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  1. Chris Denorfia may not be ready for Opening Day

    Mar 13, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Chris Denorfia has yet to play a spring training game because of a lower back injury and manager Bud Black told Bill Center of the San Diego Union Tribune that the Padres are worried he won’t have enough to time be ready for Opening Day. There is a little concern. He’s not progressing to the…

  2. Erick Aybar’s agent to talk contract extension with Angels

    Mar 13, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

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    Back in January the Angels were said to be interested in long-term contract extensions with impending free agent middle infielders Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar. They got a deal done with Kendrick, signing the second baseman for $33.5 million over four years, but talks with Aybar have stalled. Until now perhaps, as Mark Saxon of…

  3. Michael Wuertz to hold tryout for teams next week

    Mar 13, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Michael Wuertz is one of the few intriguing pitchers still left unsigned and his lengthy injury history has no doubt scared teams off, but Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com reports that the reliever will hold a tryout next week. According to Wolfson the Twins are among the teams expected to attend, which makes sense because they…

  4. Chipper Jones was just kidding about the “I don’t know if I can make it through this year” stuff

    Mar 13, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

    Chipper Jones made headlines yesterday for his “I don’t know if I can make it through this year” quote, but not surprisingly he clarified those comments today and made it very clear that he was just kidding around: Unfortunately, I said it around two guys who don’t know me very well and they didn’t realize…

  5. Stephen Drew “looks very unlikely” for Opening Day

    Mar 13, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Two weeks ago Diamondbacks shortstop Stephen Drew admitted that missing the beginning of the season was a possibility as he recovers from last year’s broken ankle and now Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic takes it one step further. Piecoro writes that no one has ruled out Drew being ready for the opener, but “the…

  6. Shockingly, the Nationals’ new eight-pound “StrasBurger” is really, really bad for you

    Mar 13, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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    I posted yesterday about the new eight-pound “StrasBurger” the Nationals will be selling at their concession stands this season and Adam Vingan of NBCWashington.com took a closer look at the monstrous hamburger. Turns out, not so healthy: Colleen Gerg, a registered dietitian from Chevy Chase, Md., did a general breakdown of the “nutritional value” —…

  7. Joe Maddon is G.I. Jane

    Mar 13, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Since announcing last week that he planned to shave his head for charity Joe Maddon has talked “more than 20 players” into joining him to raise money for pediatric cancer research, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Included in the bunch are James Shields, Sam Fuld, Matt Moore, and Matt Joyce, and…

  8. MRI exam on Taylor Teagarden’s back injury “raised some concerns”

    Mar 13, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles Photo Day

    X-rays last week revealed no major damage after Taylor Teagarden tweaked his lower back lifting weights, but Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that an MRI exam “raised some concerns.” Teagarden is scheduled to be examined by a back specialist “to go over options” and Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com writes that there’s “no talk of surgery…

  9. Nolan Reimold returns to Orioles lineup four days after being hit in the face

    Mar 13, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Nolan Reimold was hit in the face by a pitch Friday, but the Orioles outfielder somehow avoided a serious injury and is back in the lineup today. Alex Cobb of the Rays plunked Reimold in the left cheek, but a chipped tooth is the worst of the damage and Brittany Ghiroli reports that he already…

  10. Manny Ramirez, minor leaguer

    Mar 13, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Manny Ramirez

    Manny Ramirez‘s playing time in big-league camp will be limited going forward because the A’s need to give at-bats to players who aren’t suspended for the first 50 games of the season. Ramirez has just eight at-bats in major-league games so far and manager Bob Melvin told Jane Lee of MLB.com that most of his…

  11. Jim Leyland won’t be removing Miguel Cabrera from games for defensive purposes

    Mar 13, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera throws the ball during their MLB spring training workout in Lakeland, Florida

    Publicly at least the Tigers have been saying good things about Miguel Cabrera‘s transition back to third base this spring and yesterday manager Jim Leyland took it a step further by reiterating that Cabrera will not be removed from regular season games in the late innings for a better defender. “He’s the third baseman,” Leyland…

  12. Tweet of the Day: Tommy Lasorda killed Jimmy Wynn, but only briefly

    Mar 12, 2012, 6:21 PM EDT

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    Tommy Lasorda was sending out some happy birthday messages on Twitter this afternoon when this happened:

  13. Today was Ozzie Guillen’s first ejection as Marlins manager

    Mar 12, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Not very many managers get ejected from spring training games, but then again no one has ever accused Ozzie Guillen of being the average manager. Guillen was arguing a call in the sixth inning against the Red Sox this afternoon when he got the boot for the first time as Marlins skipper. He was ejected…

