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Major League Baseball News
Feb 24, 2018

Reds receive custom 'new toys' on Glove Day
It was a chilly Saturday morning outside the Reds Spring Training complex but that didn't matter to the players who wanted to stop and visit with the representatives from Wilson Gloves before going inside where it was warm.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 24, 2018

Reds sign veteran lefty Perez to Minors deal
The Reds signed veteran left-handed pitcher Oliver Perez to a Minor League contract on Saturday and brought him into camp as a non-roster player. Perez, 36, will compete for a bullpen spot as a situational reliever.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 24, 2018

Cy Young winner Blue was Bay Area workhorse
A durable pitcher, Blue finished his career going 209-161 with a 3.27 ERA. He tossed over 200 innings in nine separate seasons, including eight straight from '73-'80, and had double-digit wins in 11 seasons.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 24, 2018

Pirates ink lefty Siegrist to Minor League deal
Another day in Spring Training, another move for the Pirates.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 24, 2018

Ohtani set to make his Spring Training debut
It's time to see what Shohei Ohtani can do. The 23-year-old right-hander will start the Halos' game against the Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium at 3:10 p.m. ET. Fans can watch Ohtani's highly anticipated Cactus League debut live on MLB.TV.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

After big scare, Poncedeleon finds way back
Back in Cardinals camp as a non-roster invitee, Daniel Poncedeleon loosens up each morning eager, not anxious, to restart his big league climb.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

After comebacker, Poncedeleon ready to pitch
Back in Cardinals camp as a non-roster invitee, Daniel Poncedeleon loosens up each morning eager, not anxious, to restart his big league climb.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

After comebacker, Poncedeleon ready to pitch again
Back in Cardinals camp as a non-roster invitee, Daniel Poncedeleon loosens up each morning eager, not anxious, to restart his big league climb.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Ohtani, Bumgarner among notable debuts today
It's time to see what Shohei Ohtani can do. The 23-year-old right-hander will start the Halos' game against the Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium at 3:10 p.m. ET. Fans can watch Ohtani's highly anticipated Cactus League debut live on MLB.TV.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

1 year ago, Judge's eye-popping HR set stage
The phrase "All Rise" had yet to be linked to the rookie outfielder with the hulking football build, to say nothing of a dedicated seating area that debuted at Yankee Stadium three months later, celebrating both his immense power and fan appeal. Yet we should have known that Aaron Judge was about to accomplish special things. It was one year ago today, Feb. 24, 2017, that Judge dropped jaws with a monstrous home run that clanged off of George M. Steinbrenner Field's scoreboard in the Yankees' first home game of the spring.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Ohtani, Bumgarner among notable debuts Sat.
It's time to see what Shohei Ohtani can do. The 23-year-old right-hander will start the Halos' game against the Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium at 3:10 p.m. ET. Fans can watch Ohtani's highly anticipated Cactus League debut live on MLB.TV.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Blach moved by Stoneman Douglas caps
Honoring the memory of the victims of the recent shootings at Florida's Stoneman Douglas High School, which left 17 people dead, was more than just a pregame obligation for Giants starter Ty Blach.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Ripken Sr. Foundation carries on legacy
The Foundation, in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, hosted its 14th annual Aspire Gala at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront to raise money to help support the "programming and initiatives for at-risk youth and underserved communities across the United States."

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Revamped Giants set sights on return to glory
After staggering for the last season and a half, the Giants figure that it's about time for them to regain their stride.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

'Determined' Suarez solid in spring debut
During Andrew Suarez's scoreless two-inning stint in the Giants' 6-5 loss to a Milwaukee Brewers split squad in Friday's Cactus League opener, it became easy to comprehend Giants manager Bruce Bochy's enthusiasm about the 25-year-old left-hander.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Tropeano, Bridwell begin spring rotation battle
The battle for the sixth spot in the Angels' rotation officially kicked off Friday, with Nick Tropeano and Parker Bridwell making their Cactus League debuts in the club's 9-8 loss to the A's at Hohokam Stadium.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Twins add Aybar on Minors deal
The Twins have signed veteran infielder Erick Aybar to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Source: Twins add Aybar on Minors deal
The Twins have signed veteran infielder Erick Aybar to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training, a source told MLB.com.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Tapia homers in audition for Rox leadoff spot
The Rockies' Raimel Tapia unveiled his Charlie Blackmon imitation Friday afternoon.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Puig expects to be fine after missing ST opener
Outfielder Yasiel Puig was scratched from the starting lineup of the Dodgers' Cactus League opener on Friday vs. the White Sox with mild hip discomfort. He said he expects to start Saturday in the split-squad game against the Giants at Camelback Ranch.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Maxwell struck by bat, escapes concussion
A's catcher Bruce Maxwell was OK after being struck in the head by Angels hitter Jefry Marte's backswing in the second inning of Friday's 9-8 A's win at Hohokam Stadium.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Pirates' Meadows leads top prospect performers
Pirates prospect Austin Meadows led the top prospect performers on the first full day of Spring Training games.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

