A family matter is keeping San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto in his native Domincan Republic, and there's still no timetable for him to join the team in Arizona for the spring training.
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It appears San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy will be employing a different strategy with his roster to begin the 2017 season.
The Dodgers' choice between Yasiel Puig and Andre Ethier is just one of this year's old-fashioned camp competitions. Who's battling where and who wins?
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
The Giants said goodbye to outfielder Gregor "The White Shark" Blanco over the winter, but signed closer "Mark the Shark" Melancon as a free agent. That's fine with pitcher Jeff Samardzija, who has first dibs on the nickname. "We work with multiple sharks here," Samardzija said. "I don't necessarily have any specific genome."
After last year's epic bullpen breakdown, the Giants turned the page and signed Mark Melancon to lead a new crew for late-game relief. Will his arrival cure what ailed them?
Infielder Aaron Hill has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants and would get a $2 million, one-year deal if he makes the 40-man roster.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
Matt Moore throwing a bullpen session at Giants camp. One NL West evaluator thinks he's "ready to take off" in 2017.
Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer
It's time to get used to it. Sergio Romo throwing his first official bullpen in a Dodgers uniform.
Adding Mark Melancon is big for the Giants, but they also lost plenty of valuable pieces to free agency.
The 29-year-old South Korean hit .330 with 26 homers and 104 RBIs in the KBO last season. Hwang is pretty much an unknown which could be fun to watch once camp opens.
Matt Cain is part of the competition to be the Giants' fifth starter.
Jason Heyward to center? Matt Wieters to L.A.? And who is Francis Martes? Position changes, trades and breakthroughs will make news before Opening Day.
Invitations to camp can mean first glances for prospects and last chances for veterans like Josh Hamilton. Who should be on your spring scorecard?
Barry Bonds is in discussion with the San Francisco Giants to do a stint with the club as an instructor during spring training. Bonds spent last season as hitting coach for the Miami Marlins.
The Cubs and Indians -- last season's World Series participants -- are projected for the most victories as the Atlantis Casino on Friday became the first sportsbook to post 2017 win totals.
San Francisco Giants players shared their respect and admiration for reliever Javier Lopez on social media after Lopez announced his retirement on Wednesday.
Former Giants and Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson is sporting a new look as he attempts to make a comeback as a knuckleballer.
Brian Wilson, who hasn't pitched professionally since 2014, recently has thrown for at least two teams, Yahoo Sports reports, and is focusing on his knuckleball.
Reliever Javier Lopez told Fox Sports that he has decided to retire after 14 seasons in the majors.
Infielder Gordon Beckham has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants and will attend spring training with the big league club.
Clayton Kershaw's curve will still be getting batters out in 10 years, and Madison Bumgarner's slider/cutter thing, which is about 10 different pitches, depending on the velocity, will continue to fool batters.
Are the Cubs positioned to repeat, or is another contender ready to steal the crown? We examine where MLB's elite stand heading into 2017.
Thanks to sneaky-good drafts, the Giants' strong farm system has prospects they can promote or can parlay in trades.
A mega-deal involving an ace? Both teams get an A. Whiff badly as one AL Central team did? That's an F. Here's our hot stove report card for 2017.
Dustin Pedroia getting down and dirty. Trea Turner's speed. Nelson Cruz's power. Put those all together and there's a lot to be excited about in 2017.