3/25/2013 | Brewers trade Asencio, option Gindl to Minors
A Minor Leaguer was traded and an outfield prospect sent down to the Minors amid a flurry of Brewers roster moves late Monday.
3/25/2013 | First-pitch strikes crucial for McPherson
For four innings Monday night, Kyle McPherson had a pretty good hold on a berth in the Pirates' starting rotation. Then the righty lost his grip, and the makeup of that rotation remained a mystery wrapped in suspense.
3/25/2013 | Dunstons Sr., Jr. enjoy Cactus League reunion
It was Family Day for the Dunstons at HoHoKam Stadium on Monday. Shawon Dunston Sr., an instructor on the Giants staff, was sitting with the San Francisco coaches. His son, Shawon Jr., an 11th-round pick by the Cubs, who were his dad's first pro team, entered the game in the sixth.
3/25/2013 | Astros launch 'Gear Up' application for sweepstakes
The Astros on Monday announced the launch of "Gear Up with the Houston Astros" application, available on Astros.com and Facebook.com.
3/25/2013 | Dream come true for Barnes to make 25-man roster
The news he had made the Opening Day roster was nothing short of a dream come true for Astros outfielder Brandon Barnes, a true grinder who nearly considered giving up baseball on more than one occasion.
3/25/2013 | Sandoval's ailing elbow getting better
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that Pablo Sandoval could resume playing light catch in "a couple of days" after the third baseman showed improvement with his injured right elbow.
3/25/2013 | Crain positive after return to game action
White Sox reliever Jesse Crain allowed three earned runs on three hits over two-thirds of an inning during the Angels' 11-5 victory on Monday. But being that it was Crain's first Cactus League appearance since Feb. 25 and his sore right adductor muscle came through the 25-pitch outing without a hitch, it was actually a positive.
3/25/2013 | Lefty Veal doesn't shy away from 'specialist' label
White Sox left-handed reliever Donnie Veal had great success against lefties last season, including Detroit's Prince Fielder, and he doesn't mind being labeled a "lefty specialist."
3/25/2013 | Sale proud of alma mater FGCU's uprising
White Sox left-hander Chris Sale is proud of Florida Gulf Coast University's surprising march to the Sweet 16.
3/25/2013 | Felix, Iwakuma, Saunders to start first three games
Manager Eric Wedge on Monday confirmed the top three pitchers in his rotation to start the season, but the battle for the fourth and fifth spots will continue through the final days of Spring Training after another strong outing by Brandon Maurer.
3/25/2013 | Noonan inching closer to earning roster spot
Nick Noonan strengthened his bid for the remaining utility infielder's spot on the Giants' Opening Day roster with a strong overall effort Monday.
3/25/2013 | Vogelsong accomplishes goal against Cubs
Ryan Vogelsong arrived at HoHoKam Stadium intent on being in the same physical condition upon leaving it. With the Giants slated to open the regular season at Los Angeles next Monday, Vogelsong felt wary about the risks of participating in a meaningless Cactus League game.
3/25/2013 | Lefty specialist Stetter vying for spot
Left-hander Mitch Stetter is battling David Carpenter and Garrett Richards for one of the two remaining open spots in the Angels' bullpen.
3/25/2013 | Maturing prospect Skole looking to make 2013 count
Former No. 1 Draft pick Jake Skole has been knocked around in the Rangers farm system, and his focus is on getting back on track in 2013 after losing much of last season to suspension.
3/25/2013 | Billingsley is optimistic he will start April 2
Chad Billingsley said he was optimistic about starting the second game of the year for the Dodgers after throwing what he called a "normal" bullpen session on Monday, including seven curveballs.
3/25/2013 | Forsythe, Quentin to play Tuesday against Giants
Padres manager Bud Black said Monday Logan Forsythe and left fielder Carlos Quentin (sore right knee) will play in Tuesday's game against the Giants at Scottsdale Stadium.
3/25/2013 | Haren set to pitch against Marlins on Tuesday
Nationals right-hander Dan Haren will pitch against the Marlins in Jupiter, Fla., on Tuesday afternoon. Haren had the choice to pitch in a Minor League game at the team's complex, but he felt he would be motivated by pitching against the Marlins. Haren then decided to spend the night in Jupiter on Monday in order to be ready to play the next day.
3/25/2013 | Reporter Akra leaves MASN for MLB Network
Kristina Akra, who served as a sideline reporter covering the Washington Nationals for MASN in 2012, joined MLB Network on Monday.
3/25/2013 | Garcia to see Nationals team doctors in DC
Right-hander Christian Garcia, who will start the season on the disabled list because of a right forearm tendon injury, will travel with the Nationals back to Washington to see the team's doctors.
3/25/2013 | Hellickson gearing up to go deep into games
Jeremy Hellickson pitched seven innings against the Yankees Sunday afternoon in Tampa, something that Rays manager Joe Maddon hopes happens on a regular basis this season.
3/25/2013 | Closer Rodney ready for start of season
Fernando Rodney is scheduled to pitch an inning on Wednesday, and another on Saturday, and that will be it for the Rays closer before the team opens the season April 2 in a late-afternoon contest against the Orioles at Tropicana Field.
3/25/2013 | Gomes pitching well, should be factor this season
Brandon Gomes has been impressive all spring, posting a 1-0 record with a 2.00 ERA in eight games.
3/25/2013 | Top prospect Miller wins Cardinals' fifth-starter job
The Cardinals named Shelby Miller their fifth starter Monday after the right-hander turned in a solid outing in a 4-3 win against the Twins.
3/25/2013 | A healthy Janssen gives Toronto a shot in the arm
After a busy and productive offseason, the Blue Jays' bullpen is the lone question mark heading into the season. A healthy Casey Janssen closing could solve that problem.
3/25/2013 | Prospect Bogaerts reassigned to Minor League camp
Shortstop Xander Bogaerts, who many consider to be the top prospect in the Red Sox's farm system, was reassigned to Minor League camp following Monday's 12-9 loss to the Orioles.
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