Last Build Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:08:06 EDT
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:45:21 EDTWelcome to one of the real cool days of a new baseball season. This one reminds us how quickly things are moving toward an Opening Day less than six weeks away.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:45:49 EDTMLB.com earlier profiled five breakout hitters from 2016 and examined their chances of sustaining that improvement this coming season. Now, it's time to switch the focus to five starting pitchers who will face a similar challenge in '17.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:46:01 EDTMLB.TV is back and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games & the World Baseball Classic without blackouts in the U.S. -- on more than 400 devices.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:46:13 EDTDodgers Nation breathed another sigh of relief Monday when Clayton Kershaw threw to hitters for the first time this spring and afterward said he felt fine.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:50:55 EDTGiovanni Soto threw to Geovany Soto in White Sox BP
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:51:29 EDTLagares snaps a photo with Cespedes' latest crazy car
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:46:27 EDTReady to see your favorite squad back in action? Come out to see live Grapefruit and Cactus League action this spring.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:46:39 EDTMarcus Stroman -- now two years removed from surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee -- indicated after Monday's workout that he believes the best is yet to come.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:46:51 EDTYou'll receive better seats and lower prices than fans who buy game by game. Tickets for the first, second and Championship Rounds are on sale now.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:47:18 EDTThe Red Sox who stepped in against Chris Sale for Monday's live batting practice session got a glimpse of what American League East hitters are going to have to deal with regularly this season. The most apt word? Nasty.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:47:30 EDTWorrying over a pitcher's velocity -- or lack thereof -- in Spring Training is now an annual tradition, but the data supports a cause for concern.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:47:41 EDTFrom baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:47:54 EDTDexter Fowler said on Monday that he stands by the statement he made to ESPN.com two days ago in which he discussed the effect on his family of President Donald Trump's executive order limiting travel to and from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:41:04 EDTPrince Fielder previews new show 'Fielder's Choice'
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:48:07 EDTAfter successful Tommy John surgery, Yu Darvish is back in All-Star form. In his first appearance on the mound this spring, he broke Hanser Alberto's bat.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:48:20 EDTCheck out MLB Pipeline's newly updated list of the Top 100 Prospects in the game.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:23:32 EDTGates Brown once hit with hot dogs in his shirt
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:08:09 EDTBaltimore and veteran outfielder Michael Bourn have agreed to a one-year deal with an invite to Spring Training; the deal will be worth $2 million if Bourn makes the Major League club.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:57:37 EDTAstros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. took the opportunity to get some new gloves for the start of Spring Training to pay tribute to his close friend, Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who was killed in a boating accident last year.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:08:07 EDTA position with few elite fantasy options not long ago, shortstop has been rejuvenated by a deluge of talented youngsters.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:09:42 EDTMallex Smith could be latest player to wear No. 0
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:16:42 EDTThe Cubs and the city of Mesa will host a championship rally on Friday from noon to 4 p.m. MT/11 a.m-3 p.m. CT at Sloan Park, one day before the defending World Series champs open Cactus League play.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:33:55 EDTAndrew Miller took the mound on Field 1 at Cleveland's spring complex, where Brandon Guyer was one of three hitters to face the relief ace in his first live batting practice workout of the year.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:51:17 EDTCameron Maybin will be adjusting to more than just a new team this spring. Maybin, who was acquired from the Tigers in exchange for Minor League right-hander Victor Alcantara over the offseason, has spent most of his career as a center fielder but will now be charged with filling the Angels' void in left field.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:15:39 EDTHe was named Indiana high school player of the year and won the Golden Spikes Award in 2014 as the top amateur player in the country. He led all the Minor Leagues in home runs, RBIs and OPS in 2015 en route to being named the Astros' Minor League Player of the Year.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:39:49 EDTThere was still some thunder lingering in Arizona, and it came from Field No. 1 behind the main stadium. Josh Hamilton, who missed last season because of left knee surgery, was taking batting practice.
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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:29:44 EDTThe Dodgers' latest Cuban talent is 28-year-old infielder Jose Miguel Fernandez, who is among the non-roster invitees that will participate in Tuesday's first full-squad workout.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:52:52 EDTJorge De La Rosa was signed by the Diamondbacks in 1998, but has never pitched for Arizona. He's hoping this year he will take the mound for the D-backs.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:12:29 EDTIt was an exciting day at Angels camp for right-hander Andrew Bailey, who received his new gloves for the season on Glove Day from Wilson Sporting Goods representatives on Monday morning at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:56:42 EDTFor most of his career, DJ LeMahieu has been underrated, however the second baseman keeps collecting hardware and impressing the competition.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:24:31 EDTPaul Clemens will get the first chance to state his case in the Padres' wide-open race for starting rotation spots.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:04:17 EDTThe Yankees believe that Alex Rodriguez has a wealth of information to pass on to their young players, and that can begin on Tuesday, when he'll put the pinstripes back on as one of the team's special guest instructors.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:56:16 EDTJoe Jimenez has been waiting to face Major League competition since last summer. The Tigers' closer of the future's first look Monday included Victor Martinez, who made his big league debut in 2002 -- when Jimenez was seven years old.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:00:00 EDTD-backs managing general partner Ken Kendrick and team president/CEO Derrick Hall met with the media Friday just before the team's first full-squad workout of the spring and covered a variety of topics.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:18:29 EDTA week has gone by since pitchers and catchers reported to Giants camp and there's still no sign of right-hander Johnny Cueto.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:28:16 EDTGreg Bird isn't concerned about an upcoming battle for playing time with Chris Carter. After missing all of last season while recovering from right labrum surgery, the Yankees first baseman just wants to prove that his swing is back to normal.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:13:59 EDTBuck O'Neil took an important step with the Cubs in 1962, when he was named to the team's coaching staff and became the Major Leagues' first black coach.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:41:40 EDTOn Monday, the Dodgers announced the signing of former Gold Glove outfielder Franklin Gutierrez to a one-year contract.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:36:50 EDTJavier Baez has a new glove, designed specifically for the World Baseball Classic in Puerto Rico's colors of red, white and blue. Cubs manager Joe Maddon probably wouldn't be surprised to see some chrome on it, too.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:25:16 EDTIn a normal offseason, slick-fielding shortstop prospect Dixon Machado would have come into Spring Training in game shape following winter ball in Venezuela. This winter, for the first time, he stayed away. The situation in his home country is too dangerous, his worries for his family too great. Even for players who aren't superstars, it's a risk.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:30:55 EDTNolan Arenado,one of the game's best players, is ready to take it a step further against National League West pitchers.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:35:27 EDTNon-roster invitee Joe Nathan is hoping to make a second comeback late in his career following Tommy John surgery. He did it once before, and the 42-year-old right-hander, a 16-year veteran, hopes to pitch at least another season, which would make the Nationals his sixth Major League club.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:56:30 EDTBen Zobrist acknowledges the incredible effect that the Cubs' championship had on its fans, and after an offseason of celebration, he wants to help deliver another title.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:22:30 EDTFor two Red Sox starting pitchers coming off injuries and hoping to win spots in the rotation, Monday was a good day. Side by side, Steven Wright and Drew Pomeranz threw off the mound for the first time this spring. And they both did so with no pain.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:46:58 EDTHere's everything you need to know about Mets camp on Monday.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:43:16 EDTFirst baseman Eric Hosmer is one of several Royals who could become a free-agent after the 2017 season. And while Hosmer has indicated he is curious about testing the free-agent waters, he doesn't want to be misunderstood: He has interest in a long-term deal with the Royals.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:37:33 EDTEarly on Monday morning, Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud was fighting a smirk as he talked to the media.