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  1. Clayton Kershaw needed dental work after being hit in the jaw by a comebacker Friday

    Mar 21, 2015, 5:28 PM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw AP

    Kershaw had one tooth extracted and another one repaired.

  2. Stephen Strasburg scratched from start with sprained ankle, expected to be fine

    Mar 21, 2015, 4:59 PM EDT

    at Space Coast Stadium on March 13, 2015 in Viera, Florida.

    Strasburg will rest for a few days, but the injury is not a major concern and no MRI is scheduled.

  3. Yunel Escobar on track to make Grapefruit League debut on Monday

    Mar 21, 2015, 4:15 PM EDT

    Yunel Escobar AP

    Yunel Escobar suffered a Grade 1 left oblique strain earlier this month, but he’s moving closer to game action.

  4. Cory Rasmus to have surgery for core injury, out 6-8 weeks

    Mar 21, 2015, 3:14 PM EDT

    Dustin Ackley, Cory Rasmus

    Rasmus, 27, had a 2.57 ERA and 57/17 K/BB ratio across 56 innings last season.

  5. Matt Wieters likely to begin season on disabled list

    Mar 21, 2015, 2:29 PM EDT

    matt wieters getty

    Matt Wieters came down with some tendinitis in his elbow earlier this week after catching in a game for the first time since Tommy John surgery and now he’s essentially been ruled out for the start of the season.

  6. Shane Victorino is giving up switch-hitting again

    Mar 21, 2015, 1:47 PM EDT

    Shane Victorino Getty

    Victorino is feeling soreness when he hits from the left side, so he’s giving up switch-hitting again.

  7. Chris Sale tests foot injury with 60-pitch bullpen session

    Mar 21, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers

    The White Sox have already ruled out ace left-hander Chris Sale for Opening Day, but he continues to make solid progress from the avulsion fracture on the side of his right foot.

  8. Rob Manfred chats baseball with former President George W. Bush

    Mar 21, 2015, 12:02 PM EDT

    MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and former President Bush

    Bush hosted Manfred in advance of a new baseball exhibit at the presidential library.

  9. Daniel Murphy shut down for a week with a hamstring injury

    Mar 21, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    Daniel Murphy

    Murphy could be at risk for missing the start of the season.

  10. Video: Alex Rodriguez hits his second home run of the spring

    Mar 21, 2015, 8:55 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    And in perhaps bigger news, the Yankees team Twitter account actually acknowledged it this time.

  11. 2015 Preview: San Francisco Giants

    Mar 20, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner ,Buster Posey

    The Giants surprised last season with their third World Series title in the past five seasons. What are the chances of a repeat?

  12. Rusney Castillo could be ready for Grapefruit League action on Saturday

    Mar 19, 2015, 10:15 PM EDT

    Rusney Castillo AP

    Castillo has been sidelined for most of this month with an oblique strain.

  13. Manfred: MLB likely to have an exhibition game in Cuba in 2016

    Mar 19, 2015, 9:48 PM EDT

    Mike Timlin AP

    No MLB team has played in Cuba since the Orioles played against the Cuban national team on March 28, 1999.

  14. 2014 No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken leaves start with IMG Academy after just 12 pitches

    Mar 19, 2015, 8:17 PM EDT

    Brady Aiken MLB Network

    The Astros selected Aiken with the No. 1 pick in last year’s draft, but they failed to come to an agreement.

  15. Marcus Stroman undergoes knee surgery

    Mar 19, 2015, 7:45 PM EDT

    Marcus Stroman AP

    Stroman appeared primed for a breakout year in Toronto’s rotation.

  16. Rafael Betancourt suffers jaw contusion after being hit in face by comebacker

    Mar 19, 2015, 6:41 PM EDT

    Rafael Betancourt

    Betancourt, who turns 40 in April, is fighting for a spot in the Rockies’ bullpen this spring.

  17. Alex Gordon scheduled to make Cactus League debut Saturday

    Mar 19, 2015, 6:25 PM EDT

    Alex Gordon AP

    Royals outfielder Alex Gordon has been busy rehabbing his surgically-repaired right wrist this month, but he’s finally nearing his spring debut.

  18. 2015 Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Mar 17, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Andrew Friedman, Stan Kasten

    The Dodgers made a host of changes with their front office and their roster, but will it get them over the hump in October?

  19. Luke Hochevar expected to begin season on disabled list

    Mar 16, 2015, 11:01 PM EDT

    Luke Hochevar AP

    Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar is in the final stages of his rehab from Tommy John surgery.

  20. Brad Ziegler ready to test surgically-repaired knee in Cactus League debut

    Mar 16, 2015, 9:49 PM EDT

    Brad Ziegler Getty

    Ziegler required microfracture surgery on his right knee last September.

  21. Randy Wolf signs minor league deal with Blue Jays

    Mar 16, 2015, 8:59 PM EDT

    Randy Wolf AP

    Wolf, 38, had a 5.26 ERA and 19/6 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings with the Marlins last season and hasn’t been an effective pitcher in the majors since 2011.

  22. Alex Gordon feels good after taking live BP for first time since wrist surgery

    Mar 16, 2015, 8:31 PM EDT

    Alex Gordon AP

    Gordon had right wrist surgery in January, but he’s progressing on schedule.

  23. Dillon Gee expected to replace Zack Wheeler in Mets’ rotation

    Mar 16, 2015, 7:15 PM EDT

    Dillon Gee Getty

    Gee was a trade candidate for most of the winter and was expected to begin he season in the Mets’ bullpen, but he’s set to have a rotation spot now that Zack Wheeler is injured.

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