PHENOM ALERT: Teen Tatis goes deep
Ranked by MLBPipeline as the game's No. 8 overall prospect, Fernando Tatis Jr. mashed an opposite-field home run in his second at-bat of Spring Training.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Teenage phenom Tatis goes deep in ST opener
Ranked by MLBPipeline as the game's No. 8 overall prospect, Fernando Tatis Jr. mashed an opposite-field home run in his second at-bat of Spring Training.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Kemp clobbers one in first game back with LA
Matt Kemp made a triumphant return in Dodger blue on Friday, going 2-for-2 with a three-run home run in the Dodgers' Cactus League opener -- a 13-5 victory over the White Sox.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Romano happy with command in spring debut
For the second spring in a row, Reds right-handed pitcher Sal Romano is trying for a spot in the big league rotation. Romano was pleased with the results following his two-inning start vs. the Indians on Friday.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Braun looking good taking reps at first base
Early returns on Ryan Braun's work at first base have been positive, said Brewers manager Craig Counsell, who plans to give Braun a few more practice days before slotting him into a Cactus League game next week.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Late addition? Best fits for 5 notable free agents
It took all winter and a little bit of spring, but we've finally achieved something resembling momentum in the free-agent marketplace. I speak on behalf of the more than 60 still-unsigned players when I say: Let's keep it going! Here are five free-agent fits that still make sense at this late stage.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Glove Day brings new leather for Profar
Infielder Jurickson Profar received a new glove when the Wilson SUV rolled into camp on Thursday. It was so he can play third base if needed.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

MLB rallies behind Parkland after tragic school shooting
Major League Baseball joined the nation in rallying behind the Parkland, Fla., community in the aftermath of last week's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Miggy looking forward, focused on swing
A few scattered boos among the packed crowd at George M. Steinbrenner Field was the one reminder of what happened the last time Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers faced the Yankees.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Alonso homers in first at-bat for Indians
In the second inning of Friday's 6-4 loss to the Reds, during his first official at-bat as a member of the Tribe, Yonder Alonso crushed the first pitch he saw from Cincinnati starter Sal Romano to deep right field. The ball carried over the fence, sailed above the right-field seats and then clanked off a tin rooftop at Goodyear Ballpark.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Happ gets first look at leadoff spot for Cubs
Let the competition begin. Ian Happ was the Cubs' leadoff man Friday in the Cactus League opener and is one of at least four players who will be tested there this spring.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Tribe's Ramirez a beacon for youngsters in hometown
There is usually a pack of children trailing behind Jose Ramirez when he returns to his hometown of Bani in the Dominican Republic in the offseason. While Ramirez walks the roads he grew up on, and neighbors call out his name, the kids trace his every step.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Kemp goes deep in first game back with LA
Matt Kemp made a triumphant return in Dodger blue on Friday, going 2-for-2 with a three-run home run in the Dodgers' Cactus League opener -- a 13-5 victory over the White Sox.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Stanton relishes excitement of Yanks debut
Even though the details of Giancarlo Stanton's first stroll to home plate in pinstripes aren't likely to be referenced in any future history texts, the image seemed to drip with importance as the slugger dug into the right-handed batter's box on Friday afternoon.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Tatis Jr. -- youngest player in camp -- goes deep
Ranked by MLBPipeline as the game's No. 8 overall prospect, Fernando Tatis Jr. mashed an opposite-field home run in his second at-bat of Spring Training.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Ozuna ends Cards debut on run-scoring note
The Cardinals hope Friday was just the start, and just a small part of what's to come from Marcell Ozuna.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Gleyber thrilled to spring into game action
Having experienced his first game action in eight months, Gleyber Torres tugged on a black long-sleeved T-shirt emblazoned with the words, "I'M BACK." The wardrobe choice had been a coincidence, the Yankees' top prospect said, but it was appropriate for the milestone.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

