Scherzer and Strasburg learning from each other

AP VIERA, Fla. — Everywhere one guy goes, the other guy goes. If one is throwing in the bullpen, the other is right beside him. If one is fielding comebackers, the other is right behind him waiting for his turn. And when the work day is done and the golf course beckons, they remain playing partner...

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Mark Zuckerman
CSN Washington, Nationals Beat Writer
39m

Four Braves candidates to replace Upton in CF

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Eury Perez, Eric Young Jr., Todd Cunningham, Zoilo Almonte. Those are the four candidates to replace injured center fielder Melvin Upton Jr. in the Braves’ opening day lineup. It’s also an early speculated order of the odds that each of those players gets the job, goin...

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David O'Brien
AJC, Braves Beat Writer
1h

Quick Hits: Japanese Signees, Phillies, McCutchen

This season will mark the first since 1995 that features no new players from Japan, MLB.com’s Tracy Ringolsby notices. Heading into the offseason, Hiroshima Carp pitcher Kenta Maeda looked like the most likely to make the leap to the Majors, but the Carp decided not to post him. Then infielder Tak...

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Top tweets
DodgersNation.com , News and Updates
And now for some smiling #Dodgers. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ t.co/1sIslwYw8I
@DodgersNation | | 40m | Score: 98
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Alex Pavlovic , Mercury News, Giants Beat Reporter
The only person who can hit Bumgarner right now? His catcher ... t.co/bv5fYQIMkG
@AlexPavlovic | | 4h | Score: 88
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Mark Bowman , MLB.com, Braves Beat Writer
A look at the gold and white coolers the #Braves are using t.co/633l6xxjmv
@mlbbowman | | 8h | Score: 80
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Jordan Bastian , MLB.com, Indians Beat Writer
Bruce Chen on his live BP today: "I threw 12 pitches, but then I had to call the trainer, because my changeup was sick."
@MLBastian | | 4h | Score: 55
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Joe Frisaro , MLB.com, Marlins Beat Writer
Nothing has changed on this front. #Marlins very impressed by how Nick Masset is throwing. Still no interest in Rafael Soriano
@JoeFrisaro | | 37m | Score: 50
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Adam McCalvy , MLB.com, Brewers Beat Writer
#Brewers say they sold 101K tickets by 3pm today, the first day of individual sales. 10K better than last year.
@AdamMcCalvy | | 40m | Score: 45
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ESPN , MLB News and Information
.@Mariners 2B @RobinsonCano demonstrates why he is one of the best at turning double plays. t.co/KVvy5aH7In @AaronBoone_ESPN
@BBTN | | 3h | Score: 41
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Alex Pavlovic , Mercury News, Giants Beat Reporter
Bumgarner, sarcastically, on Posey hitting him hard: "That's why he's the face of MLB, I guess."
@AlexPavlovic | | 2h | Score: 39
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Alden Gonzalez , MLB.com, Angels Beat Writer
If Hamilton is suspended, #Angels save $138,797.81 for every day of suspension. He'd start serving at beginning of season. DL a moot point.
@Alden_Gonzalez | | 2h | Score: 33
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MLB Network , News and Updates
Watch @BusterPosey talk about his #FaceOfMLB title and his expectations for the @SFGiants in 2015 on #MLBNHotStove t.co/njGEiq11jN
@MLBNetwork | | 6h | Score: 31
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David O'Brien , AJC, Braves Beat Writer
This is great: someone w/ #Braves got T-shirts made up that have a "Hello, my name is ..." w/ box for player to write his name.
@DOBrienAJC | | 6h | Score: 28
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Joel Sherman , New York Post, Baseball Writer
Column t.co/QwyzqOeu6I #Yankees strength is their pen and they will need great pen to get to playoffs
@Joelsherman1 | | 25m | Score: 25
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Maury Brown , BizofBaseball.com, Sportswriter
As of 3pm, #Brewers sold 101,000 individual game tix on first day of sales. Second-highest ever. 10K more than last year.
@BizballMaury | | 38m | Score: 25
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Alden Gonzalez , MLB.com, Angels Beat Writer
Correction: #Angels would save $125,683.06 for every day of potential Hamilton suspension. If it's 50, for example, that's close to $6.3M.
@Alden_Gonzalez | | 1h | Score: 25
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Scott Merkin , MLB.com, White Sox Beat Writer
White Sox release soon on a Chris Sale foot injury. More to come as information becomes available
@scottmerkin | | 5h | Score: 25
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John Fay , Cincinnati Enquirer, Sportswriter
MLB Network ranked Cueto as the 16th best player in MLB, 6th best starter. Cueto’s had a better ERA than all but Kershaw since ’10. #Reds
@johnfayman | | 7h | Score: 25
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Alden Gonzalez , MLB.com, Angels Beat Writer
