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Ehire Adrianza (SS - LAA)
2/26/24 7:27 PM - Angels hold on to win slugfest against Giants. Ehire Adrianza and Hunter Dozier hit home runs for the Angels, who blow a seven-run lead but take the final lead with a four-run seventh inning for an 11-9 victory.
Source: https://www.ocregister.com/2024/02/26/angels-hold-...

Freddie Freeman (1B - LAD)
2/26/24 6:39 PM - Freddie Freeman, Mookie Betts deliver as Dodgers top Rockies. Freeman and Betts combine to drive in three runs in the second inning, and the Dodgers turn six hits into five runs in the eighth to pull away for a 9-4 Cactus League victory in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Source: https://www.ocregister.com/2024/02/26/freddie-free...

Miguel Vargas (2B - LAD)
2/26/24 6:29 PM - Former Dodgers Top Prospect Confident in Position Change to Outfield Moving Forward. Former Dodgers Top Prospect Confident in Position Change to Outfield Moving Forward He may have no other choice but to convert to the outfield. Author: Ricardo Sandoval Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 8:28 PM EST In this story: Los Angeles Dodgers It's been a tough start for Los Angeles Dodgers' former top prospect, Miguel Vargas . Vargas was considered L.A.'s top prospect due to the hitting prowess that he displayed across all minor league levels, but he wasn't able to make a smooth transition to the MLB level in 2023. Injuries didn't help his cause, but Vargas is now fully healthy entering 2024. Only problem: he's learning a new position for the second straight spring.
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/dodgers/news/former-dodgers...

Joey Gallo (OF/1B - WSH)
2/26/24 6:17 PM - Mets prospect Tyler Stuart impressed in two scoreless innings facing Joey Gallo, Keibert Ruiz. MLB Facebook Twitter Flipboard WhatsApp Email Copy Mets prospect Tyler Stuart impressed in two scoreless innings facing Joey Gallo, Keibert Ruiz By Social Links for Mark W. Sanchez View Author Archive Get author RSS feed Thanks for contacting us. We've received your submission. Back to Reading Published Feb. 26, 2024, 8:17 p.m. ET Noteworthy items during the Mets' Grapefruit League action Monday : Something good Young righty Tyler Stuart, who was excellent last season between High-A and Double-A (2.20 ERA) but was not invited to major league camp, had a strong Grapefruit League debut in his spring call-up. The prospect threw two scoreless, one-hit innings and retired major league hitters such
Source: https://nypost.com/2024/02/26/sports/mets-prospect...

Lance Lynn (P - STL)
2/26/24 6:08 PM - Nick Nastrini ahead of schedule, off to good start with White Sox. Nick Nastrini usually comes to camp looking to find the feel for his pitches, to land his breaking ball in the strike zone and to operate effectively with two strikes. "But this offseason I put a major emphasis coming into spring training already having those skills dialed in, sharpened," Nastrini said. Acquired in the deal for veterans Lance Lynn and Joe Kelly at the trade deadline last season, the former Dodgers prospect made his first start Monday, going two innings.
Source: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/02/26/nick-nastr...

Jordan Westburg (2B/3B - BAL)
2/26/24 5:50 PM - Orioles observations on Coby Mayo’s hot spring start, Jordan Westburg’s opportunity and more. Coby Mayo and Jordan Westburg starred on each side of the Orioles’ split-squad games Monday.
Source: https://www.baltimoresun.com/2024/02/26/orioles-ob...

Luis Severino (P - NYM)
2/26/24 5:30 PM - Luis Severino believes improved sleep habits will help fatigue, performance for Mets. PORT ST. LUCIE — Luis Severino spent the winter focused more on Zzzzzzs than potential Ks. As last season neared conclusion, the veteran right-hander had a conversation with Eric Cressey, the Yankees' director of player health and performance. Severino was finishing his season in The Bronx on the injured list with an oblique strain and Cressey wanted to know, among other things, about the pitcher's sleep habits. Severino divulged he had trouble sleeping. With Severino headed to free agency — he signed a one-year contract worth $13 million with the Mets in November — Cressey recommended the pitcher find a sleep specialist. In the offseason, Luis Severino has paid more attention to his sleep habits
Source: https://nypost.com/2024/02/26/sports/mets-luis-sev...

Manny Machado (3B/DH - SD)
2/26/24 5:23 PM - Manny Machado Not Ready to Say He'll Be Able to Play in Padres' Opening Series in Korea. Manny Machado Not Ready to Say He'll Be Able to Play in Padres' Opening Series in Korea Machado unsure if he'll be ready for Opening Day. Author: Eva Geitheim Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 8:00 PM EST Manny Machado is still not sure if he will be ready to go for the San Diego Padres opening games against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Seoul, Korea. The Padres-Dodgers Seoul Series is now less than a month away, with the games taking place on March 20 and 21. Machado is returning from right elbow extensor tendon surgery that he got after the 2023 season. The 31-year-old infielder provided an updated on his status as the Padres head into their second week of Cactus League games. “It's far. It's three weeks.
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/padres/news/manny-machado-n...

Josh Naylor (1B/DH - CLE)
2/26/24 5:05 PM - Naylor, Fry, Tolentino have big hits in Guardians' win over Padres. Josh Naylor hit a two-run single, and David Fry hit a two-run home run as part of a four-run first inning in the Guardians' 7-4 victory over the Padres in the Cactus League on Feb. 26. Milan Tolentino added a two-run home in the sixth inning for Cleveland (2-1). Naylor hit another single in a 2-for-2 day at the plate. The Guardians had 11 hits as a team. Starting pitcher Ben Lively, signed in the offseason after being cut by the Reds, pitched one scoreless inning. He struck out one, gave up one hit and one walk. The Guardians face Oakland at 3:05 p.m., Feb. 27 in Goodyear, Ariz. Xzavion Curry is the scheduled starter, and the game will be shown on Bally Sports Great Lakes. THE SCORE Guardians
Source: https://www.morningjournal.com/2024/02/26/naylor-f...

Seth Lugo (P - KC)
2/26/24 5:02 PM - How new Kansas City Royals pitcher Seth Lugo fared in his spring training debut. Seth Lugo took the mound against the Chicago Cubs in his first spring training start.
Source: https://news.yahoo.com/kansas-city-royals-pitcher-...

Matt Barnes (P - FA)
2/26/24 4:56 PM - MLB Rumors: Ex-Red Sox Relief Pitcher Nearing Deal With NL Team. Sign In Matt Barnes underwent a setback last season with the Miami Marlins, and the 33-year-old is seeking a clean slate before Opening Day comes around. The right-hander joined Miami after being designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox last offseason, giving Barnes a change of scenery for the first time in his MLB career. But a 60-day trip to the injured list in July coupled with a 5.48 ERA across 21 1/3 innings pitched prompted a new start. Barnes, who elected free agency on Nov. 6, reportedly has made “good progress” toward a deal with the Washington Nationals, according to Chris Cotillo of MassLive. MORE RED SOX Keith Law Projects MLB Timelines For Red Sox Top Prospects by Greg Dudek
Source: https://nesn.com/2024/02/mlb-rumors-ex-red-sox-rel...

Joe Musgrove (P - SD)
2/26/24 4:56 PM - Padres update: Ethan Salas gets two hits; Cal Mitchell homers; Michael King sharp; Padres lose to Guardians.

Top prospect doubles for first hit of spring; After Joe Musgrove struggles, new starter Michael King shines; Ha-Seong Kim stays hot


Source: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/padres...

Enrique Hernandez (SS/2B/OF - LAD)
2/26/24 4:53 PM - Dodgers: Dave Roberts' immediate reaction to Enrique Hernandez signing. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Enrique Hernandez, or as many fans know him Kiké Hernandez, agreed to a reunion on Monday. The news was announced after Los Angeles traded Manuel Margot, who was acquired in the Tyler Glasnow deal, to the Minnesota Twins.
Source: https://clutchpoints.com/dodgers-news-dave-roberts...

Xander Bogaerts (SS - SD)
2/26/24 4:52 PM - 1 bonkers trade Padres must make before 2024 season. The San Diego Padres went all in for a championship in 2023, committing $255 million to their payroll. The Padres have several holes on their roster and their limited financial flexibility will make it difficult to improve the roster. Xander Bogaerts is a talented player, but his contract represents one of the worst values in the league. Moving Bogaerts would give the team breathing room to address their rotation.
Source: https://clutchpoints.com/bonkers-trade-padres-must...

Brett Sullivan (C - SD)
2/26/24 4:31 PM - Padres notes: Joe Musgrove tinkers; Yuki Matsui's MRI shows no structural damage.

Right-hander has another rough first inning in second Cactus League start, as he works on pitches; Brett Sullivan could see work in the field


Source: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/padres...

Francisco Lindor (SS - NYM)
2/26/24 4:25 PM - Mets Notebook: LuisAngel Acuña tallies 2 hits, Francisco Lindor does some coaching. You might recognize the names of the two Mets who supplied much of the Mets' offense in a 6-3 win against the Washington Nationals in Monday's Grapefruit League game. Luisangel Acuña, the brother of Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald, went 2-for-3 in his second-ever Grapefruit League game.
Source: https://www.nydailynews.com/2024/02/26/mets-notebo...

Jorge Soler (DH/OF - SF)
2/26/24 4:14 PM - SF Giants-Angels: Jorge Soler offers preview of things to come in debut. Stepping into the batter's box Monday afternoon for the first time with the San Francisco Giants, Jorge Soler cocked the two-toned Marucci bat over his right shoulder and, on the very first pitch he saw, unloaded with a fury. The big slugger came out swinging in his Giants debut, but the preview of what's to come, they hope, was what followed. A few pitches later, Soler cracked a line-drive single into left field, recording a hit in his first exhibition at-bat with his new team. Flores, who helped recruit Soler to San Francisco, trotted home.
Source: https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2024/02/26/sf-giants-...

Jorbit Vivas (2B - NYY)
2/26/24 4:02 PM - Yankees prospect Jorbit Vivas having an ‘interesting’ spring training so far. After prospect Jorbit Vivas hit his second home run of the spring in Monday's win, Yankees manager Aaron Boone called the infielder "interesting."
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/jorbit-vivas-having-inter...

Johan Rojas (OF - PHI)
2/26/24 4:01 PM - Inside the Phillies: Johan Rojas has a 'win-a-job' mentality, how the clubhouse energy is different, and more. Johan Rojas is used to proving himself, and he says this spring won't be any different. The Phillies center fielder now has 59 big-league games under his belt — with a .302/.342/.430 slash line — and has made some highlight-reel plays. The Phillies won't anoint him the everyday center fielder until they see that he can hold his own at the plate. “I come here every year to win a job,” Rojas said.
Source: https://www.inquirer.com/phillies/phillies-johan-r...

Lucas Giolito (P - BOS)
2/26/24 4:00 PM - Alex Cora comments on Lucas Giolito's Red Sox debut, starting rotation battle. Lucas Giolito made his first start as a Boston Red Sox in the Grapefruit League. The Sox's biggest offseason acquisition faced the Minnesota Twins as his opening test. Giolito posted two scoreless innings without allowing a hit on Sunday afternoon. The righty was shocked by the crowd turnout at JetBlue Park for the game and he said he's excited to play in Boston after such a warm reception from fans.
Source: https://bosoxinjection.com/posts/alex-cora-comment...

Yuki Matsui (P - SD)
2/26/24 3:56 PM - Padres Manager Provides Update on Injured Reliever. Padres Manager Provides Update on Injured Reliever Padres will be cautious with their southpaw reliever. Author: Ricardo Sandoval Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 6:00 PM EST On Sunday, San Diego Padres manager Mike Shildt revealed left-handed reliever Yuki Matsui was day-to-day with a back injury. On Monday, Matsui received an MRI, and his designation did not change. The MRI showed inflammation but no structural damage in his back, per The Athletic's Dennis Lin. Shildt also told reporters, including Kevin Acee of the San Diego Tribune , that the team will be cautious with Matsui. “We're gonna play it by ear,” Shildt said. “He has gotten some relief with it. We don't have a lot of history with
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/padres/news/padres-manager-...

Merrill Kelly (P - AZ)
2/26/24 3:51 PM - ‘Criminally underrated’: Diamondbacks’ Merrill Kelly has high goals after breakout October. Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Merrill Kelly, who burst onto the national scene in October, wants to be a Cy Young contender this year.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/criminally-underrated-dia...

Deyvison De Los Santos (3B - CLE)
2/26/24 3:34 PM - Guardians Want David Fry To 'Solely Focus On Catching' At Start Of Camp. Deyvison De Los Santos, Johnathan Rodriguez, Jhonkensy Noel Ready To Make Impact For Guardians Deyvison De Los Santos, Johnathan Rodriguez, Jhonkensy Noel Ready To Make Impact For Guardians Guardians Want David Fry To 'Solely Focus On Catching' At Start Of Camp David Fry made a name for himself as a super-utility player, but the Cleveland Guardians want him to focus on one position at the start of spring training. Author: Tommy Wild Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 5:33 PM EST In this story: Cleveland Guardians Versatility is a great thing to have. Stephen Vogt made it clear to the Cleveland Guardians ' younger players that flexibility is the easiest path to playing time. However, Vogt wants David
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/guardians/news/cleveland-gu...

Luis Castillo (P - SEA)
2/26/24 3:25 PM - Led by Luis Castillo, Mariners pitchers blank Reds for first Cactus League win. Making his first start of the spring, right-hander Luis Castillo looked strong against his former team, tossing two hitless innings with a walk and a strikeout.
Source: https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/mariners/led-b...

Alek Thomas (OF - AZ)
2/26/24 3:15 PM - D-backs Spring Training Notes: February 26. D-backs Spring Training Notes: February 26 Hear the latest updates from manager Torey Lovullo. Author: Alex D'Agostino Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 5:10 PM EST In this story: Arizona Diamondbacks The Diamondbacks face off in a Spring matchup against the Oakland A's today. Ahead of the game, manager Torey Lovullo spoke to the media about the latest in D-backs news. OF Alek Thomas Alek Thomas was scratched from the lineup for this game, dealing with wrist soreness. Lovullo said the issue had been bothering the young lefty for a few days, but it isn't a cause for major concern. “Just a little right wrist soreness, nothing to set off any alarms. But we just felt like it would be the right
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/diamondbacks/news/d-backs-s...

Max Kranick (P - NYM)
2/26/24 3:01 PM - Lifelong Mets fan Max Kranick starts bid for roster spot with ‘encouraging’ outing. Right-hander Max Kranick, who grew up rooting for the Mets, started the spring with a strong outing in Monday's win over the Washington Nationals.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/lifelong-mets-fan-max-kra...

Dominic Fletcher (OF - CHW)
2/26/24 2:59 PM - Trade surprised new White Sox OF Dominic Fletcher, who knows it was probably for the best. Which is what the National League champion Diamondbacks handed to outfielder Dominic Fletcher by trading him to the Sox on Feb. 3. The opportunity for Fletcher could mark a significant break for his career.
Source: https://chicago.suntimes.com/white-sox/2024/02/26/...

Yordan Alvarez (DH/OF - HOU)
2/26/24 2:51 PM - Astros' Yordan Alvarez plan is Joe Espada's latest winning move.

Houston's lefty masher should get to the plate more than ever in 2024. 


Source: https://www.chron.com/sports/astros/article/yordan...

Stephen Vogt (DH - FA)
2/26/24 2:50 PM - Stephen Vogt learned from Diamondbacks on way to manager role. Catcher Stephen Vogt knew he wanted to become a major league manager well before his playing days were over, even ahead of his Arizona Diamondbacks tenure in 2020-21. One year removed from his 10-year playing career, he received that chance as the manager of the Cleveland Guardians, replacing Terry Francona this offseason. Vogt's time in Arizona was cut short by the 60-game 2020 season caused by COVID-19 and bargaining between the league and players association, but he still took something away from manager Torey Lovullo's handling of the players. “I kind of always wanted to do this, but 2018 when I was in Milwaukee is when it really hammered home like this is what I want to do,” Vogt told Arizona Sports at Cactus League Media Day last week.
Source: https://arizonasports.com/story/3543482/former-dia...

Jake Bauers (OF/1B - MIL)
2/26/24 2:31 PM - Looking for a home: Brewers' Jake Bauers hoping his seventh organization is best fit yet. Jake Bauers, once a highly regarded hitter, is with his seventh organization after being traded to the Brewers. Will this be the right fit?
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/looking-home-brewers-jake...

Tyler Matzek (P - ATL)
2/26/24 2:26 PM - Braves notes: Tyler Matzek returns; Hall of Famer's nephew gets into game. It marked his last appearance in a game – until Monday's spring training contest at CoolToday Park. In his return to the mound from Tommy John surgery, Matzek allowed a hit and issued a walk in a scoreless inning. “That was pretty good,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said.
Source: https://www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-braves/braves-n...

Shohei Ohtani (DH - LAD)
2/26/24 2:20 PM - Shohei Ohtani set for Dodgers spring training debut, but Seoul Series appearance could be in question. Ohtani is expected to be the Dodgers' full-time DH this year
Source: https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/shohei-ohtani-s...

Whit Merrifield (OF/2B - PHI)
2/26/24 2:16 PM - Merrifield goes yard, hopes to apply lessons from Toronto to role with Phillies. Whit Merrifield felt pressure to prove himself the last time he joined a new team, and he talked Monday about how that experience could help him with the Phillies.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/merrifield-goes-yard-hope...

