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Yankees | Brendan Ryan dealing with injury
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:40:48 -0800
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said 2B Brendan Ryan (undisclosed) has been sidelined by an oblique or lower back injury. Ryan underwent tests Friday, March 7, and is not expected to play until the middle of next week at the earliest.
Yankees | Alfonso Soriano could be used at 1B
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:29:42 -0800
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the team could consider using OF Alfonso Soriano as a backup first baseman this season. Girardi said the team has been looking for ways to make Soriano more versatile.
Red Sox | Shane Victorino could play next week
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:25:34 -0800
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said OF Shane Victorino (thumb) is making progress, and the team hopes Victorino will be able to play in game early next week.
Red Sox | Jake Peavy may be able to play soon
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:17:23 -0800
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said SP Jake Peavy (finger) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday, March 8, and could pitch in a game as early as Wednesday, March 12. Farrell said Peavy should be ready for the start of the regular season if he does not have any setbacks.
Orioles | Henry Urrutia able to play
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:13:38 -0800
Baltimore Orioles OF Henry Urrutia (shoulder) was able to play in the team's spring training game Friday, March 7, after missing some time because of a sore right shoulder.
Orioles | Three players sent down
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:10:22 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles have optioned RP Mike Belfiore to Triple-A Norfolk. The team also reassigned RP Tim Alderson and RP Nick Additon to their minor league camp.
Orioles | Manny Machado does some running
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:06:01 -0800
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee, back) ran down the first-base line and touched the bag with each leg Thursday, March 6.
Astros | Marc Krauss turning heads with new approach
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:43:25 -0800
Houston Astros OF Marc Krauss went 3-for-4 Friday, March 7, and is batting .455 (8-for-15) in five spring games with two home runs. Krauss' chances of making the roster increase because he is capable of playing both corner outfield spots and first base. He worked in the offseason to reduce unneeded movement in his swing and to attack the ball quicker.
Blue Jays | Four re-assigned
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:02:51 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays sent SS Kevin Nolan, 3Bs Andy Burns and Andy LaRoche and OF Ricardo Nanita to minor league camp Friday, March 7.
Twins | Chris Colabello making case for roster
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:22:17 -0800
Minnesota Twins 1B Chris Colabello went 3-for-3 Friday, March 7, and is now hitting .455/.625/.636 with two doubles and five walks in six games, putting himself in consideration for a bench spot. He could also serve as the backup first baseman and a right-handed hitting designated hitter.
Twins | Aaron Hicks fine
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:21:55 -0800
Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks (elbow) is expected to be fine and return soon after feeling pain in his right elbow while swinging Thursday, March 6.
Indians | Ryan Raburn has knee bruise
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:07:49 -0800
Cleveland Indians OF Ryan Raburn (knee) left the game early Friday, March 7, with a right knee bruise after colliding with the outfield wall.
Rangers | Shoulder problems in the past for Alexi Ogando
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:05:12 -0800
The Texas Rangers would prefer if SP Alexi Ogando won a starting spot in the rotation this spring, but if he doesn't, they know they can use him out of the bullpen. He's no longer dealing with shoulder inflammation that put him on the disabled list last season, either. "His work ethic has picked up. He understands what you have to do to be a starter," manager Ron Washington said."
Rangers | Closer competition open
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:01:21 -0800
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said the team's closer competition remains wide open between RPs Neftali Feliz, Joakim Soria and Tanner Scheppers. Soria retired all three batters he faced in 10 pitches Thursday, March 6, and Feliz retired all three hitters he faced on 16 pitches. Feliz's fastball touched 93 mph and his changeup hit 85 mph. "I wish all of sudden he could come into spring training and all of a sudden you see 95 (mph) or 97 but he'll work his way to that if it's still in him," Washington said. "But right now, I just want him to stay healthy and if he stays healthy, he'll be where he needs to be."
Rangers | Geovany Soto progressing slowly
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:59:10 -0800
Texas Rangers C Geovany Soto (ankle) will take batting practice Friday, March 7, and plans to play in a game March 15. The team won't push him after he had arthroscopic surgery last month to remove a bone in his left ankle.
