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Fri Mar 2220:02Reds' Scooter Gennett injures leg, sent for scanYonder Alonso1BPadresFree Agent
Javier Báez2B/SSCubsFree Agent
Trevor CahillSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Kole CalhounRFAngelsFree Agent
Zach DaviesFree Agent
Avisaíl GarcíaCF/RFWhite SoxFree Agent
Leury García2BWhite SoxFree Agent
Scooter Gennett2BBrewersFree Agent
Paul Goldschmidt1BDiamondbacksWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Yasmani Grandal1B/CPadresFree Agent
Dakota HudsonFree Agent
Jung Ho KangFree Agent
Brandon LoweFree Agent
Jonathan LucroyCBrewersMoneyball
Jeff McNeilFree Agent
Yadier MolinaCCardinalsJetBlack
Marcell OzunaCF/RFMarlinsFree Agent
José QuintanaSPWhite SoxBig Poison
Carlos RodónSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Casey SadlerRPPiratesFree Agent
Dennis SantanaFree Agent
Héctor SantiagoSPAngelsFree Agent
Nick SenzelFree Agent
Robert StephensonSPRedsFree Agent
Mike TroutCF/LFAngelsSportsWiseGuy.com
Justin Turner3B/SSDodgersFree Agent
Ben Zobrist2B/LF/RF/SSRaysBig Chee
PHOENIX (AP) — Cincinnati Reds All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett injured his right leg while fielding a grounder against Milwaukee and was helped off the field.Gennett ranged to his left for a ball off the bat of Yasmani Grandal leading off the second inning Friday. Gennett slid to make the stop and threw to pitcher Robert Stephenson covering first for the out. Gennett went to his knees and was helped off by Reds head athletic trainer Steve Baumann and manager David Bell."I don't know exactly if it was when he fell or when he made the throw," Bell said. "He felt something in his groin.Cincinnati says Gennett was to have an MRI.The 28-year-old Gennett reached the majors with the Brewers in 2013 and was claimed off waivers by his hometown Reds near the end of spring training two years ago. He made his first All-Star team last season, hitting .310 with 23 homers and 92 RBIs.Top prospect Nick Senzel could be a candidate to replace Gennett. Senzel was reassigned to minor league camp... [More]
Fri Mar 2219:28Trout hits three-run homer to wrap up his Arizona springJosé BriceñoFree Agent
Trevor CahillSPDiamondbacksFree Agent
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Trout wrapped up an eventful spring in Arizona on Friday with his third home run, and first since signing his record new deal.Trout received a 12-year, $426.5 million contract Wednesday, and in two games since, he's 2-for-7, hitting an RBI single Thursday and the three-run homer Friday as the Los Angeles Angels hosted the Chicago White Sox. In 14 games in Arizona, he batted .293.The two-time Most Valuable Player joked that he and teammate Kole Calhoun wanted to make sure they hit at least one homer in spring training."I think the biggest thing is just getting one," Trout said. "That's the goal for me and Kole. We say we just need one. We don't want to use them all up in spring."Justin Upton walked to open the Angels' first and Calhoun singled to set up Trout's homer, a laser that landed on the left field berm at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Trout connected on a 2-1 pitch from White Sox opening day starter Carlos Rodon."I hit that ball pretty good," Trout said. "I wa... [More]
Fri Mar 2219:28Reds' Scooter Gennett injures leg, sent for scanScooter Gennett2BBrewersFree Agent
Yasmani Grandal1B/CPadresFree Agent
Nick SenzelFree Agent
Robert StephensonSPRedsFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — Cincinnati Reds All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett injured his right leg while fielding a grounder against Milwaukee and was helped off the field.Gennett ranged to his left for a ball off the bat of Yasmani Grandal leading off the second inning Friday. Gennett slid to make the stop and threw to pitcher Robert Stephenson covering first for the out. Gennett went to his knees and was helped off by Reds head athletic trainer Steve Baumann and manager David Bell."I don't know exactly if it was when he fell or when he made the throw," Bell said. "He felt something in his groin.Cincinnati says Gennett was to have an MRI.The 28-year-old Gennett reached the majors with the Brewers in 2013 and was claimed off waivers by his hometown Reds near the end of spring training two years ago. He made his first All-Star team last season, hitting .310 with 23 homers and 92 RBIs.Top prospect Nick Senzel could be a candidate to replace Gennett. Senzel was reassigned to minor league camp earlier Friday.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Mar 2218:37Reds' Scooter Gennett injures leg, sent for scanScooter Gennett2BBrewersFree Agent
