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Angels | Garrett Richards to throw Sunday
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 09:03:24 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (knee) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday, March 1.

Rangers | Derek Holland scratched
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 07:42:18 -0800

Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (shoulder) has been scratched from the exhibition game Sunday, March 1, because of soreness in his shoulder. Holland said he will be fine and is taking a day off.

Tigers | Miguel Cabrera does some running
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 07:29:49 -0800

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (ankle, foot) ran on a treadmill Saturday, Feb. 28, and is feeling better, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Blue Jays | TOR signs Dayan Viciedo
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:58:55 -0800

Free-agent OF Dayan Viciedo (White Sox) signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, Feb. 28. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Chicago White Sox owe Viciedo 30 days of termination pay from his $4.4 million arbitration award in 2015.

White Sox | Carlos Rodon could get extra look
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:53:38 -0800

Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon could see more playing time this spring with SP Chris Sale (foot) out.

Red Sox | Daniel Nava abandons switch-hitting
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:29:22 -0800

Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava has abandoned switch-hitting and will just hit from the left side for the time being.

White Sox | Chris Sale has fractured right foot
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:21:58 -0800

Updating a previous report, Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale (foot) will be sidelined for three weeks because of an avulsion fracture in his right foot. Sale suffered the injury during an accident at home Friday, Feb. 27.

White Sox | Chris Sale dealing with injury
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:56:49 -0800

Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale (foot) reported to spring training with a foot injury Saturday, Feb. 28. The team will release some of the details of the injury in the near future.

Mariners | James Paxton to play catch
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:33:29 -0800

Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton (forearm) is scheduled to play catch Monday, March 2, and is working his way toward a bullpen session, according to pitching coach Rick Waits.

Tigers | Victor Martinez to report Monday
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:36:25 -0800

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) will report to spring training Monday, March 2, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Ausmus said Martinez may be able to swing a bat when he reports and could hit some soft toss.

Blue Jays | Michael Saunders back in April?
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:47:09 -0800

Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) underwent surgery Friday, February 27, to remove 60% of the meniscus from his left knee. Saunders is expected to miss five to six weeks, should be able to start running in two weeks, and might be able to begin a rehab assignment in three to four weeks from now. "Having him back sooner is great, and nice that he's got a chance to be back by the middle of April," said general manager Alex Anthopoulos.

Red Sox | Rusney Castillo unlikely to lead off
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:28:17 -0800

Boston Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo is behind others in the competition to bat leadoff, according to manager John Farrell. When discussing batting first for the Red Sox Farrell said, "whether or not Rusney is a guy who evolves into that in time I would say there are other guys ahead of him right now." Castillo is the apparent favorite to beat out OFs Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr. for the starting center field job.

Red Sox | Shane Victorino to hit leadoff?
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:06:12 -0800

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino could bat first, according to manager John Farrell. "Vic is a candidate, but it will be dependent on the opposing pitcher on a given day," Farrell said. OF Mookie Betts, who is battling OFs Rusney Castillo and Jackie Bradley Jr. for the center field job, hit .308/.393/.423 in his last 20 starts of the year hitting leadoff.

Red Sox | David Ortiz to open year at 1B?
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:42:32 -0800

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz opens the year in Philadelphia, a National League city, eliminating the designated hitter from their lineup. When asked whether he'd have any reservations about using Ortiz in the field the first three games in Philadelphia, manager John Farrell answered, "none at all." Ortiz has hit .220 in 127 at-bats since 2007 in games in which he's played first base.

Blue Jays | Toronto talking to Dayan Viciedo
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:45:09 -0800

Free-agent OF Dayan Viciedo (White Sox) is talking to the Toronto Blue Jays, according to sources.

Rangers | Yovani Gallardo talks maturation
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:43:47 -0800

Texas Rangers SP Yovani Gallardo still possesses the same velocity he did as a rookie in 2007, but his arsenal has evolved. He leaned on his slider 24.6% of the time last season but only 7.3% as a rookie, and he has added a sinking fastball to his repertoire which lead to fewer strikeouts and more ground balls. His ground-ball rate climbed to 52.4% last season and it was just 37.9% as a rookie. "The older you get, the more things you figure out on how to get hitters out," Gallardo said.

Athletics | Oakland looking at Dayan Viciedo
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:43:13 -0800

Free-agent OF Dayan Viciedo (White Sox) is talking to the Oakland Athletics, according to sources.

Angels | Albert Pujols not worried about shift
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:16:27 -0800

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols said he's not worried about defensive shifts against him. In 2014, defenses shifted him to pull 224 times, which was the most of any other right-handed hitter in the league. "They think they're screwing with your mind, but actually it's worse because they're telling you how they're going to pitch to you," Pujols said. "So actually it's the opposite. It's helping a hitter to know how they're going to pitch to you." Pujols' ability to go the opposite way is increased now that his right quadriceps is stronger after he had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in November of 2012. He had 34 hits to right field last year, his second highest total since 2008.

Yankees | Alex Rodriguez working at 1B
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:06:34 -0800

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez was taking fielding practice at first base Friday, Feb. 27, with less than ideal results. Rodriguez is concerned about "embarrassing himself" at a position he said he hasn't played at any level. There was a hesitance to Rodriguez as he learned the position Friday. Right now, the only job available to Rodriguez is a part-time designated hitter role against lefties.

Orioles | Chris Davis will see time in right field
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:46:57 -0800

Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis will receive playing time in right field during spring training, according to manager Buck Showalter.