In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.
Outfielders Ryan Braun of Milwaukee, Giancarlo Stanton of Miami and Adam Jones of Baltimore and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey headline the United States' provisional roster for the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is out of the starting lineup against the Chicago Cubs because of lower back spasms.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster's 33-inning scoreless streak ended when he allowed three runs in the first inning against the Cardinals.
Eric Karabell recaps the first night of action following the All-Star break, highlighted by the return of Carlos Beltran, Jason Heyward and Manny Ramirez.
News and notes from around spring training.