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Gonzalez exits, Shields struggles as Padres beat Rockies

East Notes: Papelbon, Warren, Victorino

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Rockies slugger Gonzalez leaves with knee pain (Yahoo Sports)

Daniel Murphy likely to begin the season on the disabled list

Carlos Gonzalez exits game with soreness in surgically-repaired knee

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Alex Rios will deal with a thumb issue throughout the season

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Dedicated to craft, Peavy evolving with age

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  Arizona Diamondbacks

Stites gets good news after second MRI exam

Bradley makes his case with gem vs. Angels

Collmenter continues stingy ways as D-backs edge Tribe

Hellickson ready to go after resting arm

Roster bubble is nothing new to D-backs' Lalli

D-backs' Marshall finds success attacking the strike zone

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Pollock's knocks back Anderson's rotation audition

  Atlanta Braves

Braves bench rounding into form

Teheran sharp, Ciriaco strong in rain-shortened game

Teheran earns Opening Day assignment for Braves

Left side of 'pen still unsettled for Braves

Backup search still on as Braves option E. Perez

Fredi effusive in praise of retiring catcher Buck

C. Johnson, Gomes go deep as Braves best Bucs

Fredi unlikely to implement strict platoon in left or at third

  Baltimore Orioles

Norris not concerned about his spring struggles

O's monitoring Hardy's shoulder after collision with Schoop

Orioles, Rays game washed out

Gausman to start Tuesday vs. Rays

Wilson gets opportunity to make an impression

Orioles want Gausman ready to be both a starter and reliever

Tillman, Orioles have not talked contract extension

Schoop has two teeth removed

  Boston Red Sox

Betts locked in for Red Sox

Buchholz battles, Betts blasts for Boston

Buchholz navigating way towards regular season form

Vazquez to undergo MRI

Ortiz defends legacy regarding PEDs

Uehara's hamstring better, opener still possible

Red Sox want Cecchini to work on versatility

Vazquez may not be ready for Opening Day

  Chicago Cubs

Valaika aids Cubs' youth before reassignment

Hammel edges Shark in battle of former teammates

Maddon sees NL Central as the new AL East

Baez shaken up on collision Thursday during double play

Top prospect Bryant aims to break Epstein's track record

Cubs crush four homers against former ace

View's different, but Bryant looks like natural in left

Bryant passes all tests in first start in left

  Chicago White Sox

White Sox make waiver claim on righty Drabek

White Sox want Rodon to be 'complete product' in debut

Former team, four homers don't faze Samardzija

'Athletic' Sale makes progress during simulated game

Two blasts not enough to support Shark vs. Cubs

Gillaspie confident plantar fasciitis is under control

Penny misses mark in latest audition

Rodon could be game-changer for White Sox

  Cincinatti Reds

Phillips drives in four on two doubles in loss

Bailey feels good after three-inning Minors start

No rust for Cueto in return to spring action

Marquis keeps living big league dream

'That was awesome': Lorenzen shows potential in spring start

Mesoraco, Frazier flash power as Reds crush Salazar, Indians

'Difficult decisions' near for Reds as roster spots remain in play

Reds acquire veteran Johnson in trade with Astros

  Cleveland Indians

Kluber pushes pitch count vs. D-backs to gain strength

Brantley heeds dad's advice, eyes opposite-field power

McAllister's versatility gives Francona options

Tribe options Salazar; rotation competition shrinks

Indians hope time at Triple-A will help reliever Lee

Salazar roughed up in lopsided loss to Reds

Indians top prospect Lindor sent down after great camp

Tomlin allows a lot of contact, but only two runs vs. Angels

  Colorado Rockies

Kendrick shows ability to battle through 'tough innings'

