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  1. Daniel Bard has some doubters about his move to the starting rotation

    Mar 17, 2012, 11:09 AM EDT

    Daniel Bard

    Daniel Bard is being stretched out as a starter this spring after spending the past four seasons (including three in the majors) as a reliever. He tossed five scoreless innings over his first two Grapefruit League appearances, but was blasted for seven runs over 2 2/3 innings on Thursday against the Cardinals. We shouldn’t panic…

  2. Chris Perez throws bullpen session, aims to pitch in a game next week

    Mar 17, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Chris Perez‘s bullpen session yesterday went a lot better than the one that left him with a strained left oblique nearly a month ago. According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Perez threw 20 pitches — all fastballs — in his first throwing session since the injury and felt no pain in his…

  3. Johan Santana may or may not start Opening Day

    Mar 17, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

    New York Mets Photo Day

    Mets manager Terry Collins implied earlier this month that he planned on Johan Santana starting Opening Day against the Braves on April 5, saying “in my mind, in my heart, he’ll be ready.” Or at least that’s what we thought he meant. Collins clarified his comments yesterday, telling Andy Martino of the New York Daily…

  4. Carl Crawford resumes swinging a bat

    Mar 17, 2012, 8:48 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox Photo Day

    Carl Crawford is expected to miss the start of the season following a setback with his surgically-repaired left wrist, but he did make some progress yesterday. Crawford was able to take 15 “controlled swings” in the cage with both hands, the first time he’s done so since his setback, after which he told Peter Abraham…

  5. Extension talks heating up between Padres and Nick Hundley

    Mar 16, 2012, 9:51 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v San Diego Padres

    The Padres and catcher Nick Hundley already avoided arbitration in mid-January by agreeing on a one-year, $2 million contract, but Corey Brock of MLB.com hears that negotiations on a contract extension have “heated up” this week and that a deal “could be close.” Hundley has actually talked with the Padres about a possible extension dating…

  6. Scott Baker could begin the season on the disabled list

    Mar 16, 2012, 8:33 PM EDT

    Scott Baker Getty

    We learned earlier this week that Scott Baker had trouble getting loose in a B-game on Saturday, which “raised some red flags” about his throwing elbow. The Twins and Baker continue to downplay the severity of the issue, but it’s increasingly likely that he’ll begin the season on the disabled list. According to Phil Mackey…

  7. Kendrys Morales takes five at-bats against minor leaguers in return to game action

    Mar 16, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT

    morales getty

    It wasn’t all that glamorous and we have no video or photo evidence to share, but Kendrys Morales returned to game action this afternoon for the first time since infamously shattering his lower left leg while jumping onto home plate following a game-winning grand slam on May 29, 2010. According to Bill Shaikin of the…

  8. Salvador Perez sent for MRI after knee injury

    Mar 13, 2012, 11:23 PM EDT

    Salvador Perez Getty

    Craig mentioned earlier that yesterday was a rough day for Royals’ youngsters Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. Well, today it was Salvador Perez‘s turn. According to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star, Perez suffered an unspecified knee injury while warming up starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez prior to this afternoon’s game against the Reds. He…

  9. Red Sox and Tigers “most focused” on possible trade for John Lannan

    Mar 13, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Washington Nationals

    Chien-Ming Wang appears to have the inside track on the Nationals’ fifth starter job, which leaves John Lannan in a state of limbo. He does have an option remaining, so it’s possible he could begin the season with Triple-A Syracuse, but Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports that it’s increasingly likely that he’ll be traded prior…

  10. Expanded instant replay off the table until 2013

    Mar 13, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT

    Bud Selig

    Expanded playoffs were rushed across the finish line in time for the 2012 season. But expanded instant replay? Unfortunately we’ll have to wait for at least another year. The new collective bargaining agreement called for replay to include calls on trapped balls, fair-or-foul calls and fan interference. However, Ben Walker of the Associated Press reports…

  11. Drew Cumberland forced back into retirement

    Mar 12, 2012, 11:36 PM EDT

    Drew Cumberland

    Sad news to pass along from Padres’ camp. Padres’ vice president of player development and international scouting Randy Smith told Corey Brock of MLB.com that prospect infielder Drew Cumberland has ended his comeback attempt. Cumberland retired for the first time last summer after being diagnosed with bilateral vestibulopathy, a rare inner-ear condition which can cause…

  12. Roberto Hernandez Heredia works out deal to have false identity charges dropped

    Mar 12, 2012, 8:53 PM EDT

    Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez Heredia

    According to the Associated Press, Roberto Hernandez Heredia struck a deal to have his false identity charges dropped in exchange for completing a work program in his native Dominican Republic. Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, was placed on baseball’s restricted list in January after he was arrested for faking his identity. He is currently…

