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  • • Brendan McKay Undergoes Thoracic Outlet Surgery
    Rays two-way player Brendan McKay underwent thoracic outlet syndrome decompression surgery yesterday, the team informed reporters (including Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times). He’s expected to begin throwing in early February, and the team remains hopeful he can be ready for mound work by the start of Spring Training. The club added that the focus of…...2021
  • • Athletics Sign Ryan Castellani
    The A’s have signed right-hander Ryan Castellani, reports Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America. Presumably, it’s a minor league deal that’ll include an invitation to big league Spring Training. Castellani has appeared in the big leagues with the Rockies in each of the past two seasons, but the bulk of his experience came in 2020. He made…...2021
  • • Dodgers Sign Jason Martin, Beau Burrows
    The Dodgers recently reached agreements with outfielder Jason Martin and right-hander Beau Burrows. Martin’s deal was reported by Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America; Burrows announced his own agreement with Los Angeles on Twitter this evening. Presumably, both contracts are minor league pacts that contain Spring Training invitations. Martin has appeared in the majors in each of the...2021
  • • Guardians Sign Sandy Leon To Minor League Deal
    The Guardians have added some extra depth at catcher, signing veteran backstop Sandy Leon to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, per a club announcement. It’ll be the second stint in Cleveland for Leon, who is represented by the MAS+ Agency. More to come....2021
  • • D-backs Sign Matt Davidson To Minor League Deal
    Infielder Matt Davidson is returning to the organization that drafted him, as the D-backs’ Triple-A affiliate announced this weekend that Davidson has signed a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training. Selected with the No. 36 overall pick back in 2009, Davidson has shown plenty of power in the big leagues…...2021
  • • Minor MLB Transactions: 11/18/21
    Some recent minor moves from around baseball: The Orioles are re-signing righty Marcos Diplán to a minor league contract, reports Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com (Twitter link). He’ll receive an invitation to big league Spring Training. Diplán made his first 23 big league appearances this past season, working 30 frames of relief. The 25-year-old managed a respectable 4.50…...2021
  • • Cardinals Sign Kyle Ryan To Minor League Deal
    The Cardinals have signed veteran lefty Kyle Ryan to a minor league contract, per a team announcement. Ryan, represented by Frontline, will receive an invitation to Major League Spring Training. The Cards ought to be plenty familiar with Ryan, having watched the 30-year-old southpaw in the bullpen for the division-rival Cubs in each of the…...2021
  • • Cardinals Sign Anderson Tejeda
    The Cardinals announced they’ve agreed to minor league contracts with infielder Anderson Tejeda and right-hander James Naile. Both players will receive invitations to big league Spring Training. Additionally, St. Louis passed righty Ljay Newsome through outright waivers. More to come....2021
  • • Brewers Sign Three To Minor League Deals
    The Brewers have signed outfielder Jonathan Davis and right-handers Trevor Kelley and Jason Alexander to minor league contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training, tweets Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Davis, 29, has spent parts of four years in the big leagues — all with the Blue Jays except for a brief 12-game…...2021
  • No one has been on the outs in baseball like Rafael Palmeiro
    • No one has been on the outs in baseball like Rafael Palmeiro
    Robinson Cano will very likely be in Mets spring training next year (assuming the owners and players eventually find common ground on a new collective bargaining agreement) after failing two tests for illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Alex Rodriguez remains a face of baseball, a prominent broadcaster and arguably more famous than any active player, five years......2021

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Spring Training injury and suspension

