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  1. A.J. Burnett diagnosed with orbital fracture, needs surgery

    Mar 1, 2012, 12:19 PM EDT

    a.j. burnett pirates

    A.J. Burnett may want to skip bunting practice for a while. Yesterday the Pirates’ newest pitcher fouled a ball off his face while trying to lay a bunt down and the team just announced that he’s been diagnosed with an orbital fracture around his right eye. Ouch. Burnett, who immediately left Pirates camp and traveled…

  2. Joe Maddon bought himself a present with his contract extension money

    Mar 1, 2012, 11:41 AM EDT

    joe maddon car

    Fresh off a three-year extension with the Rays, manager Joe Maddon decided to get himself “a new contract present.” Maddon bought a 1956 Chevy BelAir in Arizona, had it restored and updated, and then got it shipped to Rays camp in Florida so he can drive it around spring training. Maddon told Marc Topkin of…

  3. Rockies expect Jorge De La Rosa back from surgery in July

    Mar 1, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Colorado Rockies

    A few weeks ago Jorge De La Rosa was said to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from Tommy John elbow surgery, leading to speculation that he might return to game action sooner than expected, but the Rockies are still being cautious with his timetable. Pitching coach Bob Apodaca told Patrick Saunders of the…

  4. GM: Yoenis Cespedes to arrive in A’s camp “very soon”

    Mar 1, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    yoenis cespedes airport

    Yoenis Cespedes has yet to obtain a work visa from the Dominican Republic three weeks after signing a four-year, $36 million contract with the A’s, but general manager Billy Beane said yesterday that the team expects him in camp “very soon.” Jane Lee of MLB.com writes that “there’s a strong possibility” Cespedes will arrive at…

  5. Do the Indians have bad news about Grady Sizemore?

    Feb 29, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    sizemore close

    Grady Sizemore is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day after being shut down with a back injury and today manager Manny Acta told reporters that the Indians would provide a further update on his status tomorrow. No reason to be alarmed by that alone, obviously, but Jordan Bastian of MLB.com tweets: “Sounds ominous. Stayed…

  6. Luke Scott on Red Sox fans: “They’re ruthless and vulgar”

    Feb 29, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays Photo Day

    Luke Scott made headlines last year for his comments about Barack Obama and already this week he’s brought seven-foot-long, pig-killing spears into the Rays clubhouse and expressed his hatred for communists, so today he shifted his attention to Red Sox fans. He doesn’t like them either, as Scott told Bill Chastain of MLB.com: Just their…

  7. A.J. Burnett traveling to Pittsburgh to have eye examined

    Feb 29, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    a.j. burnett pirates

    UPDATE: Apparently the eye injury is more serious than initially believed, because Burnett is leaving Pirates camp and traveling to Pittsburgh to have it examined by doctors. ========== A.J. Burnett seems thrilled to be with Pittsburgh, but his Pirates career got off to a rough start today when he had to leave the field with…

  8. Diamondbacks and Miguel Montero end extension talks

    Feb 29, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    miguel montero getty

    Shortly after Yadier Molina and the Cardinals agreed to a five-year, $75 million deal that will keep him from hitting the open market next offseason fellow impending free agent catcher Miguel Montero and the Diamondbacks announced that they’ve stopped negotiating a long-term extension. While standing alongside Montero at a podium general manager Kevin Towers told…

  9. Mark Trumbo’s broken foot cleared for full baseball activities

    Feb 29, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

    Mark Trumbo Getty

    It remains to be seen how well Mark Trumbo‘s attempted transition to third base will fare–he took a ground ball off the face there earlier this week–but in the meantime doctors have deemed his fractured right foot healed enough to resume full baseball activities. Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times notes that Trumbo “has…

  10. Cartoon of the Day: Derrick Goold on Albert Pujols’ legacy

    Feb 29, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    derrick goold pujols cartoon

    Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch is one of the best beat reporters in the country and one of my favorite follows on Twitter, and it turns out he’s also a really good artist, as evidenced by his cartoon of Albert Pujols‘ empty chair at “The One-Team Icons Club” meeting:

  11. Mike Stanton wants to be called Giancarlo Stanton now

    Feb 29, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Mike Stanton

    Mike Stanton‘s birth name is actually Giancarlo Cruz Michael Stanton and apparently the 22-year-old Marlins slugger wants to be called Giancarlo from now on. Steven Wine of the Associated Press writes that the Marlins now list Stanton as “Giancarlo” rather than “Mike” on their roster and also display “Giancarlo” on his locker and his paychecks.…

  12. Remember him? Daniel Cabrera signs with Pirates

    Feb 29, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    daniel cabrera

    Here’s a blast from the past: Daniel Cabrera, who last pitched for the Diamondbacks in 2009, has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Pirates. Cabrera got more chances than his performance deserved because teams remained infatuated with his 6-foot-7 frame and mid-90s fastball, but his average velocity dipped from 96.2 miles per hour in…

