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  • • McCullers has 'another good day' with sim game
    Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr., who went on the disabled list Aug. 5 with a muscle strain in his right forearm, continues to rehab at the team's Spring Training complex in West Palm Beach, Fla., with hopes of returning for the final week of the regular season. McCullers threw his second simulated game Tuesday morning, facing three hitters....
  • • Anderson battling through grind of rookie year
    From the start of Spring Training through the regular season, Brian Anderson has been a staple in the Marlins' lineup and one of the core building blocks for the organization....
  • • 10 MLB players we may not see again after this season
    1. Jose Reyes, IF, New York MetsSome of the names on this list are guys who at least potentially could secure spring training invitations next February, but Reyes does not fall into that category. At the risk of sounding overly dramatic, the 35-year-old has been the worst player in Major League Baseball this season. In just over 200 at-bats for the...
  • • Spin specialist: Marquez's repertoire evolving
    Hand speed was the topic of conversation on a warm morning at the Rockies' Spring Training facility last year....
  • • Rangers likely to shore up pitching options for 2019 during free agency
    With the Rangers currently thin on internal options for the 2019 rotation,  the team will likely be active in free agency this offseason, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. General manager Jon Daniels tells Wilson that the “concept of layering in a quality free agent addition, that’s appealing.”That said, as Wilson notes, the team...
  • • Yu Darvish undergoes arthroscopic elbow surgery
    Right-hander Yu Darvish underwent an arthroscopic debridement of his right elbow today, the team announced to reporters (Twitter link via Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times). The procedure came on the heels of a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews. The surgery doesn’t impact Darvish’s timeline to return to the Cubs, as he was already down...
  • • Nationals activate Jeremy Hellickson
    The Nationals announced Wednesday that they have activated righty Jeremy Hellickson from the disabled list. He had been sidelined since suffering a wrist sprain during his last outing on August 15th.It’s too late now for Hellickson to help the Nats crawl back into contention. And he wouldn’t be eligible for the postseason if moved via trade. He wil...
  • • Cards activate Wainwright, transfer Wacha to 60-day DL
    The Cardinals announced Monday that they’ve activated right-hander Adam Wainwright from the 60-day disabled list and transferred righty Michael Wacha from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL in order to create space on the roster.The 37-year-old Wainwright will start tonight’s game against the Pirates, marking his first appearance since May 13. The thre...
  • • Shohei Ohtani says he hasn't decided on Tommy John surgery, will finish season as hitter
    Angels star Shohei Ohtani says he’s yet to decide whether to undergo Tommy John surgery following the recent recommendation that he do so, as Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group was among those to report (Twitter links). He has made the call, however, to finish out the 2018 season as a hitter rather than undergoing the procedure now...
  • • White Sox SP Michael Kopech to undergo Tommy John surgery
    Just as the future seemed bright for the Chicago White Sox and starting pitcher Michael Kopech, the 22-year-old is now headed for Tommy John surgery after he tore his UCL.On Friday, the White Sox announced an MRI revealed Kopech tore the UCL in his right elbow and will undergo TJS. If Kopech undergoes the surgery, the team expects Kopech to return ...
  • • Michael Kopech has torn UCL, surgery likely
    Chicago White Sox phenom Michael Kopech just made his MLB debut in August. Now he might miss the entire 2019 season after it was revealed that he tore the UCL in his right elbow. The White Sox would make the announcement on Friday afternoon.Michael Kopech will likely undergo Tommy John surgery after tests revealed a tear in his UCL. He is expected ...
  • • Josh Donaldson’s Agency Disputes Report Of Previous Extension Offer
    Earlier today, Fancred’s Jon Heyman reported that despite previous reports to the contrary, the Blue Jays did indeed make an extension offer to Josh Donaldson back in Spring Training — one that would have been worth more than Jake Arrieta’s three-year, $75MM free-agent deal with the Phillies. Per that report: “[W]ord is the ...
  • • Josh Donaldson’s agency disputes report of previous extension offer
    Earlier today, Fancred’s Jon Heyman reported that despite previous reports to the contrary, the Blue Jays did indeed make an extension offer to Josh Donaldson back in Spring Training — one that would have been worth more than Jake Arrieta’s three-year, $75M free agent deal with the Phillies. Per that report:“[W]ord is the Jays extended an offer for...
  • • Report: Blue Jays acquire Julian Merryweather in Donaldson trade
    The Blue Jays will acquire right-hander Julian Merryweather as the player to be named later in the Josh Donaldson trade, tweets Fancred’s Jon Heyman. Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com tweeted at the time of the deal that Merryweather “was rumored” to eventually be Toronto-bound, while Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi tweeted more recently that Merryweather “is ex...
  • • Samardzija (shoulder) transferred to 60-day DL
    Pitcher Jeff Samardzija, whose season was derailed by right shoulder inflammation that surfaced in Spring Training, said Tuesday he will continue to seek information from shoulder specialists as he plots an offseason rehabilitation program....

