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Gregorius to take time off with wrist sprain

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 19:02
The Yankees are hopeful that rest will help Didi Gregorius' sprained left wrist after the shortstop was injured diving for a second-inning ground ball Saturday against the Orioles.
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After MRI shows "something," Vazquez unlikely for Opening Day

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 18:45
The Red Sox found "something" in the MRI they conducted on Christian Vazquez's right elbow. That something -- whatever it winds up being -- is all but certain to knock the catcher out of Boston's lineup on Opening Day and the early part of the season.
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Ortiz: First-person article speaks for itself

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 18:33
David Ortiz will let his lengthy first-person piece on the Players' Tribune speak for itself when it comes to his thoughts on performance enhancing drugs. Ortiz said Saturday that he wrote the story for the fans.
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Ohlendorf shut down due to mild groin strain

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 18:30
Rangers pitcher Ross Ohlendorf has had an impressive Spring Training, but his chances of being on the Opening Day roster have been scuttled because of a mild strain of his right groin muscle.
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Cardinals trade Freeman to Rangers

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 18:29
Lefty Sam Freeman, whose roster status was complicated by his being out of Minor League options, was traded to the Rangers on Saturday. In return, the Cardinals will receive a player to be named later or cash considerations.
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Batting pitcher eighth not a new move

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 18:07
Twice in the past week, Rockies manager Walt Weiss hit the pitcher eighth and a position player ninth. It is something he is thinking about using, at least on occasion, during the regular season, too.
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Braves still figuring out rotation behind Teheran

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 18:02
The Braves named right-hander Julio Teheran their Opening Day starter on Friday, but they still have a few details about their rotation to iron out before Teheran takes the mound April 6 in Miami. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Saturday that the fifth spot in the rotation is "still up in the air," and the team isn't ready to officially announce how the other starters will line up behind Teheran.
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Milone named fifth starter over bullpen-bound Pelfrey

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 18:02
Tommy Milone won the competition to be the Minnesota Twins' fifth starter, as prospect Trevor May was optioned to Triple-A and veteran Mike Pelfrey is headed to the bullpen.
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McClendon makes it official: Felix to start opener

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 17:30
Just in case there were any lingering doubts, Lloyd McClendon made it completely official on Saturday: Felix Hernandez will be the Mariners' Opening Day starter on April 6, when Seattle hosts the Angels at Safeco Field.
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Verlander feels triceps tightness, concern level low

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 17:28
Justin Verlander said Saturday morning he feels similar tightness in his right triceps to what forced him out of his Grapefruit League start Friday, though he said his level of concern remains low.
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Santana named Opening Day shortstop

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 17:18
Considering his strong rookie season followed up by a solid spring, it came as no surprise that Danny Santana was named the Twins' Opening Day shortstop.
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Pinto fails concussion protocol; will retake test Sunday

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 17:09
Twins catcher Josmil Pinto, who has been sidelined with concussion-like symptoms, failed a concussion protocol test on Friday, but will retake it on Sunday with the hope of returning on Monday.
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QB Wilson hits Rangers camp for second time

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 17:03
Russell Wilson traded his Seattle Seahawks uniform for a Texas Rangers one on Saturday, as the two-time Super Bowl quarterback joined the club in Surprise, Ariz.
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Johan hopes to start throwing off mound in mid-April

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 17:00
Blue Jays left-hander Johan Santana continues to take a cautious approach to the 2015 season and isn't expected to begin throwing off a mound until the middle of April.
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Astros put Springer in key No. 2 batting spot behind Altuve (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-03-28 16:21
The Houston Astros are looking for a link between the leadoff excellence of Jose Altuve and the business of scoring enough runs to win. George Springer, the free-spirited, free-swinging outfielder who hit 20 home runs in 78 games as a rookie, welcomes the assignment. ''First of all, you're hitting behind the batting champ, and he's always on base,'' Springer said. ''If he's on base he's a threat to run, and that puts me in a better position to hit.'' Batting second is an important assignment on the Astros, who wasted Altuve's phenomenal 2014 season by often failing to drive him in.
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Nationals' Strasburg to start vs Mets' Harvey on April 9 (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo - Sat, 2015-03-28 15:47
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg will start for the Washington Nationals in the third game of the season on April 9 in a likely showdown with New York Mets ace Matt Harvey.
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Count on the Orioles being back atop the AL East perch

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 15:08
The Orioles might not be the popular pick to win the A.L. East again this year, but it is always unwise to count out Buck Showalter and Co.
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Hardy getting more evaluation on shoulder

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 15:01
Shortstop J.J. Hardy will get a magnetic resonance angiogram on his injured left shoulder Monday and won't play before Tuesday, according to manager Buck Showalter.
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The Big Bang: Fantasy baseball's evolution

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 14:00
With roughly one week to go before the first pitch of the 2015 Major League Baseball season, MLB.com's VP of Stats Cory Schwartz took a look through the history of fantasy play and opined on the state of the game today.
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Healthy legs foundation of Mauer's hope to rebound

Major League Baseball - Sat, 2015-03-28 13:07
If the Twins thought Joe Mauer's move from behind the plate to first base was going to boost his bat to yet another elite level last season, they were sorely mistaken, and Mauer was pretty sore, too.
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