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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...

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...

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-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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-...

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-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. 
Source: https://www.foxsports.com/watch/fmc-9vp6wj6r7hf26n...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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-...