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Top news - Spring Training

  • • Russell Wilson, Yankees learn from each other in whirlwind week
    The Super Bowl-winning QB and the Bronx Bombers picked up more than a few cross-sport tips from their time together in spring training....
  • • Nationals' Strasburg looks strong in first start
    Washington's Stephen Strasburg hit 98 mph with a few of his fastballs Saturday as he faced the Astros in his first start of spring training. He allowed one run and three hits while striking out two in two innings....
  • • After Yankees Exile ‘Goose’ and Then the Geese, Who’s Next?
    First, Goose Gossage lost his spring training gig. Then a flock of geese vanished from Steinbrenner Field, the team’s spring training home. Should Greg Bird be worried?...
  • • Ilitch praises scouts, talks sustainability
    Christopher Ilitch has followed his father's tradition of heading to Spring Training to meet and talk with players. But when the Tigers chairman and CEO, and Ilitch Holdings president made his annual spring trek to Tigertown this week, he wanted to meet with the analytics and player development departments, too....
  • • Minor MLB Transactions: 3/3/18
    We’ll keep track of today’s minor moves in this post… The Blue Jays announced that they’ve signed right-hander Nick Tepesch to a minor league deal; he’ll report to the club’s spring training camp. Tepesch began his MLB career with the Rangers in 2013, and went on to pitch 219 innings for the club to the tune̷...
  • • Top-100 prospects lead the way in Spring Training
    Top 100 prospects continued to impress in Spring Training by bringing their big bats on Friday....
  • • Andujar among top prospect performers
    Miguel Andujar was among top prospects to produce in Spring Training on Friday....
  • • Travis leads prospects with pair of homers
    Sam Travis was among top prospect performers thanks to a pair of home runs in Spring Training action on Friday....
  • • Verdugo among top prospect performers
    Alex Verdugo among top prospects to produce in Spring Training on Friday....
  • • Bader among top prospect performers
    Harrison Bader was among top prospects to produce in Spring Training on Friday....
  • • Injury updates: Pomeranz, deGrom, Brantley
    There was significant news on the injury front around Spring Training on Friday, with some key players leaving games early in the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues, while other big leaguers made significant progress in return from injury....
  • • Max Scherzer disposed of Tim Tebow with strikeout in less than one minute
    Tim Tebow squared off against one of the best pitchers in the majors on Friday, and yeah, it didn’t go well for him.Spring training or not, Nationals ace Max Scherzer brought some great stuff, and the Cy Young award winner made Tebow look like he didn’t even belong at the plate.It was a preview of what to expect when Tebow gets to the majors, and S...
  • • Russell Wilson’s first plate appearance for Yankees ends in strikeout
    Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson played in his first exhibition game with the Yankees on Friday — something we never thought we’d witness.It’s so uncommon for NFL’ers to be two-sport athletes, especially for quarterbacks, due to the physical stress on one’s body. Still, Wilson is making it work, as he reported to spring training on Monday — join...
  • • Russell Westbrook impressed Mike Trout with game-sealing three-pointer
    Real recognizes real, especially when it comes to a fellow league MVP.Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook went nuts in a 124-116 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday, finishing with 43 points, 14 rebounds, and eight assists. Included in that was a clutch triple in the final minute that put the Thunder up for good. Westbrook’s shot also impr...
  • • Tom Koehler diagnosed with anterior capsule strain
    An MRI showed that Dodgers reliever Tom Koehler has a mild anterior capsule strain. Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that Koehler was seen in a sling, later noting that the righty will be out for “an extended time”, which could be weeks or months. Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register adds that no surgery has been planned at the moment, and quo...

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