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  1. Nolan Reimold returns to Orioles lineup four days after being hit in the face

    Mar 13, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Nolan Reimold was hit in the face by a pitch Friday, but the Orioles outfielder somehow avoided a serious injury and is back in the lineup today. Alex Cobb of the Rays plunked Reimold in the left cheek, but a chipped tooth is the worst of the damage and Brittany Ghiroli reports that he already…

  2. Yoenis Cespedes is not guaranteed a job either. Or so says Billy Beane.

    Mar 13, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT

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    It’s understandable that Manny Ramirez is going to be out of the picture for a while. But would you believe Yoenis Cespedes could be shuffled off to the minors too? I don’t believe it, but Billy Beane is at least making noises that Cespedes will not simply be given a job: Beane would not guarantee…

  3. Manny Ramirez, minor leaguer

    Mar 13, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Manny Ramirez

    Manny Ramirez‘s playing time in big-league camp will be limited going forward because the A’s need to give at-bats to players who aren’t suspended for the first 50 games of the season. Ramirez has just eight at-bats in major-league games so far and manager Bob Melvin told Jane Lee of MLB.com that most of his…

  4. Carlos Beltran offers his thoughts on the Mets

    Mar 13, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Carlos Beltran

    Carlos Beltran and the Cardinals are facing the Mets today. It’s Beltran’s first action against his old team. And if Beltran facing Adam Wainwright in freaking early-spring batting practice was deemed newsworthy, you can bet than him facing the Mets is too. To that end, Jon Paul Morosi asked Beltran for his thoughts on the…

  5. Jim Leyland won’t be removing Miguel Cabrera from games for defensive purposes

    Mar 13, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera throws the ball during their MLB spring training workout in Lakeland, Florida

    Publicly at least the Tigers have been saying good things about Miguel Cabrera‘s transition back to third base this spring and yesterday manager Jim Leyland took it a step further by reiterating that Cabrera will not be removed from regular season games in the late innings for a better defender. “He’s the third baseman,” Leyland…

  6. Dusty Baker on Chicago: “patience wasn’t a real virtue here”

    Mar 13, 2012, 9:27 AM EDT

    Dusty Baker

    Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com spoke to current Reds and former Cubs manager Dusty Baker about the Cubs’ rebuilding effort. And about how Theo Epstein, Dale Sveum and the new regime are basically asking that Cubs fans be patient during the team’s rebuild. Baker wishes Sveum the best, but he noted that, based on his experience,…

  7. It was a rough day for the Royals’ young stars yesterday

    Mar 13, 2012, 8:48 AM EDT

    Eric Hosmer

    Hard day in Surprise for the Royals’ promising young lads: Eric Hosmer left yesterday’s game against the Giants after landing awkwardly on his right shoulder while making a diving stop at first base; and Mike Moustakas left Monday’s game against the Giants after being hit in the right knee by a pitch. They’re both probably…

  8. “That’s not an A-Rod statement; it’s a Derek statement”

    Mar 13, 2012, 8:20 AM EDT

    Donald Trump

    Not sure if the best thing about this is that it’s Donald Trump ripping A-Rod again or that he’s doing it in response to something Debbie Gibson said. From the New York Daily News: The Donald was back at it during Sunday’s episode of the NBC reality show, taking another shot at A-Rod while praising…

  9. 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…

  10. Vinnie Catricala makes name for himself in Mariners camp

    Mar 12, 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

    Vinnie Catricala

    Dusty Bergman, who pitched one inning for the Angels in 2004, was the last player from the University of Hawaii to reach the majors. Vinnie Catricala, a 2009 10th-round pick of Seattle, is bidding to be the next. Catricala popped his second homer of the spring Monday against the Rangers. A corner infielder and outfielder,…

  11. 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…

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

    Mar 12, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT

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    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…

  13. 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…

  14. Tweet of the Day: Tommy Lasorda killed Jimmy Wynn, but only briefly

    Mar 12, 2012, 6:21 PM EDT

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    Tommy Lasorda was sending out some happy birthday messages on Twitter this afternoon when this happened:

  15. Vance Worley turns in the line of the spring so far

    Mar 12, 2012, 5:57 PM EDT

    Vance Worley

    And then complains about it. Vance Worley, who was such a nice surprise as a rookie starter for the Phillies last season, struck out eight in four perfect innings Monday in a win over the Pirates. Apparently, though, he would have preferred some grounders. “It’s too early to strike out a bunch of guys,” Worley…

  16. Tigers release reliever David Pauley

    Mar 12, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT

    David Pauley

    The Tigers hoped they were picking up two key pieces for their pitching staff when they acquired Doug Fister and David Pauley from the Mariners last summer, but while Fister exceeded even their highest expectations, Pauley was a dud, and the reliever earned his release from the team on Monday. Pauley, who had a 2.15…

  17. Today was Ozzie Guillen’s first ejection as Marlins manager

    Mar 12, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Not very many managers get ejected from spring training games, but then again no one has ever accused Ozzie Guillen of being the average manager. Guillen was arguing a call in the sixth inning against the Red Sox this afternoon when he got the boot for the first time as Marlins skipper. He was ejected…

  18. Brad Lidge says Nationals are “probably the most talented team I’ve ever been on”

    Mar 12, 2012, 4:48 PM EDT

    Brad Lidge

    Brad Lidge said in a video interview with MLB.com that the Nationals are “probably the most talented team I’ve ever been on and I’ve been on some great teams.” Including, of course, the 2008 Phillies that won the World Series thanks in large part to Lidge’s dominance in the ninth inning. And also the 2009…

  19. Mets lose lefty reliever Tim Byrdak to knee surgery

    Mar 12, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT

    Tim Byrdak

    UPDATE: General manager Sandy Alderson expects Byrdak to be ready for game action in about six weeks, which could mean a late-April debut. ========== Scott Hairston‘s oblique injury means the Mets may look to a converted left-handed pitcher to serve as their backup center fielder and now Tim Byrdak‘s knee injury means they’re in need…

  20. Hector Sanchez adds two more homers in bid to make Giants

    Mar 12, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Hector Sanchez

    No catcher has played in 100 major league games in his age-22 season since Brian McCann in 2006. Hector Sanchez probably won’t be the next — actually, Kansas City’s Salvador Perez figures to pull off the feat if he stays healthy this season — but he is bidding to make the Giants as a backup…

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