CAPTION: Mar 22, 2013; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Houston Astros mascot Orbit waves to fans during the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports
Triple Crown autograph
Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera, who last season batted his way to the first Triple Crown since 1967, signs autographs before the start of the Tigers' spring training game against the Miami Marlins on Monday, March 25 in Jupiter, Fla.
The newest AL mascot
Astros mascot Orbit waves to fans during the fourth inning of Houston's spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Fla., on March 22. The Astros, who competed in the National League since their inception in 1962, will make their AL regular-season debut on Sunday night, March 31, in a home game against the Texas Rangers.
Under the lights
Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano stretches before a game against the Seattle Mariners in Peoria, Ariz., on Thursday, March 21.
Baltimore Orioles fan Chase Palmerino, 3 years old, plays with a oversized Orioles bobblehead during a spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Ed Smith Stadium on March 1.
Regis go bragh!
Looks like Regis Philbin's love of the Irish isn't limited to his well-known fondness for Notre Dame. On St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, the host of "Rush Hour" on the new Fox Sports 1 network donned the New York Mets' special-occasion green uniform and chatted with manager Terry Collins before a Grapefruit League game against the Braves in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Angels fan Jessica Kimbley hoped to bring the luck of the Irish to Tempe Diablo Stadium on St. Patrick's Day for her favorite team's Cactus League contest against the San Diego Padres.
The ould sod
Do not adjust your computer. The bases were green at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla., on St. Patrick's Day as the Pittsburgh Pirates hosted the New York Yankees. That's Yankee Jayson Nix diving into the ould sod at second on a steal attempt as Josh Harrison takes the throw.
The Padres' Yonder Alonso slides safely past Angels catcher Chris Iannetta on Sunday at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
One that got away
Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez misplays the throw as the Yankees' Eduardo Nunez safely steals third during the first inning of an exhibition game on Sunday, March 17 at Bradenton, Fla.
A vender walks around wearing a Chicago Cubs hat during a spring training game against the Kansas City Royals at Chicago Cubs at HoHoKam stadium.
Glove gives no love
Chicago Cubs outfielder Dave Sappelt misses after attempting a diving catch in the eighth inning during a spring training game against the Kansas City Royals at HoHoKam stadium. The Cubs won 8-3.
Oakland Athletics first baseman Daric Barton stretches his jaw during an at bat in the second inning against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. The White Sox defeated the Athletics, 11-5.
Oakland Athletics shortstop Adam Rosales shields himself from the sun before a spring training game against the Los Angeles Angels at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The game ended in a 13-13 tie.
Gotta hand it to him!
Oakland Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes runs through a sea of high fives in the dugout after hitting a two-run homerun in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. The game ended in a 13-13 tie.
Who's got it?
Tigers right fielder Brennan Boesch and shortstop Hernan Perez misplay a fly ball in the outfield as Detroit takes on the New York Mets at Joker Marchant Stadium. The Mets beat the Tigers 11-0.
Another injured Yankee
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman (on crutches) watching batting practice prior to the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Cashman recently injured his leg in a skydiving accident.
Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli reacts after being hit by a pitch in the third inning as Boston faces the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. The Marlins edged the Red Sox 8-7.
Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner slides back into first as St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Jamie Romak waits to receive the ball during the sixth inning at George M. Steinbrenner Field. The Yankees defeated the Cardinals 4-0.
Hit the deck!
Giants catcher Buster Posey dives out of the way of a ball thrown by Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish (not pictured) as catcher Geovany Soto stretches to catch the pitch during the third inning at Surprise Stadium. The Giants defeated the Rangers 2-1.
New York Mets manager Terry Collins (right) presents former NFL coach Bill Parcells an autographed jersey before the game against the St. Louis Cardinals commemorating Parcells being inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
Time for the fans
Chicago Cubs right fielder David DeJesus (9) signs an autograph on the shirt sleeve of a young fan before a spring training game against the San Diego Padres at HoHoKam Park.
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Hak-Ju Lee (36) slides into the tarp down the third-base line to make a catch during the game against the Boston Red Sox at Charlotte Sports Park.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright (67) and catcher Christian Vazquez (70) celebrate their 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park.
San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso (23) follows through after connecting on a hit against the Chicago Cubs in the second inning during a spring training game at HoHoKam Park.
San Diego Padres relief pitcher Huston Street (16) gets ready to deliver during the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers at Peoria Sports Complex.
Larger than life
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny (22) signs a baseball before a spring training game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium.
Stand and deliver
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher John Danks (50) throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning during a spring training game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
Up and over
Washington National second baseman Danny Espinosa (8) leaps over Miami Marlins left fielder Chris Coghlan (8) as Coughlan tries to break up a double play during the fifth inning of a spring training game at Space Coast Stadium.
