1. Hunter Pence Injury Leaves Giants Further Behind the 8 Ball in Quest to Repeat

    And so it starts. Whatever it is that seems to keep the San Francisco Giants from even having an opportunity to defend their World Series championships a year after winning one has already kicked in...

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  2. Hunter Pence Injury: Updates on Giants Star's Arm and Return

    Hunter Pence suffered a broken left forearm during Thursday’s spring training game versus the Chicago Cubs when he was hit by a pitch. He is expected to miss six to eight weeks...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 hours ago 14,898 reads 38 comments

  3. Even If Only a Few Weeks, Losing Hunter Pence a Big Blow for Giants

    If there has been one thing Giants manager Bruce Bochy could count on the past two and a half years, it's automatically writing in Hunter Pence's name as his starting right fielder...

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  4. New mechanics fare well for Cahill in spring debut

    D-backs starter Trevor Cahill debuted his new mechanics for the first time in a game and pitched well, allowing two hits and one walk over two scoreless innings in a 4-3 win Thursday over the Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick...

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  5. Andre Ethier Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Dodgers Star

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to entice teams into making a deal for Andre Ethier by reportedly picking up a lot of money left on his contract...

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  6. Clayton Kershaw Starts Strong for Dodgers

    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw made his first start of spring training on Thursday, pitching two perfect innings against the White Sox at Camelback Ranch.....

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  7. Cracked Rib Keeping Willie Mays from Spring Training

    Willie Mays loves spring training. He looks forward to going every year. Unlike many Hall of Famers who might visit training camps in Arizona or Florida for a day or two, Mays sticks ...

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  8. Pederson off to Good Start with Pair of Hits

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- An 18-game September sample was too small for Don Mattingly to worry about Joc Pederson's .143 average, just as Pederson's two hits in Wednesday's Cactus League opener won't win him a starting job...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 6 hours ago 50 reads 0 comments

  9. Jimmy Rollins Is Not an Ideal Choice for the Dodgers' Leadoff Hitter

    Not exactly a ringing endorsement from the manager for a position Tom Tango, Mitchel Lichtman, and Andy Dolphin showed in their book, The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball, is perhaps the most important one to address in the batting order...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 7 hours ago 36 reads 0 comments

  10. Evaluating the Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers

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  11. Giants' Panik Settling in at Second Base

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A year ago, Joe Panik was a former first-round pick with a non-roster spring training invite from the San Francisco Giants , and just a year into changing positions...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 9 hours ago 21 reads 0 comments

  12. Can Casey McGehee Replace the Panda?

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- It was a good day for Casey McGehee on Wednesday in his second spring game with the San Francisco Giants . He ripped two hits. He cleanly fielded a couple of chances at third base...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 9 hours ago 42 reads 0 comments

  13. Kemp, Upton Hit Ground Running in Debuts

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Padres got the opportunity to unveil some of first-year general manager A.J. Preller's new acquisitions on Wednesday -- none more notable than outfielders Matt Kemp and Justin Upton...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 13 hours ago 122 reads 0 comments

  14. NY Times: Pads' GM Is Insane (in a Good Way)

    PEORIA, Ariz. — The San Diego Padres scored the fewest runs in the major leagues last season, and their fewest in a full schedule since 1972...

    Eric Drobny Written by Eric Drobny about 14 hours ago 39 reads 0 comments

  15. Padres' 'Biggest' Competition at Third Base

    Asked if third base was the Padres ' “biggest” competition, Black agreed. Competing for the starting job are the switch-hitting Yangervis Solarte and Will Middlebrooks, whom the Padres acquired in December...

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 22 hours ago 151 reads 0 comments

  16. Lyles Looks Good in Rockies' Cactus League Opener

    In the Cactus League opener for both teams, D-backs catching prospect Peter O'Brien went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a 6-2 victory over the Rockies on Wednesday afternoon in front of 6,780 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick...

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 24 hours ago 6 reads 0 comments

  17. Giants Spring Notes: Jake Peavy Can't Wait to Pitch Alongside Matt Cain, Etc.

    The newness of being a Giant has worn off for Jake Peavy. He's accustomed to putting on the uniform, interacting with teammates and seeing Bruce Bochy in the dugout.....

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 1 day ago 255 reads 0 comments

  18. Upton's solo blast

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  19. Star-Studded Myers-Kemp-Upton Outfield Could Actually Be Padres' Downfall

    Here's guessing the average baseball fan probably wouldn't have been able to name even one San Diego Padres outfielder last season, much less all three. But things ought to be different now...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 day ago 30,479 reads 74 comments

  20. Anderson Feels Good After Facing Hitters

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers open their Cactus League schedule Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox , but the more significant event happened at about 10 a.m...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 day ago 4 reads 0 comments

  21. Joc Pederson Has Big Upside, but Big Strikeout Total

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Many of Joc Pederson's numbers have an eye-opening quality to them. They're the kind of numbers that change a team's plans...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 day ago 255 reads 0 comments

  22. Bumgarner Faces New Workload Challenge

    MESA, Ariz. -- It was little more than four months ago that you probably last saw Madison Bumgarner on a mound: Game 7 of the World Series in Kansas City, Missouri, as he capped a dominant ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 day ago 12 reads 0 comments

  23. Oft-Injured Black Hopes to Keep 103 Mph Fastball on the Field

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The locker is tucked into the corner of the clubhouse, near a door that leads to the dugout and a refrigerator holding dozens of bottles of Dasani water...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 day ago 79 reads 0 comments

  24. Giants SS Crawford Will Be Limited to DH Duty This Week

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  25. Projecting the Los Angeles Dodgers' Final 25-Man Roster at the Start of Spring

    With the start of spring training finally here, it’s time to take a look at our expectations for the Los Angeles Dodgers ' upcoming season...

    Seth Victor Written by Seth Victor about 2 days ago 5,993 reads 11 comments