Cleveland Indians
Manager: Eric Wedge (first season).
2002: 74-88, third place.
Training Town: Winter Haven, Fla. Park: Chain O' Lakes Park.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 14/Feb. 19.
He's Here: OF Shane Spencer, LHP Brian Anderson, RHP Jason Bere, C A.J. Hinch, OF Wendell Magee, 1B Travis Hafner, RHP Aaron Myette.
He's Outta Here: 1B Jim Thome, 1B Lee Stevens, RHP Charles Nagy, RHP Jaret Wright, C Eddie Perez, C Einar Diaz, RHP Ryan Drese.
Spring Chicken: 1B Travis Hafner. Acquired from Texas in December, Hafner will be counted on to help make up for the loss of Jim Thome. Hafner hit .341 with 21 HRs in 401 ABs at Triple-A. Also drew more walks (79) than strikeouts (76).
Chicago White Sox
Manager: Jerry Manuel (sixth year).
2002: 81-81, second place.
Training Town: Tucson, Ariz. Park: Tucson Electric Park.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 16/Feb. 21.
He's Here: RHP Bartolo Colon, RHP Billy Koch, C Sandy Alomar Jr., OF Armando Rios, RHP Tom Gordon, RHP Rick White, 1B Brian Daubach.
He's Outta Here: RHP Keith Foulke, C Mark Johnson, 1B Jeff Liefer, RHP Antonio Osuna, RHP Todd Ritchie, LHP Jim Parque, SS Royce Clayton.
Spring Chicken: OF Joe Borchard. Former Stanford quarterback is one of the top power-hitting prospects. Has great size -- 6-foot-5, 220 pounds -- and hit 20 HRs but also has holes in his swing as evidenced by 139 Ks in 438 ABs at Triple-A.
Detroit Tigers
Manager: Alan Trammell (first season).
2002: 55-106, fifth place.
Training Town: Lakeland, Fla. Park: Joker Marchant Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 12/Feb. 17.
He's Here: LHP Pedro Feliciano, C Bill Haselman, OF Ernie Young, 2B Warren Morris, LHP Steve Avery, OF Gene Kingsale.
He's Outta Here: OF Robert Fick, INF Damian Jackson, RHP Juan Acevedo, 3B Chris Truby, OF Wendell Magee, 1B Randall Simon, LHP Mark Redman.
Spring Chicken: SS Omar Infante. Excellent defender and still developing as a hitter. Weighs only 150 pounds despite being 6-feet. If he fills out could become a more dangerous hitter. Batted .268 with 4 HRs and 19 SBs as a 20-year-old at Triple-A. Hit .333 in late-season callup.
Kansas City Royals
Manager: Tony Pena (second season).
2002: 62-100, fourth place.
Training Town: Surprise, Ariz. Park: Bills Parker Field.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 14/Feb. 19.
He's Here: RHP Albie Lopez, INF Desi Relaford, C Mike DiFelice, RHP James Baldwin.
He's Outta Here: RHP Paul Byrd, RHP Roberto Hernandez, SS Neifi Perez, OF Chuck Knoblauch, C A.J. Hinch, 2B Luis Alicea, RHP Blake Stein.
Spring Chicken: SS Angel Berroa. Kansas City's top prospect a year ago struggled with a knee injury in 2002. Should get the starting nod with Neifi Perez gone. Acquired from Oakland in three-way trade for Johnny Damon in January 2001. Has poor strike zone judgment with 84 Ks and 15 BBs at Triple-A.
Minnesota Twins
Manager: Ron Gardenhire (second season).
2002: 94-67, first place.
Training Town: Fort Myers, Fla. Park: Hammond Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 16/Feb. 21.
He's Here: INF Chris Gomez, RHP Mike Fetters.
He's Outta Here: RHP Bob Wells, RHP Mike Jackson, DH David Ortiz, INF Jay Canizaro, C Javier Valentin, RHP Matt Kinney.
