Spring Training

John Madden: Will Ferrell ‘Lacks Respect’ By Playing In Spring Training GamesMadden said he won't be tuning in when the actor and comedian takes the field at five Arizona Cactus League games, playing all nine positions.
9 Tweets That Capture Will Ferrell's Brief Career As An Oakland AthleticThe Oakland A’s spring training routine got a jolt Thursday from comedian Will Ferrell and his attempt to play in 10 positions for 10 teams in five different Cactus League games in one day.
Things Heating Up More Than Ever Before At Spring Training In ArizonaEvery February, The San Francisco Giants gather for Spring Training at their home Park in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 1977, the A's opened the newly built Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona.
Ambidextrous Pitcher Could Be 2nd In Modern Major League Baseball If He Cracks A's RosterPat Venditte is used to it by now. Teammates, coaches and others regularly stop him for a chance to check out his one-of-a-kind glove, the same one he has used for years featuring space for either hand.
Madison Bumgarner Goes Full Paul Bunyan Mode For Giants Photo ShootThe enduring image of Madison Bumgarner’s domination during his epic playoff performance for the San Francisco Giants last season is getting burnished even more following a photo shoot Monday.
5 Reasons To Get Excited For Spring TrainingPitchers and catchers report today for 13 of the MLB teams, with 5 teams reporting yesterday to their various spring training locations.
Lincecum Escapes Major Injury On Grounder, A’s Beat Giants In ExhibitionGiants pitcher Tim Lincecum escaped what appeared to be a serious injury with only a bruised left knee in his final spring start.
Kazmir Sharp, A’s Defeat Giants In ExhibitionScott Kazmir pitched two-hit ball into the sixth inning, Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on Thursday night.
Giants Defeat Rockies, Wrap Up Spring Training In ArizonaJorge De La Rosa tuned up for his opening-day start with six shutout innings for the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, but Hector Sanchez hit a game-ending two-run homer to give the San Francisco Giants an 8-6 win.
Bumgarner Ends Spring With 1.19 ERA, Giants Top Brewers In Cactus LeagueSan Francisco starter Madison Bumgarner extended his Cactus League scoreless streak to 21 1-3 straight innings and retired 13 of the first 14 batters before Khris Davis hit a long home run to left-center in the fifth.
Lincecum Hit Hard But Giants Rally Past RoyalsTim Lincecum was tagged for 11 hits and 7 runs, including 3 homers, but the Giants came all the way back to beat the Kansas City Royals 13-9 on Sunday.
Cespedes Homers In A's 6-4 Loss To MarinersOakland's Yoenis Cespedes hit his first home run of spring training, but the Seattle Mariners rallied for four runs in the ninth inning to beat a split-squad of Athletics on Sunday.