K-Rod begins roster bid with Phillies
Francisco Rodriguez drove himself to Dunedin Stadium on Friday, but he had trouble finding the entrance to the parking lot.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Potential Bucs callup Meadows takes healthy cuts
For Austin Meadows, it's always been a question of health. There's little doubt the Pirates' top outfield prospect will produce when he's well enough to play, but can he stay on the field consistently enough to reach his potential? He showed what he's capable of in the Pirates' Grapefruit League opener, going 3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and a walk in a 6-3 loss to the Rays on Friday at Charlotte Sports Park.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Cora 'not concerned' as Sox mull J.D. physical
Perhaps it's only fitting that the signing that took the entire offseason and into the early portion of Spring Training to happen would have a little bit more of a delay before it becomes official.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Piscotty raising funds for ALS in mom's honor
A's outfielder Stephen Piscotty is rallying around his mom, Gretchen, and the entire ALS community through a donation page to raise funds that will help fight the debilitating disease.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Mariners' Moore putting rookie struggles in past
Andrew Moore was rushed to the big leagues last year as a 23-year-old rookie when the Mariners' rotation was hit hard by injuries. But the former Oregon State standout learned from some rocky times and got off to a nice start on the new campaign Friday with two hitless innings in Seattle's 3-2 win over the Padres in the Cactus League opener.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

'Four studs' for three spots in Brewers' outfield
Lorenzo Cain will be the Brewers' primary center fielder. Christian Yelich will get some work in right field this spring but figures to mostly man left. Domingo Santana says he's intent on improving defensively in right field. And Ryan Braun, the former National League MVP and Milwaukee's longest-tenured player, will fit in somewhere, even if that means some at-bats at first base.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Tigers, Liriano agree to 1-year deal
The Tigers added another contestant to their rotation competition on Friday with a familiar face from Ron Gardenhire's past. Detroit agreed to terms with left-hander Francisco Liriano on a one-year contract.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Slow & steady: Hosmer easing into new digs
Newly acquired Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer likely won't take the field in a Padres uniform until sometime early next week, possibly Monday or Tuesday.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Rodon to sit out spring, likely back in June
White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon will not pitch in any Cactus League games as he continues his recovery from shoulder surgery. Early June now appears to be a realistic target.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Confident in roster, Rizzo likely done dealing
As the Nationals prepared to open up their 2018 Grapefruit League schedule on Friday afternoon, general manager Mike Rizzo maintained that he was satisfied with his current roster.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Glove Day brings new leather for Astros
One of the few chances a baseball player gets to express himself on the field is with his glove, which is why so many players can't wait for Wilson Sporting Goods -- the official glove of Major League Baseball -- to come through camp.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Profar eager to impress Rangers this spring
Elvis Andrus will not be making the trip to Mesa on Saturday, when the Rangers open their Cactus League schedule against the Cubs. Instead, Jurickson Profar will be the starting shortstop for the first game of the spring as he tries to earn a spot as the Rangers' utility infielder. He is off to a good start, according to manager Jeff Banister.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Now in center field, Dee gets glove ready
Dee Gordon went to work immediately after learning he would be playing center field for the Mariners and the All-Star infielder will get his first crack at the new position in the club's spring opener.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

MLB creates kits to lend fun support for kids
Though it was a rainy and gloomy Friday morning on the East Coast, dozens of volunteers brought nothing but sunshine to children who wish for it the most.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Source: Tigers, Liriano agree to 1-year deal
The Tigers have added former All-Star pitcher Francisco Liriano to their roster, MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi reports.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Jeter, Marlins proud to honor Stoneman Douglas
The Marlins took the field on Friday sporting a new look while being united in a common cause.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Astros welcome Douglas HS coach, sons
There may never be a return to true normalcy for the students and faculty at Stoneman Douglas High School. Not after the tragedy that struck the school in nearby Parkland, Fla., last week, when 17 people were killed in a horrific shooting.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Rizzo moved by response to high school tragedy
All Major League Baseball teams were wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas caps on Friday to honor the victims killed at the Parkland, Fla., high school on Feb. 14. Anthony Rizzo, who is not scheduled to play in the Cubs' Spring Training opener against the Brewers, was wearing it for the workout on Friday. The Cubs will wear the caps again on Saturday for the home opener against the Rangers, and Rizzo will be in the lineup then.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

First Spring Training HR: New Blue Jay Grandy
Curtis Granderson was in the leadoff spot for Toronto's first game of the spring on Friday, but -- despite his leadoff homer against the Phillies' Nick Pivetta -- it doesn't sound like he's a realistic candidate to hit there during the regular season.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Marlins honor Stoneman Douglas with pride
The Marlins took the field on Friday sporting a new look while being united in a common cause.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Fantasy411 Podcast: Where to draft Arenado?
Hot or not? Pitch or ditch? Deal or dump? The Fantasy 411 crew has the answer. No matter what kind of format you play, the MLB Fantasy crew has "been there, won that" and they'll help you win, too.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Puig scratched from lineup with sore hip
Outfielder Yasiel Puig was scratched from the starting lineup of the Dodgers' Cactus League opener on Friday vs. the White Sox with mild hip discomfort.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Chapman's sore right hand OK after MRI
Third baseman Matt Chapman rejoined the A's on Friday bearing good news.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Marlins pay tribute to Stoneman Douglas
The Marlins took the field on Friday sporting a new look while being united in a common cause.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 23, 2018

