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  1. Ryan Ludwick leaves Reds’ season opener with dislocated right shoulder

    Apr 1, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT

    Ryan Ludwick Getty

    The Reds’ starting left fielder could be looking at an extended absence. According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Ryan Ludwick was diagnosed with a dislocated right shoulder after he injured it on a head-first slide into third base in the third inning of today’s season opener against the Angels. He’s scheduled to undergo an MRI…

  2. Japanese high school pitcher has thrown 22 innings and 391 pitches since Tuesday

    Mar 30, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

    Tomohiro Anraku

    OK, now this is pretty crazy. According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, Japanese high school pitcher Tomohiro Anraku has logged a total of 22 innings and 391 pitches over a five-day span in “Spring Koshien,” the country’s top national high school invitational tournament. Seriously. After throwing an eye-popping 232 pitches in a complete-game 13-inning…

  3. Mets name Collin Cowgill their starting center fielder

    Mar 30, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

    Collin Cowgill AP

    After being acquired from the Athletics during the offseason, Collin Cowgill will open 2013 as the Mets’ full-time center fielder. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets manager Terry Collins made the announcement following this afternoon’s Grapefruit League finale against the Orioles. He’s planning to go with Cowgill in center field, flanked by…

  4. Luke Scott placed on disabled list with calf strain, could miss five weeks

    Mar 30, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Marc Topkin of the Tampa Times reports that Scott has been placed on the disabled list. He could miss as much as five weeks. 3:20 PM: Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports that Scott received a cortisone shot in his calf and hopes to be return by April 8. In other words, he…

  5. Alex Rodriguez will be with the Yankees on Opening Day

    Mar 30, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

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    The Yankees thought it was best for Alex Rodriguez to rehab from hip surgery away from the team’s complex in Tampa this spring, but general manager Brian Cashman confirmed this afternoon that he will be with the team on Opening Day on Monday against the Red Sox. Just maybe not in uniform. Or where anybody…

  6. Johan Santana to undergo shoulder surgery Tuesday

    Mar 30, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT

    New York Mets Photo Day

    The Mets just announced that Johan Santana will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair the new tear in the anterior capsule of his left shoulder. This will effectively end his season and his tenure with the Mets. The new tear in the shoulder was found following an MRI earlier this week. Santana took a couple of…

  7. Bobby Jenks was in rehab when the Red Sox cut ties with him last season

    Mar 30, 2013, 2:46 PM EDT

    Bobby Jenks

    Evan Drellich of MassLive.com reports that when the Red Sox and Bobby Jenks went their separate ways last July, the veteran reliever was in the middle of a 45-day stay at a luxury rehab clinic in Malibu, California. Jenks was admitted to the clinic on June 7,  nearly 10 weeks after he was arrested and…

  8. Cubs release Dontrelle Willis and former first-round pick Hayden Simpson

    Mar 30, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

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    Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Cubs have released left-hander Dontrelle Willis and right-hander Hayden Simpson. Willis came out of retirement to attempt a comeback this spring, but he had to leave his first appearance on February 25 due to shoulder tightness and didn’t pitch in another Cactus League game. This could…

  9. David Ortiz could be ready for minor league games soon

    Mar 30, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

    David Ortiz Reuters

    David Ortiz will begin the season on the disabled list as he works his way back from pain in both of his heels, but he’s inching closer to returning to game action. According to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe, Red Sox manager John Farrell said today that Ortiz will travel with the team to…

  10. Rule 5 pick Ender Inciarte makes Phillies’ Opening Day roster

    Mar 30, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

    Ender Inciarte AP

    According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies announced this morning that Rule 5 pick Ender Inciarte has won a spot on the team’s Opening Day roster. Inciarte was selected from the Diamondbacks in December’s Rule 5 Draft. The 22-year-old is batting .276 (8-for-29) with one double and a .364 on-base percentage in 25 games…

  11. The Brewers move Chris Narveson to the bullpen

    Mar 30, 2013, 11:39 AM EDT

    Chris Narveson AP

    After signing Kyle Lohse to a three-year, $33 million deal earlier this week, the Brewers suddenly have more starting pitchers than rotation spots. While early indications were that Mike Fiers would be the odd man out, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that Chris Narveson will begin the season in the bullpen. Narveson is coming off…

  12. Rockies send Tyler Colvin to Triple-A

    Mar 30, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT

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    After hitting .290 with 18 home runs, 72 RBI and an .858 OPS with the Rockies in 2012, Tyler Colvin will begin this season in the minor leagues. According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, the Rockies announced last night that Colvin was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs. The surprising move clears the way for infielders…

