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Red Sox | Michael Chavis has injured oblique
Sun, 25 Feb 2018 07:40:16 -0800

Boston Red Sox SS Michael Chavis (oblique) is expected to be sidelined for a while due to an oblique injury, according to manager Alex Cora.


Red Sox | Three Boston pitchers battling for No. 5 spot
Sun, 25 Feb 2018 07:34:03 -0800

Boston Red Sox RHP Steven Wright (knee) and LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) are unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, according to manager Alex Cora. This means that LHPs Roenis Elias and Brian Johnson and RHP Hector Velazquez will compete for the final spot in the starting rotation.


Indians | Matt Belisle signed
Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:52:21 -0800

The Cleveland Indians have agreed to terms with free-agent RHP Matt Belisle (Twins) on a minor league contract Sunday, Feb. 25, with an invitation to major league spring training camp, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the deal.


Athletics | Renato Nunez injures hamstring Saturday
Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:48:44 -0800

Oakland Athletics 3B Renato Nunez (hamstring) pulled his left hamstring while attempting to score during the fourth inning of the Cactus League game against the San Diego Padres Saturday, Feb. 24, and received treatment after being removed from the contest. It is uncertain how long he will be sidelined.


Athletics | Dustin Fowler cleared for game action
Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:43:07 -0800

Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics OF Dustin Fowler (knee) has been cleared by his doctor for game action and will be in the starting lineup for the Cactus League game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Feb. 25.


Tigers | Blaine Hardy battling shoulder tightness
Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:39:57 -0800

Detroit Tigers LHP Blaine Hardy (shoulder) was scheduled to pitch in an exhibition game Saturday, Feb. 24, but was held out as a precautionary measure due to tightness in his shoulder.


Orioles | Pedro Alvarez re-signed
Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:36:10 -0800

The Baltimore Orioles re-signed free-agent DH/1B Pedro Alvarez to a minor league contract Sunday, Feb. 25, with an invitation to major league spring training camp.


Mariners | Ryon Healy to get stitches removed soon
Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:45:26 -0800

Updating previous reports, Seattle Mariners 1B Ryon Healy (hand) is expected to have the stitches removed from his right hand in a few days and could resume doing defensive drills by the end of the week, according to manager Scott Servais. However, it is still uncertain when he will be able to resume swinging a bat and his status for Opening Day remains up in the air.


Mariners | Dan Vogelbach suffers right foot injury
Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:40:31 -0800

Seattle Mariners 1B Dan Vogelbach (foot) is using a crutch and a walking boot after he was hit in the right foot by a pitch in the team's Cactus League opener Friday, Feb. 23. An MRI exam was taken Saturday, Feb. 24, but the results remain unknown. Manager Scott Servais said he expects Vogelbach to be sidelined for several days.


Red Sox | Tommy Layne signed
Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:33:36 -0800

The Boston Red Sox signed free-agent LHP Tommy Layne (Dodgers) to a minor league contract Saturday, Feb. 24. The deal does not include an invitation to major league spring training camp.


White Sox | Micker Adolfo to miss at least six weeks
Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:31:19 -0800

Chicago White Sox minor league OF Micker Adolfo (elbow, arm) is expected to miss at least six weeks due to a sprained right ulnar collateral ligament and a strained right flexor tendon, according to general manager Rick Hahn.


Royals | Michael Saunders financial details
Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:28:25 -0800

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals OF Michael Saunders will earn a base salary of $1.5 million this season if he makes the 25-man roster, according to multiple sources. He also has the opportunity to receive up to $500,000 in bonuses based on his performance.


White Sox | ChiSox sign two players
Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:21:01 -0800

The Chicago White Sox signed free-agent LHP Matthew Tomshaw (Marlins) and 1B Diego Goris (Padres) to minor league contracts Saturday, Feb. 24.


Indians | Jason Kipnis should play Sunday
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:50:24 -0800

Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (back) is scheduled to be in the starting lineup Sunday, Feb. 25, according to head coach Terry Francona.


