3/1/2013 | Mullen, oldest living Phillies alumnus, passes away
Ford "Moon" Mullen, who became the oldest living Phillie when pitcher Freddy Schmidt died last fall, passed away on Thursday night. The resident of Stanwood, Wash., celebrated his 96th birthday with family and friends on Feb. 9.
3/1/2013 | Lester fires three shutout frames vs. Bucs
Veteran cornerstones Jon Lester and Dustin Pedroia had solid performances for the Red Sox in Friday night's 5-2 victory over the Pirates at JetBlue Park.
3/1/2013 | Young Rendon making most of spring at-bats
Davey Johnson was asked, half-jokingly, if infielder Anthony Rendon had a chance to make the Nationals' roster out of Spring Training.
3/1/2013 | Harper's maturation continues to attract attention
When Bryce Harper stepped to the plate for the first time Friday night at Champion Stadium, the reaction from crowd was a little louder, a little more mixed than it was for the other visiting Nationals.
3/1/2013 | Herrmann has sprained elbow, shut down indefinitely
Frank Herrmann entered camp this spring hoping to crack Cleveland's Opening Day rotation. Now, the Indians reliever is hoping his entire season is not in jeopardy. On Friday, the Indians announced that Herrmann has been shut down indefinitely due to a sprained ligament in his right elbow.
3/1/2013 | New-look outfield gives Braves brand-new identity
When the 2012 season ended, general manager Frank Wren was forced to confront a new kind of problem. "What is the identity of this team going to be?" he asked his staff. And thanks to the creation of an outfield composed of the Upton Brothers and Jason Heyward, the Braves have their new identity.
3/1/2013 | Harper homers, while Nats rally for Zimmermann
Aided by the wind, Bryce Harper hit his first spring homer, while the Nats rallied late to pick up Jordan Zimmermann, who gave up a pair of runs in three innings.
3/1/2013 | Cain shows little rust with highlight play in center
With the Royals clinging to a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning on Friday, Lorenzo Cain went deep into right center field and caught Ryan Ludwick's smash to start the inning.
3/1/2013 | Viciedo's power, talent not going unnoticed
There are rarely, if ever, any official distances given on home runs during Cactus League competition. So going the unofficial route, Dayan Viciedo's leadoff blast in the second off Cleveland ace Justin Masterson likely traveled somewhere between 460 and 500 feet
3/1/2013 | Rockies want pitchers to ignore home park
Pitching is what the Rockies want their pitchers to focus on -- not altitude.
3/1/2013 | CarGo hitting for power to all fields
Two days before his departure for the World Baseball Classic, Carlos Gonzalez is showing "coast-to-coast" power, as manager Walt Weiss put it.
3/1/2013 | O'Flaherty's back OK, but discomfort keeps Walden out
Braves setup man Eric O'Flaherty has not experienced any back discomfort through the first three weeks of Spring Training. But right-handed reliever Jordan Walden is battling back discomfort that could sideline him for at least another week.
3/1/2013 | Daniels promoted to president of baseball ops
General manager Jon Daniels earned the title "president of baseball operations" in addition to his role as general manager after the Rangers announced his promotion Friday, following two days of owners meetings.
3/1/2013 | Mattingly feeling more confident about Hanley
Management's anxiety level has been dialed back with the impressive play of Hanley Ramirez, who is scheduled to leave camp on Sunday for the World Baseball Classic.
3/1/2013 | Buchholz set for Saturday debut against Twins
Right-hander Clay Buchholz, a key to the Red Sox's starting rotation, will make his first Spring Training start on Saturday afternoon at 1:05 ET against the Twins.
3/1/2013 | Samardzija would rather win than earn No. 1 job
Jeff Samardzija hopes to be handed the ball on Opening Day this season, but he emphasized that it is more important that the Cubs bounce back from their rough 2012 campaign.
3/1/2013 | Corbin impresses with three shutout innings
Patrick Corbin was dominant in relief of Trevor Cahill Friday, striking out four in three frames. Corbin is in a heated competition to earn the final spot in the D-backs rotation.
3/1/2013 | Bucking the odds: Outfielder out to stick with Padres
Now in Padres camp with his fourth team in as many years, outfielder Travis Buck is not only battling outside chances to make the 25-man roster out of Spring Training, but to hopefully stick around if he does extend his streak of making a Major League roster out of camp to a seventh consecutive season.
3/1/2013 | Weaver 'amped' about first spring start
Uneventful as these first Spring Training starts may seem, at 30 years old and in preparation for his eighth season in the Majors, Jered Weaver still feels some jitters heading into them.
3/1/2013 | Cashman to skydive for Wounded Warrior Project
Brian Cashman proved he was not afraid of heights when he rappelled twice down the side of a 22-story Connecticut building, and now the Yankees' general manager is raising the daredevil stakes by agreeing to parachute with the Army Golden Knights.
3/1/2013 | Closer candidate Rondon still learning on the job
Reliever Bruce Rondon made his third Grapefruit League appearance on Friday, against the Mets, still demonstrating some command issues in a one-run inning, but also displaying the high velocity he's touted for.
3/1/2013 | Latos tosses two scoreless in first spring start
Mat Latos walked the first two batters he faced in the first inning and also pitched past a second-inning double by Xavier Nady as the Reds dropped his spring debut to the Royals, 3-2.
3/1/2013 | Royals homer twice in Santana's strong debut
Brett Hayes' leadoff home run in the eighth inning gave the undefeated Royals a 3-2 victory over the Reds on Friday at Surprise Stadium in Ervin Santana's impressive debut.
3/1/2013 | Four Mariners go deep in win against Rangers
Four Mariners hit home runs Friday as Seattle continued its early power display, topping the Rangers, 8-6, to run its win streak to seven straight in Cactus League play.
3/1/2013 | High hopes for bounce-back season from Santana
Ervin Santana was the first bold move made by general manager Dayton Moore in re-making the pitching rotation, and he debuted with two scoreless innings on Friday.
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