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  1. Jurickson Profar’s rough spring now includes teeth removal

    Mar 13, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

    Jurickson Profar

    Jurickson Profar still hasn’t been cleared to play defense because of a shoulder injury and now the Rangers infielder has another problem to deal with: T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that he had four wisdom teeth removed today and is expected to be sidelined for 3-5 days. Profar was already cutting it kind of close…

  2. Taijuan Walker “feels normal again” after shoulder problems

    Mar 13, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Taijuan Walker

    Good news from Mariners camp, as 21-year-old top prospect Taijuan Walker resumed throwing off a mound today after being shut down with shoulder inflammation last month. Walker threw a 25-pitch bullpen session and afterward told Greg Johns of MLB.com that he “had a big smile on my face” and “today was a big relief.” It’s…

  3. Jason Giambi has a broken rib

    Mar 13, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Cleveland Indians

    Whatever chance Jason Giambi had of making the Indians’ active roster out of spring training is gone now, as the veteran designated hitter suffered a broken rib from being hit by a pitch Friday. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Giambi is expected to be sidelined for 3-4 weeks and he was…

  4. Doug Fister felt tightness in his elbow after throwing

    Mar 13, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

    Doug Fister AP

    Doug Fister isn’t out of the woods yet with his inflamed elbow, as the Nationals right-hander felt soreness after playing catch this morning for the third straight day. James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that Fister is still tentatively scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday and the Nationals are hoping that it’s just…

  5. Blue Jays may turn to Drew Hutchison after missing out on Ervin Santana

    Mar 13, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Drew Hutchison Reuters

    Toronto missed out on Ervin Santana after apparently thinking he was all but signed, with general manager Alex Anthopoulos saying the free agent right-hander joined the Braves instead because he didn’t want to pitch in the American League. Now that the dust has settled on that situation Blue Jays manager John Gibbons indicated during a…

  6. Jeff Keppinger still having problems with shoulder after surgery

    Mar 13, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Chicago White Sox

    Shoulder surgery ended Jeff Keppinger‘s 2013 season in July and now it looks like it will also cause the White Sox infielder to begin this season on the disabled list. Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that Keppinger “has been restricted by tightness in his surgically repaired shoulder” throughout spring training and will spend Opening Day…

  7. Josh Beckett got his thumb caught in a door

    Mar 13, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Josh Beckett

    Josh Beckett is trying to make a comeback from thoracic outlet syndrome, the surgery for which ended his 2013 season in July, but now the Dodgers right-hander is dealing with a sprained thumb. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times described Beckett as frustratedly shaking his head while saying “this is what I’m dealing with”…

  8. 2014 Preview: Kansas City Royals

    Mar 12, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

    Ned Yost and his flexible thumb

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Kansas City Royals. The Big Question: Are the Royals finally ready to contend? Kansas City made a big jump…

  9. Miguel Sano recorded a video for his fans as he was going into Tommy John surgery

    Mar 12, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Twins Daily

    Twins prospect Miguel Sano has been on camera a lot, first as part of a documentary showing the process by which international players sign with MLB teams and now as part of a follow-up documentary tracking his rise to the majors. Sadly his rise to the majors has been delayed due to Tommy John elbow…

  10. Tom Gorzelanny likely to begin season on disabled list

    Mar 12, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v St. Louis Cardinals

    As recently as two weeks ago Tom Gorzelanny said his recovery from shoulder surgery was going well and he expected to be ready for Opening Day, but now the Brewers left-hander is expected to begin the season on the disabled list. Gorzelanny was shut down in September and underwent December surgery, with manager Ron Roenicke…

  11. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has a sore shoulder

    Mar 12, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

    Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez

    Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, whose $48 million contract with the Phillies was reworked into a $12 million contract because of concerns about the health of his arm, is now sidelined with shoulder problems. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Gonzalez complained of soreness during a throwing session Tuesday and the Cuban right-hander was scratched from today’s…

  12. Jeremy Hellickson “felt great” throwing for the first time after surgery

    Mar 12, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jeremy Hellickson

    Jeremy Hellickson made 25 throws from flat ground today for his first action since undergoing elbow surgery in January and afterward the Rays right-hander told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that “it felt really good.” At the time of the surgery to remove “loose bodies” from his elbow Hellickson was expected to be…

  13. Astros release one-time top prospect Brett Wallace

    Mar 12, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Brett Wallace

    Brett Wallace, who ranked as one of Baseball America‘s top 40 prospects in back-to-back seasons as a minor leaguer, has been released by the Astros after hitting just .242 with a .704 OPS in 311 games through age 26. At one point Wallace looked like a good-hitting third baseman, but his defense required a shift…

