3/2/2013 | Hamilton must improve ability to make contact
Manager Dusty Baker knows Billy Hamilton can change a game with his speed, but he would like it even more if Hamilton made more contact at the plate.
3/2/2013 | Perez disappointed but not concerned about injury
Chris Perez appeared optimistic Saturday that the shoulder injury that kept him out of the World Baseball Classic would not threaten any large portion of the regular season.
3/2/2013 | Mariners showcase power, continue homer parade
Seattle kept its power performance going as Franklin Gutierrez and Mike Zunino both went deep in Saturday's 9-5 victory over the Dodgers, and Gutierrez tacked on a double in a four-RBI performance.
3/2/2013 | Ray Way proves to be right way to play in MLB
It's called the Ray Way. It's how the Tampa Bay Rays play baseball. It's also a mindset.
3/2/2013 | Coaches take notice as Peguero finds stride
Carlos Peguero has always had the measurables to become a big-time Major League contributor, but has only put together a career average of .191. But through nine games of Spring Training, he's forcing the Mariners to seriously consider him for the Opening Day roster.
3/2/2013 | Andino out to prove himself to new team
Second baseman Robert Andino was acquired from the Orioles in the offseason, and he has work to do in order to distinguish himself in a crowded Mariners infield.
3/2/2013 | Reserved Milone has two quiet innings in debut
Tommy Milone's spring debut came and went without much ruckus, just as he hoped. The A's lefty pitched two scoreless innings on Saturday, allowing only one baserunner.
3/2/2013 | Nakajima bouncing around A's lineup
A's shortstop Hiro Nakajima will find his name all over the batting order this spring, while manager Bob Melvin figures out where he best fits in the lineup.
3/2/2013 | Ortiz may make Grapefruit debut late next week
Following a two-day leave for personal reasons, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was back in camp for a full work day on Saturday, running the bases for the second time this week.
3/2/2013 | Middlebrooks returns; Salty, Gomes remain out
The Red Sox got third baseman Will Middlebrooks back in the lineup on Saturday, just three days after a scare with his recently fractured right wrist forced him out of the game after an uncomfortable check swing.
3/2/2013 | Classic-sponsored car takes checkered flag
In the first NASCAR Mexico Series race held outside of Mexico, the car sponsored by World Baseball Classic Inc. took the checkered flag at Phoenix International Raceway on Friday.
3/2/2013 | Martin familiarizing himself with Pirates' arms
Now that Russell Martin has excused himself from the World Baseball Classic, he has resumed familiarizing himself with the Pirates' pitchers and preparing his swing for National League duty.
3/2/2013 | Martinez, Pena go deep for first time this spring
Right fielder J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer in a four-run outburst in the fourth inning that lifted the Astros to a 6-5 win over the Braves on Saturday afternoon at windswept Osceola County Stadium. Martinez and Carlos Pena hit their first spring homers.
3/2/2013 | Dickey feels ready to compete in Classic
R.A. Dickey feels confident with the way his first couple of outings in Spring Training went and believes he's ready to take the next step at the World Baseball Classic.
3/2/2013 | Lee pleased with outing despite allowing homer
It's said often at this time of year, that Spring Training results should be taken with a grain of salt, perhaps less than that, but it's especially true on a chilly Florida day when the wind is blowing straight out.
3/2/2013 | After chest soreness scare, Cruz back in action
One day after Nelson Cruz's chest soreness put a scare into the Rangers, the right fielder was in the lineup and resuming baseball activities on Saturday, batting fourth against the D-backs.
3/2/2013 | After close opener, Japan set to face China
Japan opened its defense of the World Baseball Classic title by narrowly avoiding what would have been an upset at the hands of Brazil on Saturday, and it will take on China on Sunday.
3/2/2013 | Buchholz pleased with first Grapefruit League outing
Right-hander Clay Buchholz, who was slowed by a sore right hamstring, tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings, and Ryan Sweeney provided a go-ahead single in the fifth inning to help lead the Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the Twins on Saturday at Hammond Stadium.
3/2/2013 | A-Gone thrilled to represent Mexico again
Adrian Gonzalez is thrilled to represent Mexico again in the World Baseball Classic.
3/2/2013 | Sandoval homers before leaving Giants for Classic
Pablo Sandoval trotted off to the World Baseball Classic in style. The Giants third baseman launched a solo home run Saturday at Scottsdale Stadium in his final at-bat before leaving camp to join Team Venezuela in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
3/2/2013 | Soria happy in new home, wishes Royals well
Joakim Soria was relaxing in the Texas clubhouse on Saturday morning, watching TV while waiting for a pre-workout card game to start. The former Royals closer looked quite at home with the Rangers.
3/2/2013 | Crow among five inked to 2013 deals by Royals
Five pitchers, including 2011 All-Star Aaron Crow, have signed 2013 contracts with the Royals. All players on the 40-man roster are now in the fold.
3/2/2013 | Teaford hoping to see game action in one week
Left-hander Everett Teaford, who's supposed to be competing for a roster spot, was delayed by a sore shoulder but hopes to finally pitch in a game by Friday. He'll probably throw a batting-practice session on Tuesday, and he's eager to catch up.
3/2/2013 | Yost 'very pleased' with Royals' spring start
Being the only undefeated team in Spring Training going into Saturday's play isn't something that Royals manager Ned Yost likes to dwell on -- the games don't count, after all.
3/2/2013 | Moustakas, Hosmer feeling good this spring
Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer are old pals with adjacent lockers and, after both whacked home runs in Saturday's 9-5 victory over a Giants split-squad, they conducted a dual interview in the Royals' clubhouse.
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