Brian Serven (C - TOR)
2/26/24 2:05 PM - Serven drives in five, Jays thump Pirates 8-4 for first pre-season win. Brian Serven hit a three-run homer and drove in five runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-4 Monday for their first win of spring training. Serven's two-out homer in the sixth inning came with Garrett Spain and Spencer Horwitz on base and put the Blue Jays up 6-0.
Source: https://www.richmond-news.com/national-sports/serv...

Chris Bassitt (P - TOR)
2/26/24 2:01 PM - Chris Bassitt boasts Blue Jays rotation will be even stronger this season. Share this Story : Chris Bassitt boasts Blue Jays rotation will be even stronger this season Copy Link Email X Reddit Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Breadcrumb Trail Links Toronto Blue Jays Sports MLB Baseball Chris Bassitt boasts Blue Jays rotation will be even stronger this season Get the latest from Rob Longley straight to your inbox Sign Up Author of the article: Rob Longley Published Feb 26, 2024 • Last updated 34 minutes ago • 2 minute read Join the conversation Toronto Blue Jays Chris Bassitt pitches during third inning Spring Training action against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Canadian Press Article content DUNEDIN — Did one of the best starting rotations in baseball hit its ceiling to save
Source: https://torontosun.com/sports/baseball/toronto-blu...

Dylan Cease (P - CHW)
2/26/24 2:00 PM - 2024 Opening Day starter tracker: White Sox tap Dylan Cease, Mitch Keller, Pablo López get Game 1 honors. The Opening Day nod is a huge honor, even if it's just one game out of 162
Source: https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/2024-opening-da...

Jose Miranda (3B - MIN)
2/26/24 2:00 PM - Twins lose to Yankees as Miranda shows off recovery from injury. TAMPA, FLA. — Jose Miranda lined an RBI double down the right field line in the third inning and barreled into second base with a head-first slide. After an offseason shoulder procedure around his rotator cuff, the Twins are limiting Miranda to designated hitter for the first couple of weeks of spring training games. In a 9-2 loss to the New York Yankees at George Steinbrenner Field on Monday, ...
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/twins-lose-yankees-mirand...

Tim Anderson (SS - MIA)
2/26/24 1:56 PM - Former AL batting champion Tim Anderson would get a $500,000 assignment bonus if traded by Marlins. Former AL batting champion Tim Anderson would get a $500,000 assignment bonus if traded during this season by the Miami Marlins. The 30-year-old had spent all eight of his major league seasons with the Chicago White Sox. After leading the majors with a .335 average in 2019, Anderson hit .245 last year, the second-lowest of his big league career, ahead of his .240 average in 2018.
Source: https://news.yahoo.com/former-al-batting-champion-...

Jurickson Profar (OF - SD)
2/26/24 1:55 PM - Jurickson Profar would earn $2.5 million with Padres if he has 600 plate appearances. Jurickson Profar would earn $2.5 million as part of his contract with the San Diego Padres if he has 600 plate appearances this year. San Diego started spring training with only two outfielders on its 40-man roster, right fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. and José Azocar.
Source: https://kstp.com/associated-press/ap-national-spor...

Russell Wilson (SS - NYY)
2/26/24 1:54 PM - Why Russell Wilson to the Steelers could work | The Herd. Colin Cowherd heard a rumor that Russell Wilson could be leaving the Denver Broncos for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Watch as he lays out why this might be a perfect fit, or at least a better fit than previously rumored Steelers' option Justin Fields.
Source: https://www.foxsports.com/watch/fmc-r3xxvfmpyox039...

Nestor Cortes (P - NYY)
2/26/24 1:47 PM - Juan Soto drives in two, Nestor Cortes solid as Yankees defeat Twins, 9-2. Nestor Cortes was solid in his spring training debut, and Juan Soto drove in two more runs as the Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins, 9-2, on Monday afternoon.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/juan-soto-drives-two-nest...

Mitch Keller (P - PIT)
2/26/24 1:44 PM - Mitch Keller gets signing bonus of just over $2M as part of his $77M, 5-year deal with Pirates.. All-Star right-hander Mitch Keller gets a $2,057,500 signing bonus as part of his $77 million, five-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Keller gets a hotel suite on road trips. Keller is coming off a breakthrough season in which he became a first-time All-Star.
Source: https://news.yahoo.com/mitch-keller-gets-signing-b...

Pete Alonso (1B - NYM)
2/26/24 1:43 PM - Pete Alonso doubles twice, Luisangel Acuña rips a pair of singles as Mets top Nationals. The Mets beat the Washington Nationals, 6-3, on Monday afternoon as their spring training slate continued.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/pete-alonso-doubles-twice...

Kyle Bradish (P - BAL)
2/26/24 1:42 PM - Orioles' Improved Hurler Makes Rotation Interesting. Baltimore Orioles' Improved Hurler Makes Rotation Much More Interesting The starting rotation for the Baltimore Orioles will be much more interesting if this is the version of their hurler that they'll get all season. Author: Brad Wakai Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 4:00 PM EST In this story: Baltimore Orioles The 2024 season didn't get off to the greatest start for the Baltimore Orioles when three worrisome injuries were announced for three of their important organizational pieces. Kyle Bradish and John Means are dealing with some elbow issues that are expected to keep them out for the beginning of the year. Samuel Basallo has a stress fracture that is preventing him from throwing. The Bradish
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/orioles/news/baltimore-orio...

Masyn Winn (SS - STL)
2/26/24 1:40 PM - Right on schedule, confident Masyn Winn is poised to be Cardinals’ opening day shortstop. “He believes in himself, we believe in him, and he plays like it,” manager Oliver Marmol said.
Source: https://news.yahoo.com/schedule-confident-masyn-wi...

Tanner Houck (P - BOS)
2/26/24 1:38 PM - Red Sox pitcher competing for rotation spot wants to make decision 'hard'. Tanner Houck is competing for a spot in the Red Sox' starting rotation and his first audition went well Monday. “I was happy with the sinker, cutter and split,” Houck said here at JetBlue Park. Cora on Saturday indicated that three of the five rotation spots are essentially accounted for in Lucas Giolito, Nick Pivetta and Brayan Bello.
Source: https://www.masslive.com/redsox/2024/02/red-sox-pi...

Cody Bellinger (OF/1B - CHC)
2/26/24 1:37 PM - Cody Bellinger returns to Cubs; Examining the Kyle Filipowski court-storm fiasco. Bellinger got three years and $80 million; Duke coach Jon Scheyer called for change
Source: https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/cody-bellinger-...

Riley Greene (OF - DET)
2/26/24 1:32 PM - Riley Greene returns, Jack Flaherty works quickly in Detroit Tigers' 4-0 win over Astros. The Detroit Tigers picked up their first win of spring training on Monday against the Houston Astros. Here's what you need to know:
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/riley-greene-returns-jack...

Carlos Correa (SS - MIN)
2/26/24 1:28 PM - Should the Twins break the bank to sign a top free agent now? Maybe not. Should the Twins break the bank to sign a top free agent now? Maybe not Go big now? It might be better to wait until the trade deadline. Author: Adam Uren for Bring Me The Sports Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 3:27 PM EST In this story: Minnesota Twins Carlos Correa Minnesota Twins executive chair Joe Pohlad has been battered from pillar to post since his comments last week that the organization will not be in contention for one of the major free agents yet to sign this offseason. "The players that are out there right now, that, probably, a bunch of fans are talking about, we're not in the market for those players," Pohlad said, adding that the Twins are still in the market for other additions,
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/twins/news/should-the-twins...

Andrew Heaney (P - TEX)
2/26/24 1:27 PM - After Initial Mess, Rangers Andrew Heaney Cleans Up In Spring Start. After Early Mess, Texas Rangers Lefty Andrew Heaney Cleans Up In First Spring Start Texas Rangers left-hander Andrew Heaney pitched out of a self-made mess early in his first spring start but finished with five strikeouts in two innings. Author: Stefan Stevenson Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 3:26 PM EST In this story: Texas Rangers Andrew Heaney SURPRISE, Ariz. — Count Andrew Heaney as another Texas Rangers pitcher still adjusting to the quicker pitch clock this spring. The left-hander made his first Cactus League appearance on Sunday, and despite some early traffic, he looked very good. He struck out five in two innings against the San Francisco Giants . The five punch outs came after he walked
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/rangers/news/texas-rangers-...

Tyler Glasnow (P - LAD)
2/26/24 1:25 PM - Dodgers re-sign Kiké Hernández after trading Manuel Margot to Twins. Dodgers utilityman Kiké Hernández signs a one-year, $4 million deal with the Dodgers. Margot was acquired in the offseason as part of the Tyler Glasnow deal.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/dodgers-close-signing-kik...

Bryce Harper (DH/1B - PHI)
2/26/24 1:16 PM - Bryce Harper has 8 years left on his Phillies contract, so why does he want an extension?. The Philadelphia superstar wants to renegotiate but lacks the leverage to meaningfully rework his contract.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/bryce-harper-has-8-years-...

Manuel Margot (OF - MIN)
2/26/24 1:06 PM - Dodgers To Trade Manuel Margot to Twins, Here's What It Could Mean. Dodgers To Trade Manuel Margot to Twins, Here's What It Could Mean There are two clear possibilities. Author: Noah Camras Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 3:05 PM EST In this story: Los Angeles Dodgers The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly agreed to trade outfielder Manuel Margot to the Minnesota Twins. They are receiving shortstop prospect Noah Miller in return, per Jon Heyman of the New York Post. The Dodgers acquired Margot in the trade with the Tampa Bay Rays for right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow, and are now shipping him just a few months later. Why? There are a few reasons the Dodgers could be making this move. Aside from the fact that they may love the return they are getting — the No. 36
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/dodgers/news/dodgers-to-tra...

Garrett Hampson (OF/SS - KC)
2/26/24 12:50 PM - Kansas City Royals Player Goes Viral For Crazy Stats in Broadcast Graphic Error. Kansas City Royals' Garrett Hampson Goes Viral For Crazy Stats in Broadcast Graphic Error According to Bally Sports, newly-signed Kansas City Royals utility man Garrett Hampson hit 61 home runs with 23 RBI in 252 games with the Miami Marlins in 2023. Author: Sam Connon Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 2:50 PM EST In this story: Kansas City Royals Miami Marlins Colorado Rockies Utility man Garrett Hampson had a commendable 2023 season with the Miami Marlins , posting the highest batting average and WAR of his six-year MLB career. Hampson did not, however, shatter any records or break the basic math at the center of baseball statistics, which may be news to Bally Sports' production team. The broadcast
Source: https://www.si.com/fannation/mlb/fastball/news/kan...

Alek Manoah (P - TOR)
2/26/24 12:37 PM - Blue Jays: Alek Manoah's crushing admission on horrific 2023 campaign. Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah was once in contention for the Cy Young Award, but his 2023 season could not have gone much worse, and he spoke about what it was like to go through the struggles last season after reporting to spring training ahead of what is hopefully a bounce back season in 2024. The Blue Jays had hoped that Manoah would continue on the trajectory he had been on from the previous two seasons.
Source: https://clutchpoints.com/blue-jays-news-alek-manoa...

Julio Rodriguez (OF - SEA)
2/26/24 12:35 PM - Mariners injury updates: Julio Rodriguez sidelined with hand issue, Santos to resume throwing. Rodriguez is dealing with some inflammation in the back of his left hand and has been held out of activities, specifically swinging a. bat.
Source: https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/mariners/marin...

Brandon Crawford (SS - STL)
2/26/24 12:35 PM - Multi-Time Gold Glover Mentioned as Strong Fit For St. Louis Cardinals. Multi-Time Gold Glover Mentioned as Strong Fit For St. Louis Cardinals According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, longtime San Francisco Giants' stalwart Brandon Crawford could sign with the St. Louis Cardinals. Author: Brady Farkas Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 2:35 PM EST In this story: San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals The St. Louis Cardinals and longtime shortstop Brandon Crawford could be a fit for a potential deal, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Crawford, at 37 three years older than Ahmed, is still talking to teams, according to sources. The Cardinals are among the teams looking for shortstop depth, they're believed to have strong interest
Source: https://www.si.com/fannation/mlb/fastball/news/lon...

Griffin Canning (P - LAA)
2/26/24 12:33 PM - Angels manager Ron Washington's firm challenge to pitcher will excite Mike Trout. The Los Angeles Angels need a leader in the starting rotation, and manager Ron Washington believes Griffin Canning can fill that void. “He stands out in everything he does,” Washington said of Canning. There might be older guys on the pitching staff, but let me tell you something. The Angels have an intriguing starting rotation.
Source: https://clutchpoints.com/angels-news-ron-washingto...

Mitch Spence (P - OAK)
2/26/24 12:29 PM - [SB Nation: Athletics Nation] - Diamondbacks vs. Athletics Spring Training game thread. The Oakland Athletics are back in action Monday where they will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in Cactus League action. Mitch Spence will make his A’s debut for Oakland while the Diamondbacks...
Source: https://sportspyder.com/mlb/oakland-athletics/arti...

Garrett Cooper (1B/DH - FA)
2/26/24 11:58 AM - Padres Free Agent Signs With NL Central Team. Padres Free Agent Signs With NL Central Team His Padres tenure turned out to be short. Author: Ricardo Sandoval Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 1:57 PM EST San Diego Padres free agent first baseman and former All-Star Garrett Cooper is heading to the Midwest. Herald Sports' Craig Mish shared on X that Cooper is signing with the Chicago Cubs. It is a minor league deal, and Cooper will receive an invitation to Chicago's big league spring training. The 33-year-old is coming off a season in which he split time between the Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres. Cooper was acquired by the Padres at the trade deadline, and appeared in 41 games with San Diego. In 117 at-bats with the Friars, Cooper
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/padres/news/padres-free-age...

Jack Flaherty (P - DET)
2/26/24 11:57 AM - Detroit Tigers Pitcher Impresses in First Taste of Grapefruit League Action. Jack Flaherty Impresses in First Taste of Grapefruit League Action With Detroit Tigers The Detroit Tigers took a flier on longtime St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty in free agency this winter, and he opened Spring Training with a nearly-perfect inning. Author: Sam Connon Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 1:52 PM EST In this story: Detroit Tigers St. Louis Cardinals Baltimore Orioles Jack Flaherty drew the start for the Detroit Tigers against the Houston Astros on Monday, and he made the most of his limited time on the mound. Flaherty – who the Tigers signed to a one-year, $14 million contract in December – didn't allow a hit, walk or run in the first inning. It took him ten pitches to retire
Source: https://www.si.com/fannation/mlb/fastball/news/sta...

Jordan Montgomery (P - FA)
2/26/24 11:39 AM - Jordan Montgomery rumors: Red Sox remotely met with free-agent starter, but no movement toward deal yet. Montgomery has been tied to the Red Sox all offseason
Source: https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/jordan-montgome...

Harrison Bader (OF - NYM)
2/26/24 11:37 AM - Mets plan for top prospect Drew Gilbert to stay in center field throughout spring: Could he be Harrison Bader safety valve?. Carlos Mendoza's praise was high for one of the Mets' top prospects, outfielder Drew Gilbert, ahead of his spring training debut on Monday. The 23-year-old Gilbert, who is a top two or three prospect within the organization, is preparing for his first full season in the Mets' organization after being the centerpiece of the return from the Houston Astros in the trade involving Justin Verlander last summer. Gilbert was the Astros' No. 1 prospect, slashing .241/.342/.371 (.713 OPS) with six home runs, and 20 RBI in 60 games with Houston's Double-A affiliate before he was sent to New York.
Source: https://www.amny.com/sports/mets-drew-gilbert-cf-s...

Blake Walston (P - AZ)
2/26/24 11:33 AM - Blake Walston Takes a Turn for D-backs against the A's. Blake Walston Takes a Turn for D-backs against the A's The 5th starter competition continues to be a hot one for the Diamondbacks Author: Jack Sommers Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 1:33 PM EST In this story: Arizona Diamondbacks Oakland Athletics The Diamondbacks play the A's today at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, game time is 1:05 P.M. There is no D-backs television or radio available for this game. A's radio KNEW 960 will be broadcasting the game. This is the 4th spring training Cactus League game for the D-backs, and the team has run out their four candidates for the 5th starter's spot for each game. Previously Tommy Henry, Ryne Nelson, and Slade Cecconi all had impressive two-inning
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/diamondbacks/game-day/blake...

Nick Ahmed (SS - SF)
2/26/24 11:31 AM - Newest SF Giant Nick Ahmed signed up to 'beat the Diamondbacks' — if he can make the roster. When the Diamondbacks made their improbable run to the World Series last fall, the organization's longest-tenured player entering that spring was forced to watch from the couch. After 10 years, primarily as Arizona's everyday shortstop, Nick Ahmed was released last September, a month before the team clinched its first postseason berth since 2017, eventually making it all the way to the World Series, where they were defeated by Bruce Bochy's Texas Rangers. Now, the newest addition to the San Francisco Giants' spring clubhouse said Monday morning, he plans to use that as fuel. “That was hard, honestly,” Ahmed said.
Source: https://www.marinij.com/2024/02/26/newest-sf-giant...

Shohei Ohtani (DH - LAD)
2/26/24 11:20 AM - Shohei Ohtani set for Dodgers spring training debut, but Seoul Series appearance could be in question. Ohtani is expected to be the Dodgers' full-time DH this year
Source: https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/shohei-ohtani-s...

