4/4/2012 | Parrino, Owings, Hermida make Padres' roster
The Padres finalized their Opening Day roster on Tuesday night, well before the 2 p.m. PT Wednesday deadline. The Padres held multiple meetings to decide the final roster spots.
4/4/2012 | O's Matusz looks ready for '12 after final tuneup
Manny Machado had a two-run double and Brian Matusz fired four scoreless innings but Baltimore fell to Triple-A Norfolk, 6-4, on Wednesday afternoon.
4/4/2012 | Cave Dwellers light up Empire State Building
The MLB Fan Cave Dwellers joined up with MLB Network personalities Sean Casey, Al Leiter and Kevin Millar on Wednesday to turn the Empire State Building's lights red, white and blue in celebration of America's game before the Cardinals played the Marlins on Opening Night.
4/4/2012 | Marlins dedicate 2012 season to fans
Before the festivities and ballgame got under way on Wednesday night, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria made a declaration. The 2012 season, the franchise's first at Marlins Park, is being dedicated to the fans of Miami and South Florida.
4/4/2012 | Manuel keeping Phillies' lineup hidden
Charlie Manuel declined to announce his Opening Day lineup before Wednesday evening's workout at PNC Park, where the Phillies play the Pirates on Thursday afternoon to begin the 2012 season.
4/4/2012 | Alvarez must show he can produce for Pirates
Pirates fans are most fascinated by Pedro Alvarez, who is unquestionably the most polarizing athlete in Pittsburgh.
4/4/2012 | Noesi closes M's Cactus League season in style
Seattle starter Hector Noesi allowed one run and seven hits in seven innings, and left fielder Chone Figgins had two triples and three RBIs as the Mariners defeated the Rockies 7-2 in the final game of Spring Training.
4/4/2012 | Selig visits veterans during Miami trip
As part of his trip to South Florida for the opening of Marlins Park, Commissioner Bud Selig visited with patients at the Miami VA Healthcare System.
4/4/2012 | Mets place Beato, Carrasco on DL
The Mets made a few last-minute housekeeping moves on Wednesday in advance of Thursday's regular-season opener, placing two pitchers on the disabled list and purchasing the contracts of two players from Triple-A Buffalo. Pedro Beato and D.J. Carrasco will begin the season on the DL due to injuries suffered toward the end of Spring Training.
4/4/2012 | Marcum works pitch count up, feels good
Shaun Marcum left Wednesday's Cactus League finale ready for more after allowing five runs in 4 1/3 innings against the D-backs.
4/4/2012 | Hoyer: LaHair 'optimistic' about Opening Day
Bryan LaHair has waited a long time to be on a Major League team's Opening Day roster, but his status for Thursday's Cubs season opener is questionable because of back problems.
4/4/2012 | Bauman: Selig deems Marlins Park 'phenomenal'
Commissioner Bud Selig said on Wednesday that the new Marlins Park is a "phenomenal" facility that will ensure the foreseeable baseball future for both this franchise and this area.
4/4/2012 | Hanley has mixed results early in move to third
Hanley Ramirez's transition from shortstop to third base remains a work in progress.
4/4/2012 | Angels set Opening Day roster
The Angels set their Opening Day roster on Wednesday, electing to go with the more-versatile Alexi Amarista over the more-tenured Jorge Cantu.
4/4/2012 | O's Duquette non-commital about Ward's future
Brian Ward, a catcher at the Class A level, was suspended for 50 games after violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. It was the second violation for a drug of abuse for Ward, who will begin serving his suspension effective immediately. Dan Duquette, Orioles vice president for baseball operations, was non-committal about Ward's future.
4/4/2012 | Nats' Lannan acknowledges request to be traded
A day after being optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, Nationals left-hander John Lannan sent an email to local reporters Wednesday evening and acknowledged that he requested to be traded.
4/4/2012 | Darvish ready to add to Rangers' rotation
Yu Darvish's latest venue for his post-outing press conference was outdoors at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark. He sat in a tree-shaded terrace normally used as a picnic area for fans located behind the two-story beachhouse-style suites down the left-field line.
4/4/2012 | Building stamina, Zito faces Minor Leaguers
Tweaking his pitching delivery yet again, Giants left-hander Barry Zito worked six innings Wednesday against a collection of Minor Leaguers to build stamina for his scheduled start Monday at Colorado.
4/4/2012 | Reds sold on potential rewards of Votto deal
When a small-market club like the Reds signs Joey Votto to a 10-year, $225 million contract extension, as it did on Wednesday, there is one burning question that has to be asked.
4/4/2012 | Phillips on agenda with Votto contract done
Now that Joey Votto and the Reds have signed a 10-year contract extension worth a whopping $225 million, is there any money left to sign one of the other big players on the team -- Brandon Phillips?
4/4/2012 | Fans savor local flavor at Marlins Park
A new Miami sound machine rocked the stadium on Wednesday night in South Florida. The locals enjoyed the familiar flavor, and the visitors had a chance to experience a taste of Miami.
4/4/2012 | Marlins can't extend party, drop home opener
As much as Wednesday night represented a new beginning for the Miami Marlins, the game itself belonged to St. Louis right-hander Kyle Lohse, who flirted with making history of his own.
4/4/2012 | Tulowitzki returns to lineup Wednesday
Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was back in the Rockies' lineup Wednesday, three days after being hit on the left elbow by a pitch from former teammate Ubaldo Jimemez of the Indians.
4/4/2012 | Jimenez surprised by suspension from MLB
On Wednesday, Ubaldo Jimenez said he was surprised by the punishment he received from Major League Baseball for hitting Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki with a pitch.
4/4/2012 | Indians hope Sizemore can return in June
On Wednesday, Cleveland placed Grady Sizemore on the 60-day disabled list, which officially takes him out of the fold until at least June 3.
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