1/14/2013 | Clemens to be more involved with Astros in 2013
Seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens will be uniform as an instructor for the Astros at Spring Training next month, and he'll continue to be involved throughout the regular season.
1/14/2013 | Blackburn to miss start of season after wrist surgery
Right-hander Nick Blackburn will miss the start of the season, as he's set to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist on Wednesday at the Mayo Clinic, and will be in a cast for six weeks.
1/14/2013 | Vogelsong to join Team USA for 2013 Classic
Just two years ago, Ryan Vogelsong was a non-roster invitee to the Giants' Spring Training camp. Now, the right-hander has committed to play for the United States in the World Baseball Classic.
1/14/2013 | Keppinger's versatility with bat ideal for White Sox
Jeff Keppinger's abilities with the bat make him the perfect second hitter, but that skill set also should give manager Robin Ventura a little room to work if he decides to go against the expected.
1/14/2013 | Melvin, A's a pairing that just feels right
My personal favorite moment of 2012 might have been watching A's manager Bob Melvin -- exhausted, happy and soaked in champagne -- sit on a table outside his clubhouse and try to find the words to describe what had just happened.
1/14/2013 | Rodney plans to pitch for D.R. in Classic
According to a report in the Dominican newspaper El Caribe, Rays closer Fernando Rodney is planning to pitch for his native Dominican Republic in the 2013 World Baseball Classic this March.
1/14/2013 | Blue Jays, Rasmus avoid arbitration with one-year deal
Outfielder Colby Rasmus, one of four prominent Blue Jays players eligible for salary arbitration this offseason, signed a one-year contract worth $4.67 million.
1/14/2013 | One that got away: Cubs made play for Kaepernick
Tim Wilken was the Cubs' scouting director in 2009, and he talked to three NFL teams about their projections for Colin Kaepernick, who was a talented pitcher in high school but playing quarterback at that time for Nevada.
1/14/2013 | O's, Hunter agree to terms, avoiding arbitration
The Orioles came to terms with right-hander Tommy Hunter on Monday afternoon, agreeing to a one-year, $1.82 million contract for 2013 that allows the two sides to avoid arbitration.
1/14/2013 | Top prospect Cowart among 21 invited to camp
The Angels announced 21 non-roster players who will be joining those on the 40-man roster in Spring Training next month.
1/14/2013 | With Minor League pact, Loewen back with Toronto
The Blue Jays brought a familiar face back into the fold on Monday afternoon by signing outfielder Adam Loewen to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
1/14/2013 | Corner topic: Votto, Frazier under scrutiny in Cincy
While the Reds prepare to defend a National League Central Division crown, both corners of their infield, Joey Votto and Todd Frazier, have important tests to pass in Spring Training, and beyond.
1/14/2013 | Rizzo to play for Italy in World Baseball Classic
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will play for Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic. The Classic rosters will be officially released on Thursday, but Rizzo confirmed on Monday that he will join the Italian team.
1/14/2013 | Former Padres shortstop Hernandez dead at 63
Enzo Hernandez, who played seven seasons with the Padres (1971-77), died Sunday in an apparent suicide.
1/14/2013 | Herrera's maturation sets stage for upcoming year
Perhaps no situation illustrated the maturation of Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera better than the sticky mess that he got himself into -- and out of -- last Sept. 29 in Cleveland.
1/14/2013 | A's add two years, through 2016, to Melvin's pact
The A's announced on Monday that they and manager Bob Melvin agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season.
1/14/2013 | McCann confident he'll be in Opening Day lineup
As the early days of 2013 have elapsed, Brian McCann has replaced a fear of uncertainty with a sense that his surgically repaired right shoulder will be strong enough for him to be ready at the start of the most important year of his career.
1/14/2013 | Maples learned much from trying first season
A year ago, Cubs pitching prospect Dillon Maples was eagerly looking forward to his first season of pro baseball. But things didn't turn out as planned.
1/14/2013 | Non-roster pitchers could make significant impact
Few Phillies fans knew much about infielder Kevin Frandsen, catcher Erik Kratz and left-handers Jeremy Horst and Raul Valdes last offseason, but they helped the club at various points. Who are the candidates to surprise and help out in 2013?
1/14/2013 | Soria happy to set up, but hopes to close again
Joakim Soria said he signed with the Rangers because he wanted a place to pitch. He was a closer for five seasons for the Royals but understands that might not be his role with the Rangers.
1/14/2013 | Avoiding arbitration is Rays' aim as deadline looms
Friday will bring the deadline for clubs to exchange arbitration figures with players. While the Rays have already dealt with some of the team's arbitration-eligible players, there's still work to be done.
1/14/2013 | Pierre to step out of comfort zone, become leader
Juan Pierre will be making his second stint as a Marlin. On a youthful team, the 35-year-old's unrelenting work ethic is welcome. Some may question his size, lack of power and throwing arm. But no one can dispute his determination and drive.
1/14/2013 | Flashes of Marisnick's potential shine through
Jake Marisnick, 21, has the potential to be among the best of the prospects the Marlins received in the 12-player blockbuster with the Blue Jays this offseason.
1/14/2013 | Rangers' offseason may be for the best
This is a time of year when it's easy to look at a team's roster and get a queasy feeling about the question marks, but the Rangers have been careful about not throwing good money -- or prospects -- at bad.
1/14/2013 | MLB Notebook: Breaking down Miggy's Crown
Between 1920 and 2011, a Triple Crown batting season was achieved 11 times by nine different players. Miguel Cabrera's 2012 seasons holds up nicely, making the newest Triple Crown season -- the first since 1967 -- a worthy numerical addition to one of baseball's most cherished accomplishments.
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