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Houston Chronicle

Josh Fields still day-to-day but ‘feeling pretty good’

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — It’s still unclear if righty reliever Josh Fields will be ready for opening day. He strained his right groin Monday on one pitch he threw against the Braves, and said Thursday morning that the injury has since calmed down. But he knew little else at this point. “Feeling pretty good. Just taking […]

Houston Chronicle

Josh Fields exits with apparent injury Monday

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Astros righty reliever Josh Fields exited Monday afternoon’s game with trainer Rex Jones by his side, suffering an apparent injury during the top of the seventh inning against the Braves at Osceola County Stadium. The Astros led 14-4 when Fields made his third pitch to Zoilo Almonte after retiring leadoff hitter Kelly […]

Grand Rapids Press

Braves 5, Tigers 3: Victor Martinez goes hitless in three at-bats in first Grapefruit League action

Martinez went 0 for 3 with a strikeout and a pair of groundouts. KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Judging by the results, Victor Martinez's return to the Detroit lineup on Sunday was nothing to brag about. That he was in the lineup was all the slugger cared about. Martinez went 0 for 3 with a strikeout and a pair of groundouts in a 5-3 split-squad loss to the Braves, his first action of the spring following left knee surgery in February. Afterward, the runner-up in the 2014 Most Valuable Player voting said he was happy with his debut. "It feels great to get the first one...

Boston Red Sox Blog | ESPN Boston

Takeaways from the Red Sox's 11-3 loss to the Braves

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Takeaways from the Fort, where the Red Sox absorbed an 11-3 whipping at the hands of the Atlanta Braves and are dealing with their first rash of injuries, none of which appear serious at this stage. Outfielder Rusney Castillo (left oblique muscle) has been cleared to play in minor-league games Wednesday and Thursday, manager John Farrell said Tuesday, but the Sox added two more players to their injury list. Catcher Christian Vazquez felt some discomfort in his throwing elbow Friday while throwing out a base-runner attempting to steal and hasn’t played in a game since.

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Tonight's lineup: A-Rod in, Ellsbury out

TAMPA, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez just told me he is happy with how his spring has gone so far. He's in the lineup for tonight's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, batting second and playing third base. So far, so good. But what's not so good? Despite having had a day off yesterday, Jacoby Ellsbury is not in tonight's lineup, nor is he on the travel roster for tomorrow night's game against the Atlanta Braves at Disney World. It might not mean anything, but then again, with Ellsbury's injury history, it might mean plenty.

Houston Chronicle

Manager A.J. Hinch says Jonathan Villar is ‘fine’ after Saturday injury scare

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Astros infielder Jonathan Villar exited Saturday night after he was hit in his right leg in the sixth inning by Braves righthander Andrew Thurman “Villar’s fine,” manager A.J. Hinch said after the Astros lost 6-5 at Champion Stadium. “He got hit in the back leg just above his knee with […]

Yankees Blog | ESPN New York

Day 19: CC, Tanaka day-night doubleheader

TAMPA, Fla. -- In spring training, there are no really big days, just days to get through. On Thursday the Yankees have one of those days that when you check back at 10 p.m. and everyone is still healthy, it will be a success. In the afternoon, CC Sabathia, coming off knee surgery, will throw his first simulated game of the spring. In the evening, Masahiro Tanaka is expected to start and go two innings against the Braves. It is the first time that Tanaka will appear in an exhibition game.

Padres Public

Disjointed Thoughts On The Padres Offseason

Here are some thoughts on the Padres’ offseason, formatted kind of like Twitter but with fewer abbreviations. Other people deserve credit for acquiring the players AJ Preller traded away There’s a reason the Braves were willing to trade the current Padres’ best hitter for a prospect recovering from surgery, it’s that Max Fried is a good enough prospect to still be valuable. In other words, none of AJP’s trades felt like he pulled off a steal. They were fair trades. Yes, it’s awesome he could re-make the roster and keep Austin Hedges, Matt Wisler, and Hunter Renfroe, but the...

Mets Blog | ESPN New York

Morning Briefing: Fred gets chatty

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. FIRST PITCH: The Mets again are headed to Disney World on Tuesday. Bartolo Colon, who had a perfect two-inning appearance against the Washington Nationals in his first spring-training start, this time faces the Atlanta Braves at 1:05 p.m. at ESPN Wide World of Sports. He starts opposite right-hander Julio Teheran. Travis d'Arnaud is due to start at catcher, two days after leaving a game with a sliced left ring finger. The injury did not require stitches.

Nats Insider | CSN Washington

Nats vs. Braves — 3/9/15

The day began with news of Denard Span’s core muscle surgery, a procedure that will force the veteran center fielder to open the season on the DL. But attention now shifts to the field of play, with the Nationals hosting the Braves in this afternoon’s Grapefruit League game in Viera. Tony Gwynn Jr., whose stock…

Washington Post

Nats Journal: Nationals vs. Braves spring training discussion thread

Momentarily forgotten in the bustle of a morning during which the news broke that center fielder Denard Span underwent surgery is the fact that the Nationals will play baseball this afternoon.It’s a perfect day at Space Coast Stadium, and the Braves are in town. Gio Gonzalez will start the game for the Nationals, and pitch against Wandy Rodriguez. Tony Gwynn Jr. will be the Nationals’ center fielder today, though Matt Williams said Michael Taylor will get the majority of the playing time there throughout the spring.Read full article >>

CSN Washington

Braves' starter to see Dr. James Andrews about injury

One of the Atlanta Braves' starting pitchers is off to see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his shoulder.

Newark Star-Ledger

Mets pitcher Dillon Gee ignores rumors as he pitches against Atlanta Braves

Gee is currently in line to come out of the Mets bullpen if the team makes it out of spring with no injuries or trades.

CSN Washington

Ex-Nats prospect could start for Braves in CF

With Melvin Upton, Jr. out several months with a rare injury, a former Nationals' prospect could finally get an opportunity he never received in Washington.

MLB

5/31/13: Nats edge Braves, Strasburg exits early

Daily Recap: Denard Span ripped a pair of triples and the bullpen took care of the Braves after Stephen Strasburg exited with a back injury Check out http://MLB.com/video for more! About MLB.com: Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on Ja