spring training

Russell Martin: Pirates Ready to Roll in 2014

By Lucas Frankel

Few teams have had it rougher than the Pittsburgh Pirates. Russell Martin who’s now in his 2nd year in Pittsburgh, said he’s encouraged with what he’s seen so far from his teammates.

John Farrell on Losing Jacoby Ellsbury

By Jessica Griffith

The Red Sox are adjusting to playing without Jacoby Ellsbury. Now playing for the Yankees, Boston is forced to have a new center fielder.

Maddon and the Rays Are Focused On The Fundamentals

By Isaac Moore

The Tampa Bay Rays won 92 games last year, but were unable to get past the Boston Red Sox in the Divisional round of the postseason. Rays Coach Joe Maddon believes his team must perfect it’s play if they want to make a deep run in the playoffs.

Hope on the Mound for Toronto

by Bianca Buono

The addition of a mix of superstars did not work out as planned for the Toronto Blue Jays. The team finished 74-88 and last in the AL East.

New Concussion Caps for Pitchers

By Jessica Griffith

MLB is doing what it can to protect pitchers. It created a padded cap to help shield pitchers from line drives.

Lavarnway is Making Progress at First Base

By Isaac Moore

This spring, Ryan Lavarnway is making the difficult transition of going from catcher to first base. Luckily, he has a teammate who made the same switch last year.

Jackie Bradley Jr. Isn’t Changing a Thing

By Korey O’Brien

Jacoby Ellsbury is now a Yankee. Grady Sizemore’s ability to perform is questionable. That leaves a lot of pressure on rookie center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr.

Inside the Grapefruit League 2013

WEBN Sports

WEBN Boston traveled to Florida to cover this year’s Grapefruit League. Get an inside look at players, coaches, and general managers throughout baseball as they prepare for the upcoming season.