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Angels | Hector Gomez acquired
Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:05:15 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired SS Hector Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named later.
Mariners | Still after Kendrys Morales
Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:01:00 -0700
The Seattle Mariners would like to re-sign DH Kendrys Morales but would like him to reduce his asking price.
Indians | Justin Sellers to play shortstop
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 23:58:07 -0700
Cleveland Indians IF Justin Sellers, who was acquired at the start of March in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers, will start at shortstop for Triple-A Columbus.
Mariners | Still looking for pitching
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 23:52:48 -0700
Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik indicated his team would like to add more starting pitching behind SP Felix Hernandez. "Our ears are still open. We'll see what happens," Zduriencik said.
White Sox | Matt Lindstrom throws
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:39:24 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Lindstrom (oblique) threw a side session Saturday, March 15. He is scheduled to make a Cactus League spring appearance Tuesday, March 18, and another Friday, March 21.
White Sox | Jeff Keppinger limited to DH duty
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:38:58 -0700
Chicago White Sox 2B Jeff Keppinger (shoulder) continues to be hampered by a sore right shoulder, limiting his to designated hitter duties in Cactus League spring games.
White Sox | Carlos Sanchez optioned
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:38:33 -0700
The Chicago White Sox optioned prospect 3B Carlos Sanchez to Triple-A Charlotte Friday, March 14.
White Sox | Youngsters to get look at 2B
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:37:45 -0700
While Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham (oblique) is sidelined, INFs Marcus Simien, Leury Garcia and Micah Johnson are expected to see time at second base.
White Sox | Gordon Beckham has oblique injury
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:35:50 -0700
Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham (oblique) will have no baseball activity for seven days due to a strained left oblique, the team announced Saturday, March 15. He felt something taking extra swings in the batting cage Friday, March 14. "It should be fine," Beckham said. "If we're giving it that kind of rest, it should be ready for opening day."
Tigers | Nick Franklin could be target
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:35:23 -0700
If the Detroit Tigers elect to explore the trade market for a replacement for SS Jose Iglesias (shin), Seattle Mariners SS Nick Franklin might fit the bill.
Tigers | Could show interest in Stephen Drew
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:34:39 -0700
With news that Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shin) could miss most or all of the regular season due to significant injuries to both shins, and no clear replacement on the current roster, the organization could turn their attention to free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox).
Tigers | More on Jose Iglesias
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:34:03 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shin) has significant injuries to both shins that are expected to keep him out at least until the All-Star break and could force him to miss most or all of the season, a source confirmed Saturday, March 15. The team has no clear replacement for Iglesias on their current roster. Utilitymen Steve Lombardozzi and Danny Worth and minor-leaguers Hernan Perez and Eugenio Suarez have been playing shortstop during Grapefruit League spring games while Iglesias has been sidelined.
Angels | Garrett Richards to stay on schedule
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:31:42 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards will pitch in a minor league game Tuesday, March 18, to stay on his once-every-five-days schedule, since the team has an open date on the Cactus League spring schedule.
Angels | Brennan Boesch ejected
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:31:21 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Brennan Boesch was ejected in the Cactus League spring game Saturday, March 15, for arguing balls and strikes. Boesch is fighting for a bench spot. Manager Mike Scioscia felt the ejection wasn't warranted, saying Boesch was "walking away and wasn't even looking at the umpire. I think you just had a young umpire who wasn't very experienced at how to handle something like that."
Angels | Josh Hamilton runs the bases
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:30:59 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (calf) ran the bases at the team's spring complex Saturday, March 15, and manager Mike Scioscia said Hamilton "felt great" in doing so. If he does not feel any uncommon soreness Sunday, March 16, he might make his Cactus League spring debut as early as Monday, March 17.
Angels | Dane De La Rosa cleared to throw
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:30:29 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim P Dane De La Rosa (forearm) has been cleared by team doctors to resume his throwing program, and he will play catch Sunday, March 16. Despite the fact he appears to have dodged serious injury, it appears he will begin the regular season on the 15-day disbled list.
Angels | J.B. Shuck starting to relax
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:29:51 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF J.B. Shuck started out Cactus League spring play with few hits, but he know why. "I wanted to come in and prove that last year wasn't a fluke," Shuck said Saturday, March 15. "I think I just put a little too much pressure on myself." Shuck recently watched a video with new hitting coach Don Baylor and noticed he was "jumpy" at the plate and expanding his strike zone, all indications he was trying too hard.
