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  1. Monday takeaways: Spring opener on deck

    David Dorsey, Special to ESPNBoston.com

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- More than a month remains before the Boston Red Sox open the regular season against the Philadelphia Phillies, but it seemed more like a matter of days given the line of questions and activity at Fenway South on Monday. Pitcher...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  2. Zack Wheeler not a fan of shifts

    Adam Rubin

    Zack Wheeler #45 SP New York Mets 2014 STATS GM32 W11 L11 BB79 K187 ERA3.54 PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Sandy Alderson mentioned over the weekend at the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference that one of his pitchers became so upset by hits through ...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  3. Notes: Yankees taking it slow with Beltran

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Yankees played a simulated game against a mechanical pitcher on Monday, a diversion that Joe Girardi characterized as mostly an exercise in baserunning and defense. "The focus was a two-edged sword, in a sense," he said. "We wan...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  4. Studying the leadoff hitters: NL

    David Schoenfield

    On Friday, we looked at the state of leadoff hitters in the American League. Now let's move to the National League. Last season, the average OBP for leadoff hitters was .326, a tick above the overall MLB average for non-pitchers of .318. Still, only ...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
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  6. Clayton Kershaw to start Opening Day for Los Angeles Dodgers

    Mark Saxon

    Here's how the conversation about Opening Day goes when you have a pitcher of Clayton Kershaw's accomplishments. The Dodgers -- and everyone in baseball -- knew Kershaw would be scheduled to pitch that game before anyone even arrived at Camelback Ranch.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2015
  7. Mets set pitchers for Tuesday intrasquad

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Here's the pitching list for Tuesday's noon intrasquad game: Team Blue Jonathon Niese Rafael Montero Sean Gilmartin Carlos Torres Vic Black Team Orange Zack Wheeler Jenrry Mejia Buddy Carlyle Jeurys Familia...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
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  9. Yu Darvish of Texas Rangers impressive in intrasquad scrimmage

    Jerry Crasnick

    Yu Darvish dazzled his teammates with a scoreless inning in a Texas Rangers intrasquad game Sunday, then showed off his improved command of the English language.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2015
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  11. Podcast: Montero tells it like it is

    ESPNChicago.com

    Cubs catcher Miguel Montero talks with ESPNChicago's Jesse Rogers about his trade from the Arizona Diamondbacks and why pitchers hear the hard truth from him sometimes. Click here for more audio from ESPN Chicago....

    Blog | March 01, 2015
  12. Garrett Richards of Los Angeles Angels won't be ready by Opening ...

    Garrett Richards is expected to begin pitcher fielding drills in about a week as he makes progress from August knee surgery, and the club remains hopeful he could be pitching in games two to three weeks into the regular season.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2015
  13. Los Angeles Dodgers sign Mike Adams to minor-league deal

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers continued to stockpile high-upside pitchers with lengthy injury histories, adding reliever Mike Adams on a minor-league deal Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2015
  14. Spring notebook: Rain sets Yankees back

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The first rainout of the season came early this year, with all outdoor workouts cancelled due to a heavy downpour, and all pitchers who had been scheduled to throw live batting practice, including Michael Pineda, set down for the day. ...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  15. Switch-pitcher Venditte the talk of A's camp

    Jerry Crasnick

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Oakland Athletics have a smorgasbord of intriguing pitching stories in spring training. While Barry Zito is trying to return from a year's hiatus at age 36, the boyish-looking Sonny Gray is blossoming into an ace before their very ...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  16. Jon Lester isn't playing games

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- There's one notion that keeps coming to mind whenever Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester talks or someone talks about him: This is one serious man. Or at least he's serious about winning baseball games. He may or may not be a ball-of-l...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  17. Dodgers set spring rotation

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers open their Cactus League schedule Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. Erik Bedard, who is trying to revive his career in camp on a minor-league deal, will be the starting pitcher. Cla...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  18. Lester takes mound, cameras start clicking

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Most of the time, live batting practice sessions in spring training aren't as exciting as you might think. It's the first time batters and pitchers are facing each other since last season, so sometimes there's little contact or action....

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  19. Rangers sign Odor, Profar to one-year deals

    ESPNDallas.com

    The Texas Rangers announced Friday that 16 players have agreed to terms on one-year contracts for the 2015 season. The 16 players are pitchers Lisalverto Bonilla, Alexander Claudio, Jon Edwards, Jerad Eickhoff, Spencer Patton, Anthony Ranuado an...

    Blog | February 27, 2015