10:04 PM EDT, Mon March 30, 2015

Koji Uehara's bullpen session causes concern for Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session Monday, and the news is not good: He felt the same sensation in his left hamstring that has prevented him from taking the mound since March 14. Even before that on Monday, manager John Farrell said, “I don’t think there’s anything to suggest that come next Monday, he’s in our bullpen.” That means Uehara likely will start the season on the 15-day disabled list.
Baltimore Sun 4 hours ago

J.J. Hardy expected to start the season on the DL

Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is expected to be placed on the disabled list and miss Opening Day after a muscle strain in his left shoulder was discovered during an exam on Monday.
Full Count | WEEI 11 hours ago
Red Sox officially place Christian Vazquez on 60-day DL with elbow sprain, add catcher Sandy Leon

Red Sox officially place Christian Vazquez on 60-day DL with elbow sprain, add catcher Sandy Leon

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Red Sox have admitted they’ll be without catcher Christian Vazquez for a while. The club placed him on the 60-day disabled list Monday with a sprained right elbow. The move allows the Red Sox to add newly-acquired catcher Sandy Leon to the 40-man roster. With the transaction, the Red Sox […]
DRaysBay 4 hours ago

Rays denied consideration of re-negotiated lease by St. Petersburg City Council

Owner Stu Sternberg formally announces his disappointment. The Rays and the Mayor of St. Petersburg Rick Kriseman brought what was effectively an amendment to the Rays lease of Tropicana Field to the St. Petersburg City Council in late 2014, requesting a termination payout structure to be put in place, and permission for the team to explore new stadium locations. Either activity is currently strictly prohibited. After a public debate, the City Council denied a Rays search over a minor monetary amount, with many council members taking offense that the team was not interested in negotiating...
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 7 hours ago

A trip through the MLBTR archives: March 2008

Okay, I’m really bad at this. I promised to post these monthly looks back through the MLB Trade Rumors archives early in each month, preferably during the first week, yet I completely forgot about March. Never did it. Time to correct that now. Better late than never, right? As a reminder, I’m not here to [...] A trip through the MLBTR archives: March 2008 is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post A trip through the MLBTR archives: March 2008 appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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Newsday 13 mins ago

Stephen Drew heating up, hopes full spring training will help

For most of spring training, Stephen Drew looked like his 2014 self, which, for those who need reminding, was not a good thing.
Tampa Bay Times 50 mins ago

Rays' James Loney tunes out distractions, focuses on baseball

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MASN Sports 50 mins ago

Duquette on whether O's need shortstop: "We signed one just before camp opened" - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette indicated tonight that he's not in the market for another shortstop despite losing J.J. Hardy to a strained muscle in his left shoulder. An MRI arthrogram this morning revealed the injury,...

Yankees down to four options for two open pitching jobs

The Yankees technically have 17 pitchers still in big league camp, but that includes three guys who are hurt and will inevitably open the season on the disabled list. In reality, they have 10 guys who seem locked into big league roles and four others to compete for two open spots. Major league rotation: Masahiro […] The post Yankees down to four options for two open pitching jobs appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Tampa Bay Times 1 hour ago

Rays: Joey Butler calls tying home run

Call him 'Babe' Having already been told he was sent down, OF Joey Butler came up big for the Rays on Monday with a tying three-run homer with two outs in the ninth off LHP Wesley Wright. Even better? He called his shot in the dugout. "He said, 'Do you guys want to play extras?' He looked at me and (bench coach …
Toronto Star 1 hour ago
Blue Jays’ new lineup to be unveiled on Tuesday

Blue Jays’ new lineup to be unveiled on Tuesday

Eight-man bullpen likely, with the season opener on April 6 in New York.
Full Count | WEEI 2 hours ago

John Farrell: ‘We’re not a perfect team but I like our team’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — John Farrell took a fun swipe the constant questions about his roster Monday before the game with the Twins at JetBlue Park. “We’ve got some short-term questions with health that are apparent that we’ve talked about a lot,” Farrell said with a smile. But the Red Sox manager certainly understands the […]

Decision looms on Shane Victorino and Rusney Castillo

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Boston Red Sox break camp on Saturday and, as of Monday, Shane Victorino remains the starting right-fielder. What about Rusney Castillo? "To be determined," manager John Farrell said. When camp opened, Farrell said that Victorino would be the team’s starting right fielder if healthy. Monday night, he was in the starting lineup in right field for the third consecutive game. Until this weekend, he had not played two straight games in right.

J.J. Hardy expected to start the season on the DL

The Orioles will be without another former All-Star on Opening Day.
Full Count | WEEI 3 hours ago

Koji Uehara admits ‘I don’t know when I’ll be back’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — After Koji Uehara again felt something in his sore hamstring after a 30-pitch bullpen Monday, John Farrell can count on his closer not being ready for the start of the season. “I don’t think there’s anything to suggest that come next Monday he’s in our bullpen,” Farrell said Monday. And that […]

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  • 5 Christian Vazquez

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  • 3 Koji Uehara

    Koji Uehara

    Koji Uehara's bullpen session causes concern for Red Sox

  • 2 Shane Victorino

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