Spring Chicken: 1B Justin Morneau. Big left-handed power hitter hit 16 HRs in pitcher-friendly Eastern League despite being slowed by a virus. Has 30-homer potential and could contribute this season. Not as slick defensively as incumbent Doug Mientkiewicz, but his bat could get him to the majors quickly.
Baltimore Orioles
Manager: Mike Hargrove (fourth season).
2002: 67-95, fourth place.
Training Town: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Park: Fort Lauderdale Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 13/Feb. 18.
He's Here: SS Deivi Cruz, LHP Omar Daal, RHP Kerry Ligtenberg, 3B Jeff Reboulet, INF John Valentin.
He's Outta Here: SS Mike Bordick, OF Chris Singleton.
Spring Chicken: OF Darnell McDonald. Not much to choose from in this weak farm system. McDonald is not a power hitter, but he can make contact run the bases and did have 30 doubles in the minors last year. Could contribute soon in the big leagues.
Boston Red Sox
Manager: Grady Little (second season).
2002: 93-69, second place.
Training Town: Fort Myers, Fla. Park: City of Palms Park.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 14/Feb. 19.
He's Here: OF Jeremy Giambi, 2B Todd Walker, 3B Bill Mueller, RHP Ramiro Mendoza, RHP Chad Fox, RHP Mike Timlin, RHP Ryan Rupe, INF Damian Jackson, 1B Dave Nilsson, DH David Ortiz, RHP Bronson Arroyo.
He's Outta Here: OF Cliff Floyd, RHP Ugueth Urbina, 1B Tony Clark, 1B Brian Daubach, INF Rey Sanchez, OF Rickey Henderson, RHP Rolando Arrojo, RHP Dustin Hermanson.
Spring Chicken: 3B Kevin Youkilis. Could be the long-term solution at third base as the Red Sox prefer Youkilis' plate discipline to All-Star Shea Hillenbrand's free-swinging approach. Walked 93 times last season and batted .310. Needs to develop more power.
New York Yankees
Manager: Joe Torre (eighth season).
2002: 103-58, first place.
Training Town: Tampa, Fla. Park: Legends Field.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 11/Feb. 16.
He's Here: OF Hideki Matsui, RHP Jose Contreras, LHP Chris Hammond, RHP Juan Acevedo, RHP Antonio Osuna, INF Todd Zeile, RHP Jon Lieber, C John Flaherty.
He's Outta Here: LHP Mike Stanton, RHP Ramiro Mendoza, RHP Orlando Hernandez, OF Shane Spencer, OF John Vander Wal, INF Ron Coomer.
Spring Chicken: 3B Drew Henson. Could be one of the last spring trainings for the former Michigan quarterback. Struggled at Triple-A last season, batting .240 with 18 HRs and 151 Ks in 471 ABs. He also committed 35 errors. If he doesn't show more baseball ability soon, he could always fall back on a football career. Henson is eligible for April's NFL draft.
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Manager: Lou Piniella (first season).
2002: 55-106, fifth place.
Training Town: St. Petersburg, Fla. Park: Al Lang Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 13/Feb. 18.
He's Here: SS Rey Ordonez, 3B Chris Truby, 2B Marlon Anderson, INF Jay Canizaro, RHP Blake Stein, RHP Steve Parris, LHP Jim Parque, OF Ryan Thompson, RHP Bob Wells, 1B Lee Stevens, C Jorge Fabregas, INF Antonio Perez.
He's Outta Here: OF Randy Winn, RHP Esteban Yan, LHP Wilson Alvarez, RHP Tanyon Sturtze, RHP Ryan Rupe, RHP Paul Wilson, 1B Steve Cox, INF Andy Sheets, C John Flaherty, INF Russ Johnson.
Spring Chicken: OF Rocco Baldelli. The 21-year-old raced through the minors from Class-A to Triple-A in one season. Has good speed and plays outstanding defense in center field. Could develop into a power hitter despite only nine homers last season. Not the most patient hitter -- he didn't draw walk in 96 at-bats at Triple-A.
Toronto Blue Jays
Manager: Carlos Tosca (second season).
2002: 78-84, third place.
