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Mid-spring Snapshot: Farm report for all 30 teams

Mid-spring Snapshot: Farm report for all 30 teams

Sports Xchange

March 22 Here is a mid-spring farm report for each team as determined by The Sports Xchange's national network of baseball correspondents. FULL STORY

Mid-spring Buzz: Spring surprises for all 30 teams

Mid-spring Buzz: Spring surprises for all 30 teams

Sports Xchange

March 22 Outfielder Jose Martinez appears to have a good chance at sticking on his first Opening Night roster. Martinez is batting .400 this spring with four homers and 13 RBI, adding nine walks for an on-base percentage of .510. FULL STORY

Mid-Spring Snapshot: Key question for all 30 teams

Mid-Spring Snapshot: Key question for all 30 teams

Sports Xchange

March 21 Here is a look at the biggest unanswered question of spring training for each team, as determined by The Sports Xchange's national network of baseball correspondents. FULL STORY

USA blanks Canada, advances in WBC

USA blanks Canada, advances in WBC

Sports Xchange

March 13 Five American pitchers combined to throw a four-hit shutout as the United States earned a berth in the second round of the World Baseball Classic with an 8-0 victory over Canada on Sunday night in Miami. FULL STORY

MLB bags intentional walk to help shorten games

MLB bags intentional walk to help shorten games

Sports Xchange

February 21 In a move that might save one minute every few games, MLB will no longer require pitchers to lob four pitches to issue an intentional walk, ESPN.com reported Tuesday, FULL STORY

Rays sign injured RHP Eovaldi

Rays sign injured RHP Eovaldi

Sports Xchange

February 12 Free-agent pitcher Nathan Eovaldi is not expected to pitch this season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, but he and the Tampa Bay Rays nonetheless agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal, multiple media outlets reported Sunday. FULL STORY

Report: MLB proposes intentional walk, strike zone changes

Report: MLB proposes intentional walk, strike zone changes

Sports Xchange

February 06 Major League Baseball has made formal proposals to the players' union to make changes to intentional walks and the strike zone, ESPN.com reported Monday. FULL STORY