2:20 PM EST, Sun March 01, 2015

Jose Fernandez throws off a mound for 1st time since surgery (VIDEO)

JUPITER -- Jose Fernandez threw off the mound on Sunday for the first time since May 9 of last season when he injured his arm and underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery. With his mother, grandmother and girlfriend looking on --...

Dodgers sign Mike Adams to minor-league contract

The Dodgers added yet another pitcher with a thick medical file, as they signed right-hander Mike Adams to a minor-league contract that included an invitation to their major league spring training camp.
Chicago Tribune 5 hours ago

Now Cubs have to trade prospects wisely to obtain major league talent

MESA, Ariz. — General manager Doug Melvin was a curious World Series observer despite a shocking tumble that eliminated his Brewers from playoff contention.
Houston Chronicle 5 hours ago

Astros A to Z: Scott Feldman

Each day the Astros are in Florida for spring training, we will profile a different member of the 40-man roster. Today, we look at Scott Feldman. SCOTT FELDMAN Position: Pitcher Bats/throws: Left/right Height/weight: 6-7, 220 Opening day age: 32 Hometown: Peoria, Ariz. How acquired: Free agent, December 2013 MLB experience: Eight seasons 2014 recap: Feldman […]

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Houston Chronicle 28 mins ago

New Astros Gattis to see majority of work in left field during spring training

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Even though slugger Evan Gattis participated in the catchers’ meeting on Saturday, the catcher-outfielder will work primarily in left field this spring with the Astros. Gattis spent most of his first two seasons in the majors with the Braves behind the plate, catching in 136 of his 213 games. He played four […]
Houston Chronicle 34 mins ago

Appel, Fields draw praise for early bullpen work

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Righthanders Mark Appel and Josh Fields were among the pitchers who drew special praise after they threw their second live batting practices of spring. “Appel took a good step forward,” Hinch said. “I thought he threw the ball well. I thought Fields threw the ball really well and looks like we want […]
Houston Chronicle 56 mins ago

Swollen left hand keeps Cruz from live batting practice

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Lefthanded pitcher Luis Cruz, who injured his pitching hand trying to field a grounder Friday, noticed progress although he was limited to long toss because of his swollen hand. The injury kept Cruz from throwing his previously scheduled live batting practice session. “We’ll sort of keep evaluating him,” manager A.J. Hinch said […]
Jay making 'progress,' but not ready for spring games

Jay making 'progress,' but not ready for spring games

As he returns from wrist surgery, Cardinals center fielder says his focus is on being ready for opening day, not an arbitrary Grapefruit League date.

Taylor Williams makes big early impression

Phoenix - It didn't take right-hander Taylor Williams long to make a positive impession in the Brewers' spring camp.

Friar talk: On Maurer, Thursday's starters

Morning notes, tidbits and headlines from the Padres' spring training complex.
Denver Post 1 hour ago
Rockies add John Axford to roster, place Tyler Chatwood on 60-day DL

Rockies add John Axford to roster, place Tyler Chatwood on 60-day DL

Right-handed reliever John Axford and his $2.6 million contract have been selected by the Rockies. He's now on the 40-man roster and all indications are that he will break camp on the 25-man roster.

Podcast: Montero tells it like it is

Cubs catcher Miguel Montero talks with ESPNChicago's Jesse Rogers about his trade from the Arizona Diamondbacks and why pitchers hear the hard truth from him sometimes. Click here for more audio from ESPN Chicago.
Cincinnati.com 2 hours ago
Price on Reds' lineup: Players need to accept their roles

Price on Reds' lineup: Players need to accept their roles

"I have an idea of what I want to do already," manager Bryan Price said. "The thing about spring training, of course, is I don't want to have our lineup together every day. Because we're probably going to the neighborhood of every other day and then two out of three as far as getting theses guys ready."         
Washington Post 2 hours ago

Nats Journal: After frustrating 2014, Taylor Jordan hoping for healthy season

When right-handed starter Taylor Jordan pitches, his arm swings out behind him with wrist cocked. The delivery differs from the more compact motions of most of his teammates, but yields a sinking fastball that allays the discomfort of the unorthodox. That pitch and his others, more than that uncommon arm swing, make Jordan stand out as a particularly promising young pitcher among a large group of young such Nationals hurlers.Read full article >>

After frustrating 2014, Taylor Jordan hoping for healthy season

When right-handed starter Taylor Jordan pitches, his arm swings out behind him with wrist cocked. The delivery differs from the more compact motions of most of his teammates, but yields a sinking fastball that allays the discomfort of the unorthodox. That pitch and his others, more than that uncommon arm swing, make Jordan stand out as a particularly promising young […]

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