When spring training began for the Atlanta Braves, one of the National League's best teams looked poised to return to the postseason and chase a World Series title. Within weeks, however, that dream was nearly dashed due to injuries within the starting rotation. Enter Ervin Santana, who should turn out to be a season-saving acquisition. Show More Summary
By its very definition, spring training is going to be filled with ups and downs for each major-league player, because they are all training to get their bodies back in playing shape and working on different things when they step onShow More Summary
Spring training is a time of optimism and excitement as hope springs eternal. The San Francisco Giants are off to a good start in Scottsdale, Ariz., and their starting rotation has been outstanding. Including split squad games, the Giants have a record of 9-5. Show More Summary
The St. Louis Cardinals came to spring training with a core unit of proven veterans at almost every position. The young prospects for the team seem to be proving their abilities for minor league assignments more than they seem to beShow More Summary
We are roughly two weeks into spring training games being played, and while it is wise not to put too much stock into a hot or cold preseason, the statistics are there to be analyzed nonetheless. For hitters, it's a matter of working...Show More Summary
Juan Lagares is battling Eric Young Jr. for the third spot in the New York Mets outfield. Opening Day is three weeks away, and manager Terry Collins is not sure which outfielder he wants in the everyday lineup. Lagares has vast range in center field and a cannon of an arm. Show More Summary
Last week in this space my message was that the negative perception of the Phillies by the team's fans and the Philadelphia media probably was overblown. In the past week, the Phillies have done everything in their power to prove that...Show More Summary
With the second week of spring training wrapping up, the final roster for the Toronto Blue Jays has started to shape up. Compared to last season, when training camp was abuzz with the hype of the team’s offseason moves and most of the...Show More Summary
It wasn’t a big deal, at first. As The Jewish Week reporter Steve Lipman notes as part of a rare interview with Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax at the Doders’ spring training facility in Arizona, when the athlete turned down Game One...Show More Summary
The Baltimore Orioles are already 12 games deep into Grapefruit League competition, and players who are either fighting for a starting spot or who are hoping just to break camp with the club are trying their best to impress manager Buck...Show More Summary
The 2014 fantasy baseball season is here, as spring training continues and we get ever so closer to Opening Day. As fantasy drafts approach, it's important to know crucial players to grab in late rounds of drafts. After all, the first...Show More Summary
As the New York Mets near the midway point of spring training, it's crunch time for certain players vying for a spot on the team's Opening Day roster. This is their time to impress. This is their time to shine. Before it's too late. Let's...Show More Summary
Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander returned from the first major injury of his professional career Tuesday, allowing just one hit over 3.2 innings in the team's 3-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Initially expected to go just three innings—standard for a first spring start—Verlander looked to already be rounding into form. Show More Summary
Jon Niese, recovering from shoulder discomfort, threw 50 pitches in his first start of spring training, and he wasn’t at all concerned about giving up four runs in two innings.
Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each had RBI doubles for the Los Angeles Angels, but the Robinson Cano continued his torrid spring training in the Seattle Mariners' 10-6 win Tuesday.
Cleveland's Justin Masterson threw four no-hit innings and Lonnie Chisenhall hit his first home run of spring training in the Indians' 7-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
When a baseball flies your way and you're holding a stroller, do you let your kid, or the baseball, roll away? A fan at the Mets-Marlins spring training game faced this choice Monday. The alleged Mets backer made the wrong decision. The baseball gods exacted punishment, before his wife did, by moving the ball away from him. Show More Summary
Going... Going... Going... (screengrab via SNY) Okay, so this baseball fan absentmindedly did let his son careen down a steep hill in a wagon cart while he ran off to try to grab a foul ball at a Mets-Marlins pre-season game at Tradition Field down in Port St. Show More Summary
John Lackey gave up three runs over 2 2-3 innings in his first spring training start for the Boston Red Sox, a 5-4 split-squad loss to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is a wealthy man, one who could conceivably pay a $200 fine in more than mere pocket change. But after being ejected from a spring training game in 2011 — and then incurring a fine for not leaving the bench — Washington reportedly paid his debt with a big box loaded with 20,000 pennies. Show More Summary