Yasmani Grandal1B/CPadresFree Agent
Nick SenzelFree Agent
Robert StephensonSPRedsFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — Cincinnati Reds All-Star second baseman Scooter Gennett injured a leg while fielding a grounder against Milwaukee and was helped off the field.Gennett ranged to his left for a ball off the bat of Yasmani Grandal leading off the second inning Friday. Gennett slid to make the stop and threw to pitcher Robert Stephenson covering first for the out. Gennett went to his knees and was helped off by Reds head athletic trainer Steve Baumann and manager David Bell.Cincinnati says Gennett was to have an MRI.The 28-year-old Gennett reached the majors with the Brewers in 2013 and was claimed off waivers by his hometown Reds near the end of spring training two years ago. He made his first All-Star team last season, hitting .310 with 23 homers and 92 RBIs.Top prospect Nick Senzel could be a candidate to replace Gennett. Senzel was reassigned to minor league camp earlier Friday.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Mar 2218:37Brewers' overpowering bullpen banged up entering '19Ben GamelDHYankeesFree Agent
Josh HaderFree Agent
Jeremy JeffressRPBrewersFree Agent
Corey KnebelRPRangersFree Agent
Jimmy NelsonRPBrewersFree Agent
Tyler SaladinoSSWhite SoxFree Agent
Cory Spangenberg2BPadresFree Agent
Alex WilsonRPRed SoxFree Agent
PHOENIX (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers vaunted bullpen is entering the season without a couple of its most imposing pieces.Corey Knebel is out indefinitely with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, the type of injury that sometimes ends in Tommy John surgery. He's expected to join Jeremy Jeffress, down with a sore right shoulder, on the injured list to open the season.Knebel had 16 saves and a 3.58 ERA with Milwaukee last season, plus a 1.29 ERA in six postseason appearances. He plans to see multiple doctors before deciding if he needs surgery."It's going to take a week for him to compile some opinions from other doctors and then sit down and make a decision on what he feels is the best way to get this thing right," manager Craig Counsell said Friday.Knebel missed about six weeks early last season with a hamstring injury. He was an All-Star in 2017 with 39 saves and a 1.78 ERA in 78 innings.Jeffress, another important cog in the bullpen a year ago, hasn't... [More]
Fri Mar 2218:08Yankees' Bird to play Saturday, 3 days after getting hitDellin BetancesRPYankeesFree Agent
Clint FrazierCFIndiansFree Agent
Aaron HicksCFTwinsFree Agent
Wade MileySPDiamondbacksLas Vegas Giants
Luis SeverinoFree Agent
Luke VoitFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird is scheduled to play Saturday, three days after getting on the right elbow by a pitch from Houston's Wade Miley."I'm just glad it's good," Bird said on Friday.Bird and Luke Voit will likely share time at first base and designated hitter to start the regular season. The pair have been competing for the first base job but both are expected to make the 25-man roster because of injuries to others.Bird hit 11 homers and drove in 31 runs in 46 games in late 2015. He missed all of 2016 following right shoulder surgery, was limited to 48 games in 2017 because of ankle and knee issues and slumped to a .199 average with 11 homers and 38 RBIs in 82 games last year, when he started the season on the disabled list following right ankle surgery.The 26-year old has had a strong spring training, hitting .333 (13 for 39) with three homers and eight RBIs in 17 games."Ready to get going," Bird said.TRAINER'S ROOMAce Luis Severino (right should... [More]
Fri Mar 2218:00Cards tab Wieters to back up Molina at catcherAvisaíl GarcíaCF/RFWhite SoxFree Agent
Paul Goldschmidt1BDiamondbacksWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Dakota HudsonFree Agent
Jung Ho KangFree Agent
