Most baseball players show up to the clubhouse worried about having a good day at the plate or on the mound. A's top prospect Franklin Barreto and relief pitcher Yusmeiro Petit have more pressing issues on their mind.
PHOENIX – The baseball whistled into the mitt of Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes. He rose for a return throw to pitcher Kenta Maeda. Barnes settled back into his crouch, a picture of late February mundanity at Camelback Ranch.
When all 30 major league teams support Marjory Stoneman Douglas High after last week's mass shooting by wearing MSD baseball caps before their first spring training game – with the option of also wearing them during the game – it will be a little different for the Marlins.
Mariners first baseman Ryon Healy and converted center fielder Dee Gordon spoke at Safeco Field on Thursday as part of the Mariners' pre-spring training luncheon. Gordon explained why he doesn't walk, and how he explained this to Scott Servais, and Healy says why the Mariners have postseason on their minds.
Meet the Mariners newest offseason acquisitions: Ryon Healy and Dee Gordon