  13. Johan Santana is leaning toward surgery, hopes to continue career

    Mar 30, 2013, 10:03 AM EDT

    Johan Santana

    We learned on Thursday that Johan Santana is dealing with a “probable re-tear” of the anterior capsule muscle in his left shoulder and is likely facing another surgery. Santana needed 19 months to make it back to the majors following the first surgery, so there has been some speculation about whether he wants to go…

  14. The Yankees designated David Aardsma for assignment

    Mar 30, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

    David Aardsma AP

    The Yankees began to put the finishing touches on their Opening Day roster yesterday by choosing Shawn Kelley for a bullpen spot over David Aardsma, who was designated for assignment. According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Aardsma “didn’t really fit” with the team’s bullpen, as they wanted…

  15. Pablo Sandoval exits game with more discomfort in elbow

    Mar 30, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Pablo Sandoval AP

    Pablo Sandoval was back in the Giants’ starting lineup last night for the first time since March 16, but he didn’t last long. According to Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News, Sandoval went 0-for-2 as the DH before he was pulled due to more soreness in his right elbow. He has been dealing…

  16. Jackie Bradley Jr. expected to make Opening Day roster with Red Sox

    Mar 28, 2013, 10:49 PM EDT

    Jackie Bradley Jr. AP

    There’s nothing official yet, but after weeks of debate about the pros and cons, it looks like top prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. will break camp with the Red Sox. According to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, Ryan Sweeney was told after tonight’s Grapefruit League game against the Twins that he will not be added…

  17. Jose Valverde throwing for scouts in Dominican Republic

    Mar 28, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

    World Series - Detroit Tigers v San Francisco Giants - Game 1

    While the Tigers are prepared to begin the season with a closer-by-committee approach, Jose Valverde is still out there looking for a job. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Valverde’s agent, Scott Boras, said today that his client has thrown bullpen sessions for scouts from multiple teams in recent days in his native Dominican Republic…

  18. Giants extend GM Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy through 2016

    Mar 28, 2013, 8:48 PM EDT

    Sabean Bochy AP

    After leading the Giants to World Series titles in two out of the past three seasons, general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy have quite a bit of job security. The Giants announced this evening that they have extended the contracts of Sabean and Bochy through 2016. They already had their 2014 options picked…

  19. Rockies to designate catcher Ramon Hernandez for assignment

    Mar 28, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

    Ramon Hernandez Getty

    According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies have informed catcher Ramon Hernandez that he will be designated for assignment. As a result, the club will move forward with Yorvit Torrealba as the backup to young Wilin Rosario. Hernandez, 36, batted just .217/.247/.353 with five home runs and a .601 OPS in 52…

  20. Johan Santana has “probable re-tear” of shoulder capsule, likely needs another surgery

    Mar 28, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT

    Johan Santana Getty

    Unfortunate news coming out of Mets’ camp. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said on a conference call this evening that Santana underwent an MRI in New York which revealed a “probable re-tear” of the anterior capsule in his left shoulder. Alderson called a second surgery “a strong…

  21. Aaron Cook returns to Rockies on minor league contract

    Mar 28, 2013, 6:22 PM EDT

    Aaron Cook Reuters

    After being released by the Phillies earlier this week, Aaron Cook is coming home. According to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, Cook has agreed to a minor league deal with the Rockies. He’ll begin the season with Triple-A Colorado Springs, but is hopeful of getting another chance in the majors soon. Given the state…

  22. Hiroyuki Nakajima could begin the season in the minors

    Mar 25, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    Hiroyuki Nakajima AP

    When the Athletics signed Hiroyuki Nakajima to a two-year, $6.5 million contract over the winter, the assumption was that he would open the season as the team’s starting shortstop. However, after a rough introduction to the majors, it’s increasingly likely that it’s not going to happen. In fact, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle…

  23. Rangers, Pirates, Mariners and Indians scout Chris Capuano in minor league game

    Mar 25, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

    Chris Capuano

    Teams in need of starting pitching figure to pay close attention to the Dodgers this week. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Rangers, Pirates, Mariners and Indians were in attendance to watch Chris Capuano throw in a minor league game this afternoon. Chances are they came away impressed with what they saw, as the…

  24. Marlins sign outfielder Matt Diaz to minor league contract

    Mar 25, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Matt Diaz AP

    After being given his release by the Yankees last weekend, outfielder Matt Diaz has already found a new home. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Marlins have added Diaz on a minor league contract. He’ll presumably have a chance to make the Opening Day roster, and who knows, he could end up batting…

  25. Chris Young to opt out of minor league contract with Nationals

    Mar 25, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT

    Chris Young

    According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, right-hander Chris Young has filed the paperwork to opt out of his minor league contract with the Nationals. The team now has 24 hours to add him to the roster, but they are expected to let him hit the free agent market. Young was solid in his latest Grapefruit…

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