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Spring Training '02

A tale of two champs
Mayo: New Faces in New Places
Nine questions heading into Spring Training
Selig gets back to the game
Fehr addresses state of talks at O's camp
Watson to ensure elbow pad rules are enforced
MVP and Oscar go hand in hand
Commissioner, Clubs pledge no lockout
Beckett among prospects to watch in 20022002 brings fresh start for injured players
Tommy John happy elbow surgery made a difference
Zimmer, umpires defended by colleagues
Schlegel: Love letters between sluggers
Schlegel: Nine more questions for spring
Selig: Lockout 'not on my radar screen'


Washburn gets nod for Angels opener
Which Angel will get the call for Opening Day?
The quiet superstarAppier starting to feel the rhythm
Spiezio, Sele react to disciplinary action
Angels notebook: Scioscia looks for fairness
Batting around with broadcaster Joe Angel
"Typical" spring outing for Sele
Eckstein looks to pick up where he left off
Angels hit the diamond
Sele settling in with Angels
Angels at a glance
Anaheim's offseason rally an impressive start
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Dye hoping to DH on Opening Night
Menechino, Velarde getting along fine at 2B
The Greatest visits the A's
Simulated success for Dye
Carlos' Corner: 'I'm just trying to be a good man'
Dye takes first step back
Beane, A's extend deal through 2008
Zito back on his board
Oakland's Buan alone in his field
Batting Around with Billy KochA's Hernandez signs four-year deal
Carlos' corner: 'You just take it all in'
Long soaks it all in
Urban: A new fun bunch
Hernandez catches some credit
Lidle relaxed in new role
Justice off to good start
Mulder has 20-20 vision
Jeremy Giambi shapes up for 2002
Koch relies on stuff, not just his look
Walking through Photo Day with Zito
At first, Pena's impressive
A's bullpen tilts to the left
Athletics at a glance
Oakland looks to fill Giambi-sized void
Athletics Homepage >>

  Blue Jays
On the verge: Jays' Wells set to stick
Blue Jays preach patience
Prokopec: from down under to north of the border
Blue Jays scouting gets technical
Blue Jays' Prokopec has no worries
'Longshot' Berg turning heads
New hitting coach getting into the swing of things
A new Law comes to Toronto
Molony: Buck Martinez preaches dedication
Gross has adopted 'gym rat' mentality
Blue Jays' outfielders battle for positions
Blue Jays GM will rely on starters
Jays' Hinske eager to finally get his chance
Blue Jays at a glance
Riccardi brings West Coast philosophy to Toronto
Blue Jays Homepage >>

  Devil Rays
Batting around with Tampa Bay IF Russ Johnson
Rupe gains edge for final rotation spot
D-Rays' McRae looking to fill rotation spots
Bierbrodt out of Rays' rotation
Hall's star ready to shine with Tampa Bay
Bierbrodt's struggles cause concern
Rays not worried about Bierbrodt's wild outing
Rays' COO heads to Commissioner's Office
Alvarez goes about his business
Kennedy starts at the beginning
Rays' Crawford cool under pressure
Sturtze's starting role finally secure
Devil Rays at a glance
Rays hope "Heart and Hustle" will be magic words
Devil Rays Homepage >>

Shuey, success joined at elbowSick list for Tribe grows longer and longer
New catcher arrives in Indians campGutierrez trying to sidestep Alomar's shadowBard makes most of chance with Tribe
Nagy relying on guts and guile
Anderson gets a fresh start in Cleveland
Indians need to improve baserunning techniques
Manuel wishes top lieutenant good luck in Boston
Wright learns to master emotions, enjoy game
DeRosa determined to stick
Escobar injures knee
Bauman: Indians bullpen is stacked
League of his own
Wickman: 'Don't count out Indians'
Thome wants to stay with Indians
Sabathia excited to C.C. the money
Indians reveal Colon's real age
Vizquel has some new faces to learn
Indians at a glance
Cleveland sports new identity in 2002Indians Homepage >>