  • • Brendan McKay Undergoes Thoracic Outlet Surgery
    Rays two-way player Brendan McKay underwent thoracic outlet syndrome decompression surgery yesterday, the team informed reporters (including Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times). He’s expected to begin throwing in early February, and the team remains hopeful he can be ready for mound work by the start of Spring Training. The club added that the focus of…...2021
  • • Padres Notes: Clevinger, Lamet, Pham
    The Padres are planning to have a healthy Mike Clevinger ready for Spring Training, per MLB.com’s Shaun O’Neill. The 30-year-old made just four starts in the regular season after being acquired from the Guardians midway through the 2020 season. Clevinger underwent his second Tommy John surgery, missing the entirety of the 2021 season. Clevinger’s absence…...2021
  • • Alex Bregman Undergoes Wrist Surgery
    The Astros announced that third baseman Alex Bregman underwent surgery on his right wrist today, though the procedure isn’t expected to impact his readiness for the 2022 season.  The team’s projected timeline sees Bregman as restarting baseball activities in 6-10 weeks, which should mean he’s set for the start of Spring Training camp in February.…...2021
  • Astros 3B Alex Bregman has wrist surgery, expected back in time for spring training
    • Astros 3B Alex Bregman has wrist surgery, expected back in time for spring training
    The wrist injury visibly bothered Bregman during the Astros' recent postseason stint, and he ended that run with just 13 hits in 60 at-bats....2021
  • • Astros' Alex Bregman undergoes wrist surgery following underwhelming postseason
    The third baseman is expected to be ready by spring training...2021
  • Bregman has right wrist surgery, to be OK for '22
    • Bregman has right wrist surgery, to be OK for '22
    Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman underwent successful surgery on his right wrist on Monday and should be ready for spring training, the team announced in a press release....2021
  • • Kevin Kiermaier Undergoes Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
    The Rays announced that center fielder Kevin Kiermaier recently underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee (relayed by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times). Recovery is expected to take four-to-six weeks, so Kiermaier shouldn’t have much issue being ready for the start of Spring Training. While the surgery doesn’t seem…...2021
  • • Tommy La Stella Undergoes Achilles Surgery; Recovery Expected To Take Four Months
    Giants second baseman Tommy La Stella recently underwent surgery on his left Achilles, the team informed reporters (including Andrew Baggarly of the Athletic). Full recovery is expected to take four months, so La Stella should be on track for Spring Training if all goes as planned. La Stella was bothered by Achilles pain for the final…...2021
  • • Charlie Morton Suffers Fibula Fracture
    Braves starter Charlie Morton fractured his right fibula during tonight’s game against the Astros, the club announced. He’ll obviously miss the remainder of the World Series, but the team announced that he’s expected to be ready for Spring Training. Morton got the start in tonight’s World Series opener. He was struck in the leg by a Yuli…...2021
  • • Mariners To Outright Shed Long
    2:05pm: Long underwent a second surgery to repair the stress reaction in his shin last week, agent Nate Heisler tells Divish (Twitter link). The bone is expected to be healed over in one to two months’ time, which should afford Long enough time to be ready for Spring Training. 1:52pm: The Mariners are performing some…...2021

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Spring Training lifestyle

  • • Top 100 Outfielders For 2021 Fantasy Baseball: Spring Training Edition #1
    Isn't it great to have baseball back? I can't wait to go to a park, have a beer and brat and hear the crack of the bat again. This week we take our first look at what's going down in Spring Training as a follow-up to the Top 100 Outfielders, where the palm trees and the cacti grow. Now that camps are getting into the swing of things it's time for some minor housekeeping with the board. We venture ...2021
  • • Jose Altuve heckled with tattoo taunts while signing autographs
    The Houston Astros have no choice but to accept that the 2020 season will be a grueling one when it comes to the jeers, taunts and put-downs that well-prepared hecklers will have at their disposal in the wake of the team’s damning sign-stealing scandal. Along with every other Astros player who played a role in the scandal, Jose Altuve is learning that lesson the hard way so far in spring training....2020
  • • Astros' Jose Altuve shows off tattoo during spring training to back Carlos Correa's claims
    The 2017 AL MVP does, in fact, have a collarbone tattoo...2020
  • • Miguel Sano spotted with brace on foot, may wear it up to 10 days
    Miguel Sano was spotted entering the Minnesota Twins’ clubhouse in Fort Myers, Fla., sporting a walking brace on his right foot, and the Star Tribune’s La Velle E. Neal reports it could be between seven and 10 days before the slugger is able to shed it. Sano suffered a laceration on his lower right leg while celebrating his hometown winter league team’s Dominican championship back on Jan. 23, and ...2019