Red Sox | Medical matter holding up J.D. Martinez?
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:36:41 -0800

Boston Red Sox OF J.D. Martinez has been delayed from signing his five-year, $110 million contract following what was termed a "medical matter" in Martinez's physical. The matter is not disclosed, but sources speculate it will not jeopardize the deal itself.


Mariners | Mitch Haniger bothered by hand soreness
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:56:08 -0800

Seattle Mariners OF Mitch Haniger (hand) is expected to be held out of the first four or five exhibition games as a precautionary measure due to soreness in his right hand.


Rays | Brent Honeywell to visit doctor Sunday
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:18:35 -0800

Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Rays RHP Brent Honeywell (elbow) will visit Dr. James Andrews Sunday, Feb. 25, to receive another opinion on his arm. He has been recommended to undergo Tommy John surgery but has not selected a doctor to perform the procedure.


Yankees | Gleyber Torres returns to action
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:07:50 -0800

New York Yankees INF Gleyber Torres (elbow) played five innings at second base and went hitless in two at-bats in a Grapefruit League game against the Detroit Tigers Friday, Feb. 23. It was his first game action since undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left elbow last summer.


Twins | Erick Aybar financial details
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:04:39 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Twins SS Erick Aybar will earn a base salary of $1.25 million this season if he makes the 25-man roster, with the opportunity to make additional incentives based on plate appearances. He is eligible to opt out of his deal on March 27.


Red Sox | Marco Hernandez to have pins removed
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 06:01:08 -0800

Boston Red Sox 2B Marco Hernandez (shoulder) will undergo a surgical procedure to have pins removed from his left shoulder which have caused recent discomfort. The pins were inserted during Hernandez's season-ending stabilization surgery last May. Manager Alex Cora said there is no timetable for his return but he will resume baseball activities when he is pain-free.


Tigers | Louis Coleman agrees to terms
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 05:51:59 -0800

The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with free-agent RHP Louis Coleman (Diamondbacks) on a minor league contract Friday, Feb. 23.


Athletics | Matt Chapman doesn't have structural damage
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 05:47:29 -0800

Updating a previous report, the MRI results for Oakland Athletics 3B Matt Chapman (hand) revealed no structural damage in his sore right hand. He will receive a cortisone shot and rest for several days before resuming hitting and throwing.


Twins | Erick Aybar agrees to terms
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 05:39:57 -0800

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with free-agent SS Erick Aybar (Padres) on a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training camp, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. He is expected to compete for a utility infield spot on the roster.


Rays | Tampa Bay invites five to camp
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 05:31:59 -0800

Tampa Bay Rays non-roster C Brett Sullivan, SSs Jake Cronenworth and Andrew Velazquez, 3B Grant Kay and RHP Edwin Fierro have been invited to major league spring training camp.


Yankees | Ismael Gomez signed
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 05:25:37 -0800

The New York Yankees have signed free-agent RHP Ismael Gomez to a minor league contract.


Mariners | Francis Franco signed
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 05:12:19 -0800

The Seattle Mariners have signed free-agent SS Francis Franco to a minor league contract.


Royals | Michael Saunders joins Royals
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:15:44 -0800

Free-agent OF Michael Saunders (Pirates) signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals Friday, Feb. 23.


Tigers | Jairo Labourt off 40-man roster
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:15:17 -0800

Detroit Tigers LHP Jairo Labourt was designated for assignment Friday, Feb. 23.


Rangers | Joe Palumbo placed on 60-day DL
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:04:29 -0800

Texas Rangers LHP Joe Palumbo (elbow) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Friday, Feb. 23.


Tigers | Francisco Liriano finds home with Detroit
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:16:36 -0800

Free-agent LHP Francisco Liriano (Astros) agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract with the Detroit Tigers on Friday, Feb. 23, according to a source. The deal also reportedly includes $1 million worth of incentives.

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