3/15/2014 | Griffin shut down for three weeks with muscle strain
A.J. Griffin has been shut down for three weeks because of a muscle strain in his pitching arm, and the A's are confident that rest and rehab should be enough to cure the ailing right-hander, after an MRI revealed no structural damage to his elbow.
3/15/2014 | Bailey scratched with mild right groin strain
Homer Bailey became the Reds' latest pitcher to be hurt when he was scratched from his start Saturday because of a right groin strain. While considered a minor injury, it was enough to alarm Bailey initially.
3/15/2014 | Trip to Vegas gives Bryant chance to go home
Cubs prospect Kris Bryant returned to his hometown of Las Vegas on Friday night as a member of the club's weekend roster for two games against the Mets at Cashman Field.
3/15/2014 | Iglesias remains in a holding pattern
While Jose Iglesias tried out a device for pain management on his ailing shins, the Tigers continued to look at their internal options for replacing him.
3/15/2014 | Nats do enough to back sharp Strasburg vs. Fish
Stephen Strasburg was sharp over four shutout innings, striking out four, and Ryan Zimmerman delivered a sacrifice fly as Washington edged the Marlins, 2-1, at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/15/2014 | Profar back in camp after having wisdom teeth removed
Second baseman Jurickson Profar was back in camp on Saturday, two days after having four wisdom teeth removed. Profar did some light hitting and throwing on Saturday and will continue to increase the intensity of his activities the next few days.
3/15/2014 | Tillman sharp, Davis homers in win over Yanks
In front of their largest home crowd this spring season, the Orioles edged a split-squad Yankees team, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium. Chris Tillman tossed five-plus solid innings of one-run ball, Chris Davis homered and Suk-min Yoon debuted with a scoreless inning.
3/15/2014 | Rodney tossed from spring game after argument
New Mariners closer Fernando Rodney had a brief outing Saturday, giving up two runs with just one out in the fifth inning of a 13-6 loss to the Giants before being ejected by home-plate umpire Adam Hamari.
3/15/2014 | Hamilton running, nearing Cactus debut
Josh Hamilton ran the bases at the Angels' Spring Training complex for the first time on Saturday morning, and Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he "felt great" doing so.
3/15/2014 | V-Mart gets in first spring action behind dish
Virtually a month to the day after Victor Martinez reported to Spring Training with catching gear in tow, he finally had the chance to put it to work in a game. He might not have to wait long into the season to do it again.
3/15/2014 | Lombardozzi gets in outfield work
Steve Lombardozzi spent most of this spring working as a middle infielder, as he prepared to serve as the backup shortstop to Jose Iglesias. With the Tigers now prepared for the possibility Iglesias will miss significant time with his ailing shins, Lombardozzi now has to prepare for a new role: outfielder.
3/15/2014 | Collins making case for spot in outfield
Most of the Tigers' outfield prospects went across the street to Minor League camp earlier this week. Tyler Collins is still on the big league side.
3/15/2014 | Andrus remembers AFL as a magical time
The Arizona Fall League remains a cherished memory for Elvis Andrus and was a significant step in his development toward being the Rangers' starting shortstop by 2009.
3/15/2014 | Yankees, Marlins excited to honor Mo in Panama
Mariano Rivera is back home in Panama with his good friends, and he's serving in the biggest role of his career: the "legend" in Major League Baseball's Legend Series between the Yankees and the Marlins this weekend at Rod Carew Stadium.
3/15/2014 | No need for O's to panic after Machado's setback
He's one of the five best position players in baseball. He's also only 21 years old. In two short years, Manny Machado has blown us away with his incredible gifts. His 2013 season ended prematurely due to a left knee injury, and his recovery has been swift. The timetable for his return was slowed down Saturday morning, but the setback is simply part of the healing process.
3/15/2014 | Gee sees positives in outing despite high pitch count
Dillon Gee was not particularly thrilled with his outing Saturday, even though his pitching line suggests otherwise. Gee threw three scoreless innings in his third Grapefruit League start this spring, but needed 65 pitches to get that far.
3/15/2014 | Braves proceed with caution as Minor recovers
Mike Minor is ready to accelerate his preparations as he aims to join Atlanta's starting rotation by the end of the regular season's second week. But given what they have experienced with Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy this week, the Braves are maintaining a cautious approach with Minor.
3/15/2014 | Fister fine after 'pen session; next step uncertain
Nationals pitcher Doug Fister still felt good Saturday morning, a day after throwing a 25-pitch bullpen session, according to manager Matt Williams. Yet the next step in the right-hander's return from right elbow inflammation is not entirely certain.
3/15/2014 | Luhnow watches Draft prospect Rodon in person
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow was among the team's contingent that traveled to Tallahassee, Fla., on Friday to watch North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon, who's expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.
3/15/2014 | Kelly highlights Cardinals' fourth straight victory
Joe Kelly strengthened his bid to win the fifth spot in St. Louis' starting rotation, and he also had some fun at the plate with a trio of hits that helped the Cardinals cruise toward a 6-2 win over the Braves on Saturday afternoon at Champion Stadium.
3/15/2014 | Cano to miss next two games for personal reasons
Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano, the biggest free-agent prize of the offseason, will miss the team's next two Cactus League games after flying home to the Dominican Republic on Friday night.
3/15/2014 | Bedard boosted by split Rays crew's bats
Erik Bedard settled in to go 4 1/3 innings in a 6-3 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park, where the offense was highlighted by a Mikie Mahtook slam and Evan Longoria's two hits.
3/15/2014 | Machado postpones re-evaluation of knee
Third baseman Manny Machado will not make the re-evaluation appointment for his surgically repaired left knee that was tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, as he's been unable to run for the past few days, further questioning whether the 21-year-old will be ready to start the season.
3/15/2014 | Martin, Bettis making bullpen decisions tricky
Rockies right-handed relievers Chris Martin and Chad Bettis turned in impressive innings Friday and could be making bullpen decisions difficult.
3/15/2014 | Relaxed Felix jokes that he wants to play center field
Felix Hernandez, preparing for his club-record seventh Opening Day start on the mound, makes a play for another position.
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