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Padres tab Chacin for Opening Day
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Playing time a factor as Rangers ponder pair
Joey Gallo and Drew Robinson are still with the Rangers as the final roster decisions approach. But general manager Jon Daniels said Tuesday that it will likely be better for both to be playing regularly at Triple-A Round Rock rather than sitting on a Major League bench.
Tribe inks Ramirez to 5-year, $26M extension
On Tuesday, the Indians officially announced that Jose Ramirez has been signed to a five-year extension, which includes team options for the 2022 and '23 seasons. The contract is worth $26 million guaranteed.
Rays strike deal to get outfielder Bourjos
The Rays have acquired outfielder Peter Bourjos from the White Sox for a player to be named or cash considerations.
O'Flaherty, Bonifacio make Opening Day roster
Eric O'Flaherty was rewarded with a message he was expecting and Emilio Bonifacio had reason to be thrilled when he learned the Braves had decided to also reserve a place for him on their Opening Day roster. But Paco Rodriguez surprisingly learned he now has to seek a new employer.
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Cards on the clock regarding Yadi extension
Rejuvenated by Puerto Rico's run to the championship game of the World Baseball Classic, Yadier Molina returned to camp confident that he has many more years to give behind the plate and is ready to determine whether those will come as a St. Louis Cardinal.
Hot Harper up to spring-leading 8 homers
Bryce Harper homered in his first at-bat of the spring here at First Data Field, and it turns out that was only the start of what has been a tear through the Grapefruit League.
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Lester pleased with final outing -- and his RBI
Jon Lester tuned up for Opening Night against the team the Cubs beat in the last game of the 2016 season.
Salazar K's 9, Almonte homers to edge Cubs
With the Indians hosting the Cubs on Monday night in front of a packed house at Goodyear Ballpark, the bases had "World Series Rematch" decals on the sides. It was a fun touch in this Cactus League setting, but the teams know that rematch remains a dream that will have to wait at least seven months.
D-backs opt to release injured outfielder Blanco
The D-backs released outfielder Gregor Blanco, the club announced on Monday night. The move leaves the total players in Arizona's camp at 32.
Mikie Mahtook chasing a foul ball, missing it and tumbling into the bullpen is a metaphor for life
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Jays' Sanchez pops blister in rough outing
Aaron Sanchez's numbers this spring look a little jarring, but the Blue Jays don't seem concerned and the reigning American League ERA leader believes everything is going according to plan.
Velasquez's final spring outing caps strong camp
Phillies starter Vince Velasquez struck out at least one batter in each of his five innings of work in Monday's 7-1 win over the Blue Jays, the right-hander's final outing of Spring Training.
Bumgarner shines in last Cactus start
Madison Bumgarner did what he was supposed to do against a Cincinnati Reds lineup composed mainly of aspiring backups. He dominated them, much as he does against batting orders filled with accomplished veterans.
Cards' Martinez does it all in final spring tuneup
Carlos Martinez allowed three hits and two runs in five innings, and Kolten Wong tripled and scored in the second inning to lead the Cardinals past the Astros, 3-2, on Monday night at Ballpark at the Palm Beaches.
After rough outing, Norris cites 'dead arm'
If you've ever wondered what the phrase "dead arm" feels like for a pitcher, Daniel Norris tried to put it into words after trying to pitch through it Monday.
Pirates call upon Harrison's versatility at 3B
Since the beginning of camp, the Pirates have mentioned the possibility that Josh Harrison could bounce around the field, once again taking on some of his former super-utility responsibilities.
Capps returns from Tommy John surgery
Padres flamethrower Carter Capps felt the nerves during the seventh inning of Monday afternoon's 12-2 victory over the Mariners. It had been a while since he took a Major League mound, after all.
Brantley uncertain for Tribe's Opening Day roster
Opening Day is only a week away for the Indians, but the team is still not ready to say whether Michael Brantley might break camp with the team. The left fielder's comeback continues to go well, and that is where manager Terry Francona prefers to leave things.
Tribe sets rotation for first week
The Indians have an ace and one of the game's top starters in Corey Kluber. There was no question that manager Terry Francona was going to pencil Kluber in as his Opening Day starter, as long as everything went according to plan this spring.
Ross goes full '90s for 2nd 'Dancing' routine
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Zobrist (neck) nears return to Cubs' lineup
Ben Zobrist told manager Joe Maddon that he hopes to play Tuesday in the Cubs' penultimate game in Arizona. However, there's no update on when shortstop Addison Russell will return to action.
Ryu locks down LA rotation spot; final slot open
Hyun-Jin Ryu won back his spot in the season-opening starting rotation on Monday, said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who added that the fifth spot will go to either Brandon McCarthy or Alex Wood.
Soler might open season on disabled list
Royals outfielder Jorge Soler sustained an oblique strain in his final at-bat in a Minor League game on Sunday and could start the regular season on the disabled list, manager Ned Yost said.
Wheeler gives Mets even more to think about
There may have been nothing Zack Wheeler could have done Monday to convince the Mets that, despite an uneven spring and the complications of his innings limit, he deserves a spot in the Opening Day rotation. But if that door was open even a crack for Wheeler, he did his best to take a sledgehammer to it.
Broxton, Santana enjoy their share of Barrels
If the ageless adage that good contact leads to good hitting holds merit, the Brewers have a pair of outfielders that offer optimism to a largely unproven lineup.
Koehler treats start like regular-season game
All the work and preparation Tom Koehler has been doing throughout Spring Training transferred over to the main field on Monday afternoon. In what likely was Koehler's final Grapefruit League start, the right-hander struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings in the Marlins' 5-0 loss to the Mets at Roger Dean Stadium.
Matz starts off throwing program pain-free
A day after admitting to a bout of left elbow discomfort that puts his Opening Day roster spot in jeopardy, Steven Matz returned to the field Monday to begin a throwing program.
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Seager staying back to get ABs; Kazmir to DL
Corey Seager will remain in Arizona through Friday to work on his swing and Scott Kazmir will go on the disabled list, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said on Monday.
Royals going with Mondesi at second base
The intense and complicated battle for the Royals' second-base job is over. Manager Ned Yost named 21-year-old Raul Mondesi his starter Monday morning.
Gausman gets Opening Day nod for O's
Kevin Gausman will get 2017 started for the Orioles. The 26-year-old was officially tabbed on Monday to be Baltimore's Opening Day starter. The O's begin the season at home, against the Blue Jays on April 3 at 3:05 p.m ET.
Nathan, Albers can't crack crowded Nats bullpen
Right-handers Joe Nathan and Matt Albers were unconditionally released Monday despite strong performances this spring that left an impression. But the Nationals simply did not have enough open spots in their bullpen for either player.
Beltre out of lineup with tight right calf muscle
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre's bumpy road to Opening Day has hit another pothole.
Posnanski: J-Hey's glove, character critical
When they signed Jason Heyward, the Cubs and club president Theo Epstein -- who are supposed to be as sober and analytical as any organization in baseball -- bet on something that sober and analytical organizations are not supposed to bet on. They bet on Heyward's intangibles, or the stuff that we used to call intangibles anyway.
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