An Insiders Look at MLB Spring Training 2012 [38 HQ PHOTOS]

This week marked the start of baseball season as pitchers and catchers (and a few dedicated position players) begin to show up to their respective spring training complexes to prepare for another grueling 162-game season. As you prep for your upcoming fantasy draft enjoy this behind the scenes look at spring training 2012.

UPDATE: Scenes From Week Two of MLB Spring Training 2012 [52 Photos]

Brewers' Zack Greinke throws in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Newest Pirate A.J. Burnett throws his first bullpen session Monday morning at Pirate City in Bradenton, Florida.
Cardinals starting pitchers Chris Carpenter (right) and Adam Wainwright in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina throws a ball in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Troy Tulowitzki considering who to draft for his fantasy team.
Rockies' Jamie Moyer takes a drink of water following a drill in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Rangers pitcher Derek Holland throws during an unofficial workout in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
The Mets' ace Johan Santana throws a bullpen session

Derek Jeter was an early arrival to Yankees training camp.
Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter throws a football around in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Josh Beckett (center) leads a morning workout as pitchers and catchers officially report to Spring Training. (Photo by Steve Babineau/Boston Red Sox)
Counting down the days until spring training.
Ozzie Guillén in his new look Miami jersey
The Mets remember Gary Carter
Brewers' John Axford throws in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Cardinals' Tyler Greene handles a grounder at second base in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Angels pitcher Jered Weaver throws in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
D-backs' Ian Kennedy throws in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Yankees' Hiroki Kuroda laughs during practice in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Rays manager Joe Maddon in Port Charlotte, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Philllies' Jonathan Papelbon throws in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Giants' Nate Schierholtz waits to take batting practice during an unofficial workout in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Philllies' Roy Halladay (right) and Kyle Kendrick practice in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter throws a football around during a workout in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Philllies' Hunter Pence practices in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Giants' Sergio Romo signs autographs for fans after reporting to camp in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Lucas Allgood, 4, from Peoria, Ariz., watches a workout by Mariners players. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
King Felix getting ready for a tough new AL West hitter

John Axford silhouette
Mariano Rivera in Tampa for one last spring training before his anticipated retirement next year.

Giants' Buster Poser getting ready for a 2012 playoff run.

2011 AL Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander celebrating his 28th birthday on the field

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