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Cubs | Ryan Sweeney injured
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:02:46 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Ryan Sweeney (knee) left the team's spring training game Sunday, March 9, because of knee soreness. He is considered day-to-day at this point.
Padres | Yasmani Grandal could return soon
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:52:41 -0700
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said C Yasmani Grandal (knee) may be able to play in a spring training game as early as Monday, March 10.
Padres | Unlikely to sign Chase Headley to an extension
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 18:51:18 -0700
The San Diego Padres tried to sign 3B Chase Headley to a contract extension this offseason, but the two sides are far enough apart that he likely will become a free agent next offseason. The two sides are not having any contract negotiations at this point.
Dodgers | Matt Kemp plays in minor league game Sunday
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:44:02 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) said his ankle felt fine after seven at-bats in a minor league game Sunday, March 9, but added that he needs to strengthen his legs.
Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu to pitch in Australia
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:15:28 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said SPs Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu will start the first two games of the Opening Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia.
Braves | Kris Medlen has forearm strain
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:13:46 -0700
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves SP Kris Medlen (forearm) has a strained right forearm. He will be re-evaluated Monday, March 10.
Cardinals | Aledmys Diaz expected to start season in minors
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:57:41 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals expect SS Aledmys Diaz to begin the 2014 season "at the high minor league level."
Marlins | Not concerned with Jarrod Saltalamacchia's throwing
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:35:22 -0700
The Miami Marlins are reportedly happy with C Jarrod Saltalamacchia's throwing, which had been an issue in the past. During a recent game, one of Saltalamacchia's throws to second base was timed at an above-average 1.91 seconds.
Braves | Kris Medlen leaves game with injury
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:16:40 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Kris Medlen (arm) left his start against the New York Mets Sunday, March 9, after suffering an apparent arm injury. Replays showed him grabbing his elbow on the pitch before the injury.
Cardinals | Aledmys Diaz signed
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 10:38:15 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have signed Cuban SS Aledmys Diaz. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Diaz will report to spring training Monday, March 10.
Phillies | Jesse Biddle reassigned
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:34:33 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies reassigned P Jesse Biddle to the team's minor-league camp Saturday, March 8.
Phillies | Aaron Altherr reassigned
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:34:07 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies reassigned OF Aaron Altherr to the team's minor-league camp Saturday, March 8.
Padres | Chase Headley progressing
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:32:24 -0800
San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley (calf) has improved to the point where he is taking ground balls and batting practice on the field.
Padres | Yasmani Grandal works in sim game
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:31:58 -0800
San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal (knee) caught a simulated game Saturday, March 8, in his first live action since having anterior cruciate ligament surgery Aug. 6. He is nearing game action in a Cactus League spring game. He worked in every other inning of the simulated game. "It moves him closer to an actual game," manager Bud Black said. "We're trying to mimic a game here, especially for the pitchers and for Yazi."
Mets | Ike Davis unlikely for Sunday
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:31:36 -0800
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis (calf) is not expected to be ready to play in the team's Grapefruit League spring game Sunday, March 9, against the Atlanta Braves. He has not appeared in a spring game since Sunday, March 2.
Mets | Lucas Duda not expected Sunday
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:30:58 -0800
New York Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Saturday, March 8, that OF Lucas Duda (hamstring) will be unlikely to play in the team's Grapefruit League spring game Sunday, March 9, against the Atlanta Braves. Duda last appeared in a game Monday, March 3.
Giants | Mike Morse on the mend
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:27:16 -0800
San Francisco Giants OF Michael Morse (calf) is bothered by a calf injury, and he is not expected to be available for the Cactus League spring game Sunday, March 9.
Giants | Hunter Pence nursing elbow issue
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:26:26 -0800
San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (elbow) is nursing a left elbow injury, and he is not expected to play in the Cactus League spring game Sunday, March 9.
Dodgers | Paul Maholm uncertain for Australia
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:25:42 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Paul Maholm (elbow) said Saturday, March 8, that he is uncertain if he will be make the trip for the team's regular season opening series against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia. He is a candidate to pitch in an exhibition game against Team Australia two days prior. "I'm just preparing to pitch wherever they tell me," Maholm said. "If I pitch well, everything will work out. I'm not concerned with roles."
Cubs | Edwin Jackson throws only fastballs in outing
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:25:18 -0800
Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson made 50 pitches in his Cactus League outing Friday, March 7, and he decided to only throw fastballs. He apparently did not tell manager Rick Renteria or pitching coach Chris Bosio of his intentions, and the two planned to sit down with him to discuss. "I think maybe, as we talk about fastball command, maybe he was thinking, 'I'm going to try to hit the spots," Renteria said. "He got into a little trouble yesterday and he had some elevated pitches and some pulled pitches."
Dodgers | Matt Kemp getting closer to return
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 18:02:54 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said OF Matt Kemp (ankle) is close to returning to game action, although no timetable has officially been established and he is still expected to begin the year on the disabled list. Kemp has resumed shagging fly balls and has started running and making turns, although not on the bases. He has also been taking batting practice and throwing for several weeks.
Dodgers | Zack Greinke throws Saturday
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:57:52 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (calf) threw 34 pitches over two innings in a batting practice session Saturday, March 8, facing players such as OF Matt Kemp. He is expected to take fielding practice in a few days.
Dodgers | Yasiel Puig away from team
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:57:45 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (personal) was away from the team because of a personal matter Saturday, March 8. He is expected to rejoin the team Sunday, March 9, according to manager Don Mattingly.
Phillies | Jeff Manship could crack starting rotation
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:43:09 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies P Jeff Manship, who will start against the Minnesota Twins Sunday, March 9, is under consideration for the fifth spot in the starting rotation.
Diamondbacks | Joe Thatcher on thin ice?
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 15:25:12 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Joe Thatcher could be the odd man out in the team's bullpen, following the signing of fellow southpaw reliever Oliver Perez.
Giants | Marco Scutaro could resume hitting soon
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 14:54:02 -0800
San Francisco Giants 2B Marco Scutaro (back, neck, finger) is not expected to be ready to take live batting practice until late next week. He has not yet participated in any Cactus League games.
Cardinals | Jaime Garcia to have shoulder examined Monday
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 14:50:03 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) is scheduled to have his sore shoulder examined by Dr. James Andrews Monday, March 10, in Birmingham, Ala. Garcia will remain there for several days while physical therapists design a rehabilitation plan that is unlikely to involve throwing.
Cardinals | Matt Carpenter received $1 million signing bonus
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 14:33:47 -0800
Updating previous reports, St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter's six-year deal includes a $1 million signing bonus. He will make $1.5 million this season and the contract will escalate each year, reaching $14.5 million during the 2019 season.
Braves | B.J. Upton scratched from lineup
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 08:58:18 -0800
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton (illness) has been scratched from the starting lineup Saturday, March 8, because of an illness.
Cardinals | Matt Carpenter contract details
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 06:29:30 -0800
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter agreed to terms on six-year, $52M deal that includes an $18.5M club option or $2M buyout for 2020.
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