York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez blows a bubble during a
spring training baseball workout, Monday, March 2,
2015, in Tampa, Fla.
A look at
the highlights of what's happening all around spring
training today in Florida and Arizona:
Rodriguez is set to be the designated hitter for two or
three at-bats when the Yankees host the Phillies in Tampa,
Florida, Wednesday. It will be his first game in 17 months
after serving a one-year drug suspension. "I'll be a
little nervous," he said. "I have some
Angeles Dodgers' Jimmy Rollins throws a ball during
a spring training baseball workout Wednesday, Feb.
25, 2015, in Phoenix.
slugger Paul Goldschmidt faces another major league team
for the first time since his left hand was broken by a
pitch last August. The All-Star first baseman and the
Diamondbacks take on Colorado.
Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins is going to lead off in
the spring opener against the White Sox. Manager Don
Mattingly says he expects Rollins to stay atop the LA
lineup this season, and that's fine with the former
Philadelphia star. "I like that feeling of going out
there and leading the way," Rollins said.
Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt swings in batting
practice during spring training baseball workouts
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
leadoff man Michael Bourn makes his spring debut vs. the
Reds after spending the winter honing his running skills.
The four-time NL stolen-base leader worked with former
Olympic track star Leroy Burrell at the University of
Houston. Bourn is healthy and Cleveland is counting on him
to rebound from an injury-riddled 2014.
Peavy begins his first full season with San Francisco,
facing the A's. Always animated on the mound, Peavy went
6-4 with a 2.17 ERA in 12 starts down the stretch last
year after the eventual World Series champions got him