Brandon LoweFree Agent
Jeff McNeilFree Agent
Yadier MolinaCCardinalsJetBlack
Marcell OzunaCF/RFMarlinsFree Agent
Francisco PeñaCRoyalsFree Agent
Casey SadlerRPPiratesFree Agent
Chasen ShreveRPBravesFree Agent
Matt WietersCOriolesBig Poison
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Matt Wieters has been added to the St. Louis Cardinals' roster after earning the back-up job behind catcher Yadier Molina.Wieters' contract was selected Friday from Triple-A Memphis. He gets a $1.5 million salary while in the major leagues and $200,000 while in the minors. He can earn $500,000 in performance bonuses based on games: $100,000 each for 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80.To clear a roster spot, the Cardinals designated left-hander Chasen Shreve for assignment.A four-time All-Star with Baltimore from 2009-16, Wieters was competing with Francisco Pena for the back-up job.Wieters spent the past two seasons with Washington. He hit .238 with eight homers and 30 RBIs last year, when he was sidelined between March 31 and April 12 with a strained left oblique muscle and between May 10 and July 9 with a strained left hamstring.His contract with the Nationals paid $21 million over the two years.Shreve, a 28-year-old left-hander, had a 5.00 ERA in eight spring training appe... [More]
Fri Mar 2216:18Yankees' Bird to play Saturday, 3 days after getting hitDellin BetancesRPYankeesFree Agent
Aaron HicksCFTwinsFree Agent
Wade MileySPDiamondbacksLas Vegas Giants
Luis SeverinoFree Agent
Luke VoitFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird is scheduled to play Saturday, three days after getting on the right elbow by a pitch from Houston's Wade Miley."I'm just glad it's good," Bird said on Friday.Bird and Luke Voit will likely share time at first base and designated hitter to start the regular season. The pair have been competing for the first base job but both are expected to make the 25-man roster because of injuries to others.Bird hit 11 homers and drove in 31 runs in 46 games in late 2015. He missed all of 2016 following right shoulder surgery, was limited to 48 games in 2017 because of ankle and knee issues and slumped to a .199 average with 11 homers and 38 RBIs in 82 games last year, when he started the season on the disabled list following right ankle surgery.The 26-year old has had a strong spring training, hitting .333 (13 for 39) with three homers and eight RBIs in 17 games."Ready to get going," Bird said.TRAINER'S ROOMAce Luis Severino (right shoulder inflammation) is to increase his throwing program to 90 feet Saturday. He had Friday off after two days of playing catch at 60 feet. ... Reliever Dellin Betances (right shoulder inflammation) will resume throwing in the next couple days. ... CF Aaron Hicks (lower back) has not resumed baseball activities.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Mar 2123:21Phils' Harper hits first HRs; 'Cutch, Realmuto also go deepAlbert Almora Jr.CFCubsFree Agent
Chris ArcherSPRaysSportsWiseGuy.com
Matt BarnesSPRed SoxFree Agent
Chris BeckSPWhite SoxFree Agent
Brandon Belt1BGiantsThe Seals Guys
Ty BlachSPGiantsFree Agent
Colten BrewerFree Agent
Corbin BurnesFree Agent
Miguel Cabrera1B/3B/DHTigersRotoValue
Jeimer Candelario3BCubsFree Agent
Francisco CervelliCYankeesFree Agent
Wei-Yin ChenSPOriolesFree Agent
Mike ClevingerFree Agent
Michael ConfortoFree Agent
Rafael DeversFree Agent
Heath FillmyerFree Agent
Dexter FowlerCFAstrosJetBlack
Domingo GermánFree Agent
Yasmani Grandal1B/CPadresFree Agent
Randal GrichukRFCardinalsFree Agent
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.Free Agent
Ronald Guzmán1BRangersFree Agent
Jason HammelSPAthleticsFree Agent
Bryce HarperLFNationalsSportsWiseGuy.com
Kyle HendricksSPCubsFree Agent
David HessFree Agent
Dakota HudsonFree Agent
Jung Ho KangFree Agent
Merrill KellyRPRaysFree Agent
Tony KempFree Agent
Andrew KnappFree Agent
Evan Longoria3BRaysWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Brandon LoweFree Agent
Trey Mancini1BOriolesFree Agent
Steven MatzRPMetsFree Agent
Andrew McCutchenCFPiratesDodger Blue
Billy McKinneyOFCubsFree Agent
Matt MooreSPRaysRotoValue
Gift NgoepeSSPiratesFree Agent
Brandon NimmoDHMetsFree Agent
Rougned Odor2B/SSRangersFree Agent
