but that doesn't mean he's satisfied. The homer he belted for the first run of the Royals' 8-1 victory over the Reds on Sunday was his first extra-base hit.
3/3/2013 | Davis has yet to give up a run in spring
Pitcher Wade Davis now has two starts in the book, both at Goodyear Ballpark, and he hasn't given up a run in five innings.
3/3/2013 | Yost not worked up about perfect spring record
Make no mistake. Royals manager Ned Yost is not going to get very worked up about a undefeated team in Arizona.
3/3/2013 | Blackley staying loose after rough inning
Travis Blackley threw a bullpen session Sunday, hoping to stay loose and help erase memories of Friday's seven earned runs in 1/3 of an inning.
3/3/2013 | Kemp gets stronger as Puig impresses
After going 0-for-3 in his second Spring Training game Sunday, Matt Kemp was lifted for a pinch-hitter, who looked like the next Matt Kemp. Yasiel Puig, the 22-year-old Cuban exile, blistered a bullet three-run home run that added to the budding lore of the $42 million signing.
3/3/2013 | Gallardo feeling better, but Classic status murky
Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo was back on track for the World Baseball Classic after testing his strained right groin in a successful bullpen session on Sunday morning. Whether he pitches for Team Mexico will be decided Tuesday, when Gallardo is scheduled to pitch an inning in a game.
3/3/2013 | Detwiler solid in final start before Classic
Before heading off to the World Baseball Classic, Nationals left-hander Ross Detwiler pitched his last game for the Nationals and was solid in a 7-6 victory over the Cardinals. He pitched two innings, allowed a run on four hits with four strikeouts.
3/3/2013 | Johnson impressed with Walters' play
Before driving in the game-winning run in a 7-6 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday, infielder Zach Walters felt that he wasn't doing anything right every time manager Davey Johnson was watching him.
3/3/2013 | Donald hopes to benefit from extra time at 2B
With Brandon Phillips departed for the World Baseball Classic, utility player Jason Donald started at second base for the Reds on Sunday against the Royals. Donald hopes to benefit from the playing time.
3/3/2013 | Despite strong '12, Hoover fighting for role
Even though he wowed the Reds last season as a rookie, reliever J.J. Hoover realizes that securing a spot in the crowded bullpen will be no easy feat.
3/3/2013 | Choo, Hanigan still dealing with injuries
Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo and catcher Ryan Hanigan are improving, but still not back in the lineup after dealing with minor injuries.
3/3/2013 | Grimm remains determined for Opening Day role
Justin Grimm made his second Spring Training appearance, a start against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, and allowed six earned runs on six hits in 2 1/3 innings of work.
3/3/2013 | Prospects Yelich, Marisnick push one another
There is a little bit of good-natured "Can you top this?" going on between Marlins prospects Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick.
3/3/2013 | Ross receives warm ovation from Giants fans
D-backs outfielder Cody Ross received a warm ovation Sunday at Scottsdale Stadium, as the former Giant and 2010 postseason hero faced San Francisco for the first time since leaving after the 2011 season.
3/3/2013 | This spring much better than last for ZIto
Last spring's struggles -- which included a 7.91 ERA -- are well behind Barry Zito, who tossed three shutout innings in San Francisco's 5-3 win over the D-backs Sunday at Scottsdale Stadium.
3/3/2013 | Phils hitters paying heed to being more selective
Charlie Manuel has noticed that Domonic Brown is getting a little more picky, and the manager likes it. In addition to all the other improvements the outfielder's made, Manuel noticed recently that Brown was getting more selective in his at-bats this spring. The 25-year-old outfielder drew three walks Friday against the Yankees, and for the most part, he's swinging at good pitches to hit.
3/3/2013 | Inciarte making strong impression in Phillies camp
Ender Inciarte showed up early for the first day of Spring Training. He was worried that he might not have a locker.
3/3/2013 | Lefties Howard, Brown power up against southpaws
Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown did their best Sunday to further disrupt traffic on the part of U.S. 19 that runs by Bright House Field.
3/3/2013 | For Kershaw, a pursuit of excellence, not dollars
Two years removed from free agency, Clayton Kershaw could eclipse the seven-year, $175 million deal signed by Seattle's Felix Hernandez. But the talented southpaw's focus won't waver from the game he loves to play.
3/3/2013 | Sizemore leaves game after being hit by pitch
Scott Sizemore went 2-for-2 Sunday against the Rockies before leaving the game after being hit by a pitch thrown by right-hander Tyler Chatwood.
3/3/2013 | Johan throws off mound at Mets camp
The timeline is blurring. Less than 24 hours after general manager Sandy Alderson said Johan Santana was at least 10 days away from throwing off a mound, Santana did precisely that on a brisk Sunday morning in Port St. Lucie.
3/3/2013 | Minor dealing with confidence in Braves' camp
As Braves left-hander Mike Minor progresses through the early stages of Spring Training, he is fueled by the confidence he gained when proving to be one of baseball's best pitchers during the second half of the 2012 season.
3/3/2013 | Uggla breaks out of his early hitting funk
Braves second baseman Dan Uggla certainly displayed some relief after hitting his first home run of the Grapefruit League season during Sunday's 6-1 win over the Tigers at Champion Stadium.
3/3/2013 | Salas to represent Mexico in Classic
Cognizant that he is still competing for a spot in the Cardinals big league bullpen, Fernando Salas departed for Arizona on Sunday, overjoyed by the opportunity to represent Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.
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