• 1h
    Juan C. Rodriguez @JCRMarlinsbeat

    #Marlins ace Jose Fernandez to throw off mound for first time this since undergoing TJ surgery last May. Set to throw 15 FBs.

  • Yankees' new shortstop stays in Derek Jeter's shadow

    USA Today "In the back of the New York Yankees spring training clubhouse, there's a large open area where reporters have routinely gathered these past few days. It's the point of easiest access to the locker with a No. 13 jersey hanging on the rod. Down that same row of lockers, some 40 feet away, another..." March 01

  • Matt Harvey gets back to work for Mets, throws 43 pitches during first spring session on the mound

    New York Daily News "Matt Harvey sprinted to the mound. The Mets ace groomed the dirt around the rubber with his foot and waited for Travis d’Arnaud to give him the signal. About a dozen cameras were pointed at him, twice as many reporters and team personnel stood around the field, and behind the fences about 100 fans..." March 01

  • Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki will begin running next week

    Sporting News "The Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki are recovering from offseason surgeries and are hopeful about starting on opening day, the team reported on Saturday. Both players are former All-Stars and have battled injuries on and off over the last two seasons. They are expected to start..." March 01

  • Blue Jays sign free agent slugger Dayan Viciedo

    Sportsnet.ca "Dayan Viciedo and the Toronto Blue Jays reached agreement on a minor-league deal that will pay the Cuban slugger $2.5 million if he makes the team, industry sources told Sportsnet. The move, first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, adds outfield depth after the team suffered a scare with..." March 01

  • Mets’ Ruben Tejada responds to ex-teammate Jose Reyes’ criticism

    New York Daily News "Ruben Tejada has not talked to Jose Reyes in a while. But the struggling Mets shortstop said he might reach out to his former mentor after Reyes told a reporter that he was disappointed that Tejada had not taken the Mets’ starting shortstop job and run with it. “Every time I talk to him, I try..." March 01

  • Blue Jays’ Saunders thrilled with result of surgery

    Sportsnet.ca "Michael Saunders woke up Saturday morning and could hardly believe the way he felt. He got out of bed easily, and he walked around freely. Shortly after he arrived in the Toronto Blue Jays clubhouse, he began strength and mobility exercises on a left knee from which 60 percent of the meniscus was..." March 01

  • Yankees convinced playoff odds hinge on one dominant unit

    New York Post "The Yankees were a mid-70s-win team each of the past two years that nevertheless won in the mid-80s for one significant reason — superb bullpens. The relief corps covered up a variety of sins. Lousy defense? You don’t have to field what isn’t hit, and last year the Yankees pen averaged 10.3..." March 01

  • New Dodger Rollins: Mets were No. 2 choice

    ESPN.com "Jimmy Rollins spent a lot of years with the Philadelphia Phillies antagonizing New York Mets fans with his swagger and competitive spirit. He was among a select group of opposing players that fans in Flushing Meadows most loved to hate. But when Rollins assembled his choice of preferred..." February 28

  • Length of Hamilton's potential suspension unclear

    MLB.com "Josh Hamilton's potential suspension for a drug of abuse would not hinge on his recovery from shoulder surgery. The Angels' outfielder would begin serving a suspension at the beginning of the regular season, regardless of whether he would've started the year on the disabled list, according to..." February 28

  • Giancarlo Stanton hit in scrimmage

    ESPN.com "It was expected at some point Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton would have to react to getting hit by a pitch, but he probably didn't think he'd be the victim of friendly fire. Stanton was plunked in the hip by a Henderson Alvarez fastball during an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday. To his..." February 28

  • Chris Sale out at least 3 weeks

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale suffered a foot injury in an accident at his home and will miss at least three weeks of preparation time for the regular season. The White Sox announced the injury in a release Saturday, saying that Sale suffered an avulsion fracture to the lateral side of his..." February 28

  • Coco Crisp is dealing with a case of pinkeye again

    Hardball Talk "Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp missed more than a week down the stretch in 2012 due to pinkeye and John Hickey of the San Jose Mercury News reports that he’s dealing with it again. Pinkeye, which is also called conjunctivitis, involves redness and swelling between the eyelid and eye surface...." February 28

  • Brewers focused on K-Rod after Papelbon talks fizzled

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Brewers general manager Doug Melvin told me Friday the decision was made to close a deal with free-agent closer Francisco Rodriguez after ongoing talks with Philadelphia regarding closer Jonathan Papelbon hit a dead end. “We did engage them and didn’t come to a comparable deal for both sides,”..." February 28

  • 'Jihadi John' in 'P' hat sickens Pirates

    ESPN.com "The Pittsburgh Pirates say it's "absolutely sickening" to see a photo of the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" wearing a Pirates hat. Sky News published a photo Friday of Mohammed Emwazi, who officials say is the masked front man for Islamic State hostage-beheading videos. The..." February 28

  • Union will be watching Cubs in Kris Bryant situation

    CSN Chicago "The union will be watching the Cubs to see how they handle the Kris Bryant situation. Tony Clark, the Major League Baseball Players Association’s executive director, declined to directly answer questions about the service-time math that will almost certainly force Bryant to start this season..." February 28

  • 23h
    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays say Belisario was injured getting out of a swimming pool several weeks ago. Won't be ready to start season.