Training Town: Dunedin, Fla. Park: Dunedin Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 15/Feb. 20.
He's Here: RHP Cory Lidle, OF Frank Catalanotto, RHP Tanyon Sturtze, SS Mike Bordick, C Greg Myers, RHP Jeff Tam, LHP Doug Creek.
He's Outta Here: RHP Chris Carpenter, OF Jose Cruz Jr., SS Felipe Lopez, RHP Steve Parris, RHP Esteban Loaiza.
Spring Chicken: OF Jayson Werth. Converted catcher has both speed (24 steals) and power (18 homers). Shifted from behind the plate because of the presence of prospect Kevin Cash. Former first-round pick by Baltimore, Werth was traded to Toronto in December 2000 for pitcher John Bale.
Anaheim Angels
Manager: Mike Scioscia (fourth season).
2002: 99-63, wild card, World Series champions.
Training Town: Tempe, Ariz. Park: Tempe Diablo Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 14/Feb. 19.
He's Here: OF Eric Owens, LHP Rich Rodriguez, C Wilbert Nieves.
He's Outta Here: OF Alex Ochoa, OF Orlando Palmeiro, RHP Lou Pote, LHP Dennis Cook, RHP Al Levine.
Spring Chicken: RHP Bobby Jenks. Anaheim won the World Series behind a pair of rookie pitchers last year -- Francisco Rodriguez and John Lackey. Jenks throws harder than both, being clocked above 100 mph at Double-A. Needs to work on his control (90 walks in 123 innings) and develop an off-speed pitch to make it beyond Double-A.
Oakland Athletics
Manager: Ken Macha (first season).
2002: 103-59, first place.
Training Town: Phoenix. Park: Phoenix Municipal Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 15/Feb. 19.
He's Here: 1B Erubiel Durazo, RHP Keith Foulke, OF Chris Singleton, LHP John Halama, C Mark Johnson, RHP Joe Valentine, RHP Jeremy Fikac, LHP Ed Yarnall, RHP Roy Smith.
He's Outta Here: RHP Billy Koch, RHP Cory Lidle, 2B Ray Durham, INF-OF John Mabry, C Greg Myers, INF Olmedo Saenz, RHP Jeff Tam, LHP Mike Venafro, RHP Mike Fyhrie.
Spring Chicken: Joe Valentine. Acquired from the White Sox in the Koch trade, the 23-year-old could be Oakland's closer of the future. A converted catcher, Valentine went 4-1 with 36 saves and a 1.97 ERA at Double-A Birmingham last season. He was selected minor league reliever of the year after leading all of the minors in saves.
Seattle Mariners
Manager: Bob Melvin (first season).
2002: 93-69, third place.
Training Town: Peoria, Ariz. Park: Peoria Sports Complex.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 9/Feb. 16.
He's Here: OF Randy Winn, 1B Greg Colbrunn, INF-OF John Mabry, RHP Jamey Wright.
He's Outta Here: Manager Lou Piniella, RHP James Baldwin, RHP Paul Abbott, LHP Doug Creek, INF Desi Relaford, RHP Ismael Valdes, OF Ruben Sierra, LHP John Halama, INF-OF Charles Gipson.
Spring Chicken: OF Chris Snelling. Australian-native batted .326 in Double-A before getting a shot in the big leagues. After less than two weeks in Seattle, Snelling tore up his right knee and missed the rest of the season. Hits for average with some power and is also a threat on the bases. Could compete for playing time this season.
Texas Rangers
Manager: Buck Showalter (first season).
2002: 72-90, fourth place.
Training Town: Surprise, Ariz. Park: Bills Parker Field.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 12/Feb. 17.
He's Here: RHP Ugueth Urbina, RHP Esteban Yan, RHP John Thomson, RHP Ismael Valdes, OF Ruben Sierra, C Einar Diaz, RHP Ryan Drese, OF Doug Glanville, LHP Aaron Fultz, OF Ryan Christenson.
