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Cardinals | Pat Neshek needs to get lefties out
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:05:12 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny indicated RP Pat Neshek will need to show he can get left-handed batters out if he wants a chance to make the opening day roster. Matheny said he does not want a right-handed reliever that can only get right-handed batters out.
Giants | Concern for Marco Scutaro
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:15:11 -0800
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy is worried about the progress of 2B Marco Scutaro (back), who is at least another week away from playing in spring games. "If you ask me at the end of next week and he's not playing or close to playing, we'll have to have another plan here," said Bochy. Scutaro started taking groundballs last week and did soft toss Friday, March, but he's "still a few days away from live BP." The team would like Scutaro to receive at least 30 to 35 at-bats in camp. INFs Tony Abreu, Nick Noonan, Brandon Hicks and Ehire Adrianza are receiving extra playing time on the infield as a result.
Rockies | Michael Cuddyer to return Saturday
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:03:45 -0800
Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer (shoulder) is expected to return to action Saturday, March 8.
Diamondbacks | Oliver Perez financials
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:29:51 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Oliver Perez will make $4 million as part of his two-year deal with the club.
Brewers | Aramis Ramirez not dealing with knee issues
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:52:51 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez has had no issues with his left knee, which limited him to 92 games last season. Ramirez may need to avoid sliding head first in order to stay away from re-injuring his knee, and he said he won't slide unless it's absolutely necessary.
Phillies | Not asking about Ervin Santana
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:51:02 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies are not asking about free-agent SP Ervin Santana (Royals), despite a previous report suggesting otherwise, according to a team source.
Diamondbacks | Oliver Perez signs
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:49:36 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free-agent RP Oliver Perez (Mariners) to an undisclosed two-year deal Friday, March 7.
Padres | Alex Castellanos claimed
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:23:49 -0800
The San Diego Padres claimed OF Alex Castellanos off waivers from the Texas Rangers Friday, March 7.
Brewers | Aramis Ramirez targeting Saturday
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:20:27 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez (colon) ran the bases Friday, March 7, and said he will play Saturday, March 8.
Cubs | Starlin Castro feeling better
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:08:07 -0800
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro (hamstring) is hoping to resume baseball activities early next week. "I don't feel any hurt or tightness. It feels much better," Castro said.
Nationals | Jayson Werth plans to be aggressive
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:05:33 -0800
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth plans to be aggressive on the base paths this year, and manager Matt Williams' style of managing should lend nicely to that. Werth said his offensive ideology is "in line" with Williams'. The Nationals coaching staff is letting the players make their own reads and giving the veterans green lights to decide when to run. "That's the only way to steal bases," Werth said. "That's how base stealers steal bases. That's how guys become great base stealers. You don't become a good base stealer by getting steal signs and stealing. That's when you get thrown out. Those philosophies are right now. I'm really happy about that."
Mets | Bobby Parnell to pitch Monday
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:51:33 -0800
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) is officially listed to pitch in his first spring game Monday, March 10.
Nationals | Ross Ohlendorf doesn't have structural damage
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:49:27 -0800
Washington Nationals RP Ross Ohlendorf (back) is dealing with back spasms and doesn't have any structural damage to his back. He's feeling better Friday, March 7.
Padres | Cameron Maybin could return sooner
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:45:46 -0800
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (biceps) is opting not to have surgery to fix his ruptured left biceps tendon after meeting with doctors Thursday, March 6. Now, he may be able to return in four to six weeks instead of the initial diagnosis of two to three months. OF Will Venable will likely take Maybin's spot in the lineup and in center field.
Nationals | Doug Fister scratched
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 07:04:54 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister (elbow) was scratched from his start Friday, March 7, due to right elbow inflammation. His MRI was clean, and the team isn't very worried at this point.
Cardinals | Oscar Taveras to make spring debut
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 06:33:11 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras (ankle) will start in right field in his spring debut Friday, March 7.