  14. Brad Lidge says Nationals are “probably the most talented team I’ve ever been on”

    Mar 12, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT

    Brad Lidge

    Brad Lidge said in a video interview with MLB.com that the Nationals are “probably the most talented team I’ve ever been on and I’ve been on some great teams.” Including, of course, the 2008 Phillies that won the World Series thanks in large part to Lidge’s dominance in the ninth inning. And also the 2009…

  15. Mets lose lefty reliever Tim Byrdak to knee surgery

    Mar 12, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT

    Tim Byrdak

    UPDATE: General manager Sandy Alderson expects Byrdak to be ready for game action in about six weeks, which could mean a late-April debut. ========== Scott Hairston‘s oblique injury means the Mets may look to a converted left-handed pitcher to serve as their backup center fielder and now Tim Byrdak‘s knee injury means they’re in need…

  16. Blue Jays interested in White Sox starter Gavin Floyd

    Mar 12, 2012, 3:35 PM EDT

    Gavin Floyd

    Over the weekend there was speculation about the Blue Jays pursuing Joe Blanton and apparently their search for a starting pitcher goes beyond the Phillies right-hander. Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Blue Jays are also interested in Gavin Floyd of the White Sox and the two sides “have had dialogue about Floyd since…

  17. Nationals to sell eight-pound “StrasBurger” this season

    Mar 12, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT

    eight pound weight

    Via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post comes this press release from the Nationals about a new concession item called the “StrasBurger”: Weighing eight pounds total (including toppings), the StrasBurger is a monstrous all beef burger (combination of ground brisket, chuck and short ribs). The burger is served on a large burger bun with our…

  18. Aaron Cook unlikely to be in Red Sox’s rotation mix

    Mar 12, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Carlos Silva‘s shoulder problems took him out of the running for a spot in the Red Sox’s rotation and manager Bobby Valentine indicated today that Aaron Cook is also unlikely to win the fifth-starter competition while recovering from shoulder problems of his own. Valentine replied “I doubt it” when asked if Cook would have enough…

  19. A’s choosing between Brian Fuentes and Grant Balfour for closer role

    Mar 12, 2012, 1:49 PM EDT

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    A’s manager Bob Melvin revealed this morning that the closer battle is between left-hander Brian Fuentes and right-hander Grant Balfour. Fuentes has far more closing experience, with 199 career saves and a league-high 48 saves for the Angels in 2009, but struggled when filling in for Andrew Bailey last season and famously quarreled with then-manager…

  20. Mets bullpen catcher charged with DUI after flipping car

    Mar 12, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Mets bullpen catcher Eric Langill was arrested last night and charged with a DUI after he crashed into a street sign and a concrete fountain near the team’s spring training complex in Florida, flipping his car over. WPTV-NBC reports that Langill drove his Honda Accord into the center of a traffic circle while turning into…

  21. Jason Pridie suspended 50 games for “drug of abuse”

    Mar 12, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Jason Pridie

    UPDATE #2: It took three days, but MLB has officially announced Pridie’s suspension. UPDATE #1: Shea says the positive test was for a “drug of abuse” rather than a performance-enhancing drug, which means this was actually Pridie’s second positive test. ========== Journeyman outfielder Jason Pridie has been suspended 50 games for violating the minor-league drug…

  22. Kendrys Morales runs the bases, finally nears game action

    Mar 12, 2012, 11:47 AM EDT

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    Kendrys Morales is finally making major progress in his now two-year-long recovery from a broken ankle and could make his spring training debut later this week. Morales ran the bases in cleats yesterday and afterward manager Mike Scioscia replied “absolutely” when asked if he could be ready by Opening Day, which is the most optimism…

  23. Converted pitcher Adam Loewen could make Mets as center fielder

    Mar 12, 2012, 11:13 AM EDT

    New York Mets Photo Day

    Scott Hairston‘s oblique strain leaves the Mets in need of a backup center fielder behind starter Andres Torres and converted pitcher Adam Loewen has a legitimate chance to claim the gig. Loewen was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2002 draft and started 29 games in the majors for the Orioles by age 24,…

  24. Tim Hudson aiming to return from back surgery by May 1

    Mar 12, 2012, 10:35 AM EDT

    Tim Hudson

    Tim Hudson is recovered enough from November back surgery that he could be cleared to throw off a mound later this week and the veteran right-hander told David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution that his targeted return date is May 1 “at the latest.” O’Brien describes Hudson as “upbeat and optimistic,” but any plans…

  25. Carlos Beltran back in Cardinals’ lineup after missed week

    Mar 12, 2012, 10:01 AM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    Carlos Beltran hasn’t played since the Grapefruit League opener, sitting out a week with a sore shoulder and the flu, but he’s back in the Cardinals’ lineup today. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that he’ll start at designated hitter and bat third in a split-squad game against the Braves. Allen Craig…

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