3/28/2015 | Mariners prospect Sanchez dies in Venezuela
Victor Sanchez, one of the Mariners' top pitching prospects, has died in Venezuela from head injuries sustained in a boating accident in his home country in February.
3/28/2015 | Pederson keeps striving to impress as decision looms
Manager Don Mattingly won't say what he's thinking. Joc Pederson, meanwhile, keeps saying all the right things when pressed about his aspirations to be on the team and in the lineup when the season starts after his 30/30 season at Triple-A last year.
3/28/2015 | International Prospect Series exceeds expectations
A team of international prospects, made up of players from the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Panama, Brazil and Curacao, were defeated by South Caldwell, 8-1, in the first game of the International Prospect Series. They defeated Providence, 6-5, in their second game.
3/28/2015 | Mariners looking like the team to beat in the AL
Word of advice to serious sports fans: Book your October hotel rooms in Seattle early. Space can get tight out there, and you don't want to get caught off guard.
3/28/2015 | Richards enthused after successful Minor League start
Saturday marked Garrett Richards' second Minor League outing of the spring, plus an intrasquad game, as he comes back from last year's season-ending knee surgery. He has yet to allow a run in his three outings, spanning 12 innings.
3/28/2015 | Hoes headed for X-rays after hit-by-pitch
Astros outfielder L.J. Hoes had his right hand and wrist wrapped after being struck by pitch thrown by Marlins reliever Aaron Crow in the eighth inning of Saturday's 1-1 tie at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/28/2015 | Price: Chapman may be asked to get more than three outs
Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has demonstrated effective pitching throughout the spring, but Saturday's outing was about as smooth as it could have been.
3/28/2015 | Sources: Mets, Duda discussing long-term contract extension
The Mets and Lucas Duda are discussing a long-term contract extension, according to two sources familiar with the negotiations, which would keep the first baseman in Flushing well into his 30s. The Mets have not publicly acknowledged the negotiations, and GM Sandy Alderson declined comment on Saturday afternoon.
3/28/2015 | QB Wilson's Spring Training visit comes with deep ball
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson went deep again on Saturday. This time he wasn't throwing a bomb to Doug Baldwin, but taking Rangers third-base coach Tony Beasley over the left-field fence in batting practice.
3/28/2015 | Feeling left arm fatigue, Garcia unlikely for Opening Day
Just as the Cardinals began to allow themselves to get excited about what a healthy Jaime Garcia could add to their rotation, the lefty suffered another medical setback that will almost certainly preclude him from making the Opening Day roster.
3/28/2015 | Brewers believe in contender status for 2015
Which Milwaukee team in 2014 was the real deal; the long-term contender or the club that faded down the stretch? The organization analyzed the season and came to the conclusion that the real Brewers were the 150-days-in-first bunch.
3/28/2015 | San Clemente claims NHSI championship
After winning its first three games of the 2015 USA Baseball National High School Invitational, San Clemente defeated College Park High School (Pleasant Hill, Calif.), 8-3, in Saturday's championship game.
3/28/2015 | Trout robs home run, goes deep himself
Angels center fielder Mike Trout added to his highlight reel Saturday afternoon at Tempe Diablo Stadium, robbing the Dodgers' Alex Guerrero of a home run.
3/28/2015 | Mauer's first spring homer backs solid Santana outing
Ervin Santana tossed six strong innings and Joe Mauer added a two-run home run to lead the Twins to a 7-1 win over the Twins on Saturday.
3/28/2015 | Rios feels sky-high about 2015 Royals
In the company of one of the liveliest bands of players in baseball, Alex Rios is reinvigorated. The American League champion Royals are taking the graceful, athletic right fielder back to his youth following a dark, injury-derailed season in Texas.
3/28/2015 | Soler could be Maddon's man in 2-spot
Right fielder Jorge Soler doesn't fit the typical No. 2-hitter mold, but manager Joe Maddon said the young slugger could be an outside-the-box candidate to fill the role.
3/28/2015 | 'A good first step': Swisher tests legs in Minor League game
Indians veteran Nick Swisher took another step forward in his comeback from double-knee surgery, increasing the intensity of his running in a Minor League game on Friday.
3/28/2015 | Viola III trying to break into Majors as knuckleballer
Frank Viola III, a 29th-round selection of the White Sox in the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, looked as if he had left baseball behind following the '10 season spent in the Independent League. But Viola hopes to use a new knuckleball to make a comeback.
3/28/2015 | Drew, A-Rod go yard as Baker struggles vs. O's
Alejandro De Aza hit a three-run homer to back Tyler Wilson's impressive start as the Orioles defeated the Yankees, 10-2, on Saturday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
3/28/2015 | CarGo not concerned about left knee day after exit
Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez said the left knee soreness that forced him from Friday night's game was from fatigue. He doesn't anticipate any lasting issues.
3/28/2015 | Yost: Cain sacrifices power for all-around game
Last season unquestionably was a breakthrough season for Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain, who hit .301. But the Royals still don't know what Cain's ceiling is, especially in terms of his power.
3/28/2015 | deGrom gets better of Strasburg, with help from long ball
Jacob deGrom kept thriving, David Wright and Curtis Granderson kept mashing and everything continued going swimmingly for the Mets on Saturday in a 10-2 win over the Nationals.
3/28/2015 | Gore suffers broken jaw in Minor League game
Terrance Gore, the Royals' speedster outfielder who became a baserunning weapon for the Royals last September and October, suffered a fractured jaw when he was hit by a pitch in a Minor League game Friday, according to manager Ned Yost.
3/28/2015 | Gregorius to take time off with wrist sprain
The Yankees are hopeful that rest will help Didi Gregorius' sprained left wrist after the shortstop was injured diving for a second-inning ground ball Saturday against the Orioles.
3/28/2015 | Ohlendorf shut down due to mild groin strain
Rangers pitcher Ross Ohlendorf has had an impressive Spring Training, but his chances of being on the Opening Day roster have been scuttled because of a mild strain of his right groin muscle.
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