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Right-hander Max Scherzer is adding a cutter to his existing four-pitch repertoire, The New York Times reported on Thursday, and former Major League pitchers Al Leiter and Ron Darling discussed the news during a Diamond Demo segment on MLB Network.
Manager Don Mattingly held a 70-minute meeting before the Dodgers' first full-squad workout of Spring Training on Thursday, presumably just to introduce everybody. There were 58 players in last year's Major League camp and 61 this year, but only 24 are holdovers from 2014 to '15.
With all of the new faces in uniform for the first full-squad workout on Thursday, there was also the most iconic Dodgers face in uniform: Sandy Koufax.
Mark Canha always wanted to settle down in the Bay Area, where he grew up. The power-hitting outfielder/first baseman finally gets that chance this season with the A's.
Looking as powerful as ever, Madison Bumgarner, the Giants' 2014 postseason hero, threw his first round of live batting practice this spring on Thursday.
When Josh Hamilton arrived in Texas for the 2008 season, he and C.J. Wilson shared an instant bond that had little to do with baseball and everything to do with staying clean. Wilson was never pulled into drug-and-alcohol addictions, but he always admired the way Hamilton overcame them.
Santiago Casilla and the Giants survived a scare Thursday morning when the reliever escaped with a bruise after a batted ball struck him on his left shin.
Corey Dickerson hit .312 with a .364 on-base percentage, a team-high 24 home runs and 76 RBIs in 131 games last season. Part of his appeal is the ability to do damage to pitches out of the strike zone.
Jayson Werth served as a spectator for most of the Nationals' first full-squad workout of the season Thursday. His participation was limited as he continues to rehab his surgically repaired right shoulder.
Coors Field can be intimidating for pitchers, but the Rockies familiarity with the hitters' park is the single greatest home-field advantage in Major League Baseball.
You're not really supposed to hit the ball hard during live batting practice, at least not in February. Even the best hitters take some time to catch up to pitching in Spring Training. Yet that didn't stop Adrian Beltre from getting on Prince Fielder on Thursday, when the Rangers held their first full workout at the Surprise Stadium complex.
Christian Arroyo is the youngest player at the Giants' Spring Training camp. Though the 19-year-old almost surely will relocate to Minor League camp by mid-March and likely will begin the season with Class A Augusta, the Giants think that embedding him with many of the principals of their World Series-winning squad will help mold him in their image.
Johan Santana is back in baseball as the Blue Jays signed the two-time Cy Young Award winner to a Minor League contract on Thursday.
After Brian Cashman watched the full squad of Yankees players assemble Thursday, the veteran general manager referred to his roster as a "potpourri" of bounce-back candidates and young newcomers, voicing hope that they will fit together for a run at a championship.
At the top of the Nationals' workout schedule each day during Spring Training, manager Matt Williams leaves a quote of the day for his club.
When you look closely at the Blue Jays of the past few years, it's amazing they haven't made it to the postseason. They've certainly had enough talent to get there. That's exactly how I look at them as Spring Training gets underway at the picturesque little Florida town of Dunedin. This team has postseason written all over its roster.
The result wasn't very eventful, but the occasion was monumental for the Marlins. Giancarlo Stanton stepped into the batter's box on Thursday morning and saw live pitching for the first time since being struck in the face by a pitch at Milwaukee last September.
With the Mariners, there's not a lot of drama when it comes to announcing who'll be on the hill at Safeco Field when the season kicks off April 6 against the Angels. Felix Hernandez is 5-0 with a 1.52 ERA in seven Opening Day starts.
The Astros welcomed a guest into the clubhouse at Osceola County Stadium on Thursday morning that more than a few players hoped would have just stayed away. Before taking the field for the morning work, some players posed for photos with Sunshine, an 11-foot albino Burmese python from nearby attraction Gatorland.
Andrew McCutchen believes he is the leader of baseball's best outfield, disagreeing with his buddy, Matt Kemp, who made a case for his trio in San Diego.