Zach Jackson (P - OAK)
2/26/24 11:16 AM - [Oakland A's Videos] - A's vs Diamondbacks Pregame Show | A's Cast Live February 26, 2024. A's Cast Live with Chris Townsend ahead of the A's & Dbacks!Guests:Zach Jackson 10:30Johnny Doskow 11:00Ken Korach 11:45
Source: https://sportspyder.com/mlb/oakland-athletics/arti...

Juan Soto (OF - NYY)
2/26/24 11:05 AM - Juan Soto Gushes About Yankees Teammate Aaron Judge After Spring Training Debut. “I knew he was a great guy, but I didn't know he was that good,” Soto said of Judge, per Hoch. “If he's feeling right and he's doing his thing, that's only going to take us one step closer to a World Series.”
Source: https://tylerpaper.com/arena/sports-illustrated/ju...

Nolan Jones (OF - COL)
2/26/24 11:01 AM - It’s All About Who You Know: 2024 Fantasy Baseball Team Strategy. In our ultra-premium, ultra-secret Razzball Discord (which is only for writers and those people who podcast enough that they get called writers), Rudy wrote the following about his Draft Champions decision-making process:  Now, aside from that killer avatar that Coolwhip made for Rudy, there are a few takeaways we can make from Rudy's statement.  Nolan Jones lacks desirable individual metrics: his career average K% hovers near 30%, a rate which is unsustainable for producing above-average fantasy hitters.  Nolan Jones lacks track record: he has a notch over 500 MLB at bats, which worries Rudy. Clearly, 500 AB doesn't worry the field about Corbin Carroll's repeatability, but you do you.  The Rockies suck. "That god awful offense" refers to the Rockies, not Nolan Jones, bee-tee-dubya.  Per Fangraphs, the Colorado Rockies are projected to have the largest run differential in MLB in 2024, and an average overall runs scored per game rate.  Who did Rudy choose instead? Adley Rutschman, the catcher for the Baltimore Orioles. Rutschman has twice the MLB sample size of Nolan Jones, a 10% lower K rate in that experience, and bats on a team that's projected for a bit more runs than the Rockies. Good choice, Rudy! 
Source: https://razzball.com/its-all-about-who-you-know-20...

Dylan Cease (P - CHW)
2/26/24 11:00 AM - 2024 Opening Day starter tracker: White Sox tap Dylan Cease, Mitch Keller, Pablo López get Game 1 honors. The Opening Day nod is a huge honor, even if it's just one game out of 162
Source: https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/2024-opening-da...

Royce Lewis (3B - MIN)
2/26/24 10:38 AM - Twins 3B Royce Lewis sits down with Jim Rich at Spring Training. The Minnesota Twins are in Spring Training with the season-opening series at Kansas City about a month away.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/twins-3b-royce-lewis-sits...

Yoshinobu Yamamoto (P - LAD)
2/26/24 10:34 AM - Dodgers' Yoshinobu Yamamoto to make spring training debut Wednesday vs Rangers. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been a hub of hype for the last few months, and anticipation is only building during spring training. At long last, fans will get to see Yoshinobu Yamamoto start a game while wearing the Dodger Blue. The Japanese star will make his Cactus League debut this Wednesday, Feb. 28 against the Texas Rangers, per Juan Toribio of MLB.com. Fellow starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow took the mound on Saturday, two-time American League MVP Shohei Ohtani will be in action on Tuesday, and then Yamamoto will have his chance to make a grand first impression.
Source: https://clutchpoints.com/dodgers-news-yoshinobu-ya...

Hunter Renfroe (OF - KC)
2/26/24 10:33 AM - Kansas City Royals' Impact Bat Working His Way Back From Back Injury, Per Reports. Kansas City Royals' Impact Bat Working His Way Back From Back Injury, Per Reports Hunter Renfroe, who signed a two-year deal with the Kansas City Royals this offseason, is working his way back from a back injury and should be in the lineup by midweek. Author: Brady Farkas Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 12:32 PM EST In this story: Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals' slugging outfielder Hunter Renfroe is set to make his Cactus League debut on Wednesday, according to a report from Anne Rogers of MLB.com. Per Rogers on social media: Hunter Renfroe has been dealing with some lower back tightness, manager Matt Quatraro said, which is why he hasn't appeared in a game yet. But Renfroe is participating
Source: https://www.si.com/fannation/mlb/fastball/injuries...

Tommy Edman (2B/SS/OF - STL)
2/26/24 10:24 AM - Cardinals' Oli Marmol gives important Tommy Edman injury update. Tommy Edman received a pivotal injury update Monday. The versatile St. Louis Cardinals former Gold Glove winner is dealing with a wrist injury. Cardinals manager Oli Marmol provided the latest update on Edman Monday, via John Denton of MLB.com.
Source: https://clutchpoints.com/cardinals-news-oli-marmol...

Jasson Dominguez (OF - NYY)
2/26/24 10:23 AM - New York Yankees' Young Stud Takes Critical Step in Rehab From Serious Elbow Injury. New York Yankees' Young Stud Takes Critical Step in Rehab From Serious Elbow Injury After undergoing Tommy John surgery late last season, New York Yankees' top prospect Jasson Dominguez took a critical step on Monday, taking his first swings post-surgery. Author: Brady Farkas Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 12:22 PM EST In this story: New York Yankees New York Yankees ' top prospect Jasson Dominguez took a critical step in his return from Tommy John surgery on Monday: taking his first swings. Per Merdith Marakovits of the YES Network on social media: Jasson Dominguez took 20 swings off the tee today. First time swinging post surgery. All went well. Expects to do the same Wednesday #yankees The
Source: https://www.si.com/fannation/mlb/fastball/injuries...

Marco Luciano (SS - SF)
2/26/24 10:16 AM - Why Giants signed two-time Gold Glove winner Ahmed to MILB contract. The Giants on Monday added veteran shortstop insurance behind starter Marco Luciano.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/why-giants-signed-two-tim...

Justin Verlander (P - HOU)
2/26/24 10:09 AM - Astros' Ace Has Concerning Comments About Availability. Houston Astros' Ace Has Concerning Comments About Opening Day Availability It seems like the Houston Astros might be without their ace on Opening Day. Author: Brad Wakai Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 12:08 PM EST In this story: Houston Astros Coming into the season, there was a ton of excitement surrounding the Houston Astros after scraping together a very solid offseason after it looked like their roster might regress. With star players already present, they expect to contend each and every year. Unfortunately, things might be off to a rocky start before it even begins after Justin Verlander came into Spring Training behind schedule from rehabbing a shoulder injury. His Opening Day availability
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/astros/news/houston-astros-...

Kyle Harrison (P - SF)
2/26/24 10:08 AM - Harrison, expected Giants No. 2 starter, dominates spring debut. With only two innings to work with in his spring debut, there wasn't much that Giants starter Kyle Harrison could do on Sunday to grab bragging rights in the family group chat. "He's still the favorite child," Kyle said on Sunday, smiling. The older Harrison brother did make it a close race, though. Facing a Texas Rangers lineup full of veterans, Harrison struck out four in two hitless innings on Sunday.
Source: https://www.nbcsportsbayarea.com/mlb/san-francisco...

Miguel Sano (1B - LAA)
2/26/24 10:00 AM - LA Angels NRI Miguel Sano revealed he lost absurd amount of weight for 2024 comeback. When the Los Angeles Angels announced their non-roster invites list before spring training, most of the names were clearly just prospects that had little chance of making the club out of spring training, as well as a few fringe MLB guys just looking for a chance. Fans may remember that Sano burst on to the scene with the Twins when he hit 18 homers in just 80 games his rookie season. Unfortunately, Sano's issues with strikeouts, as well as a knee injury in 2022, hurt his production dramatically, and he found himself let go by the Twins and unable to get a job in the big leagues at all for 2023.
Source: https://halohangout.com/posts/la-angels-nri-miguel...

Yordan Alvarez (DH/OF - HOU)
2/26/24 9:51 AM - Astros' Yordan Alvarez plan is Joe Espada's latest winning move.

Houston's lefty masher should get to the plate more than ever in 2024. 


Source: https://www.chron.com/sports/astros/article/yordan...

Cody Bellinger (OF/1B - CHC)
2/26/24 9:37 AM - Cody Bellinger returns to Cubs; Examining the Kyle Filipowski court-storm fiasco. Bellinger got three years and $80 million; Duke coach Jon Scheyer called for change
Source: https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/cody-bellinger-...

Carlos Rodon (P - NYY)
2/26/24 9:18 AM - Why Yankees' legend was iffy about Carlos Rodon's spring start. Carlos Rodon worked 2.2 innings Sunday in his first start of the spring, allowing one run on one hit, a solo homer, two walks and a hit batter. He struck out five in a 48-pitch outing. AP Subscribers can gift articles to anyone By Bob Klapisch | For NJ Advance Media TAMPA, Fla. - The easiest way to make sense of the Yankees' spring opener is to acknowledge it was multi-layered. It was complicated. It's also very early, so let's promise not to over-react. Still, the Yankees can be forgiven for dreaming big when they watched Juan Soto smash a 400-foot home run over the wall in left center. In one swing, everything they'd ever heard about Soto became a reality. If you purchase a product or register
Source: https://www.nj.com/yankees/2024/02/why-yankees-leg...

Trevor Story (SS - BOS)
2/26/24 9:18 AM - Trevor Story reveals what he wants the identity of the 2024 Red Sox to be. The Red Sox aren't hiding from the fact that they're once again projected to finish in last place in the American League and are viewed at having a minimal shot to return to the postseason for the first time since 2021. On the latest Fenway Rundown podcast, shortstop Trevor Story said that the Red Sox are embracing the idea of self-belief and proving doubters wrong as Opening Day approaches. “It's definitely real,” Story said.
Source: https://www.masslive.com/redsox/2024/02/trevor-sto...

Oswald Peraza (3B - NYY)
2/26/24 9:13 AM - Could Yankees demote young infielder to start season?. Yankees infielder Oswald Peraza hit .191 in 52 games as a rookie last season. AP Subscribers can gift articles to anyone By Jimmy Hascup | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com As the New York Yankees construct their roster for the 2024 season, is it possible infielder Oswald Peraza could find himself starting the campaign in the minors? Peraza has played in 70 major league games, and in 248 plate appearances, he has batted .216 with a .605 OPS. After 15 hits in 49 at-bats in his 18-game major league taste in 2022, he got only 33 hits in 173 at-bats in 2023. He was overwhelmed at the plate, even as he showed off strong defensive chops at third base, second base and shortstop (though he committed two errors
Source: https://www.nj.com/yankees/2024/02/could-yankees-d...

Andrew Bellatti (P - PHI)
2/26/24 9:03 AM - Pitcher Not Named Mick Abel Can Make Opening Day Roster. Phillies Pitcher Not Named Mick Abel Can Make Opening Day Roster The Philadelphia Phillies could have a pitcher not named Mick Abel make the Opening Day roster. Author: Jon Conahan Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 2:00 PM EST In this story: Philadelphia Phillies The Philadelphia Phillies enter the season with a roster that's as deep as any in baseball. There's a chance for players to make an impact, but for the most part, this team is set. Of the potential names to watch out for, Mick Abel and Andrew Bellatti are two that could help the Phillies. Bellatti has pitched at the big league level, posting a 3.83 ERA in 105 2/3 innings throughout his career. The 32-year-old, however, spent most
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/phillies/news/phillies-pitc...

Marcus Semien (2B - TEX)
2/26/24 9:02 AM - Rangers: Evan Carter okay after leaving spring training game early. Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien is talking about his time on and off the field. Plus, the Rangers almost added another young player to the injured list after Sunday's exhibition game. SURPRISE, Ariz. - The Texas Rangers were able to breathe a sigh of relief after one of their young stars had to suddenly leave Sunday's spring training game. Outfielder Evan Carter left the game early after being hit by a pitch in the left arm.
Source: https://www.fox4news.com/sports/rangers-evan-carte...

Evan Carter (OF - TEX)
2/26/24 8:50 AM - Rangers: Evan Carter okay after leaving spring training game early. The Texas Rangers were able to breathe a sigh of relief after one of their young stars had to suddenly leave Sunday’s spring training game.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/rangers-evan-carter-okay-...

Pete Crow-Armstrong (OF - CHC)
2/26/24 8:36 AM - Cubs OF Not Named PCA Viewed as Opening Day Candidate. Cubs Outfielder Not Named Crow-Armstrong Viewed as Opening Day Candidate The Chicago Cubs have an outfielder not named Pete Crow-Armstrong who could make the Opening Day roster. Author: Jon Conahan Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 11:00 AM EST In this story: Chicago Cubs The Chicago Cubs made the decision to re-sign Cody Bellinger to a three-year, $80 million deal on Sunday morning, potentially losing a spot for top prospect Pete Crow-Armstrong. Crow-Armstrong is still a strong candidate to make the Opening Day roster, but this makes it a bit tougher for him to burst onto the scene and earn a starting role. Spring Training will have a heavy focus on the youngster as he's the Cubs' top prospect
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/cubs/news/cubs-outfielder-n...

Masataka Yoshida (OF/DH - BOS)
2/26/24 8:29 AM - Red Sox' Masataka Yoshida underwent offseason surgery to fix issue with jaw. Masataka Yoshida underwent surgery in the offseason to deal with an uncommon issue. The Red Sox outfielder confirmed a report out of Japan that he had jaw surgery following the 2023 season as he reportedly dealt with temporomandibular joint disorder. “You use your jaw to chew and to eat, so it was kind of constant with me,” Yoshida told reporters through an interpreter Sunday of the pain he experienced with his jaw. “Less stress, obviously, could be positive,” Yoshida added.
Source: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2024/02/26/sports/red-...

Nick Burdi (P - NYY)
2/26/24 8:15 AM - Yankees Fireballer Is Dark Horse Option To Make Club After Electric Start To Spring Training. Yankees Fireballer Is Dark Horse Option To Make Club After Electric Start To Spring Training One intriguing new Yankees' hurler could end up making the club Author: Patrick McAvoy Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 10:15 AM EST In this story: New York Yankees Nick Burdi The New York Yankees' bullpen will look different in 2024, but that doesn't mean the club can't see the same success it had last year. New York had the best bullpen in 2023 but lost a few important arms this offseason in free agency. The Yankees have made a few intriguing additions , though, to help fill the holes left by players like Wandy Peralta and Keynan Middleton. One player who is seen as a dark horse option to make
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/yankees/news/yankees-fireba...

Juan Soto (OF - NYY)
2/26/24 8:04 AM - Yankees vs. Twins free live stream (2/26/24): Watch Spring Training online. The New York Yankees face the Minnesota Twins for MLB Spring Training on Monday, February 26, 2024 (2/26/2024) at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. The Yankees are coming off a 4-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, during which Juan Soto made his debut in the pinstripes with a long, three-run home run that collided with the left-field scoreboard and gave fans a taste of things to come this season.
Source: https://www.syracuse.com/sports/2024/02/yankees-vs...

Aaron Judge (OF/DH - NYY)
2/26/24 7:59 AM - Yankees' Juan Soto drops truth bomb on Aaron Boone's big lineup decision. Aaron Judge reportedly wants to hit third in the New York Yankees ' 2024 lineup. But what does Juan Soto think about Aaron Boone 's potential lineup construction? He recently got brutally honest in reference to hitting second or third in New York's lineup, via Jon Heyman of the New York Post. “I don't care anymore,” Soto said. “In the past, [batting second] was uncomfortable. I liked third because I'd never done the two-hole. It was tough for me to do that. But I have experience in the number-two hole now [in San Diego last year], so that's going to be fine.” Soto and Judge have similarities in their offensive approaches. Both players find ways to get on base on a consistent basis. Soto is always
Source: https://clutchpoints.com/yankees-news-juan-soto-tr...

Spencer Strider (P - ATL)
2/26/24 7:56 AM - Braves Show Off New Look Lineup for Fried's Grapefruit League Debut. Braves Show Off New Look Lineup for Fried's Grapefruit League Debut The Atlanta Braves and manager Brian Snitker are testing out a different iteration of the lineup today against Baltimore Author: Lindsay Crosby Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 9:44 AM EST The Atlanta Braves are trying some new things in Grapefruit League action. We saw Spencer Strider not satisfied with his uber-impressive two pitch mix that led the league in strikeouts last season, with the righty unveiling a new curveball against the Rays on Saturday. And now, manager Brian Snitker is moving some things in the lineup, with Michael Harris II coming out of his standard 9-hole to bat 6th today. Here's how the Braves will line
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/braves/news/braves-show-off...

Riley O'Brien (P - STL)
2/26/24 7:55 AM - Cardinals' Fireballer Seen As Dark Horse Candidate To Make Big League Club. Cardinals' Fireballer Seen As Dark Horse Candidate To Make Big League Club St. Louis' bullpen certainly is going to look different in 2024 Author: Patrick McAvoy Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 9:55 AM EST In this story: St. Louis Cardinals Who will be in the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen in 2024? St. Louis has made a specific effort to improve the bullpen after a tough 2023 season. The Cardinals had an underwhelming 2023 campaign and inconsistent play from the bullpen and starting rotation is a massive reason why. The Cardinals have made a handful of additions to the bullpen and one "dark horse" candidate to possibly make the big league club is fireballer Riley O'Brien, according to MLB.com's
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/cardinals/news/cardinals-fi...