  13. Chipper Jones: “I don’t know if I can make it through this year”

    Mar 12, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT

    Braves Spring baseball

    Chipper Jones has hinted at retirement on numerous occasions over the past couple of seasons, but it’s hard to find a time where he was more gloomy about his outlook than he was earlier today. After going hitless in three at-bats against the Cardinals to drop to 0-for-8 during Grapefruit League action, Jones told David…

  14. David Robertson sheds walking boot, plays catch without pain

    Mar 12, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT

    New York Yankees Robertson stretches during a workout at the team's spring training complex in Tampa

    David Robertson gave the Yankees quite the scare last week after falling down some stairs and suffering a bone bruise in his right foot, but early indications are that he’ll be ready for Opening Day. Chad Jennings of the Journal News reports that Robertson was able to ditch his walking boot this afternoon and played…

  15. Reds to meet with Brandon Phillips’ agents next week

    Mar 10, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds Photo Day

    Brandon Phillips told reporters upon arriving to Reds’ camp last month that he hadn’t spoken with the club about a possible contract extension since December. That’s about to change. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty confirmed to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com this afternoon that he plans to meet with Phillips’ representatives when they arrive in Goodyear,…

  16. Are the Blue Jays interested in Joe Blanton?

    Mar 10, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT

    Joe Blanton Getty

    Take from this what you will, but Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos scouted today’s Orioles-Phillies game. It’s possible he was just getting a look at a division rival, but Morosi notes that Anthopoulos left after Joe Blanton after was done pitching. Morosi writes that the Blue Jays…

  17. David Wright won’t make his Grapefruit League debut until at least next weekend

    Mar 10, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Johan Santana

    We heard on Monday that David Wright wouldn’t make his Grapefruit League debut this week due to stiffness in the left side of his rib cage. The Mets continue to express confidence that the 29-year-old third baseman is making progress, but he won’t be playing in a game anytime soon. According to Andy Martino of…

  18. Shaun Marcum to throw bullpen session on Sunday or Monday

    Mar 10, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT

    Shaun Marcum Getty

    Shaun Marcum was shut down on Monday after feeling lingering soreness in his right shoulder, but he’s close to getting back on a mound after long-tossing for a third straight day. According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, Brewers’ manager Ron Roenicke said this afternoon that Marcum is expected to throw a bullpen session tomorrow or…

  19. Michael Pineda tops out at 93 mph during second spring outing

    Mar 10, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT

    New York Yankees starter Pineda pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during a spring training baseball game in Clearwater

    Remember the panic over Michael Pineda’s velocity — or lack thereof — after he sat between 88-91 mph with his fastball during his Grapefruit League debut Monday against the Phillies? He’s still nowhere near his average of 94.7 mph from last season, but he did make some progress this afternoon against the Braves. While Pineda…

  20. Kendrys Morales close to making Cactus League debut

    Mar 10, 2012, 1:47 PM EDT

    morales getty

    We’ve heard nothing but good things about Kendrys Morales so far this spring. That’s quite a contrast from this time last year, which Craig can vouch for first-hand. And while Morales has yet to make his Cactus League debut, he’s certainly moving in the right direction. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times,…

  21. Kevin Mulvey is back with the Mets on a minor league contract

    Mar 10, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

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    Kevin Mulvey’s career has officially come full circle, as the Mets announced this morning that he has returned to the club on a minor league deal. Mulvey, who turns 27 in May, was a second-round pick of the Mets back in 2006 and was later dealt to the Twins along with Carlos Gomez, Phil Humber…

  22. Braves’ right-hander Arodys Vizcaino sidelined with elbow inflammation

    Mar 10, 2012, 11:49 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

    Arodys Vizcaino entered spring training as a strong candidate to make the Braves’ Opening Day roster as a reliever, but he’s currently sidelined with discomfort in his throwing elbow. Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that an MRI exam showed only inflammation around the elbow and that Vizcaino will rest for a few days before being…

  23. Dodgers sign NFL player Jarrad Page to minor league contract

    Mar 10, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

    Jarrad Page Getty

    Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Dodgers have signed free agent NFL safety Jarrad Page to a minor league contract as an outfielder. As our friends at ProFootballTalk noted last weekend, Page recently attended an open tryout with the club. Page, who batted .233 with three home runs, 19 RBI and 46 strikeouts over…

  24. Buster Posey catches two innings in first game since collision last May

    Mar 10, 2012, 10:02 AM EDT

    Buster Posey, Rob Drake

    We’ve provided pretty consistent updates on Buster Posey since his season ended last May with a broken leg and torn ankle ligaments following a collision with Marlins’ outfielder Scott Cousins. But after months of talking about the latest step in his rehab process, we finally have some baseball results to pass along. Posey caught two…

  25. Chris Young expected to return to Mets

    Mar 10, 2012, 8:56 AM EDT

    Mets' Young delivers a pitch to the Phillies during their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia

    We heard way back in December that the Mets were open to bringing back right-hander Chris Young on a minor league deal and now it appears as though a reunion could be right around the corner. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News was told by a source that Young has narrowed his choices…

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