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Spring Training trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Dodgers Sign Jason Martin, Beau Burrows
    The Dodgers recently reached agreements with outfielder Jason Martin and right-hander Beau Burrows. Martin’s deal was reported by Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America; Burrows announced his own agreement with Los Angeles on Twitter this evening. Presumably, both contracts are minor league pacts that contain Spring Training invitations. Martin has appeared in the majors in each of the...2021
  • • Guardians Sign Sandy Leon To Minor League Deal
    The Guardians have added some extra depth at catcher, signing veteran backstop Sandy Leon to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, per a club announcement. It’ll be the second stint in Cleveland for Leon, who is represented by the MAS+ Agency. More to come....2021
  • • D-backs Sign Matt Davidson To Minor League Deal
    Infielder Matt Davidson is returning to the organization that drafted him, as the D-backs’ Triple-A affiliate announced this weekend that Davidson has signed a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training. Selected with the No. 36 overall pick back in 2009, Davidson has shown plenty of power in the big leagues…...2021
  • • Minor MLB Transactions: 11/18/21
    Some recent minor moves from around baseball: The Orioles are re-signing righty Marcos Diplán to a minor league contract, reports Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com (Twitter link). He’ll receive an invitation to big league Spring Training. Diplán made his first 23 big league appearances this past season, working 30 frames of relief. The 25-year-old managed a respectable 4.50…...2021
  • • Cardinals Sign Kyle Ryan To Minor League Deal
    The Cardinals have signed veteran lefty Kyle Ryan to a minor league contract, per a team announcement. Ryan, represented by Frontline, will receive an invitation to Major League Spring Training. The Cards ought to be plenty familiar with Ryan, having watched the 30-year-old southpaw in the bullpen for the division-rival Cubs in each of the…...2021
  • • Cardinals Sign Anderson Tejeda
    The Cardinals announced they’ve agreed to minor league contracts with infielder Anderson Tejeda and right-hander James Naile. Both players will receive invitations to big league Spring Training. Additionally, St. Louis passed righty Ljay Newsome through outright waivers. More to come....2021
  • • Brewers Sign Three To Minor League Deals
    The Brewers have signed outfielder Jonathan Davis and right-handers Trevor Kelley and Jason Alexander to minor league contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training, tweets Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Davis, 29, has spent parts of four years in the big leagues — all with the Blue Jays except for a brief 12-game…...2021
  • • Athletics Sign Dany Jimenez
    The A’s have agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander Dany Jiménez, reports Martín Gallegos of MLB.com (Twitter link). It’s unclear whether he’ll receive an invitation to big league Spring Training. Jiménez was a part of the Oakland organization last offseason as well. The A’s selected him out of the Blue Jays’ system in the…...2021
  • • Orioles’ Keegan Akin To Undergo Abdominal Surgery
    The Orioles announced today that left-hander Keegan Akin has been placed on the 10-day injured list, selected the contract of catcher Nick Ciuffo and recalled right-hander Joey Krehbiel from Triple-A Norfolk. Akin will undergo abdominal surgery in the near future, tweets MLB.com’s Joe Trezza. He’s expected to be ready for Spring Training 2022. More to…...2021
  • • Effectively Wild Episode 1741: Call Up the Cavalry
    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Wander Franco coming into his own, Kevin Newman’s steep offensive falloff post-spring training, a strikeout milestone for Robbie Ray, the Kendall Graveman–Abraham Toro trade and promotions/extensions for the Mariners’ Jerry Dipoto and Scott Servais, the new-and-improved Blake Snell, Austin Adams’ historic hit-by-pitch pace, Cardinal...2021