Caleb Boushley (P - MIN)
2/26/24 7:42 AM - Twins fall to Red Sox in Spring Training action on Sunday. The Twins scored six runs in the top half of the frame to tie the game at 6-6 before Caleb Boushley gave up a two-run home run in the bottom of the inning. Bailey Ober surrendered four unearned runs in his first exhibition start, and Alex Kirilloff had a double.
Source: https://www.voiceofalexandria.com/news/state/twins...

Justin Turner (DH/1B - TOR)
2/26/24 7:38 AM - Red Sox Miss Out On Free Agent Target To Cubs Despite Showing Interest In Signing. Red Sox Miss Out On Free Agent Target To Cubs Despite Showing Interest In Signing Boston missed out on yet another free-agent target Author: Patrick McAvoy Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 9:38 AM EST In this story: Boston Red Sox Chicago Cubs The Boston Red Sox still are looking for a right-handed bat. Boston lost veteran slugger Justin Turner this offseason and still is looking for a way to fill his shoes. Turner showed interest in returning to Boston, but the club seemingly wanted to go in a different direction. It's unclear who the club will sign, but it does sound like the Red Sox at least are looking to find another right-handed bat soon. Boston has been linked to a handful of players --
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/red-sox/news/red-sox-miss-o...

Stuart Fairchild (OF - CIN)
2/26/24 7:36 AM - Stuart Fairchild eyes a Reds bench spot as roster battles take shape. Stuart Fairchild had a solid 2023 season and built on his game to be even more prepared for his projected role this season.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/stuart-fairchild-eyes-red...

Andrew Abbott (P - CIN)
2/26/24 7:36 AM - Andrew Abbott, Nick Martinez deliver rousing start to Cincinnati Reds' fifth-starter battle. Andrew Abbott threw two scoreless innings and only needed 22 pitches.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/stuart-fairchild-eyes-red...

Carlos Correa (SS - MIN)
2/26/24 7:27 AM - Finally, one of Scott Boras's strays finds a home. Bellinger's contract looks a lot like the first one that Carlos Correa signed with the Twins two years ago. It's a three-year contract in name only, with opt-out for Bellinger after the first two seasons.
Source: https://deadspin.com/cody-bellinger-chicago-cubs-s...

Chris Sale (P - ATL)
2/26/24 7:25 AM - Alex Anthopoulos Talks About Acquiring Chris Sale This Offseason. Alex Anthopoulos Talks About Acquiring Chris Sale This Offseason The biggest move the Braves made this offseason involved trading for Chris Sale. Author: Kyle Richardson Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 9:25 AM EST Atlanta Braves president of baseball operations Alex Anthopoulos went on Buster Olney's Baseball Tonight podcast to discuss his reasoning behind trading for Chris Sale in the offseason. While Braves fans were clamoring for another starting pitcher to add to our strong rotation, all eyes seemed to be on Dylan Cease from the White Sox. As we all know, Anthopoulos loves to make moves in silence. No one was bringing up Chris Sale's name in trade conversations. This trade came out of
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/braves/news/atlanta-braves-...

Garrett Cooper (1B/DH - FA)
2/26/24 7:17 AM - Chicago Cubs Ink Former All-Star Slugger to Minor League Deal. Chicago Cubs Ink Former All-Star Slugger to Minor League Deal According to reports, the Chicago Cubs have signed former All-Star slugger Garrett Cooper to a minor league deal. This comes on the same day that the team agreed to a new deal with Cody Bellinger. Author: Brady Farkas Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 9:16 AM EST In this story: Chicago Cubs Boston Red Sox On the same day that the Chicago Cubs agreed to a deal with former MVP Cody Bellinger, the organization also agreed to a deal with former All-Star Garrett Cooper. Per Miami Marlins' reporter Craig Mish on social media: First Baseman Garrett Cooper is signing with the Chicago Cubs per source. NRI. The 33-year-old Cooper is a seven-year
Source: https://www.si.com/fannation/mlb/fastball/news/chi...

Mark Vientos (DH - NYM)
2/26/24 7:10 AM - Mets: 'Positioning' atop Mark Vientos' top adjustments needed at 3rd base. There was some good to Mark Vientos' spring training defensive outing at third base and there was some not-so-good. The New York Mets' 24-year-old former highly-touted prospect is without a home in terms of his position within the organization. Originally advertised as a third baseman, his defense had left plenty to be desired in recent years, which made him expendable at the hot corner with Brett Baty also in the mix. Especially after president of baseball operations, David Stearns opted not to go outside the organization to address a role that has given the Mets issues since its institution in the National League.
Source: https://www.amny.com/sports/mets-mark-vientos-defe...

Kolton Ingram (P - NYM)
2/26/24 7:04 AM - Mets become left-hander's third team in a month. The Mets have claimed left-handed reliever Kolton Ingram off waivers from the Tigers. David Peterson has been moved to the 60-day injured list to make room for Ingram on New York's 40-man roster. The Tigers designated Ingram for assignment earlier this week, and the Mets will be the third organization he joins in a month.
Source: https://www.nj.com/sports/2024/02/mets-become-left...

Mitch Haniger (OF - SEA)
2/26/24 7:03 AM - Mitch Haniger Has Feel-Good Moment, Hits Home Run in Seattle Mariners Re-Debut. Mitch Haniger Has Feel-Good Moment, Hits Home Run in Seattle Mariners Re-Debut Playing for the first time since 2022 in a Seattle Mariners uniform, outfielder Mitch Haniger hit a home run in his first at-bat back with the organization, much to the delight of the fans in Peoria, Ariz. Author: Brady Farkas Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 9:03 AM EST In this story: Seattle Mariners The Seattle Mariners lost to the Cleveland Guardians on Sunday afternoon in spring training action but that paled in comparison to the feel-good moment provided by Mariners' outfielder Haniger. Stepping to the plate in the bottom of the first inning in Peoria, Haniger got a standing ovation from the M's faithful
Source: https://www.si.com/fannation/mlb/fastball/news/mit...

Blake Snell (P - FA)
2/26/24 6:51 AM - Yankees Insider Claims Club Won't Sign Superstar Despite Heavy Speculation. Yankees Insider Claims Club Won't Sign Superstar Despite Heavy Speculation New York may not end up landing the star hurler after all Author: Patrick McAvoy Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 8:51 AM EST In this story: New York Yankees Blake Snell The New York Yankees have been mentioned as a landing spot for superstar pitcher Blake Snell on numerous occasions at this point. The 2023 National League Cy Young Award winner still is available in free agency and it's unclear where he ultimately will end up landing. Snell is a true star and one of the best pitchers in baseball. While this is the case, he has struggled to land a deal that he hoped for entering the offseason. New York has been mentioned
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/yankees/news/yankees-inside...

Kodai Senga (P - NYM)
2/26/24 6:51 AM - ICYMI in Mets Land: Kodai Senga's updated timeline; NY adds to bullpen mix. Here's what happened in Mets Land on Sunday, in case you missed it...
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/icymi-mets-land-kodai-sen...

Francisco Mejia (C - FA)
2/26/24 6:28 AM - Angels Catcher Surprisingly Released After Short Stint With The Team. Angels Release Catcher Less Than Two Weeks Into Camp The veteran spent all of 15 days in the organization. Author: Jason Fray Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 12:00 PM EST In this story: Los Angeles Angels Francisco Mejia was supposed to be a potential member of the Los Angeles Angels this upcoming season. The 28-year-old catcher signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training Feb. 9, joining his fourth organization since breaking in with Cleveland in 2017. With new skipper Ron Washington wanting to change the culture within the squad, Mejia was signed as a defensive-minded player with postseason experience and a workmanlike attitude. However, only a few weeks into Spring Training,
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/angels/news/angels-release-...

Harrison Bader (OF - NYM)
2/26/24 6:10 AM - Ex-Yankees outfielder is mentoring Mets top prospect. The Mets signed center fielder Harrison Bader this offseason. AP Subscribers can gift articles to anyone By Bridget Hyland | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com There are some fresh faces are in Port St. Lucie for Mets camp this year. And two of those newer Mets - one veteran and one young prospect - shared a bonding moment early in spring training. MORE METS COVERAGE Mets' Luis Severino faced batters for first time in camp. Here's how he looked Mets' Francisco Álvarez shows improved plate approach (and English skills) in spring debut Mets pitcher with revamped arsenal shines in team's first spring win Clearer timeline for Mets' Kodai Senga injury return emerges How Mets farmhand (and former Gold Glove
Source: https://www.nj.com/sports/2024/02/ex-yankees-outfi...

Jurickson Profar (OF - SD)
2/26/24 6:06 AM - Padres roster review: Jurickson Profar.

Sizing up the Padres' 40-man roster heading into the 2024 season: Jurickson Profar did not produce in Colorado, wound up back with the Padres late last summer on a minor league deal and is back this year on a no-risk, one-year deal


Source: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/padres...

Warming Bernabel (3B - COL)
2/26/24 5:46 AM - Rockies' Warming Bernabel, after surviving robbery and gun shot, trying to make his mark. Considering what happened to Warming Bernabel, the question begged to be asked. “Absolutely,” the Rockies' soft-spoken, 21-year-old third base prospect said. On Dec. 3, in his hometown of Bani in the Dominican Republic, Bernabel was shot through the back. Bernabel remembers all of the details of that night.
Source: https://www.denverpost.com/2024/02/26/rockies-warm...

Kyle Muller (P - OAK)
2/26/24 5:40 AM - [Fan Nation] - A's pitching off to nice start in camp. Kyle Muller got the ball on Sunday against the Los Angeles Dodgers
Source: https://sportspyder.com/mlb/oakland-athletics/arti...

Shohei Ohtani (DH - LAD)
2/26/24 5:12 AM - Shohei Ohtani set to make Dodgers Cactus League debut on Tuesday. Just about five months after undergoing elbow surgery, Ohtani will take the field in a game as a Dodger for the first time since signing his $700 million contract with them this winter.
Source: https://www.ocregister.com/2024/02/25/shohei-ohtan...

Jackson Chourio (OF - MIL)
2/26/24 5:03 AM - Jackson Chourio is the name to watch but Brewers centerfielders as a whole should be electric. You would be hard-pressed to find an outfield group in MLB that is rangier, speedier and more athletic in the field
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/jackson-chourio-name-watc...

Bryson Stott (2B - PHI)
2/26/24 5:00 AM - Phillies Lean on Pickleball-Inspired Game to Improve Defense. Second baseman Bryson Stott has missed his third consecutive flyball when right fielder Nick Castellanos finally loses patience. The morning is still cool, but these four Philadelphia Phillies are coated in sweat as they sprint and dive across a back field at spring training on Sunday, working toward what they hope will be a third straight playoff appearance. Castellanos invokes Stott's double play partner. Stott makes the next play, and they eventually beat their opponents, designated hitter Kyle Schwarber and utilityman Weston Wilson.
Source: https://tylerpaper.com/arena/sports-illustrated/ph...

Alek Manoah (P - TOR)
2/26/24 5:00 AM - ALEK MANOAH UNPLUGGED: Blue Jays pitcher candidly unpacks his struggles and shares his verve for the future. Share this Story : ALEK MANOAH UNPLUGGED: Blue Jays pitcher candidly unpacks his struggles and shares his verve for the future Copy Link Email X Reddit Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Breadcrumb Trail Links Toronto Blue Jays Sports MLB Baseball ALEK MANOAH UNPLUGGED: Blue Jays pitcher candidly unpacks his struggles and shares his verve for the future Get the latest from Rob Longley straight to your inbox Sign Up Author of the article: Rob Longley Published Feb 26, 2024 • Last updated 5 minutes ago • 6 minute read Join the conversation Blue Jays pitchers Alek Manoah (left) and Jose Berreos share a laugh during Spring Training action in Dunedin. Photo by Frank Gunn / The Canadian Press Article content
Source: https://torontosun.com/sports/baseball/toronto-blu...

Juan Soto (OF - NYY)
2/26/24 4:45 AM - Juan Soto's amazing 1st day in Yankees pinstripes includes his surprising Aaron Judge takeaway. Ninety minutes before Juan Soto's first game with the Yankees, he was dressed in his pinstriped pants and a t-shirt leaning forward in the leather chair that sits in front of his spring training locker stall. It was 11:30 Sunday morning when first base coach Travis Chapman plopped into the chair to the right with an iPad in his arms and provided a scouting report on Blue Jays starting pitcher Bowden Francis.
Source: https://www.nj.com/yankees/2024/02/juan-sotos-amaz...

Colin Rea (P - MIL)
2/26/24 4:13 AM - Brewers Split A Pair To Open Cactus League Action. MARYVALE, AZ (WSAU) — The Milwaukee Brewers split a pair of games over the weekend to begin Spring Training action in Arizona. On Saturday the Brewers topped San Diego 11-7 and Sunday they dropped a 10-3 matchup with the Colorado Rockies. Saturday saw Wesley Clarke hit two homers and drive in three runs. Brock Wilken also had three RBIs. Sunday's game saw Wiliiam Contreras hit a solo homer. Starting pitcher Colin Rea had two strikeouts in a scoreless inning. The Brewers will play the Cincinnati Reds this afternoon. You can hear the game at 2pm on 93.9 The Game.
Source: https://wdez.com/2024/02/26/brewers-split-a-pair-t...

Reese Olson (P - DET)
2/26/24 4:10 AM - How Detroit Tigers' Reese Olson plans to build on strong finish to rookie season. Detroit Tigers right-hander Reese Olson dominated in his final five starts in the 2023 season, logging a 1.44 ERA across 31? innings.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/detroit-tigers-reese-olso...

Evan Carter (OF - TEX)
2/26/24 4:01 AM - Rangers' Evan Carter was a rookie sensation. How much higher is his ceiling?. After a sensational stretch that helped the Rangers win the 2023 World Series, how much higher can Evan Carter rise? It may depend on one factor.
Source: https://www.foxsports.com/stories/mlb/the-rangers-...

Adrian Morejon (P - SD)
2/26/24 3:33 AM - Bryce Miller: Padres hope Adrian Morejon delivers on $80 million investment given to 2016 international class. Adrian Morejon is the answer to a nearly $80 million question. In the "Jeopardy!" format: Who is the player who anchored a record-shattering international market spending spree by the San Diego Padres? In 2016, the Padres snapped up the 17-year-old Cuban pitcher to anchor a cash-soaked class for $11 million. The financial outlay dwarfed the record $4 million signing bonus for Dominican shortstop Luis Almanzar, inked just days earlier.
Source: https://kdhnews.com/sports/baseball/bryce-miller-p...

Cody Bellinger (OF/1B - CHC)
2/26/24 3:05 AM - Cody Bellinger is returning to the Cubs on an $80 million, 3-year contract, AP source says. Cody Bellinger is going back to the Chicago Cubs, agreeing to an $80 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The slugger can opt out of the deal after each of the first two seasons, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Sunday because the agreement was pending a physical. Bellinger is set to make $30 million this year, and then $30 million in 2025 if he stays with Chicago and $20 million in 2026 if he doesn't opt out of the contract. Bellinger was among five significant free agents represented by Scott Boras who went into spring training without agreements.
Source: https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/mlb/cody-belli...

Shohei Ohtani (DH - LAD)
2/26/24 2:12 AM - Shohei Ohtani set to make Dodgers Cactus League debut on Tuesday. Just about five months after undergoing elbow surgery, Ohtani will take the field in a game as a Dodger for the first time since signing his $700 million contract with them this winter.
Source: https://www.ocregister.com/2024/02/25/shohei-ohtan...

Marcus Stroman (P - NYY)
2/26/24 2:11 AM - Do the Yankees have enough starting pitching to win in 2024?. The addition of Marcus Stroman improves the rotation, but they'll need bounce back years from Nestor Cortes and Carlos Rodon, and possibly outside help
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/yankees-enough-starting-p...

Ha-Seong Kim (2B/3B/SS - SD)
2/26/24 12:01 AM - Ha-Seong Kim, 2024 Fantasy Schmohawk. People have lost their minds where they're drafting Ha-Seong Kim. Prolly the most obvious overrated guy I've seen in some time. Rather than talking about Ha-Seong Kim and why he's overrated, I think I can just do an Eminem-type rap about Kim. Oh-uh, I feel my rap altar ego, B. Fire, coming on. Watch out haters, here comes the Fire Man!
Source: https://razzball.com/ha-seong-kim-2024-fantasy-sch...

Jonah Heim (C - TEX)
2/25/24 11:40 PM - Rangers Spring Training Notebook: Looking For Adolis García? Try Backfields. Texas Rangers Spring Training Notebook: Looking For Adolis García This Spring? Stick To Backfields Bruce Bochy said he's purposely "slow-playing" Texas Rangers outfielder Adolis García and catcher Jonah Heim early in the spring training schedule Author: Stefan Stevenson Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 9:00 AM EST In this story: Texas Rangers Adolis Garcia SURPRISE, Ariz. — Bruce Bochy knows what the grind of a 162-game regular season and long postseason run can do to a player's body. Mix in a couple of injuries, and that's why the Texas Rangers manager is having García progress slowly early in spring training. García left World Series Game 3 with a lower back strain but says he feels great.
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/rangers/news/texas-rangers-...

Tyrone Taylor (OF - NYM)
2/25/24 10:30 PM - Mets fourth outfielder candidate Tyrone Taylor flexes solid bat, glove skills. MLB Facebook Twitter Flipboard WhatsApp Email Copy Mets fourth outfielder candidate Tyrone Taylor flexes solid bat, glove skills By Social Links for Mark W. Sanchez View Author Archive Get author RSS feed Thanks for contacting us. We've received your submission. Back to Reading Published Feb. 26, 2024, 12:29 a.m. ET Noteworthy items during the Mets' Grapefruit League action Sunday in Port St. Lucie: Fourth gear Tyrone Taylor, who likely will be the Mets' fourth outfielder, had a pair of singles, stole a base and made a nice grab to retire Will Wagner in the third inning. Mets outfeilder Tyrone Taylor hits a single in the first inning against the Astros during spring training. Corey Sipkin Throw,
Source: https://nypost.com/2024/02/26/sports/mets-fourth-o...

Jose Butto (P - NYM)
2/25/24 10:23 PM - Jose Butto's sinker keeps Astros grounded over two scoreless frames for Mets. PORT ST. LUCIE — Jose Butto cited the three ground balls he produced over two innings Sunday as evidence the relatively new pitch he has discovered is working. After learning a sinker last season from reliever Grant Hartwig, the right-hander worked to refine it during the offseason and then unleashed it against the Astros' split-squad during the Mets' 3-1 exhibition victory at Clover Park. Mets starting pitcher Jose Butto throws in the first inning against the Astros during spring training. Corey Sipkin “Last year was the first time I threw it, but now I feel more comfortable,” Butto said. Butto, who used the sinker mostly against the Astros' right-handed hitters, fired two shutout innings and
Source: https://nypost.com/2024/02/26/sports/jose-buttos-s...

Tyler Kolek (P - MIA)
2/25/24 10:03 PM - Tyler Kolek finds Ben Gold for a strong two-handed alley-oop to extend Marquette's lead over Xavier. Tyler Kolek linked with Ben Gold for a two-handed alley-oop to extend the Marquette Golden Eagles' lead over the Xavier Musketeers. 
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Carlos Rodon (P - NYY)
2/25/24 9:19 PM - Yankees' Carlos Rodon tries out new pitch, makes progress in solid first spring start. CLEARWATER, Fla. — It won't take much for Carlos Rodon to have a better spring than last year, but he's off to a solid start. After the Yankees' left-hander only made it through one Grapefruit League outing last spring before his injury troubles began, he appears to be starting off on a better foot this year. Rodon struck out five over 2 ²/3 innings Sunday against the Blue Jays, throwing 48 pitches as he began the process of distancing himself from a brutal first season in pinstripes. “It's good to see there's some swing and miss still in my arsenal, and just kind of build off that,” he said. 3 Carlos Rodon got off to a strong start on Sunday after injury troubles plagued the start of the 2023
Source: https://nypost.com/2024/02/25/sports/how-yankees-c...

Blake Walston (P - AZ)
2/25/24 9:07 PM - Blake Walston Focusing on Competing in 2024. Blake Walston Focusing on Competing in 2024 The D-backs pitching prospect is looking to bounce back from a rough 2023 season in Triple-A. Author: Michael McDermott Publish date: Feb 26, 2024 9:00 AM EST In this story: Arizona Diamondbacks Left-hander Blake Walston is going through his second camp with the Diamondbacks . The former first round pick was added to the 40-man roster in the offseason, with the team still high on his ability to start big league games in the future. Last year he put up a 4.52 ERA in 27 starts with Triple-A Reno, but with bad peripherals as he put up 104 strikeouts to 93 walks in 149 1/3 innings. Command was an issue, especially early on in the season where he had nearly
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/diamondbacks/prospects/blak...

Zack Gelof (2B - OAK)
2/25/24 6:04 PM - [MLB: Athletics] - 'Super special': Gelof brothers share field as pros for 1st time. GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Normally in Spring Training when players with secure roster spots, such as Zack Gelof, are substituted out of a game, they head back to the dugout or even pack up and go home to rest. On Sunday, though, the A’s second baseman had a special reason to
Source: https://sportspyder.com/mlb/oakland-athletics/arti...

Max Muncy (3B - LAD)
2/25/24 5:48 PM - Max Muncy, James Outman hit home runs as Dodgers beat A’s. Muncy's first home run of the spring was a two-run shot. Outman had a solo home run, a single and a stolen base.
Source: https://www.ocregister.com/2024/02/25/max-muncy-ja...

Harrison Bader (OF - NYM)
2/25/24 5:47 PM - Harrison Bader teaches Mets' prospect Drew Gilbert the importance of 'unseen' offseason hours. PORT ST. LUCIE — Spring training exists for conversations like the one Harrison Bader and Drew Gilbert enjoyed. Early in Mets camp, the veteran and young outfielder, respectively, sat together in the cafeteria at Clover Park and talked about plenty. Bader recognizes some of himself in Gilbert, both gifted and explosive center fielders with good speed and both physical specimens. Neither wastes time in the weight room. The main topic of conversation centered upon taking care of their bodies, particularly in the offseason. If Bader could redo any part of his career, he said, he would not flash back to strikeouts or errors; he would have tried to find a daily routine earlier that worked for him
Source: https://nypost.com/2024/02/25/sports/harrison-bade...

Carlos Correa (SS - MIN)
2/25/24 5:28 PM - Twins' Goodrum has the ring, but glasses changed his game. FORT MYERS, FLA. — Only three players in Twins camp this spring own World Series rings, the ultimate prize in the sport, enshrining their role in winning a championship. Carlos Correa, of course, possesses that precious souvenir from the Astros' world title in 2017, and Christian Vázquez owns a pair of them, from the Red Sox in 2018 and the Astros in 2022. The third training-camp Twin with ...
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/twins-goodrum-ring-glasse...

Bryan Ramos (2B - CHW)
2/25/24 5:17 PM - Chicago White Sox avoid getting no-hit and Paul DeJong connecting with his new teammates — 3 takeaways from spring training. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Chicago White Sox avoided the wrong side of a spring training no-hitter with two late singles in a 5-0 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday at Salt River Fields. Bryan Ramos hit a sharp grounder to third and reached base on what was initially ruled a fielding error in the eighth inning. That call was later switched to a hit. Oscar Colás singled to left in the ...
Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/chicago-white-sox-a...

Cole Ragans (P - KC)
2/25/24 5:06 PM - KC Royals’ Cole Ragans is working on new stuff: How he looked in 1st spring start. Cole Ragans looked sharp against the Angels on Sunday in Surprise, Arizona, striking out five in two innings.
Source: https://news.yahoo.com/kc-royals-cole-ragans-worki...

Kyle Farmer (2B/3B/SS - MIN)
2/25/24 5:06 PM - Amid offseason trade rumors, Farmer happily surprised he remains with Twins. FORT MYERS, FLA. — When Kyle Farmer celebrates his wedding anniversary Nov. 18, the celebratory dinner with his wife, Courtney, is usually interrupted by baseball news. Farmer was at an anniversary dinner in 2022 when he received a call from Nick Krall, the Cincinnati Reds' general manager, informing him he was traded to the Twins. One day before his anniversary last November, he braced for ...
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/amid-offseason-trade-rumo...

John Schreiber (P - KC)
2/25/24 4:51 PM - Ex-Red Sox Reliever 'Excited' For New Start With Royals In 2024. John Schreiber will join a Kansas City Royals team that compiled 106 losses last season after an impressive breakout run with the Boston Red Sox. Schreiber, 29, spent three seasons in Boston and recorded a 2.90 ERA through 114 2/3 innings pitched, which included two starts. This opened up an opportunity for Schreiber to get acclimated in a new setting, which he's all for this upcoming season and beyond. “Being with the Red Sox organization for a few years obviously you're going to miss a lot of people that you've known over the last few years,” Schreiber told reporters at spring training.
Source: https://nesn.com/2024/02/ex-red-sox-reliever-excit...

Colin Rea (P - MIL)
2/25/24 4:50 PM - Rockies 10, Brewers 3: Rough day on the pitching front for Milwaukee. Colin Rea pitched a perfect first inning with a pair of strikeouts and William Contreras hit a first-pitch homer in the bottom half for the highlights.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/rockies-10-brewers-3-roug...

Deyvison De Los Santos (3B - CLE)
2/25/24 4:49 PM - Kyle Manzardo Shines In Guardians Spring Training Debut. Deyvison De Los Santos, Johnathan Rodriguez, Jhonkensy Noel Ready To Make Impact For Guardians Deyvison De Los Santos, Johnathan Rodriguez, Jhonkensy Noel Ready To Make Impact For Guardians Kyle Manzardo Shines In Guardians Spring Training Debut Kyle Manzardo went 2-2 in his first spring training game with the Cleveland Guardians. Author: Tommy Wild Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 6:49 PM EST In this story: Cleveland Guardians Kyle Manzardo . Get used to hearing that name if you're a Cleveland Guardians fan. Manzardo was the sole prospect the organization got in return from the Tampa Bay Rays for Aaron Civale . He's not yet on the team's 40-man roster, but he is with the club in Goodyear,
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/guardians/news/kyle-manzard...

Taylor Ward (OF - LAA)
2/25/24 4:39 PM - Angels News: Taylor Ward Opens Up About Long Injury Recovery. Angels News: Taylor Ward Opens Up About Long Injury Recovery He suffered three facial fractures in July. Author: Maren Angus-Coombs Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 9:20 PM EST In this story: Los Angeles Angels The last time Taylor Ward played in a regular season game for the Los Angeles Angels, it was July, and he left on a cart after taking a pitch to the face. He took a 92-mile-per-hour sinker that didn't sink and left him with three fractures: one to his orbital floor directly below his eye, one by his temple, and another by his jaw. On Sunday afternoon , he opened up about the recovery that took about three months to resume baseball activity during an in-game interview with Bally Sports West.
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/angels/news/angels-news-tay...

Yoshinobu Yamamoto (P - LAD)
2/25/24 4:36 PM - Red Sox Surprisingly Offered Young Phenom Massive Contract According To Insider. Red Sox Surprisingly Offered Young Phenom Massive Contract According To Insider Boston reportedly offered the young hurler a massive contract Author: Patrick McAvoy Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 6:35 PM EST In this story: Boston Red Sox The Boston Red Sox haven't made a major investment in free agency but it sounds like they did try to. Boston was one of a handful of teams that showed interest in former Orix Buffaloes phenom Yoshinobu Yamamoto in free agency. The Red Sox were linked to him but didn't end up landing him as the Los Angeles Dodgers swooped in and got a massive deal done. The Dodgers ultimately landed Yamamoto with a whopping 12-year, $325 million contract. While Boston was
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/red-sox/news/red-sox-surpri...

Kyle Higashioka (C - SD)
2/25/24 4:31 PM - Padres Postgame: Friars Shut Out Cubs, Secure First Spring Training Victory. Padres Postgame: Friars Shut Out Cubs, Secure First Spring Training Victory First W of 2024! Author: Ricardo Sandoval Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 6:31 PM EST The San Diego Padres are finally in the win column for the 2024 season. It's only spring training, but a win is a win. On Sunday, the Padres earned a win over the Chicago Cubs, which they blanked by the score of 7-0. The Padres' starting catcher against the Cubs, Kyle Higashioka, got things started in the first inning when he drove in Jackson Merrill via a sacrifice fly to right field. In the next inning, Merrill singled to left to bring in two more runs to balloon the lead to three. In the fourth inning, left fielder Jose Azocar
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/padres/news/padres-postgame...

Andrew Wantz (P - LAA)
2/25/24 4:30 PM - Angels shut out by Royals, fall to Reds in split-squad games. THE GAMES: The Angels lost a pair of games on Sunday, falling 1-0 to the Kansas City Royals at Tempe Diablo Stadium and losing, 9-4, to the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark. PITCHING REPORT: In Tempe, right-hander Andrew Wantz got the start and pitched two scoreless innings, although he gave up three hits in the second. Wantz is a candidate for the Angels bullpen.
Source: https://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/2024/02/25/ange...

Dustin May (P - LAD)
2/25/24 4:27 PM - Dodgers' Dustin May: 'You have no idea' how frustrating injuries have been. GLENDALE, Ariz. – These have been trying times for Dustin May. “You have no idea,” the 26-year-old right-hander said with all the weariness that two major elbow surgeries 26 months apart will bring. “It was definitely not what I wanted to hear when I heard that I needed surgery again. … You can understand the first one. It's, 'Okay, I'm going to go get fixed and then I'm going to be fine and I'll be able to stay healthy and compete.' Then as soon as I get back basically, the same thing happens again. It's just a gut-wrenching feeling. It's like the rug keeps getting pulled out from under my feet. All I want to do is go and compete and I keep being told I can't.” May was just 23 innings into his
Source: https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2024/02/25/dodge...

Evan Carter (OF - TEX)
2/25/24 4:24 PM - Evan Carter injury: Rangers outfielder day to day after leaving spring training game after getting hit on arm. X-rays were negative on Carter's left forearm
Source: https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/evan-carter-inj...

Hunter Greene (P - CIN)
2/25/24 4:23 PM - Hunter Greene tests out his curveball and his splitter in spring debut. Hunter Greene didn't pinpoint his new curveball on Sunday, but his splitter made a big impact
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/hunter-greene-tests-curve...

William Contreras (C/DH - MIL)
2/25/24 4:21 PM - Rockies spring training roundup: Michael Toglia stays hot, hits second homer. Rockies 10, Brewers 0 Sunday at American Family Fields On the mound: Right-hander Karl Kauffman, likely to start the season at Triple-A Albuquerque in the Isotopes' rotation, pitched 2 1/3 innings, giving up one hit — a homer to William Contreras, the Brewers' second batter of the game. … Right-hander Justin Lawrence, competing with Tyler Kinley for the closer's job, was not very sharp in his inning for work, giving up a run on two hits. Manager Bud Black said Lawrence's fastball was “just a little off.” Lawrence did strike out two. … Right-hander Riley Pint, continued his strong early spring. Pint struck out three and walked one in a scoreless seventh inning. Black liked that Pint was consistently
Source: https://www.denverpost.com/2024/02/25/rockies-spri...

Luis Severino (P - NYM)
2/25/24 4:20 PM - New Met Luis Severino shows flashes of All-Star past in first batting practice of camp. Sporting blue and orange with a thick beard, Luis Severino struck a different figure than he did with the Yankees on a backfield mound Sunday afternoon at Clover Park. The right-hander threw live batting practice for the first time in a Mets uniform Sunday morning, facing Pete Alonso, Starling Marte, Harrison Bader and Brandon Nimmo. Severino struck out five and gave up a home run to Alonso, which elicited cheers from the crowd of fans watching on one of the backfields — and jeers from pitching coach Jeremy Hefner, who jokingly encouraged the crowd not to cheer for him homering off of his own teammate.
Source: https://www.nydailynews.com/2024/02/25/luis-severi...

James Outman (OF - LAD)
2/25/24 4:19 PM - Dodgers Postgame: Home Runs Power Dodgers Past Athletics. Dodgers Postgame: Home Runs Power Dodgers Past Athletics That funky Muncy. Author: Maren Angus-Coombs Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 6:18 PM EST In this story: Los Angeles Dodgers A couple of home runs for the Los Angeles Dodgers led to a 4-2 win over the visiting Oakland Athletics at Camelback Ranch on Sunday afternoon. James Outman's solo home run in the second inning gave the Dodgers an early lead and a fourth-inning two-run shot from Max Muncy made it 3-0. An RBI single from Travis Swaggerty in the sixth pushed the lead to 4-0, and then Oakland got two runs back in the seventh. Dodger pitching outside of the sixth inning shut down the A's offense. Kyle Hurt allowed one hit and one walk
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/dodgers/news/dodgers-postga...

Tony Kemp (OF/2B - CIN)
2/25/24 4:17 PM - [NBC Sports Bay Area] - How A's hope to fill leadership hole after Kemp's departure. On Friday, Tony Kemp signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds. After four seasons in Oakland, Kemp, a leader in the A’s clubhouse, leaves the team searching for leadership, In a recent article, shared how the A’s miss Kemp and plan to fill their leadership void. “Other longtime A’s players like Seth Brown and Paul Blackburn are most likely to step up and fill in the leadership gap left by Kemp,” wrote Smilow. “[Shea] Langeliers did say Brown also filled a similar role last year and that he is comfortable going to Brown for advice. [Mark] Kotsay agreed, saying Brown and Blackburn are crucial pieces when it comes to understanding where the team comes from, and lifting locker-room morale when the going gets tough.” Brown has played in Oakland since the 2019 MLB season. Even longer, Blackburn has been with the A’s since 2017. Langeliers added that replacing Kemp would be a hard task, considering the 32-year-old was a “I think everyone here misses TK,” Langeliers told Smilow. “He was just one of those guys that was there for you whether it was baseball or just life in general.” Smilow also listed Ross Stripling and Alex Wood as two veterans who can help mentor an Oakland team coming off a 50-112 campaign during the 2023 MLB season. The tandem of former San Francisco Giants moves across the Bay with a combined 114 wins, 108 losses and 19 years of experience. While recent history and future win-loss projections aren’t be the prettiest for the A’s, the team enters its 2024 MLB season with good vibes and energy. “We’re just excited,” Langeliers said. “Excited to be playing baseball again. It’s really easy to get to know everybody and we’re gonna be a close-knit group.” The A’s, figuring out where their next home will be, are focused on establishing a respectful, trustworthy locker room environment — a facet that Kemp handled for years. This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. to open the story in your web browser.
Source: https://sportspyder.com/mlb/oakland-athletics/arti...

Alan Rangel (P - LAA)
2/25/24 4:16 PM - Angels Postgame: Halos Can't Overcome Slow Start, Drop Game to Reds. Angels Postgame: Halos Can't Overcome Slow Start, Drop Game to Reds Los Angeles dropped both games on the day. Author: Matt Levine Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 6:15 PM EST In this story: Los Angeles Angels The Los Angeles Angels got off to a slow start against the Cincinnati Reds today, dropping the game by a score of 9-4. Cincinnati got out to an 8-0 lead after five innings before the Halos put two runs up in the sixth. It was an ugly pitching performance from Alan Rangel, who allowed five runs and six hits in two innings. The Angels starter, Kenny Rosenberg, allowed one run and three huts over two innings. Designated hitter Miguel Sanó went 0-2 with one run scored in his debut with the Angels.
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/angels/news/angels-postgame...

Emmanuel Rodriguez (OF - MIN)
2/25/24 4:15 PM - Red Sox righthander Lucas Giolito happy with his performance, JetBlue Park crowd in spring debut. “It's showing me that my body is working well down the mound, for sure,” Giolito said. “I'm not out there trying to throw really hard but it's coming out pretty good. So I just want to continue on that track and continue to trust the work that we put in each day to prepare. Hopefully we can continue to maintain that.” Get 108 Stitches A newsletter about everything baseball from the Globe's Red Sox reporters, delivered weekdays during the season and weekly offseason. Enter Email Sign Up Giolito aimed to fill the strike zone. Apart from a four-pitch walk in the first inning, he succeeded. He struck out Emmanuel Rodriguez in the second, when he retired the side in order on five pitches. Advertisement
Source: https://www2.bostonglobe.com/2024/02/25/sports/red...

Rafael Devers (3B - BOS)
2/25/24 4:13 PM - Why Rafael Devers' first spring HR was particularly encouraging for Red Sox, Alex Cora. Rafael Devers' first home run of spring training was encouraging not just because of how it left JetBlue Park — but also because of where exactly it traveled out. Devers' blast was a three-run, opposite-field no-doubter off Twins minor leaguer John Stankiewicz that easily cleared the faux Green Monster in left field. For Devers, who relied on pull-side power and got away from driving the ball the other way in 2023, the swing was telling for late February, even if it came on a middle-middle fastball from someone who has never pitched above High-A.
Source: https://www.masslive.com/redsox/2024/02/why-rafael...

Carlos Carrasco (P - CLE)
2/25/24 3:59 PM - Carlos Carrasco overcomes nerves in return to Guardians. Veterans usually know what their role will be in the regular season before they arrive at their team's spring training site. Carrasco is with the Guardians in Goodyear, Ariz., on a non-roster invitation after signing a minor-league contract on Feb. 1 — 11 days before pitchers and catchers were due to report to spring training. Gimenez has been the Guardians' starting second baseman the majority of the time since the trade was made.
Source: https://www.morningjournal.com/2024/02/25/carlos-c...

Hoy Park (2B - OAK)
2/25/24 3:49 PM - [MLB: Film Room] - Hoy Park puts A's on the board with an RBI double | 02/25/2024. Hoy Park sharply lines an RBI double down the right-field line, cutting the A's deficit to 4-1 in the top of the 7th inning
Source: https://sportspyder.com/mlb/oakland-athletics/arti...

Cole Irvin (P - BAL)
2/25/24 3:45 PM - Orioles observations on Cole Irvin’s velocity spike, Enrique Bradfield Jr.’s speed and more vs. Pirates. Cole Irvin threw the fastest pitch of his career and prospect Enrique Bradfield Jr. showed off his wheels in the Orioles’ 2-0 exhibition win over the Pirates on Sunday.
Source: https://www.baltimoresun.com/2024/02/25/orioles-ob...

Justyn-Henry Malloy (OF - DET)
2/25/24 3:32 PM - Message received: Tigers' Justyn-Henry Malloy goes into attack mode with single, HR. Tigers rookie Justyn-Henry Malloy's sharp eye has preceded him to the big leagues. Former Tigers shortstop Zack Short, now with the Mets, called Malloy the human ABS (automated balls and strikes system). “If he takes a pitch, it's a ball,” Short said. The Tigers dugout started hooting and hollering on Saturday when Malloy took a borderline pitch that was called a strike, making sure the umpire knew who he was dealing with in there.
Source: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tiger...

Bailey Ober (P - MIN)
2/25/24 3:12 PM - Twins erase six-run deficit before losing first Grapefruit League game of spring. FORT MYERS, FLA. — Twins starter Bailey Ober struck out the first batter he faced on three pitches Sunday, and he felt as if he could have overpowered hitters if he kept throwing fastballs all afternoon at JetBlue Park. Fortunately for the Boston Red Sox, Ober had other pitches he wanted to work on, too. Three consecutive Red Sox batters reached base against Ober with one out in the second ...
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/twins-erase-six-run-defic...

Triston Casas (1B - BOS)
2/25/24 3:07 PM - Red Sox 1B Casas out a few days with illness. Red Sox first baseman Triston Casas will be away from the team for a few days because of illness, manager Alex Cora said.
Source: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/39598843/red-s...

Brayan Bello (P - BOS)
2/25/24 2:57 PM - Sunday's spring training report: Red Sox sweep split-squad games against Braves, Twins. SCORES: Red Sox (ss) 5, Braves 4; Red Sox (ss) 8, Twins 6. RECORD: 2-1 BREAKDOWN: At CoolToday Park in North Port, the Sox scored the winning run in the top of the ninth inning. Karson Simas and Christian Koss led off with singles. Two groundouts produced the run. Brayan Bello worked two scoreless innings and Connor Wong was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs. Brendan Celluci was the winner. At JetBlue Park, the Sox took a 6-0 lead, allowed six runs in the top of the seventh, and scored two in the bottom of the inning on Nick Sogard's homer. Lucas Giolito started and pitched two scoreless innings. Rafael Devers crushed a three-run homer off Twins reliever John Stankiewicz in the bottom of the
Source: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2024/02/25/sports/red-...

Kolton Ingram (P - NYM)
2/25/24 2:56 PM - Mets 2024 transaction tracker: LHP Kolton Ingram claimed off waivers from Tigers, David Peterson transferred to 60-day IL. Here is a look at the latest Mets roster moves...
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/mets-2024-transaction-tra...

Drew Rom (P - STL)
2/25/24 2:45 PM - Started by Drew Rom, Cardinals pitchers combine for 3-0 Grapefruit League win over Astros. Facing an Astros lineup that had most of its starters atop it, Cardinals lefty Drew Rom knew what challenge facing a group of former All-Stars could present even in a spring training setting. “When I was walking out from the bullpen... going into the dugout, I looked up (and) that's about when I saw it,” Rom said referring to the moment he saw Sunday's Astros lineup that began with Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, and Kyle Tucker. Making his first spring start for St. Louis, Rom retired Altuve on a hard-hit lineout to left that was hauled in just shy of the outfield wall and saw a deep fly ball from Bregman get hauled in at the warning track in left field.
Source: https://www.stltoday.com/sports/professional/mlb/c...

Avisail Garcia (OF - MIA)
2/25/24 2:44 PM - How Avisail Garcia is trying to move on from two lost years to start his Marlins tenure. ‘I want to have a great year for the team and do what I can do — what I know I can do.’
Source: https://news.yahoo.com/avisail-garcia-trying-move-...

Mitch Haniger (OF - SEA)
2/25/24 2:36 PM - Seattle Mariners' Mitch Haniger homers in 1st AB back. Mitch Haniger is back in a Seattle Mariners uniform, and he's hitting home runs again, too. In his first plate appearance since being reacquired by the M's in January, Haniger ripped a solo home run to left field in the team's Cactus League home opener Sunday against the Cleveland Guardians in Peoria, Ariz. As Haniger stepped into the box, he was greeted by a nice ovation from the crowd at the Peoria Sports Complex. Always a fan favorite with the M's, Haniger then really gave them something to cheer about, just like he's done 107 times before in regular season games in Seattle's blue and Northwest green.
Source: https://sports.mynorthwest.com/1773074/seattle-mar...

Mitch Keller (P - PIT)
2/25/24 2:28 PM - Pirates spring game recap: Mitch Keller throws 2 scoreless in 2-0 loss to Orioles. The Pittsburgh Pirates dropped their second-straight game to start the spring in a 2-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at LECOM Park on Sunday afternoon.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/pirates-spring-game-recap...

Juan Soto (OF - NYY)
2/25/24 2:12 PM - Juan Soto homers in Yankees spring training debut as New York beats Blue Jays, 12-6. Juan Soto made the most of his spring training debut with his first homer in pinstripes as the Yankees beat up on the Blue Jays, 12-6, on Sunday afternoon.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/juan-soto-homers-yankees-...

J.D. Martinez (DH - FA)
2/25/24 2:11 PM - Dodgers Free Agent Rumors: J.D. Martinez Rejected Contract Offer From Giants. As 2024 Spring Training is in full swing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, there is an air of excitement surrounding the team in anticipation for the start of the regular season, especially after their well-documented splashy offseason. The San Francisco Giants were somewhat active during MLB free agency, with their biggest move being the six-year, $113 million contract they gave to former Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) sensation Jung Hoo Lee.
Source: https://dodgerblue.com/dodgers-free-agent-rumors-j...

Miguel Sano (1B - LAA)
2/25/24 2:09 PM - Miguel Sano down 58 pounds, 'in a great frame of mind'. Miguel Sano down 58 pounds, 'in a great frame of mind' The former Twins phenom has shed 58 pounds as he reports to camp with the Los Angeles Angels. Author: Chris Schad for Bring Me The Sports Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 4:08 PM EST In this story: Minnesota Twins Miguel Sano, nearly a decade removed from the days of being a phenom with the Twins, has lost 58 pounds as he attempts to revive his career with the Los Angels Angels. This is great news for Sanó, who spent last year out of baseball after his contract with the Twins expired after the 2022 season. He's now looking for a fresh start with the Angels, whom he signed a minor-league contract with last month. “He looks real good,” Angels
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/twins/news/miguel-sano-down...

Lucas Giolito (P - BOS)
2/25/24 2:03 PM - Here's How Red Sox Newcomer Lucas Giolito Fared In Spring Training Debut. Here's How Red Sox Newcomer Lucas Giolito Fared In Spring Training Debut Boston will lean on the right-hander heavily this season Author: Stephen Mottram Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 4:02 PM EST In this story: Boston Red Sox Lucas Giolito officially made his debut with the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon. The righty took the mound at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers for the first time in a Red Sox uniform and had a promising outing. The 29-year-old pitched two innings and recorded a strikeout and walk, not allowing any hits or runs. Giolito's first strikeout for Boston came against Emmanuel Rodriguez of the Minnesota Twins, and it has fans excited for what's to come this year. Giolito posted
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/red-sox/news/heres-how-red-...

Yuki Matsui (P - SD)
2/25/24 2:03 PM - Padres Reliever Day-to-Day With Back Injury. Padres Reliever Day-to-Day With Back Injury The first-year Padre is listed day-to-day with back spasms. Author: Ricardo Sandoval Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 5:00 PM EST San Diego Padres' first-year relief pitcher Yuki Matsui is listed as day-to-day dealing with back spasms. Manager Mike Shildt told reporters, including The Athletic's Dennis Lin. The 38-year-old reliever felt his back tighten up on Saturday and could miss some time now. San Diego signed the Japanese relief pitcher to a five-year deal worth $28 million in late December 2023. For the last ten years, he's spent his time playing for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in his home country. In his final season, he posted
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/padres/news/padres-reliever...

Shohei Ohtani (DH - LAD)
2/25/24 1:56 PM - Report: Arte Moreno's Distaste For Deferrals Cost Angels Shohei Ohtani. Report: Arte Moreno's Distaste For Deferrals Cost Angels Shohei Ohtani Ohtani and his agent gave Moreno every opportunity to keep him an Angel. Author: Maren Angus-Coombs Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 3:58 PM EST In this story: Los Angeles Angels The Los Angeles Angels had a shot at keeping Shohei Ohtani. According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale , Angels owner Arte Moreno's personal disinterest in deferred payments cost the team a shot at re-signing Shohei Ohtani: The Los Angeles Angels think that if they had been willing to match the Dodgers' offer of 10 years, $700 million for Shohei Ohtani, he'd still be with the team. But while the Dodgers were thrilled with the record deferrals, Angels
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/angels/news/report-arte-mor...

Kodai Senga (P - NYM)
2/25/24 1:52 PM - Mets' Senga gets PRP shot, shut down 3 weeks. Mets pitcher Kodai Senga likely will start the season on the injured list after getting a PRP injection in his right shoulder. He will not throw for three weeks.
Source: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/39598335/mets-...

Johan Rojas (OF - PHI)
2/25/24 1:52 PM - Johan Rojas debuts new batting stance in spring opener. Read - Johan Rojas debuts new batting stance in spring opener - and more Phillies news and rumors at PhilliesNation.com
Source: https://www.philliesnation.com/2024/02/philadelphi...

Matt Brash (P - SEA)
2/25/24 1:52 PM - After injury-riddled 2023 for Mariners, Andrés Muñoz lighting up the radar gun. The 25-year-old Andrés Muñoz says he feels as strong as he has in years, a welcome bit of news for a bullpen dealing with injuries to Matt Brash and Gregory Santos.
Source: https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/mariners/after...

Xander Bogaerts (SS - SD)
2/25/24 1:50 PM - Padres Reportedly Never Gave Xander Bogaerts Heads Up About Position Change. Padres Reportedly Never Gave Xander Bogaerts Heads Up About Position Change Bogaerts has never played second base in the major leagues until this spring. Author: Maren Angus-Coombs Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 9:30 PM EST Xander Bogaerts had every intention of being the starting shortstop coming into camp this season. After all, the San Diego Padres hadn't given him any inclination that he wouldn't be. According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Padres didn't tell him or Gold Glove utility infielder Ha-Seong Kim that they were switching positions until they arrived in Peoria. The Padres never gave Xander Bogaerts a heads up that he was switching from shortstop to second base
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/padres/news/padres-reported...

Francisco Alvarez (C - NYM)
2/25/24 1:41 PM - Francisco Alvarez hits first home run of spring training to power Mets to 3-1 win over Astros. The Mets got their first win of the Grapefruit League season on Sunday, beating the Houston Astros 3-1.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/francisco-alvarez-hits-fi...

Cam Gallagher (C - PHI)
2/25/24 1:38 PM - Phillies sign Gallagher to minor league contract. The Phillies signed catcher Cam Gallagher to a minor league contract Sunday and invited him to major league spring training.
Source: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/39598473/phill...

Bryan Mata (P - BOS)
2/25/24 1:34 PM - Red Sox pitcher Bryan Mata sidelined with hamstring strain. Righthander Bryan Mata will be sidelined for an undetermined period after straining his right hamstring. Mata, who has faced numerous injuries during his minor-league career, arrived at camp without options, meaning he must earn a spot on the Sox' parent club otherwise the team would be forced to designate him for assignment. Justin Slaten, who the Sox acquired from the Mets during the offseason, is in the same predicament, making it a two-man battle between the pair of righthanders for a roster spot. The uphill battle for both just became tougher for Mata, who was once a promising young prospect in the Red Sox' system.
Source: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2024/02/25/sports/brya...

Aaron Nola (P - PHI)
2/25/24 1:31 PM - Nola shows off the full arsenal in a sharp spring debut. Aaron Nola was sharp in his spring debut and so was every Phillies pitcher in front of a Clearwater crowd of more than 10,000.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/nola-shows-off-full-arsen...

Marcus Stroman (P - NYY)
2/25/24 1:30 PM - Marcus Stroman uneven in spring training debut as Yankees fall to Phillies, 4-0. Marcus Stroman had an uneven Yankees debut this spring training as New York fell 4-0 to the Philadelphia Phillies in a split-squad game on Sunday.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/marcus-stroman-uneven-spr...

Garrett Whitlock (P - BOS)
2/25/24 1:30 PM - Former UAB pitcher ready for any role with Red Sox. In 2021, Garrett Whitlock came to spring training pitching to make the team. The former UAB right-hander earned a spot on the Boston Red Sox staff and kept on delivering throughout his rookie season. Whitlock posted an 8-4 record with two saves and a 1.96 earned-run average in 46 relief appearances in 2021. In 73.1 innings, he struck out 81 and yielded 64 hits and 17 walks.
Source: https://www.al.com/sports/2024/02/former-uab-pitch...

Ryan Noda (1B - OAK)
2/25/24 1:29 PM - [NBC Sports Bay Area] - Why Noda could be intriguing A's leadoff-hitter option in 2024. In his rookie year, Ryan Noda was a bright spot during the Athetics’ lowly 2023 MLB season. Mainly batting in the top third of Oakland’s lineup, the 27-year-old flashed a strong ability to get on base, boasting a .364 OBS. On Thursday, explained why Noda would make an enticing leadoff batter option as he enters his second “The left-handed hitter slashed .229/.364/.406 in 2023, but his 77 walks led all MLB rookies and his .770 OPS ranked ninth among rookies with at least 400 at-bats,” wrote Stockmar. “Go ahead and add Noda’s 22 doubles and 16 home runs to the totals, and the dude knows how to get on base. “Most of Noda’s action came while batting second in the order, but he did bat leadoff in 21 of his starts as a rookie with a healthy .776 OPS in the top spot. That knack for finding a way on base could see him batting leadoff more in 2024.” Noda finished his inaugural campaign third in hits (93) and RBIs (54) for Oakland. But with three stolen bases across 128 games last season and speed that doesn’t rival teammate Esteury Ruiz (67 stolen bases in 2023), Noda might not be the most conventional leadoff batter. However, A’s manager Mark Kotsay suggested that he won’t treat speed as the most significant quality when deciding who will hold the No.1 spot in his lineup. “It can play into that, definitely,” Kotsay said Thursday. “I don’t think that the leadoff spot has to be a guy that has speed. [Noda’s] definitely a guy you want to get on base as much as possible. We’ll look at that as an option.” Recognizing what he can do on the diamond, Kotsay added that Noda wasn’t at his best last season, carrying untapped potential into the 2024 MLB season. While the A’s are figuring out where , one thing is for certain: Noda and contribute as much as possible, especially after last season’s overall outcomes. “I’ve got to keep getting better,” Noda said Thursday. “My whole thing is we just want to win. Last year we didn’t win a lot, and for me, I think it was just a failure. We all know it. We all worked this offseason. We all kept tabs on each other to make sure we’re all doing the same work, getting in the gym, getting in the cage, working on the right things.” Noda, like Kotsay, is hopeful for leaps in personal and team success.
Source: https://sportspyder.com/mlb/oakland-athletics/arti...

Cody Bellinger (OF/1B - CHC)
2/25/24 1:29 PM - Cody Bellinger is returning to the Cubs on an $80 million, 3-year contract, AP source says. Cody Bellinger is going back to the Chicago Cubs, agreeing to an $80 million, three-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. The slugger can opt out of the deal after each of the first two years. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it was pending a physical. Bellinger’s return would be a big win for the Cubs, who waited into spring training as the center fielder explored his options in free agency. He hit a career-best .307 with 26 homers, 97 RBIs and 20 steals in 130 games for Chicago in 2023.
Source: https://www.chron.com/sports/article/cody-bellinge...

Anthony Bender (P - MIA)
2/25/24 1:08 PM - Bender’s post-Tommy John return, Luzardo’s strong outing, Anderson plan and more Marlins notes. Anthony Bender on Sunday pitched in a live game for the first time in more than 18 months.
Source: https://news.yahoo.com/bender-post-tommy-john-retu...

Bryce Miller (P - SEA)
2/25/24 1:00 PM - Bryce Miller: Padres hope Adrian Morejon delivers on $80 million investment given to 2016 international class.

Cuban left-hander was the gem of a record-shattering group that has so far yielded slim results for franchise


Source: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/sports...

Slade Cecconi (P - AZ)
2/25/24 12:50 PM - Spring Training Game 3 Preview: White Sox at Diamondbacks. Spring Training Game 3 Preview: White Sox at Diamondbacks Slade Cecconi takes a turn as a dark horse 5th rotation spot candidate Author: Jack Sommers and Michael McDermott Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 2:49 PM EST In this story: Arizona Diamondbacks Chicago White Sox The Diamondbacks host the Chicago White Sox today at Salt River Fields in their third Cactus League game. Game time is 1:10 P.M. Arizona Time. The game is not broadcast on MLB.TV today, buy you can listen on radio ESPN 620 Slade Cecconi Right-hander Slade Cecconi gets the start today in an effort to advance his case for the 5th starter's spot. While Tommy Henry and Ryne Nelson are clearly 1-2 on the depth chart, Cecconi is still
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/diamondbacks/game-day/sprin...

Martin Maldonado (C - CHW)
2/25/24 12:38 PM - White Sox' Martin Maldonado owns up to not running hard on Cactus League ground ball. With so much emphasis on playing the game “the right way,” and doing the little things, not to mention play FAST, which in White Sox manager Pedro Grifol's world means “fearless, aggressive, selfless, technical,” seeing 37-year-old catcher Martin Maldonado not run hard on a dribbler near the mound made Grifol squirm just a bit. Maldonado was brought to the Sox at age 37 to not only handle the pitching staff but to lead a group none-too-deep with talent as Grifol and general manager Chris Getz re-establish a foundation with which to build. Granted, it was the first game of a somewhat meaningless Cactus League game Friday.
Source: https://chicago.suntimes.com/white-sox/2024/02/25/...

Kyle Muller (P - OAK)
2/25/24 12:26 PM - [SB Nation: Athletics Nation] - Athletics vs. Dodgers Spring Training game thread. Lefty Kyle Muller will make his first start of the spring Sunday for the A’s
Source: https://sportspyder.com/mlb/oakland-athletics/arti...

Tylor Megill (P - NYM)
2/25/24 12:16 PM - Jose Butto throws 2 clean innings as Mets competition gets underway. The Mets are getting straight down to business when it comes to the competition for the vacant No. 5 spot in their starting rotation. After Tylor Megill toed the rubber for New York's spring training opener on Saturday afternoon, Jose Butto took the hill on Monday, recording two shutout innings against a Houston Astros B-lineup.
Source: https://www.amny.com/sports/jose-butto-mets-spring...

Justin Verlander (P - HOU)
2/25/24 12:12 PM - Astros' Justin Verlander offers murky update on Opening Day status. The Houston Astros aim to be one of the best teams in the league yet again, however, there is some concern regarding Justin Verlander. Many are hopeful he'll be ready to go by Opening Day. Justin Verlander tweaked his shoulder during spring training and the injury could prevent him from being ready for Opening Day. When asked about it, the Astros star didn't sound too confident that he'll be ready to go, per Chandler Rome of The Athletic.
Source: https://clutchpoints.com/astros-news-justin-verlan...

Nick Maton (3B/2B - BAL)
2/25/24 12:00 PM - 4 infielders fighting to be next man up for Tigers. The Detroit Tigers parted ways with infielders Nick Maton and Tyler Nevin; moved Justyn-Henry Malloy to the outfield on a full-time basis; and declared a fairly open competition for the final bench spot leading up to spring training. All that seemed like great news for the four Tigers' infielders on the 40-man roster who would be otherwise slated for a return engagement at Triple-A Toledo: Ryan Kreidler, Andre Lipcius, Wenceel Perez and Eddys Leonard.
Source: https://www.mlive.com/tigers/2024/02/4-infielders-...

Blake Snell (P - FA)
2/25/24 11:59 AM - Yankees Prefer Trade For Starting Pitching: Report. Yankees Prefer Trade For Starting Pitching Than Free Agency The New York Yankees have a preference if they want to add any other starting pitching help before the season. Author: Matthew Postins Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 3:00 PM EST In this story: New York Yankees The New York Yankees would rather address any remaining starting pitching needs via trade than sign Cy Young winner Blake Snell, according a report on Sunday in USA Today . The report noted that the Yankees' preference is to trade for Chicago White Sox starter Dylan Cease, but that they are “at a standstill” with the White Sox. This comes amid a prediction by ESPN that the Yankees will eventually sign Snell, who is the top remaining
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/yankees/news/new-york-yanke...

Juan Soto (OF - NYY)
2/25/24 11:34 AM - Padres at Cubs: Lineups, Predictions, and More. Padres at Cubs: Lineups, Predictions, and More The Padres will look for their first win of spring training. Author: Ricardo Sandoval Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 2:00 PM EST The San Diego Padres will search for their first spring training victory today as they take on the undefeated Chicago Cubs. It's been tough sledding for the Padres thus far, but that's what spring is for. The Frirars will trout out 25-year-old right-handed pitcher Randy Vásquez to start the game. Vásquez was a part of the blockbuster Juan Soto trade. He has spent the majority of his career in the minor leagues but started in five games and appeared in 11 in 2023, recording a 2-2 record with 33 strikeouts and allowing
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/padres/news/padres-at-cubs-...

Jonah Bride (3B - MIA)
2/25/24 11:30 AM - Miami Marlins Go Viral For Odd Double Play Attempt Against St. Louis Cardinals. Miami Marlins Go Viral For Odd Double Play Attempt Against St. Louis Cardinals Jonah Bride made an interesting defensive decision during the Miami Marlins' Spring Training game against the St. Louis Cardinals, but he still came through down the stretch. Author: Sam Connon Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 1:30 PM EST In this story: Miami Marlins St. Louis Cardinals One of the primary goals of Spring Training is to get as many mistakes out of your system as possible. The Miami Marlins committed quite the odd blunder in the field against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, and yet it still didn't come back to bite them. Miami entered the bottom of the fifth inning up 6-3. A string of hit-by-pitches,
Source: https://www.si.com/fannation/mlb/fastball/news/mia...

Kyle Hurt (P - LAD)
2/25/24 11:23 AM - Dodgers vs. Athletics: How to Watch, Predictions, and More. Dodgers vs. Athletics: How to Watch, Predictions, and More Dodgers look to remain unbeaten in Cactus League play. Author: Maren Angus-Coombs Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 2:15 PM EST In this story: Los Angeles Dodgers The Los Angeles Dodgers welcome the Oakland Athletics to Camelback Ranch on Sunday afternoon. Kyle Hurt gets the start on the mound in what should be the start of his push to make the Opening Day roster. The Dodgers used Hurt in two innings last season, and his performance left fans yearning for more. He struck out three of the six batters he faced. Also getting his first Cactus League start is veteran outfielder Jason Heyward. The rest of the lineup is similar to Friday's against
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/dodgers/news/dodgers-vs-ath...

Kyle Harrison (P - SF)
2/25/24 11:19 AM - Winn receives good injury news after brief elbow scare. Winn, the likely No. 4 starter, was set back by the time off, but he thinks he'll still be able to get up to 70-80 pitches before the end of camp. Winn also was shut down late last summer but he said the issue was different this time. "I was glad to hear that," manager Bob Melvin said. Kyle Harrison is lined up as the No. 2 starter, with Mason Black going on Monday and Jordan Hicks making his Giants debut on Tuesday.
Source: https://www.nbcsportsbayarea.com/mlb/san-francisco...

Dylan Cease (P - CHW)
2/25/24 11:18 AM - Yankees Still Looking To Make Blockbuster Trade For Superstar Pitcher. Yankees Still Looking To Make Blockbuster Trade For Superstar Pitcher New York reportedly wants to land one of the best pitchers in the American League Author: Patrick McAvoy Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 1:14 PM EST In this story: New York Yankees Chicago White Sox Dylan Cease The New York Yankees still are looking to add a superstar to the starting rotation. New York has been linked to former San Diego Padres pitcher Blake Snell significantly of late but it sounds like the club would prefer to look elsewhere. Snell still is looking for a massive deal and the Yankees don't seem to want to meet his asking price. There still could be another great option out there for the Yankees. New York has
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/yankees/news/yankees-still-...

Johan Rojas (OF - PHI)
2/25/24 10:52 AM - Johan Rojas debuts new batting stance in spring opener. Read - Johan Rojas debuts new batting stance in spring opener - and more Phillies news and rumors at PhilliesNation.com
Source: https://www.philliesnation.com/2024/02/philadelphi...

Jorge Soler (DH/OF - SF)
2/25/24 10:46 AM - MLB rumors: Giants offer to J.D. Martinez prior to signing Jorge Soler. The San Francisco Giants got one of the better free agents in the 2024 class by taking Jorge Soler. Before taking Soler, though, the Giants took a stab at another power hitter. J.D Martinez, the hard-hitting outfielder of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was offered a one-year contract by the Giants, per Bob Nightengale.
Source: https://clutchpoints.com/mlb-rumors-giants-offer-t...

Bryan Mata (P - BOS)
2/25/24 10:42 AM - Red Sox Hurler Sustains Injury That Could Prevent Him From Making Roster. Red Sox Hurler Sustains Injury That Could Prevent Him From Making Roster Boston needs all the help it can get Author: Scott Neville Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 12:42 PM EST In this story: Boston Red Sox The Boston Red Sox have a few position battles scattered across the diamond as they attempt to find the perfect combination of players to compete next season. The biggest battles occurring in camp are on the mound as both the rotation and bullpen have some vacancies. One of the players attempting to make the Red Sox's roster sustained a setback that could remove him from the Opening Day conversation. "Per (manager Alex Cora), Bryan Mata pulled his right hamstring and has been shut down, which
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/red-sox/news/red-sox-hurler...

Masataka Yoshida (OF/DH - BOS)
2/25/24 10:39 AM - Red Sox' Masataka Yoshida confirms winter jaw surgery, thinks it'll help in '24. Red Sox outfielder Masataka Yoshida confirmed Sunday that he underwent previously unreported jaw surgery shortly after the end of last season — and that he hopes the procedure helps him feel more comfortable on the field in his second year as a big leaguer. Manager Alex Cora believes Yoshida will benefit from not playing the field as much in 2024.
Source: https://www.masslive.com/redsox/2024/02/red-sox-ma...

Jorge Lopez (P - NYM)
2/25/24 10:36 AM - Mets reliever Jorge Lopez can be 'as electric as anyone in the game'. When Mets folks talk about Jorge Lopez, they tend to strike two notes: That he has some of the most electric pure stuff in baseball, and that he has built up more emotional strength to handle adversity than nearly anyone.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/mets-reliever-jorge-lopez...

Joe Boyle (P - OAK)
2/25/24 10:29 AM - A's pitcher Boyle unveils new sweeper pitch for 2024 MLB season. A's pitcher Joe Boyle details the new breaking ball he added to his arsenal for the 2024 MLB season.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/pitcher-boyle-unveils-swe...

Cody Bellinger (OF/1B - CHC)
2/25/24 10:27 AM - Sources: Bellinger, Cubs agree on 3 years, $80M. The Cubs are bringing back Cody Bellinger on a three-year deal worth $80 million, sources told ESPN.
Source: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/39596106/cody-...

Shohei Ohtani (DH - LAD)
2/25/24 10:00 AM - MLB rumors: Yankees prefer Dylan Cease trade over Blake Snell, but there's a catch. The New York Yankees might have missed out on Shohei Ohtani, but that's not stopping the team from acquiring a new star for their rotation. Cy Young winner Gerrit Cole was the lone bright spot in a season full of injuries and underwhelming play from his fellow starting pitchers. It's no wonder the Yankees are interested in one of the top pitching stars today in Dylan Cease. You have to wonder: why won't New York go for one of the free agent pitchers instead, such as Blake Snell?
Source: https://clutchpoints.com/mlb-rumors-yankees-prefer...

Corbin Burnes (P - BAL)
2/25/24 10:00 AM - Seven things we learned from the start of Orioles spring training. What did we learn during the start of spring training? Corbin Burnes is as advertised, Jackson Holliday isn’t fazed and the Orioles still have something to prove.
Source: https://www.baltimoresun.com/2024/02/25/orioles-sp...

Adael Amador (SS - COL)
2/25/24 9:47 AM - Adael Amador, the Rockies' top prospect, is flashing star potential. But is there a spot for him in Colorado's infield?. There are a lot of young baseball players in the Dominican Republic who throw sizzling fastballs, mash line drives, field with aplomb and light up the basepaths. Adael Amador had it when he was barely a teenager, and he's flashing it now as he competes in his first big-league spring training with the Rockies. “From very early on, he was a gamer,” said Chris Forbes, Colorado's director of player development. You would see him over there in the DSL (Dominican Summer League) games and he'd be running the show a little bit.
Source: https://www.journal-advocate.com/2024/02/25/adael-...

Masyn Winn (SS - STL)
2/25/24 9:18 AM - Cardinals start Masyn Winn at shortstop, scratch prospect Tekoah Roby from upcoming start. Held out from swinging a bat for a short period earlier this week, Cardinals shortstop Masyn Winn is back to being a full participant and set for his 2024 spring debut. The 21-year-old is starting at shortstop and batting leadoff for the Cardinals for Sunday's road game vs. the Astros in West Palm Beach, Florida. Winn had a two-day pause on taking swings because of back tightness, but resumed hitting on Friday and took live batting practice on the backfields of the Cardinals complex on Saturday while St. Louis opened the Grapefruit League with split-squad games at home against the Marlins and on the road against the Mets.
Source: https://www.stltoday.com/sports/professional/mlb/c...

Mitch Haniger (OF - SEA)
2/25/24 9:14 AM - Seattle Mariners' Fan Favorite Makes Re-Debut with Team in Sunday's Spring Game vs. Guardians. Seattle Mariners' Fan Favorite Makes Re-Debut with Team in Sunday's Spring Game vs. Guardians As the Seattle Mariners get set to take on the Cleveland Guardians in the second game of spring training on Sunday, fan favorite Mitch Haniger is set to make his re-debut with the organization after being re-acquired this offseason. Author: Brady Farkas Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 11:13 AM EST In this story: Seattle Mariners After being re-acquired by the Seattle Mariners this offseason, fan favorite Mitch Haniger is set to make his spring training debut on Sunday when the M's take on the Cleveland Guardians. The lineup, per Adam Jude of the Seattle Times: 1) Ryan Bliss, 2B 2) Mitch Haniger, DH 3)
Source: https://www.si.com/fannation/mlb/fastball/news/sea...

Chris Sale (P - ATL)
2/25/24 9:02 AM - Braves Young Star Opens Grapefruit League Play With First Pitch Bomb. Braves Young Star Opens Grapefruit League Play With First Pitch Bomb The Atlanta Braves could see a significant jump in production from their budding superstar Author: Lindsay Crosby Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 11:00 AM EST If you ask the rest of the league, the Atlanta Braves are good enough already. Returning almost all of the roster that hit a MLB-record tying 307 homers last season, as well as adding MLB's career leader in strikeout rate, Chris Sale, to a rotation featuring MLB's single season leader in strikeouts last season in Spencer Strider and 2022's NL Cy Young runner-up in Max Fried, Atlanta's MLB roster just seems unfair. But if Michael Harris II has his way, it'll
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/braves/news/braves-young-st...