Chris OwingsSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Marcell OzunaCF/RFMarlinsFree Agent
Thomas PannoneFree Agent
Dustin Pedroia2BRed SoxSportsWiseGuy.com
Freddy PeraltaFree Agent
Noé RamirezSPRed SoxFree Agent
J.T. RealmutoCMarlinsFree Agent
Austin RileyFree Agent
Anthony Rizzo1BCubsThe Seals Guys
Hyun-Jin RyuSPDodgersJetBlack
Tyler SaladinoSSWhite SoxFree Agent
Jeff SamardzijaSPAthleticsBig Chee
Chasen ShreveRPBravesFree Agent
Drew SmylyRP/SPRaysJetBlack
Jorge SolerRFCubsFree Agent
Rowdy TellezFree Agent
Mike TroutCF/LFAngelsSportsWiseGuy.com
Justin Turner3B/SSDodgersFree Agent
Vince VelásquezFree Agent
Hector VelázquezFree Agent
Marcus WaldenSPAthleticsFree Agent
Brandon WoodruffFree Agent
Mike ZuninoCMarinersFree Agent
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper has been playing catch-up since his free agency carried over into spring training.With a week left until opening day, the Philadelphia Phillies' big-money addition looks ready to pay off.Harper hit his first two Grapefruit League homers, combining with fellow new additions Andrew McCutchen and J.T. Realmuto to help Philadelphia pound the Toronto Blue Jays 13-6 Thursday.Harper smashed a two-run homer to right off Sam Gaviglio in the fourth inning and had a solo shot against lefty Thomas Pannone in the sixth. McCutchen also took Gaviglio deep in the second, and Realmuto had a three-run shot in the fourth. That trio has been sharp this spring, with Harper posting a 1.192 OPS, Realmuto at 1.285 and McCutchen .830.Gift Ngoepe and Andrew Knapp also went deep, and Vince Velasquez struck out nine but allowed three runs and two homers in 3 1/3 innings. Velasquez has a 12.79 ERA this spring.Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered to continue a hot spring with Toronto, ... [More]
Thu Mar 2121:572 hats are better than 1: Mendoza happy with ESPN, Mets roleAlex Rodriguez3BYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Mendoza has heard the ribbing.An ESPN "Sunday Night Baseball" analyst since 2015, she added a part-time role last month as a New York Mets baseball operations adviser."OK, you work for the Mets, we can't talk to you anymore," she recalled hearing from teams during her spring training rounds, quickly adding "in a joking way."She's not worried that wearing two hats will lead to less inside info for her two ears. In an era when players and clubs treat the tiniest tidbit as a state secret, Mendoza already felt teams were hesitant to provide her intelligence in her pundit role because they knew "information they would give me as a member from ESPN was about to go on air." She doesn't expect that to change with the new job title.Mendoza spoke Thursday during a conference call with booth-mate Alex Rodriguez to promote the 30th anniversary of ESPN's Sunday night broadcasts, which also include play-by-play man Matt Vasgersian.Mark Gross, ESPN senior vice president of p... [More]
Thu Mar 2121:49Status for Indians' Lindor for opening day still uncertainTrevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
A.J. ColeSPNationalsFree Agent
Jason Kipnis2BIndiansOld Hoss
Francisco LindorSSIndiansFree Agent
Eric StametsSSAngelsFree Agent
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — With a hop off his feet turning a double play and by driving a ball nearly over the fence, Indians three-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor moved closer to returning from a right calf strain.Yet his status for opening day on March 28 at Minnesota remains uncertain.Batting every inning in a modified intrasquad minor league game, Lindor made eight plate appearances, going 0-for-6 with two walks.Eager to hit, Lindor swung on a 3-0 count during his sixth plate appearance, extending it to nine pitches and drawing a walk. Out of caution and because of his morning base running, he was replaced by a pinch runner.On a 3-0 count on his next plate appearance, he ripped a ball to the right field fence where prospect Oscar Gonzalez made a leaping catch, preventing a home run.Lindor was asked if he needs to appear in a Cactus League game to be ready for the season opener."I don't think so. I can play in the minor leagues or B games to be ready," he said."Baseball's suc... [More]
Thu Mar 2120:41Phils' Harper hits first HRs; 'Cutch, Realmuto also go deepAlbert Almora Jr.CFCubsFree Agent