Braves | Mike Minor throws
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:30:50 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor (illness) felt good after throwing for five minutes off a mound Thursday, March 6, and he'll throw another bullpen session Friday, March 7.
Cubs | Emilio Bonifacio likely to hit leadoff
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:23:14 -0800
Chicago Cubs 2B Emilio Bonifacio is likely to hit leadoff when he's in the lineup. This spring, he's been a big hit with the other players in the clubhouse as a veteran presence.
Cubs | James Russell had dead arm
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:21:39 -0800
Chicago Cubs RP James Russell (arm), who has been sidelined due to pain in his left arm, is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday, March 7, and he could pitch in a game next week. Russell was going through a "dead arm" phase.
Dodgers | Hanley Ramirez removed as precaution
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:38:16 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (triceps) was removed from the game Thursday, March 6, as a precautionary measure after being hit by a pitch on his left triceps. He is expected to return to play Friday, March 7.
Mets | Bartolo Colon ready for debut
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:04:39 -0800
New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon (calf) said he's ready to make his spring debut Monday, March 10, after throwing 54 pitches in an intrasquad game Thursday, March 6. He's expected to start the second game of the regular season against the Washington Nationals.
Dodgers | Chad Billingsley throwing harder
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:55:57 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chad Billingsley (elbow) reportedly hit 91 mph on the radar gun during his bullpen Wednesday, March 5. "My arm feels better than it did a week ago when I started throwing breaking balls," said Billingsley. "I think throwing harder has helped me get extension and loosened up the flexor muscles." He looks to be on track to return sometime in May, and he expects to throw a few more bullpens before facing live hitters.
Dodgers | Zack Greinke throws bullpen
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:49:21 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (calf) tossed a 25-pitch bullpen session Thursday, March 6, and he could move to facing hitters next, putting him on track to throw in a spring game next week. He's still not expected to pitch in the team's opening series in Australia, though.
Cardinals | Close to extension with Matt Carpenter
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:41:52 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals are close to reaching a contract extension with 3B Matt Carpenter Thursday, March 6. The deal is expected to be for six years in length, and FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal is reporting the value to be for between $50 and $55 million.
Mets | Ruben Tejada to return Friday
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:25:52 -0800
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (hamstring) received at-bats in an intrasquad game Thursday, March 6, and said he is ready to play in the spring game Friday, March 7.
Mets | Jon Niese, Bartolo Colon face hitters
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:25:31 -0800
New York Mets SPs Jon Niese (shoulder) and Bartolo Colon (calf) both faced hitters in an intrasquad game Thursday, March 6. Niese faced hitters for the first time since undergoing an MRI exam on his shoulder Feb. 26. He threw two innings and said the pain in his arm is gone. Colon threw three innings, and his fastball ranged from 86 to 89 mph.
Nationals | Jayson Werth ready to play
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:05:00 -0800
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (biceps) said his right biceps issue is just a minor muscle strain, and he's scheduled to play in the spring game Friday, March 7.
Rockies | Jhoulys Chacin plays catch
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:54:55 -0800
Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) played catch Thursday, March 6, but he does not have a bullpen scheduled yet. The team is hoping he can return "no later than early May."
Mets | Ike Davis plays in intrasquad game
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:54:33 -0800
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis (calves) played in an intrasquad game without running Thursday, March 6, but said it's too soon for him to play in a spring game. He's been dealing with cranky calves. "I think I did something in the weight room where I was lifting. And I kind of weakened them," Davis said. "And then in the game it just tightened up. That's the thing -- it wasn't painful. It just felt tight. And then the next day they were obviously a lot tighter than I thought they were going to be."
Mets | Lucas Duda still idle
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:48:53 -0800
New York Mets OF Lucas Duda (hamstring) is still behind his teammates while dealing with left hamstring tightness. Duda sat out of the intrasquad game Thursday, March 6.
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