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Angels | Kole Calhoun leaves early
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:40:40 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Kole Calhoun (shoulder) left the game early with a trainer Thursday, March 26. He was hit in the right shoulder by a pitch and also slid hard into second base during the game.

Athletics | Josh Reddick takes batting practice
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:31:38 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (oblique) took batting practice Thursday, March 26, and is expected to return to the lineup Saturday, March 28, or Sunday, March 29.

Athletics | Coco Crisp back on the field
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:12:03 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (elbow) surprised teammates and manager Bob Melvin by taking part in warmups Thursday, March 26, as he was supposed to be out a few days. Crisp is nursing a sore elbow and received a cortisone shot Tuesday, March 24.

Angels | Garrett Richards pitching Saturday
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:03:08 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (knee) will pitch a minor league game Saturday, March 28.

Red Sox | Clay Buchholz working in new mechanics
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:29:11 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz tweaked his delivery during the offseason to help maintain balance and keep his body and arm in sync. So far this spring he has a 1.80 ERA with 12 strikeouts through 10 innings.

Rangers | Ross Detwiler wins fourth rotation spot
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:07:29 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Ross Detwiler was named the fourth starter and will pitch Thursday, April 9, against the Oakland Athletics.

Rangers | Opening day handed to Yovani Gallardo
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:57:03 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Yovani Gallardo will start opening day Monday, April 6, against the Oakland Athletics.

Athletics | Sean Doolittle will throw Friday
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:48:38 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) will play catch for the first time Friday, March 27, since being diagnosed with a slight rotator cuff tear in his left shoulder in February.

Yankees | Jacoby Ellsbury swinging Thursday
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:42:28 -0700

New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) will take swings during soft toss Thursday, March 26, and he thinks it'll be a good test to see if he can be ready for opening day. He hasn't played in a game since March 15 due to a right oblique strain that the team is calling "extremely mild." If Ellsbury can play in a game by March 31, he should be ready for opening day, according to manager Joe Girardi. Ellsbury has also been doing sprints, playing catch and swinging a broomstick.

Angels | C.J. Cron hitting well this spring
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:11:32 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF C.J. Cron, who is expected to see plenty of at-bats in 2015 as the designated hitter, went 2-for-3 with a double and a sacrifice fly to extend his spring hitting streak to seven games. Cron is hitting .396 (19-for-48) in Cactus League play.

Indians | Nick Swisher continues rehabbing
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:08:12 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B/OF Nick Swisher (knees) added sliding on a mat to his rehab program, after he did a round of baserunning drills Wednesday, March 25. He was scheduled to receive minor league at-bats Thursday, March 26.

Orioles | No extension talks for Chris Tillman
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:05:32 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman, who is likely to be the team's opening day starter, said he hasn't had contract extension talks with the team, but he would like to remain in Baltimore long term.

Tigers | Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez go deep
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:03:31 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (foot, ankle) and DH Victor Martinez (knee) both hit home runs in the spring game Thursday, March 26. Cabrera's home run was a line drive that looked like his swings from two or three years ago. He also nearly homered on a sacrifice fly to right field in the game. Cabrera will take the day off Friday, March 27, before playing in three straight games.

Indians | Jason Kipnis returns
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:59:38 -0700

Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (back) returned to the lineup Thursday, March 26, after he missed the previous seven games with a back issue.

Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion feels ready
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:44:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (back) returned to game action Thursday, March 26, after sitting out since Sunday, March 8. "I took a couple of swings today, didn't feel anything, so I feel ready to go," Encarnacion said.

Angels | Halos being cautious with Garrett Richards
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:43:44 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (knee) will likely be treated with extra caution by the Angels, and he might not return until late April.

Tigers | Victor Martinez has knee soreness
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:39:55 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) said that he had some soreness in his left knee after the spring game Thursday, March 26, but that it's something he'll have to deal with.

Tigers | Joe Nathan dealing with nail issue
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:37:04 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan (finger) was pitching with a thumbnail issue Thursday, March 26, according to Brad Ausmus. Nathan will take the next three days off from pitching.

Tigers | No competition for Joe Nathan
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:32:42 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan has no competition for the closer role heading into the season, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Blue Jays | Brett Cecil makes spring debut
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:29:25 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil (shoulder) made his spring debut Thursday, March 26, pitching one inning and recording a strikeout. He said the plan is to take a couple days off, then pitch in back-to-back games and proceed from there.

Red Sox | Koji Uehara throws Thursday
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:25:54 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Koji Uehara (hamstring) made 60 throws on flat ground Thursday, March 26, which manager John Farrell called "a sizeable step forward." Uehara will throw a bullpen session Saturday, March 28, and might appear in a spring game Monday, March 30.

Yankees | Alex Rodriguez subject to more testing
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:20:09 -0700

New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez is subject to increased drug testing by Major League Baseball as a result of his 162-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, according to baseball commissioner Rob Manfred.

White Sox | Carlos Rodon deserves to stick
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:03:18 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon deserves to break camp with a rotation spot, in the opinion of Fox Sports analyst Jon Morosi. Morosi noted service time can be manipulated easier for pitchers than position players, and Rondon could receive an extra service year with a "breather" All-Star break option to the minors or when SP Chris Sale (foot) returns from injury.

White Sox | David Robertson throws Thursday
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:40:59 -0700

Chicago White Sox RP David Robertson has been dealing with some soreness this spring but felt good during his bullpen session Thursday, March 26. Manager Robin Ventura does not appear to be concerned about the soreness.

Red Sox | Henry Owens sent down by Boston
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:48:57 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Henry Owens was reassigned to minor league camp Thursday, March 26, and he'll start the season with Triple-A Pawtucket. Owens had a rough go of it this spring, posting an 8.74 ERA while allowing 11 earned runs on 12 hits and six walks while striking out eight in 11 1/3 Grapefruit League innings. Owens had a 4.03 ERA and struck out 44 hitters in 38 innings at Class AAA last summer.

Indians | Francisco Lindor reassigned to minors
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:48:24 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Francisco Lindor was reassigned to minor league camp Thursday, March 26, and he will start the season with Triple-A Columbus. Lindor had a slash line of .297/.308/.592 with two home runs, a triple and three doubles in 16 Cactus League game this spring. SS Jose Ramirez, 22, is expected to hold down shortstop duties until Lindor is ready.

Indians | Michael Brantley has back tightness
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:03:18 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (back) is fighting back tightness and is expected to sit out for a few days, according to manager Terry Francona.

Orioles | Matt Wieters to resume throwing
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:47:32 -0700

Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters (elbow) will resume throwing Saturday, March 28. He'll rehab at Double-A Bowie and Class A Frederick when he's ready for game action.

Rays | Chris Archer to start opener
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:21:42 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer was named the Opening Day starter Thursday, March 26.

Royals | Alex Rios out a few days
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:06:22 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Rios (thumb) will sit out the next two or three days with a jammed thumb.

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