3/30/2015 | Masterson delivers his best outing of the spring
Justin Masterson walked off the mound to loud applause on Monday night, finishing a strong outing by inducing Torii Hunter into a 6-4-3 double play.
3/30/2015 | Napoli crushes rare broken-bat homer
When Mike Napoli finished his swing, all he had left to hold was a tiny part of his bat handle. The rest of the bat went to third base, where Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe fielded it.
3/30/2015 | Dodgers sign free-agent righty Garcia to Minors deal
The Dodgers have signed right-handed free-agent pitcher Freddy Garcia to a Minor League contract.
3/30/2015 | Masterson cruises, Napoli provides power in win over Twins
With eight of their projected nine Opening Day starters in Monday night's lineup, the Red Sox erupted for a six-spot in the bottom of the fourth inning en route to a 14-2 victory over the Twins.
3/30/2015 | Marlins place Rule 5 pick McKirahan on waivers
Andrew McKirahan certainly gave the Marlins something to think about. But when it came time to make a tough decision, the organization apparently didn't think the 25-year-old is quite ready to contribute at the Major League level.
3/30/2015 | Ground-ball specialist Anderson praises Dodgers' infield
The Dodgers acquired starting pitcher Brett Anderson, who gets ground balls, and a middle infield that knows what to do with them. The combination on Monday illustrated what some of those radical offseason moves were about.
3/30/2015 | Cubs add Coke to Major League bullpen
The Cubs on Monday selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Phil Coke, who had signed a Minor League contract with the team. By making the team, Coke will be paid $2.25 million.
3/30/2015 | 10 players facing make-or-break seasons
There's nothing like celebrating the final week of Spring Training by drawing an old-fashioned line in the sand. So here we go, our list of players who may or may not be in make-or-break seasons.
3/30/2015 | Walker doesn't flinch against Trout and Pujols
On Monday afternoon at Peoria Sports Complex, the best pitcher in the Cactus League this spring, 22-year-old Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker, stood tall against Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, two of the best hitters of the last decade.
3/30/2015 | Top prospect Bradley in running for final bullpen spot
D-backs manager Chip Hale announced his rotation Monday along with a handful of roster moves, and later said the team had reassigned Cuban free-agent pitcher Yoan Lopez to Minor League camp. Surprisingly, Archie Bradley -- rated the club's No. 1 prospect by MLB.com -- is in the running for the last bullpen spot.
3/30/2015 | Pomeranz sails through start vs. former teammates
Drew Pomeranz, already viewed as the frontrunner for the fifth spot in the A's rotation, showed why Monday, mowing down his former Rockies team with ease in an 11-2 victory.
3/30/2015 | Ishikawa sidelined several days by back stiffness
Giants first baseman/left fielder Travis Ishikawa likely will remain sidelined until Thursday with back stiffness, manager Bruce Bochy said Monday.
3/30/2015 | Koji in holding pattern as hamstring discomfort lingers
Red Sox closer Koji Uehara still can't go with 100 percent intensity in side sessions, thanks to lingering discomfort in his right hamstring.
3/30/2015 | Hendricks hopes prospects join him at Wrigley
While Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Addison Russell were packing up their lockers to move to the Minor League side of the Cubs complex Monday, Kyle Hendricks was prepping for his penultimate spring start. If Hendricks is on the Cubs' Opening Day roster, it will be the first time for the right-hander, who began last season at Triple-A Iowa.
3/30/2015 | Mattingly, Dodgers having difficulty settling on bullpen
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the bullpen presents the club's toughest roster decisions as Opening Day approaches. Notice he didn't say center field. He said management is still "wrestling back and forth" to come up with seven relievers.
3/30/2015 | Despite injury to Vazquez, Red Sox won't rush Swihart
The Red Sox have a clear plan of attack when it comes to deciding to promote top prospects to the Major Leagues, and they resisted the temptation to let Christian Vazquez's injury affect the development of Blake Swihart.
3/30/2015 | Red-hot Zunino showing off newfound plate discipline
Catcher Mike Zunino, the other half of Seattle's young battery with Taijuan Walker, continued his own impressive Cactus League season with a home run and key two-run double, raising his batting average to .354 and increasing his team lead in RBIs to 13.
3/30/2015 | Bauer ready to see if spring success carries into season
Right-hander Trevor Bauer's solid spring performance has put him in position for a breakout season with the Indians.
3/30/2015 | Eyeing extension, Street focused on winning
Opening Day is only a week away, and veteran closer Huston Street is still hopeful of getting an extension done with the Angels.
3/30/2015 | Pinto returns after missing time with concussion-like symptoms
Twins catcher Josmil Pinto, who had been out with concussion-like symptoms since March 21, returned to action in a Minor League game on Monday.
3/30/2015 | Twins pick up Boyer's contract, inform him he'll make roster
The Twins selected the contract of right-handed reliever Blaine Boyer on Monday, informing him that he will be on the Opening Day roster. Additionally, with right-hander Kyle Gibson scratched from his scheduled start against the Red Sox with flu-like symptoms, Boyer got the start in his place.
3/30/2015 | Blue Jays thinking about 8-man 'pen to open season
The Blue Jays are thinking about starting the year with an eight-man bullpen, and they have all but officially ruled out the possibility of carrying three catchers.
3/30/2015 | Final roster alignment a question of flexibility
The White Sox will use the last days of camp to determine if they want to go with an extra reliever or position player on their Opening Day roster.
3/30/2015 | Wong sees positives despite down spring
In one of his better games of the spring, second baseman Kolten Wong drew two walks and scored a run in the Cardinals' 6-2 win against the Nationals on Monday. The fact that such a performance is notable is indicative of the tough time Wong has had in Grapefruit League play.
3/30/2015 | Castro caps Cubs' comeback vs. Giants
Chris Coghlan and Tommy La Stella each hit RBI doubles, and Starlin Castro delivered a tiebreaking RBI single in a three-run sixth to lift the Cubs to an 8-5 victory Monday over the Giants in front of a sellout crowd at Sloan Park.
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