• Red Sox release Paulino, keep Quintero

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Right-hander Felipe Paulino has been released by the Boston Red Sox, who agreed to pay a $100,000 retention bonus to catcher Humberto Quintero. Paulino appeared in four spring training games for the Red Sox, giving up one run in four innings. Boston had...

  • Speedy Eric Young Jr. quickly grabs this chance with Braves

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Eric Young Jr. reported to spring training with the Atlanta Braves on a minor league deal, simply hoping to make an impression. Now with opening day less than a week away and starting center fielder Melvin Upton Jr. likely out until mid-May because of a foot...

  • Nats' third baseman Rendon seeks 3rd opinion on knee

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon was scheduled to meet with Dr. Steven Singleton in Vail, Colorado, for a third opinion on his injured left knee. Dr. James Andrews on Monday confirmed the team's initial diagnosis of a sprained medial collateral...

  • Blue Jays' Hutchison to make first opening-day start

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Toronto picked Drew Hutchison to make his first opening-day start, and the right-hander is slated to face the Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka on April 6 in New York. Toronto also released Dayan Viciedo from his minor league contract; reassigned left-hander Jeff...

  • Rays release Alexi Casilla

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have released infielder Alexi Casilla. The veteran infielder, who signed a minor league contract with Tampa Bay in February, was batting .267 in 17 spring training games. The 30-year-old is a .247 hitter in nine big league seasons with...

  • Tillman to start second straight opener for Orioles

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Tillman has been selected to start the Baltimore Orioles' opener at Tampa Bay on April 6. Manager Buck Showalter picked Tillman as his opening-day starter for the second consecutive season. Tillman was 13-6 with a 3.34 ERA last season for the AL East...

  • Grichuk, Kozma to fill final Cardinals bench spots

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Infielder Pete Kozma and outfielder Randall Grichuk will fill the Cardinals' final two bench spots on St. Louis' opening-day roster. Manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday he liked Kozma's versatility. The shortstop has also played third, second, some outfield and even...

  • Miami fills final 2 position player slots with Kelly, Solano

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Infielder Donovan Solano and outfielder Don Kelly have been told they will be on the Miami Marlins' opening-day roster. Manager Mike Redmond said Tuesday he decided to keep Solano over Reid Brignac because of Solano's ability to play second, third and shortstop,...

  • Brett Lawrie hits 2 homers as A's rout Rockies

    By RICK EYMER Associated PressThe Associated Press -
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    MESA, Ariz. - Brett Lawrie had a pair of home runs and four RBIs, Drew Pomeranz pitched six scoreless innings and the Oakland Athletics routed the Colorado Rockies 11-2 Monday. Lawrie hit a solo homer in the sixth off Ryan Arrowood for a 6-0 lead and capped a five-run sixth with a...

  • Smoak, Blue Jays rough up Oberholtzer and the Astros

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Danny Valencia, Chris Colabello and Justin Smoak homered in the first two innings off Brett Olberholtzer, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-4 Monday night. Oberholtzer, pitching for the first time since straining a lat muscle on March 10, gave up...

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