Some logistics on a potential Josh Hamilton suspension: t.co/5ZHsSS3AdM #Angels
@Alden_Gonzalez | | 1h | Score: 22
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MLBTradeRumors.com , News and Updates
AL Notes: Rodon, Hamilton, Zito t.co/yAWKi10b3E
@mlbtraderumors | | 12m | Score: 20
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Corey Brock , MLB.com, Padres Beat Writer
#Padres Jedd Gyorko working on keeping hips closed, driving ball the other way. t.co/AX39XL11lC
@FollowThePadres | | 39m | Score: 20
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Latest tweets
Jordan Bastian , MLB.com, Indians Beat Writer
Veteran lefty Scott Downs, blowing bubbles while warming up. t.co/nGBduvvnbx
@MLBastian | | 8m | Score: 15
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Gregor Chisholm , MLB.com, Blue Jays Beat Writer
For anyone who has ever questioned Michael Saunders' desire to be on the field, you should read this: t.co/ktPrDIBd34 #BlueJays
@gregorMLB | | 9m | Score: 5
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MLBTradeRumors.com , News and Updates
AL Notes: Rodon, Hamilton, Zito t.co/yAWKi10b3E
@mlbtraderumors | | 12m | Score: 20
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Janie McCauley , Associated Press, Sportswriter
#Mariners Dustin Ackley became a first-time father on the way to spring training, earlier than planned. t.co/TdHTjopzCT
@JanieMcCAP | | 24m | Score: 5
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Joel Sherman , New York Post, Baseball Writer
Column t.co/QwyzqOeu6I #Yankees strength is their pen and they will need great pen to get to playoffs
@Joelsherman1 | | 25m | Score: 25
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Boston.com , Red Sox Updates and News
Juan Pierre Retires, Jokes About His Lack of Power: t.co/l6hA55JvX8 t.co/anXLDwUCaJ
@BDCSox | | 27m | Score: 5
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Joe Frisaro , MLB.com, Marlins Beat Writer
Nothing has changed on this front. #Marlins very impressed by how Nick Masset is throwing. Still no interest in Rafael Soriano
@JoeFrisaro | | 37m | Score: 50
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Maury Brown , BizofBaseball.com, Sportswriter
As of 3pm, #Brewers sold 101,000 individual game tix on first day of sales. Second-highest ever. 10K more than last year.
@BizballMaury | | 38m | Score: 25
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Corey Brock , MLB.com, Padres Beat Writer
#Padres Jedd Gyorko working on keeping hips closed, driving ball the other way. t.co/AX39XL11lC
@FollowThePadres | | 39m | Score: 20
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Michael G. Baron , MetsBlog.com, Mets Beat Writer
Lucas. Christopher. Duda. #mets t.co/u3NfwdrRJm
@michaelgbaron | | 39m | Score: 5
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William Ladson , Nationals Beat Reporter
Williams says lefty Hill will compete for bullpen spot t.co/mMp9bKkQSk #Nats #Nationals #MLB
@washingnats | | 40m | Score: 10
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Adam McCalvy , MLB.com, Brewers Beat Writer
#Brewers say they sold 101K tickets by 3pm today, the first day of individual sales. 10K better than last year.
@AdamMcCalvy | | 40m | Score: 45
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DodgersNation.com , News and Updates
And now for some smiling #Dodgers. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ t.co/1sIslwYw8I
@DodgersNation | | 40m | Score: 98
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William Ladson , Nationals Beat Reporter
Rain shortens 'light day' of workouts at #Nats camp t.co/Pgpkdfholk #MLB #Nationals
@washingnats | | 41m | Score: 5
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Joe Frisaro , MLB.com, Marlins Beat Writer
Marcell Ozuna's homer, Michael Morse's double, couple of highlights from #Marlins sim game More in blog t.co/MDM6S7Hpxr
@JoeFrisaro | | 42m | Score: 10
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William Ladson , Nationals Beat Reporter
#Nationals look to increase use of defensive shifts t.co/PgJvHugS7s #MLB #Nats
@washingnats | | 42m | Score: 5
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Sean McAdam , CSNNE.com, MLB Reporter
While Victorino returns to switch-hitting, Nava abandons it to bat only left-handed. t.co/yelAiyZFEI t.co/rWZUu37n7R
@Sean_McAdam | | 43m | Score: 10
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Michael G. Baron , MetsBlog.com, Mets Beat Writer
The Golden Glove, showing off his orange and blue glove. #mets t.co/clNcBXQ1yf
@michaelgbaron | | 50m | Score: 5
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Mark Bowman , MLB.com, Braves Beat Writer
While Perez and Cunningham are the most experienced CFs, the #Braves will look at all options in Upton's absence t.co/Ow3N8jFn0s
@mlbbowman | | 56m | Score: 15
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Posey a clear winner during first matchup with Bumgarner

Posey a clear winner during first matchup with Bumgarner Share This Post SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It turns out there is a big leaguer who can knock Madison Bumgarner’s pitches all over the yard. The good news for Bumgarner is that the player is his own catcher. The bad news for Bumgarner is that the ...

