Hope ‘springs’ eternal: MLB spring training gets underway

USA Today – Baseball fans, your long winter’s nightmare is over: Wednesday is the day most of the 30 Major League Baseball teams begin spring training workouts for pitchers and catchers. As the players limber up, USA TODAY Sports can help you get caught up on your favorite team with our guides to Florida’s Grapefruit League and Arizona’s Cactus League. USA TODAY’s Jorge L. Ortiz reports on baseball’s frozen free-agent marketand other key issues looming over the camps. Bob Nightengale explains why the players union is hosting a training camp for jobless players. Finally, here’s our list of 100 Names You Need to Know for 2018.