Chris ArcherSPRaysSportsWiseGuy.com
Brandon Belt1BGiantsThe Seals Guys
Ty BlachSPGiantsFree Agent
Corbin BurnesFree Agent
Miguel Cabrera1B/3B/DHTigersRotoValue
Jeimer Candelario3BCubsFree Agent
Francisco CervelliCYankeesFree Agent
Wei-Yin ChenSPOriolesFree Agent
Mike ClevingerFree Agent
Michael ConfortoFree Agent
Heath FillmyerFree Agent
Dexter FowlerCFAstrosJetBlack
Domingo GermánFree Agent
Yasmani Grandal1B/CPadresFree Agent
Randal GrichukRFCardinalsFree Agent
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.Free Agent
Ronald Guzmán1BRangersFree Agent
Jason HammelSPAthleticsFree Agent
Bryce HarperLFNationalsSportsWiseGuy.com
Kyle HendricksSPCubsFree Agent
David HessFree Agent
Dakota HudsonFree Agent
Jung Ho KangFree Agent
Merrill KellyRPRaysFree Agent
Tony KempFree Agent
Andrew KnappFree Agent
Evan Longoria3BRaysWith the 5th Pick Truck Selects
Brandon LoweFree Agent
Trey Mancini1BOriolesFree Agent
Steven MatzRPMetsFree Agent
Andrew McCutchenCFPiratesDodger Blue
Billy McKinneyOFCubsFree Agent
Matt MooreSPRaysRotoValue
Gift NgoepeSSPiratesFree Agent
Brandon NimmoDHMetsFree Agent
Rougned Odor2B/SSRangersFree Agent
Chris OwingsSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
Marcell OzunaCF/RFMarlinsFree Agent
Thomas PannoneFree Agent
Freddy PeraltaFree Agent
Noé RamirezSPRed SoxFree Agent
J.T. RealmutoCMarlinsFree Agent
Austin RileyFree Agent
Anthony Rizzo1BCubsThe Seals Guys
Hyun-Jin RyuSPDodgersJetBlack
Tyler SaladinoSSWhite SoxFree Agent
Jeff SamardzijaSPAthleticsBig Chee
Drew SmylyRP/SPRaysJetBlack
Jorge SolerRFCubsFree Agent
Rowdy TellezFree Agent
Mike TroutCF/LFAngelsSportsWiseGuy.com
Justin Turner3B/SSDodgersFree Agent
Vince VelásquezFree Agent
Brandon WoodruffFree Agent
Mike ZuninoCMarinersFree Agent
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper has been playing catch-up since his free agency carried over into spring training.With a week left until opening day, the Philadelphia Phillies' big-money addition looks ready to pay off.Harper hit his first two Grapefruit League homers, combining with fellow new additions Andrew McCutchen and J.T. Realmuto to help Philadelphia pound the Toronto Blue Jays 13-6 Thursday.Harper smashed a two-run homer to right off Sam Gaviglio in the fourth inning and had a solo shot against lefty Thomas Pannone in the sixth. McCutchen also took Gaviglio deep in the second, and Realmuto had a three-run shot in the fourth. That trio has been sharp this spring, with Harper posting a 1.192 OPS, Realmuto at 1.285 and McCutchen .830.Gift Ngoepe and Andrew Knapp also went deep, and Vince Velasquez struck out nine but allowed three runs and two homers in 3 1/3 innings. Velasquez has a 12.79 ERA this spring.Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered to continue a hot spring with Toronto, ... [More]
Thu Mar 2117:19Yankees' Sabathia makes 1st appearance since heart procedureBilly BurnsLFAthleticsFree Agent
Ryan LavarnwayCRed SoxFree Agent
Jesus SucreCMarinersFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia has returned to the mound for the first time since undergoing a heart procedure in December.Sabathia allowed one run and two hits over two innings on Thursday in a minor league exhibition game, striking out three for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre against Toledo, Detroit's Triple-A affiliate.Sabathia, who has announced he's retiring after the season, said he "felt great" after his 26-pitch outing."No problems. I felt like the ball was coming out of my hand pretty good. All positive," Sabathia said.Tigers center field prospect Daz Cameron, the son of former major leaguer Mike Cameron, had a first-inning double and Hector Sanchez hit an opposite-field homer to right during the second. Sabathia will make another minor league appearance on Tuesday against Philadelphia Phillies prospects. He expected to miss his first two or three regular season starts."He's progressed pretty well," Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said. "... [More]
Thu Mar 2116:59Yankees' Sabathia makes 1st appearance since heart procedureBilly BurnsLFAthleticsFree Agent
Ryan LavarnwayCRed SoxFree Agent
