RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson couldn’t figure out who in the world was calling him at 6:15 Thursday morning. “I’m on my way to work and get this call,” he said. “I see it’s from Arlington, Texas. I think, ‘Who’s calling me?’ “I pick up and it’s Jon Daniels, the GM for the Rangers. He told me they drafted me. I had no idea I was even eligible for that.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero could work out at the Dodgers’ spring-training facility in Arizona next month to prepare for spring training, his agent said Wednesday.
You can hear the whipping of the bat through the air from the on-deck circle, the crunching of the cleats in the dirt. You can see the beards on their faces and hear the words from their mouths, whether it?s a player, coach, or umpire. Show More Summary
As a boy I never kept watch for the first robin. My eye was out for the first newspaper articles from the small Florida towns where the major league baseball teams went for spring training. Bradenton! Lakeland! Clearwater! Vero Beach! "Come on down" those places called to me, and I vowed that some day I would.- William Zinsser
The World Series is over, and it's a long three months before Spring Training begins. What's a baseball fan to do until then? Well, if you're an Android user, you could pick up Franchise MVP, a new game released by none other than Major League Baseball. Show More Summary
It was reported earlier by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that the Cubs have agreed to send cash to the Royals in return for catcher George Kottaras. The 30-year-old will reportedly battle for the backup catcher job in spring training, according to MLB Trade Rumors. While it's an under-the-radar trade, landing Kottaras does have upside for the Cubs. Show More Summary
Everyone's favorite villain is headed back to the cage next spring... but can he still be a contender? If it was up to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Michael Bisping, he would be fighting a top 185-pound contenderShow More Summary
Traveling from Colorado Springs to Denver International Airport would take about 55 minutes on a high-speed train burning along at about 220 miles per hour.
The New York Mets signed first baseman Brandon Allen on Tuesday to a minor league contract with an invite to attend spring training. Odds are he isn ’t going to turn the Mets' franchise around with his play on the field. However, relative...Show More Summary
The New York Yankees are looking to spend big this offseason, and that means there will likely be at least one big-time contract handed out by general manager Brian Cashman by the time spring training rolls around. The Bombers have a ton of holes to fill if they hope to contend in 2014. Show More Summary
J. P. Small Memorial Stadium is the last remaining historic stadium in Jacksonville. The historic African American community that emerged in and around the property became known as Durkeeville. Originally used for spring training byShow More Summary
Free agency officially kicks off on November 5, so on the eve of the MLB offseason officially starting, let's dive into what each team needs to do between now and spring training in order to have a successful offseason. Whether it'sShow More Summary
Unlike scrapbooking, genealogy, homebrewing, model trains, or cosplay, gardening brings with it an inseparable relationship to time and season. During the late fall and early spring—whenever those may fall for you—we are most at the mercy of that relationship. And for some gardeners, the interventions of the twice-yearly time changes are irksome and unnecessary complications. [...]
Miguel Cabrera fought through the last month of the season and then the playoffs while dealing with an amorphously defined injury. The Tigers variously called it a hip, groin and abdomen issue during the season, then Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski...Show More Summary
Jim Leyland is retiring today, which means that now is as good a time as ever to look back at one of our favorite moments from his coaching career. Here he is at the Pittsburgh Pirates' spring training facility in 1991, chewing out Barry Bonds for who knows what reason. Enjoy the glorious torrent of f-bombs. Read more...
After months of spring training, 162 regular season games and the gauntlet of the postseason, two teams stand above the sport, ready to square off for a World Series title on Wednesday night at Fenway Park. St. Louis vs. Boston. ForShow More Summary
Revisiting one writer's spring training experience with Whitey Herzog.
As the Atlanta Braves enter their offseason, question marks surround an area of the roster known for stability and dominance over the years: starting pitching. When spring training opens up in February of 2014, Mike Minor (25), Julio Teheran (22) and Kris Medlen (27) will headline a young rotation for the defending National League East champions. Show More Summary
For many winter-sport athletes, whose events require snow, ice and other seasonal conditions, spring and summer training demands a little...creativity.
Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper will look very different in the 2014 MLB season, as he apparently wants to get "as big as a house." According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Harper won't even watch the 2013 MLB postseason,...Show More Summary