3/25/2014 | Lynn works through monotony of facing Fish again
Lance Lynn will open the season by facing the Reds twice, beginning with an April 3 start in Cincinnati. The repetition of opponent is of no concern to Lynn, who, with a five-inning start on Tuesday, wrapped up a spring in which he faced the Marlins in four of his five starts.
3/25/2014 | Wandy looks healthy on mound, in batter's box
On Tuesday, Wandy Rodriguez concluded an encouraging Spring Training in which he threw harder, broke off curves sharper, went deeper every time out and convincingly demonstrated the health of his left forearm. A winter's rest quelled the arthritis that had shelved him for the final four months of last season.
3/25/2014 | Pirates acquire Worley from Twins for cash
The Pirates liked Vance Worley in 2011, when he was an 11-game winner with a 3.01 ERA for the Phillies. They liked him even on March 7, when they were personally knocking him around for seven hits and five runs in 1 1/3 innings of a Grapefruit League game.
3/25/2014 | Guyer 'excited' to make first Opening Day roster
The Rays on Tuesday told outfielder Brandon Guyer he'd made the team, while also telling infielders Jayson Nix and Wilson Betemit and right-hander Mark Lowe that they would not be on the Opening Day roster.
3/25/2014 | Gibbons optimistic Reyes will be ready Opening Day
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons remains optimistic that shortstop Jose Reyes will be ready to play on Opening Day. Reyes is currently listed as day to day after an MRI revealed a mild strain of his left hamstring on Monday afternoon.
3/25/2014 | Moss, Reddick homer in Milone's Cactus finale
Brandon Moss and Josh Reddick hit home runs for Oakland in the A's 8-4 victory over the Reds on Tuesday. It was the final Cactus League start for Tommy Milone.
3/25/2014 | Twins trade righty Worley to Pirates for cash
The Twins traded right-hander Vance Worley to the Pirates for cash considerations, the club announced Tuesday.
3/25/2014 | Chisenhall to back up at third, play mulitple roles
As the backup third basean Lonnie Chisenhall might see some at-bats as a designated hitter early this season, if he is not at third. Francona could also use the left-handed-hitting third baseman as a pinch hitter.
3/25/2014 | Cuddyer not feeling any extra pressure of batting crown
Rockies outfielder-first baseman Michael Cuddyer goes into this season known around the baseball world as the defending batting champion, after hitting .331 last season. But he doesn't believe trying to hold onto the title should be any more stressful than capturing it.
3/25/2014 | Pineda beats out Phelps, Warren, Nuno for rotation job
Michael Pineda has won the Yankees' fifth-starter competition, and after missing all of the past two seasons, the right-hander is finally primed to throw his first official pitches for the organization.
3/25/2014 | Mesoraco close to playing in rehab games
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco, who strained his left oblique last Wednesday, has resumed swinging a bat, but it is not clear whether he can avoid the disabled list to begin the season.
3/25/2014 | Ross blanks Indians for seven innings, strikes out eight
Robbie Ross appears to have cemented his case for a spot in the Rangers' rotation after shutting out the Indians in seven innings on Tuesday and racking up eight strikeouts against three walks.
3/25/2014 | McDonald makes roster, contemplates final season
John McDonald was added to the Angels' 40-man roster on Tuesday, officially giving him the utility-infield spot he looked primed for all Spring Training.
3/25/2014 | Kemp could be activated next week
It's possible that Matt Kemp could be activated from the DL when he's eligible on April 4.
3/25/2014 | Mets' roster picture coming into focus
Though the team will not make many of its decisions final until this weekend, several items have become clear: Both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda are heavy favorites to make the roster, and Juan Lagares may have earned himself an extended trial in center field.
3/25/2014 | Ryu's injured toenail jumbles pitching plans
Ryu is uncertain for Wednesday after partially tearing the nail off the big toe of his right (landing) foot when given a late stop sign by third-base coach Lorenzo Bundy in Australia on Sunday.
3/25/2014 | Mattingly meets with Puig to clear the air
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly met with Yasiel Puig Tuesday to clear the air over comments Mattingly made about Puig's injuries following Sunday's win in Australia.
3/25/2014 | Rib injury forces Giambi to DL to begin season
The Indians announced Tuesday that Jason Giambi will begin the regular season on the 15-day disabled list to continue a rehab program after suffering a fractured rib in his right side earlier this spring.
3/25/2014 | Harper homers, Span goes 3-for-4 vs. Mets
Bryce Harper swatted a huge home run for the Nationals, and Travis d'Arnaud went deep for the Mets in a 7-3 Washington victory.
3/25/2014 | Feliz optioned to Triple-A to continue recovery
The Rangers optioned Neftali Feliz to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday. Feliz, who was moved into the rotation in 2012, underwent Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery on Aug. 1, 2012, and has yet to return to the level he was during the World Series years.
3/25/2014 | Ace lefty Corbin has Tommy John surgery
D-backs left-hander Patrick Corbin underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday in Pensacola, Fla., to repair a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament.
3/25/2014 | October all but a given for Cardinals
Boasting one of the more complete rosters in the bigs, the Cardinals have welcomed a quiet spring before what should be another eventful year.
3/25/2014 | Twins trio delivers on mound against O's
Mike Pelfrey tossed three scoreless innings, and he was backed offensively by Joe Mauer and Trevor Plouffe to help lead the Twins to a 4-1 win over the Orioles on Tuesday at Hammond Stadium.
3/25/2014 | Sizemore swats first homer, backs solid Buchholz
Grady Sizemore's first spring homer, a two-run shot, gave the Red Sox the lead in the sixth inning in a 4-2 win over the Rays on Tuesday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park. Will Middlebrooks also went deep to back Clay Buchholz, who allowed two runs over six innings in his final Grapefruit League start.
3/25/2014 | Parker has successful Tommy John surgery
After the surgery on Monday, his second of its kind performed by Dr. James Andrews, A's right-hander Jarrod Parker is looking at a rehab spanning at least 16 months.
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