8:17 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.
The Republican 1 hour ago

Red Sox injury news: Koji Uehara will not be ready for Opening Day

Koji Uehara will miss the start of the season for the Red Sox.
Full Count | WEEI 9 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 […]
Baltimore Sun 3 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.
Twinkie Town 2 hours ago

Twins Select Contract of RHP Blaine Boyer

The redhead makes the team and muddies up the bullpen picture. One of the nice things about working for the Minnesota Twins is that my boss will post official press releases on Facebook for all to see, such as this one. The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Blaine Boyer. In seven games this spring, Boyer has posted a 1.69 ERA (10.2 IP, 2 ER) with one walk and five strikeouts. The 33-year-old has pitched in parts of eight seasons at the major league level, with Atlanta, St. Louis, Arizona, New York-NL and San Diego, going 9-15,...
Akron Beacon Journal 2 hours ago

Indians down to three contenders for final roster spot; Tribe to honor Al Rosen; roster moves

Twenty-four of the 25 roster spots on the Indians' Opening Day roster, barring an injury in the next week, are known. There are now three candidates for the 25th spot. Indians manager Terry Francona named relief pitcher Austin Adams, first baseman Jesus Aguilar and and utility-man Michael Martinez as the three contenders. It's difficult to trust spring training numbers, especially for pitchers. As it stands, Adams hasn't been very productive. He has a 5.87 ERA in 7 2/3 innings pitched, though he does have nine strikeouts. He'd be the eighth member of the bullpen. Aguilar has hit well...
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 5 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.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 9 hours ago

Twins catcher Josmil Pinto cleared to return to games after concussion

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Twins catcher Josmil Pinto passed the ImPACT test on his second try Sunday and has been cleared to return to game action, a person with direct knowledge said Monday morning.

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Twinsights: Twins batting order begins to take shape

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Twins manager Paul Molitor plans to mix and match with much of his batting order this year, but he does seem to have achieved clarity on the first three spots. Monday night at the Boston Red Sox, the Twins had Danny Santana, Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer at the top of their lineup, and it could stay that way for awhile. “I like Brian in that two-hole,” Molitor said. There had been some thought earlier in the spring of having Mauer bat second ahead of Dozier, who led the club with 23 home runs last season. […] The post Twinsights: Twins batting order begins to take shape...

Lisalverto Bonilla fails to finish first inning in Texas Rangers’ 11-7 loss

SURPRISE, Ariz. – RHP Lisalverto Bonilla may have blown any chance he had for a spot as a long reliever in the bullpen by allowing seven runs and retiring only one batter in the first inning of an 11-7 loss …
Full Count | WEEI 41 mins 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.
Houston Chronicle 54 mins ago

Pitchers Hernandez, Thatcher sit in good position to make major-league roster

The Astros must decide by 11 a.m. (CST) Tuesday whether or not to keep righthanded starter Roberto Hernandez, who is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation. The Astros also must make a decision on veteran lefthander Joe Thatcher. Both appear in good positions to make the club. Hernandez signed a $2.65 million minor-league […]

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

The Orioles will be without another former All-Star on Opening Day.
Plain Dealer 1 hour ago

Cleveland Indians 2015 payroll biggest since 2001, but last in AL Central

The Indians 2015 payroll has increased slightly from last year, but they will start the season last in the AL Central.
Tacoma News-Tribune 1 hour ago

Recap: Seattle vs. LA Angels

Mike Zunino hit a solo home run and drove in three as the Seattle Mariners grabbed a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday.

American League Player News

  • 8 J.J. Hardy

    J.J. Hardy

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

  • 5 Christian Vazquez

    Christian Vazquez

    Red Sox place Christian Vazquez on 60-day disabled list with right elbow sprain

  • 3 Tyler Collins

    Tyler Collins

    Tyler Collins, Bryan Holaday among eight involved in latest round of Detroit Tigers cuts

  • 3 Koji Uehara

    Koji Uehara

    Koji Uehara's bullpen session causes concern for Red Sox

  • 3 Jesus Aguilar

    Jesus Aguilar

    Indians down to three contenders for final roster spot; Tribe to honor Al Rosen; roster moves

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