He's Outta Here: C Ivan Rodriguez, LHP Kenny Rogers, OF Frank Catalanotto, OF Todd Hollandsworth, LHP John Rocker, RHP Hideki Irabu, OF Calvin Murray, LHP Rich Rodriguez, LHP Dennys Reyes, RHP Aaron Myette.
Spring Chicken: 3B Mark Teixeira. One of the top hitting prospects in baseball, switch-hitter batted .318 with 19 HRs and 69 RBIs at Class-A and Double-A. Very disciplined hitter, but has problems in the field. Could become a first baseman or DH down the line.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Manager: Lloyd McClendon (3rd season).
2002: 72-89, 4th place.
Training Town: Bradenton, Fla. Park: McKechnie Field.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 14/Feb. 19.
He's Here: OF Matt Stairs, RHP Jeff Suppan, 1B Randall Simon, RHP Matt Herges, RHP Nelson Figueroa, RHP Mark Corey, RHP Rolando Arrojo, RHP Jeff D'Amico, LHP Dennys Reyes, LHP Mike Holtz, RHP Julian Tavarez.
He's Outta Here: OF Adrian Brown, RHP Francisco Cordova, OF Armando Rios, LHP Jimmy Anderson, C Keith Osik, INF Mike Benjamin, OF Darren Lewis, LHP Ron Villone.
Spring Chicken: RHP Bryan Bullington. The No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft, Bullington didn't sign with the Pirates until October. He was 11-3 with a 2.84 ERA last season at Ball State. He will be invited to spring training but most likely will start the season at Class A.
Chicago Cubs
Manager: Dusty Baker (1st season).
2002: 67-95, 5th place.
Training Town: Mesa, Ariz. Park: HoHoKam Park.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 13/Feb. 18.
He's Here: LHP Mike Remlinger, OF Troy O'Leary, LHP Shawn Estes, INF Ramon Martinez, RHP Dave Veres, INF-OF Lenny Harris, LHP Mike Sirotka, LHP Mark Guthrie, OF Tom Goodwin, OF Charles Gipson, C Damian Miller, C Paul Bako, 1B Eric Karros, INF Mark Grudzielanek.
He's Outta Here: C Todd Hundley, 1B Fred McGriff, RHP Jon Lieber, INF Chris Stynes, C Joe Girardi, RHP Jason Bere, RHP Pat Mahomes.
Spring Chicken: 1B Hee Seop Choi. The 23-year-old will probably platoon with Eric Karros at first. Has both patience and power, hitting 26 HRs and walking 95 times at Triple-A last season. There are questions about his ability to hit major league fastballs.
Cincinnati Reds
Manager: Bob Boone (3rd season).
2002: 78-84, 3rd place.
Training Town: Sarasota, Fla. Park: Ed Smith Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 13/Feb. 18.
He's Here: SS Felipe Lopez, RHP Paul Wilson, LHP Kent Mercker, RHP Pete Harnisch, INF Wilton Guerrero, LHP Felix Heredia, LHP Jimmy Anderson.
He's Outta Here: LHP Shawn Estes, RHP Brian Moehler, RHP Joey Hamilton, RHP Elmer Dessens, 2B Todd Walker, RHP Jared Fernandez.
Spring Chicken: 3B Brandon Larson. Aaron Boone shifted to second base to make room for Larson, who hit .340 with 25 HRs and 69 RBIs in 80 games at Triple-A last season. Did well in late-season callup, batting .275 with 4 HRs and 13 RBIs in 23 games. Reds envision him as a 30-homer threat in the big leagues.
Houston Astros
Manager: Jimy Williams (2nd season).
2002: 84-78, 2nd place.
Training Town: Kissimmee, Fla. Park: Osceola County Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 15/Feb. 18.
He's Here: 2B Jeff Kent, RHP Brian Moehler, RHP Jared Fernandez, LHP Jesus Sanchez.
He's Outta Here: OF Daryle Ward, INF Mark Loretta, RHP Dave Mlicki, LHP Pedro Borbon, RHP Doug Brocail, RHP Tom Gordon, RHP Nelson Cruz.