  • Paul Molitor rolls out cellphone limits on game day

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Eddie Guardado noticed an alarming trend at spring training last year, when he was still a special instructor in town for a brief period. "I'm sitting there the first day, having a cup of coffee at the big table in the middle of the clubhouse," said Guardado, a member of the Twins hall of..." February 28

  • Conor Gillaspie quits tobacco, hopes to stay strong

    CSN Chicago "Conor Gillaspie quit chewing tobacco and added weight to help get through the long season. The White Sox third baseman said he added 15-20 pounds of muscle this offseason in order to stay strong through October. Though he hit .282/.336/.416 with seven home runs and 57 RBIs in 506 plate..." February 28

  • Josh Hamilton suffered drug relapse

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton suffered a drug relapse involving the use of cocaine and alcohol in the offseason, according to a New York Daily News report. Hamilton has a well-documented history of substance abuse problems dating to his days in the minor leagues, when he was..." February 28

  • 1d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Upton will miss most of spring training, be in walking boot for 6 wks. Has sesamoiditis (inflammation in bone behind ball of foot),

  • 1d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #BlueJays, #Athletics among teams talking to Viciedo.

  • 'Nervous' Alex Rodriguez cheered

    ESPN New York "In his first appearance in a New York Yankees uniform in 17 months, Alex Rodriguez was cheered when he stepped out onto the field with his teammates shortly before noon, and he was cheered again when he came out of the dugout for batting practice about an hour later. The crowd ooohed and aahed..." February 28

  • Brewers, Francisco Rodriguez agree on two-year deal

    ESPN.com "Francisco Rodriguez and the Milwaukee Brewers are together again. The team agreed to terms Thursday with the free-agent reliever on a two-year contract to return to the team for a fourth time. The deal includes a club option for a third season. A source confirmed Rodriguez will make $13..." February 28

  • 1d
    Jeff Fletcher @JeffFletcherOCR

    #Angels not expecting verdict on Hamilton anytime soon. Could be weeks. Hoping by opening day. A lot of steps in process, which just started

  • 1d
    clarkspencer @clarkspencer

    Juan Pierre, a key member of the '03 W.S. champs, and one of most dedicated players I've ever covered, has officially retired. #Marlins

  • Blue Jays Sign Johan Santana To Minors Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays have signed veteran left-hander Johan Santana to a minor league contract with an invitation to their big league Spring Training camp, according to a team press release. " February 27

  • 2d
    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    Huston Street & the #Angels haven't talked extension in Spring Training. Street wanted a week or so to settle in first, then they'll start.

  • Red Sox have 'no urgency' to acquire Hamels

    CSN New England "The Red Sox continue to closely monitor the Cole Hamels situation with the Philadelphia Phillies, but, according to an industry source, "there's no sense of urgency'' to get a deal done soon for the lefty starter. The Red Sox have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Hamels since last..." February 27

  • Papelbon: I'd be Interested in Trade to Jays

    CSN Philly "Jonathan Papelbon had just finished running sprints at Phillies camp when he heard that the Milwaukee Brewers had filled their vacant closer’s role by re-signing Francisco Rodriguez to a two-year, $13 million deal. Papelbon, who has not hidden his desire to pitch for a winner, had been on the..." February 27

  • Friend of Josh Hamilton says slugger should retire

    USA Today "Roy Silver, one of Josh Hamilton's closest friends and a mentor in his struggles with addiction, says the best thing for the Los Angeles Angels outfielder is to retire from baseball. Silver last spoke with Hamilton around Christmas and feared something was amiss. Since then, based on..." February 27

  • Sandberg impressed with Ryan Howard's improved quickness

    CSN Philly "Ryan Howard has yet to speak with reporters at Phillies camp, but it’s clear from watching him in workouts for a couple of days that he has gotten himself into pretty good shape. Howard’s improved physical condition — he looks trim and firm — stands out in baserunning and fielding drills. Gone..." February 27

  • How the Red Sox are starting to look like Evil Empire 2.0

    New York Post "The Yankees have much to worry about these days. One of their biggest concerns has to be the championship commitment from Red Sox ownership. Not only in dollars spent, but in mindset as well. Larry Lucchino, one of those Red Sox owners, recently got banged up in a motorcycle accident in..." February 26

  • Yankees owner 'absolutely comfortable' with Cashman, Girardi

    Sporting News "Can there be a vote of confidence in spring training? Because the Yankees' principal owner delivered what sounded like one Wednesday. Steinbrenner told the New York Post's Joel Sherman that general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi aren't in danger — yet — of losing their jobs after..." February 26

