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  1. Report: MLB is “actively going after” any players linked to the Biogenesis clinic

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    It was announced yesterday that Tigers minor league right-hander Cesar Carrillo was suspended 100 games for violating the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. No specific drug was mentioned in the announcement, but it was later confirmed that the suspension was the result of his connection to the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic. But there’s a…

  2. John Danks might begin the season on the disabled list

    Mar 16, 2013, 9:48 AM EDT

    John Danks AP

    White Sox left-hander John Danks was limited to just three starts last season due to a shoulder injury which required surgery. While he’s healthy now, he could get a late start on the 2013 season. Danks has been shaky over his first three Cactus League outings, posting an 11.74 ERA and 4/3 K/BB ratio over…

  3. Zack Greinke throws for first time since platelet-rich plasma injection in elbow

    Mar 16, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    Zack Greinke is running out of time to get ready for the start of the season, but he’s beginning to make progress from his sore right elbow. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Greinke played catch yesterday for the first time since he received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his elbow on…

  4. Casey Kelly likely facing Tommy John surgery

    Mar 14, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Casey Kelly

    We learned yesterday that Padres’ right-hander Casey Kelly was sent for tests on his ailing right elbow. Unfortunately the results pointed toward the worst-case scenario. According to Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Kelly said Tuesday’s exam showed “micro tears” in the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He’ll go for a second…

  5. Derrek Lee turns down Yankees, will stay retired

    Mar 14, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

    Derrek Lee

    In the wake of Mark Teixeira‘s right wrist injury, the Yankees contacted Derrek Lee to see if he would be interested in coming out of retirement to fill in at first base. However, they are going to have to go back to the drawing board. Derrek Lee has decided to stay retired, according to source.…

  6. Phillies name Cole Hamels as Opening Day starter

    Mar 14, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels AP

    This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the Phillies arranged their rotation this spring with this very idea in mind, but the team announced this evening that Cole Hamels will start on Opening Day against the Braves on April 1. This will be the first Opening Day assignment of Hamels’ career. As a result, Halladay’s…

  7. David Wright scratched from Team USA lineup due to a rib cage injury

    Mar 14, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT

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    Team USA will be without their hottest hitter for tonight’s second-round World Baseball Classic matchup against the Dominican Republic. According to MLB Network, David Wright was scratched from tonight’s lineup due to a sore back. Willie Bloomquist will make the start at third base in his place and bat ninth, which is a pretty significant…

  8. R.A. Dickey back on the mound for Team USA vs. the Dominican Republic

    Mar 14, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Below you’ll find the starting lineups for Thursday night’s second-round World Baseball Classic game between Team USA and Team Dominican Republic at Marlins Park in Miami. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET. TEAM USA TEAM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 1. Jose Reyes, SS 2. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Miguel Tejada, 3B…

  9. Wade Miley scratched from start due to biceps discomfort

    Mar 11, 2013, 11:58 PM EDT

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    According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Wade Miley has been scratched from Tuesday’s scheduled Cactus League start due to some discomfort in his left biceps muscle. It’s not believed to be serious, as Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson referred to it as a “dead arm” situation. Miley acknowledged that he has pitched through a dead arm…

  10. Johan Santana is “angry” and “bitter” toward the Mets

    Mar 11, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT

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    Things are getting weird between the Mets and Johan Santana. Santana has yet to make his spring debut because he is still in the process of building strength in his shoulder. The Mets were caught off guard that the veteran southpaw wasn’t in pitching shape upon reporting to camp, which is all the more curious…

  11. Yankees option catcher Austin Romine to Triple-A

    Mar 11, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT

    Austin Romine AP

    It’s settled. Barring a last-minute addition, the Yankees will enter the season with a catching tandem of Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart. That became the reality this afternoon after prospect catcher Austin Romine was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre among a series of roster cuts. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said back in January that he…

  12. Scott Kazmir continues to impress

    Mar 11, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Scott Kazmir AP

    Scott Kazmir‘s comeback attempt with the Indians has been one of the most interesting stories to follow so far this spring and he continued to impress this afternoon against the Angels. Kazmir allowed three hits and a walk over four scoreless innings against his former club while striking out four. Between Cactus League action and…

  13. Derek Jeter aims to play shortstop on Wednesday

    Mar 11, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter Reuters

    After spending two games in the designated hitter spot, Derek Jeter is itching to test his surgically-repaired ankle at his familiar shortstop position. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, Jeter said following today’s Grapefruit League game that the plan is for him to play shortstop Wednesday against the Phillies. After going 1-for-2 with…