Spring Chicken: RHP Brad Lidge. Just the latest hard-throwing pitching prospect to come through Houston's organization. Has pitched only 200 innings in five pro seasons because of elbow and shoulder injuries. Could ease into the bullpen this season as another power arm to go with Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner.
Milwaukee Brewers
Manager: Ned Yost (1st season).
2002: 55-106, 6th place.
Training Town: Phoenix. Park: Maryvale Baseball Park.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 15/Feb. 18.
He's Here: SS Royce Clayton, RHP Dave Mlicki, OF John Vander Wal, C Eddie Perez, C Keith Osik, RHP Todd Ritchie, OF Brady Clark, RHP Chuck Smith, C Javier Valentin, RHP Matt Kinney.
He's Outta Here: SS Jose Hernandez, OF Matt Stairs, RHP Chad Fox, OF Lenny Harris, C Jorge Fabregas, C Paul Bako.
Spring Chicken: RHP Ben Diggins. Acquired last summer from Los Angeles for Tyler Houston, the former first-round pick showed signs of development with Milwaukee. A hard-thrower, the 6-foot-7 Diggins could be the closer of the future for the Brewers.
St. Louis Cardinals
Manager: Tony La Russa (8th season).
2002: 97-65, 1st place.
Training Town: Jupiter, Fla. Park: Roger Dean Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 14/Feb. 18.
He's Here: RHP Dustin Hermanson, RHP Brett Tomko, RHP Chris Carpenter, OF Alex Ochoa, OF Orlando Palmeiro, C Joe Girardi, RHP Joey Hamilton, RHP Al Levine, C Steve Torrealba.
He's Outta Here: LHP Chuck Finley, RHP Dave Veres, RHP Andy Benes, RHP Rick White, RHP Jamey Wright, RHP Luther Hackman, C Mike DiFelice.
Spring Chicken: RHP Jimmy Journell. Injuries limited him to 17 games last season and prevented him from making it to the majors. He did pitch well when healthy and could make it to the big leagues this season, possibly as a reliever.
Atlanta Braves
Manager: Bobby Cox (14th season).
2002: 101-59, 1st place.
Training Town: Kissimmee, Fla. Park: Disney Wide World of Sports Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 13/Feb. 18.
He's Here: LHP Mike Hampton, RHP Russ Ortiz, RHP Paul Byrd, 1B Robert Fick, RHP Roberto Hernandez, LHP Ray King, LHP Mike Venafro, C Johnny Estrada.
He's Outta Here: LHP Tom Glavine, RHP Kevin Millwood, LHP Damian Moss, LHP Chris Hammond, LHP Mike Remlinger, INF Wes Helms, INF Keith Lockhart, RHP Kerry Ligtenberg, RHP Tim Spooneybarger, RHP Albie Lopez.
Spring Chicken: SS Wilson Betemit. Struggled last season with an ankle injury, but still hit .245 with 8 HRs as 20-year-old at Triple-A. Could develop into a legitimate power hitter when he fills out his 6-foot-2, 155-pound frame. Could force Rafael Furcal to move to second or third base or Betemit himself might end up moving.
Florida Marlins
Manager: Jeff Torborg (2nd season).
2002: 79-83, 4th place.
Training Town: Jupiter, Fla. Park: Roger Dean Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 15/Feb. 18.
He's Here: C Ivan Rodriguez, OF Juan Pierre, OF Todd Hollandsworth, OF Gerald Williams, LHP Mark Redman, RHP Tim Spooneybarger.
He's Outta Here: C Charles Johnson, OF Preston Wilson, OF Kevin Millar, OF Eric Owens, RHP Julian Tavarez, LHP Graeme Lloyd, LHP Vic Darensbourg, 2B Homer Bush, OF Tim Raines.
Spring Chicken: RHP Justin Wayne. Acquired from Montreal in Cliff Floyd deal, Wayne is not overpowering but has good control and uses his changeup well. The former first-round pick could work his way into Florida's rotation by the end of the year -- or sooner if the Marlins' staff has more injuries.
Montreal Expos
Manager: Frank Robinson (2nd season).