  • For the 100th time, the Yankees are not for sale

    Hardball Talk "Earlier this week Mike Lupica — I know, whatever — said that he was convinced that the Steinbrenner family was going to sell the Yankees and chalked up the team’s failure to sign Max Scherzer as evidence of that. The idea: no more big albatross contracts so as to make the team a more desirable..." February 26

  • 3d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    K-Rod has agreement with brewers 2-yr deal

  • Source: Mets eye March 6 for Harvey Day

    ESPN New York "A Matt Harvey Day is coming soon! Mets officials tentatively have scheduled Harvey to face the Detroit Tigers in the first home Grapefruit League game on March 6, a source told ESPNNewYork.com. The event would mark Harvey's first game action since Aug. 24, 2013. He underwent Tommy John surgery..." February 26

  • Red Sox expect Shane Victorino to resume switch-hitting

    Providence Journal "The Red Sox lineup might not lean as much to the right as expected. Manager John Farrell said Thursday that Shane Victorino is likely to resume switch-hitting in 2015. Victorino had abandoned the practice in early August of 2013 because of the discomfort he felt swinging from the left side of the..." February 26

  • Davis says teammates put suspension behind them

    CSN Baltimore "Chris Davis got back on the field for the Orioles on Wednesday, and it was an excellent feeling. “I don’t think it was nerve wracking. It was almost kind of relieving just to kind of be out there and be with everybody, to be on the field, to be a part of team activities,” Davis said. “I..." February 26

  • Too early to know if Josh Hamilton's relapse has implications for Angels

    CBSSports.com "On Wednesday, our Jon Heyman heard Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton suffered a relapse in his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. He admitted the relapse to MLB and was in New York for a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday. Clearly, priority number one here is Hamilton's health. He will..." February 26

  • Josh Hamilton had a relapse this offseason that “involved at least cocaine”

    Hardball Talk "Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday afternoon that Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton had been summoned to New York City to meet with Major League Baseball officials concerning a “disciplinary issue.” There was immediate speculation from various corners of the internet that..." February 26

  • Ortiz: 'Things not good anymore' with A-Rod

    ESPN Boston "Once the best of friends, David Ortiz has not spoken with Alex Rodriguez since Rodriguez’s lawyer appeared to indirectly implicate Ortiz as a PED user in a radio interview. Ortiz said their friendship has not survived that controversy. “No, dude,’’ he said Wednesday afternoon. “I don’t..." February 26

  • Mark Ellis retires from baseball after 12 major league seasons

    San Francisco Chronicle "Mark Ellis, who spent nine of his 12 major-league seasons with the A’s, is retiring. “It was definitely time,” Ellis told The Chronicle on Wednesday evening. “My kids are getting older and I kind of realized it was time to do something else.” Ellis retires with a .991 fielding percentage,..." February 26

  • 3d
    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    #BlueJays say Michael Saunders tore meniscus in knee. Out to all star break

  • 3d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Asked a baseball executive if Hamilton’s discipline was for PEDs. His response: “Worse.” The executive declined to elaborate.

  • Angels “bracing for penalties” as Josh Hamilton meets with MLB about “disciplinary issue”

    Hardball Talk "Josh Hamilton is already facing a 2-3 month recovery timetable following shoulder surgery and now Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Angels outfielder “is meeting with Major League Baseball officials Wednesday about a disciplinary issue and the team is bracing for possible..." February 25

  • Yankees confident they can avoid paying A-Rod milestone bonuses

    CBSSports.com "The Yankees have long been presumed to be on the hook for up to $30 million in home run milestone bonuses to their disgraced superstar, Alex Rodriguez, and they still may be. But thanks to the wording in the marketing agreement, and maybe also the ability to put Rodriguez under oath in a potential..." February 25

  • Red Sox's Ortiz calls B.S. at MLB pace rules

    ESPN Boston "Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz launched a vivid and occasionally hilarious rant against baseball's new pace of play rules, especially the one that stipulates a batter keep one foot in the box at all times [with some exceptions]. "Is that new?'' Ortiz asked about the foot-in-box rule. "It..." February 25

  • Nick Markakis on Orioles: 'Don't believe a word they say'

    USA Today "Outfielder Nick Markakis had some pointed words for the Baltimore Orioles, telling USA TODAY Sports, "Don't believe a word they say," regarding his offseason departure. Markakis, 31, signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the Atlanta Braves in early December, shortly after negotiations..." February 25

  • Ryan Braun expects to be 'one of the best' again

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Ryan Braun expects to be "one of the best players in the league" again in 2015, assuming his right thumb remains healthy. That's a big "if," of course, considering the Brewers' rightfielder has been plagued by the thumb issue for nearly two seasons. Braun had a cryotherapy procedure performed..." February 25