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  1. LSU spring opening: 5 things we learned

    Gary Laney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU coach Les Miles took the podium for his pre-spring practice news conference Wednesday with a red left eye he said was the result of a case of pink eye. It looked, however, like it might have been something else, like a symb...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  2. Uribe connects off Kershaw

    Mark Saxon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Clayton Kershaw got through one of his least-favorite spring training rituals Saturday morning. He threw batting practice to Dodgers hitters. One of those hitters, Juan Uribe, swung at a hanging slider and sent it over the left-...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
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  4. 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
  5. Alex Rodriguez of New York Yankees practices at first base

    Wallace Matthews

    Alex Rodriguez of New York Yankees practices at first base.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2015
  6. Cubs notes: Bryant bombs away, Alcantara to play all over

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant started slow but finished with a bang in his first live batting practice of spring training. Facing righty Neil Ramirez and then lefty Joseph Ortiz, Bryant missed four straight pitches before going dee...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  7. Maddon's humor on display with TV talk

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- New Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon doesn't watch film of his team's spring practices at night nor is he pouring over video of bullpen sessions. Instead, he unwinds by watching reruns of one of his favorite television shows, "The Offic...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  8. Alex Rodriguez of New York Yankees cheered by fans at public work...

    Wallace Matthews

    In his first appearance in a New York Yankees uniform in 17 months, Alex Rodriguez was cheered when he stepped out onto the field with his teammates and he was cheered again when he came out of the dugout for batting practice about an hour later.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2015
  9. Santiago Casilla of San Francisco Giants hit on shin during batti...

    San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla was hit on his left shin by a batted ball and left for X-rays during a spring training workout Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2015
  10. Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish faces hitters for first time sin...

    Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish faced hitters for the first time since last August, throwing 30 pitches against teammates during batting practice Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2015
  11. Manny Machado of Baltimore Orioles ready for spring training afte...

    Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado says his surgically repaired knee is OK and that he's ready for spring training.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2015
  12. Meet soon-to-debut Rafael Montero

    Adam Rubin

    NEW YORK -- While watching right-hander Rafael Montero throw live batting practice during spring training, Dan Warthen uttered two words to the bullpen catcher standing next to him. "[Expletive] smooth!" the pitching coach excitedly said. Warth...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  13. MRI on troublesome calf of outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury negative, Y...

    Wallace Matthews

    Jacoby Ellsbury spends afternoon in local hospital in an MRI tube having his troublesome right calf examined.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2014
  14. Arrieta faces hitters for first time

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs starter Jake Arrieta finally faced hitters this spring, throwing against Cubs teammates on Sunday morning. He threw 41 warmup pitches and 24 batting practice pitches and came out of the session pleased with his progress. ...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  15. Baez likely to see time at 2B, 3B soon

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs top prospect Javier Baez is closer to playing second or third base in a spring game after several days of morning practice at those positions. Expect him to start at second before long. "We're going to make sure whe...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  16. Tex on BP breakdown: 'That's it?'

    Andrew Marchand

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Mark Teixeira looked and sounded agitated that he got to see only five pitches Wednesday in his second live batting practice session of the spring. "That's it?" an incredulous Teixeira said from the Steinbrenner Field batter's box a...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  17. Javier Baez creates buzz with long HRs

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. - Chicago Cubs top prospect Javier Baez has a reputation for prodigious home runs - both in games and during batting practice. On Friday at spring training he put on another show by hitting several balls over the fence, including one t...

    Blog | February 22, 2014