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MLB alumni engage kids at Arizona clinic
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About 100 children learned the fundamentals of baseball from a group of former Major League players who volunteered their time and expertise at a Legends for Youth clinic in Tempe, Ariz.

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Maddon confident in young Cubs' camaraderie
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Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Kyle Schwarber all experienced brief struggles during their rookie seasons last year — and overcame them. Manager Joe Maddon feels the young Cubs will definitely benefit from that experience heading into their sophomore seasons in the big leagues.

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Matheny recaps spring, looks toward season
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As he opened his fifth Spring Training as Cardinals manager, Mike Matheny spoke of sprinkling in more competition, fostering fun and adjusting the workload of some as part of the team’s preparation for the season ahead.

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Counsell talks CF, Opening Day in Q&A
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The Brewers began Spring Training with an open competition for center field and ended it that way, too. “I think we’ll go into the season without a complete answer to the question,” manager Craig Counsell said.

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Fredi encouraged ahead of Braves' opener
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Coming off a tough season that was marred by Freddie Freeman’s wrist injury and the lack of bullpen depth that existed after the All-Star break, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is looking forward to the chance to start anew this year.

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Girardi discusses key to 2016 season in Q&A
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With a full spring to evaluate his roster, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he likes the depth of his team going into the 2016 season, and he believes the key to the season will be keeping Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner on the field.

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Danks upbeat following solid final tuneup
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John Danks spoke for more than himself when assessing the past month and a half of Spring Training work following a 10-2 White Sox victory over the Padres on Saturday afternoon at Petco Park. The win left the South Siders with a final exhibition mark of 17-13-1.

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White Sox wrap spring with big inning vs. Padres
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The Padres and White Sox wrapped up their exhibition slate Saturday afternoon at Petco Park with a 10-2 Chicago victory. Avisail Garcia sparked the come-from-behind win with his fifth homer of the spring and the team’s 51st — the most in the Majors.

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Eibner, Colon, Coleman strong at plate vs. D-backs
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Chris Owings’ three-run homer in the seventh inning proved to be the difference as the D-backs beat the Royals, 4-2, on Saturday afternoon at Chase Field in the final exhibition game for both teams.

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Busby breaks down Rangers' pitching staff for 2016
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Steve Busby begins his fourth season as the Rangers lead television broadcaster and sat down with MLB.com to discuss the upcoming season.

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The Braves have now cut their two highest paid players
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The Atlanta Braves came into spring training knowing they’d have to make some difficult roster decisions. They probably didn’t anticipate parting with their two most expensive players though, but that’s exactly how things played out. [Sign up for Fantasy Baseball | Play for $40K | Expert rankings | Mock draft ]  On Thursday, the team released veteran outfielder Nick Swisher and his […]

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Spring Headlines: A.J. Pollock hopes to return this season
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The Arizona Diamondbacks suffered a terrible blow on Friday when All-Star outfielder A.J. Pollock fractured his right elbow sliding into home plate. It was actually Pollock’s first game back after a three-week absence to deal with soreness in the same elbow. Apparently, it just wasn’t strong enough to hold up, and now Arizona is without […]

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