3/27/2013 | To improve, Votto has slippery path ahead
Since tearing meniscus cartilage in his left knee, Joey Votto has practiced sliding, which had turned into a major weakness in his game.
3/27/2013 | Mattingly sees positives as Cactus season ends
Don Mattingly and his players evacuated the desert Wednesday, the manager declaring Cactus League 2012 a qualified success.
3/27/2013 | Lilly among trio in search of new roles
After representing 60 percent of the Dodgers starting rotation when last season started, the trio of Ted Lilly, Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang is sixth, seventh and eighth on a rotation depth chart of five. The season starts Monday and management hasn't worked things out yet.
3/27/2013 | Astros showcase top prospects against Mets
Astros manager Bo Porter gave most of his regular players the day off Wednesday after the team arrived home late Tuesday following a game in Tampa. That also allowed Porter to bring several of the team's top prospects to Tradition Field to face the Mets.
3/27/2013 | Feliciano headed to Minors to 'get strong'
Left-hander Pedro Feliciano summed his decision to stick with the Mets on a Minor League deal in two words: "Why not?"
3/27/2013 | With Marcum prepared to go, Mets set rotation
With the Mets fretting over the state of their starting rotation, right-hander Shaun Marcum assured them he will be ready for the regular season.
3/27/2013 | Williams enjoys better results against Rangers
Angels manager Mike Scioscia made it clear he wanted to see strong results from reliever Jerome Williams. Message received as Williams recorded six strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings against the Rangers on Wednesday.
3/27/2013 | Angels acquire pitchers De La Rosa, Ramirez
The Angels traded right-handed pitcher Steve Geltz to the Rays on Wednesday for right-hander Dane De La Rosa and also acquired right-hander Elvin Ramirez from the Mets for cash considerations.
3/27/2013 | Rosales' injury 'definitely a bummer'
After a strong spring showing, Adam Rosales was placed on the disabled list on Wednesday.
3/27/2013 | A's still unsure if Nakajima will go on DL
One day after shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima sustained a strained left hamstring Tuesday, the A's still weren't sure whether he'd be ready to start the season or would have to be placed on the disabled list.
3/27/2013 | Melvin faces tough task juggling deep outfield
The crowded outfield the A's have heading into the 2013 season made it through Spring Training healthy, and manager Bob Melvin got a chance to see how each is faring while getting the five players around 50 at-bats apiece.
3/27/2013 | Murphy likely to be ready by Opening Day
Once considered a long shot for Opening Day, second baseman Daniel Murphy is now a strong bet to suit up Monday for the Mets at Citi Field.
3/27/2013 | With roster set, Hurdle more confident than ever
When the dust, and his 25-man roster, cleared, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle enthusiastically proclaimed the 2013 Pirates improved.
3/27/2013 | Wainwright, Cardinals agree on five-year extension
After about two months of negotiating a contract extension with right-hander Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals have reached an agreement that will keep Wainwright in St. Louis through 2018.
3/27/2013 | Ramirez day to day after being hit by pitch
White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez left Wednesday's game against the Indians with a right shoulder contusion after being hit by a Daisuke Matsuzaka pitch in the second inning.
3/27/2013 | Garcia rolls into regular season with confidence
Manager Mike Matheny seemed unconcerned that left-hander Jaime Garcia faced an entirely Minor League lineup in his start Wednesday against the Nationals. That's because it didn't keep Garcia from getting near the 90-pitch mark, and, in fact, it stood to serve as another confidence booster for Garcia, who has had a sensational spring.
3/27/2013 | Martinez finally cleared to join Minors camp
More than six weeks after the pitchers and catchers Spring Training report date, right-hander Carlos Martinez is finally cleared to travel to Jupiter and kick off his preparation for the 2013 season.
3/27/2013 | McGuiness sent back to Rangers
On Wednesday, Cleveland returned Chris McGuiness -- acquired from Texas during December's Rule 5 Draft -- to the Rangers for a cost of $25,000.
3/27/2013 | Kershaw won't talk contract during season
Clayton Kershaw just shook his head no when asked if there was anything imminent in contract talks with the Dodgers. He wouldn't even confirm rumors that talks are ongoing.
3/27/2013 | Nova pleased arm is in shape for season
Ivan Nova said that his Spring Training has been "not good," but the Yankees right-hander has also been able to find a few silver linings.
3/27/2013 | Aardsma hopeful he'll be in Yanks' bullpen
Yankees right-hander David Aardsma pitched a scoreless inning in an intrasquad game on Wednesday and hopes that he has shown enough to lock up a roster spot in the bullpen.
3/27/2013 | Gausman among three sent to Minor League camp
The Orioles reassigned pitcher Kevin Gausman, first baseman Travis Ishikawa and catcher Chris Robinson prior to Wednesday's game, with Gausman -- one of the organization's top pitching prospects -- expected to start the season at Double-A.
3/27/2013 | O's prospect Johnson shut down with lat strain
Orioles pitcher Steve Johnson has been shut down with a strained right latissimus dorsi muscle and he could potentially start the season on the disabled list.
3/27/2013 | Detwiler embraces rest before first start of season
Perhaps for once, Ross Detwiler can consider himself lucky for all the strange layoffs he's endured recently and in his career. Because he's got another one coming.
3/27/2013 | McGuiness returns, Woods sent to Rockies
The Rangers sent pitcher Coty Woods back to the Rockies on Wednesday, while they are getting first baseman Chris McGuiness back from the Indians.
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