Last week’s Insiders Look at Week 3 of MLB Spring Training 2012 [53 High Quality PHOTOS] showed each team’s race to be prepare for the start of competitive spring training action as players worked harder than ever to compete for a starting position. This week marks the unofficial start of baseball season as teams have been playing inter-squad games and limited inning games against local rivals. We saw big name players rebound from injuries, coaches get throw out of games, incredible plays and even saw a few tie games this week as coaches try not to push players to hard in the beginning of the season. As you prep for your upcoming fantasy draft enjoy this behind the scenes look at spring training 2012.
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This week Buster Posey got behind the dish for his first spring training game of the season. This was his first action since being injured May 25.
2011 Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw pitched 3.0 scoreless innings in his spring debut.
What is Hanley looking at?
Mo debuts without a hitch in split-squad Yankees’ 3-0 win over Phils.
Corky Miller’s epic mustache…
Which Dodgers star got hit by 84 year old Tommy Lasorda? Answer here!
Rockies lefty Rex Brothers getting some work done.
Mr. October. Reggie Jackson having a laugh and a call with Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox.
Rays’ Ben Zobrist gets sawed off during the fifth inning against the Yankees in Tampa.
The Rangers will be wearing special 40th Anniversary jersey’s this season.
J.J. Hardy wears a helmet-cam as he waits to take batting practice during a workout before a spring training game against the Atlanta Braves at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida.
Albert Pujols launches one against the White Sox.
Did Ozzie seriously get ejected in a Spring Training game? Yup, it’s true. The guy takes his coaching serious.
Boston Red Sox infielder Pedro Ciriaco is mobbed by teammates after hitting a walk-off home run against the Miami Marlins during the tenth inning at JetBlue Park. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox)
Justin Verlander getting ready for a 2012 Cy Young run.
Indians GM Chris Antonetti with former manager Tony La Russa.
Twins left fielder Trevor Plouffe hangs on to the left field wall as he flips over while making the play on an out by Tampa Bay Rays Lee Hak-Ju during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Thursday, March 8, 2012.
Jimmy Rollins has a run in with the Pirates mascot.
Joe Girardi really loves his coffee.
San Francisco Giants’ pitcher Brian Wilson delivers a warm up pitch during their game against the Seattle Mariners at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Arizona on March 11, 2012.
Congrats to Barry Larkin!
Im’m doubtful that Bobby Valentine will ever give David Ortiz a bunt sign.
Jered Weaver endures a difficult outing against the Dodgers.
Matt Kemp takes a swing during the Dodgers 7-2 win over the A’s in Spring Training.
A NASA astronaut in gear throws out the first pitch
Oakland Athletics’ Manny Ramirez hits during batting practice.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels throws against the Houston Astros in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game in Kissimmee, Fla., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Prince Fielder taking a breather outside the dugout during the bottom of the fifth inning of a spring training game against the Washington Nationals at Joker Marchant Stadium.
Rays starting pitcher James Shields delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Yankees on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Tampa.
Russ Mitchell connects, check out the detail on his bat. Roosevelts High Def goodness!
Seattle Mariners pitching coach Carl Willis, right, watches KingFelix throw.
Tim Lincecum was on top of his game Monday, striking out four batters in four strong innings.
Stretching to three innings, Stephen Strasburg fans two in 3-0 loss to Marlins.
Theo Epstein with his new team the Chicago Cubs.
Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera signs for some fans at Saturday’s workout.
Aramis Ramirez doubled twice vs Mariners.
Baseball laying around at BP.
Johan Santana on the mound in the first inning of the spring training game against the St Louis Cardinals at Digital Domain Park.
Dedicated baseball fan.
Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez runs during warm-ups.
Kuroda fires 3 innings in second spring start, a 4-3 Yankees loss to Astros.
Bryce Harper looks on as his teammates begin the spring training game against the Washington Nationals without him once again at Space Coast Stadium.
Clay Buchholz pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a Grapefruit League game at JetBlue Park. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox)
Longoria made his first Spring Training appearance after suffering a bruised right hand.
Spring Training pregame ceremonies for the Indians.
Miami Marlins catcher Luke Montz watches the roof being closed before a spring training game against the Miami Hurricanes at Marlins Park.
Matusz tosses 4 shutout innings in 1-0 win over Phillies.
Lucky kid! Nolan reads to a fan during a commercial shoot.
Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter may not be ready for opener.