Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) —
Saturday was a bittersweet day in Surprise, Ariz. As the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers took the field for their Cactus League opener, there were mixed feelings and emotions. Sure, the excitement that’s always attached to the first spring training game was palpable. The hope that always exists when a new season dawns was there too. But there was also a degree of emptiness. That’s...
NY Times: Bats (JAMES WAGNER) —
Lucas Duda, who missed four months last season with a stress fracture in his back, received cortisone shots Friday after experiencing stiffness in his hips.