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  1. Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera help lead Yankees to first win of season

    Apr 4, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte

    It felt like old times tonight in the Bronx, as Andy Pettitte tossed eight innings of one-ball and Mariano Rivera notched the save as the Yankees topped the Red Sox 4-2 for the team’s first victory of the 2013 season. Pettitte was in control for most of the night, scattering eight hits while striking out…

  2. Hiroki Kuroda hopeful to make next start

    Apr 4, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

    Hiroki Kuroda Reuters

    Hiroki Kuroda was forced to leave his season debut last night after he took a line drive off his right middle finger, but fortunately for the Yankees, X-rays didn’t show a fracture. However, his status for his next start is up in the air. According to Matt Ehalt of ESPN New York, Kuroda acknowledged today…

  3. Vladimir Guerrero signs with the Long Island Ducks

    Apr 4, 2013, 7:47 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Detroit Tigers

    Vlad is back. Well, sort of. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, nine-time All-Star Vladimir Guerrero has signed with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League. Guerrero, 38, hasn’t played in the majors since 2011 when he batted .290/.317/.416 with 13 home runs and a .733 OPS with the Orioles. He signed a…

  4. Astros acquire left-hander Travis Blackley from Athletics

    Apr 4, 2013, 7:23 PM EDT

    Travis Blackley

    The Astros just announced that they have acquired left-hander Travis Blackley from the Athletics in exchange for minor league outfielder Jake Goebbert. According to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, he is expected to join the active roster tomorrow. Blackley was designated for assignment by the Athletics last week. The 30-year-old Aussie owns a 5.37 ERA in…

  5. Robinson Cano moved to second spot in order on Thursday

    Apr 4, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano AP

    After dropping the first two games of the season to the Red Sox, Yankees manager Joe Girardi has made some changes to his lineup for tonight’s series finale against right-hander Ryan Dempster. Yankees lineup vs. Red Sox: Gardner 8 Cano 4 Youkilis 5 Hafner DH Wells 7 Ichiro 9 Nunez 6 Overbay 3 Cervelli 2…

  6. Angels outlast the Reds in Opening Day marathon

    Apr 1, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT

    Ryan Hanigan, Chris Iannetta

    It took a while, but the first ever interleague matchup on Opening Day is in the books. In a four-hour and 45-minute marathon, the Angels topped the Reds 3-1 in 13 innings this evening at Great American Ballpark. While the hyped trio of Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton combined to go 1-for-14 with three…

  7. Elvis Andrus can opt out of his new deal with the Rangers after 2018

    Apr 1, 2013, 8:56 PM EDT

    Elvis Andrus Getty

    Elvis Andrus has reportedly agreed to an eight-year, $120 million extension which could keep him with the Rangers through the 2023 season, but there’s an interesting wrinkle in the deal. According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, Andrus will have the right to opt out of the deal after the 2018 season. The 24-year-old…

  8. CC Sabathia downplays concerns over diminished velocity

    Apr 1, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

    Sabathia Reuters

    CC Sabathia allowed four runs on eight hits and four walks over five innings in today’s season-opening 8-2 loss to the Red Sox. In doing so, the big southpaw topped out at just 91.7 mph on his fastball (according to Brooks Baseball) and relied heavily on his changeup to get outs. However, he told Mark…

  9. Clayton Kershaw does it all in Opening Day win over Giants

    Apr 1, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw AP

    Clayton Kershaw didn’t just dominate the Giants on the mound in today’s season opener. He also made some unexpected noise with his bat. In a masterful performance, Kershaw tossed his sixth career shutout in a 4-0 win over the defending World Series champions. The 25-year-old southpaw held the Giants to just four measly singles while…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

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

    Mar 30, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Luke Scott Getty

    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…

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

    Mar 30, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

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

    Mar 30, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT

    cubs logo

    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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. Rockies send Tyler Colvin to Triple-A

    Mar 30, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT

    Tyler Colvin Getty

    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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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