  14. Kris Medlen expects to have another Tommy John surgery

    Mar 12, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Kris Medlen

    There’s been no official announcement yet because he’s seeking a second opinion, but Braves right-hander Kris Medlen told reporters today that he expects to undergo Tommy John elbow surgery. Medlen injured his elbow on a pitch Sunday and actually remained in the game for two more pitches, but eventually exited after bouncing a ball to…

  15. Blue Jays GM says Ervin Santana didn’t want to pitch in the American League

    Mar 12, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    ervin santana getty

    Toronto general manager Alex Anthopoulos had some interesting comments about Ervin Santana after the free agent right-hander turned down a similar offer from the Blue Jays to sign a one-year, $14.1 million deal with the Braves today. John Lott of the National Post passed along Anthopoulos’ quotes from this morning’s appearance on Sportsnet 590 radio…

  16. Giants players love having Barry Bonds at spring training

    Mar 11, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Barry Bonds Giants spring

    Barry Bonds is back in a Giants uniform as a spring training instructor and Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com writes that “his every word was met with rapt attention” from players. For instance, outfielder Michael Morse got some tutoring on his swing and afterward told Baggarly: Oh my gosh, are you kidding me? The guy’s amazing.…

  17. Ron Washington paid a fine from MLB with 20,000 pennies

    Mar 11, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    U.S_pennies

    I love when old stories like this surface. A few years ago Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre and manager Ron Washington were tossed out of a spring training game by an umpire and then … well, I’ll let Stefan Stevenson of the Forth Worth Star Telegram take it from here: However, after the ejection Washington…

  18. Doug Fister’s elbow is feeling better

    Mar 11, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

    Doug Fister AP

    A little sigh of relief from Nationals camp, where right-hander Doug Fister was able to play catch this morning without any issues after previously being sidelined by elbow soreness. Fister first complained of soreness in early February and James Wagner of the Washington Post reports that he’s “been treated with anti-inflammatory medicine, ice and rest.”…

  19. Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras still hurting, unlikely to be on Opening Day roster

    Mar 11, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT

    Oscar Taveras

    Oscar Taveras‘ ankle problems have lingered following last season’s surgery and now the stud outfield prospect is having hamstring issues in the same leg, so it sounds like the Cardinals have all but ruled out his making the team. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that Taveras “needed…

  20. Jim Leyland: “I looked up and the (expletive) took off”

    Mar 11, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Pirates Jim Leyland

    New Tigers manager Brad Ausmus accidentally gave a steal sign in a spring training game, so old Tigers manager Jim Leyland talked to Chris Iott of MLive.com about a time he once did that same thing while with the Pirates in 1992: “Tom Prince was on first,” Leyland said. “He was a slow catcher. We…

  21. Angels release Mark Mulder

    Mar 11, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT

    mark mulder getty

    Mark Mulder, whose comeback attempt ended before it even really began thanks to a torn Achilles’ tendon, has been released by the Angels. Mulder has said that he’s not ruling out attempting another comeback next year, but he’ll miss the entire season recovering from the injury and at age 37 the odds of him succeeding…

  22. Kris Medlen going for second opinion after MRI shows ligament damage

    Mar 11, 2014, 11:14 AM EDT

    kris medlen getty

    Braves right-hander Kris Medlen will seek a second opinion after an MRI exam on his sore elbow showed “some involvement of the ligament.” In other words: Not good. Medlen exited Sunday’s game after grabbing his elbow following one pitch and then short-hopping his next pitch to the plate, making his way into the Braves’ dugout.…

  23. Will the Dodgers cut Brandon League and eat $17 million?

    Mar 11, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    This time last year Brandon League had just signed a three-year, $22.5 million contract to become the Dodgers’ closer and now he’s in danger of not even making the team out of spring training. League was awful last season, losing the closer gig and being demoted to a mop-up role while posting a 5.30 ERA…

  24. Bronson Arroyo says back injury “is driving me nuts”

    Mar 11, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    bronson arroyo getty

    Signed largely for his career-long durability, 37-year-old Bronson Arroyo has been sidelined with a bulging disk in his back for almost all of Diamondbacks camp and the injury hasn’t shown much improvement. He’s able to play catch, but Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that Arroyo was sore and stiff after doing so Monday and could…

  25. Cardinals get Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz for much cheaper than originally expected

    Mar 10, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT

    cardinals logo

    Initial reports of Aledmys Diaz‘s deal with the Cardinals suggested he’d be getting at least $20 million over four seasons, but Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch now writes that the Cuban shortstop is getting significantly less upfront money. According to Goold it’s a four-year, $8 million deal, which is essentially utility infielder…

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