Last week’s Scenes From Week Two of MLB Spring Training 2012 [52 Photos] marked the first week the full squad practice at camp where players worked on fundamentals, caught up with their co-workers, spoke to the media, signed autographs and shot a surprising amount of video so it can be ready in time for opening day in early April. Now as the initial training phase winds down and full games start it is all business. Teams are in a race to be prepared for opening day and players are working harder than ever to compete for a starting position. As you prep for your upcoming fantasy draft enjoy this behind the scenes look at spring training 2012.
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Chris Woodward, Blue Jays, spraying his head with sun block.
Jason Giambi and Jim Tracy watching the action
Sox pitcher Josh Beckett took the mound against the Minnesota Twins during the inaugural game at jetBlue Park, the new Spring Training home of the Red Sox. The Red Sox beat the Twins, 8-3.
Mariners legends Jay Buhner, Harold Reynolds and Ken Griffey Jr. stop by camp
Alex-Rodriguez eye black
A grounds crew member waters the infield at Joker Marchant Stadium.
Pitcher Johan Santana of the New York Mets knows how to avoid the awkward photo day picture.
Bryce Harper launching missles
New York Yankees guest instructor David Wells and outfielder Andruw Jones (R) walk to the practice field during the start of workouts at the team’s spring training complex in Tampa, Florida, February 23, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Nesius
Derek Holland rides a dune buggy to work.
Albert Pujols greets Manny Ramirez before squaring off in Arizona.
Cactus League official game ball
Where does Brian Wilson’s beard end and his glove begin?
Jim Thome, Phillies, meets Reggie Jackson
In honor of the Rangers 40th Anniversary, the team will wear throwback jerseys for special games this season. Hamilton graciously models the power blue.
Bees delay D-backs vs Giants game.
Chris Young signs autographs during the bee swarm delay.
Jamie Moyers team photo.
Colby Lewis and Michael Kirkman visit a local school in Arizona to stress the importance of learning to read.
Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
Someone is watching CC
McCutchen’s stretching it out
Jon Rauch is a giant
You don’t see this everyday
Tulo-git to Quit
Red Sox Players Jacoby Ellsbury, Adrian Gonzalez, Cody Ross and Mike Aviles admire a long home run hit by Dustin Pedroia, left, during batting practice at JetBlue Park at Fenway South.
Pineda debuts with two shutout innings, 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K’s
Washington National outfielder Bryce Harper signs autographs for fans after the game at the Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, FL
The new look Marlins
Phillies favorites Jim Thome and Mike Schmidt pose together on Photo Day
Ichiro caught in a run down
Former Twins catcher Terry Steinbach helping out in Fort Myers throwing some BP
Cliff Lee debuts with two scoreless.
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) talks to pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) during camp at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-US PRESSWIRE
White Sox lefty, Chris Sale on the Sox Phone taking questions from fans after the phone number was posted onFacebook
Jason Varitek announced his retirement after 15 years with the Boston Red Sox.
Ian Kennedy pitching. (Photo by Jordan Megenhardt:Arizona Diamondbacks)
David Wright meeting fans
Miami (Fla.) Christopher Columbus High knocked off longtime rival Miami (Fla.) Belen Jesuit School, 6-4, to officially christen new Marlins Park, ensuring that a number of high school names will forever stand in Marlins Park’s record books.
15-year-old catcher Brent Diaz’s blasts the first home run in Marlins Park history.
Ankiel’s first preseason homer helps Nationals beat Mets 3-1
Josh Johnson is looking to have a monster year.
Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen tips his cap to the crowd.
Baseball is back!
Paul Goldschmidt’s bats
Some guy named Albert Pujols looking good in red.