Spring Training stats and results

  • • Au Contreras Roansy Frère
    var _bp = _bp||[]; _bp.push({ "div": "Brid_4100788_1", "obj": {"id":"13959","stats":{"wp":1},"title":"RZBL%20FB%202021%20BSH%20Week%203","autoplay":true,"video":"869211","width":"640","height":"360"}}); Roansy makes me laughsy. He sounds like the curmudgeon 60 Minutes guy has risen in Latin America and his name is Andy Roansy. "Why do I keep getting mail?" Andy Roansy yells in Spanish then pushe...2021
  • • Hitter Profiles: Breaking Camp
    Just like that Opening Day has come and gone in a flash.  Well, a thunderstorm in Boston and COVID testing in Washington DC reminds us that we still live in one crazy world.  But regardless, we have baseball and with baseball we have Fantasy Baseball to keep us occupied.  Whether you have one or five or even ten teams, early in the season is when we search for those hidden gems. In today’s articl...2021
  • Giants’ Logan Webb belongs on your fantasy baseball watch list
    • Giants’ Logan Webb belongs on your fantasy baseball watch list
    Since spring training stats don’t count for anything, they seemingly have as much meaning as getting interior design advice from your butcher. (Unless, of course, you’re going to a butcher who happens to have a side hustle as an interior designer, and he or she gives you a free pork butt with every daybed sofa......2021
  • • FanDuel: Joe Way Jose
    Early season DFS can feel like a crapshoot.  We have nothing but history , some spring training games and hunches to go by.  One of those hunches is that Joe Musgrove ($8,600) is going to be a top 30 starter this season.  Joe upped his K-rate in a major way last season and did enough to catch the eye of A.J. Preller.  To be fair, it appears half the league caught Preller’s eye, but still.  I am ex...2021
  • What we can actually take away from Yankees’ 0-1 start: Sherman
    • What we can actually take away from Yankees’ 0-1 start: Sherman
    Deep breath. Annually you promise not to overreact. But you annually promise not to pay attention to spring training, but there are the games and there are the results and the stats and … So it is with Opening Day. You know, win or lose, that there are still 161 games left – and, yes,......2021
  • MLB records four new positive COVID-19 test results
    • MLB records four new positive COVID-19 test results
    Major League Baseball saw an uptick in positive COVID-19 tests heading into the final week of spring training....2021
  • Fantasy baseball: Which spring stats actually matter?
    • Fantasy baseball: Which spring stats actually matter?
    Tristan H. Cockcroft attempts to answer the question as to what fantasy baseball managers can and should take away from the very small sample size of spring training statistics....2021
  • • Top 25 Shortstops for 2021 Fantasy Baseball: Spring Training
    With your NCAA tournament bracket now busted due to the rash of upsets this weekend, you can turn your attention back to baseball. In fact, why was your attention even turned away from baseball? With less than two weeks until the start of the regular season, spring training starts to take on a little bit of importance. OK, who am I kidding? We don't need spring training to know who the top shortst...2021
  • Jacob Barnes starting to gain success in Mets’ bullpen
    • Jacob Barnes starting to gain success in Mets’ bullpen
    The Mets’ batters had been among the first to point out how good Jacob Barnes was looking early in spring training, after they faced the reliever in live batting practice on the back fields in Port St. Lucie. In his first two Grapefruit League games, that didn’t exactly translate into results. Since then, however, opponents......2021
  • • AL Central Notes: Witt, Polanco, Peralta, Tigers
    Bobby Witt Jr. has been one of the stars of Spring Training, as the highly-touted prospect has wowed teammates and observers at the Royals’ camp.  As a result, Dayton Moore is “very much open-minded of him being on this team as we break this camp,” the Kansas City general manager told Fantasy Alarm’s Jim Bowden…...2021