Bauman: What do M's do for an encore?
Snelling makes his mark
Seattle Mariners unveil 2002 ad campaign
Ryan Anderson to miss second straight season
Freddy Garcia has that ace look about himNelson: Time for first cuts
Competition to replace Charlton heating up
M's searching for another lefty
Ichiro and Shinjo make history
Sasaki trying to forget ALCS home run
Cameron ready to break outMariners' Barthol thinking about daughter
A DesiRel production in Seattle
Mariners' fifth-starter spot a three-for-all
Crafty Moyer still going strong
Baldwin brings competitive fire to M's
Say cheese: M's take on Photo Day
Mariners prospect out for season
Mariners at a glance
Seattle seeks improvement after magical season
Mariners Homepage >>

Baltimore's Julio in position for closer's roleGibbons adds 'flexibility' to Orioles rosterBatting Around with O's lefty Buddy Groom
Allen refusing to take a knee
Singleton finds stability in Baltimore
O's Hairston setting sights on leadoff spot
Despite scare, Fordyce all business
Gibbons making the most of his chance
Towers picks apart his performance against Cards
Monumental day for Erickson
O's Cordova focused on here and now
Gibbons makes most of chance with O's
Bordick ready for healthy season
Orioles at a glance
Baltimore not sure who will pitch in
Orioles Homepage >>

Gonzalez back where he belongs: in Texas
Rangers acquire Luis Vizcaino from A's
Too many outfielders in Texas? No problem
Nolan Ryan eager to lend a hand
Ponson dominates Rangers
Park, Pudge together at last
Rangers Notebook: Everett looking good
A-Rod already locked in
Everett enjoying fresh start
Spring Training Information
Rangers at a glance
Texas hopes busy offseason pays off
Rangers Homepage >>

  Red Sox
Burkett headed to DLGarciaparra gets clean bill of health
Pedro gets closer, feels stronger
Healthy returns: Garciaparra, Varitek check out OK
Henderson, Hernandez have words
Evans teaches his approach to hittingSinger: Forecast is sunny for Red Sox nation
Players enthusiastic about Little hiring
Red Sox hire Little as new manager
Red Sox interview Alou for managerial job
Kerrigan says goodbye to Boston
Lowe starts over
Sanchez set for Boston's second-base battle
First action suits Hatteberg fine
Kerrigan confident he'll be around
Pedro throws, feels great
Yaz visits Red Sox camp
Nomar says wrist feels fine
Pedro works out in Florida
Red Sox at a glance
Attitude adjustment in works for Boston
Red Sox Homepage >>

Batting Around with Royals pitcher Darrell May
Are May's struggles cause for alarm?
Kris Wilson's frustrating spring
Asencio walking the tightrope
Q & A with Royals owner David Glass
Glass: We'll negotiate with Sweeney now
Colt Griffin goes to the mound
Neifi Perez tries to ignore trade rumors
Royals release Rosado
Versatile Sadler, solid Sweeney
Reichert has the look
Four lefties for Royals?
Royals' Brown may be odd man out
Neifi Perez older than first thought
Mayne will shoulder load behind the plate
The Nipper influence
Erickson fully rehabbed as early Birds report
For Royals, spring has arrived
Shortstop surplus
Royals at a glance
Kansas City puts emphasis on team
Royals Homepage >>

Tigers' Pearson makes his pitch
Mark Redman's spring diary
Batting Around with Dmitri Young
Tigers need to improve hitting
Mark Redman: Spring Training diary
Macias takes center stage
Teammates take Dmitri's 'do to task
Munson's a work in progress
'Lima Time' revived in Detroit
Notebook: Meluskey anxious to catch
Farnsworth looking good
Hill: Ernie, please don't go
Another Fielder visits Tigers camp
Tigers at a glance
Detroit turns to veterans to carry load
Tigers Homepage >>

