3/13/2013 | Gose knows time will come in Toronto, just not yet
So far this spring, Anthony Gose is doing everything he can to prove he should be on the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster. Unfortunately for the outfielder, he won't be.
3/13/2013 | Freese's mind clear of distractions
For David Freese, the difference a year can make is evidenced in the two challenges that no longer lie before him. Gone are the demands and requests that trail the reigning World Series Most Valuable Player Award winner. Gone, too, are the questions about when he'd finally be able to stay healthy and off the disabled list for a full season.
3/13/2013 | Bedard tests himself on mound with positive results
Left-hander Erik Bedard returned to the mound Wednesday, pitching a scoreless fifth inning in the Astros' 9-7 loss to the Nationals.
3/13/2013 | Biggio on hand at Astros camp to work with infielders
Franchise icon Craig Biggio arrived in Astros camp Wednesday and will spend the next five days working with the organization's infielders.
3/13/2013 | Hochevar no longer in the mix for rotation spot
Luke Hochevar, who has been in the Royals' starting rotation since 2008, will begin this season in the bullpen.
3/13/2013 | Cabrera homers in first at-bat back from Classic
Miguel Cabrera's first game swing since the World Baseball Classic was good for a home run to left field, part of back-to-back homers with Torii Hunter, as the Tigers rolled to an 11-0 win over Florida Southern College in their annual Spring Training exhibition.
3/13/2013 | Royals release right-hander Moscoso
The Royals on Wednesday released right-hander Guillermo Moscoso, who allowed five runs in five innings over three Cactus League appearances this spring.
3/13/2013 | Strasburg named Nationals' Opening Day starter
Manager Davey Johnson announced Wednesday morning that right-hander Stephen Strasburg will be the Nationals' Opening Day starter against the Marlins on April 1.
3/13/2013 | Separate ways: Tigers release outfielder Boesch
It became increasingly obvious to the Tigers that Brennan Boesch would not win the left-field job. Unable to trade his contract, the Tigers released the outfielder Wednesday.
3/13/2013 | Follow all the Classic action with free app
If you are among the millions who are again shattering usage records with the MLB.com At Bat 13 app, the World Baseball Classic app is a natural companion. Just ask the many fans from Tokyo to Miami who are using it to absorb every moment of the tournament.
3/13/2013 | Prime time or past prime: There are indicators
All players start to decline at some point. For some it starts happening at 29, for some at 33, but it happens. Players typically peak in their late 20s and start declining in their early 30s. Give or take. As the new season approaches, we take a look at some hitters who might well be entering and exiting those crucial peak years.
3/13/2013 | Standing in: Injuries offer opportunities for some
Injuries are unavoidable. They happen to key players, and sometimes for extended periods of time. But for every injured star, there is a player willing to step in and fill the void.
3/13/2013 | Lincecum feels fine after returning from blister
In just his second start of Spring Training, Tim Lincecum felt he accomplished everything he set out to do.
3/13/2013 | Adrian pulled from return with upset stomach
Except for having to send Adrian Gonzalez home with an upset stomach after only two at-bats, manager Don Mattingly thought the Dodgers came away from a 6-2 loss to the Reds Tuesday night better than the score indicated.
3/13/2013 | US, Dominicans vie for semis in marquee matchup
When the powers that be drew up the brackets in the World Baseball Classic, they must have been hoping for this marquee clash of the tournament: Team USA vs. the Dominican Republic at Marlins Park on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.
3/13/2013 | Healthy Votto has Reds poised to dominate
The return of a healthy Joey Votto, who missed 48 games in 2012, bodes well for a Cincinnati Reds squad coming off a 97-65 season in which they walked away with the National League Central title.
3/13/2013 | Inexperienced pitchers a challenge for Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico manager Edwin Rodriguez offered positive words for the inexperienced staff he is overseeing in the World Baseball Classic in the aftermath of a 7-1 loss to Team USA. The reality, however, is that Puerto Rico has a pitching staff that is facing a level of competition that is a challenge for proven pitchers, much less the virtual unknowns from Puerto Rico.
3/13/2013 | Latos fans six, Choo homers as Cincy tops LA
Josh Beckett of the Dodgers and Mat Latos of the host Reds looked sharp and kept the scoring to a minimum in a 6-2 Cincinnati victory before 5,369 in Goodyear Ballpark.
3/13/2013 | Garcia racks up six strikeouts against Giants
On a 79-degree night where Pablo Sandoval and two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum returned to the Giants' lineup, Padres right-hander Freddy Garcia stole the show.
3/12/2013 | Bruce lets actions do the talking
With all of Jay Bruce's big league success and his influence as a veteran in the Reds clubhouse, it's easy to forget the slugger is a mere 25 years old.
3/12/2013 | Back from Classic, Panda leaps into Giants lineup
For Pablo Sandoval, the World Baseball Classic was even more intense than the Giants' thrilling run to the 2012 World Series championship.
3/12/2013 | Votto returns to Reds after emotional Classic
As happy as Joey Votto was to be back at Reds camp on Tuesday, a part of him was still getting over the disappointment of Canada being knocked out of the World Baseball Classci.
3/12/2013 | Kontos focused on keeping role in Giants bullpen
Despite a 2012 campaign in which he posted a 2.47 ERA in 44 appearances, George Kontos is not taking anything for granted as he begins his second season in the Giants organization.
3/12/2013 | Puerto Rico, Italy meet with elimination on line
The time for urgency is now for Italy and Puerto Rico. Each squad lost on Tuesday night in their respective Round 2 opener of the World Baseball Classic at Marlins Park, setting up an elimination matchup on Wednesday.
3/12/2013 | Classic helps define baseball's growth in Italy
Team Italy hitting coach Mike Piazza felt the disappointment of the present. For the future, however, Piazza is encouraged.
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