Kendrick labors vs. Padres as Opening Day approaches

Gonzalez exits game vs. Padres with sore left knee

Rockies' rotation for first week coming into focus

After 'soul searching,' Barnes commits to new approach at plate

Filling in admirably, Bettis aces audition

Rockies' rally falls short after Bettis' fine start

Weiss: Roster decisions to be based on early games

  Detroit Tigers

Tigers crossing fingers on Verlander

Avila handles rare start at first base just fine

Nathan counting on Opening Day boost

Verlander expects to make next start despite triceps cramp

Tigers drop rain-shortened game after Verlander injury

Former Tigers pitcher Bill Slayback passes away at 67

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  Houston Astros

Astros hope to finalize roster by end of camp

Singleton working to simplify swing, end slump

Rain fails to derail Keuchel's Opening Day preparation

Top pick Aiken undergoes Tommy John surgery

Hinch's approach perfect fit for young Astros

Astros trade non-roster invitee Johnson to Reds

Villar day to day; Grossman could return soon

Buchanan wasting little time in between pitches

  Kansas City Royals

Ventura dazzles with his Opening Day form

Ventura paces Royals with 7 hitless frames

Orlando looking to edge Sierra for roster spot

Ventura to scale back pitches in spring finale

Rios not concerned over aggravated right thumb injury

Royals send well wishes to recovering superfan

Guthrie dominates in pitching duel with Mariners

Fight for Royals' bullpen spot going down to wire

  Los Angeles Angels

Wilson takes Angel Stadium banner removal in stride

Wilson battles through early rough spot vs. D-backs

Healthy Pujols is in vintage form this spring

Cuban Baldoquin brings plenty of promise to Angels

Time running out for Lindstrom to make club

Fantastic Four: Competition at 2B wages on

Calhoun leaves game with bruised right triceps

Richards' progress can dictate shape of rotation

  Los Angeles Dodgers

Mattingly noncommital on choice of starting center fielder

Frustrated Greinke self-critical after rough start

Greinke struggles, reaches pitch limit in 3 2/3 innings

League out 'several months' with right shoulder injury

Kershaw the engine that drives Dodgers

Kershaw, Grandal more in sync as tandem

Gaudin, Liberatore limited by injuries

Kershaw cruises behind Puig, Rollins homers

  Miami Marlins

Despite missed chance, Hand could retain role for Marlins

Rainout delays Marlins' rollout of Opening Day lineup

Alvarez avoids injury; Marlins want to keep it that way

Mammoth shot shows Stanton's nearly season-ready

Stanton's early offense enough for Alvarez, Marlins

Hand to start Friday with Cosart nursing blister

Cosart cooperating with MLB investigation

'Locked in' Phelps extends dominant spring

  Milwaukee Brewers

Gennett, Lucroy go deep in Brewers' win

Roenicke taking time before lining up Fiers, Nelson

Smith can be key piece to Brewers' success

Brewers to get Lucroy more spring work at first base

Last call: Brewers still fighting spread of pinkeye

Gantner, Thomas bring special bond to Brewers camp

Brewers have grand day against Mariners

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  Minnesota Twins

Twins likely to name fifth starter Saturday as roster solidifies

Despite shaky outing, Twins pleased with May's spring

Hughes feels good in Minor League outing

Manfred envisions bright future for Twins

Dozier powers Twins' offense vs. Pirates

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Perkins easing his way into game shape

