Spring Training: Cactus League

Feb 22, 2013, 1:18 AM | Updated: Feb 23, 2013, 1:40 am

Kansas City Royals pitcher Bruce Chen throws during a baseball spring training workout Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost talks to pitchers during a spring training baseball workout, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Kansas City Royals pitcher Dan Wheeler practices bunting during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Greg Holland practices bunting during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Oakland Athletics' Brett Anderson checks the messages on his phone after reporting to baseball spring training Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Oakland Athletics' Bartolo Colon arrives for the start of baseball spring training Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Oakland Athletics' Hiroyuki Nakajima runs out of the dugout with his interpreter Hiroo Nishi after reporting for the start of baseball spring training, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) An Oakland Athletics player waits under a canopy as the rain continued to fall after players arrived for the start of baseball spring training, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia talks to Joe Blanton during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia hits a ball during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia makes a play during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Los Angeles Angels players make their way to the practice fields for a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Los Angeles Angels players make their way to the practice fields for a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa, right, of Japan, runs to first base as a coach hits a ball during a drill at spring training baseball Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Mesa, Ariz.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Chicago Cubs' Kyuji Fujikawa, right, of Japan, walks with interpreter Ryo Shinkawa, second from right, and teammates Matt Garza, left, and Edwin Jackson as they head to a practice field during a spring training baseball workouts for pitchers and catchers Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Mesa, Ariz.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Chicago Cubs' Kyuji Fujikawa, of Japan, throws a pitch during a spring training baseball workout for pitchers and catchers Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Mesa, Ariz.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Cleveland Indians pitcher Justin Masterson fields a ball during baseball spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Cleveland Indians players run during baseball spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Cleveland Indians pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, of Japan, throws during baseball spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Colorado Rockies' Jeff Francis throws during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Colorado Rockies' Yorvit Torrealba, left, talks with Jhoulys Chacin during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Colorado Rockies pitchers and catchers stretch before a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Colorado Rockies' Yorvit Torrealba, right, along with other catchers wait for the pitchers during a spring training baseball workout Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) San Francisco Giants' Tim Lincecum throws during a spring training baseball workout Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey tosses a baseball back to a fan after autographing it following a spring training baseball workout Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) A San Francisco Giants coach holds a catchers mitt full of baseballs during a spring training baseball workout Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey talks on his cellphone baseball spring training in Dunedin, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette) Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Josh Johnson pitches in the bullpen during baseball spring training in Dunedin, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette) Toronto Blue Jays players warm up during baseball spring training in Dunedin, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette) Led by Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish, right, pitchers are silhouetted as they run between drills during a spring training baseball workout on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington watches a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish, from Japan, throws during a baseball spring training workout Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland throws during a baseball spring training workout Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Texas Rangers pitcher Yoshinori Tateyama, from Japan, throws during a baseball spring training workout Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum, right, bumps fists with Matt Garza during a spring training baseball workout, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Chicago Cubs' Kyuji Fujikawa fields a ground ball during a spring training baseball workout, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Chicago Cubs' Carlos Marmol loses the grip on a ball during a baseball spring training workout Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Chicago Cubs players make their way to a practice field during a spring training baseball workout, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Los Angeles Angels players, from left, Josh Hamilton, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols have some fun before a news conference at spring training baseball Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Los Angeles Angels' Josh Hamilton speaks a news conference at spring training baseball Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols listens to his teammate talk during a news conference at spring training baseball Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Los Angeles Angels players, from left, Josh Hamilton, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols attend a news conference at spring training baseball Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Oakland Athletics' Jarrod Parker fields a ground ball during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Oakland Athletics' Bartolo Colon fields a ground ball during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Oakland Athletics players stretch before a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin, center, watches as players stretch before a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost watches a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Kansas City Royals pitcher Nate Adcock throws during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Kansas City Royals pitcher John Lamb runs during a spring training baseball workout Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) San Francisco Giants' Marco Scutaro, right, throws after Brandon Crawford, left, tosses Scutaro the ball during a spring training baseball workout Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
San Francisco Giants' Kensuke Tanaka, left, prepares to field a ground ball as Marco Scutaro watches during baseball spring training Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford makes a throw during baseball spring training Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval fields a ground ball during baseball spring training Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy watches batting practice during a spring training baseball workout Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier bunts during baseball spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman throws during baseball spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker watches during spring training baseball in Goodyear, Ariz., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Cincinnati Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan works out during spring training baseball in Goodyear, Ariz., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto throws during baseball spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, of South Korea, stretches during spring training baseball in Goodyear, Ariz.,Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Bourn watches during spring training baseball workouts in Goodyear, Ariz., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera walks on the field during spring training baseball workouts in Goodyear, Ariz., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Cleveland Indians players watch a drill during spring training baseball workouts in Goodyear, Ariz., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) San Diego Padres players stretch during a baseball spring training workout Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Chicago White Sox's Kevan Smith catches live pitching during a spring training baseball workout, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Chicago White Sox's Alejandro De Aza runs the bases during baseball spring training Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Chicago White Sox's Jake Peavy throws during a spring training baseball workout, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax signs autographs during spring training baseball in Phoenix, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly throws batting practice during spring training baseball in Phoenix, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Skip Schumaker fields a ball during spring training baseball in Phoenix, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez throws during spring training baseball in Phoenix, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez fields a ball during baseball spring training in Phoenix, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp, left, talks with hitting coach Mark McGwire during spring training baseball in Phoenix, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during baseball spring training in Phoenix, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Los Angeles Dodgers' Carl Crawford swings during baseball spring training in Phoenix, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler takes batting practice during spring training baseball Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez gets ready for batting practice during baseball spring training Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Players for the Kansas City Royals warm up for a baseball spring training session Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon is silhouetted as he flips his bat while waiting during batting practice at ball spring training baseball Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost talks to his players during a baseball spring training workout Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar catches a ball during baseball spring training Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Kansas City Royals' Miguel Tejada throws during a baseball spring training workout Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Brian Omogrosso holds out a grip on the baseball for teammates during baseball spring training in Phoenix, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Chicago White Sox infielder Carlos Sanchez throws during baseball spring training in Phoenix, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham throws during spring training baseball in Phoenix, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko throws during spring training baseball in Phoenix, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale throws during spring training baseball in Phoenix, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Chicago White Sox warm up during spring training baseball in Phoenix, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Chicago White Sox pitcher Matt Lindstrom is silhouetted as he stretches during spring training baseball in Phoenix, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Spring Training: Cactus League