Spring Training is in full swing, with games underway in both the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues. Many stars will be on the diamond for the first time in competitive play today, and fans can catch all the action on MLB.TV.
Ohtani, Alfaro among top prospect performers
Shohei Ohtani covered the headlines on Saturday, but the No. 1 overall prospect wasn't the only one to impress on the second full day of Spring Training.
A's exciting young core eyes big leap in '18
Though it's been said that the A's are in rebuilding mode, they proved in the second half last year that they already have many pieces in place that could help them contend sooner than expected.
Ohtani electric, erratic in Spring Training debut
It wasn't perfect, but it was a start. Two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani allowed two runs (one unearned) over 1 1/3 innings in the Angels' 6-5 win over the Brewers on Saturday at Tempe Diablo Stadium, marking his first outing in a Major League setting after spending the past five seasons starring in Japan.
Why is free agent Arrieta still unsigned?
Jake Arrieta has been to the top of the pitching mountain and helped the Cubs end their championship drought. So why does the top remaining free agent remain without a team?
Position battles heat up early in Spring Training
Much is made at this time of year about positional uncertainty. Spring Training presents prospects with the chance to accelerate their path to the big leagues, and veterans to solidify their roles.
Arenado willing to go a long way for a homer
Nolan Arenado insisted on making the 45-minute drive across the Valley of the Sun. His homer off Reds lefty Cody Reed in the Rockies' 11-4 victory Saturday afternoon was the payoff.
Callaway mingles with Mets fans before game
That's one way to become a fan favorite.
Broxton welcomes Ohtani with long homer
Keon Broxton helped the Brewers say welcome to the big leagues to Angels import Shohei Ohtani.
Stomach bug sidelines Seager on Saturday
Designated hitter Corey Seager, already on a reduced schedule as he rebuilds throwing arm strength, was a late scratch from Saturday's starting lineup against the Giants because of a stomach illness, possibly food poisoning.
Gordon passes first test in CF with flying colors
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.
Hitless in debut, Acuna hungry for results
Ronald Acuna spent last year proving he is as physically gifted as any of baseball's top prospects. Now as he progresses through his first big league camp, the Braves are getting a feel for how the 20-year-old phenom might deal with the hype and added pressure that he'll face once he reaches the Major League level.
Finch mentors young softball players
Dozens of young girls got the softball experience of a lifetime Saturday afternoon, as American softball legend Jennie Finch hosted a clinic at Major League Baseball's Compton Youth Academy.
Pirates ink lefty Siegrist to Minor League deal
Another day in Spring Training, another move for the Pirates. On Saturday, Pittsburgh signed left-handed reliever Kevin Siegrist to a Minor League contract with an invite to big league camp. Siegrist, 28, will compete for a spot in the Bucs' Opening Day bullpen.
Sierra pays tribute to Big Papi, plays like Lofton
Listed at 5-foot-11, 160 pounds, Magneuris Sierra is one of the smallest players in Marlins camp. But the number the 21-year-old outfielder dons is a tribute to one of this generation of players' biggest stars.
Sale throws 1st live BP, loves scaled-back spring
A couple of hours before his team took the field for a Grapefruit League game against the Rays on Saturday, Red Sox ace Chris Sale was on Field 5 airing it out for his first live batting practice of Spring Training.
Yankees ecstatic about Florial's potential
Faces beam when Estevan Florial's name is mentioned around the Yankees' talent evaluators, and as the 20-year-old phenom settles into his first Major League Spring Training, manager Aaron Boone said that it is already apparent why the center fielder is held in high regard.
Martinez shows a little rust in spring debut
As far as the factors working in Carlos Martinez's favor, the list is long and includes an elite four-pitch arsenal. This season, the club sees an opportunity for Martinez to truly elevate himself to the next level.
Middlebrooks carted off field with leg injury
Phillies infielder Will Middlebrooks appeared to suffer a serious left leg injury in the eighth inning of Saturday afternoon's game against the Orioles at Spectrum Field.
Prospect Alcantara looks electric in debut
Sandy Alcantara may be new to the Marlins, but the hard-throwing right-hander is no stranger to seeing one of the game's top-rated prospects.