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  New York Mets

Mets hope Familia, and his pitches, keep rising

Mets fear Murphy could miss Opening Day

Mets' bats spring to action late behind Harvey

Harvey celebrates b-day with breezy outing

Flores shakes off sore left foot against Nats

Mets prospect Bowman stellar in spot start

Mets' pitchers may hit 8th with Wright in mind

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  New York Yankees

A-Rod makes first 180-foot dashes of spring

Drew goes 3-for-3, shows signs of heating up

Drew, Yanks' bats erupt behind solid Pineda

A-Rod to get 5-inning look at first on Sunday

Yankees tab Tanaka for Opening Day start

Steinbrenner confident in Yankees' chances

Warren works to further cement status as fifth starter

Yankees release right-hander Burton

  Oakland Athletics

Canha establishing knack for clutch, late-inning hits

Canha's walk-off three-run homer rallies A's past Rangers

Clippard to fill in for Doolittle as A's closer

Despite progress, Reddick not expected for Opening Day

Chavez shows ability to work out of jams

Sogard's tiebreaking triple carries A's past Giants

Bean brings his message of inclusion to A's

Pleskoff: Slugger Canha offers A's power bat

  Philadelphia Phillies

Sandberg not worried about Diekman, Giles

Eflin next Phils prospect in line for Grapefruit start

Nola goes three strong in debut before 'pen falters

Brown's injury likely to impact Opening Day roster

Prospect Nola turns heads with impressive debut

Myers sees old Phils friends, talks country music

Oliver, Giles struggle in loss to Blue Jays

Hamels looks ready for opener

  Pittsburg Pirates

Locke makes case for rotation spot in close contest

In meet-and-greet, Manfred praises Pirates brass

Solo blasts power Pirates past Twins

Tabata among 12 sent to Bucs' Minor League camp

Richard focusing on contributing, not his opt-out clause

In possibly his final rotation bid, Worley shows resiliency

Likely to lead off, Harrison not concerned with spot in order

Harrison, Walker homer as Bucs rally, then fall to Braves

  San Diego Padres

Shields labors in last spring start, Venable lifts Padres over Rox

Power-pitcher Gustave to make Padres debut

'I can play everywhere': Solarte embraces versatile bench role

MLB Pipeline checks in from Padres camp

International scouting director Kemp leads charge abroad

Despaigne powers through in battle for rotation spot

Padres claim hard-throwing Gustave off waivers

Norris looking to break out after big day at plate

  Seattle Mariners

Paxton healthy, building for regular season

Paxton, Mariners miss mark against Royals

McClendon holding off naming No. 5 starter

Rule 5 pick Rollins suspended 80 games for PEDs

MLB Pipeline checks in from Mariners camp

Hernandez's strong start 'very pleasing' to Mariners

Elias, Mariners roughed up by Brewers' bats

Felix turns in solid outing against Royals

  San Francisco Giants

Heston leaves impression with six strong innings

Dedicated to craft, Peavy evolving with age

MadBum builds pitch count in sharp Minor League outing

Bochy concerned with defense, situational hitting

Lincecum racks up 7 K's in solid start against A's

Concussions behind him, Sanchez working hard

Aoki gathering speed heading into season

Hudson delivers quality start against Rockies

  St. Louis Cardinals

Lackey virtually ready for season after gem

Regardless of role, Martinez pleased with progress

Ortega finds power stroke in breakout for Cards

Ortega's homers back Lackey's seven strong

Martinez cuts ERA in latest bid for Cards' rotation

Bell has right DNA to thrive as Cards' bench coach

Much-anticipated power arrives for Heyward

Indoor session proves more productive for Wainwright

  Tampa Bay Rays

Teaford making a push for spot on Rays pitching staff

Karns uses new mindset to earn spot in Rays rotation

Rays, Orioles game washed out

Cash confirms Odorizzi, Karns will start in opening series

Rays reassign four to Minors camp, reduce roster to 44

Archer named Opening Day starter

Longoria, Jennings go deep in win over Yankees

Souza focused on making a home with Rays

  Texas Rangers

QB Wilson to suit up for Rangers today

Ranaudo revives chances for spot in Rangers' rotation

Rangers fall in ninth as Klein gives up walk-off three-run homer

Rangers leaning toward keeping Rule 5 pick DeShields

Scheppers falls back into role as setup man

Impressive outing keeps Martinez in the mix

Martinez's arm, Martin's power carry Rangers

Rangers keeping a close eye on Fujikawa

  Toronto Blue Jays

Hutchison ready for regular season after strong outing

Former prospect Drabek claimed by White Sox

Final roster decisions expected in coming days

Blue Jays show power in rain-shortened victory

Encarnacion, Cecil return to action vs. Phils

Tolleson's three-run blast powers Blue Jays past Phils

Castro, Osuna likely to make team

Saunders unlikely for Opening Day

  Washington Nationals

Contract status last thing on Zimmermann's mind

Storen passes test in return from hand surgery

Zimmerman exits after diving stop at first

Zimmermann finds midseason form over six

Rendon tries lateral jogging; Span progressing

With sharper vision, Uggla has case to make Nats

Nationals reassign six to Triple-A Syracuse

Nationals entertaining plenty of bench options