Cards manager Shildt says Goldschmidt better than advertised

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis manager Mike Shildt's phone lit up with texts and calls praising the character of Paul Goldschmidt after the Cardinals traded for the slugging first baseman in December....

Nats' Zimmerman: Trying to win should be norm, not exception

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman finds it odd that so many teams now feel the need to announce they are trying to win. "I try and win every day," the veteran Washington Na...

Cardinals taking it slowly with Ozuna's repaired shoulder

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Marcel Ozuna will be on a limited throwing program to start the spring but is expected to be ready for opening day, manager Mike Shildt said Satur...

Versatile Romo feeling young as part of rebuilding Marlins

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Veteran reliever Sergio Romo believes Miami's rebuilt roster can become his fountain of youth. "I think the youth here gives me energy, gives me confidence that ...

RHP Straily will go on disabled list for ailing Marlins

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Dan Straily will begin the season on the disabled list, the latest setback for the depleted Miami Marlins. Straily was originally set to start the second...

Trimmer Wieters looks to rebound from career-worst season

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Washington Nationals catcher Matt Wieters entered camp hoping a weight reduced to 225 pounds will help rectify last year's .225 batting average. Healthy ...

Well-suited Keuchel, champ Astros set for White House visit

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dallas Keuchel's new suit arrived not a moment too soon. Now the ace pitcher has the proper attire to wear when visiting the most famous residence in the...

Nationals star Murphy takes first on-field BP of the spring

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy didn't experience any issues during his first on-field batting practice of the spring on Saturday. Work...

Home runs remain a problem for Marlins' Chen

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The same issue that plagued Wei-Yin Chen during his first season with the Miami Marlins continues to trouble him. Chen allowed two more homers in Miami's 3-0 los...

Yankees' Gregorius has injured shoulder, return uncertain

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt. ...

Jeff Bagwell aiding Yuli Gurriel's transition to first

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Yuli Gurriel has a special guest instructor this week to help him get more familiar with playing first base: newly elected Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell. "I...

Scherzer knuckles down, comes up with new fastball grip

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Max Scherzer has come to grips with a finger injury — by coming up with a new, unusual grip for his fastball. The Washington Nationals ace won the NL ...

Ichiro Suzuki hitless in Marlins spring debut

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Now that he has Ichiro Suzuki is back on the field, Miami manager Don Mattingly looks forward to resting him — at least once the regular season starts. The 43-ye...

Wainwright throws minor leaguer a gift with car rental

JUPITER, Florida (AP) — St. Louis pitcher Ryan Sherriff thought clubhouse prankster Adam Wainwright was taking him for a ride. Turns out, he was about to be given one. When the Cardi...

New Cuban outfielder could see Cards' MLB roster this year

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Newly acquired Adolis Garcia is still a couple of weeks from seeing Grapefruit League action after agreeing to a minor league contract, but Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak...