3/24/2014 | Indians powerful in Carrasco's rotation bid
The Indians launched three home runs, and Carlos Carrasco turned in a decent outing, leading Cleveland to an 8-3 victory over the Reds on Monday afternoon at Goodyear Ballpark.
3/24/2014 | Lester contract situation should be resolved by opener
Now that the David Ortiz contract is settled, will the Red Sox soon be able to announce an extension for ace Jon Lester?
3/24/2014 | Rehabbing Iwakuma resumes throwing program
Injured Mariners All-Star pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma played catch from 45 feet for six to seven minutes on Monday as he continues to make his way back from a six-week layoff because of a sprained finger tendon.
3/24/2014 | Moore OK, on the mend to the relief of Rays
On Monday, Matt Moore told reporters he was doing fine and the swelling had gone down some after he had been struck on the mouth by a comebacker off the bat of Xander Bogaerts during Sunday's game.
3/24/2014 | Bailey faces Dodgers Minor Leaguers in return
In his first game of any kind since March 10, Reds pitcher Homer Bailey pitched five innings for Triple-A Louisville against Dodgers Minor Leaguers on Monday. Bailey, who had been out with a strained right groin, threw 76 pitches.
3/24/2014 | Latos feels strength return in scrimmage
Pitching in a Minor League game for Double-A Pensacola on Monday, Reds starter Mat Latos threw 43 pitches in three innings against the Dodgers' Double-A Chattanooga club.
3/24/2014 | If needed, Hamilton an option at shortstop
Depending on the final roster decisions that are made this week, the Reds could break camp without a shortstop to back up Zack Cozart. But the club has a player with 312 Minor League games played at the position in Billy Hamilton.
3/24/2014 | Underrated Lucroy is a key player for Brewers
Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy gives Ron Roenicke a rare luxury few managers have: consistently productive offense along with quality work behind the plate.
3/24/2014 | Announcing final roster cuts never easy for Hurdle
The Pirates still have 42 players in camp. By 3 p.m. ET Sunday afternoon, they will have to get down to 25. That subtraction will add up to a busy five days for general manager Neal Huntington -- and numerous trying conversations for manager Clint Hurdle.
3/24/2014 | In it for long haul, Bourn to start year on DL
The more Michael Bourn thought about it, the less sense it made to try to rush through his rehab in order to be in the Opening Day lineup for the Indians. It was later determined that Bourn would open the regular season on the 15-day disabled list because of his strained left hamstring.
3/24/2014 | Emphasizing potential, Indians option Bauer
As a former player, Indians manager Terry Francona understands that the day of a demotion is not always the best time for a detailed conversation -- but it was just that Monday morning for prospect Trevor Bauer.
3/24/2014 | Braves add veteran Harang after cutting Garcia
Hours after parting ways with Freddy Garcia, the Braves believe they found a better option in Aaron Harang.
3/24/2014 | Morales' seven K's, three homers pace Rox
Troy Tulowitzki, Nolan Arenado and Ryan Wheeler hit home runs, while starter Franklin Morales fanned seven in a strong outing for the Rockies in a 8-2 win over the Royals on Monday at Salt River Fields.
3/24/2014 | Niese on track after successful 'pen session
With raindrops falling around him, Jon Niese completed a successful bullpen session on Monday morning at Mets camp, keeping him on track to pitch April 6 against the Reds. The 45-pitch session marked Niese's first mound work since undergoing an MRI on his sore left elbow last Monday in New York.
3/24/2014 | Jordan impressive in latest bid to make rotation
A couple of fifth-starter candidates made strong cases to earn rotation spots Monday at Roger Dean Stadium. Taylor Jordan surrendered one run in 5 2/3 innings, while Nate McLouth homered and drove in two runs as the Nationals defeated the Marlins, 4-1. Miami's Tom Koehler was solid in six innings, but he was hurt twice by McLouth, who belted a homer to right field to open the sixth.
3/24/2014 | Buchanan's two spotless frames set tone for Phils
Phillies starter David Buchanan tossed a pair of spotless frames as the Phils topped the Blue Jays, 6-3, on Monday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in a game that was called in the eighth due to rain.
3/24/2014 | Oh, brother! Narrons living baseball dream together
Jerry and Johnny Narron played football and basketball while they were growing up. But they lived baseball.
3/24/2014 | Tigers-Pirates game canceled due to inclement weather
When the clock struck 1:05 p.m. ET on Monday at McKechnie Field, instead of a first pitch, the Pirates had a third rainout.
3/24/2014 | Astros option righty Zeid as roster nearly set
The Astros trimmed their Spring Training roster to 30 on Monday, optioning right-hander Josh Zeid to Triple-A Oklahoma City, reassigning outfielder Adron Chambers and catcher Rene Garcia to Minor League camp and releasing veteran infielder Cesar Izturis.
3/24/2014 | Twins moving toward return to contention
The improvement for 2014 should be modest, but the key is, yes, the Twins will be better. Picking up the pieces and returning to contention obviously will be difficult.
3/24/2014 | Rays prospect Colome suspended 50 games
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced Monday that Rays right-hander Alex Colome has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
3/24/2014 | Bourn to miss at least first four games of season
The Indians will be without center fielder Michael Bourn for at least the first four games of the season.
3/24/2014 | Brown looking to build on breakout year
It appears a recent battle with the flu won't derail Domonic Brown's quest to improve on a breakout 2013 season with the Phillies. The outfielder's power stroke was back on Sunday, a welcome sign for a club that has struggled offensively in Spring Training.
3/24/2014 | Abreu awaiting Phillies' roster decision
The Phillies have until Wednesday to make a decision on Bobby Abreu. They must add him to their Opening Day roster or he can ask for his release.
3/24/2014 | Infante reports no elbow issues after workout
Royals second baseman Omar Infante, trying to be ready for Opening Day, undertook a full workout on Monday and had no issues with his troublesome right elbow.
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