Washington Nationals right fielder Jason Werth reacts after grounding out to end the bottom of the fourth inning of a spring training game against the Miami Marlins at Space Coast Stadium, but all we see is his beard.
San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence runs off the field in the second inning after hail interrupts a spring training game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Scottsdale Stadium on March 8.
Washington Nationals left fielder Tyler Moore is unable to reach a grand slam home run hit by St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Shane Robinson during the top of the fifth inning of a spring training game at Space Coast Stadium on March 8.
Crack of the bat
Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche breaks his bat on a groundout against the St. Louis Cardinals during the bottom of the fourth inning of a spring training game at Space Coast Stadium on March 8.
New York Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez avoids a pitch in the third inning during a spring training game against Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium on March 8.
Weathering the storm
A San Francisco Giants fan sits through a hail storm in the second inning during a spring training game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Giants at Scottsdale Stadium on March 8.
Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder collides with Atlanta Braves shortstop Tyler Pastornicky on a force out at second base during the top of the fourth inning of a spring training game at Champion Stadium on March 7.
Chicago Cubs second baseman Logan Watkins throws to first after forcing out Chicago White Sox third baseman Josh Bellto complete the double play in the ninth inning at HoHoKam Park on March 7.
Slip sliding away
Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon slides to the ground while chasing a fly ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Laynce Nix during the bottom of the fifth inning of a spring training game at Bright House Field on March 6.
Who says spring training isn't just as competitive as the regular season? Arizona left fielder Adam Eaton (bottom) endures a hard collision with Cincinnati third baseman Jack Hannahan (top) in the first inning Monday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The Diamondbacks defeated the Reds 7-2.
Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer leaps over Phillies center fielder Ben Revere as the throw goes over his head during the top of the fourth inning Monday at McKechnie Field. The Pirates won 2-0.
Braves third baseman Chris Johnson attempts to avoid the tag from Mets second baseman Justin Turner Monday at Tradition Field. Atlanta defeated New York 4-2.
Making the turn
Minnesota Twins shortstop Brian Dozier forces out St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Daniel Descalso at second base to turn the double play on Monday at Roger Dean Stadium. Minnesota topped St. Louis with a 7-0 win.
Cain do attitude
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain pitches during the sixth inning Monday against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. The White Sox won 6-2.
New York Mets catcher John Buck (44) tags out Miami Marlins left fielder Chone Figgins during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium on Sunday, March 3.
Out of room
Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunterattempts to catch a ball hit by Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman during a spring training game Sunday, March 3 at the Disney sports complex.
Had it all the way
Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez makes a catch against the Houston Astros during a Grapefruit League game at Bradenton, Fla., on Sunday, March 3.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws a pitch during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, March 3.
New York Mets second baseman Josh Satin dives back on a pickoff attempt as Miami Marlins first baseman Casey Kotchman is late on the tag during a spring training game Sunday, March 3.
Let me see
Fans from the MVP Baseball Academy in Kissimmee, Fla., try to sneak a peek into the batting cages as they visit the Houston Astros spring training workouts on Feb. 15.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ramon Ortiz is silhouetted while warming up during baseball spring training in Dunedin, Fla., on Feb. 22.
Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau runs into a fan and spills his drink while chasing a foul ball against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of an exhibition game in Dunedin, Fla., on Feb. 26.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey is seen through a hole in the fence warming up during spring training in Dunedin, Fla., on Feb. 19.
Give me a 'Y'
Fans of Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish practice choreographed cheers near the bullpen as he warms up on the field before the start of a game against the Chicago White Sox at Surprise Stadium on Feb. 26.
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels signs autographs for fans before the spring training game against the San Francisco Giants at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Feb. 27 in Tempe, Ariz.
It's a reach
Washington Nationals outfielder Corey Brown dives but is unable to catch a ball hit by New York Mets non-roster invitee catcher Landon Powell during the sixth inning of an exhibition game in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Feb. 23.
Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick runs up against the outfield wall featuring the Milwaukee Brewers' racing sausages while chasing down a home run off the bat of Brewers star Ryan Braun during the first inning of an exhibition game on Feb. 23, in Phoenix.
Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, right, leaps as he misses a throw from catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia allowing Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings to score from third base during the third inning of an exhibition game on Feb. 23 in Fort Myers, Fla.
Adam Eaton of the Arizona Diamondbacks signs autographs prior to the game against the Colorado Rockies on Feb. 23 at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Phanatic looks to be in midseason form as he taunts Houston Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer during the seventh inning of an exhibition game on Feb. 23 in Clearwater, Fla.
Take me out with the crowds
Atlanta Braves and Detroit Tigers fans watch the teams' first spring training game from the grass in the outfield at Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Feb. 22.
