Nick Peters, who covered more Giants games than any other writer in the franchise's West Coast history, died Monday after a long illness. He was 75.
In the Texas Rangers' clubhouse at Surprise Stadium, shortstop Elvis Andrus is contemplating the anticipated improvement in his performance. Andrus has been a regular for six seasons, but he is still only 26. He is an established Major Leaguer and yet, there is still room for his career to grow.
Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, who has been sidelined with tightness in the triceps muscle of his left arm, was back on the field Monday.
Giants pitcher Jake Peavy used the modest setting of Monday's Royals-Giants exhibition at Scottsdale Stadium as a personal classroom. At catcher Buster Posey's urging, Peavy tried throwing a four-seam changeup for the first time in his life.
Rumors of the D-backs' interest in Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro persist, but general manager Dave Stewart said once again that it was not going to happen. Navarro is in the final year of a contract that pays him $5 million in 2015.
The Reds had 15 players spend time on the disabled list last season, but left-handed reliever Manny Parra wasn't one of them. But the injuries Parra endured did pile up, leaving periods of time that made him quietly unavailable to pitch despite manager Bryan Price's daily lineup card indicating otherwise.
The Rangers have sent third baseman Joey Gallo and top catching prospects Tomas Telis and Jorge Alfaro back to Minor League camp.
Having played four Major League seasons at a relatively early age, Giants first baseman Brandon Belt brings experience and optimism into the 2015 season.
Most of the principals in the D-backs-Dodgers history of scuffles may be gone, but the reputation that the two teams do not like each other apparently remains in the minds of many. That was clear when umpires issued warnings to both teams after a pair of hit by pitches in the first inning of a Cactus League game Monday.
Here at MLB.com, we have plenty of fantasy baseball expertise. But no one can dispute that the Major League players whom we analyze have their own level of knowledge. Knowing this, we decided to solicit advice from them about how to build the perfect fantasy team. The result is the first ever -- that we know of -- players-only fantasy mock draft.
With ace Johnny Cueto still at home tending to family issues and the Reds looking at an open spot due to his absence, the club will turn to prospect Michael Lorenzen to start against the Indians on Thursday at 4:05 p.m. ET. There is no known scheduled return date for Cueto, manager Bryan Price said.
At the outset of his start in Monday's 7-6 victory against Tampa Bay, A.J. Burnett had a problem with location. Not the location of his pitches, but the location of catcher Francisco Cervelli, who was Burnett's teammate with the Yankees four years ago.
One of Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre's great joys as he goes through the twilight of a Hall of Fame career is having his son Adrian Jr., join him on the road or in Spring Training.
Country singer Luke Bryan, a close friend of designated hitter/first baseman Adam LaRoche, stopped by White Sox camp on Monday.
Lance Lynn threw four scoreless innings before Monday's matchup was rained out, holding the Red Sox to one hit in his first action since leaving his March 8 spring debut with a left hip flexor strain.
Nick Franklin joined the list of injured Rays on Monday, and the infielder could miss the start of the season. The candidate to play second base tweaked his left oblique on his last swing of batting practice prior to the game.
White Sox left-hander Chris Sale, rehabbing a broken right foot, completed a running session on Monday and will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday ahead of a simulated game on Friday.