Spring Training parents, kids, wife / husband, girlfriend / boyfriend

  • • Top 25 Third Basemen – Draft Week Update!
    About a month ago, I put out my initial list for the top third basemen for my rest of season rankings. It turns out, my work was not quite complete as things have certainly changed. We've had injuries (ugh) and positional battles during spring training that have certainly moved the needle. However, another factor for me adjusting my rankings was actually getting into drafts and seeing what my deci...2021
  • • Jonathan India Trying Hard To Curry Favor Of Cincy Coaches
    With Eugenio Suarez apparently the new Reds shortstop after they tried and failed to acquire every garbage shortstop this offseason, Jonathan India has been added to the top 20 3rd basemen. Now...we dance! *long involved Bollywood dance with me somehow sitting on a floating carpet* Yelling into the distance, "I love you, Pashmina!" Was about time that I gave India his due. What, am I British now? ...2021
  • • MLB spring training: Six things we've learned from two weeks of exhibition games
    Jacob deGrom is throwing even harder, Shohei Ohtani looks healthy and some kids are mashing...2021
  • Trevor Bauer shuts right eye while pitching shutout ball
    • Trevor Bauer shuts right eye while pitching shutout ball
    What’s that piece of advice Little League coaches always tell their kids — keep your eye on the ball, right? Trevor Bauer provided a new twist on that idea. Eager to challenge himself in a spring training start, the new Los Angeles Dodgers ace kept his right eye closed while pitching out of a first-inning......2021
  • • Injury Notes: Longoria, Urias, Whitley
    Evan Longoria made his spring training debut today at designated hitter, but it might be some time until he’s regularly taking grounders at third. He’s working his way back from plantar fasciitis, per MLB.com’s Maria I. Guardado (via Twitter). This is an injury that has plagued Longoria in the past, and it does have a…...2021
  • Reds' Akiyama returns after wife seriously injured
    • Reds' Akiyama returns after wife seriously injured
    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shogo Akiyama returned to spring training after a week away to be with his wife, who was seriously injured when a tree fell on her in an Ohio park....2021
  • Albert Pujols’ wife wrote about his ‘last season’ and everything went ‘bananas’
    • Albert Pujols’ wife wrote about his ‘last season’ and everything went ‘bananas’
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Albert Pujols’ wife apparently disclosed that the Los Angeles Angels slugger intends to retire after the upcoming season, although she later amended her social media post to be less definitive. The 41-year-old Pujols, a three-time MVP and 10-time All-Star, reported to spring training with the Angels on Monday. In a post on......2021
  • Everything is coming up Clint Frazier right now: ‘Let’s get married’
    • Everything is coming up Clint Frazier right now: ‘Let’s get married’
    Clint Frazier is officially the Yankees’ starting left fielder – and things seem to be going pretty well in his personal life, too. In the days leading up to the start of Yankees spring training, Frazier filled his Instagram with shots of girlfriend Kaylee Gambadoro. That includes one of the couple together and the caption, “let’s......2021
  • The greatest barrier-breaking African-American moments in MLB history
    • The greatest barrier-breaking African-American moments in MLB history
    Black History Month is upon us, and with spring training primed to get started later in the month, it is the perfect time to take a look back at the rich history of the intersection of the sport and the culture. The story of blacks in baseball is a triumphant one that remains relevant and unforgettable to this day....2021
  • Orioles' Trey Mancini: 'If spring training started today, I'd be good to go'
    • Orioles' Trey Mancini: 'If spring training started today, I'd be good to go'
    Baltimore Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini recently was reinstated from the injured list after finishing chemotherapy treatment in September for colon cancer.  The 28-year-old is set to return for the 2021 season....2020

Top Spring Training news

  • • Sources: MLB finalizing return-to-play proposal
    MLB expects to offer a return-to-play proposal to the players' union within a week as teams have begun to encourage players to prepare for a "spring" training that could begin in mid-June and a season that would start in early July, sources told ESPN....2020
  • • Sources: MLB plans to suspend spring training
    Spring training is expected to be suspended Thursday, sources tell ESPN's Jeff Passan, and the start of the season is likely to be delayed....2020
  • • Sources: MLB owners OK proposal for July start
    In the MLB season proposal that owners agreed to on Monday, and will soon submit to the union for its consideration, the plan is for "spring" training to start in mid-June with the shortened season beginning in July....2020
  • • Major League Baseball Expected To Suspend Spring Training
    As sports entities throughout the world take action to minimize the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball appears poised to cease play of Spring Training games. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweets that officials with Grapefruit League clubs in Florida are expecting games to be suspended, and ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that executives throughout…...2020
  • • Giants To Re-Sign Pablo Sandoval
    The Giants have reached a deal to bring third baseman Pablo Sandoval back to the organization, tweets MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. It’ll be a minor league arrangement with a $2MM base salary in the event that Sandoval make the club out of Spring Training. Sandoval, a Beverly Hills Sports Council client, can also earn an…...2020
  • • Yankees, Mets get green light to hold spring training in home stadiums from New York governor
    Meantime, MLB is busy laying the foundation for a 2020 season...2020
  • • Fan trolls Astros by hitting garbage can during batting practice at spring training
    The Astros continue to receive ribbing from fans and players alike...2020
  • • Coronavirus: MLB debating playing games at spring training ballparks without fans, per report
    The league is reportedly considering playing in empty spring training ballparks to start the 2020 season...2020
  • • Braves Re-Sign Charlie Culberson
    The Braves announced that they have re-signed utilityman Charlie Culberson. It’s a minor league deal with a non-roster invitation for Spring Training. Culberson can earn at a $1MM rate in the majors, per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). Culberson, 30, played a big role for the Atlanta organization in its two consecutive NL East title years,…...2019
  • • Bregman, Altuve apologize for actions in 2017
    Astros stars Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve apologized for their roles in the team's sign-stealing scheme in 2017 as the team began spring training Thursday....2020
  • • King Felix gets minor league deal with Braves
    Longtime Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez reached a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves on Monday that includes an invite to big league spring training....2020
  • • Astros cheating scandal: Jim Crane says players will apologize and 'ask for forgiveness' in spring training
    Astros players have yet to apologize for their sign-stealing scandal...2020
  • • Tim Tebow is among the Mets' first wave of spring training cuts
    Tebow hit his first big-league spring home run earlier in the exhibition season...2020
  • • M.L.B. Delays Start of Season and Suspends Spring Training Games
    Amid fears over the coronavirus pandemic, the league announced that all spring training games would be halted and the start of the season would be delayed by at least two weeks....2020

