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Yankees | Mark Teixeira fine after HBP
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:48:29 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (knee) said he is "fine" and is not scheduled for any tests after being hit on his right knee by a pitch Sunday, March 29.

Mariners | Victor Sanchez dies following accident
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:05:45 -0700

Seattle Mariners P Victor Sanchez has died in Venezuela from injuries suffered in a boating accident in February, the team announced Sunday, March 29.

Mariners | Roenis Elias sent down
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:54:27 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Roenis Elias was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma Sunday, March 29.

Mariners | Seth Smith out Sunday
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:33:36 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Seth Smith (ankle) was scratched from the lineup Sunday, March 29, due to a sore ankle. Manager Lloyd McClendon said Smith's injury was minor.

Blue Jays | Mark Buehrle set up in rotation
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:23:49 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle will pitch an exhibition game in Montreal and then a game against the Baltimore Orioles so he does not have to face the New York Yankees.

Orioles | Steve Pearce having strong spring
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:08:22 -0700

Baltimore Orioles OF Steve Pearce is 14-for 38 (.368) with five home runs and nine runs batted in during spring games.

Indians | Final two rotation spots announced
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:02:08 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP T.J. House and Zach McAllister have nailed down the fourth and fifth pitching spots in the rotation.

Athletics | Coco Crisp shooting for Tuesday
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:53:50 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (elbow) is slowly engaging in light baseball activities over the weekend with an eye on returning to the active roster Tuesday, March 31.

Astros | Matt Dominguez optioned
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:49:07 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Matt Dominguez was cut from the roster and sent to the minor leagues on Sunday, March 29. He had been the starting third baseman the last two years.

Astros | Carlos Correa sent down
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:42:31 -0700

Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa was sent down to Double-A Corpus Christi in a round of cuts made on Sunday, March 29.

Rangers | Nick Martinez named No. 5 starter
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:27:23 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Nick Martinez has won the fifth starter job, according to team sources.

Orioles | J.J. Hardy feeling better
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:20:21 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (shoulder) was feeling better Sunday, March 29, but manager Buck Showalter said Hardy would still have an MRI on March 30.

Twins | Josmil Pinto may head to DL
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:09:11 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Josmil Pinto (concussion) may be headed to the disabled list due to a concussion and issues with his right knee and quad. The team can make his DL stint retroactive, meaning he could come off the DL as soon as April 11.

Red Sox | BOS has no interest in Dioner Navarro
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:38:38 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro is attracting no interest from the Boston Red Sox despite the injury to Red Sox C Christian Vazquez.

Athletics | Barry Zito to opt out?
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:25:08 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Barry Zito may opt out of his minor league deal and try to find a spot in another team's starting rotation.

Mariners | Taijuan Walker to clinch No. 5 spot?
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:02:14 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker appears to have won the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation, following the club's demotion of SP Roenis Elias to Triple-A Tacoma. However, manager Lloyd McClendon has not confirmed that the job is his, noting that SP Erasmo Ramirez is still in camp. SPs Felix Hernandez, James Paxton, Hisashi Iwakuma and J.A. Happ have already locked up the first four spots in the rotation.

Angels | Halos could use four-man rotation
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:37:25 -0700

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are expected to begin the regular season with a four-man starting rotation and an eight-man bullpen, according to manager Mike Scioscia. SPs Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Matt Shoemaker and Hector Santiago are expected to start the first four games of the season. The Angels will not need a fifth starter until April 14, but injured SP Garrett Richards (knee) is unlikely to be available by then.

Twins | MIN has some interest in Rafael Soriano
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:17:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, a Minnesota Twins official said the club has limited interest in free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals). The official added that they "might" watch him if he decides to throw for teams.

Yankees | Mark Teixeira leaves game early
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:14:57 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (knee) left a minor league game early Sunday, March 29, after he was hit in the knee by a pitch.

Tigers | Justin Verlander throws Sunday
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:56:55 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) threw light toss Sunday, March 29, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Ausmus said Verlander's triceps is still a little tight but not too bad. Verlander is still scheduled to start Thursday, April 2, at this time.

Angels | David Freese in lineup
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:07:54 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B David Freese (elbow) is in the starting lineup for the spring training game Sunday, March 29. He has missed the last four games because of a hyperextended elbow.

Red Sox | Clay Buchholz named OD starter
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:31:08 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz has been named the Opening Day starter by manager John Farrell Sunday, March 29. Buchholz will start Monday, April 6, against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Red Sox | Edward Mujica could close
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:22:31 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Edward Mujica could begin the season as the team's closer, with RP Koji Uehara (hamstring) considered unlikely for opening day. Manager John Farrell also said using matchups could also be an option for the team in the ninth inning.

Red Sox | Koji Uehara unlikely for OD
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:18:52 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Koji Uehara (hamstring) was downgraded to unlikely for opening day, Sunday, March 29, by manager John Farrell.

Yankees | Scott Baker released
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:08:26 -0700

New York Yankees SP Scott Baker was released Sunday, March 29. Baker had signed a deal that would've been worth $1.5 million if he had made the major league roster to begin the 2015 season.

Red Sox | Joe Kelly to pitch in minor-league game
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:00:58 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly (biceps) will pitch in a minor-league game this week. This will allow for the Red Sox to start the season with Kelly on the disabled list with a backdated stint.

Yankees | Didi Gregorius not concerned about OD
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:18:33 -0700

New York Yankees SS Didi Gregorius (wrist) said he is improving, Sunday, March 29, and should take batting practice Tuesday, March 31. Gregorius expects to be ready for opening day Monday, April 6, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Yankees | CC Sabathia not concerned with numbers
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:58:43 -0700

New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia is not concerned with his spring training performance so far. "It is what it is. I've had spring trainings where I've given up a lot of runs and went out and had a good season. I've had spring trainings like last year where I didn't give up [any] runs and I gave up [six] in the first game [April 1 at Houston]. So you all can put stock in whatever you want. I'm not really worried about it," Sabathia said after allowing five home runs over five innings pitched Saturday, March 28, against the Pittsburgh Pirates Triple-A affiliate.

Rangers | Ryan Rua wins LF job for TEX
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:45:38 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Ryan Rua is likely to start the season as the team's starting left fielder. OF Nate Schierholtz, his closest competition, was notified he would not make the team and Schierholtz requested his release.

Rangers | Nate Schierholtz released
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:40:38 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Nate Schierholtz was released by the team Saturday, March 28, making him a free agent. He was told by team brass that he would not be on the 25-man roster. Ryan Rua won his spot in left field.

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