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  1. Despite shaky outing in minor league game, Roy Halladay expects to be ready for season

    Mar 23, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

    Phillies pitcher Halladay takes a breather during a workout before a MLB spring training baseball game with the Yankees in Clearwater

    Roy Halladay was back on the mound this afternoon for the first time since he was pulled from his start last Sunday after one inning due to a stomach virus. And the results weren’t all that encouraging. In a minor league game against the Blue Jays, Halladay retired just seven out of the 18 batters…

  2. Samuel Deduno sidelined with groin injury suffered during the World Baseball Classic

    Mar 23, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT

    Samuel Deduno

    Hanley Ramirez wasn’t the only player who suffered an injury during the World Baseball Classic championship game. Samuel Deduno, who tossed five scoreless innings on Tuesday to lead the Dominican Republic to the title, has been scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League start on Sunday due to groin tightness. He first felt the symptoms while…

  3. The Rangers have been scouting Kyle Lohse

    Mar 23, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT

    Kyle Lohse Getty

    There have been numerous reports downplaying the Rangers’ interest in free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse. But it’s clear that they haven’t completely dismissed him as an option for their rotation. According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, the Rangers sent a scout to watch Lohse throw his latest simulated game at a community college in Arizona.…

  4. David Wright swings bat for first time since intercostal strain

    Mar 23, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

    David Wright AP

    After running, fielding grounders and playing catch yesterday, David Wright took some swings off a tee in the cage this morning for the first time since a strained left intercostal muscle caused him to withdraw from the World Baseball Classic last week. Wright said that he felt no pain during his workout and still hopes…

  5. Brian McCann could miss all of April rehabbing from shoulder surgery

    Mar 23, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

    Brian McCann AP

    We already knew that Brian McCann wasn’t going to be ready for Opening Day after right shoulder surgery, but there’s a chance that the Braves could be without him for the entire first month of the season. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Braves general manager Frank Wren confirmed this morning that McCann will not…

  6. Derek Jeter to DH in minor league game this afternoon, is tired of talking about his ankle

    Mar 23, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter Reuters

    After making it through batting practice and fielding drills this morning, Derek Jeter is set to DH this afternoon in a minor league game. The veteran shortstop was shut down earlier this week due to inflammation in his surgically-repaired left ankle and received a cortisone injection on Wednesday. While Jeter is obviously making progress, he…

  7. Marlins sign infielder Wilson Valdez to minor league contract

    Mar 23, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

    Wilson Valdez AP

    According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the Marlins have signed infielder Wilson Valdez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Valdez was released by the Giants yesterday after he batted just .194 (7-for-36) in 18 games during Cactus League play. However, he’ll now have a chance to beat out…

  8. 2013 Preview: San Diego Padres

    Mar 23, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Bud Black

    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 2013 season. Up next: The San Diego Padres. The Big Question: Can the Padres build on their strong second half from last year? While…

  9. Jason Motte expected to begin season on disabled list with elbow strain

    Mar 23, 2013, 10:26 AM EDT

    Jason Motte Getty

    The Cardinals will have to get by without their closer for the start of the season. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Jason Motte was diagnosed with a “mild strain” of his right elbow following an MRI. The Cardinals plan to shut him down for at least the next week, so with…

  10. Pirates release Brad Hawpe

    Mar 23, 2013, 9:39 AM EDT

    Brad Hawpe AP

    Former All-Star Brad Hawpe was in camp with the Pirates this spring on a minor league deal, but Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that he was granted his outright release this morning. Hawpe batted .288/.384/.518 with a .902 OPS with the Rockies from 2006-2009, but his career has veered off track since. After…

  11. Johan Santana isn’t sure when he’ll be able to pitch

    Mar 23, 2013, 8:50 AM EDT

    New York Mets Photo Day

    It’s already a given that Johan Santana will begin the season on the disabled list, but his comments to reporters this morning indicate that the Mets will have to make due without him for quite a while. Johan Santana just spoke to the media. Admitted his shoulder doesn't feel great, an has no clue when…

  12. Report: MLB plans to file lawsuit against Anthony Bosch and others connected to Biogenesis

    Mar 22, 2013, 12:25 AM EDT

    AP Anthony Bosch

    With MLB increasingly desperate to get their hands on any evidence to discipline players connected to the Biogenesis clinic, they have come up with an interesting new strategy. According to Michael S. Schmidt of the New York Times, MLB plans to file a lawsuit on Friday against multiple people connected to Biogenesis, including the clinic’s…

  13. Rangers tab Matt Harrison as Opening Day starter

    Mar 21, 2013, 10:32 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Texas Rangers

    The 2013 season will begin next Sunday night when the Rangers face the Astros at Minute Maid Park at 8:05 p.m. ET. And now we have the pitching matchup locked in. According to Richard Durrett and Ron Matejko of ESPN Dallas, Rangers manager Ron Washington announced this evening that Matt Harrison will be the club’s…

  14. Mets officially name David Wright as team captain

    Mar 21, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

    David Wright AP

    We already knew this was coming at some point, but the Mets made it official this afternoon. David Wright was named the fourth captain in the team’s history, joining John Franco, Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko are the only other active designated “captains” in…

  15. Red Sox prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. has a “50-50″ chance to make the Opening Day roster

    Mar 21, 2013, 8:14 PM EDT

    Jackie Bradley Jr.

