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  1. Dempster back in uniform

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Former Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster was putting on his uniform early Monday afternoon in the clubhouse at Fenway Park as he was preparing to receive his 2013 World Series ring. At the start of spring training, the veteran right-hand...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  2. Hendricks diary: 'Cubs and Roses' performs

    Kyle Hendricks

    Throughout spring training Cubs minor league pitcher of the year Kyle Hendricks will provide a player's diary of his first big league camp. At the beginning of camp Hendricks and other rookies were asked by manager Rick Renteria to perform a song in ...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  3. Axford's gold-medal moments

    Jerry Crasnick

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Cleveland Indians spent Friday morning doing drills and taking batting practice before knocking off early for a charity golf tournament in the afternoon. But for a few anxious moments in between, new closer John Axford's mind w...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  4. Tiger Woods playing his way into major championship shape -- golf...

    Bob Harig

    With Tiger's struggles to start the year, we are witnessing a "spring training" of sorts as he prepares for the majors season, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2014
  5. Cherington: 'Door will be open' for Ortiz

    ESPNBoston.com

    Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington on Thursday said the "door will be open" for contract talks between the club and designated hitter David Ortiz through the course of spring training and even into the season. The 38-year-old Ortiz, who...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  6. Director's Cut for Pat Jordan on Whitey Herzog

    Joan Niesen

    Revisiting one writer's spring training experience with Whitey Herzog.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2013
  7. Brett: 30 years later, 'Pine Tar Game' lives

    Matt Ehalt

    NEW YORK -- George Brett can't escape that infamous day. At the golf course, his partners always want to examine his golf club, just to check if he has any pine tar on it. During spring training, when he gives his annual speech to the Kansas City ...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  8. Suggested sports (and more) reading

    Jeff MacGregor

    Some seasonal reading recommendations for that slow ride in the club car from spring training up to Augusta.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  9. L.A. Angels and L.A. Dodgers prepare for season in spring trainin...

    Eddie Matz and Wendy Thurm

    In ESPN The Magazine's MLB Preview, Eddie Matz and Wendy Thurm spent spring training with the Angels and the Dodgers, two teams coming off very fortunate offseasons.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  10. How to make the World Baseball Classic even better

    Jim Caple

    At its best, the World Baseball Classic could grow into what the World Cup is for soccer. At its worst, the WBC still is better than spring training.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  11. Jose Bautista, Josh Johnson, Sergio Santos progressing well at To...

    Stephania Bell

    Stephania Bell reports from Toronto Blue Jays camp and discusses injuries with Jose Bautista, Josh Johnson, Sergio Santos, Jose Reyes and more.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2013
  12. Spring training packing with Dexter Fowler

    Anna K. Clemmons

    Major leaguers face a similar challenge each February: what to pack for spring training. For Rockies starting center fielder Dexter Fowler, deciding what to bring involved a several-year learning curve -- and some rookie mistakes. Fowler's first s...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  13. Royals offer new chapter for James Shields

    Jerry Crasnick

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- James Shields arrives in Kansas City with a well-deserved reputation as a leader, a dedicated teammate and a player who'll do whatever is necessary to earn his day's pay. As the Royals are discovering, that means more than just pit...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  14. Morning report: Tee times await Sox

    Gordon Edes

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Good morning from the Fort on what looks to be a perfect day for golf, which dovetails nicely with Sox plans for the afternoon. Friday's workout is expected to be a comparatively short one, as this is the day the team stages its a...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  15. Spring training: A grueling marathon

    David Schoenfield

    Spring training may seem like fun -- a little batting practice in the morning, baseball in the afternoon, golf after the game -- but it's not. As D.J. Gallo points out, these photos attest that spring training is really a six-week marathon of gruelin...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  16. Matt Harrison has a new book on his shelf

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. - Matt Harrison is reading again. In what has become an offseason tradition for the left-handed pitcher, he's added yet another motivational book to his library. But unlike last offseason, when he read books that dealt with the men...

    Blog | February 24, 2012