Spring Training fantasy rankings and news

  • • Au Contreras Roansy Frère
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  • • Bobby Buys!
    Bobby bombs! Cleveland first baseman Bobby Bradley has been hotter than a Tiktok thirst trap since he was called up last weekend and continued that trend Friday night as he went 2-for-3 with his second home run, three runs batted in, and two walks. He's 6-for-13 to start his major league career with five runs scored and six RBI! And not to knock the Jake Bauers but the Injians have managed to scor...2021
  • • Hitter Profiles: Breaking Camp
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  • • Giants’ Logan Webb belongs on your fantasy baseball watch list
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  • • Luke Skylimper
    Early on Saturday, I heard the news that Jay Bruce made the Yankees' Opening Day roster, and I was like, "Cool, if this is 2012." Then I thought, "Is this 2012? Am I time traveler?" Turned out it was not 2012, and I was not a time traveler. Double bummer there. Somehow, Jay Bruce is still only 33 years old, so he might be a time traveler. After my brief flight of fancy through a time portal that d...2021
  • • Late March Injuries Are So Eloying
    Early yesterday, I was staring out my window, the rain slowly rolling down the glass, and from the outside it looked like tears were rolling down my cheeks. From the inside, it also looked like I was crying, because I was. I dramatically turned away from the window, put my hand to my forehead and fell into my Giancarlo beanbag. "Cuddle me, Giancarlo Beanbag," I whispered into the beanbag I had dre...2021
  • • Fantasy baseball: Which spring stats actually matter?
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  • • Jonathan India Trying Hard To Curry Favor Of Cincy Coaches
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  • • Nola He Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen (With Catcher Glove Hand Fractured Fingers)
    Austin Nola was diagnosed with a fractured middle finger. The worst injury that's ever befallen a truck driver. That's how they speak! Honestly, it's how I speak on the road too. Cut in front of me and I go from "One to road rage" in a half city block. Then again, I cut people off all the time too. Just a generally terrible driver, I am! My favorite is when I cut someone off, then can sense them g...2021
  • Strasburg's latest start causing strain for fantasy baseball managers
    • Strasburg's latest start causing strain for fantasy baseball managers
    Eric Karabell takes us on a tour of spring training action, including yet another early exit from an oft-injured Washington hurler....2021