Top Rays prospect faces elbow surgery
Right-hander Brent Honeywell, the Rays' No. 1 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, was forced to leave Thursday's workout after throwing approximately 10 pitches during a batting practice session. According to manager Kevin Cash, Honeywell strained his right forearm and will be further evaluated.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Stoneman Douglas honored as spring games begin today
Players will take the field in a game designed to be diversion. In most years, the exhibition openers at Major League Baseball's Spring Training camps would qualify as just that -- a welcomed respite from the troubles of the world. But not in this country, and not in this moment of mourning.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Twins getting early look at young pitchers
The Twins are using the early part of Spring Training to get a look at their pitching prospects, as lefty Stephen Gonsalves threw two innings against the University of Minnesota in an exhibition on Thursday.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Yankees keep it light before spring opener
The Yankees' final afternoon before the Grapefruit League opener was filled with improvisation games and leadership exercises, as Aaron Boone's players moved off the diamond and shared laughs in a pavilion area of George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Stanton's NY debut tops Friday's spring slate
The months of waiting are finally over -- there are 15 baseball games on Friday. There'll be plenty to watch for when almost all of the 30 teams take the field for their Cactus and Grapefruit League openers.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Stanton's Yanks debut tops Friday's spring slate
The months of waiting are finally over -- there are 15 baseball games on Friday. There'll be plenty to watch for when almost all of the 30 teams take the field for their Cactus and Grapefruit League openers.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Stanton's Yanks debut tops opening spring slate
The months of waiting are finally over -- there are 15 baseball games on Friday. There'll be plenty to watch for when almost all of the 30 teams take the field for their Cactus and Grapefruit League openers.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Female umpire works plate during Tigers win
One of two women umpiring in professional baseball was behind home plate for the Tigers' 6-1 exhibition victory over Florida Southern University in Lakeland, Fla. on Thursday.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Dark-horse roster candidates for all 30 teams
With the first Spring Training game finally being played this week, there are sure to be players who emerge with breakout performances to win an Opening Day roster spot. MLB.com takes a crack at predicting which dark horse candidates across the league could make their team out of camp.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Now healthy, Koch set to start Cactus opener
The D-backs will open their 2018 Cactus League season on Friday against the Rockies with Matt Koch on the mound at Salt River Fields.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Venters hoping to make historic comeback
Once a member of the Braves' vaunted bullpen, Jonny Venters is hoping to get one more chance in the bigs after numerous elbow injuries.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Tebow time: Former QB still has eyes set on MLB
It was supposed to be a big publicity stunt -- the Mets signing Tim Tebow, giving him this chance. But he is still here, grinding away, persistent in the thought that this crazy story ends up with him at Citi Field someday, after a full year of bus rides from one Minor League town to the next.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Font eager to impress in spring opener
Friday's exhibition opener against the White Sox at Camelback Ranch provides an early opportunity for pitcher Wilmer Font to hit the Dodgers' front-office radar.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Tropeano to get first look in Halos' rotation battle
Nick Tropeano will take another key step in his comeback from Tommy John surgery on Friday, when he starts the Angels' Cactus League opener against the A's in Mesa.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

3 ET: Watch Ohtani's mound debut on MLB.TV
Japanese two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani will make his highly anticipated Cactus League debut on the mound Saturday, when the Angels host the Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Ohtani is expected to start and pitch around two innings, marking his first career game in a Major League environment.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Cora eager for debut ahead of Sox's opener
First-year manager Alex Cora is preparing to make his spring debut as the Red Sox take on the Twins on Friday.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Cora excited ahead of Sox's spring opener
First-year manager Alex Cora is preparing to make his spring debut as the Red Sox take on the Twins on Friday.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

