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Plain Dealer 55 mins ago
Cleveland Indians shut down Jason Kipnis for a few days because of shoulder strain

Cleveland Indians shut down Jason Kipnis for a few days because of shoulder strain

Jason Kipnis won't see his first Cactus League action for at least a few days.
Boston Herald 45 mins ago

Indians 2B Kipnis sidelined by rotator cuff injury

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has a strained rotator cuff and will stop throwing for a couple days.Kipnis got a cortisone shot on Saturday, and manager Terry Francona says he should be raring to go when he resumes throwing.The 29-year-old Kipnis hit .275 with 23 homers...
Over the Monster 22 mins ago
Red Sox vs. Rays lineups : A Hector Velazquez Sighting!

Red Sox vs. Rays lineups : A Hector Velazquez Sighting!

Hector Velasquez just signed recently. Today will be our first look. Today, we get to see the debut of Hector Velazquez, a player we signed over the long, arduous winter. We don’t know a whole lot about him, other than that he’s a lefty, and that he pitched well in Mexico, especially last year. He takes on a Rays lineup that seems light, even for a spring training game against the Rays. The Red Sox, on the other hand, bring out a bevvy of major league talent, or at least depth that could make an impact on the major league team. Brock Holt, SS Andrew Benintendi, LF Allen Craig,...
South Side Showdown 2 hours ago

White Sox: Melky Cabrera An Integral Part of Team’s Success This Season

White Sox veteran outfielder an integral part to team’s success for upcoming season. The outfielder is in the last year of his contract with team. This upcoming season will be a unique one for the Chicago White Sox. With so many changes to the roster, the philosophies, the coaching and the expectations, the Sox can […] White Sox: Melky Cabrera An Integral Part of Team’s Success This Season - Southside Showdown - Southside Showdown - A Chicago White Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop 15 hours ago
Braves claim 1B/OF Christian Walker from Orioles

Braves claim 1B/OF Christian Walker from Orioles

The Braves claimed a potential bench option for 2017. Earlier today, the Braves claimed first baseman/outfielder Christian Walker from the Orioles. (See MLB Trade Rumors and Mark Bowman of Braves.com.) Hailing from Norristown, Pennsylvania, Walker was drafted in the 49th round back in 2009, but instead went to go play ball at the University of South Carolina. After winning two College World Series (and appearing in a third) for the Gamecocks, he was drafted by the Orioles in the fourth round of the June 2012 draft. As a minor leaguer with the Orioles, he’s mostly played first base, though...
MLB Trade Rumors 13 hours ago

AL Notes: Astros, Angels, Rangers, Jays, Twins

Astros senior vice president of broadcasting and alumni relations Jamie Hildreth passed away Friday at the age of 72, reports Alyson Footer of MLB.com. Hildreth joined the Astros in 1987 and became their longest-tenured employee. “Jamie was a vital part of the Astros’ organization for over three decades,” owner Jim Crane said in a statement.…

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San Francisco Chronicle 17 mins ago

A’s Sonny Gray out of the WBC because of insurance issue

A’s ace Sonny Gray is out of the World Baseball classic after being denied insurance coverage for the event, according to Oakland general manager David Forst. Gray did not comply with all criteria required for coverage, but Major League Baseball pushed hard to try to get a waiver for the right-handed starter to pitch for Team USA. “It’s not up to us or MLB, it’s up to the insurance company,” Forst said. Susan Slusser is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.
Chicago Tribune 19 mins ago

White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon talks about first bullpen

White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon avoids teammate's distracting grunts, talks about first bullpen. (Colleen Kane/Chicago Tribune)
Grand Rapids Press 20 mins ago
Tigers vs. Mets: Live scoring, stats, chat

Tigers vs. Mets: Live scoring, stats, chat

Miguel Cabrera, J.D. Martinez, Ian Kinsler and others arent in the lineup. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Detroit Tigers will try to harness some of the offense they displayed Saturday in Lakeland during their first road trip of the Grapefruit League season. Of course, they'll be doing it with considerably less star power. Miguel Cabrera, J.D. Martinez, Ian Kinsler and others aren't in the lineup. Left-hander Matthew Boyd will get his first start of the spring for the Tigers.  Beat writer Evan Woodbery will try to jump into the discussion when possible, but won't...
Chicago Tribune 27 mins ago

White Sox second baseman Brett Lawrie on sitting out early spring games

White Sox second baseman Brett Lawrie on sitting out early spring games. (Colleen Kane/Chicago Tribune) 
Chicago Tribune 28 mins ago

Tyler Saladino among options for White Sox infield spots up for grabs

Tyler Saladino is a sort of “tweener” when it comes to the White Sox clubhouse this spring. With 161 games over two seasons under his belt, the 27-year-old infielder is not yet a clubhouse veteran, so he still looks to the example of players such as Todd Frazier, Geovany Soto and Melky Cabrera....
Plain Dealer 37 mins ago
An opposite-field homer 'is one of the better feelings in life' for Cleveland Indians top prospect Bradley Zimmer

An opposite-field homer 'is one of the better feelings in life' for Cleveland Indians top prospect Bradley Zimmer

Zimmer is intent on landing an Opening Day roster spot, even though Francona has indicated that it would require something unforeseen for the former first-round pick not to begin the season at Triple-A Columbus.
Toronto Sun 1 hour ago
Blue Jays' GM Ross Atkins played little league with Mike Lowell, A-Rod

Blue Jays' GM Ross Atkins played little league with Mike Lowell, A-Rod

Appearing on a MLB Tonight panel at the Winter Meetings on Dec. 7, four-time major-league all-star third baseman Mike Lowell and Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins talked about a team they played on years back.
Full Count | WEEI 2 hours ago

Where is Brian Butterfield? Red Sox third base coach explains why has taken Rob Gronkowski approach to exhibition season

FORT MYERS, Fla. — In the informal setting that is spring training, the sight of Ruben Amaro manning the third base coaching box instead of Brian Butterfield for the first few games didn’t get on many observer’s radar. But the switch is actually the result of the Red Sox’ master plan to get Butterfield in […]
Newark Star-Ledger 2 hours ago
Michael Conforto looks to stay hot | Mets lineup vs. Tigers

Michael Conforto looks to stay hot | Mets lineup vs. Tigers

Michael Conforto has another opportunity to show that he's back to his old self and Neil Walker will make his first Grapefruit League start on Sunday, when the Mets host the Detroit Tigers at First Data Field.
MASN Sports 2 hours ago

Injury updates on Britton and Bourn - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Zach Britton is nearing a return to the mound. The Orioles' closer no longer is experiencing discomfort in his left side and will play catch this morning. He appears to have dodged a serious oblique injury "I...

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