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Orioles | Eddie Gamboa impressing with knuckleball
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:10:54 -0700
Baltimore Orioles P Eddie Gamboa has four scoreless innings in five outings this spring, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out six. He's being used both early and late in games.
Tigers | Justin Verlander nearly on schedule
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:04:14 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (groin) is not far behind other starting pitchers because of the bullpen sessions he has thrown, said manager Brad Ausmus. Verlander is slated to throw 50 to 55 pitches in his start Tuesday, March 11.
Tigers | Jose Iglesias continues to get treatment
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:54:10 -0700
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shins) is still receiving treatment on his shins. Though he's taking batting practice and fielding ground balls, he's not running.
Red Sox | Shane Victorino uncertain about switch-hitting
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:43:11 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino has not yet decided on whether he'll continue switch-hitting. Due to injury last year, he switched to hitting exclusively from the right side. Against right-handed pitchers from that box, he hit .300/.386/.510 with six home runs in 115 plate appearances in 2013. As a lefty hitter against right-handed pitchers, he hit .274/.317/.389 with three homers in 229 plate appearances.
White Sox | Jose Quintana on target for Thursday
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:53:55 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana (shin) was able to throw a bullpen session Monday, March 10, and he remains on track for his scheduled Cactus League spring start Thursday, March 13, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. "It feels really good today. My leg is better," Quintana said. "I'm ready for the next start."
White Sox | No timetable for Matt Lindstrom
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:53:15 -0700
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Lindstrom (oblique) still has no timetable on when he will be able to work in a Cactus League spring game, but he was able to play catch Monday, March 10. He also went through a strenuous workout in the training room, and has a better sense his injury is getting better. "Tomorrow we're going to go through my mechanics and actually get downhill," Lindstrom said.
Rangers | Nathan Adcock to visit doctor
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:52:45 -0700
Texas Rangers P Nathan Adcock (arm, hand) has been dealing with numbness in his right arm and hand. He is scheduled to visit with a doctor in Dallas Tuesday, March 11, to see if he is dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome.
Rangers | Alex Rios on mend again
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:52:21 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (ribs) remains day to day due to a strained intercostal muscle in his right rib cage.
Rangers | Geovany Soto to catch BP
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:51:59 -0700
Texas Rangers C Geovany Soto (ankle) is scheduled to catch a live batting practice session Tuesday, March 11. He is still planning on playing in a Cactus League spring game as soon as Saturday, March 15.
Rangers | Miles Mikolas set to toe slab
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:51:19 -0700
Texas Rangers P Miles Mikolas (elbow) is scheduled to appear in a 'B' minor-league spring game Tuesday, March 11.
Rangers | Shawn Tolleson to work Tuesday
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:50:57 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson (shoulder) will pitch in a 'B' minor-league spring game Tuesday, March 11. He is making his way back from a sore shoulder.
Rangers | Matt Harrison to work in B game
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:50:28 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) is scheduled to pitch in a 'B' spring game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, March 11. It will be the first time he has pitched against an opposing team since his second start of last season April 6. "It's finally here. Getting into a game again and getting that adrenaline rush again is exciting," Harrison said Monday, March 10. "It's not live BP, it's a real game and I've been waiting seven months for it now."
Rangers | Jurickson Profar nearing return to field
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:49:54 -0700
Texas Rangers 2B Jurickson Profar (shoulder) is close to full strength in his right shoulder, and he might be able to play in the field soon. "I'm getting there," Profar said Monday, March 10. "This week, I don't know, maybe (tomorrow), I'm going to do relays. Once I do that, I'll be ready for the games."
Mariners | Taijuan Walker progressing slowly
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:50:09 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) threw long toss at distances of between 120 and 150 feet in his latest session, according to manager Lloyd McClendon. "He threw the ball extremely well -- no pain whatsoever -- and he's got a smile on his face, so that's a good thing." The skipper doesn't want to establish a time table for Walker's return to exhibition action or his availability for the regular season. McClendon indicated he has no intention to push Walker.
Royals | Omar Infante not 100 percent, but getting there
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:35:26 -0700
Kansas City Royals 2B Omar Infante (shoulder) said his throws are still lacking the strength he desires. "I'm not 100 percent. But I'm almost there."
Twins | Samuel Deduno has early edge for No. 5?
