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Los Angeles Times 2 hours ago

Angels' Matt Shoemaker to wear protective headgear in return to mound

After his final spring start of 2017, Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker declared himself ready for the regular season and announced he would begin the season wearing a piece of protective headgear in his cap. Shoemaker, 30, experienced few complications returning from surgery to cease bleeding...

While Dodgers roster is nearly set, Angels are still examining options heading into Freeway Series

The Dodgers and the Angels enter the three-game Freeway Series beginning Thursday in different states of readiness in terms of their opening-day rosters. The Dodgers telegraphed many of their maneuvers with roster moves Tuesday and Wednesday. In February, Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts announced...
Mariners force a tie in Dodgers' Cactus League finale

Mariners force a tie in Dodgers' Cactus League finale

THE GAME: The Seattle Mariners scored in the bottom of the ninth inning to forge a 3-3 tie in the Dodgers’ final Cactus League game Wednesday afternoon in Peoria, Ariz. PITCHING REPORT: The two starting pitchers, Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw...
Hisashi Iwakuma struggles in his final out of the spring for the Mariners

Hisashi Iwakuma struggles in his final out of the spring for the Mariners

A frustrated Iwakuma walked four and had all kinds of mechanical issues in his brief outing
Los Angeles Times 6 hours ago

Spring training: Angels 8, Milwaukee 6

The Angels closed out spring training with a Cactus League-best record of 19-13 after an 8-6 victory over Milwaukee at Maryvale Baseball Park on Wednesday. AT THE PLATE: With two outs and two runners on in the first inning, catcher Carlos Perez doubled, center fielder Eric Young Jr. tripled and...
Orange County Register 7 hours ago
Angels beat Brewers in Arizona finale

Angels beat Brewers in Arizona finale

THE GAME: The Angels used a pair of four-run innings to beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 8-6, on Wednesday at Maryvale Ballpark. It was the final Cactus League game for the Angels, whose 19-13 record was the best among the teams in Arizona. PITCHING...
Orange County Register 9 hours ago
Answering the Angels' questions of the spring, starting with the closer

Answering the Angels' questions of the spring, starting with the closer

TEMPE, Ariz. — Cam Bedrosian will start the season as the Angels closer, according to sources. The sources are his numbers, including a 1.12 ERA last season followed by a perfect 0.00 mark this spring. Bedrosian came into the spring in a three-way...
San Francisco Chronicle 9 hours ago

A’s leave Arizona with good mindset, camaraderie

Ariz - After two last-place seasons in which the A’s felt there were some divisive clubhouse elements, the team was careful to bring in well-regarded players with leadership qualities. New third baseman Trevor Plouffe, already cited as a team leader, said, I thought we gelled together as a team. ... Another new player, right fielder Matt Joyce, also is enthusiastic about the A’s state of mind going into the season. This group of guys has just been phenomenal, the kind of character and attitude we have - you couldn’t ask for anything better. Fifth outfielder Jake Smolinski,...
Meet the Mariners’ 2017 starting lineup

Meet the Mariners’ 2017 starting lineup

After another busy offseason under Jerry Dipoto, the Mariners are full of new faces -- but the core remains intact. Is 2017 the year the M's break their 16-year playoff drought? Here are the starting nine who hope to do so.
Los Angeles Times Mar 28, 2017

Reliever Yusmeiro Petit makes the Angels' opening day roster

Yusmeiro Petit made the Angels’ opening day roster Tuesday, fellow 32-year-old right-hander Bud Norris inched closer to the same status, and the Angels are soon going to debut an unusual bullpen. Petit’s contract required him to be told by 9 a.m. Tuesday if he was not making the team or paid a...
Mariners welcome Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz back to the lineup after missing a week with illness

Mariners welcome Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz back to the lineup after missing a week with illness

The two Mariners' superstars got three plate appearances, but will play more this week.
CSN Bay Area Mar 28, 2017

Revisiting the A's top 5 questions from the start of spring

TEMPE, Ariz. The As moving truck has already left the desert, and the team will be bolting for the airport after Wednesdays Cactus League finale.Spring training is quickly drawing to a close, with only the three-game Bay Bridge Series remaining before the games start to count. To mark that reality, heres a look at the five most burning questions Oakland faced back when camp started in mid-February, and what kind of answers have materialized since 1) Does Sonny Gray return to his old self?
Los Angeles Times Mar 28, 2017

Angels hitters break loose in 14-3 Cactus League win over Oakland Athletics

The Angels sprinted past Oakland, 14-3, on Tuesday at Tempe Diablo Stadium. It was their final Cactus League home game of 2017; the Arizona schedule concludes Wednesday. AT THE PLATE: Third baseman Yunel Escobar and catcher Martin Maldonado each hit his first homer of the spring, and the Angels...
Seattle Times Mar 28, 2017
Mariners’ relievers roughed up in a 15-6 loss to the Diamondbacks

Mariners’ relievers roughed up in a 15-6 loss to the Diamondbacks

Felix Hernandez pitched two innings in his final outing of the spring. His next start will be on Opening Day vs. the Astros.

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