JBJ confident he will shed 'streaky' label in '18
Labels can be tough to get rid of in baseball, and Jackie Bradley Jr. knows there's only one way to get rid of his.
Plawecki keen to take Piazza's advice
Hall of Fame catcher and Mets icon Mike Piazza was in camp Saturday, briefly speaking to reporters and meeting with hitters. Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki, a career .222 hitter who hit .260 last season, said he is taking Piazza's advice to heart.
Fowler in the front row to watch Tiger golf
A Spring Training field trip!
Future MVP? Nats phenom compared to Cutch
Victor Robles has yet to play a full season, but his ceiling is off the charts. When asked on Saturday to compare Robles to any other Major Leaguer, Nationals manager Dave Martinez sat and thought about it for a few seconds, then offered the named of the Giants' Andrew McCutchen.
Spring notebook: Rays moves, Realmuto, more
It was a tumultuous week around Rays camp following the trades of Jake Odorizzi, Steven Souza Jr. and Corey Dickerson, but the initial storm seems to have passed, leaving Tampa Bay determined to prove its doubters wrong.
After life-threatening scare, Poncedeleon is back
Back in Cardinals camp as a non-roster invitee, Daniel Poncedeleon loosens up each morning eager, not anxious, to restart his big league climb.
Kapler has Phils compete for Instagram follows
May the boldest win!
School's in session: Votto talks about hitting
We could listen to him talk all day.
Reds receive custom 'new toys' on Glove Day
It was a chilly Saturday morning outside the Reds Spring Training complex but that didn't matter to the players who wanted to stop and visit with the representatives from Wilson Gloves before going inside where it was warm.
Cora 'not concerned' as Sox mull J.D. physical
Perhaps it's only fitting that the signing that took the entire offseason and into the early portion of Spring Training to happen would have a little bit more of a delay before it becomes official.
Reds sign veteran lefty Perez to Minors deal
The Reds signed veteran left-handed pitcher Oliver Perez to a Minor League contract on Saturday and brought him into camp as a non-roster player. Perez, 36, will compete for a bullpen spot as a situational reliever.
'Judge's Chambers' took star to new heights
The following is an excerpt from Chapter 9 of Bryan Hoch's first book, "The Baby Bombers: The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty," which is being published by Diversion Books and includes a foreword by Mark Teixeira. On sale March 6, it is now available for pre-order.
'Party Hard' at Tigers games? Andrew W.K. did
Taking in a baseball game can have a profound effect on anybody.
Cy Young winner Blue was Bay Area workhorse
A durable pitcher, Blue finished his career going 209-161 with a 3.27 ERA. He tossed over 200 innings in nine separate seasons, including eight straight from '73-'80, and had double-digit wins in 11 seasons.
Twins add Aybar on Minors deal
The Twins have signed veteran infielder Erick Aybar to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
PHENOM ALERT: Teen Tatis goes deep
Ranked by MLBPipeline as the game's No. 8 overall prospect, Fernando Tatis Jr. mashed an opposite-field home run in his second at-bat of Spring Training.
Late addition? Best fits for 5 notable free agents
It took all winter and a little bit of spring, but we've finally achieved something resembling momentum in the free-agent marketplace. I speak on behalf of the more than 60 still-unsigned players when I say: Let's keep it going! Here are five free-agent fits that still make sense at this late stage.
MLB rallies behind Parkland after tragic school shooting
Major League Baseball joined the nation in rallying behind the Parkland, Fla., community in the aftermath of last week's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people.
Miggy looking forward, focused on swing
A few scattered boos among the packed crowd at George M. Steinbrenner Field was the one reminder of what happened the last time Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers faced the Yankees.
Gleyber thrilled to spring into game action
Having experienced his first game action in eight months, Gleyber Torres tugged on a black long-sleeved T-shirt emblazoned with the words, "I'M BACK." The wardrobe choice had been a coincidence, the Yankees' top prospect said, but it was appropriate for the milestone.
MLB creates kits to lend fun support for kids
Though it was a rainy and gloomy Friday morning on the East Coast, dozens of volunteers brought nothing but sunshine to children who wish for it the most.
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