Behind the Scenes of MLB Spring Training: Week 1 [49 HQ Photos]

Over the last week, pitchers, catchers and a few dedicated position players made their way to their spring training complexes in Florida and Arizona 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 2013.

Check back each Monday as we post dozens of behind the scenes photos from MLB Spring Training 2013. 

New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera throws in the bullpen during a workout at baseball spring training, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Tampa, Fla. [Photo via AP]

The past & the present. Hank Aaron and Jason Heyward catch up at Braves Spring Training. [Atlanta Braves’ Facebook]

Texas Rangers players run during a spring training baseball workout, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

SFGProductions is up early talking San Francisco Giants with the 2012 MVP Buster Posey. (Facebook)

Angels players, from left, Josh Hamilton, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols attend a news conference at spring training baseball Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP)

Felix is back in camp today (photo: Greg Johns/

Minnesota Twins pitcher Vance Worley tossed a few baseball during practice. (Jerry Holt, Dml – Star Tribune)

Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters catches the ball during a drill at a baseball spring training workout Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Giants catcher Buster Posey, right, and Hector Sanchez put on their gear during spring training baseball workout Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP)

Pittsburgh Pirates get ready for the start of camp. [Facebook]

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter loosens up during an informal workout at the team’s minor league training complex in Tampa, Florida, February 11, 2013. Pitchers and catchers report for the first day of spring training on Tuesday. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

A ball thrown by New York Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese makes its way to a catcher during a bullpen session in the team’s first workout for pitchers and catchers at spring training baseball, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Philadelphia Phillies’ Michael Young, left, and Chase Utley talk during batting practice during a workout at baseball spring training on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Ft. Myers, FL, February 16, 2013: Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury smiles while watching batting practice with General Manager Ben Cherington, left, and Manager John Farrell. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox)

Ft. Myers, FL, February 15, 2013: Outfielder Shane Victorino gestures to a teammate during his first official batting practice as a member of the Boston Red Sox during the first full team Spring Training workout at Fenway South in Fort Myers, FL. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox)

Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez talk during today’s workout. (Facebook)

Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche throws to home during a spring training baseball workout on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Cleveland Indians outfielder Drew Stubbs, left, talking to Jason Giambi at the batting cage on Sunday, is looking forward to bouncing back from a tough year at the plate in 2012. (Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer)

Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer and fellow catcher shield their eyes from the sun, during a popup drill Wednesday Feb.13, 2013 at Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers, FL. (JERRY HOLT)

Baltimore Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette, right, chats with manager Buck Showalter during a baseball spring training workout in Sarasota, Fla. The Orioles won’t waste much time with introductions Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 in Sarasota, Fla., before pitchers, catchers and selected veterans take the field for the team’s first scheduled spring training workout. Although Duquette did some minor tinkering with the roster over the winter, the Orioles haven’t changed much since last October. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Ft. Myers, FL, February 14, 2013: Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Carpenter is reflected onto a wet sidewalk during a rainy day of Spring Training workouts at Fenway South. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox)

Ft. Myers, FL, February 12, 2013: New Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has a laugh with Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz following batting practice. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox)

Cleveland Indians pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, of Japan, throws during baseball spring training in Goodyear, Ariz., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell speaks during a news conference at the Red Sox spring training facility. (Photo By: Christopher Evans)

NO SPIN! Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey, left, pitches to Blue Jays catcher Josh Thole. Nathan Denette/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Roger Clemens was back on the fields at Osceola County Stadium on a chilly morning, wearing and orange and blue batting practice cap, a new blue Astros jacket and a pair of blue jeans that had the team’s daily schedule tucked in the back of the waist. Sunday marked Clemens’ first day on the field as a special instructor for the Astros. (Photo via

A member of the Toronto Blue Jays staff rounds up baseballs during workouts at the Blue Jays’ Spring Training facility. (Darren Calabrese/National Post)

Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun is seen during a spring training baseball workout Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Take a look behind the curtain as Tyler Clippard and Ross Detwiler step into the spotlight. [Facebook]

Toronto Blue Jays’ Melky Cabrera runs out for a spring training baseball workout in Dunedin, Fla., on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Atlanta Braves’ Chris Johnson, left, and Justin Upton, right, make their way to the batting cages at the Braves’ spring training facility Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 in Kissimmee, Fla. The Braves pitchers and catchers first spring training workout is Tuesday. [AP]

St. Louis Cardinals non-roster invitee Rob Johnson hits unofficial batting practice before the start of spring training baseball, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP)

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista takes part in batting practice during spring training in Dunedin, Fla., Monday. [Photograph by: Nathan Denette, The Canadian Press]

Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino seems happy to be with his new club at JetBlue Park at Fenway South on Thursday, February 14, 2013. (Photo By: Matthew West)

Rockies’ Todd Helton responds to a question during a news conference following a spring training baseball workout, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP)

Alex Presley does some early hurdles at Pirate City. (Facebook)

The Molina brothers getting in shape at Cardinals camp. (Facebook)

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey smiles on the field during spring training in Dunedin, Fla., on Monday. (Photograph by: The Canadian Press , The Canadian Press)

With Terry Francona on board as manager, the Cleveland Indians were able to make a successful recruiting pitch to free agents in the off-season. (Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer)

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