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  1. 2013 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

    Mar 24, 2013, 8:43 AM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The St. Louis Cardinals. The Big Question: Can the Cards keep rolling? The Cardinals have made the playoffs nine times…

  2. Roy Oswalt is working out at Mississippi State University and hoping to join a contender soon

    Mar 20, 2013, 10:52 PM EDT

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    Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors reports that free agent right-hander Roy Oswalt is working out at Mississippi State University and aiming to catch on with a new team at some point in the near future. Oswalt’s agent, Bob Garber of RMG Baseball, told Dierkes that Oswalt isn’t worried about geography like he was last year…

  3. Casey Janssen will make Grapefruit League debut Friday

    Mar 20, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT

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    The Jays should have their closer on Opening Day. According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, righty Casey Janssen made it through a one-inning appearance in a minor league game on Wednesday without experiencing any discomfort in his surgically-repaired shoulder. He has been cleared to make his Grapefruit League debut on Friday against the Red Sox…

  4. Zack Greinke goes four scoreless in minor league game

    Mar 20, 2013, 8:31 PM EDT

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    It appears as though Zack Greinke will not miss a turn in the Dodgers’ regular-season starting rotation. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the right-hander threw four scoreless innings Wednesday afternoon on the minor league side of Dodgers camp and reported no elbow issues. Greinke gave up only one hit and struck…

  5. Shaun Marcum given injection for shoulder impingement

    Mar 20, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Mike Puma of the New York Post comes word that Mets right-hander Shaun Marcum has been diagnosed with a shoulder impingement and was administered a cortisone injection on Tuesday in Manhattan to fight the symptoms. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told Puma Wednesday that the shot was “largely precautionary” and that Marcum has not been…

  6. 2013 Preview: Chicago Cubs

    Mar 20, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Chicago Cubs. The Big Question: Is Theo Epstein pushing the Cubs any closer to contention? He most definitely is,…

  7. Dominican Republic goes undefeated in WBC, captures title

    Mar 19, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

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    The 2013 World Baseball Classic is a wrap, and we have a new champion in Team Dominican Republic. The Dominicans rolled through the event undefeated, notching wins against Venezuela, Spain, Italy, the United States and Team Netherlands on the way to snagging the WBC crown. They topped Team Puerto Rico a total of three times…

  8. Pablo Sandoval has a bone spur in his right elbow, but he expects to be fine for Opening Day

    Mar 19, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT

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    From CSNBayArea.com’s Andrew Baggarly: Third baseman Pablo Sandoval had an MRI exam that ruled out major structural damage in his sore right elbow, and the Giants remain optimistic that their World Series MVP will start on opening day. But Sandoval’s arm will bear watching all season, head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner said. In addition to…

  9. Zack Greinke scheduled to pitch in minors game Wednesday

    Mar 19, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

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    The progress continues for righty Zack Greinke. According to Eric Stephen of True Blue LA, Greinke is scheduled to throw around 45 pitches in a minor league game Wednesday in camp. To provide a familiar backdrop, A.J. Ellis will start at catcher. Greinke was diagnosed last week with inflammation in the back of his right…

  10. MRI shows mild inflammation in Derek Jeter’s left ankle

    Mar 19, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT

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    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter began feeling discomfort in his surgically-repaired left ankle on Monday in spring camp, so the Yankees sent him for a range of tests on Tuesday afternoon to ensure that everything was structurally intact. And it was. According to CBS Sports’ Scott Miller, X-rays were negative and an MRI showed only mild…

  11. Albert Pujols plays field, declares himself ready for opener

    Mar 19, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT

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    Albert Pujols played first base Tuesday for the first time in this year’s Cactus League and reported no issues with his surgically-repaired right knee. Pujols got pulled after five innings and was never really tested on defense, but the slugger told USA Today‘s Bob Nightengale after his day was through that he is feeling good…

  12. 2013 Preview: Milwaukee Brewers

    Mar 19, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Milwaukee Brew Crew. The Big Question: Do the Brewers have enough pitching to contend for a playoff spot in…

  13. 2013 Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Mar 18, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Pittsburgh Pirates. The Big Question: Can the Buccos break .500 for the first time since the 1992 season? It is absolutely…

  14. David Wright has no regrets about playing in the WBC

    Mar 17, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

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    David Wright reported back to Mets camp on Sunday morning and offered some perspective for those wanting to blame the World Baseball Classic on his back injury. ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin has the message: “You can get hurt in spring training,” the third baseman said. “You can get hurt before spring training. Playing baseball,…

  15. Albert Pujols expecting to debut at first base on Tuesday

    Mar 17, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com: Albert Pujols expects to make his first start at first base on Tuesday, which comes after an off day and will see the Angels play the Brewers in Maryvale, Ariz. The Angels won’t utilize the designated hitter that day, playing under National League rules so their starting pitcher (Jason…

  16. Zack Greinke throws bullpen session, feels fine

    Mar 17, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

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    Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke took a step in the right direction on Saturday afternoon, playing catch for the first time since undergoing platelet-rich plasma treatment on his sore pitching elbow early last week. This afternoon, the progress continued. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Greinke threw “about 40 pitches” in a bullpen…

  17. Angels prospect Brandon Sisk needs Tommy John surgery

    Mar 17, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez reports that Angels southpaw Brandon Sisk is expected to undergo season-ending Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery “within the next couple of weeks.” The Halos acquired Sisk from the Royals in October for right-handed starter Ervin Santana, who had a $13 million club option for 2013 that Anaheim had no intention of exercising.…

  18. Multiple teams interested in trading for Ramon Hernandez

    Mar 17, 2013, 2:36 PM EDT

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    From CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman comes word that the Rockies are talking to multiple MLB teams about a trade involving veteran catcher Ramon Hernandez. Heyman names the Angels, Pirates, Rays and Phillies as potential suitors. The Yankees, at this point, are not believed to have interest in Hernandez. The 36-year-old catcher batted .217/.247/.353 with five…

  19. Roy Halladay leaves spring start after just one inning

    Mar 17, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT

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    Between the spring velocity concerns and last year’s shoulder issues, there are already plenty of reasons to worry about how Roy Halladay will fare in 2013. This, hopefully, turns out to be nothing at all. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports that Halladay lasted only one inning in his Grapefruit League start Sunday afternoon against…

  20. Yankees release outfielder Matt Diaz

    Mar 17, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

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    As first reported by the YES Network, the Yankees have officially cut ties with outfielder Matt Diaz, who was in camp this spring on a minor league contract. Diaz went 6-for-30 (.200/.250/.200) this year in the Grapefruit League, netting zero extra-base hits. The 35-year-old will hope to catch on with a new team that is…

  21. 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…

  22. 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 MLB.com, 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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 MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert, Ross — who was officially diagnosed with a left calf strain — has barely…

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