2/22/2013 | White Sox land Gillaspie in trade with Giants
The White Sox added a left-handed hitter and a third baseman on Friday in acquiring Conor Gillaspie from the Giants in exchange for Minor League right-hander Jeff Soptic.
2/22/2013 | White Sox outfield future blindingly bright
Courtney Hawkins, Chicago's top pick in the 2012 Draft, is just one member of a quartet of talented outfielders -- and friends -- who share the goal of reaching the bigs.
2/22/2013 | Kimbrel, Hudson escape tough jams in opener
Tim Hudson and Craig Kimbrel got out of the first three innings without a scratch and paved the way for a Braves no-hitter through seven, but they needed to get out of some tough spots to do so.
2/22/2013 | Stewart to undergo precautionary MRI on quad
The highlight for most of the fans at the Cubs' intrasquad game on Thursday was seeing Jorge Soler hit a home run. For Ian Stewart, it was just getting a hit. But Stewart's mood quickly changed as he rounded first base.
2/22/2013 | Singleton apologetic, ready to move forward
Jonathan Singleton, the top prospect in the Astros system, apologized to the organization, his teammates and his family Friday morning in his first public comments since he was suspended 50 games for a second failed drug test.
2/22/2013 | Hudson, Braves confident in 'overlooked' rotation
When it comes to the Braves, much of the focus has been on the new acquisitions in the lineup, as well as the high expectations of the experienced bullpen. However, general manager Frank Wren and ace Tim Hudson believe the rotation is flying "under the radar," and could be a force throughout the season.
2/22/2013 | Norris sets goals that go beyond the box score
Derek Norris is done trying to control the uncontrollable. That's not what this list is for. It's just a big piece of paper the A's catcher pinned to his wall in the same room of the house he grew up in with his older brother and parents in Goddard, Kan.
2/22/2013 | Hechavarria looking to make a name for himself
If you're expecting Adeiny Hechavarria to be the next Jose Reyes, you might be disappointed. All the 23-year-old -- who doesn't speak English -- is striving to become is the best player he can be. Based on pure talent, he has a chance to eventually make a name for himself.
2/22/2013 | Rizzo pleased to add depth in form of Young
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said the signing of right-hander Chris Young to a Minor League contract on Thursday was made with the intent of adding pitching depth.
2/22/2013 | Prospect Gausman impresses Showalter
Kevin Gausman retired all four batters he faced in an inning of intrasquad action Thursday at Ed Smith Stadium, and he continues to impress in his first Major League Spring Training.
2/22/2013 | Santana may not be ready for start of season
Citing an "overall conditioning issue," the Mets have pushed left-hander Johan Santana's throwing schedule back more than a week, potentially affecting his status for Opening Day.
2/22/2013 | Pirates, Marauders to play at renovated McKechnie
Now in season No. 90, McKechnie Field underwent $10 million in offseason renovations that included the addition of outfielder bleachers and a boardwalk.
2/22/2013 | For '90s Braves, one (title) is a very lonely number
Despite five guys worthy of having their numbers retired by the franchise while owning Cooperstown as their ultimate destiny -- manager Bobby Cox, pitchers Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz and Jones -- the 1990s Braves finished with just one world championship.
2/22/2013 | 'Next Knuckler' winner Booty off to D-backs camp
Former Major League infielder and Louisiana State quarterback Josh Booty was named the winner of "The Next Knuckler," MLB Network's first reality series competition, Thursday evening. The victory earns Booty a non-roster invitation to the Arizona Diamondbacks' Spring Training camp, to which he'll report Friday.
2/21/2013 | Valentine signs on as Sacred Heart's AD
Former big league manager Bobby Valentine, who was dismissed by the Red Sox after a disappointing 2012 season, has accepted the position of athletics director at Sacred Heart University, the Connecticut Post reported Thursday evening.
2/21/2013 | Final Classic rosters brimming with talent
Final rosters for all 16 teams competing in the upcoming World Baseball Classic were released late Thursday with a bevy of big-name Major Leaguers committing to the third edition of the international tournament.
2/21/2013 | Veras among four Astros on final Classic rosters
Astros closer Jose Veras has been added to the Dominican Republic's final roster for the World Baseball Classic, which was released on Thursday.
2/21/2013 | Stacked USA squad set for World Baseball Classic
Team USA announced its final roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic on Thursday and there were no last-minute surprises.
2/21/2013 | Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues spring into action
For the first time since San Francisco's Sergio Romo struck out Tigers Triple Crown-winner Miguel Cabrera to end the 2012 World Series, Major League Baseball games return on Friday.
2/21/2013 | Right-hander Peralta opening D-backs' eyes
When they selected Starling Peralta from the Cubs in the Rule 5 Draft in December, the D-backs knew they were getting a pretty good pitcher. After watching him throw a couple of live batting-practice sessions, the right-hander might be better than they thought.
2/21/2013 | Snow forces D-backs across town for workout
After a rare snowstorm blanketed Salt River Fields, the D-backs used the A's practice fields in Phoenix to get some work in.
2/21/2013 | Gardenhire in uncharted water as Twins eye rebound
Ron Gardenhire's 11-year tenure in Minnesota is nearly unprecendented in the modern era of big league baseball, thanks in part to eight winning seasons, but back-to-back last place finishes coupled with a contract that expires after 2013 has brought an uncommon air of uncertainty to Twins Spring Training.
2/21/2013 | Torres not resting in quest to stay speedy
Giants outfielder Andres Torres fully realizes that he needs his speed to stay productive. So he does everything he can to enhance his mobility.
2/21/2013 | Chapman decision looms large for Reds' rotation
The Cincinnati Reds have a good thing going. They want to get better. The question is how. And the debate has begun.
2/21/2013 | Ynoa all smiles as he arrives at big league camp
On Thursday, with his injury troubles behind him, A's righty Michael Ynoa finally made his first step into big league camp and exuded a child-like smile that for so long was hidden by frustration.
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