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Alex Pavlovic
Mercury News, Giants Beat Reporter
1h

Red Sox notes: Joe Kelly sure knows how to throw a baseball, Christian Vazquez is pretty good at catching it

FORT MYERS, Fla. — It was a relatively long day for Red Sox players at Fenway South Saturday. First, there was a Major League Baseball-sponsored domestic abuse eduction meeting. Then came a morning and early-afternoon chock full of drills and activity. Perhaps the most notable endeavor was pitcher...

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Rob Bradford
WEEI.com, Red Sox Beat Writer
1h

Zito set to debut Thursday

Back with original team, lefty hasn't pitched in a game since 2013 MESA, Ariz. -- Barry Zito will be back in game action for the first time since 2013 on Thursday, when the A's lefty is scheduled to make his first Cactus League start in a road meeting with the Cubs. The A's have another southpaw, Br...

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Jane Lee
MLB.com, A's Beat Reporter
2h
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Jose Iglesias
Detroit Tigers
3h

Sign of the times: Braves’ My Name is….” T-shirts

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – For those who’ve suggested the Braves should wear name tags at spring training after extensive offseason roster changes, Craig Kimbrel had a similar idea and made it happen. When players arrived for Saturday’s workout, each had a blue T-shirt waiting in his locker with...

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David O'Brien
AJC, Braves Beat Writer
3h

Central Notes: Sale, Cubs, Floyd

The White Sox have announced that star pitcher Chris Sale has suffered an avulsion fracture in his right foot, sustained Friday in an accident at his home. He is expected to be out three weeks. That means he should return to pitching before the start of the season, although it remains to be seen how...

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Bautista's legacy lacks only playoffs

DUNEDIN, Florida – Jose Bautista is one of the greatest positional players the Blue Jays have had in the club's nearly four-decade long history. Debate the order with your friends but it's undeniable that Bautista, Roberto Alomar and Carlos Delgado are the top three. (Pitchers fall into a differen...

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Scott MacArthur
TSN, Blue Jays Reporter
4h
Alex Pavlovic - Mercury News, Giants Beat Reporter
The only person who can hit Bumgarner right now? His catcher ... t.co/bv5fYQIMkG
@AlexPavlovic | | 4h | Score: 88
Shi Davidi
Sportsnet, Baseball Reporter
6h

Kevin Long dissects Mets hitters

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- New hitting coach Kevin Long, who was hired by the Mets after getting dismissed by the Yankees, offered in-depth insights on several of his new pupils Saturday: • Long said Curtis Granderson can be a capable leadoff hitter. "When I've seen Curtis, and I've seen him at a ver...

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Adam Rubin
ESPNNewYork.com, Mets Beat Writer
8h

Looking At Landing Spots For Rafael Soriano

The last man standing on Tim Dierkes’s Top Fifty Free Agent list is reliever Rafael Soriano. I predicted that he would land two years and $12MM before the offseason started, though I noted that there was a downside scenario where he could earn less. (Check that link for a full write-up of Soriano...

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Toronto Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista likes to see teammates get mad when they lose

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Jose Bautista stressed that the issue is “not that big of a deal.” But when pressed, he did go on at some length about a subject that has become a media favourite during this off-season. The takeaway from his first scrum of spring training was that Bautista, the face of the Blu...

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John Lott
Toronto National Post, Sports Reporter
8h

A look at the gold and white coolers the #Braves are using

Mark Bowman
MLB.com, Braves Beat Writer
8h

Braves center fielder Upton (foot) likely out at least 2 months

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Melvin Upton Jr. will likely miss all of spring training after being diagnosed with inflammation of a bone in his left foot, and the Braves suddenly have another opening-day spot up for grabs. Upton had X-rays Friday morning that showed some damage but weren’t definitive...

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David O'Brien
AJC, Braves Beat Writer
9h

Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez hopes conditioning will keep him in the game

In nine years as an everyday player in the major leagues, Adrian Gonzalez has never been on the disabled list. His focus during spring training is on extending that streak. The four-time All-Star first baseman figures if he does he should post numbers on offense similar to those of last year, when h...

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Peter Gammons
ESPN, Senior Baseball Reporter
13h

Sources: Colon may get Opening Day nod

Bartolo Colon #40 SP New York Mets 2014 STATS GM31 W15 L13 BB30 K151 ERA4.09 PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Nothing is set in stone, but the Mets are strongly considering Bartolo Colon for the Opening Day start against the Washington Nationals in D.C., multiple sources told ESPNNewYork.com. The sources add...

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Buster Olney
ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
14h

Freeman will lead Braves with actions, not words

EmailFacebookTwitterShareThis LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Everybody wanted to know what Freddie Freeman, the Yoda of the Braves’ clubhouse that he is at 25, thought of the offseason tear down. Doesn’t something seem a little wrong with that?

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David O'Brien
AJC, Braves Beat Writer
16h