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  1. Stephen Drew may open the season on 15-day disabled list

    Mar 17, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

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    Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew was diagnosed with a concussion 10 days ago after getting beaned in the batting helmet by a pitch. And the 30-year-old has not made a whole lot of tangible progress since. Scott Lauber — Red Sox beat writer for the Boston Herald — reports that Drew “has been cleared only to lightly…

  2. Mark Teixeira acknowledges he might be out until June

    Mar 17, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

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    The bad news keeps pouring out of Yankees camp. According to Bryan Hoch of, Mark Teixeira told reporters the injury to his right wrist involves the tendon sheath and acknowledged that the new diagnosis means he “could miss all of May.” Teixeira injured his right wrist a little less than two weeks ago while…

  3. Brewers still considering free agent righty Kyle Lohse?

    Mar 17, 2013, 10:32 AM EDT

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    Here’s Tom Haudricourt, beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: You understand the reservations the Brewers have about Lohse. He is 34 and wants at least a three-year deal, and the Brewers were burned in the past by committing to Jeff Suppan and Randy Wolf with multiyear deals in their 30s. … But [Brewers owner Mark…

  4. Stephen Strasburg wants to be a workhorse this season

    Mar 17, 2013, 9:37 AM EDT

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    The Nationals handled Stephen Strasburg with the ultimate level of care last season, only allowing him to throw more than 100 pitches in a game a handful of times and ultimately cutting him off at 159 1/3 total frames. It was a smart strategy for a prized pitcher coming off Tommy John surgery, but the…

  5. Cody Ross still sidelined with strained left calf muscle, questionable for Opening Day

    Mar 17, 2013, 8:53 AM EDT

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    Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross was removed from a Cactus League game on March 3 against the Giants with discomfort in his lower left leg. It’s been two weeks and his return to action is not close. According to’s Steve Gilbert, Ross — who was officially diagnosed with a left calf strain — has barely…

  6. Albert Pujols is able to run the bases on his own now

    Mar 13, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi explains it all: Albert Pujols is back on the bases. Pujols, who underwent offseason right knee surgery, played in only his fourth Cactus League game Wednesday against the San Diego Padres. But it represented a landmark of sorts: Pujols ran the bases for the first time, rather than exiting for a designated…

  7. Jurickson Profar added to Team Netherlands for World Baseball Classic semifinals

    Mar 13, 2013, 8:50 PM EDT

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    John Blake, the executive vice president of communications for the Texas Rangers, announced tonight on his personal Twitter feed that shortstop prospect Jurickson Profar will join up with Team Netherlands for the four-team, single-elimination Championship Round of the World Baseball Classic. Profar stayed back in Rangers camp when the 2013 WBC began because he wanted to…

  8. Brett Pill needs right knee surgery, out at least three weeks

    Mar 13, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT

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    From Andrew Baggarly of comes word that Giants utilityman Brett Pill is scheduled to undergo knee surgery on Thursday and will be sidelined for at least the next three weeks. Pill tweaked his right knee last week in Giants camp. He has only 29 plate appearances this spring in the Cactus League and is…

  9. Casey Kelly undergoing tests for sore pitching elbow, could need Tommy John surgery

    Mar 13, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Troubling news this evening out of Padres camp. According to beat writer Corey Brock of, top pitching prospect Casey Kelly “will have tests done” this week on his right (pitching) elbow, which has been plagued by soreness since his last Cactus League start on March 7 against the Angels. Kelly began experiencing elbow discomfort last…

  10. Gio Gonzalez pitches brilliantly and David Wright drives in five as USA defeats Puerto Rico

    Mar 12, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

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    Gio Gonzalez was in mid-season form and David Wright continued his recent run of heroics as Team USA topped a punchless Puerto Rico squad 7-1 on Tuesday night at Marlins Park in Little Havana. Gonzalez went five scoreless innings, allowing only three hits, walking none and fanning five. His fastball hit 93-94 mph consistently and…

  11. Carl Crawford takes batting practice against teammates, calls it “a step in the right direction”

    Mar 12, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

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    From Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times: Carl Crawford faced relievers Kenley Jansen and J.P. Howell on Tuesday, marking the first time he took live batting practice against major league pitchers since he was shut down two weeks ago. “A step in the right direction,” said Crawford, who resumed working out last week. Crawford began experiencing forearm tightness in…

  12. Grant Balfour faces live hitters for first time since surgery

    Mar 12, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT

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    From Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle comes word that A’s right-hander Grant Balfour faced live hitters on Tuesday for the first time since undergoing right knee surgery on February 14. Balfour will probably face hitters in A’s camp another three or four times before being cleared to make his Cactus League debut. Relief…