Angels | Mike Trout looks to be aggressive early in count
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:29:16 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout said Saturday, March 15, that he is looking to be more aggressive early in the count in an effort to cut down on strikeouts. "I think the biggest thing, for me, is being aggressive early," Trout said. "A lot of counts last year, I'd be taking, seeing pitches. But I'm going to be aggressive this year. Instead of just flipping one over for strike one, or 2-0 strike one, I'm going to be up there hacking, I'm going to be up there swinging."
Tigers | Jose Iglesias to miss most of season?
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:16:17 -0700
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shin) is expected to miss most of the 2014 season, according to a source close to Iglesias. The speculation is that the Tigers will pursue free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox).
Tigers | Jose Iglesias could land on DL
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 14:26:55 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus hinted that SS Jose Iglesias (shin) could begin the season on the disabled list. "Depending on how long he is out, we may or may not need two shortstops," Ausmus said.
Orioles | Manny Machado suffers setback
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:14:08 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado's (knee) status for Opening Day is in question after he suffered a setback related to his surgically repaired knee, according to manager Buck Showalter. Machado was scheduled to undergo an exam Tuesday, March 11, but the appointment was cancelled because he has been bothered by scar tissue in the knee and has not yet resumed running. "There's no sense in doing (the appointment) until he can really show them what he can do running," Showalter said.
Royals | Ramon Troncoso agrees to terms
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:06:10 -0700
The Kansas City Royals have agreed to terms with free-agent RP Ramon Troncoso (White Sox) on a minor league contract.
Athletics | A.J. Griffin shut down for three weeks
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:04:00 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (elbow) will be shut down for three weeks because flexor tendinitis in his elbow. Griffin will not need surgery because no structural damage was evident. Griffin may receive a platelet rich plasma injection in the elbow.
Mariners | Robinson Cano to briefly leave team
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 08:21:45 -0700
Seattle Mariners 2B Robinson Cano has left the team to deal with some expected personal issues in the Dominican Republic. Cano is expected to rejoin the team Tuesday, March 18.
Blue Jays | J.A. Happ feeling better, rotation spot in jeopardy
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:27:44 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (back) allowed a hit and a walk while striking out two in three innings in a minor league game Friday, March 14, and he said his back is feeling better. "I wanted to jump right back in, but they thought this was a good idea, and it turned out to be a good idea," Happ said of his brief absence to rest the injury. "I'm ready to go." The team is being cautious with Happ, and they'll make him earn a rotation spot in competition with the likes of SPs Esmil Rogers, Todd Redmond, Marcus Stroman and Ricky Romero.
White Sox | Jose Abreu has ankle soreness
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:06:51 -0700
Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu (ankle) is dealing with soreness in both of his ankles, and he has them heavily taped. However, it doesn't sound like it's anything serious.
Mariners | Jesus Montero, others optioned
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:33:37 -0700
The Seattle Mariners optioned 1B Jesus Montero, OF Xavier Avery, INF Chris Taylor and P James Jones to Triple-A Tacoma Friday, March 14.
Angels | Albert Pujols happy with where he's at
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:57:05 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols is happy with his progress this spring after dealing with plantar fasciitis in his foot most of last season. He's getting back to his old self defensively, and he continues to consider himself a first baseman and not a designated hitter. Pujols' timing at the plate is also starting to get back to where he wants it, and he's starting to square balls up after getting off to a slow start in the spring.
"I feel better than that first week," said Pujols, whose Cactus League slash line is at .240/.355/.320. "Remember, I missed 300 at-bats last year. I've never gone this long without seeing live pitching. This is my first time in my 13-, 14-year career. But I feel better. It seems like my first week I was a little bit uncomfortable, but I started seeing the ball better, getting better at-bats, seeing pitches." His left foot and right knee are both completely healthy heading into the season.
Mariners | Corey Hart back in lineup
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:49:42 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Corey Hart (back) is back in the lineup at first base Friday, March 14, with his back feeling better.
Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma to be re-examined
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:47:06 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) will be re-examined Monday, March 17, and if everything goes well, he'll resume throwing immediately.
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