  14. Zack Greinke to rest for 2-3 days due to elbow inflammation

    Mar 11, 2013, 6:22 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke Reuters

    Zack Greinke was scratched from his scheduled start today due to a sore right elbow, but an examination by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles has ruled out anything serious. The Dodgers just announced that Greinke was diagnosed with inflammation in the back of his elbow. This confirms an MRI last week which found no…

  15. Ryan Madson to throw bullpen session Monday

    Mar 9, 2013, 5:32 PM EDT

    Ryan Madson AP

    Ryan Madson had a minor setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery in early February, but he’s beginning to make progress. According to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Madson is set to throw a bullpen session Monday for the first time since his shutdown. However, it’s just the first step of a long process. Madson…

  16. The Giants and Buster Posey have had preliminary talks about an extension

    Mar 9, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    Buster Posey AP

    The Giants and catcher Buster Posey avoided arbitration in January by agreeing to a one-year, $8 million contract, but Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com hears that the two sides have “exchanged preliminary ideas” about a multi-year deal which would buy out his remaining arbitration years. As a Super Two player, Posey is arbitration-eligible for four years…

  17. David Ortiz sent for MRI on both heels

    Mar 9, 2013, 4:33 PM EDT

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    Brian McPherson of the Providence Journal reports that David Ortiz has been sent for an MRI on both of his heels. The veteran slugger has experienced some soreness in his legs while running this week, so Red Sox manager John Farrell said that the team just wants to “rule anything out.” Ortiz was limited to…

  18. Mariano Rivera spotless in first game action since knee surgery

    Mar 9, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

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    After announcing his intention to retire following the 2013 season earlier this morning, Rivera made his Grapefruit League debut this afternoon against the Braves. And it didn’t take him long to shake the rust following knee surgery. In his first game action since last May, Rivera notched two strikeouts over a perfect inning of work.…

  19. Report: The Cubs have told Carlos Marmol’s agent to “expect” a trade

    Mar 9, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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    There was a report earlier this week that the Cubs were looking to trade Carlos Marmol before the end of spring training. While that was quickly shot down, it appears that the erratic reliever could be on the move at some point in the future. According to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, top team…

  20. Twins right-hander Deolis Guerra diagnosed with blood clot in shoulder

    Mar 9, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

    Deolis Guerra AP

    After right-hander Deolis Guerra was forced to leave Team Venezuela earlier this week due to injury, Twins general manager Terry Ryan told Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com this morning that he suffered a blood clot in his right shoulder. Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that he will miss approximately three months following surgery. This…

  21. Derek Jeter in lineup this afternoon for first time since ankle fracture

    Mar 9, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter AP

    Mariano Rivera won’t be the only Yankees’ legend returning to action today. After receiving “final clearance” on his surgically-repaired ankle earlier this week, Derek Jeter will make his Grapefruit League debut this afternoon against the Braves. He’ll serve as the designated hitter and bat leadoff. Jeter hasn’t encountered any setbacks since surgery last October to…

  22. Phil Hughes throws first bullpen session since being shut down with bulging disk in back

    Mar 9, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

    Phil Hughes Reuters

    Phil Hughes was diagnosed with a bulging disk in his upper back not long after arriving to spring training, but he returned to the mound earlier this morning. According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, Hughes threw a 10-pitch bullpen session and reported no issues with his back. He’s scheduled to throw a longer…

  23. Matt Harrison scratched from Cactus League start due to toe injury

    Mar 9, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

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    According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison has been scratched from his scheduled Cactus League start against the Padres today due to inflammation of a toe on his left foot. Harrison felt the inflammation during his most recent bullpen session and will likely be sent back to Dallas for further tests. No…

  24. Mariano Rivera confirms that he will retire following the 2013 season

    Mar 9, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    It was reported earlier this week that Mariano Rivera intends to retire following the 2013 season, but he made it official this morning at a press conference at the Yankees’ spring training complex in Tampa. In a room packed with teammates, members of the front office and the media, Rivera started by joking that Yankees…

  25. Corey Hart cleared to ramp up rehab following MRI on knee

    Mar 9, 2013, 9:50 AM EDT

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    The Brewers aren’t counting on Corey Hart to return until sometime in May, but he received good news on his surgically-repaired right knee yesterday. According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, Hart was cleared to begin intensifying his rehab after an MRI showed sufficient healing in his knee joint. The 30-year-old had surgery in January to…

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