Curtis Granderson was in the leadoff spot for Toronto's first game of the spring on Friday, but -- despite his leadoff homer against the Phillies' Nick Pivetta -- it doesn't sound like he's a realistic candidate to hit there during the regular season.
All Major League Baseball teams were wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas caps on Friday to honor the victims killed at the Parkland, Fla., high school on Feb. 14. Anthony Rizzo, who is not scheduled to play in the Cubs' Spring Training opener against the Brewers, was wearing it for the workout on Friday. The Cubs will wear the caps again on Saturday for the home opener against the Rangers, and Rizzo will be in the lineup then.
The Tigers added another contestant to their rotation competition on Friday with a familiar face from Ron Gardenhire's past. Detroit agreed to terms with left-hander Francisco Liriano on a one-year contract.
With the first Spring Training game finally being played this week, there are sure to be players who emerge with breakout performances to win an Opening Day roster spot. MLB.com takes a crack at predicting which dark horse candidates across the league could make their team out of camp.
There may never be a return to true normalcy for the students and faculty at Stoneman Douglas High School. Not after the tragedy that struck the school in nearby Parkland, Fla., last week, when 17 people were killed in a horrific shooting.
One of the few chances a baseball player gets to express himself on the field is with his glove, which is why so many players can't wait for Wilson Sporting Goods -- the official glove of Major League Baseball -- to come through camp.
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