Liam Hendriks (P - BOS)
2/25/24 8:55 AM - Former Chicago White Sox' Closer Talks About Team's Clubhouse Issues in 2023. Former Chicago White Sox' Closer Talks About Team's Clubhouse Issues in 2023 The Chicago White Sox finished the 2023 season with a dreadful 61-101 record. They finished fourth in the American League Central and evidently had a number of clubhouse issues, which continue to be exposed by former members of the organization, including former closer Liam Hendriks. Author: Brady Farkas Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 12:00 PM EST In this story: Chicago White Sox The Chicago White Sox finished fourth in the American League Central in 2023 with a dreadful record of 61-101. They had the third-worst record in the entire American League and in addition to poor play on the field, the team dealt away a number
Source: https://www.si.com/fannation/mlb/fastball/news/for...

Kodai Senga (P - NYM)
2/25/24 8:49 AM - Mets' Kodai Senga gets three-week timeline after picking up shoulder injury. New York Mets pitcher Kodai Senga is taking some time to heal after suffering a shoulder injury. Senga got a PRP injection in his shoulder to help the healing process. The Mets ace suffered some arm fatigue during spring training. The Japanese pitcher is expected to start the season on the injured list for the Mets, per ESPN.
Source: https://clutchpoints.com/mets-news-kodai-senga-get...

Nathan Eovaldi (P - TEX)
2/25/24 8:37 AM - Up Against It! Rangers Nathan Eovaldi Rushed By Reduced Pitch Clock In Spring Appearance. Locked on Rangers 022124 Locked on Rangers 022124 Up Against It! Texas Rangers Ace Adjusting To Reduced Pitch Clock In First Spring Training Start Texas Rangers starter Nathan Eovaldi found the altered pitch clock rules a bit jarring in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Author: Matthew Postins Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 10:34 AM EST In this story: Texas Rangers Nathan Eovaldi Nathan Eovaldi's first spring training start for the Texas Rangers proved a bit adventurous in the first inning before he tossed two scoreless innings in their 5-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals in Surprise, Ariz. So what happened? Well, Eovaldi had to adjust to the pitch clock once again. “In
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/rangers/news/texas-rangers-...

Spencer Strider (P - ATL)
2/25/24 8:36 AM - Spencer Strider: By Adding Curveball, 'I'm Doing Everything Possible' To Help the Fastball and Slider. Spencer Strider: By Adding Curveball, 'I'm Doing Everything Possible' To Help the Fastball and Slider The Atlanta Braves ace continues to find ways to improve his game, even after leading the league in strikeouts and setting a new franchise single-season record in the process Author: Lindsay Crosby Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 10:24 AM EST The Atlanta Braves could, potentially, be watching greatness. They saw one of their top pitchers, in his age 24 season and only his second full year in the majors, break franchise legend John Smoltz's single-season record by putting up a league-leading 281 strikeouts in only 186.2 innings, an absurd 13.5 K/9 rate. And now, Spencer Strider might be even better.
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/braves/analysis/spencer-str...

Juan Soto (OF - NYY)
2/25/24 8:34 AM - New York Mets Reportedly Could Be Favorite For Slugger in Free Agency Next Offseason. New York Mets Reportedly Could Be Favorite For Slugger in Free Agency Next Offseason According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the New York Mets may already be the favorites to sign Juan Soto, who is ticketed for free agency after the 2024 season. Author: Brady Farkas Updated: Feb 25, 2024 10:34 AM EST Original: Feb 25, 2024 In this story: New York Mets While this offseason isn't technically over yet, it's apparently never too early to look ahead to next offseason... According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today , the New York Mets may already be among the favorites to land free agent Juan Soto, who is ticketed for free agency after the 2024 season. – The Mets are not only expected to
Source: https://www.si.com/fannation/mlb/fastball/news/new...

J.D. Martinez (DH - FA)
2/25/24 7:57 AM - Details on the Reported Offer That J.D. Martinez Rejected From the San Francisco Giants. Details on the Reported Offer That J.D. Martinez Rejected From the San Francisco Giants On Saturday, we learned that slugger J.D. Martinez rejected an offer from the San Francisco Giants this offseason. Now, we know what that offer was. Author: Brady Farkas Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 9:56 AM EST In this story: San Francisco Giants Free agent slugger J.D. Martinez reportedly rejected a one-year, $14 million contract offer from the San Francisco Giants this offseason, according to insider Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Per Nightengale : The San Francisco Giants offered DH J.D. Martinez a one-year, $14 million contract, which he rejected, seeking a two-year deal. The Giants then turned to Jorge Soler,
Source: https://www.si.com/fannation/mlb/fastball/news/fre...

Aaron Judge (OF/DH - NYY)
2/25/24 7:56 AM - Juan Soto batting in front of Aaron Judge in Yankees' spring debut. Aaron Judge got his wish, at least for the Yankees' spring home opener. Aaron Boone decided to hit the center fielder third against the Blue Jays on Sunday. The chance to bat behind an on-base machine like Soto only intensified that desire.
Source: https://www.nydailynews.com/2024/02/25/juan-soto-a...

Ozzie Albies (2B - ATL)
2/25/24 7:46 AM - Braves Sending Regulars Out for Spring Training Home Opener Versus Red Sox. Braves Sending Regulars Out for Spring Training Home Opener Versus Red Sox The Atlanta Braves are looking to start the home schedule in North Port on the right foot Author: Lindsay Crosby Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 9:46 AM EST The Atlanta Braves , one day after a mostly backup-laden roster kicked off the Grapefruit League schedule against the Tampa Bay Rays in Port Charlotte, are back at home and sending the regulars out there. Facing the Boston Red Sox , here's how the Braves will line up on Sunday afternoon in North Port: RF Ronald Acuña Jr 2B Ozzie Albies 3B Austin Riley 1B Matt Olson DH Marcell Ozuna C Sean Murphy SS Orlando Arcia LF Jordan Luplow CF Eli White Owing to their usage in
Source: https://www.si.com/mlb/braves/news/braves-sending-...

Dylan Cease (P - CHW)
2/25/24 7:42 AM - Trading For Chicago White Sox Star is Still the Preference of New York Yankees. Trading For Chicago White Sox Star is Still the Preference of New York Yankees As the New York Yankees continue to try to improve their pitching, Bob Nightengale of USA Today says that they still want to trade for Chicago White Sox' ace Dylan Cease, as opposed to making a splashy signing. Author: Brady Farkas Publish date: Feb 25, 2024 9:42 AM EST In this story: Chicago White Sox New York Yankees While there's been a lot of hype around the idea of the New York Yankees signing free agent left-hander Blake Snell, the team still prefers to trade for Chicago White Sox ace Dylan Cease, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Per Nightengale : – The New York Yankees would prefer to trade for
Source: https://www.si.com/fannation/mlb/fastball/news/new...

Joey Votto (1B - FA)
2/25/24 7:32 AM - MLB free agent rumors drag into spring but no need to panic. Former Cincinnati Reds MVP Joey Votto, sitting in his car as it slowly moves through a car wash, looks at his phone and glumly utters: "This isn't spring training." Outfielder Tommy Pham, who just four months ago helped lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to the National League pennant, continues working out every day in Las Vegas, waiting for someone, anyone, to just make a contract offer. Two-time Cy Young award winner Blake Snell, World Series hero Jordan Montgomery and four-time Gold Glove winner Matt Chapman, remained unemployed while all of their friends are playing in spring training games a month before the season starts.
Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnis...

Stephen Vogt (DH - FA)
2/25/24 7:30 AM - Guardians' Vogt excited for spring training games as he launches managerial career. Stephen Vogt likened Saturday's spring training opener to a new school year. “There's something so exciting about the first day,” the new Cleveland Guardians manager said before his dugout debut against Cincinnati at Goodyear Ballpark. Vogt is doing this for the first time, taking over for Terry Francona in Cleveland. Saturday's Cactus League game didn't produce a win, as the Reds won 4-0 and held the Guardians to seven singles.
Source: https://www.limaohio.com/sports/2024/02/25/guardia...

Carson Spiers (P - CIN)
2/25/24 7:19 AM - Carson Spiers showed he took another step with a solid Reds spring debut. Prospect Carson Spiers struck out four batters in two scoreless innings in a win over the Guardians.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/carson-spiers-showed-took...

Teoscar Hernandez (OF/DH - LAD)
2/25/24 7:17 AM - Former Seattle Mariners' OF Discusses Struggles While Playing For M's in 2023. Former Seattle Mariners' OF Discusses Struggles While Playing For M's in 2023 Speaking to reporters this week, former Seattle Mariners and current Los Angeles Dodgers' outfielder Teoscar Hernandez discussed his struggles in Seattle last year, saying he had a hard time picking up the ball at T-Mobile Park. Author: Brady Farkas Updated: Feb 25, 2024 9:17 AM EST Original: Feb 25, 2024 In this story: Los Angeles Dodgers Seattle Mariners Teoscar Hernandez, who signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers this offseason, discussed his struggles in Seattle in the 2023 season with reporters this week. Per the Orange County Register , Hernandez said he had a difficult time picking up the ball at
Source: https://www.si.com/fannation/mlb/fastball/news/for...

Corbin Burnes (P - BAL)
2/25/24 7:00 AM - Seven things we learned from the start of Orioles spring training. What did we learn during the start of spring training? Corbin Burnes is as advertised, Jackson Holliday isn’t fazed and the Orioles still have something to prove.
Source: https://www.baltimoresun.com/2024/02/25/orioles-sp...

Nick Senzel (3B/OF - WSH)
2/25/24 6:42 AM - Nick Senzel records RBI in Washington spring training debut. Former Vol Nick Senzel records RBI in spring training debut with Washington.
Source: https://sports.yahoo.com/nick-senzel-records-rbi-w...

Cody Bellinger (OF/1B - CHC)
2/25/24 6:11 AM - Why the Cubs should believe in Cody Bellinger's resurgence as former MVP inks three-year deal, per report. The Cubs are hoping Bellinger's 2023 adjustments will sustain, rather than a brief glimpse of what once was
Source: https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/why-the-cubs-sh...

Blake Snell (P - FA)
2/25/24 6:09 AM - MLB free agent tracker: Blake Snell, Matt Chapman remain on market as spring training begins. It's been a slow crawl through MLB free agency this offseason
Source: https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/mlb-free-agent-...

Adael Amador (SS - COL)
2/25/24 5:46 AM - Adael Amador, the Rockies' top prospect, is flashing star potential. But is there a spot for him in Colorado's infield?. There are a lot of young baseball players in the Dominican Republic who throw sizzling fastballs, mash line drives, field with aplomb and light up the basepaths. Adael Amador had it when he was barely a teenager, and he's flashing it now as he competes in his first big-league spring training with the Rockies. “From very early on, he was a gamer,” said Chris Forbes, Colorado's director of player development. You would see him over there in the DSL (Dominican Summer League) games and he'd be running the show a little bit.
Source: https://www.denverpost.com/2024/02/25/adael-amador...

Jarren Duran (OF - BOS)
2/25/24 5:04 AM - Jarren Duran on Red Sox fans embracing him, scrutiny for scaling wall, hair. FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jarren Duran got booed at times during his difficult 2022 season and he felt the pressure. In August 2022, he admitted “a lot of fans want me out of here” and he even asked for forgiveness . But Red Sox fans warmed up to him quite a bit in 2023 as he hustled his way to 34 doubles, batted .295 with a .346 on-base percentage and posted the second best fWAR (2.4) on the Red Sox behind only Rafael Devers (3.1). He's not completely sure how fans feel about him now but he hopes they have embraced him and his style of play. “I think they did. I hope they did,” Duran told MassLive on Saturday at JetBlue Park. “I don't know. I'm just hard on myself so I never think that people like
Source: https://www.masslive.com/redsox/2024/02/jarren-dur...

Corbin Burnes (P - BAL)
2/25/24 5:00 AM - Seven things we learned from the start of Orioles spring training. What did we learn during the start of spring training? Corbin Burnes is as advertised, Jackson Holliday isn’t fazed and the Orioles still have something to prove.
Source: https://www.baltimoresun.com/2024/02/25/orioles-sp...

Brendan Donovan (2B/OF - STL)
2/25/24 4:15 AM - 8 months since last playing 2B, Cardinals igniter Brendan Donovan 'back in the fire'. Three batters into Brendan Donovan's first game back at second base in eight months, he had a chance to turn a keen double play and end the first inning. The New York Mets' slugger Pete Alonso smashed a hotshot grounder that pitcher Zack Thompson gloved Saturday at Clover Park. The lefty turned to get All-Star Francisco Lindor at second and give Donovan time for the throw to first and Donovan's first double play turn in a game in 243 days. “Right back in the fire, and that's a good thing,” he said.
Source: https://www.stltoday.com/sports/professional/mlb/c...

Anthony Volpe (SS - NYY)
2/25/24 4:11 AM - Yankees' Spencer Jones gives Aaron Judge impersonation and more in spring opener for the ages. Yankees outfielder prospect Spencer Jones watches his fifth inning, 470-foot homer to right-center field during Saturday's 22-10 win over the Tigers in Lakeland, Fla. AP Subscribers can gift articles to anyone By Randy Miller | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com LAKELAND, Fla. — Before Yankees shortstop Anthony Volpe 's junior and senior years at Delbarton School, the pride and joy of Watchung, N.J., spent part of his summers traveling the nation and world playing for Team USA and in the Area Code Games. Both summers one of Volpe's teammates was a very tall and lanky left-handed pitcher from suburban San Diego. If you purchase a product or register for an account through a link on our site, we may receive
Source: https://www.nj.com/yankees/2024/02/yankees-spencer...

Tylor Megill (P - NYM)
2/25/24 4:08 AM - Why Mets' Tylor Megill barely used the long-awaited 'American spork' in spring debut. Mets pitcher Tylor Megill started pitched two innings on Saturday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) AP Subscribers can gift articles to anyone By Manuel Gómez | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The competition for the final spot in the Mets rotation has begun. First up: Tylor Megill . Taking the ball in the Mets' 10-5 loss to the Cardinals in their Grapefruit League debut on Saturday, Megill barely threw his “American spork,” the highly anticipated pitch modeled after Kodai Senga 's “Ghost fork.” MORE METS COVERAGE Mets pitching prospect, drawing Nestor Cortes comparisons, the highlight of spring debut New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals (2/24/24): FREE live stream, time, TV, channel
Source: https://www.nj.com/mets/2024/02/why-mets-tylor-meg...

Matthew Liberatore (P - STL)
2/25/24 4:00 AM - Why Cardinals pitcher Matthew Liberatore has made 'mental game' a major focus. Folks in baseball recognize Matthew Liberatore's big-league ability. The Cardinal has the necessary tools to carry out multiple jobs on a major-league pitching staff, but things just have a knack for getting away from him when he's in a starting role against a big-league lineup. Liberatore, a 6-foot-4 left-hander who has been a highly regarded prospect in the Tampa Bay Rays' farm system as well as the Cardinals' organization, seems certain that the strides that will determine his future success will have more to do with what's going on in his head than anywhere else. “I'd say it's about a 90-10 split,” Liberatore said Saturday.
Source: https://www.stltoday.com/sports/professional/mlb/c...

Yu Darvish (P - SD)
2/25/24 3:33 AM - 50 years after historic Rangers season, Ferguson Jenkins is still resilient. The history of the Texas Rangers franchise is best told using starting pitchers as the lens. Teen sensation David Clyde made them, for a moment, interesting. Nolan Ryan made them viable. Yu Darvish made them a powerhouse.
Source: https://kdhnews.com/sports/baseball/50-years-after...

Stephen Vogt (DH - FA)
2/25/24 3:11 AM - Guardians taking spring training 90 feet at a time: Crowquill. The Cleveland Guardians, led by new manager Stephen Vogt, play their second game of spring training today versus the Seattle Mariners. It will give them a chance to further test their new mantra for winning, '90 feet at a time,' essentially another way of saying, 'one game at a time.' Vogt figures that since the Guardians played a lot of close games last season and that the roster this season will likely be similar.
Source: https://www.cleveland.com/sports/2024/02/guardians...

Cody Bellinger (OF/1B - CHC)
2/25/24 3:00 AM - Sources: Bellinger, Cubs agree on 3 years, $80M. The Cubs are bringing back Cody Bellinger on a three-year deal worth $80 million, sources told ESPN.
Source: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/39596106/cody-...

Nestor Cortes (P - NYY)
2/25/24 2:33 AM - Mets' Nate Lavender, inspired by Nestor Cortes, strikes out side. PORT ST. LUCIE — Carlos Mendoza had heard about Nate Lavender “a lot” since being named Mets manager, a young lefty whose stuff intrigues the club. It took one game and three hitters for Lavender to justify the buzz. The young Mets reliever faced three hitters and struck out each in Saturday's Grapefruit League opener, about as strong a first impression as possible. Mets reliever Nate Lavender struck out the side in their Grapefruit League Opener. Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports “I just want to go out there and throw strikes, see what happens,” Lavender said after the 10-5 loss to the Cardinals at Clover Park. “And it worked.” Lavender entered in the eighth inning and threw 14 pitches — 11 strikes
Source: https://nypost.com/2024/02/25/sports/mets-nate-lav...