10:13 AM EDT, Mon March 30, 2015

Gallardo is used to Opening Day spotlight

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- One of the reasons the Texas Rangers acquired pitcher Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers during the offseason was to add depth to the rotation. Sitting behind ace Yu Darvish and rising star Derek Holland, Gallardo was supposed to cruise into spring training without pressure and work to build off somewhat of a bounce-back season a year ago. Fast forward a month and Gallardo finds himself in the same role. Darvish is done for the year following Tommy John surgery and Holland suffered setbacks in his preparation for the season.
Seattle Times 9 hours ago

TV deal gives Mariners plenty to spend this season / Geoff Baker

Mariners’ opening day payroll increases by almost the same $31 million total profit from last year.

Ex-Texas Ranger off to big start in Korea

Former Texas Rangers outfielder Jim Adduci grabbed the headlines in the opening weekend of play in the Korea Baseball Organization. Adduci went 4-for-8 with one homer, three RBIs and three stolen bases for the Lotte Giants, who opened with two …
Tacoma News-Tribune 13 hours ago

Mariners clear spots for Walker, Olson by optioning Elias, Smith to Tacoma

Roster for opening day almost set after club moves 10 players to the minor leagues…
Los Angeles Times 13 hours ago

Spring training: Cincinnati 8, Angels 6

AT THE PLATE: C.J. Cron stroked a hit-and-run single through a vacated second base hole in the second inning and crushed a two-run home run over a fence beyond the left-center-field wall in the fourth for his third homer. Cron has shown good bat control and plate coverage and is batting .421...
Tacoma News-Tribune 13 hours ago

Mariners’ late spring skid hits five games with 8-5 loss to Padres

The Seattle Mariners’ late spring skid hit five games Sunday when the San Diego Padres built an early lead in a 8-5 victory that closed this spring’s training complex spring…
Pomeranz has temper under control, and his control in check

Pomeranz has temper under control, and his control in check

There was a noticeable improvement in Drew Pomeranz his last time out. When he was angry at the world last Tuesday, he wound up and threw his glove on the A’s bench. One puff of dust, and he was on… Continue Reading →
Top Rangers, Cubs prospects will meet in ‘Futures Game’

Top Rangers, Cubs prospects will meet in ‘Futures Game’

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Nick Tepesch fails to hold early lead in Texas Rangers loss to Los Angeles Dodgers

GLENDALE, Ariz. – RHP Nick Tepesch, who lost out on a spot in the rotation Sunday morning, allowed seven consecutive Los Angeles Dodgers’ hitters to reach base over a two-inning stretch in a 10-5 loss. Tepesch allowed the last five …
Final: Dodgers 10, Rangers 5

Final: Dodgers 10, Rangers 5

The game: A Dodgers split-squad team raked Texas Rangers pitching again, piling up 15 hits in a 10-5 victory at Camelback Ranch Sunday afternoon. Pitching report: Brandon McCarthy pitched into the sixth inning, allowing three runs on seven hits and...
Houston Chronicle 14 hours ago

Astros owner Jim Crane tees it up with President Barack Obama for second straight year

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – For the second time in three years, Astros owner Jim Crane golfed with President Barack Obama on Sunday at Crane’s Floridian National Golf Course. Astros counsel Giles Kibbe confirmed the golf outing to the Houston Chronicle on Sunday afternoon. The outing was first reported by the Associated Press, which noted that Celtics […]
Tacoma News-Tribune 14 hours ago

Recap: San Diego vs. Seattle

Wil Myers and Matt Kemp each homered to help the San Diego Padres to an 8-5 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

PADRES 8, MARINERS 5 (AT PEORIA STADIUM)

THE FACTS: The Mariners’ late spring skid hit five games Sunday when the San Diego Padres built an early lead in a victory that closed this spring’s complex spring series in a 2-2 tie. Mariners starter J.A. Happ had a rocky three-run first inning that began with a first-pitch homer by leadoff hitter Wil Myers. Happ also gave up a homer to Matt Kemp that caromed off the batters’ eye and three singles. “I was being way too tentative early on,” Happ said. “I don’t really know what the reason for that is. It showed, and I was missing a … Read more »
Houston Chronicle 15 hours ago

The Sports Update: Peacock felt good in return to action

• • • The Houston Chronicle’s Jose de Jesus Ortiz checks in with Astros pitcher Brad Peacock after his first in-game action this spring following offseason hip surgery. jesus.ortiz@chron.com twitter.com/OrtizKicks
Oakland Tribune 15 hours ago

Kendall Graveman impressive again for Oakland A's

Kendall Graveman has another strong start for the Oakland A's, retiring the first 14 batters he faced during a victory over the Milwaukee Brewers

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