Jesus SucreCMarinersFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia has returned to the mound for the first time since undergoing a heart procedure in December.Sabathia allowed one run and two hits over two innings on Thursday in a minor league exhibition game, striking out three for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre against Toledo, Detroit's Triple-A affiliate.Sabathia, who has announced he's retiring after the season, said he "felt great" after his 26-pitch outing."No problems. I felt like the ball was coming out of my hand pretty good. All positive," Sabathia said.Tigers center field prospect Daz Cameron, the son of former major leaguer Mike Cameron, had a first-inning double and Hector Sanchez hit an opposite-field homer to right during the second. Sabathia will make another minor league appearance on Tuesday against Philadelphia Phillies prospects. He expected to miss his first two or three regular season starts."He's progressed pretty well," Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said. "... [More]
Thu Mar 2116:392 hats are better than 1: Mendoza happy with ESPN, Mets roleAlex Rodriguez3BYankeesFree Agent
NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Mendoza has heard the ribbing.An ESPN "Sunday Night Baseball" analyst since 2015, she added a part-time role last month as a New York Mets baseball operations adviser."OK, you work for the Mets, we can't talk to you anymore," she recalled hearing from teams during her spring training rounds, quickly adding "in a joking way."She's not worried that wearing two hats will lead to less inside info for her two ears. In an era when players and clubs treat the tiniest tidbit as a state secret, Mendoza already felt teams were hesitant to provide her intelligence in her pundit role because they knew "information they would give me as a member from ESPN was about to go on air." She doesn't expect that to change with the new job title.Mendoza spoke Thursday during a conference call with booth-mate Alex Rodriguez to promote the 30th anniversary of ESPN's Sunday night broadcasts, which also include play-by-play man Matt Vasgersian.Mark Gross, ESPN senior vice president of p... [More]
Thu Mar 2115:39Yankees' Sabathia makes 1st appearance since heart procedureJesus SucreCMarinersFree Agent
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia has returned to the mound for the first time since undergoing a heart procedure in December.Sabathia allowed one run and two hits over two innings on Thursday in a minor league exhibition game, striking out three for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre against Toledo, Detroit's Triple-A affiliate.Sabathia, who has announced he's retiring after the season, said he "felt great" after his 26-pitch outing."No problems. I felt like the ball was coming out of my hand pretty good. All positive," Sabathia said.Tigers center field prospect Daz Cameron, the son of former major leaguer Mike Cameron, had a first-inning double and Hector Sanchez hit an opposite-field homer to right during the second. Sabathia will make another minor league appearance on Tuesday against Philadelphia Phillies prospects. He expected to miss his first two or three regular season starts."He's progressed pretty well," Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said. "... [More]
Thu Mar 2103:37Seager homers for Dodgers in return from elbow, hip surgeryJavier Báez2B/SSCubsFree Agent
Cole HamelsSPPhilliesBig Chee
Manny Machado3BOriolesSportsWiseGuy.com
Anthony Rizzo1BCubsThe Seals Guys
Corey SeagerSSDodgersFree Agent
Julio UríasSPDodgersFree Agent
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Corey Seager returned with a bang to the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup Wednesday night.The star shortstop, playing against major league competition for the first time in nearly a year, homered to center field in his second at-bat against Chicago Cubs left-hander Cole Hamels at Sloan Park."It was just fun. The adrenaline, the excitement, it was really good," Seager said after playing six innings in his Cactus League debut. "It's been a really long time since I've been out there. That was the excitement part of it."Seager added a sacrifice fly in the fifth."I was happy for him. He looked really good in the batter's box," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "A positive night."A two-time All-Star and the 2016 NL Rookie of the Year, Seager played just 26 games a year ago before an elbow injury ended his season on April 29.He had Tommy John surgery in early May and arthroscopic surgery on his left hip in August. The Dodgers made their second straight trip to the World Series... [More]