Twins' right-field battle intensifiesCompetition for last roster spots taking shape
Twins race in right heats up
Reed to stay with Twins
Something Mohr for Twins to think about
Batting Around with Mike Jackson
Koskie to get more tests in Minnesota
Gordo: It's still very early
Bauman: Twins have something to prove
Twins pitchers and catchers begin workouts
Twins at a glance
Minnesota sets sights on division crown
Twins Homepage >>

  White Sox
Lee quietly emerging as Gold Glove candidateCalling a good game
White Sox Notebook: Howry's struggles continue
White Sox working to end baserunning blunders
Valentin Diary: Baseball tough on family lifeBatting Around with Mark BuehrleParque searches for missing velocity
Hummel making a lasting impression
Alomar still loves the game
Valentin: I feel right at home
Rowand's future as bright as his head
Thomas, Sox at full strength
ChiSox kick off Spring Training
White Sox at a glance
Chicago hopes 'Big Hurt' will be big help
White Sox Homepage >>

Pettitte gets closer; Ventura strains ankle
Lilly looks great against Indians
Wells has another strong outing
Duque, Rickey exchange words
Ventura feeling at home with Yankees
Pettitte's nearly seen it all in pinstripesSpencer not changing his approachEl Duque's confidence risingNick Johnson to get at-bats during Spring /a>
Posada healthy and focused
Rondell White strains rib cage
Clemens ready for another Spring Training
Torre carries same expectations for new-look Yanks
Yankees at a glance
New-look Yanks eye another division title
Yankees Homepage >>


Batting Around with Bill Brown and Jim Deshaies
Astros trim eight from rosterGinter's play attracts attention
Molony: Pitching staff a big plus for Astros
In his own words: Lance Berkman
Dierker visits Astros camp
Molony: Astros trying to solve 3B problem
Lane waiting his turn to shine in Astros outfield
In his own words: Lance Berkman
Ensberg intends to finish what he has started
So many candidates, so few bullpen spots
Molony: Future should be now for Houston, Everett
Reynolds tops list of superstitious players
Hidalgo begins season slimmer, wiser
Astros pitchers and catchers report to Kissimmee
Astros at a glance
New beginning for talented Houston club
Astros Homepage >>

Brewers counting on CasanovaBrewers' Fox stays positive after setback
Bauman: Sheets gets the best of Wood
Davey's Diary
Banged-up Brewers have no time to heal
Mike Jones' first outing is a memorable one
Stairs does it his way
Wright in veteran role, now just wants to win
No 'Rusch' to judgement
Brewers to get their eyes in shape
'No need to panic' for Brewers Leskanic
It's elementary, my dear Brewers
Brewers at a glance
Milwaukee looking to turn things around
Brewers Homepage >>

Pendleton prepares for first season on the bench
Lombard's spring hits a speed bump
Lombard's spring hits a speed bump
Braves' Giles has winning attitude
Foster has a chance to win bullpen spot
Molony: Signing Castilla was a Brave move
Braves' Lopez can be better catcher
DeRosa determined to stick
Millwood looking to regain form
Andruw Jones hopes to improve at plate
Chipper happy to move to Braves' outfield
Smoltz gives it a go
Braves at a glance
With Braves, it's still about pitching
Braves Homepage >>

Ankiel sidelined indefinitely
Rotation becomes clearer
Fernando Vina's Spring Training diary
Stephenson beats the odds
Left field in St. Louis anything but clear
Oquendo turning some heads with coaching talents
Molony: Winning will be in the Cards
Smith making decision easy for Cardinals
Chris Duncan gets a chance to show his stuff
Good news for Drew
DiFelice makes most of chance with Cards
Garcia could have future spot in Cards' outfield
Morris primed for special seasonBauman: Cards are loaded
Left field wide open for the Cards
Tino brings winning ways to Cardinals
Cardinals at a glance
St. Louis thinking postseason all the way
Cardinals Homepage >>