2002: 83-79, 2nd place.
Training Town: Melbourne, Fla. Park: Space Coast Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 13/Feb. 18.
He's Here: RHP Orlando Hernandez, 1B Jeff Liefer, RHP Rocky Biddle, OF Damon Buford.
He's Outta Here: RHP Bartolo Colon, RHP Matt Herges, OF Troy O'Leary, 1B Andres Galarraga, RHP Masato Yoshii, INF-OF Wilton Guerrero.
Spring Chicken: RHP Seung Song. GM Omar Minaya lost two prospects when he acquired Cliff Floyd from Florida but did a good job getting Song from Boston when he traded Floyd a couple of weeks later. The 22-year-old South Korean struck out 126 in 121 innings at Double-A. His season was shortened by a shoulder injury but he looks healthy for this season.
New York Mets
Manager: Art Howe (1st season).
2002: 75-86, 5th place.
Training Town: Port St. Lucie, Fla. Park: St. Lucie County Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 13/Feb. 17.
He's Here: LHP Tom Glavine, OF Cliff Floyd, LHP Mike Stanton, SS Rey Sanchez, LHP Graeme Lloyd, OF Tsuyoshi Shinjo, INF Russ Johnson.
He's Outta Here: 3B Edgardo Alfonzo, SS Rey Ordonez, LHP Mark Guthrie, RHP John Thomson, RHP Jeff D'Amico, RHP Steve Reed, INF John Valentin.
Spring Chicken: SS Jose Reyes. Considered by many to be the best prospect in baseball, Reyes will have a chance to make the majors out of spring training. Reyes, who will turn 20 in June, hit .288 with 8 HRs, 26 2Bs, 19 3Bs and 64 RBIs in Class A and Double-A last season. He also stole 74 bases. Mets are counting heavily on Reyes in the near future.
Philadelphia Phillies
Manager: Larry Bowa (3rd season).
2002: 80-81, 3rd place.
Training Town: Clearwater, Fla. Park: Jack Russell Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 14/Feb. 19.
He's Here: 1B Jim Thome, RHP Kevin Millwood, 3B David Bell, INF Tyler Houston, RHP Mike Fyhrie.
He's Outta Here: RHP Ricky Bottalico, RHP Mike Timlin, OF Doug Glanville, 1B Travis Lee, 2B Marlon Anderson, OF Jeremy Giambi, C Johnny Estrada.
Spring Chicken: OF Marlon Byrd. Should be the starting center fielder on opening day. A line-drive hitter with good speed, Byrd hit .297 with 15 HRs, 37 2Bs, 63 RBIs and 15 SBs at Triple-A last year. There won't be too much pressure on Byrd in a deep lineup.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Manager: Bob Brenly (3rd season).
2002: 98-64, 1st place.
Training Town: Tucson, Ariz. Park: Tucson Electric Park.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 12/Feb. 17.
He's Here: RHP Elmer Dessens, LHP Ron Villone, RHP Mike Jackson, RHP Ricky Bottalico, RHP Manny Aybar, INF Carlos Baerga.
He's Outta Here: 1B Erubiel Durazo, C Damian Miller, INF Jay Bell, 1B Greg Colbrunn, LHP Brian Anderson, RHP Rick Helling, RHP Mike Morgan, RHP Mike Fetters.
Spring Chicken: 1B Lyle Overbay. Should get the opportunity to play following trade of Durazo. A career .345 hitter in the minors, Overbay batted .343 with 19 HRs and 109 RBIs at Triple-A last year. A gap hitter, Overbay is slow on the bases and needs work defensively. He has a great tutor in veteran Mark Grace.
Colorado Rockies
Manager: Clint Hurdle (2nd season).
2002: 73-89, 4th place.
Training Town: Tucson, Ariz. Park: Hi Corbett Field.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 14/Feb. 18.
He's Here: C Charles Johnson, OF Preston Wilson, INF Jose Hernandez, 3B Chris Stynes, RHP Steve Reed, RHP Rich Garces, LHP Vic Darensbourg, RHP Nelson Cruz, LHP Darren Oliver, 2B Pablo Ozuna.
