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Red Sox | Shane Victorino dealing with physical issues
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:36:38 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino needed some extra recovery time this spring when he felt "soreness" in his lower body, and more recently, he had to give up switch hitting because he had soreness while hitting left-handed. It could serve as a reminder that Victorino will be limited this year, although manager John Farrell said he'll start in right field when healthy. One evaluator doesn't think Victorino would be able to play more than four times a week to start the year. There's an outside chance that he could start the season on the disabled list to buy him more recovery time.


Tigers | David Price beginning contract talks?
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:04:35 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP David Price and his agent have started contract talks with the team, but no numbers have been discussed at this point.


Tigers | Miguel Cabrera in at 1B Wednesday
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:18:50 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (foot) will start at first base in the spring game Wednesday, March 25.


Athletics | Sean Doolittle begins throwing
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:06:49 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle (shoulder) began a throwing program Monday, March 23. The first step in the process was a session involving sock throws.


Indians | Shaun Marcum to Triple-A?
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:18:04 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Shaun Marcum has been informed Tuesday, March 24, that he will make the regular season roster, but he can remain in camp.


Indians | Scott Downs won't make team
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:17:34 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Scott Downs has been informed Tuesday, March 24, that he will make the regular season roster, but he can remain in camp.


Indians | Bruce Chen out of rotation mix
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:17:03 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Bruce Chen has been informed Tuesday, March 24, that he will make the regular season roster, but he can remain in camp.


Athletics | Drew Pomeranz nursing tight hip
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:13:34 -0700

Oakland Athletics P Drew Pomeranz (hip) was battling right hip tightness in his Cactus League spring outing Tuesday, March 24. He said it has happened before, but he thinks this is a one-time thing.


Angels | Andrew Heaney once again struggles
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:33:05 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Andrew Heaney pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed four runs on eight hits, a walk and three strikeouts Tuesday, March 24.


Athletics | Coco Crisp receives cortisone shot
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:58:20 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (elbow) received a cortisone shot. He's been dealing with reoccurring elbow soreness and will be out a few days.


Angels | David Freese hyperextended his elbow
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:49:59 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B David Freese (elbow) hyperextended his left elbow against a runner at third base Tuesday, March 24, but is fine, according to manager Mike Scioscia.


White Sox | Conor Gillaspie not 100%
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:08:42 -0700

Chicago White Sox 3B Conor Gillaspie (foot) has been dealing wtih a plantar fasciitis issue this spring, manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday, March 24.


Indians | Jason Kipnis aiming for Wednesday
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:01:27 -0700

Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis (back) took 50 swings Tuesday, March 24, and the plan is to have him play in a minor league game Wednesday, March 25, according to manager Tony Francona.


Red Sox | Allen Craig making case for spot
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:34:40 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Allen Craig is hitting .276 in 36 spring at-bats, and he's looking more comfortable in his recovery from a Lisfranc injury to his left foot in 2014 that left him hitting just .128 in 29 games with the Red Sox after a summer trade. OF Shane Victorino is expected to be the starting right fielder, if healthy, but the team is still evaluating his readiness in camp. OF Daniel Nava is a lock for a roster spot as the main lefty bat off the bench. Craig may be out of a chance for a spot unless OF Rusney Castillo (oblique) opens up in the minors. "He's in great shape, and the foot's not an issue. He's taking better swings and having more consistent at-bats. (That time) beyond spring training is going to get here. I don't know how else we can go about it," manager John Farrell said.


Twins | Miguel Sano ahead of schedule?
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:06:53 -0700

Minnesota Twins 3B Miguel Sano (elbow) has progressed well from his 2014 Tommy John surgery, according to director of minor league operations Brad Steil. "You can see that he's a little bit rusty," Steil said, "but maybe a little farther ahead than maybe you would expect after being out for so long."


Twins | Byron Buxton showing rust
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:56:56 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton appears rusty and not where he was two years ago in terms of his swing, according to director of minor league operations Brad Steil. Buxton agrees, "I still haven't gotten my swing down pat yet, but I feel good at the plate. I feel good about my at-bats. It's helping me along the way. My swing is coming."


Tigers | Victor Martinez not in first base plans
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:36:50 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) will not play first base anytime soon and is the fourth option at the position "right now," according to manager Brad Ausmus.


Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka pegged for opening day?
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:47:43 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka appears set to be the opening day starter Monday, April 6, against the Toronto Blue Jays.


Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion on track for return
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:25:26 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (back) is playing in a minor league game Tuesday, March 24, and he is projected for a Thursday, March 26, return to spring training games.


Orioles | Matt Wieters focusing on health
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:00:58 -0700

Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters (elbow) is simply focusing on health and not on Opening Day. "It's more when it's ready," Wieters said. "I think that's the thing that's probably a little bit easier for me than trying to say 'OK, we have to be ready by here or we have to be ready by here.'"

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