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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has demonstrated effective pitching throughout the spring, but Saturday's outing was about as smooth as it could have been.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Miguel Cabrera hit his second home run in as many games before Alex Avila's game-tying solo homer and Jordan Lennerton's go-ahead double led the Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Cardinals Saturday afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium.