12:08 PM EST, Tue February 28, 2017
The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Rays report: Cobb, Longo debut vs. Twins today, 1:05

The Rays are back in Port Charlotte today to face the Twins for the second time this spring.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays' Rasmus brothers credit dad's tough love for success

The Rasmus brothers are back together, this time with the Rays.

Scout

Storylines: Hamilton suffers another setback

Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is set to have another surgery and will miss a large portion of the season. The IBI's Daniel Sherriff provides the details on his surgery and more in today's storylines...

San Francisco Chronicle

Rangers’ Josh Hamilton undergoes knee surgery

The 2010 AL MVP, in camp on a minor-league contract, faces six weeks of rehabilitation before he will be able to start running again, then would need several weeks or more of baseball activity to be ready to play in games. The five-time All-Star had left spring training in Arizona on Sunday and returned to Houston for the second time in less than a week to be examined by Dr. Walt Lowe, who also performed Hamilton’s season-ending surgery in June. After two knee operations late in 2015, when he hit .253 with eight homers and 25 RBIs in 50 games, Hamilton tried cortisone shots along with a...

Los Angeles Times

Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez has bone bruise on pitching hand

Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez is dealing with a bone bruise on his pitching hand after getting clipped by a ball during a session of live batting practice last week. Baez is still feeling pain when he throws, although X-rays on his hand came back negative, Manager Dave Roberts said. “We’re just trying...

Toronto Sun

Blue Jays play-by-play man Jerry Howarth getting his cancer message out

DUNEDIN — About two weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor inside his prostate gland, longtime Blue Jays broadcaster Jerry Howarth began an exercise routine that included a daily walk around Cloverdale Mall in Etobicoke.

New York Daily News

Feel like David Wright is always hurt? Well, he is

David Wright’s latest injury — a shoulder impingement this time — came to light on Tuesday.

News-Herald

Top five fantasy baseball targets from the Cleveland Indians

Fox Sports gives us the top five fantasy targets from the Cleveland Indians.Don't miss>> Flashy shortstop Francisco Lindor ignites Cleveland Indians with his glove, arm, bat and smile>> Cleveland Indians: Jason Kipnis sidelined by rotator cuff injury>> Edwin Encarnacion gives Cleveland Indians booming bat

Tampa Bay Times

Rays vs. Twins, 1:05 Tuesday, Port Charlotte

Today: vs. Twins, 1:05 Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte Pitchers: Rays – Alex Cobb; Twins – Hector Santiago. Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 On deck

CSN Philly

MLB Notes: Josh Hamilton may need another knee surgery

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton went to Houston on Sunday, facing the possibility of another knee surgery in his bid to return

CSN Philly

Rays 7, Phillies 2: Mackanin calls Eickhoff 'a pretty darn good pitcher'

Making his first start of the spring, the ever consistent Jerad Eickhoff pitched two innings and earned some praise from the manager. By Jim Salisbury

Tampa Bay Times

Rays journal: Little in-game tweak results in big fix for Snell

CLEARWATER — LHP Blake Snell's goal this spring is to gain better command of his fastball, but there he was in the first inning Monday during his Grapefruit League debut against the Phillies, missing above the strike zone.

philly.com

Sielski: Phillies have one request for Quinn: stay healthy

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Throughout batting practice in the morning and the Phillies' 7-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the afternoon Monday, Roman Quinn wore a white compression sleeve on his right arm. He had practical reasons for doing so. Quinn throws with

CSN New England

Dustin Pedroia taking cues from Tom Brady to extend his career

Dustin Pedroia is no stranger to injuries. That's a big reason why he's no longer a stranger to the sometimes peculiar practices of New England

Kansas City Star

Royals support Jason Vargas with three homers, crush the Seattle Mariners 14-3

Five months after making his return from Tommy John surgery, Jason Vargas made his spring debut on Monday, allowing three runs in two innings in the Royals’ 14-3 thrashing of …

Orange County Register

Angels debut their (almost) full lineup

TEMPE, Ariz. — Monday marked one of the milestones of spring training, the Angels playing their First Game With A Full Lineup. Although the lineup still didn’t include Albert Pujols, who is rehabbing from foot surgery, and there is still some...

New York Post

Greg Bird’s bat is back — but his mind looks rusty

SARASOTA, Fla. — Greg Bird’s sweet swing was on display Monday at Ed Smith Stadium. It cut through the late February heat for two doubles, giving the Yankees an early indication the first baseman will be able to shrug off missing all of last season due to right shoulder surgery. While the shoulder seemed fine, the mental...

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...

Chicago Sun-Times

Cubs morning report: Rosscup returns one day – Renteria the next

Left-hander Zac Rosscup missed all of last year with a shoulder injury but could quickly become important bullpen depth for this year's team.

Scout

Doctor's Take: Jason Kipnis

Over the weekend it was learned that star second baseman Jason Kipnis is struggling with a minor shoulder issue, and resident IBI doctor Brandon Bowers chimes in to explain the nature of the injury and if there should be any concerns at the moment...

CSN New England

Hanley Ramirez's shoulder already a concern for Red Sox heading into WBC

Another year, another injury concern for Hanley Ramirez. This time, though, it's a bit more complicated.Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell told the media Monday

Orioles Insider | Baltimore Sun

Orioles utility man Ryan Flaherty dealing with arm issue

SARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles utility man Ryan Flaherty is dealing with an undisclosed arm issue, the team announced Monday before its Grapefruit League game against the New York Yankees at Ed Smith Stadium. The injury isn’t considered serious. Orioles manager Buck Showalter is expected to address the...

Red Reporter

The Red Report - Joey Votto

A look at Cincinnati’s offensive machine heading into 2017. We've covered Joey Votto with heart-eyes for a decade now, which seems somewhat hard to believe after typing that out. Former fearless leader Joel Luckhaupt looked closer at Votto this time in 2009, just as Joey was the new 1B in town fresh off his first full season of MLB play. Back in 2013, Kerry Moss gave us a preview of what we could expect to see from Votto fresh off his initial knee injury - the one that ended his 2012 season while he was on-pace to break the all-time single-season doubles record. Last year, I marveled...

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...

Matt Harvey stops by Mets Hot Stove - Live from Duffy's in PSL!

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey talks with SNY's Steve Gelbs about maintaining his intimidating presence on the mound and his recovery from surgery.

New York Mets pitcher Josh Edgin talks 2017

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Steve Gelbs talks with New York Mets relief pitcher Josh Edgin about his performance last season coming off Tommy John surgery, and what he hopes to accomplish in 2017.

Martinez: Chance for Bautista to erase 2016 season

Blue Jays voice Buck Martinez says Jose Bautista’s return to the club is a chance for a very proud slugger to erase the memories of an injury plagued 2016 season.