3/27/2013 | Profar ready to see regular duty at Triple-A
When Rangers infielder Leury Garcia was told he was on the Opening Day roster, Jurickson Profar was among the first to congratulate him. He did so even though Profar was the one who was told he was being sent to Triple-A Round Rock.
3/27/2013 | Yankees pluck righty Demel off waiver wire
The Yankees on Wednesday claimed right-handed pitcher Sam Demel off waivers from the Astros and designated fellow righty Danny Otero for assignment.
3/27/2013 | Nolasco gears up for opener in Minors scrimmage
As a final tuneup for his Opening Day assignment, Ricky Nolasco took the mound on Wednesday afternoon on a back field at the Roger Dean Stadium complex.
3/27/2013 | Batters must adapt to analysis used against them
Analyzing the opponent is nothing new for baseball. What is new is the incredible volume of information for that analysis.
3/27/2013 | All systems go for Hamels after final spring tuneup
Cole Hamels appears ready to face the Braves on Opening Day.
3/27/2013 | Left-hander Happ strong in final spring tuneup
Toronto defeated Tampa Bay, 6-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park, thanks in large part to Colby Rasmus' grand slam in the eighth off right-hander Kirby Yates.
3/27/2013 | Angels looking for Lowe to help solidify bullpen
In an attempt to bolster their bullpen, the Angels signed right-hander Mark Lowe to a Minor League contract on Wednesday. Manager Mike Scioscia believes Lowe still has quality stuff in his arsenal.
3/27/2013 | Hughes will open Yanks' season on disabled list
Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list so he can continue pitching in extended spring training games, according to manager Joe Girardi.
3/27/2013 | Velocity final piece of Peavy's comeback
Along with feeling great throughout his Cactus League work, White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy has noticed a slight uptick in velocity.
3/27/2013 | Phils back sharp Hamels in win over Tigers
Justin Verlander and Cole Hamels engaged in the kind of pitching duel, albeit a brief one, that one would expect from them in their separate games on Opening Day. The Phillies, however, emerged with a 4-1 win Wednesday at Joker Marchant Stadium.
3/27/2013 | Making Braves' roster has special meaning for Schafer
When the Braves host the Phillies in Monday's Opening Day matchup at Turner Field, Jordan Schafer will be on the bench with the satisfaction of knowing he has made his way back to the Major League level with his original organization.
3/27/2013 | Ellsbury, Victorino get day off to rest up
With Opening Day getting close, the Red Sox gave outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Shane Victorino precautionary days of rest on Wednesday to heal bumps and bruises.
3/27/2013 | Papi takes BP, but still not running bases
The fact that David Ortiz hit on the field with the regulars during batting practice on Wednesday was a good sign that he is starting to feel better.
3/27/2013 | Opening Day roster coming into focus
The paring of the roster continued for the Red Sox on Wednesday morning, with catcher Ryan Lavarnway getting optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket and pitchers Jose De La Torre and Anthony Carter being reassigned to Minor League camp.
3/27/2013 | McCarver says 2013 will be his last season on FOX
The upcoming season will be the last for baseball analyst Tim McCarver, who announced on Wednesday he will step away from the FOX broadcasting booth following this season.
3/27/2013 | Top prospect Buxton makes spring debut
Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton, who was the No. 2 overall pick in last year's First-Year Player Draft, made his Grapefruit League on Wednesday against the Pirates.
3/27/2013 | White Sox walk off with win in desert finale
Angel Sanchez hit a two-run homer in the eighth and the White Sox walked off with a 5-4 win in the ninth to close out their 2013 Cactus League slate on Wednesday. Reliever Jesse Crain was not sharp, allowing two runs in his only inning of work.
3/27/2013 | After twists and turns, Kelly makes Opening Day roster
Don Kelly found out Wednesday morning that he had made the Tigers' Opening Day roster.
3/27/2013 | Tigers option outfielder Berry to Triple-A Toledo
It was a tough Wednesday morning for speedy Tigers outfielder Quintin Berry, who was optioned to Triple-A Toledo.
3/27/2013 | Decision on Rondon looming after rough outing
Manager Jim Leyland said the Tigers are still evaluating Bruce Rondon after the reliever struggled on Wednesday against the Phillies.
3/27/2013 | Upbeat Castillo keeps Cubs pitchers calm, confident
New Cubs starting catcher Welington Castillo is a pretty upbeat guy, as anyone who approaches home plate is likely to find out. Castillo tries to establish a rapport with the home-plate umpire and gain his confidence and trust. Though Castillo doesn't make much conversation with batters, he'll often extend a friendly greeting.
3/27/2013 | Dirks plays outfield in Minor League game
Though Andy Dirks has played in only one Grapefruit League game over the past week, the Tigers don't appear overly concerned that the outfielder's right knee injury is serious.
3/27/2013 | Romero's time to alter mechanics came and went
The Blue Jays didn't attempt to alter Ricky Romero's mechanics on the mound until this spring, but in reality it's an idea that had been floated around since last season.
3/27/2013 | Harper rests thumb, expects to return soon
Bryce Harper got the day off Wednesday to rest his sore left thumb, but he hopes to play in the Nationals' exhibition game Friday in Washington, if not sooner.
3/27/2013 | Bats back Garcia's splendid spring finish
Facing a Nationals club that did not feature a player on Washington's 40-man roster, the Cardinals cruised to a 10-1 win on Wednesday in what was Jaime Garcia's final tuneup before he makes his season debut against the D-backs next week.
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