  13. Giancarlo Stanton back in USA’s lineup vs. Puerto Rico

    Mar 12, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT

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    Below you’ll find the starting lineups for Tuesday night’s second-round World Baseball Classic game between Team USA and Team Puerto Rico at Marlins Park in Miami. First pitch is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. ET. TEAM USA TEAM PUERTO RICO 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 2. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Irving Falu, 2B…

  14. Zack Greinke doesn’t know whether he’s going to be ready for his first regular-season start

    Mar 12, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT

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    Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke paid a visit to a doctor on Monday after experiencing discomfort in his pitching elbow and was merely diagnosed with inflammation. But he is not out of the woods yet. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Greinke told reporters Tuesday in camp that he doesn’t “know exactly what’s…

  15. Brett Anderson leaves game with strained right trapezius

    Mar 10, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT

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    According to the A’s official Twitter feed, left-hander Brett Anderson was diagnosed with a strained right trapezius muscle Sunday after making an early exit from his Cactus League start against the D’Backs. Anderson collided with the Snakes’ Adam Eaton around the third base bag in the first inning. He wound up throwing only eight pitches,…

  16. Logan Forsythe diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, out 3-4 days

    Mar 10, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

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    Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune has the goods: The Padres have possibly suffered their first significant injury of the spring. Infielder Logan Forsythe will miss at least three to four days with plantar fasciitis. “He’s got a foot issue and we’re going to stay away from it for three or four days,” Padres…

  17. Brewers release veteran right-hander Kelvim Escobar

    Mar 10, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT

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    Kelvim Escobar was diagnosed five days ago with a nerve impingement just above his right (pitching) hand. In related news, his big comeback attempt with the Milwaukee Brewers has been squashed. According to Brewers senior director of media relations Mike Vassallo, the 36-year-old right-hander was given his unconditional release this morning in Brewers camp, presumably because the…

  18. Giancarlo Stanton not in Team USA’s starting lineup for Sunday’s must-win game vs. Canada

    Mar 10, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

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    Below are the starting lineups for this evening’s World Baseball Classic game between Team USA and Team Canada. First pitch is scheduled for just after 4:00 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast on MLB Network. TEAM USA TEAM CANADA 1. Jimmy Rollins, SS 1. Tyson Gillies, CF 2. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Taylor Green, 3B…

  19. Josh Kinney out “several weeks” with stress reaction in side

    Mar 10, 2013, 2:02 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Greg Johns of comes word that Mariners reliever Josh Kinney will be out of commission for the next “several weeks” because of a stress reaction on the left side of his rib cage. Kinney was expected to open the 2013 regular season in a middle relief role, but he can be ruled…

  20. Alex Gonzalez will probably be the Brewers’ starting first baseman on Opening Day

    Mar 10, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Corey Hart is not expected to be healthy until late May. Mat Gamel just underwent his second major knee surgery in two years. So the Brewers have been scrambling for a first baseman and are considering all sorts of different options. One of those options is Alex Gonzalez, who has never appeared at a position…

  21. Watch Larry Bowa react to David Wright’s grand slam

    Mar 10, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT


    Come for Larry Bowa’s dancing, but stay to see if Greg Maddux will crack a smile:

  22. Manny Ramirez officially signs with Taiwan’s EDA Rhinos

    Mar 10, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Manny Ramirez was unable to get a chance with a major league team, so he is headed overseas. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that Ramirez “will touch down Monday” in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and will suit up this summer for the EDA Rhinos of the four-team Chinese Professional Baseball League. His exact salary has not been disclosed, though…

  23. Derek Jeter will resume playing shortstop this week

    Mar 10, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger has an update on the health status of one Derek Jeter: Jeter is scheduled to play as a designated hitter again on Monday. After that, he said, it’s possible he could play shortstop in a game. He plans to discuss the situation with manager Joe Girardi. “If that’s what…

  24. Matt Carpenter is impressing at second base

    Mar 10, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

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    The Cardinals told Matt Carpenter — who played primarily first base, third base and the corner outfield spots last season — to spend his winter learning how to play second base. And learn he did. Carpenter has logged 44 innings at second this spring in the Grapefruit League and has impressed the St. Louis coaching…

  25. Mets reassign Zack Wheeler to minor league camp

    Mar 10, 2013, 9:38 AM EDT

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    It’s official: Zack Wheeler will open 2013 in Triple-A. According to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, the top pitching prospect was formally reassigned to minor league camp on Sunday morning in Port St. Lucie. He made one appearance in the Grapefruit League, striking out two batters over two scoreless innings. Wheeler, ranked 11th on Baseball…

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