    When spring training began, Red Sox prospect outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. was considered a pretty solid lock to begin the season in the minors. However, after a strong showing this spring and the injuries to David Ortiz and Stephen Drew, Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com hears that the Red Sox are wavering on that stance. “When…

  16. Kyle Lohse wants Ryan Dempster money

    Mar 21, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    Kyle Lohse Getty

    Kyle Lohse turned down a one-year, $13.3 million qualifying offer from the Cardinals last November in hopes that he would find a lucrative multi-year deal in free agency. And after posting a 3.11 ERA from 2011-2012, there was every reason to think that someone would bite, even with the draft pick compensation attached. However, with…

  17. 2013 Preview: Colorado Rockies

    Mar 21, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    Walt Weiss Getty

    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 2013 season. Up next: The Colorado Rockies. The Big Question: Can the Rockies dig themselves out of last place? The Rockies went 64-98 last…

  18. Dominican Republic defeats the Netherlands, will face Puerto Rico in WBC final

    Mar 19, 2013, 12:22 AM EDT

    Jose Reyes Reuters

    The championship game for the 2013 World Baseball Classic is set. The Dominican Republic defeated the Netherlands by the score of 4-1 this evening at AT&T Park in San Francisco and will advance to face Puerto Rico in the WBC finals tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET. Samuel Deduno is slated to start for the…

  19. Bruce Rondon has bounced back after rough start to spring

    Mar 18, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

    Bruce Rondon AP

    Bruce Rondon‘s early struggles this spring led to reports that the Tigers were trying to acquire a closer, but the rookie fireballer has bounced back quite nicely of late. Rondon allowed three runs on five hits and five walks over his first 3 2/3 innings during Grapefruit League action, but after taking a few days…

  20. Pablo Sandoval to rest for a few days due to irritated nerve in right arm

    Mar 18, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

    Pablo Sandoval

    Pablo Sandoval was sent for tests today after the Giants scratched him from yesterday’s lineup due to soreness in his right elbow and tingling in his fingers. For now, the diagnosis appears favorable. According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Sandoval was diagnosed with an irritated nerve in his arm and will rest…

  21. Report: Indians talking contract extensions with Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis

    Mar 18, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT

    Kipnis Brantley

    After making some big splashes in the free agent market this winter, the Indians are now trying to lock up two of their promising young players. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Indians have discussed contract extensions with outfielder Michael Brantley and second baseman Jason Kipnis. The aim is to buy out each player’s…

  22. Scott Baker sent for precautionary MRI on right elbow

    Mar 18, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    scott baker getty

    The Cubs have been aiming for right-hander Scott Baker to join their rotation at some point in April, but after a bumpy Cactus League debut yesterday, he’s now being sent for an MRI on his surgically-repaired right elbow. Baker, who is currently working his way back from Tommy John surgery, gave up three hits —…

  23. Chase Headley out at least four weeks with small fracture in left thumb

    Mar 18, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

    Chase Headley Getty

    UPDATE: Padres general manager Josh Byrnes told Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune that the four-week timetable is “optimistic” and that Headley could miss as much as six weeks. Yikes. 6:41 PM: Unfortunate news coming out of Padres’ camp. According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Chase Headley was diagnosed with a small fracture in…

  24. 2013 Preview: San Francisco Giants

    Mar 16, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    Romo Posey Getty

    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 2013 season. Up next: The World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The Big Question: Can the Giants hold off the Dodgers in the National…

  25. Dominican Republic tops Puerto Rico to secure top seed in Pool Two of WBC

    Mar 16, 2013, 4:34 PM EDT

    Dominican Republic's Santana is congratulated by third base coach Samuel after Santana's fifth inning home run against Puerto Rico during a 2013 World Baseball Classic game in Miami

    The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico have already clinched spots for the World Baseball Classic semifinals at AT&T Park in San Francisco, but the two teams squared off this afternoon to determine the top seed out of the Miami group. Pitching was strong on both sides, but the Dominican Republic topped Puerto Rico by the…

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