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:23:53 -0700
Minnesota Twins SPs Samuel Deduno, Vance Worley, Scott Diamond and Kyle Gibson are competing for the No. 5 spot in the rotation, and assistant GM Rob Antony has said he doesn't believe there's a clear-cut front-runner. Deduno, Worley and Diamond don't have options remaining.
MLB.com reporter Rhett Bolinger believes Deduno appears to be the slight favorite because of his success in 2013 (3.83 ERA, 67 strikeouts and 41 walks in 108 innings). He appears to be healthy after having gone arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder last September, too. Manager Ron Gardenhire indicated that he'd like Deduno to make the club one way or another following the right-hander's three scoreless innings on Sunday, March 9. "He's filthy," Gardenhire remarked.
Tigers | Casey Crosby debuts as reliever
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:09:05 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Casey Crosby (forearm) made his spring debut Monday, March 10, and pitched a scoreless two-thirds of an inning, walking one and striking out one. He's competing for a spot in the bullpen, unlike in past springs. "I feel a lot more comfortable doing the short-inning stuff," Crosby said, "not really thinking, more just going. Just go pitch and let it go. That's what I'm most comfortable doing, I feel like."
Tigers | Andy Dirks' back surgery successful
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:59:44 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Andy Dirks (back) underwent a microdiscectomy Monday, March 10, in St. Petersburg, Fla., and the procedure was seemed successful. He's not allowed to do any physical activity besides walk for three weeks and is expected to be sidelined for a total of 12 weeks.
Athletics | Addison Russell injured
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:52:02 -0700
Oakland Athletics SS Addison Russell (hamstring) exited his club's spring training contest Monday, March 10, because of a strained right hamstring. He left the stadium on a cart, but it's likely a precaution and the severity of the injury is unknown.
Rays | More on Jake Odorizzi's new pitch
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:55:33 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi is working on a new split-fingered pitch that acts like a changeup with late downward movement. He struggled to control the pitch during his outing Monday, March 10. Odorizzi limited damage, though, as he remains firmly in competition with SPs Cesar Ramos, Erik Bedard and Nathan Karns for the final rotation spot. Manager Joe Maddon said the decision won't come down to spring statistics.
Rays | May be even split at C
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:52:21 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays Cs Ryan Hanigan and Jose Molina might end up with an even split of playing time this season, as both catchers are great defensively but are question marks with the bat.
Royals | Salvador Perez has palm injury
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:47:53 -0700
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez (palm) is dealing with a bruised left palm after taking a foul tip. Tests were clear, but he'll be re-evaluated.
Twins | No front-runner for final rotation spot
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:01:39 -0700
There appears to be no clear-cut front-runner for the Minnesota Twins' final rotation spot between SPs Samuel Deduno, Vance Worley, Scott Diamond and Kyle Gibson, but Deduno may be the slight favorite because of his success last year. Deduno has looked healthy this spring after having arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder last September. Manager Ron Gardenhire indicated he'd like Deduno on the roster as either a starter or reliever this year. Worley is also healthy after having shoulder problems last year, and he's roughly 25 pounds lighter than 2013. Gibson might be on the outside looking in at the end of camp, because he still has minor league options left.
Orioles | Alexi Casilla not ready
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:43:12 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 2B Alexi Casilla (hamstring) tested his sore right hamstring by running Monday, March 10, but he was not cleared to play. He could return to action Tuesday, March 11.
Orioles | Miguel Gonzalez to start Tuesday
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:42:06 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez (leg) will make the spring start Tuesday, March 11.
Orioles | Three re-assigned
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:41:44 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles re-assigned Cs Michael Ohlman and Brian Ward and P Tim Berry to minor league camp Monday, March 10.
Rays | Jake Odorizzi, Erik Bedard working on new pitches
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:44:39 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SPs Jake Odorizzi and Erik Bedard are both working on implementing new pitches this spring. Odorizzi is experimenting with a splitter/changeup, and Bedard is working on a changeup.
Indians | Ryan Raburn still out
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:26:17 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Ryan Raburn (knee) is being held out another day Monday, March 10, after bruising his left knee Friday, March 7. Raburn is scheduled to be the designated hitter in a B game Tuesday, March 11.
Indians | David Murphy with sore elbow
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:22:04 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF David Murphy (elbow) is dealing with a sore left elbow and has made his only two spring starts as the designated hitter.
Orioles | Xavier Paul to have X-rays
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:03:18 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Xavier Paul (hand) will undergo X-rays on his right hand.
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