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Twins | Could use platoon at CF

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:59:21 -0700

Minnesota Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said he has talked with manager Ron Gardenhire about the possibility of using a platoon of OFs Aaron Hicks and Sam Fuld in center field.

Royals | Billy Butler could go back to cleanup spot

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:58:34 -0700

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said the team could consider moving DH Billy Butler back to the cleanup spot after he went 6-for-14 in four games while hitting sixth in the lineup.

Tigers | Two OFs options to be called up

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:48:20 -0700

The Detroit Tigers could consider recalling OF Ezequiel Carrera or OF J.D. Martinez from Triple-A Toledo in order to add another bench player.

Tigers | Expected to have platoon at SS

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:47:49 -0700

The Detroit Tigers are expected to use INF Danny Worth and SS Andrew Romine as a platoon at shortstop moving forward. Manager Brad Ausmus said the team will not use a strict lefty-righty platoon at the position.

MLB | Joel Hanrahan may wait for major league deal

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:35:35 -0700

Free-agent RP Joel Hanrahan (Red Sox) may hold out for a major league deal since several teams have shown interest in him after his workout.

Reds | Unlikely to have interest in Alex Gonzalez

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:32:55 -0700

The Cincinnati Reds are not expected to show any interest in free-agent SS Alex Gonzalez (Tigers).

Giants | Marco Scutaro not play in games yet

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:29:58 -0700

San Francisco Giants 2B Marco Scutaro (back) has been able to do some baseball activities but has not played in any extended spring training games at this point.

Athletics | Sean Doolittle contract update

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:21:33 -0700

Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle likely will receive around $14 million in guaranteed money over five years in his contract extension. The extension could be worth more than $20 million if the 2019 and 2020 options are picked up.

White Sox | Jeff Keppinger leaves rehab game

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:18:03 -0700

Chicago White Sox 2B Jeff Keppinger (shoulder) left a recent extended spring training game because his shoulder did not feel right when he threw a ball from third base.

White Sox | Gordon Beckham could return next week

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:03:33 -0700

Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura said 2B Gordon Beckham (oblique) could return to the team for their series against the Tampa Bay Rays next weekend.

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Brewers | Carlos Gomez says he would appeal suspension

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:59:04 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers OF Carlos Gomez said he will appeal any suspension he receives for his actions in an altercation during the team's game Sunday, April 20.

Yankees | David Robertson will return as closer

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:57:00 -0700

New York Yankees RP David Robertson (groin) will regain his closer role when he comes off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 22.

Yankees | Could have platoon at 3B

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:45:48 -0700

New York Yankees 2B Yangervis Solarte and 3B Kelly Johnson could be part of a platoon at third base. Solarte could also see time at second base.

Orioles | J.J. Hardy leaves game

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:42:25 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (hamstring) left the game early Sunday, April 20, because of a right hamstring strain. Hardy is considered day-to-day at this point.

Athletics | Yoenis Cespedes leaves game

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:40:40 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (heel) left the game early Sunday, April 20, because of a bruised right heel.

Mets | Bobby Abreu expected to be recalled

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:40:22 -0700

The New York Mets are expected to recall OF Bobby Abreu from Triple-A Las Vegas before their game Monday, April 21.

NFL | Jeff Budzien receiving interest

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:23:37 -0700

Northwestern PK Jeff Budzien has received interest from the Houston Texans, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bears | Jeff Budzien worked out

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:23:07 -0700

The Chicago Bears worked out Northwestern PK Jeff Budzien Friday, April 18.

NFL | Trevor Reilly meet with two teams

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:17:31 -0700

Utah LB Trevor Reilly has met with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers this offseason.

49ers | Marcus Lattimore not expected to be restricted

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:59:56 -0700

San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore (knee) is not expected to be restricted in any way when offseason workouts begin.