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The Cubs’ projected starting five will make their first Cactus League starts next week, and Jon Lester appears to be lined up to start Opening Day.
After not getting any defensive opportunities in his three-inning debut Friday, newly converted Mariners center fielder Dee Gordon was tested early and often at his new position in Saturday’s 5-3 loss to the White Sox.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball coach Todd Fitz-Gerald and his sons were guests of the Houston Astros for their spring opener against the Washington Nationals on Friday as Major League Baseball honored victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida
White Sox rookie Jake Burger said it happened when he was playing third base in the bottom of the fifth inning Friday, as Logan Forsythe and Enrique Hernandez were batting for the Dodgers.
Let the competition begin. Ian Happ was the Cubs’ leadoff man Friday in the Cactus League opener and is one of at least four players who will be tested there this spring.
In the second inning of Friday’s 6-4 loss to the Reds, during his first at-bat as a member of the Tribe, Yonder Alonso crushed the first pitch he saw from Cincinnati starter Sal Romano to deep right field.
Matt Kemp made a triumphant return in Dodger blue on Friday, going 2-for-2 with a three-run home run in the Dodgers’ Cactus League opener — a 13-5 victory over the White Sox.
Early returns on Ryan Braun’s work at first base have been positive, said Brewers manager Craig Counsell, who plans to give Braun a few more practice days before slotting him into a Cactus League game next week.
While manager Scott Servais said most of his regulars will be eased into game action over the next few days, Dee Gordon will make his Mariners debut in Friday’s Cactus League opener against the Padres.
The Blue Jays will officially open their Grapefruit League season on Friday afternoon, when right-hander Joe Biagini takes the mound against Philadelphia. Biagini will spend most of Spring Training working as a starter, but he’s not currently in the mix for a spot in the rotation. Barring injuries, Toronto is expected to open the year […]