Rangers | Jurickson Profar not playing D yet
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:55:59 -0800
Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) is expected to play in the field "sometime after the middle of the month," according to manager Ron Washington. Profar was 2-for-4 with a grand slam as the designated hitter Thursday, March 6. "He's throwing in drills now and he's up to 100-something feet so once we can get him out there to 190 feet where he can throw and keep the ball with some velocity on it, we'll get him out there," Washington said. "At least, he's throwing in the drills now and that's a good thing."
Rangers | Matt Harrison throws to hitters
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:52:13 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) threw to hitters for the first time Friday, March 7, in more than 11 months. He tossed 40 pitches during a live batting practice session. He'll next throw a bullpen Sunday, March 9, and pitch in a B game Tuesday, March 11. Harrison is likely to begin the year on the disabled list, as the team is being cautious.
Orioles | Miguel Gonzalez injured
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:50:29 -0800
Baltimore Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez (leg) is dealing with a left tibia contusion.
Rangers | Roster moves
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:24:10 -0800
The Texas Rangers re-assigned P Matt West to High Single-A Myrtle Beach Friday, March 7, and also re-assigned C Jose Felix to minor league camp.
Royals | Luke Hochevar needs TJS
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:44:48 -0800
Kansas City Royals RP Luke Hochevar (elbow) will need to have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, and he'll miss all of the 2014 season. Subsequent tests showed that Hochevar's ulnar collateral ligament may be as much as 65 percent torn. He had suffered a 20 to 45 percent tear in his UCL in 2010 and avoided the surgery. Manager Ned Yost said the surgery is expected to take place in the next two weeks. General manager Dayton Moore said the team will likely fill the bullpen void from within.
Royals | Brad Penny released
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:38:41 -0800
The Kansas City Royals released SP Brad Penny Friday, March 7.
White Sox | John Danks' velocity returning
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:52:38 -0800
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks felt free and easy during his outing Thursday, March 6, in which he allowed one hit while striking out two and walking two in three scoreless innings. He used all four of his pitches and touched 90-91 mph on the radar gun "without humping it up there." Danks is feeling much like his old self this spring after having shoulder surgery in 2012.
He said the biggest difference in camp this year is that he has command of his cut fastball. "It's just strengthening, being able to get my arm where it needs to be and have enough behind (the cutter) to spin it right and make it move," Danks said. "Last year, I had trouble spinning it, and it was backing up on me and getting hit. This year, I'm able to drive the ball where I want, and that was proved by being able to throw it to both sides of the plate with the sharp break on it."
Blue Jays | Colby Rasmus receives injection
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:49:02 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus (neck) received an injection in his neck to "loosen it up," and he should be ready to resume baseball activities Saturday, March 8.
Royals | TJS for Luke Hochevar?
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:35:50 -0800
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost seems resigned that RP Luke Hochevar (elbow) will need Tommy John surgery. Yost thinks Hochevar will likely blow out his elbow eventually.
Indians | Trouble at 3B for Carlos Santana?
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:28:40 -0800
Cleveland Indians C Carlos Santana has looked out of place at third base during spring games and right now, 3B Lonnie Chisenhall and every other third baseman in camp looks much better than Santana on defense at the hot corner. Santana hasn't received a lot of opportunities there and when he has, he's looked stiff and uncomfortable.
Indians | Competition tight for starting spots
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:25:30 -0800
Cleveland Indians SPs Trevor Bauer, Josh Tomlin, Carlos Carrasco and Aaron Harang have all pitched well so far this spring and are making the competition for the final two rotation spots, depending on what happens with SP Danny Salazar, an interesting decision. Bauer is showing more control and is throwing harder than he did last spring.
Indians | Ask Michael Bourn to work on bunting
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:25:06 -0800
The Cleveland Indians have asked OF Michael Bourn to work more on his bunting this spring. Bourn had averaged 12 bunt hits per season until last year, when he had just five bunt hits.
Yankees | CC Sabathia working on cutter
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:46:39 -0800
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia has been working on adding a cutter to his repertoire with help from former SP Andy Pettitte. Pettitte has counseled Sabathia on how to survive with diminished velocity.
Mariners | Robinson Cano sitting
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:25:49 -0800
Seattle Mariners 2B Robinson Cano (tooth) is out of the lineup Friday, March 7, after having a root canal.
Mariners | John Stearns steps down
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:20:06 -0800
Seattle Mariners third base coach John Stearns has stepped down from his position to recover from hernia surgery. Rich Donnelly will fill his place.
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