  13. Mike Scioscia is in The Best Shape Of His (Managing) Life

    Feb 29, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Mike Scioscia, Albert Pujols

    Mike Scioscia was in perfectly good shape during his 13-year career as the Dodgers’ catcher, so adding him to the ever-growing “Best Shape Of His Life” list wouldn’t really be accurate. But after packing on quite a bit of weight during his 12-year managing career Scioscia dropped nearly 40 pounds this winter and told Bill…

  14. Tommy Hanson returns from concussion, throws off mound

    Feb 29, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    tommy hanson ap

    Good news for the Braves this morning, as Tommy Hanson threw off a mound for the first time since suffering a minor concussion in a one-car accident on the way to spring training. Hanson was initially expected to miss just a day or two, but as is so often the case with concussions the absence…

  15. Jayson Werth, back spasms, and the life of a beat reporter

    Feb 29, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    press hat

    Sure, writing about baseball for a living is great, but for a beat reporter having to ask players for updates on their injuries every day isn’t quite as fun, especially when they react like Jayson Werth did this morning: Asked Jayson Werth how his back felt. “I don’t care,” he said. Then he walked away.…

  16. Angels’ logjam means Mike Trout is likely bound for minors

    Feb 29, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Mike Trout

    One way for the Angels to lessen their first base/corner outfield/designated hitter logjam would be to have stud prospect Mike Trout begin the season in the minors and it sure sounds like manager Mike Scioscia thinks that would be a smart idea. Vernon Wells, Peter Bourjos, and Torii Hunter are cemented as the Angels’ starting…

  17. Franklin Gutierrez diagnosed with pectoral injury

    Feb 29, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners

    There was some mystery surrounding Franklin Gutierrez‘s health status yesterday after he hopped into a car with the team trainer and left camp while general manager Jack Zduriencik declined to comment on the situation. It turns out Gutierrez injured his right pectoral muscle while making throws from the outfield and went for an MRI exam,…

  18. “Nothing new” in Royals’ contract talks with Alex Gordon

    Feb 28, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    alex gordon getty

    Yesterday the Royals signed 21-year-old catcher Salvador Perez to a long-term deal before he’s even played one full season in the big leagues, but apparently they aren’t close to locking up Alex Gordon to a contract extension. Several months ago Gordon and the Royals were said to be talking about a multi-year deal, but they…

  19. Nationals prospect Sammy Solis to undergo Tommy John surgery next week

    Feb 28, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT

    sammy solis

    UPDATE: It’s official, Solis will have Tommy John surgery next week. ========== Sammy Solis, a 2010 second-round pick Baseball America recently ranked as the Nationals’ sixth-best prospect, has been shut down after experiencing elbow pain during a throwing session and is likely headed for Tommy John surgery, according to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com. Solis left…

  20. Manny Ramirez likes PDAs, seems to be enjoying A’s camp

    Feb 28, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Manny Ramirez, Juliana Ramirez

    Despite the best efforts of certain national baseball writers, Manny Ramirez and his family appear to have had a great time during media day in A’s camp: And there’s more where that came from.

  21. Wisconsin man who collected Ryan Braun’s urine sample issues statement “to set the record straight”

    Feb 28, 2012, 3:05 PM EDT

    DinoLaurenzi

    Dino Laurenzi, the Wisconsin man who was in charge of Ryan Braun‘s urine sample, issued the following lengthy statement following the overturning of Braun’s suspension: On February 24th, Ryan Braun stated during his press conference that “there were a lot of things that we learned about the collector, about the collection process, about the way…

  22. Jesse Litsch shut down for a week with shoulder soreness

    Feb 28, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

    Blue Jays pitcher Litsch throws to the  Rays during their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto

    Jesse Litsch came back from Tommy John elbow surgery to throw 75 reasonably effective innings last season, but now he’s been shut down for at least a week after experiencing shoulder soreness in Blue Jays camp. John Lott of the National Post reports that Litsch was examined yesterday by Dr. James Andrews, which is so…

  23. Freddie Freeman injures knee, likely to miss two weeks

    Feb 28, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Atlanta Braves

    Freddie Freeman reported to spring training in The Best Shape Of His Life, but the Braves’ first baseman is expected to sit out at least two weeks after injuring his right knee in this morning’s workout. Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that “Freeman’s right knee popped out of place as he reached to pick a…

  24. Franklin Gutierrez leaves Mariners camp with trainer

    Feb 28, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Franklin Gutierrez

    Franklin Gutierrez, who had all sorts of health problems last season but was said to be at full strength this spring, left Mariners camp this morning in a car driven by the team’s trainer. No further details are known yet, but when asked about the situation by Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times general manager…

  25. Jamie Moyer “feels good” after throwing batting practice

    Feb 28, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    Jamie Moyer

    Jamie Moyer threw batting practice to Rockies hitters yesterday and the 49-year-old who’s coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery felt just fine when he woke up this morning, telling Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post: My arm feels good and my body feels good. I felt like I could have thrown another 30 or…

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