Thu Mar 2100:19Status for Indians' Lindor for opening day still uncertainTrevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
A.J. ColeSPNationalsFree Agent
Jason Kipnis2BIndiansOld Hoss
Francisco LindorSSIndiansFree Agent
Eric StametsSSAngelsFree Agent
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — With a hop off his feet turning a double play and by driving a ball nearly over the fence, Indians three-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor moved closer to returning from a right calf strain.Yet his status for opening day on March 28 at Minnesota remains uncertain.Batting every inning in a modified intrasquad minor league game, Lindor made eight plate appearances, going 0-for-6 with two walks.Eager to hit, Lindor swung on a 3-0 count during his sixth plate appearance, extending it to nine pitches and drawing a walk. Out of caution and because of his morning base running, he was replaced by a pinch runner.On a 3-0 count on his next plate appearance, he ripped a ball to the right field fence where prospect Oscar Gonzalez made a leaping catch, preventing a home run.Lindor was asked if he needs to appear in a Cactus League game to be ready for the season opener."I don't think so. I can play in the minor leagues or B games to be ready," he said."Baseball's suc... [More]
Wed Mar 2023:49Status for Indians' Lindor for opening day still uncertainTrevor BauerSPIndiansFree Agent
A.J. ColeSPNationalsFree Agent
Jason Kipnis2BIndiansOld Hoss
Francisco LindorSSIndiansFree Agent
Eric StametsSSAngelsFree Agent
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — With a hop off his feet turning a double play and by driving a ball nearly over the fence, Indians three-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor moved closer to returning from a right calf strain.Yet his status for opening day on March 28 at Minnesota remains uncertain.Batting every inning in a modified intrasquad minor league game, Lindor made eight plate appearances, going 0-for-6 with two walks.Eager to hit, Lindor swung on a 3-0 count during his sixth plate appearance, extending it to nine pitches and drawing a walk. Out of caution and because of his morning base running, he was replaced by a pinch runner.On a 3-0 count on his next plate appearance, he ripped a ball to the right field fence where prospect Oscar Gonzalez made a leaping catch, preventing a home run.Lindor was asked if he needs to appear in a Cactus League game to be ready for the season opener."I don't think so. I can play in the minor leagues or B games to be ready," he said."Baseball's suc... [More]
Wed Mar 2023:17Boston's Mookie Betts says he expects to become free agentNolan Arenado3BRockiesFree Agent
Mookie BettsCFRed SoxFree Agent
Alex BregmanFree Agent
Bryce HarperLFNationalsSportsWiseGuy.com
Manny Machado3BOriolesSportsWiseGuy.com
Mike TroutCF/LFAngelsSportsWiseGuy.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Don't expect AL MVP Mookie Betts to agree to a long-term contract with the Boston Red Sox before he can become a free agent in late 2020.Despite Mike Trout's $432 million, 12-year agreement with the Los Angeles Angels, Nolan Arenado's $260 million, eight-year deal with the Colorado Rockies and Alex Bregman's pending $100 million, six-year contract with the Houston Astros, Betts is content to remain on track for testing the market."That's exactly what I expect," he said Wednesday, the day after Trout's deal became widely known. "Didn't expect anything to happen until I'm a free agent. So, it's just one of those things where you just got to go out and play. Can't worry about the economics of the game right now. They have to take care of what they have to take care of. I'm going to take care of what I have to take care of. But the common thing is to win a World Series, and I think that's definitely what we both want to do."Manny Machado joined the San Diego Padre... [More]
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