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  1. Marlins acquire LHP Nate Robertson from Tigers

    Mar 30, 2010, 1:40 PM EDT

    The Tigers apparently settled their rotation Tuesday by trading left-hander Nate Robertson and cash to the Marlins for left-hander Jay Voss. Robertson was marked for departure even though he looked like a better bet for the season than either Dontrelle Willis or Jeremy Bonderman. While he hasn’t been an above average starter since 2006, he…

  2. Dodgers sell Eric Stults to Japanese team

    Mar 30, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

    Eric Stults failed in his bid to be the Dodgers’ fifth starter and now Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that the 30-year-old southpaw has been sold to the Hiroshima Carp of the Japanese League. While the destination is surprising the move isn’t, as the Dodgers were first rumored to be shopping Stults…

  3. Orioles pick David Hernandez over Chris Tillman for final rotation spot

    Mar 30, 2010, 12:42 PM EDT

    Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that the Orioles have settled on David Hernandez as their fifth starter, sending 22-year-old Chris Tillman to the minors this afternoon. One of the best pitching prospects in baseball, Tillman made his big-league debut in July of last season and went 2-5 with a 5.40 ERA in a dozen starts…

  4. Red Sox reportedly nearing four-year contract extension with Josh Beckett

    Mar 30, 2010, 12:01 PM EDT

    ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports that long-term contract talks between Josh Beckett and the Red Sox “have progressed to the point that there is optimism a deal will be completed in the next week or two.” According to Olney the Red Sox have offered Beckett a four-year deal worth “in the range of $65 million to…

  5. Jason Heyward hoping to rejoin lineup tomorrow

    Mar 30, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    Jason Heyward sat out games Sunday and Monday because of shin splints, but was able to take batting practice this morning and manager Bobby Cox indicated that he could return to the lineup as soon as tomorrow. Prior to the shin splints Heyward had the Grapefruit League buzzing by going 17-for-49 (.347) with several cars…

  6. Marlins ace Josh Johnson could miss Opening Day start with flu

    Mar 30, 2010, 10:42 AM EDT

    Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that Josh Johnson could miss his Opening Day start because of “a stomach virus that has worked its way through the Marlins clubhouse the past couple of weeks.” Johnson was scratched from his scheduled start Friday, with manager Fredi Gonzalez explaining: “We had to kick him out of…

  7. Quote of the day: Mike Pelfrey, punching bag

    Mar 30, 2010, 10:05 AM EDT

    It’s only 10am, but hang with me here. Jeff Francoeur just appeared on the “Boomer & Carton Show” on WFAN in New York and he unveiled an interesting strategy to get Mike Pelfrey to step up his intensity this season: “I think what I’m going to do before each start is just go up and…

  8. UPDATE: Junichi Tazawa visits with Dr. James Andrews

    Mar 30, 2010, 9:24 AM EDT

    UPDATE: Tazawa tells Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald that there appears to be ligament damage in his elbow. He’s not sure about surgery, according to Lauber, but it “will be part of the discussion.” Doesn’t sound too promising. Monday, 7:14 pm: Uh-oh. The Red Sox announced on Monday that Junichi Tazawa was in Birmingham,…

  9. Springtime Storylines: Did I pick the Braves to win the NL East because I'm a fanboy?

    Mar 30, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2010 season.  Next up: a switch over to the senior circuit, which kicks off with the Atlanta Braves — yes, the Atlanta Braves —…

  10. Reyes takes cuts against minor leaguers

    Mar 30, 2010, 8:36 AM EDT

    According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Mets shortstop Jose Reyes saw 39 pitches in a minor league simulated game Monday and reported no issues with his once-overactive thyroid. The live hitting session marks a significant step in his ongoing effort to get geared up for the start of the regular season.  Time…

  11. Yankees to unveil 'switch-pitcher' on Tuesday

    Mar 30, 2010, 2:57 AM EDT

    The New York Yankees are going to pitch Pat Venditte in Tuesday’s split-squad game against the Atlanta Braves at the specific request of manager Joe Girardi. Venditte is a 24-year-old reliever who was 4-2 with 22 saves last season in 49 appearances split between Class A Charleston and Tampa. So why all the fuss over…

  12. Rangers' Feliz comes out of the bullpen blazing

    Mar 30, 2010, 12:07 AM EDT

    The Texas Rangers have decided to keep Neftali Feliz in their bullpen for now instead of putting him in the rotation or priming him in the minors for such a starting role. It seems Feliz is taking to his relief role just fine, as he hit 100 mph on the radar gun three times and…

  13. UPDATE: Mark Teixeira leaves Monday's game after being hit in elbow

    Mar 29, 2010, 8:40 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Teixeria was diagnosed with a right elbow contusion, reports Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. After being looked at by doctors, it was determined that he did not need X-rays. He’ll be re-evaluated on Tuesday. Scary moment, but could have been a lot worse. 8:00 pm: Fingers are crossed in the Bronx…

  14. O's Koji Uehara expects to begin season on DL

    Mar 29, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

    Koji Uehara, currently grounded by a left hamstring strain suffered on March 18, told Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com (though his interpreter) that he expects to begin the season on the disabled list:  “If it happens, there’s nothing I can do about it,” Koji said through interpreter Jiwon Bang. “Obviously we don’t have many days before…

  15. Roy Oswalt gets injection, set for Opening Day

    Mar 29, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    Roy Oswalt is set for his eighth straight Opening Day start next week after getting an injection Monday in his lower back. Oswalt left his last start Friday because of tightness in his left hamstring. He complained earlier in the week of tightness higher in the area around his left gluteus. The training staff determined…

  16. Padres pick Jon Garland as Opening Day starter

    Mar 29, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    Bud Black announced that Jon Garland will the Padres’ Opening Day starter, with Chris Young and Kevin Correia following him in the rotation. “We just feel pretty good about these three guys,” Black told Corey Brock of MLB.com while refusing to name the Padres’ fourth and fifth starters. Clayton Richard and Matt Latos are expected…

  17. Cubs prospect Tyler Colvin wins Opening Day job

    Mar 29, 2010, 3:40 PM EDT

    In a surprise move, the Cubs have decided to keep 24-year-old outfield prospect Tyler Colvin on the Opening Day roster. Colvin is slated for a bench role, although manager Lou Piniella said that he hopes to find the former first-round pick 2-3 starts per week. Piniella cited Colvin’s outstanding spring training performance as the reason…

  18. Springtime Storylines: Should Athletics' fans be freaking out about the bullpen yet?

    Mar 29, 2010, 3:05 PM EDT

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2010 season.  Next up: The San Jose Athletics (forgive me; just tryin’ it out) The big question: Should Athletics’ fans be freaking out about…

  19. Pirates plan to bat the pitcher eighth this season

    Mar 29, 2010, 2:32 PM EDT

    Pirates manager John Russell revealed today that he plans to bat the pitcher eighth in the lineup for most games this season, with shortstop Ronny Cedeno or his backup Bobby Crosby hitting ninth. Some lineup simulations have shown that the pitcher batting eighth rather than ninth can indeed lead to more runs, as having a…

  20. Obama to throw out first pitch in Washington

    Mar 29, 2010, 1:41 PM EDT

    President Barack Obama will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Nationals-Phillies game on Opening Day in Washington and commissioner Bud Selig will also be in attendance at Nationals Park. Obama probably won’t be wearing Nationals gear, however, because he previously threw out the first pitch to catcher Albert Pujols at last season’s All-Star…

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