MLB Recent Player News
|3/3/2014||Jake Peavy, P (Bos)||Peavy arrived at Boston's spring training complex on Monday with a large white bandage covering his left index finger, the result of a weekend accident.
Analysis: The right-hander, scratched from his scheduled spring training debut Monday against Pittsburgh in Bradenton, said he was hurt Saturday.
|3/3/2014||Trevor Cahill, P (Ari)||Cahill will start the second game of the season for Arizona on March 23.
Analysis: He went 8-10 with a 3.99 ERA in 2013.
|3/3/2014||Patrick Corbin, P (Ari)||Corbin will start for the Diamondbacks when Arizona opens the major league season against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Australia on March 22.
Analysis: Corbin, who went 14-8 last season with a 3.41 ERA, called getting the starting nod an honor. The left-hander was part of a Diamondbacks delegation that traveled to Sydney to promote the first-ever regular-season games to be played in Australia.
|3/2/2014||Guillermo Mota, P (KC)||Mota has announced he is retiring after 14 seasons in the major leagues.
Analysis: The 40-year-old right-hander made 743 career relief appearances with a 3.94 ERA for the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants.
|3/2/2014||Justin Sellers, SS (Cle)||The Cleveland Indians have acquired infielder Justin Sellers from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations.
Analysis: The 28-year-old Sellers played 82 games for the Dodgers in the past three years, hitting .199 with three home runs and 17 RBIs. He split time at shortstop, second base and third base.
|3/1/2014||Miguel Sano, 3B (Min)||Minnesota Twins slugging prospect Miguel Sano will have Tommy John surgery on his throwing arm and miss the 2014 season.
Analysis: The Twins expect Sano to resume hitting in about four months, and he should return to playing the field in eight months. Sano hit a combined 35 home runs last season between Class A Fort Myers and Double-A New Britain while batting .280 with 103 RBIs and counts Boston slugger David Ortiz among his mentors. Sano hit 28 homers with 100 RBIs in 2012 at Class A.
|3/1/2014||Francisco Rodriguez, P (Mil)||Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez has reported to spring training after acquiring a work visa and leaving an unsettled situation in Venezuela.
Analysis: Brewers manager Ron Roenicke says Rodriguez wasn't able to do much in the way of baseball activities because he was worried about leaving the house. Roenicke said Saturday that missed time isn't a concern for Rodriguez. The 32-year-old reliever was traded from Milwaukee to Baltimore last July.
|3/1/2014||Elvis Andrus, SS (Tex)||Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is dealing with soreness in his right forearm and will be sidelined for at least a few days
Analysis: The 25-year-old Andrus is going into his sixth season in the majors. He has played 757 games for the Rangers, 315 more than any current Texas player.
|3/1/2014||Bobby Parnell, P (NYM)||Parnell threw batting practice Saturday, facing batters for the first time since his 2013 season was cut short by a neck injury.
Analysis: Parnell last pitched in a game on July 30. He missed the final two months of the season and had surgery Sept. 10 to repair a herniated disc in his neck. The right-hander threw 36 pitches to David Wright, Daniel Murphy and Eric Young Jr. Parnell said he was able to keep the ball down and didn't feel any discomfort in his neck or right arm.
|3/1/2014||Felix Hernandez, P (Sea)||Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon confirmed that Hernandez is expected to be Seattle's opening day starter when the Mariners open the season on March 31 against the Angels.
Analysis: This is not a surprise.
|2/28/2014||Gerald Laird, C (Atl)||Laird remained out after leaving Thursday's game with a lower back strain.
Analysis: Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he was day to day.
|2/28/2014||Mark Appel, P (Hou)||Manager Bo Porter isn't sure when Appel, the first overall pick in the 2013 draft, will appear in a game this spring as he recovers from last month's emergency appendectomy.
Analysis: Appel reported to camp on time, but the Astros are bringing him along slowly. "We actually haven't even talked about him getting into the game," Porter said.
|2/28/2014||Matt Kemp, CF (LAD)||Kemp had an MRI on his surgically repaired left ankle Thursday instead of Friday.
Analysis: The Dodgers expect results this weekend. Kemp had microfracture surgery in October.
|2/28/2014||Nate Jones, P (CWS)||Jones is recovering from a strained muscle near his lower back.
Analysis: Jones threw two bullpen sessions within the last week, on Sunday and Wednesday. Jones arrived in camp as the leading contender to be the White Sox closer.
|2/28/2014||Jose Abreu, 1B (CWS)||Abreu made his first appearance in a White Sox uniform Friday.
Analysis: The Cuban slugger signed for six years and $68 million in October. He went 0 for 2 against Dodgers pitching, which held the White Sox to five hits.
|2/28/2014||Joc Pederson, CF (LAD)||Pederson hit a two-run homer Friday in Cactus League action.
Analysis: Pederson was the Dodgers' minor league player of the year in 2012 and was picked for last year's All-Star Futures game. Savvy fantasy owners may want to snap up his rights.
|2/28/2014||Chris Sale, P (CWS)||Sale struck out four in 2 2-3 scoreless innings Friday. He gave up one hit and walked none.
Analysis: Sale made his exhibition debut.
|2/28/2014||Hyun-jin Ryu, P (LAD)||Ryu allowed two hits over two innings in his first spring training start, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
Analysis: Ryu, who was 14-8 with a 3.00 ERA as a rookie last year, didn't have a walk or a strikeout.
|2/28/2014||Joe Wieland, P (SD)||Wieland struggled in his first appearance Friday after missing all of last season following reconstructive elbow surgery.
Analysis: Wieland allowed four runs on four hits, including a homer, while getting two outs.
|2/28/2014||Joaquin Benoit, P (SD)||Benoit struck out one and had an effective changeup in his San Diego debut Friday.
Analysis: Benoit signed a two-year, $15.5 million deal in the offseason. "I still have to work a little bit on my mechanics," he said.
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