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New York Post

Lagares’ oblique may be clearing Conforto’s path to majors

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Mets’ center-field situation grew even murkier on Saturday — which could lead to Michael Conforto making the Opening Day roster. Juan Lagares suffered a strained left oblique while running out a foul ball in a 3-0 win over the Braves, and although Lagares said he didn’t think the injury was serious, Terry...

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers' J.D. Martinez out 3-4 weeks with foot sprain, Brad Ausmus says

Lisfranc ligament sprain will have Martinez in a cast for 7-10 days, after which point the foot can be tested again to see how long hell be out. LAKELAND, Fla. - The timing could have been worse, but the news out of Charlotte, N.C., on Friday was not great for the Detroit Tigers. J.D. Martinez is expected to miss three to four weeks with a sprain of the Lisfranc ligament in his right foot, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said following Friday afternoon's spring-training game against the Atlanta Braves. It's not a Lisfranc ligament rupture, meaning surgery will not be...

Red Bird Rants

St. Louis Cardinals: Tyler Lyons Spring Training Debut, And What It Means

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Tyler Lyons made his debut in the Grapefruit League against the Braves. This outing is somewhat unexpected, considering Tyler Lyons had surgery in his knee during the off season.  But he was cleared to pitch with full mobility, and pitched only one St. Louis Cardinals inning.  He gave up two hits […] St. Louis Cardinals: Tyler Lyons Spring Training Debut, And What It Means - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers sweep split-squad games, but concern focused on J.D. Martinez

In Lakeland, Justin Verlander threw 80 pitches in five scoreless innings. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Justin Verlander pitched five scoreless innings and the Detroit Tigers mounted a ninth inning comeback to beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 Saturday at Joker Marchant Stadium.  About 40 minutes later, the other half of the Tigers' split squad finished off a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves in Orlando. But most of the post-game concern centered on J.D. Martinez, who suffered a sprained right midfoot in the first inning in Lakeland. X-rays were negative and he will be...

philly.com

Jesse Biddle starts over, this time with Braves

CLEARWATER, Fla. - It was not supposed to happen like this, not after the Phillies drafted him with the 27th overall pick and paid him $1.16 million to join his hometown team, but baseball is like life and Jesse Biddle has learned quite a bit about life. He is 25 now, with a pronounced stubble on his face and the scar of Tommy John surgery along his left elbow.

Full Count | WEEI

David Price gets ‘best-case scenario’ after second opinion; No surgery, will be shut down 7-10 days

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Red Sox manager John Farrell called the news the “best-case scenario” for David Price. All things involved, it was hard to argue. After the Red Sox’ 9-1 win over the Braves Friday at the Wide World of Sports Complex, Farrell passed along the news that Price would not need surgery, or even […]

Red Bird Rants

St. Louis Cardinals: Luke Weaver Removed Because of Back Spasms

In the 8th inning of today’s 6-1 win against the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals righthander Luke Weaver was removed from the game after getting the first two outs of the inning. The St. Louis Cardinals have had their fair share of bad news in recent history when it comes to injuries. One need only […] St. Louis Cardinals: Luke Weaver Removed Because of Back Spasms - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers score 8 in 8th to top Braves in Jordan Zimmermann's 1st start

Zimmermann has been eased into spring after battling injuries in 2016. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Jordan Zimmermann was pleased with his spring debut. Anibal Sanchez, celebrating his 33rd birthday, wasn't so thrilled. Sanchez allowed three runs in his only inning of work but the Detroit Tigers scored eight runs in the eighth to beat the Atlanta Braves 10-7 on Monday at Joker Marchant Stadium. Sanchez said he worked hard in the offseason and was disappointed in the result, but still felt strong on the mound. "I'll be fine," he said. Zimmermann said he threw about 20...

Grand Rapids Press

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Jordan Zimmermann's 1st start

The Braves will throw knuckle-baller R.A. Dickey, one of the veteran free-agent pitchers signed by the club during the winter. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Jordan Zimmermann will make his first start of the spring Monday as the Detroit Tigers try to cautiously ease him into action after an injury-marred 2016. The Tigers have consistently advised Zimmermann to shut things down at the slightest sign of trouble, but he has felt no problems this spring. Today will be his first test against another team. The Braves will throw knuckle-baller R.A. Dickey, one of the veteran...