Giancarlo Stanton says he's fully recovered from the September beaning that ended his 2014 season. It broke an orbital bone and damaged five teeth and took him out of contention for the NL's MVP award.
The Miami Marlins slugger reported to spring training Tuesday in Jupiter, Fla., after signing a $325 million, 13-year contract in November. He said his eyesight his fine, and he has no pain or fear about facing live pitching. He plans to try out a face guard to protect his left cheek.
Despite missing the final 17 games, he led the league with 37 home runs.
"He has unfinished business, because before that pitch he was my MVP," president of baseball operations Michael Hill said. "He's the face of our team and wants to lead us."
Domestic violence to be discussed
All major league players on 40-man rosters will attend a mandatory education program on domestic violence during spring training.
Major League Baseball said Tuesday the sessions, which will be held for every team under an agreement with the players' association, will be coordinated by San Francisco-based Futures Without Violence.
• Detroit has signed Joba Chamberlain to a one-year contract, bringing the free agent reliever back to the Tigers after an up-and-down season as their setup man in 2014.
• Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis have been hired by Chicago Cubs' executive Theo Epstein, their old boss on the Boston Red Sox. Ramirez will be a Cubs' hitting consultant, Youkilis a part-time scout and player development consultant.
• Cubs great Ernie Banks had assets worth just $16,000 when he died last month, an attorney for the woman who cared for him during his final years said Tuesday in a contentious court appearance over his will. Judge James G. Riley gave caretaker Regina Rice 30 days to provide that information. Banks' family has said Rice coerced the ailing Banks into signing a will in October.