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  1. Scenes from Spring Training Coco Crisp is an anti-baldite too

    Mar 10, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT

    A's eqipment bag

    Yeah, it’s another equipment bag shot. At this point I probably need an intervention. If you see me out someplace, kneeling on a warning track, squaring up a photo of an equipment bag on the grass, you are authorized to knock me over and take my camera away from me. I’m at Phoenix Municipal Stadium…

  2. 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…

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

    Mar 10, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

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    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…

  4. 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…

  5. Scenes from Spring Training: Photo of the Day

    Mar 10, 2012, 9:22 AM EDT

    Camera

    Actually this was a photo of the night.  This is my friend Connor rocking the Expos gear last night: Also worth noting that I’ve hung out with Jonah Keri for a couple of days down here. Jonah grew up on the Expos and is writing an Expos book.  Between Connor and Jonah I think I…

  6. 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…

  7. Todd Jennings on being in Buster Posey’s shoes

    Mar 9, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

    Todd Jennings - 2003 Bowman

    You may not have heard of Todd Jennings, but at one time, some thought the former second-round pick might be the Giants’ catcher of the future. Instead, he’s currently drifting around the indy leagues after a collision in 2008 left him with an injury very similar to the one Buster Posey suffered last season. Andrew…

  8. Grateful Rays give Orioles’ Robert Andino a standing ovation

    Mar 9, 2012, 9:00 PM EDT

    Robert Andino

    Robert Andino couldn’t be granted a playoff share, but the Rays did give him a standing ovation when he came to bat in the first inning Friday of their game against the Orioles. Andino had the ninth-inning single that beat the Red Sox on the final day of the 2011 regular season. The Rays went…

  9. Juan Nicasio impresses in first start since broken neck

    Mar 9, 2012, 8:09 PM EDT

    Juan Nicasio Getty

    When Juan Nicasio suffered a fractured C-1 vertebrae as a result of being struck by a line drive last August, his baseball career was suddenly secondary. However, after making remarkable progress in his rehabilitation over the course of the past few months, it now appears likely that he’ll open the season as a member of…

  10. Yoenis Cespedes to make Athletics’ debut Saturday

    Mar 9, 2012, 7:08 PM EDT

    cespedes ap

    After arriving in Arizona last weekend and showcasing his power potential during simulated games this week, the highly-touted Yoenis Cespedes is finally ready to make his Athletics’ debut. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Cespedes is scheduled to start in center field and bat second tomorrow afternoon against the Reds. And Craig…

  11. Bryce Harper out at least three days with calf injury

    Mar 9, 2012, 6:24 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper‘s bid to make the Nationals at the tender age of 19 could be derailed by a calf injury that will sideline him for “at least three days,” manager Davey Johnson said Friday. Harper woke up with tightness in his left calf Thursday and was scratched from the day’s lineup. He missed a second…

  12. Logan Forsythe out eight weeks with fractured foot

    Mar 9, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Logan Forsythe, who had been hoping to win a spot on the Padres’ bench, is expected to miss the next eight weeks after aggravating an old fracture in his left foot. John Schlegel of MLB.com reports that the 25-year-old infielder left Padres camp and headed back to San Diego to undergo surgery for a sesamoid…

  13. Adam Wainwright sharp in return from Tommy John surgery

    Mar 9, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT

    Adam Wainwright

    Making his spring debut after missing all of 2011, Adam Wainwright pitched two hitless innings against the Twins on Friday. Wainwright was consistently in the low-90s in the outing, showing the same velocity he did prior to his Tommy John surgery last spring. He wasn’t perfect with his command, throwing 14 of his 30 pitches…

  14. Adam Moore expected to miss 3-4 weeks with wrist injury

    Mar 9, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Adam Moore‘s wrist injury from Tuesday is less serious than initially feared and the Mariners catcher is hoping to be ready for game action within 3-4 weeks. Immediate reports pegged the injury as a fracture, but Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times now says “a more detailed scan … found that he merely had a…

  15. Nolan Reimold escapes beaning without major injury

    Mar 9, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Reimold_Nolan

    UPDATE: Amazingly, Reimold managed to avoid a serious injury. No broken bones and a CT scan was negative, although according to Kubatko he does have some loose teeth. ========== Nolan Reimold was carted off the field and taken to a hospital after being hit in the face by a pitch this afternoon. Reimold was batting…

  16. Scenes from Spring Training: Randomness at Brewers camp

    Mar 9, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Yount Gamel

    I mentioned earlier that I’m in an impossibly good mood today. The park has a lot to do with it. Great weather of course. Just woke up on the right side of the bed somehow. And when I’m in a good mood I like to walk around and take pictures of stuff. Yes, I realize…

  17. David Robertson diagnosed with bone bruise after fall

    Mar 9, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    ALCS Angels Yankees Baseball

    New York feared for the worst when David Robertson injured his right foot while falling down the stairs, but the Yankees got some good news after further testing. According to manager Joe Girardi the reliever has been diagnosed with a bone bruise and will be in a walking boot through the weekend, but may be…

  18. Longtime umpire Harry Wendelstedt passes away

    Mar 9, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

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    Harry Wendelstedt, who was an MLB umpire for more than 30 years before retiring in 1998, passed away today at age 73. Wendelstedt, who worked five World Series, four All-Star games, and a record-tying five no-hitters, was diagnosed with a brain tumor several years ago. The accompanying photo shows Wendelstedt with his son, Hunter Wendelstedt,…

  19. Mike Trout is “feeling weak and feverish with no appetite” and has lost 10 pounds

    Mar 9, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Last month manager Mike Scioscia indicated that Mike Trout is likely bound for Triple-A, but the 20-year-old outfielder hasn’t even been able to fight for an Opening Day job because of a flu virus. Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports that Trout has lost 10 pounds from “feeling weak and feverish with no…

  20. A’s release catcher Landon Powell, eat $100,000

    Mar 9, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

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    Landon Powell spent parts of the past three seasons with the A’s and avoided arbitration in December with a one-year, $620,000 contract, but this morning Oakland released the 30-year-old catcher. Powell hasn’t hit in the majors, batting just .207 with a .612 OPS in 123 games, and the 2004 first-round pick hasn’t even been particularly…

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