3/28/2014 | Lucas to miss four to six weeks with broken hand
Utility infielder Ed Lucas -- who earned a place on the Marlins' Opening Day roster on Thursday, then broke his left hand hours later when he was struck by a pitch -- is likely "going to be out four to six weeks," manager Mike Redmond said Friday.
3/28/2014 | Solano benefits from Lucas' bad break
Some 24 hours earlier, Donovan Solano had been mired in disappointment, worrying about where he and his wife were going to live in New Orleans and how he was going to get his car there. Friday night, with a newfound smile on his face, Solano was starting at shortstop for the Marlins against the Yankees.
3/28/2014 | Bogusevic holding out hope for roster spot
Brian Bogusevic said Friday, "As of right now, they've told me I'm not going to be on the 25-man roster to start the season." But that is all the 30-year-old outfielder knows for certain. "I'm in limbo," Bogusevic admitted.
3/28/2014 | Bone bruise might force Quentin to DL
Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin is a candidate to open the season on the disabled list with a bone bruise in his left knee.
3/28/2014 | Tasty new changes this year at PNC Park
It was no accident that the words "free lunch" appeared in bold lettering and were also underlined on the media advisory the Pirates sent out touting their annual "What's New at PNC Park" event. The changes are primarily of the delicious variety.
3/28/2014 | Roster decision on Segura looms for Brewers
The deadline for the Brewers to submit their 25-man roster for the start of the regular season arrives at 2 p.m. CT on Sunday, and the question left on the table is whether or not starting shortstop Jean Segura will be on it.
3/28/2014 | Brewers, Braun making trial run at Miller Park
The advantages to playing two final spring games at Miller Park were many, notably an opportunity for the squad to get used to a new grass surface and a chance for outfielder Ryan Braun to acclimate to right field in a Major League venue.
3/28/2014 | Reds facing roster decisions over weekend
Time is running out for the Reds to trim their roster from 38 players to 25 for Opening Day.
3/28/2014 | Yankees bring back Aceves on Minors deal
The Yankees have signed right-hander Alfredo Aceves, a member of the club's 2009 World Series championship roster, to a Minor League contract.
3/28/2014 | Ishikawa savors shot to resurrect career with Bucs
Left out in the cold on Opening Day a year ago, Travis Ishikawa will be basking in the 59 degrees that are forecast for the season opener in Pittsburgh on Monday.
3/28/2014 | Bonds, Groat, Leyland among presenters at opener
To celebrate their bright present, the Pirates will honor their past before Monday's PNC Park season opener, having former Bucs trophy winners be presenters of their huge haul of offseason Major League Baseball awards.
3/28/2014 | Infante looking like DL candidate to open '14
It's looking more and more like Royals second baseman Omar Infante will start the season on the disabled list. Infante remained at the training camp in Arizona on Friday rather than joining the club for the final two games of Spring Training at Miller Park.
3/28/2014 | Coleman testing troublesome swollen finger
Right-hander Louis Coleman will likely start the season on the disabled list because his swollen finger has made it difficult for him to command the ball. It's been a problem since early in camp when the finger was jammed by a batted ball during fielding practice.
3/28/2014 | Yost steps inside Miller Park on this return
Right fielder Nori Aoki wasn't the only ex-Brewer returning to Miller Park with the Royals on Friday night. Ned Yost, dismissed as Brewers' manager late in the 2008 season as the team was headed for the playoffs, was back inside the stadium for the first time since then.
3/28/2014 | Mayo: Toussaint headlines top NHSI prospects
There were some very good performances at the NHSI and there were some not-as-stellar showings, though it doesn't appear that anyone either greatly improved or severely damaged their stock. Still, some did fare better than others, and the list of Top 10 NHSI Prospects -- headlined by righty Touki Toussaint -- reflects that.
3/28/2014 | Braun makes powerful return to Miller Park
Ryan Braun hit a double and a three-run homer, while starter Matt Garza gave up two earned runs in his Miller Park debut in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Royals in an exhibition contest.
3/28/2014 | Betances, Nuno rewarded with spots on 25-man roster
The Yankees have informed right-hander Dellin Betances and left-hander Vidal Nuno that they are on the club's 25-man roster to begin the season, rounding out the last of their bullpen decisions.
3/28/2014 | Teixeira addresses bad habit, encouraged by health
Mark Teixeira said that he had been protecting his surgically repaired right wrist and not taking his most powerful cuts at the plate this spring, but a sit-down with Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long has addressed the problem.
3/28/2014 | Ellsbury expects to be in Opening Day lineup
Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury played six innings of a Minor League game in center field on Friday, going 2-for-5 with an infield single, and said that he expects to be ready to be in the Opening Day lineup.
3/28/2014 | Kelly gets in plenty of swings, feels 'good'
Don Kelly needed at-bats before Spring Training wrapped up after missing four days with a bad hamstring. He got seven of them on Friday.
3/28/2014 | Ausmus 'mulling over' using Davis in opener
There's no guarantee Rajai Davis will be leading off when the Tigers open the season on Monday against the Royals. For that matter, there's no guarantee yet that Davis will be starting that game in left field as manager Brad Ausmus weighs his options.
3/28/2014 | Lemon to help ring in Opening Day with first pitch
Former Tigers great Chet Lemon will lead off the Tigers' 30th anniversary celebration of the 1984 World Series championship team when he throws out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day. The Tigers announced the honor as part of their list of Opening Day ceremonies at Comerica Park.
3/28/2014 | Howard, Brown options to DH in Texas
Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown could start at designated hitter during the Phillies' season-opening series against the Rangers, manager Ryne Sandberg indicated on Friday.
3/28/2014 | Lee weighs in on new drug program rules
Phillies player representative Cliff Lee said earlier this week he would be in favor of increased penalties and testing for the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, and on Friday, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association announced modifications to the Program that accomplish both things.
3/28/2014 | Brown shakes off flu, says he's ready to go
Domonic Brown said he's recovered from a lingering flu that bothered him for over a week in Spring Training, and the Phillies outfielder believes he will be ready for Opening Day on Monday.
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