Spring Training schedule, game

  • • No one has been on the outs in baseball like Rafael Palmeiro
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  • • Alex Bregman Undergoes Wrist Surgery
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  • • Astros 3B Alex Bregman has wrist surgery, expected back in time for spring training
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  • • Astros' Alex Bregman undergoes wrist surgery following underwhelming postseason
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  • • Bregman has right wrist surgery, to be OK for '22
    2021
  • Tigers acquire veteran catcher Barnhart from Reds
    • Tigers acquire veteran catcher Barnhart from Reds
    A day after the MLB season ended, the Cincinnati Reds took a turn toward spring training, trading veteran Gold Glove catcher Tucker Barnhart, 31, to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday in exchange for infield prospect Nick Quintana....2021
  • • MLB offseason key dates 2021-22: Free agency, CBA, Winter Meetings, spring training, Opening Day 2022, more
    Here are all the important dates you need to know for the 2021-22 MLB offseason...2021
  • • MLB offseason key dates 2021-22: Winter Meetings, Rule 5 Draft, spring training, Opening Day 2022, more
    Here are all the important dates you need to know for the 2021-22 MLB offseason...2021
  • • NXTSports bringing HS boys’ teams from outside Philly to Spring Training at the Proving Grounds; Philly teams needed
    Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/1/21 NXT Lacrosse is running Spring Training at the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken this spring for scholastic boys’ teams from outside the region to train and compete against Philly schools in games or scrimmages.  The training will occur in March and April of 2022. Here is the Spring Training website with more info. The […] The post NXTSports bringing HS...2021
  • MLB work stoppage almost certain on Dec. 2
    • MLB work stoppage almost certain on Dec. 2
    Baseball's ninth work stoppage and first in 26 years appears almost certain to start Dec. 2, freezing the free-agent market and threatening the start of spring training in February....2021

Spring Training rumors, scandals

  • • The Saturday Morning Post: The Leftovers
    Howdy-do, Razzballers. The snow wasn't exactly as apocalyptic as initially feared, but we did get quite a bit for what we're used to down here in the Dirty Souf. Needless to say, as we're half-drowning in snow, Spring Training is starting up in other parts of the country. Games kick off Feb. 28. Pretty much all free agents worth a damn are signed by now, so this will be my last "The Saturday Morn...2021
  • • MLB rumors: Phillies, Cubs sign relievers; Yankees invite slugger to spring training
    Here is Wednesday's hot stove buzz...2021
  • • MLB rumors: Cubs shoot down Kris Bryant-to-Mets talk; Phillies invite Odubel Herrera to spring training
    Here is Tuesday's hot stove buzz...2021
  • • The Saturday Morning Post: The Franch Connection
    Howdy, folks. Feels weird to say Spring Training is right around the corner when my neck of the woods has upwards of 20-something inches of snow on the way tomorrow night-ish. But, Spring Training is right around the corner! And it's a good thing, too, cuz these weekly offseason updates are getting less exciting from here on out since all the sexy names have finally gone somewhere. There are some...2021
  • MLB’s free-agent market storylines aren’t over yet
    • MLB’s free-agent market storylines aren’t over yet
    It has been a good month for baseball, no? Oh, the industry didn’t go scandal-free, thanks to the Mets and Jared Porter, and spring training remains scheduled to start on time despite the obvious health benefit that would come from delaying it. However, the Hot Stove has chugged along encouragingly in January, with 14 of......2021
  • • Baseball may try to play in empty spring training locations
    Major League Baseball longs for the days (as do the rest of us) when its biggest problem was a cheating scandal that just wouldn’t go away. Baseball was caught flat-footed with the coronavirus pandemic during spring training, with its Opening Day just a couple of weeks away. Baseball has a new plan for proceeding with [more]...2020
  • • Astros’ Josh Reddick fires back at Twitter troll with World Series ring pic
    Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick attempted to zing a Twitter troll by sharing a photo of his World Series ring from 2017, but the case can be made that his retort only reinforced how the team’s sign-stealing scandal egregiously contributed to the ill-gotten championship. The social media shade at Reddick’s expense was spawned by his tweets Monday bemoaning his experience at Walmart amid the ...2020
  • • MLB expected to suspend spring training, start of regular season
    Numerous sporting events have been canceled or suspended amid the coronavirus outbreak, and it would be a surprise if Major League Baseball did not do the same with its upcoming games. MLB owners are scheduled to have a conference call on Thursday with commissioner Rob Manfred, and numerous reports indicate that the expectation is both spring training and the start of the regular season will be po...2020
  • • Yankees confirm catcher Gary Sanchez does not have coronavirus
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