3/19/2013 | Tejada eyes coaching ranks when playing days are done
Miguel Tejada, a Kansas City Royals roster hopeful and the de facto captain of a Dominican Republic squad on the precipice of its first World Baseball Classic title, has the leadership ability and desire to coach of manage once his playing days are over.
3/19/2013 | Meulens makes most of opportunity as skipper
Throughout the run by the Dutch during the 2013 World Baseball Classic, San Francisco Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens bolstered his already impressive resume with his work managing the Kingdom of the Netherlands to its first semifinal appearance.
3/19/2013 | Birthday boy Rodney wraps up sixth save for DR
Fernando Rodney celebrated his 36th birthday on Monday night with his sixth save of the World Baseball Classic, authoring a perfect ninth inning in the Dominican Republic's 4-1 semifinal win over the Kingdom of the Netherlands in San Francisco.
3/19/2013 | Lowe not letting strong start veer focus
Derek Lowe just wants to earn a spot on the Rangers' pitching staff. After turning in an impressive three scoreless innings on Monday, he was reluctant to discuss the possibility of it being as a starter.
3/18/2013 | Kinsler goes 3-for-3 with first spring homer
Ian Kinsler led the assault against Royals pitcher Ervin Santana with three hits, including his first home run of the spring, in leading the Rangers to an 8-2 victory at Surprise Stadium on Monday night.
3/18/2013 | Volquez forgets past, finds redemption in DR win
After a rocky start, Edinson Volquez settled in on Monday night and gave the Dominican Republic what it needed: five strong innings in a 4-1 win over the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic semifinals.
3/18/2013 | Big names come up huge for Dominicans
Manager Tony Pena had all his firepower on display Monday, thanks to one big inning by the club's best-known players. A breakout fifth frame led to a 4-1 win over the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
3/18/2013 | Rangers' focus remains on the field
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, who recently assumed the role of team president previously held by CEO Nolan Ryan, doesn't think the restructuring of the Texas front office will have any impact on the players' focus leading up to Opening Day.
3/18/2013 | Choo continues to rest after back spasms
Reds center fielder and leadoff hitter Shin-Soo Choo still wasn't ready to return from back spasms on Monday. Chris Heisey started in his place vs. the Rockies.
3/18/2013 | Cuts leave Chen, Mendoza alone in rotation battle
The battle for the fifth spot in the Royals rotation was narrowed to two candidates on Monday -- left-hander Bruce Chen and right-hander Luis Mendoza -- when lefty Will Smith and righty Yordano Ventura were sent to the Minor Leagues.
3/18/2013 | This time, a Moises makes the catch
Dominican Republic left fielder Moises Sierra dove in the seats down the line at AT&T Park in a semifinal game of the World Baseball Classic to grab a pop fly hit by Andruw Jones.
3/18/2013 | Dutch solidify baseball presence with wild ride
A journey practically around the world and to the very pinnacle of the World Baseball Classic finally ended for the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Monday night, but not before the Dutch helped spread the word that baseball is indeed an international game.
3/18/2013 | The DR is in: Perfect Dominicans march to final
The Dominican Republic completed its steady march to the World Baseball Classic final with a comeback victory Monday night at AT&T Park, defeating the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 4-1, to advance to the championship game.
3/18/2013 | Meulens receiving praise for managerial duties
Major League coaches are of great value to their teams, but for the most part, they're out of the public eye.
3/18/2013 | Rockies name Chacin Opening Day starter
Rockies manager Walt Weiss announced Monday that Jhoulys Chacin will start on Opening Day, April 1 in Milwaukee. He also said veteran lefty Jeff Francis will start the homer opener on April 5 against the Padres.
3/18/2013 | Blanton stays on track with Minor League outing
On Monday, while most of his Angels teammates were off, Joe Blanton continued to be on, giving up just one run in 5 1/3 innings against Cubs Minor Leaguers in his third-to-last start of the spring.
3/18/2013 | Cano comes alive in Classic after playoff woes
Robinson Cano, who struggled mightily with the bat for the Yankees in the playoffs, doesn't necessarily believe the freedom and camaraderie he feels with his countrymen from the Dominican Republic is a major factor in his offensive eruption five months later.
3/18/2013 | Lindblom, Meek zeroing in on roles in bullpen
Veteran relievers Josh Lindblom and Evan Meek, both seeking a prominent role in the Rangers' bullpen, had nearly identical line scores over the weekend. Lindblom pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts against the Dodgers on Saturday, and Meek did the same against the Padres on Sunday.
3/18/2013 | Baez, Soler sent to Minor League camp
Top prospects Javier Baez and Jorge Soler made a significant impression in camp, but they will have to wait a little bit longer for their chance to make an impression in the big leagues. Both Baez and Soler were sent to Minor League camp on Monday.
3/18/2013 | CarGo sits out as he deals with cold
Rockies All-Star left fielder Carlos Gonzalez did not bring back his best hitting stroke when he returned to the club after participating with Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. All he brought back was a nasty cold that he's still trying to shake.
3/18/2013 | Prior trying to make an impression with Reds
Pitcher Mark Prior wears a Reds uniform with his familiar No. 22 on the back, but his locker isn't among those in the Major League clubhouse. No, it's around the corner and down the hall.
3/18/2013 | Bruce homers to lift Arroyo and Reds over Rockies
It's time for veteran pitchers to move toward regular-season form, and that happened for the Rockies and the Reds on Monday night in a game the Reds took, 4-3, at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
3/18/2013 | Richard works with delivery, improves on command
Despite Clayton Richard's rough start in the Padres' 5-2 loss to the Cubs, he was encouraged by a mechanical adjustment that he and pitching coach Darren Balsley believe will help him moving forward.
3/18/2013 | Draft Watch: Top prep hitters face off in Georgia
Draft Watch is back for Week 3 as MLB.com continues to look at amateur baseball action after each week, checking in with scouts around the country to find out who's doing what and when. There were some marquee matchups, both at the high school and college level, to keep everyone more than busy.
3/18/2013 | Goldschmidt goes deep, Delgado delivers vs. Dodgers
Adam Eaton had two hits and Paul Goldschmidt homered Monday as the D-backs scored a 5-3 win over the Dodgers, who received the first two hits and RBIs of the spring from Carl Crawford.
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