Back to the drawing board
Cleveland Indians right fielder Drew Stubbs, right, can't handle a two-run double by Cincinnati Reds' Ryan Hanigan, as Michael Bourn looks on during the first inning of the teams' first spring training game in Goodyear, Ariz., on Feb. 22.
Atlanta Braves outfielders Justin Upton (8) and his brother B.J. stretch before an exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers on Feb. 22 in Kissimmee, Fla.
Infielder Ian Kinsler of the Texas Rangers tags out Xavier Nady of the Kansas City Royals as he attempts to steal second base during the spring training game at Surprise Stadium on Feb. 22 in Surprise, Arizona.
Lean into it
San Diego Padres left fielder Travis Buck catches a fly ball hit by Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager for an out during an exhibition baseball game on Feb. 22 in Peoria, Ariz.
A rainbow appears in the distance above the backstop at Salt River Fields after a snowstorm on Feb. 20.
Salt River Fields, the D-backs' and Rockies' spring training home, is blanketed in snow after an unusual Phoenix-area winter storm on Feb. 20.
Go toward the light
Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla (left) and first baseman Freddie Freeman make their way to the field for a workout on Feb. 20 in Kissimmee, Fla.
Sky's the limit in spring
In this photo made with a fisheye lens, Milwaukee Brewers players make their way to a practice field during spring training Tuesday in Phoenix.
What color is your parachute?
St. Louis Cardinals players Carlos Beltran (left), Justin Christian and Matt Adams wear parachutes while running sprints at spring training Tuesday in Jupiter, Fla.
Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman stretches during spring training Tuesday in Viera, Fla.
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws in the bullpen during spring training at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Ariz.
Blue Jays stretch
Toronto Blue Jays get in a little stretching Feb. 17 during spring training in Dunedin, Fla.
New York Yankees catcher Chris Stewart works on a pop-up drill during spring training at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
Cincinnati Reds players stretch during spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., on Feb. 16.
Washington Nationals relief pitcher Drew Storen practices bunting during spring training at Space Coast Stadium.
Cincinnati Reds pitchers workout during spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., on Feb. 16.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is seen in silhouette as he watches batting practice during spring training in Dunedin, Fla., on Feb. 16.
Reflecting on their chances
The Washington Nationals assemble on the field during spring training at Space Coast Stadium.
New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis hits batting practice during spring training on Feb. 16 in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Eye on the ball
Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia works out during spring training at Bobby Mattick Training Centre on Feb. 14.
New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana stretches during spring training at Tradition Field on Feb. 14.
New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild (left) and manager Joe Girardi watch David Robertson during spring training at Steinbrenner Field on Feb. 14.
Kick the habit
Mets players stretch during spring training at Tradition Field on Feb. 14.
It's a breeze
Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers throws a baseball during spring training workouts at the TigerTown Facility on Feb. 14 in Lakeland, Fla.
Don't blow it
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Henry Blanco lays down a bunt during spring training in Dunedin, Fla., on Feb. 14.
Eric Polansky, of Cave Creek, Ariz., talks with his son Logan, 2, while attending Los Angeles Dodgers spring training baseball camp at Camelback Ranch in Phoenix on Feb. 13.
Toronto Blue Jays pitchers and catchers listen to coaching staff during spring training in Dunedin, Fla., on Feb. 13.
New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, center, stretches with teammates during a spring training workout Feb. 13 in Tampa, Fla.
Sign of the times
Wyatt Norton, 2, of Orlando, Fla., shows off his baseball with Houston Astros player's signatures on it during baseball spring training at Oseola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Fla., on Feb. 12.
Band of brothers
Miami Marlins players stretch during spring training at Roger Dean Stadium on Feb. 12.
How big is the gum?
Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder and Florida Little Leaguers unveil the world's largest Topps baseball card at Peterson Park on Feb. 12.
Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander (35) and other pitchers work out during spring training at Joker Marchant Stadium on Feb. 12.
Pitchers and catchers
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (background left) throws a pitch to catcher Alex Avila (13) as they work out during spring training at Joker Marchant Stadium on Feb. 12.
Get in line
Los Angeles Angels players leave the practice fields during spring training at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Feb. 12.
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver throws during spring training at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Feb. 12.
Laying the groundwork
Grounds-crew member Michael Schnee makes the area around home plate just so at the Washington Nationals' Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla., on Feb. 11.
Swinging into action
Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista gets in some early rips on Feb. 11 in Dunedin, Fla.
Sky's the limit
Under beautiful skies in Jupiter, Fla., on Monday, Marlins pitcher Dan Jennings loosens up. Miami had a rough 2012 — but everybody's a contender in February.