President and CEO of the Boston Red Sox baseball team Larry Luchino speaks with reporters outside Fenway Park in Boston on Truck Day, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. Truck Day is the day when the Red Sox moving van gets loaded at Fenway Park and begins the drive to the team's spring training camp in Fort Myers, Fla. It has become a sign that spring is just around the corner.
Mariners pitcher Jarrett Grube limbers up for what will be a seven-month season. Grube split time between Double-A and Triple-A last season.
Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma talks with pitcher Sean Henn as Seattle's spring training opened Sunday in Peoria, Ariz. The Seattle staff had a middle-of-the-pack 3.90 ERA last season.
Good to see you again
Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma greets pitching coach Carl Willis as the two prepare to spend the next seven months working with each other.
Watch it in
Mariners pitcher Kevin Millwood catches a ball during spring training.
Eye on the ball
Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma watches a ball into his glove for what will likely be the first of thousands of times this season.
I'll be out there one day
Riley Knies, age 9, from Bellingham, Wash., watches the Mariners and may be dreaming of making his own mark in the majors some day.
Game of shadows
Hong-Chih Kuo, left, and other Mariners pitchers get loose to ring in the early days of spring training.
Mariners players stretch before drills in Peoria, Ariz., on Sunday as Seattle opened its spring training. Why is this news? Because it means baseball is officially back!
Only pitchers and catchers are required to report to camp this early. But other players reported on their own. Seattle first baseman Justin Smoak, bats while teammate Munenori Kawasaki (61) waits his turn.
Fan Lucas Allgood, age 4, watches a workout by the Mariners on Sunday in Peoria, Ariz. Think he's dreaming big-league dreams?
Champs pack up
St. Louis Cardinals clubhouse assistant Nate Pfitzer wheels equipment out of the Cardinals' clubhouse to be loaded on a truck bound for spring training Feb. 10, in St. Louis. Cardinals pitchers and catchers are set to report to their spring training home in Jupiter, Fla., on Feb. 18.
Ready to fly south
Workers pack up equipment in the St. Louis Cardinals' clubhouse Feb. 10 to be shipped to Florida for spring training.
New St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny signs baseballs in his office as United Van Lines worker Jeffrey R. Moore moves equipment out of the Cardinals' clubhouse to be shipped to Jupiter, Fla., for spring training.
Keep on truckin'
Fans watch as equipment is loaded onto a truck outside Fenway Park in Boston on Truck Day, Feb. 11. Truck Day is the day when the Red Sox moving van gets loaded at Fenway Park and begins the drive to the team's spring training baseball camp in Fort Myers, Fla.
Larry Lucchino, president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, speaks with reporters outside Fenway Park on Truck Day, Feb. 11.
Come back soon
Josh Berman, 7, of Framingham, Mass., watches as equipment is loaded onto a truck outside Fenway Park in Boston as the team prepares to report to spring training in Fort Myers, Fla.
Tools of the trade
Fans get a close-up look at players' equipment as crews load the Red Sox's gear on Feb. 11.
Larry Lucchino, Boston Red Sox president and CEO, greets fans outside Fenway Park in Boston on Feb. 11. Spring is just around the corner.