DeShields to start ahead of Hill
Cubs looking for relief
Cubs option Prior to Double-ABeing Sammy SosaBauman: Cubs have become contenders
Watson making his pitch
Batting Around with "soap star" Ron Mahay
Kid K impressing many
No second shots, no second thoughts for DeShields
Moises Alou to make first spring start Monday
Gordon to miss three months
Girardi at the helm a likely possibility
Flash Gordon is the Cubs closer
Sosa: "I'm in the house"
Lieber not taking it easy
Cubs off to the races with Alou
Cubs' Farnsworth a lean, mean pitching machine
How Cubs manager Don Baylor got his groove
Hundley puts nightmare season behind him
Santo back in Cubs' booth despite amputation
Cubs have questions heading into spring training
Cubs at a glance
Chicago's staff raises bar for 2002 campaign
Cubs Homepage >>

Brenly: D-Backs in solid shape
Three games in one day for D-Backs
Stottlemyre pitches in minor league gameGrace sees plenty of baseball in his futureSpivey opening eyes in camp
Randy Johnson wasn't trying to throw at Moyer
Colbrunn to undergo surgery
Stottlemyre looks good in spring outing
D-Backs Notebook: Durazo continues to produce
New look for Yount
Todd Stottlemyre back on the hillD-Backs back in saddle
D-Backs hitters get swings against pitchers
Jay Bell looks to reclaim second-base job
As champs reunite, will there be rest for Gonzo?
Diamondbacks at a glance
Arizona finds themselves in a new position
D-Backs Homepage >>

Batting Around with Terry Mulholland
Roberts does the little things right
Watson making his pitch
For Izturis, now is the time
Gagne makes his case
Butler back in Dodger blue
Jordan's baseball life begins anew in Dodger blue
Bauman: They should bottle Tracy's love of game
Big day for Dodger pitchers
Healthy Beltre poised for big season
Dodgers and Herges clear the air
Nomo doesn't mind spotlight on Ishii
Dodgers manager expects more from his leaders
Ishii begins adjustment period
Dodgers plan to up the ante
Brown gives Dodgers reason to smile
Fifty years of baseball at Vero's Holman Stadium
Dodgers at a glance
Los Angeles answer questions head on
Dodgers Homepage >>

Expos acquire Herges from Dodgers
TBrandon Phillips flashing star potential
Minaya reviews his first month with Montreal
Blum, Truby, assess their trade
Tucker takes the "long road"
Galarraga all smiles
Expos bring in a 'Big Cat'
Old faces, new places
Bauman: Not easy times for Cabrera
Oh captains, my captains
Bauman: Expos' Lloyd upbeat about 2002
Bauman: A new challenge for Frank Robinson
Expos GM happy with quickly assembled staff
Expos' Barrett optimistic about '02, despite questions
Expos at a glance
Expos Homepage >>

Hernandez named Opening Day starter
Shinjo back home in centerKent annoyed by media questioning
Pena has sights set on big leagues
Minor dilemma: Damon forcing the issue
Reggie Sanders: This Giants team is awesome
Schmidt misses his start
Ichiro and Shinjo make history
Baker still in Feliz's corner
Ortiz relieved he became a starter
Bell likes what he sees from Giants
Aurilia's ready for a repeat
Dusty Baker fields infield options
Santiago catches on again
Kent's 'full-tilt' for 2002
Shinjo makes his entrance
'The Year After' begins for Bonds
Which Giant will take the fifth?
Giants at a glance
San Francisco eyes big prize
Giants Homepage >>

Dempster welcomes lead roleRedmond adjusts to everyday role
Johnson's Opening Day status uncertain
Cast removed from Charles Johnson's thumb
Millar expects Marlins to start hitting
Marlins' offense still on ice
Young rotation familiar to Marlins' Torborg
Marlins management holds town hall meeting
A new source of power for Burnett
You are going to love Josh Beckett
Alfonseca looks good against Braves
Looper having success with new pitch
Charles Johnson out indefinitely
Bauman: C.J. glad he stayed put
Bauman: Torborg excited about Marlins
Marlins at a glance
Youthful pitching staff key to Florida's success
Marlins Homepage >>

