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  1. 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
  2. Spring Training Day 8: Washout

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- A rainy day in Tampa drove the Yankees underground this morning, leaving their clubhouse virtually empty as all the position players headed for the indoor batting cage, which is off limits to the media. They started floating in around ...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  3. Ronald Belisario of Tampa Bay Rays fractured left shoulder gettin...

    Jayson Stark

    Tampa Bay Rays reliever Ronald Belisario, who will miss the start of the season with a fractured left shoulder which he suffered getting out of a swimming pool.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2015
  4. MLB considering playing future spring training games in Cuba

    Major League Baseball is considering playing future spring training games in Cuba.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2015
  5. 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
  6. Showalter brings the noise to O's practice

    Jayson Stark

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The seats were empty. The scoreboard was turned off. And the clock said it wasn't even time for lunch. So only in the ever-churning mind of Buck Showalter could it feel like October. Or, to be slightly more precise, sound like O...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  7. Aramis Ramirez of Milwaukee Brewers says this 'probably' is final...

    It's never easy for a baseball player to leave his family for six weeks of spring training, no matter how nice the weather is in Arizona.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2015
  8. Weeks, Van Slyke team up at Mariners camp

    Jerry Crasnick

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- When Rickie Weeks signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Seattle Mariners in mid-February, it came with a side order of reality. Robinson Cano is typically good for 160 games a year at second base, so Weeks can't expect to r...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  9. Cubs Notes: Will Ross catch Lester?

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- After hearing Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon talk after workouts on Friday, it sounds like he's indeed leaning toward having newcomer David Ross behind the plate whenever ace lefty Jon Lester is on the mound, though the final decision...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  10. Notebook: Brendan's back. Again.

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- It was about this time last spring that Brendan Ryan felt a twinge in his neck that was expected to set him back for a couple days. He wound up not playing until May 7 with what was termed a cervical spine injury. Brendan R...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  11. Big ticket: White Sox report brisk sales

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Chicago White Sox are poised to end an eight-season attendance slide as individual-game ticket sales were brisk Friday, the first day they were made available to the public. The White Sox announced the club has sold 50 perce...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  12. 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
  13. No surprise as Ventura confirms trio

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- For those who still had any doubt, Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed the order at the top of the rotation, saying Chris Sale will be his staff ace, followed by Jeff Samardzija and Jose Quintana. That comes as no ...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  14. Closer David Robertson to keep low profile

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- If fans, or Chicago White Sox opponents want to see how new closer David Robertson is pitching in advance of Opening Day, then don't blink. Robertson isn't expected to get a ton of opportunities in Cactus League games, based par...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  15. Versatility trumps power for Sox's bench

    Doug Padilla

    GLENDALE , Ariz. -- If the decision is between a bench player who can play multiple positions or a reserve who can can potentially hit one deep late in games, Chicago White Sox manager Robin Venture will take the former. A projection of the Chicag...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  16. Atlanta Braves OF Melvin Upton to miss rest of spring with foot i...

    Atlanta Braves outfielder Melvin Upton is expected to miss the rest of spring training because of inflammation in his left foot.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2015