3/21/2012 | Padres' Stauffer a big hit on the mound, and at bat
Tim Stauffer continued to tune up for what could be an Opening Day start, throwing six scoreless innings and driving home two runs in the Padres' win over the Dodgers on Wednesday.
3/21/2012 | Pill's three-run blast turns tide in Giants' win
Brett Pill launched a game-changing home run off Indians starter Kevin Slowey, sending the Giants to a 5-3 victory over the Tribe on Wednesday.
3/21/2012 | Twins' Hendriks battling for spot that may not exist
It might seem tough to compete for a rotation spot that might not be there, but that's precisely the challenge facing Twins right-handed pitching prospect Liam Hendriks this spring.
3/21/2012 | D-backs' Hudson dominant against Crew
Daniel Hudson set the tone on Wednesday in a 0-0 tie against the Brewers, permitting just two hits over five scoreless innings while fanning four.
3/21/2012 | Hanson strengthens Braves' faith in rotation
Results might not always be indicative of performance during Spring Training. But with Jair Jurrjens struggling to create confidence and Tim Hudson sidelined for at least another month, the Braves were certainly happy to see Tommy Hanson move closer to normalcy with four solid innings in Wednesday's 3-2, 10-inning win over the Nationals.
3/21/2012 | Award shows impact of urban academies
The Urban Youth Academies are working in more ways than one, quickly becoming an important part of their communities and inspiring growth from within. And for Jimmie Lee Solomon, Major League Baseball's executive vice president of baseball development, it's just the beginning.
3/21/2012 | Britton receives platelet rich plasma therapy
Zach Britton underwent platelet rich plasma therapy on Wednesday in hopes of healing his left shoulder.
3/21/2012 | Felix hit hard in final spring tuneup
Mariners ace Felix Hernandez gave up eight runs, seven earned, on 10 hits over five innings during his final spring outing, as the Mariners dropped a 13-8 decision to the White Sox on Wednesday.
3/21/2012 | In midst of race, Hughes focused on himself
Phil Hughes has spent enough time on big league mounds to understand that it's impossible to pitch while looking over his shoulder, and so the Yankees right-hander certainly isn't paying any mind to Andy Pettitte's approaching footsteps.
3/21/2012 | Tigers lefty prospect Oliver 'out of rhythm'
Andy Oliver is too young to be outrunning a reputation. He's also trying to show he's not too young to hold down a spot on a team expected to win. That's the balance he's trying to strike as he tries to become the Tigers' No. 5 starter.
3/21/2012 | Yanks' starters making Girardi's decision tough
Joe Girardi might have a few more gray hairs by the time his rotation is settled, but the Yankees manager considers that a welcome problem.
3/21/2012 | Pomeranz hurls four frames in Minors game
Rockies left-hander Drew Pomeranz climbed back on track for the regular season by throwing 66 pitches over four innings of a Triple-A game against the Angels on Wednesday, which was an off-day for the big league club.
3/21/2012 | Correia builds case for Opening Day start
Kevin Correia's opening act will depend on the number of starting pitchers the Pirates will enlist for the off-days dotted dawn of the season. Whenever it comes, Correia is gearing up for that first start.
3/21/2012 | Vogelsong eager to get back into routine
A day after facing hitters in batting practice, Ryan Vogelsong felt good about his outing and looked forward to his Cactus League debut this weekend as he works to make the Opening Day roster as a member of the Giants' rotation.
3/21/2012 | Marcum on track after logging first spring action
Shaun Marcum was encouraged by a two-inning start in Minor League camp on Wednesday, and the right-hander declared he'd be ready to begin the season in Milwaukee's starting rotation.
3/21/2012 | Hot-hitting Cain belts homer in Royals' win
Lorenzo Cain, who's been leading all Major League hitters in Spring Training, belted a home run and kept his average at .500, as the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics, 8-3, on Wednesday at Surprise Stadium.
3/21/2012 | Video promos trumpet upcoming season
Opening Day is almost here, with the March 28-29 Japan Opening Series between the Mariners and A's, followed by the April 4 Opening Night game featuring the Cardinals at the Marlins, and Major League Baseball has unveiled the first video spots in a campaign to set the mood.
3/21/2012 | Melvin pleased with A's days in Cactus sun
Manager Bob Melvin has been around plenty of spring camps in his tenures as a player, scout and coach, but he believes the first he endured with his A's club has to rank near the top.
3/21/2012 | Perez on pace for Tribe's opener after live BP
Chris Perez, working his way back from a strained left oblique, threw a live batting-practice session on Wednesday with authority and has put himself on a great pace to be ready in time for the start of the regular season.
3/21/2012 | Nats' Storen OK after strep throat, soreness
Nationals closer Drew Storen said he is feeling much better after a bout with strep throat. He also said that he had normal pitching soreness that is not considered serious.
3/21/2012 | Dodgers to play charity to benefit Tucson victims
Former No. 1 pick Zach Lee will lead a host of big-name Dodgers traveling to Tucson on Friday to face the White Sox in the annual charity benefit for the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation.
3/21/2012 | Richards making case for Halos' rotation
The Angels had an off-day on Wednesday, but the fifth-starter competition went on, with right-hander Garrett Richards getting another start, while the idle Jerome Williams watched another day go by without presenting his case.
3/21/2012 | Strasburg's mates support Opening Day choice
Talk to Stephen Strasburg's teammates and they will tell you the Nationals right-hander deserves to be the Opening Day starter. Strasburg will be on the mound April 5 to face the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
3/21/2012 | Tribe's Brantley shut down for three to five days
The Indians are already short one center fielder as Opening Day approaches. Cleveland is now doing everything it can to ensure that its replacement, Michael Brantley, is healthy and ready for the start of the season.
3/21/2012 | Bauman: D-backs embrace 'underdog' status
The D-backs are defending National League West champs, and they got better over the winter, but manager Kirk Gibson still considers the club an underdog.
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