McCutchen to debut in Cactus League opener
The Giants' outfield will be the area to watch in the early innings of the team's Cactus League opener Friday against a Milwaukee Brewers split squad.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Bucs' chairman: Players' criticism 'correct, fair'
Pirates chairman Bob Nutting on Thursday said some of the players' recent criticism of the organization was "correct and fair" and prioritized the return of a winning culture as they look to end a streak of two losing seasons this year.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Dee to see first CF action in spring opener
While manager Scott Servais said most of his regulars will be eased into game action over the next few days, Dee Gordon will make his Mariners debut in Friday's Cactus League opener against the Padres.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Reds' progress hinges on starting rotation
It's been said throughout the offseason at Redsfest and Caravan and it's been repeated in the early days of Spring Training: The Reds are tired of writing off seasons for the good of rebuilding.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Prospect Dominguez impresses Kapler early
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler tuned up for his Grapefruit League debut Friday against the Blue Jays in Dunedin with a 6-0 victory Thursday over the University of Tampa at Spectrum Field.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Diaz transitioning back to starting role with SD
The Padres didn't select Miguel Diaz in the 2016 Rule 5 Draft with the long-term vision that he'd be a reliever. He combines an upper-90s fastball with two impactful (yet still raw) offspeed pitches. The Padres think Diaz is worth more in the long run if he's a part of their rotation. That's just fine with Diaz, who makes his spring debut Friday when the Padres open their Cactus League slate against Seattle.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Ohtani preps for Saturday debut with long HR
Japanese two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani will make his highly anticipated Cactus League debut on the mound Saturday, when the Angels host the Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Ohtani is expected to start and pitch around two innings, marking his first career game in a Major League environment.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Rangers emerge as favorites to sign Martinez
The Rangers traded Minor League pitcher Miguel Medrano to the Reds on Wednesday for international bonus pool money. The transaction comes one day after Major League Baseball declared Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez a free agent and made him eligible to sign with a team.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Venezuelan teens have Major League hopes
Resilient teens like Jimenez reminded the baseball world that the sport is still thriving in Venezuela, and it's probably more important now with the country in economic and political crisis.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Yelich to debut as Crew readies for split openers
Christian Yelich will make his unofficial Brewers debut on Friday against the Cubs at Maryvale Baseball Park, and that's just the first half of Milwaukee's busy Cactus League Opening Day.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

No surprise: Bumgarner to start Opening Day
Madison Bumgarner climbed higher in the rarefied territory occupied exclusively by Giants greats when manager Bruce Bochy announced Thursday that the left-hander will start his fifth consecutive season opener March 29 at Los Angeles.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Brinson among new Marlins to debut on Friday
After eight days of refreshing the fundamentals and getting into playing shape, it's time for the games to begin. The Marlins open Grapefruit League action on Friday at 1:05 p.m. ET against the Cardinals at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Maybin latest addition to Marlins' speedy OF
In just two days, Cameron Maybin picked up on what the Marlins' front office spent an entire offseason assembling -- swift and athletic outfielders. As part of their organizational reconstruction, Miami has targeted high-impact athletes with plus speed to help cover ground in the outfield and create havoc on the bases.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Red Sox still examining Martinez's physical
The official announcement of power hitter J.D. Martinez, and his much-needed bat for the middle of Boston's lineup, will have to wait at least another day.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

All eyes on Callaway for first Mets spring game
In a way, Mickey Callaway says, he needs Spring Training more than the players. Inside a veteran clubhouse, most Mets regulars have "been there, done that" throughout their careers. But Callaway will be managing for the first time when the Mets open their Grapefruit League slate with a 1:10 p.m. ET game Friday against the Braves at First Data Field.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Phils, Arrieta far apart on contract length
Perhaps the best option remaining on the free-agent pitching market is Jake Arrieta, the 2015 National League Cy Young Award winner.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Martinez ready for managerial debut Friday
Nationals manager Dave Martinez has done his best to run a loose camp during this abbreviated spring schedule, finding time for his players to complete their workouts while also allowing them to have fun. A popular new feature has been music during workouts. Bryce Harper got his turn to serve as DJ on Thursday with a playlist featuring old-school hip hop.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Yanks' spring opener to feature Stanton's debut
Giancarlo Stanton is scheduled to wear the pinstripes for the first time in a game situation on Friday, stepping up to the plate when the Yankees open their Grapefruit League slate with a 1:05 p.m. ET contest against the Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field, live on MLB.TV.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Source: Chapman leaves A's camp for MRI
A's third baseman Matt Chapman, missing from Thursday's workouts, was in Los Angeles for a right hand examination, a source told MLB.com.

Major League Baseball News
Feb 22, 2018

Schwarber, Happ expected for Cubs' ST opener
Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ are expected to play in the Cubs' first Cactus League game on Friday against their National League Central rivals, the Brewers. Left-hander Michael Roth, a non-roster invitee who has pitched for the Angels and Rangers, is scheduled to start.

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