He's Outta Here: LHP Mike Hampton, OF Juan Pierre, 3B Todd Zeile, RHP Sean Lowe, 2B Jose Ortiz, C Sandy Alomar Jr., C Gary Bennett, LHP Kent Mercker, RHP Pete Harnisch, 2B Terry Shumpert.
Spring Chicken: RHP Jason Young. Rockies have done a much better job developing pitchers than bringing in veterans from other teams. Young could be next. Had a 2.64 ERA at Double-A and a 4.97 mark in the high altitude at Triple-A Colorado Springs. Struck out 150 batters in 169 innings, showing good velocity.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Manager: Jim Tracy (3rd season).
2002: 92-70, 3rd place.
Training Town: Vero Beach, Fla. Park: Holman Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 12/Feb. 17.
He's Here: 1B Fred McGriff, OF Daryle Ward, C Todd Hundley, INF Ron Coomer, RHP Calvin Maduro, OF Calvin Murray, LHP Troy Brohawn, LHP Yorkis Perez, LHP Pedro Borbon, INF-OF Terry Shumpert.
He's Outta Here: C Chad Kreuter, 1B Eric Karros, INF Mark Grudzielanek, LHP Omar Daal, OF Marquis Grissom, LHP Jesse Orosco, RHP Kevin Beirne, LHP Jeff Williams, 3B Tyler Houston, PH Dave Hansen.
Spring Chicken: 2B Joe Thurston. Will get a shot to earn the second-base job in spring training with Mark Grudzielanek gone. Batted .334 with 12 HRs, 13 3Bs and 39 2Bs at Triple-A Las Vegas. Lacks consistency in the field but there are few questions about his ability to hit in the big leagues.
San Diego Padres
Manager: Bruce Bochy (9th season).
2002: 66-96, 5th place.
Training Town: Peoria, Ariz. Park: Peoria Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 14/Feb. 19.
He's Here: LHP Jesse Orosco, RHP Francisco Cordova, RHP Jaret Wright, PH Dave Hansen, 2B Mark Loretta, C Gary Bennett, RHP Jay Witasick, OF Brady Anderson, 2B Homer Bush, RHP Charles Nagy, RHP Luther Hackman, 2B Keith Lockhart.
He's Outta Here: RHP Brett Tomko, RHP Jeremy Fikac, SS Cesar Crespo, LHP Mike Holtz, SS Deivi Cruz, OF Ran Gant, OF Ray Lankford.
Spring Chicken: OF-1B Xavier Nady. One of the top hitters in college before becoming a second-round pick in 2000, Nady needs to show soon that he can make it in the big leagues. An elbow injury slowed his development. He combined for 23 HRs and 80 RBIs at Class A and Triple-A, but his power dropped off considerably after promotion (10 HRs in 315 ABs).
San Francisco Giants
Manager: Felipe Alou (1st season).
2002: 95-66, wild card, NL champions.
Training Town: Scottsdale, Ariz. Park: Scottsdale Stadium.
Reporting Dates: Feb. 14/Feb. 19.
He's Here: INF-OF Ray Durham, INF Edgardo Alfonzo, OF Jose Cruz Jr., LHP Damian Moss, OF Marquis Grissom, SS Neifi Perez, 1B Andres Galarraga.
He's Outta Here: 2B Jeff Kent, RHP Russ Ortiz, 3B David Bell, OF Kenny Lofton, OF Reggie Sanders, OF Tsuyoshi Shinjo, RHP Jay Witasick, LHP Aaron Fultz, INF Ramon Martinez, 3B Bill Mueller, OF Tom Goodwin, OF Shawon Dunston, RHP Manny Aybar.
Spring Chicken: RHP Jesse Foppert. The best prospect in a pitching-rich organization, the 6-foot-6, 21-year-old struck out 109 batters in 79 innings at Triple-A. Has five pitches and good mechanics. Could contribute as soon as this year and projects as a future top-of-the-rotation starter.
-- Associated Press

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