2:08 AM EDT, Sun March 29, 2015
St. Paul Pioneer Press 14 hours ago

Minnesota Twins' Mike Pelfrey open to a trade

FORT MYERS, Fla. --Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey stopped short of asking for a trade Saturday after he was demoted to the bullpen, but the veteran workhorse made it clear he would not be opposed.

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Akron Beacon Journal 2 hours ago

Numbers show Cleveland Indians’ spending in line with other MLB teams of similar size

How much the Indians are spending on their payroll and how much they should be spending on their payroll are some of the most-talked-about, baseball-related topics in Cleveland. So let’s allow the numbers to have the floor, if only for a minute.Forbes released a report, The Business of Baseball, last week. In it, the data show the Indians are spending roughly what they should be on their roster, at least compared to the rates of other teams’ spending.Forbes’ report includes the total value of the franchise, the 2014 revenue and the operating income for all 30 MLB teams. All of these...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 3 hours ago

Pelfrey fiasco reaches new heights for Twins

So far, Pelfrey has made $9.5 million for five wins with Twins. Now, he's mad that team has the audacity to send him and his $5.5 million contract to bullpen.
Plain Dealer 3 hours ago

Zach McAllister strikes out 9 as Cleveland Indians edge Milwaukee Brewers, 3-2 (photos, video)

If Zach McAllister didn't secure one of the two open spots in the Indians' rotation with Saturday's performance against Milwaukee, something is wrong. McAllister struck out nine and allowed two runs in five innings.
Plain Dealer 4 hours ago

Zach McAllister pushing hard for starter's job: Cleveland indians quick hits (videos)

In a 3-2 victory Saturday over Milwaukee, McAllister showed two of the reasons why he should win one of the spots in the starting rotation.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 4 hours ago

Twins thoughts from LEN3: Hicks, Pelfrey, Rosario, Eddie The Stick

The Twins beat Philadelphia 7-1 on Saturday as Joe Mauer hit his first home run of spring training
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 4 hours ago

Milone named the Twins fifth starter

The Twins ended the race for the final rotation spot by naming the lefthander
Plain Dealer 5 hours ago

Cleveland Indians Scribbles: Encouraging day for Michael Bourn, Jason Kipnis and Zach McAllister -- Terry Pluto (photos)

Zach McAllister struck out nine in five innings, allowing two runs. He should be in good shape to win the No. 5 starting spot.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 5 hours ago

Twins win; Brunansky calls Mauer's fourth-inning home run

Coach Tom Brunansky saw a Joe Mauer homer coming, down to the pitch.
Topeka Capital-Journal 5 hours ago

Infante's three hits power Royals to 10-5 victory over Diamondbacks

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Omar Infante had three hits, including two doubles, and Paulo Orlando drove in two runs in the Royals’ 10-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. Kansas City used a five-sun seventh inning to gain the lead for good. Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock each hit their first homers of spring training for the Diamondbacks. read more
Northwest Herald 5 hours ago

Kazmir, Quintana both strong; A's beat White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Left-handers Scott Kazmir of Oakland and Jose Quintana of the White Sox tuned up for the regular season with strong starts on Saturday, and the Athletics beat the Sox, 10-4.
San Jose Mercury News 6 hours ago

Kazmir looks sharp in A's 10-4 win over White Sox

A's left-hander lowers his spring ERA to 0.75; Josh Pridie's two-run homer and Max Muncy's bases-clearing double in eighth lifts A's

White Sox bullpen issues continue as season draws near

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- That bullpen the Chicago White Sox rebuilt over the winter continues to leak oil, and Saturday’s 10-4 defeat to the Oakland Athletics was just the latest example. The White Sox entered play Saturday with a 5.58 bullpen ERA that was not only second to last in the Cactus League, it was next to the bottom in all of baseball this spring. Only the Chicago Cubs’ 6.01 mark was worse. Sore right arms to new closer (David Robertson) and their potential setup man (Jake Petricka) only partially explain what has gone wrong.

Brewers fall to Indians, 3-2

Phoenix - After a couple of weeks of mostly robust offense, the Brewers were quiet Sunday in losing to the Cleveland Indians, 3-2, at Maryvale Baseball Park.

No longer teammates, Johnson-Semien bond remains tight

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Micah Johnson did not get a chance to play Saturday in front of one of his biggest fans. Johnson had the day off with the Oakland Athletics paying a visit to Camelback Ranch, depriving the Chicago White Sox second base hopeful the opportunity to play opposite former teammate Marcus Semien. For anybody who wants to hear how good Johnson can be one day, Semien will sing his buddy’s praises. “Yeah, I’ve been checking him out and it looks like he’s been doing great,” Semien said after playing five innings against the White Sox.

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  • 7 Mike Pelfrey

    Mike Pelfrey

    Pelfrey fiasco reaches new heights for Twins

  • 5 Joe Mauer

    Joe Mauer

    Twins win; Brunansky calls Mauer's fourth-inning home run

  • 4 Aaron Hicks

    Aaron Hicks

    Twinsights: Paul Molitor explains decision to demote Aaron Hicks

  • 3 Zach McAllister

    Zach McAllister

    Cleveland Indians Scribbles: Encouraging day for Michael Bourn, Jason Kipnis and Zach McAllister -- Terry Pluto (photos)

  • 3 Shane Greene

    Shane Greene

    Detroit Tigers' Shane Greene eager for season to begin: 'I couldn't be more ready'

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