3/16/2013 | Reds should stay the course with Chapman's move
If the original idea to put Aroldis Chapman in the Reds' starting rotation was legitimate -- and it was -- it's still a good idea. Maybe the Reds will find out he's more effective in the bullpen, but that's not something that can be answered in Spring Training.
3/16/2013 | Hart backs off aggressive return estimate
Brewers first baseman Corey Hart struck a more conservative tone Saturday, one week into the latest phase of his rehabilitation from right knee surgery.
3/16/2013 | Davis slugs way into Brewers' roster talks
In his first spring on the Brewers' 40-man roster, Khris Davis reported to Maryvale Baseball Park with little chance for a spot on the Opening Day roster. That has changed, manager Ron Roenicke said Saturday, after Davis hit two more home runs and drove in five runs in a 9-9 tie with the Reds.
3/16/2013 | Braun, Lucroy heading back to Brewers
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is as patriotic an American as they come, but he was not exactly devastated to see Team USA eliminated from the World Baseball Classic on Friday.
3/16/2013 | Rogers upbeat after throwing live BP
The smile returned to Brewers right-hander Mark Rogers' face Saturday, and he said the life on his fastball had returned, too, in a round of live batting practice against Minor Leaguers at Maryvale Baseball Park.
3/16/2013 | Away at Classic, Burgos optioned to Triple-A
Right-hander Hiram Burgos was busy with Puerto Rico's advancing entry in the World Baseball Classic when the Brewers optioned him to Triple-A Nashville on Saturday.
3/16/2013 | Georgia youth center renamed for Jackie Robinson
The Boys & Girls Club in Cairo, Ga., was renamed in honor of Jackie Robinson on Saturday, coinciding with the groundbreaking of a renovated baseball field.
3/16/2013 | Weaver chalks up rough start to 'dead arm' phase
For most starting pitchers, that mysterious "dead arm" phase usually rears its ugly head at some point in spring. And for Angels ace Jered Weaver, it basically happens every March.
3/16/2013 | Conger's throwing woes have club looking for backup
The Angels, looking to potentially upgrade their depth behind the plate, are in search of a veteran backup catcher, an industry source confirmed to MLB.com on Saturday. Hank Conger came in as the favorite to win the role and has hit well, but has had throwing issues.
3/16/2013 | Reliever Cabrera impressing Halos in Classic outings
Fernando Cabrera was basically an unknown at Angels camp, spending only a few weeks with his new team and giving up four runs in three appearances before leaving for the World Baseball Classic. But while pitching for Puerto Rico, Angels coaches have begun taking notice.
3/16/2013 | Maholm extends scoreless streak to 14 2/3 innings
Count Braves left-hander Paul Maholm among the many Major Leaguers who would not object to the regular season starting this upcoming week. Maholm extended his recent success by allowing just two singles over six scoreless innings in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Yankees at Champion Stadium.
3/16/2013 | Prospect Graham reassigned to Minors camp
J.R. Graham made one last solid impression by tossing two scoreless innings in Saturday night's 4-0 win over the Yankees at Champion Stadium. After the game, the Braves reassigned the highly regarded pitching prospect to Minor League camp.
3/16/2013 | Votto feels 'much better' after day of rest
Reds manager Dusty Baker usually gives key players an unscheduled off-day each Spring Training, and Joey Votto really needed the one he received Friday.
3/16/2013 | Reds will ease Phillips back into spring action
Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has been given some extra time before returning to camp. Phillips was part of Team USA, which was eliminated in the second round of the World Baseball Classic by Puerto Rico on Friday night.
3/16/2013 | Allen's work pays off with spot in Tribe bullpen
Given Cody Allen's swift rise to the big leagues, it seemed fitting that the Indians decided not to wait until the end of camp to hand him a bullpen spot. Manager Terry Francona gave Allen the good news last week.
3/16/2013 | Dice-K's setback complicates rotation decision
As the Indians enter the home stretch of their spring slate, the team is beginning to run out of innings for their rotation candidates. Under the circumstances, Cleveland might soon start whittling down the competition.
3/16/2013 | Disappointed Pestano returns from Classic
Indians setup man Vinnie Pestano wanted nothing more than to help Team USA win the World Baseball Classic this spring. The pitcher is instead heading back to Cleveland's camp with a bitter taste in his mouth.
3/16/2013 | Baker interested in managing USA someday
Tommy Lasorda, Davey Johnson and Joe Torre have all had turns managing the American squad in the World Baseball Classic. One of these days, Reds manager Dusty Baker would like a shot.
3/16/2013 | Reds send down five from big league camp
The Reds announced five more cuts to the spring roster Saturday morning, which dropped the total to 39 players.
3/16/2013 | After shaky first inning, 'angry' Blackley settles down
Not once has Travis Blackley broke camp on a big league roster. On Saturday, the A's lefty made strides to potentially make that happen.
3/16/2013 | Anderson feels good after five pain-free innings
The A's can let go of any worry tied to lefty Brett Anderson, who got in five innings in a Minor League game on Saturday just six days after suffering a minor neck injury.
3/16/2013 | Young Ramirez making his pitch for rotation
Erasmo Ramirez knows the competition for spots in the Mariners' rotation is heated this spring, but the 22-year-old from Nicaragua is doing his best to make that decision more difficult for manager Eric Wedge and his staff. Ramirez worked his way in and out of trouble for six innings on Saturday, picking up the victory in a 5-2 decision over the Rockies.
3/16/2013 | Sale in line to steer White Sox on right course
There are no sure things in baseball, but White Sox left-hander Chris Sale is moving in that direction.
3/16/2013 | Ventura officially anoints Sale Opening Day starter
White Sox manager Robin Ventura made it official on Saturday, naming left-hander Chris Sale as his Opening Day starter. Then Ventura watched said Opening Day starter get knocked around in five innings by the Oakland A's at Camelback Ranch.
3/16/2013 | Phelps showcases his 'best stuff of the spring'
David Phelps, who is vying for the fifth spot in the Yankees' starting rotation, felt he had his "best stuff of the spring" Saturday, even if he wasn't totally pleased with the results.
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