Valentin learns utility role
Alfonzo appears ready to handle hot corner
Perspective name of game for Burnitz
A year makes a big difference for Trachsel
Al's well that ends well for Mets
Mets' Chen going the extra mile
Tarasco searching for a spot with Mets
Batting Around with Mo Vaughn
Taking the fifth?D'Amico exits early with wrist problems
Bauman: Alomar returns
Piazza should benefit from Vaughn's presence
Mets' Komiyama struggles in scrimmage
Leiter positive heading into contract year
Enthusiastic Sweeney knows his role with Mets
Mets brass hail Heilman's progress
Mets' Payton has fight on his hands
Mets' Vaughn ready to sweat
Piazza still the Mets' main man
Estes welcomes change of scenery
Mets at a glance
Mets' offense fine, but can rotation stay healthy?
Mets Homepage >>

Bochy likes what he sees as Padres leave PeoriaHubbard looking good in Spring Training
Incaviglia making things interestingKlesko, Jones suspended for brawlsNevin finds his power after painNevin finds his power after painWorking the heavy bag
Notebook: Burroughs a hit thus far
Jarvis has a prescription for pitching
Tomko ready to shine for Padres
Vazquez ready to be Padres' shortstop
Gant, Padres a comfortable fit
Nevin ready to face new challenge
Setup role is just fine with Reed
Hoffman assumes leadership role
Padres at a glance
San Diego hopes shuffle pays off
Burroughs ready for spring challengePadres Homepage >>

Batting Around with Phillies CF Doug Glanville
Phillies' Wolf to miss final spring start
Myers unbowed by demotion
Terry Adams is on a mission
Three-way battle for Phillies fifth starter
Lieberthal happy to be back in action
Person named Phillies' Opening Day starter
Myers overcomes nerves, impresses
This Brett is a maverick on the mound
Camp Notes: Windswept Phillies amused
Schmidt defends Rolen in first day as instructor
Abreu signs $64 million contract extension
Phillies, Rolen debate formula for success
Phillies at a glance
Phils do some tweaking as division rivals make a splash
Phillies Homepage >>

Hermansen relaxed, ready to compete
Wilson just happy to help the team
Rapp upset about lack of opportunity
Pokey and Junior dissolve controversy
Kip Wells: Spring Training diary
Giles potential finally on display
Bucs hope Williams builds on solid rookie season
Alvarez making the most of his opportunity
Wilson hopes bat catches up with glove
Reese boosts Bucs' infield defense
Kip Wells finally feels like a Pirate
First Person: Kip Wells
Hermansen hopes to hang around
Pirates at a glance
Bucs look for depth from non-roster invitees
Pirates Homepage >>

Reds enamored with Encarnacion
Introducing Jose Rijo, reliever
Dunn thrives on expectations
Case not closed: Graves may become starter
Pokey and Junior dissolve controversy
Larkin will take some time off
Intensity is Brady Clark's middle name
Reds rotation candidates emerging
Right field still a mystery • Boone's impact transcends statistics • Reds rotation still unsettled • Larkin sharp as Reds roll over Sox
Graves still the Reds' closer ... for now
Reds at a glance
Starting rotation is Reds' top priority for 2002
Reds Homepage >>

Helton leads with his batThomson having productive spring
Catching dilemma results in Eusebio's release
Encarnacion thankful for opportunity
Hampton close to finding some answers
White attempts to join elite Colorado club
Walker thinking about the Rockies, futured
Paniagua seeks to be well-grounded
Stottlemyre sharp against Giants
Batting Around with Todd Helton
Neagle and his train whistle, in his own words
Elarton not concerned about 'dead arm'
Jones leads rebuilt Rockies bullpen
Little making most of small opportunity
Rockies' Ortiz ready to perform
Mercker gets an opportunity with Rockies
Bell welcomes pitchers and catchers
Rockies at a glance
Despite rebuilding, Colorado plans on contending
Rockies Homepage >>