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Giants' Pence breaks arm, out 6-8 weeks
San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the Giants' 8-6 victory over a Chicago Cubs split-squad Thursday.
Stanton 0 for 2 with face mask in return
Despite not getting a hit, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was pleased with his first at-bats of the spring.
Darvish leaves with triceps tightness
Yu Darvish first felt the tightness in his triceps in the bullpen, when the Rangers ace was warming up for his spring training debut. Twelve pitches later, it hadn't loosened up.
Scherzer gives up HR in Nationals debut
Max Scherzer will take fun over flawless in his first start for the Washington Nationals.
Lee pitches 2 scoreless in spring debut
Cliff Lee faced major league hitters for the first time since July 31, when his season ended with an elbow injury.
Cruz hits 2-run homer in Mariners debut
Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer in his spring training debut with the Seattle Mariners, helping his new team to a 9-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday.
Kershaw retires all 6 batters, Ks 3
Clayton Kershaw appears ready to pick up where he left off last season.
Maddon makes debut with Cubs
Joe Maddon gushed about the ballpark and the fans. He praised starter Travis Wood and said he liked the performance by his team.
Cubs, P Coke agree on minor league deal
The Chicago Cubs agreed to a minor league deal with Phil Coke on Thursday, adding the veteran reliever to the competition for a lefty specialist in their bullpen.
Rockies' Chacin pain-free but struggles
Jhoulys Chacin allowed two runs and two hits while getting five outs in his first game in more than eight months for Colorado in the Rockies' 4-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.
Alex Johnson, AL batting champ in 1970, dies at age 72
Alex Johnson, who played 13 years in the majors and won the AL batting title with the then-California Angels in 1970, has died. He was 72.
Yankees fire worker over Schilling tweet
The New York Yankees say they have fired a part-time ticker seller accused by Curt Schilling of making offensive comments on Twitter about the daughter of the former Boston pitcher.
Tigers release Tommy John-bound Hanrahan
The Detroit Tigers have released Joel Hanrahan from a minor league contract and said the right-hander will have his second Tommy John surgery on March 18.
Rollins to bat leadoff for Dodgers
Adjusting to his new team, Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins was happy to see something familiar: his name in the leadoff spot.
Newly trim Howard begins with 2 singles
Newly trim, Ryan Howard singled in his first two at-bats of spring training and then broke his silence.
- Westbrook making strong case for MVP
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