• Cardinals tell Villanueva he's made the big league roster

    Yesterday

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have told reliever Carlos Villanueva he will be on their 25-man opening-day roster. "We talked to him about him being a part of our club, so today was a good morning for him," manager Mike Matheny said Monday. Shortly after the first pitch...

  • A week before opener, owner Fred Wilpon addresses Mets

    Yesterday

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon addressed the team in a closed-door meeting Monday morning. The meeting delayed the opening of the Mets clubhouse 15 minutes and players could be heard clapping when the meeting was over. "Any time that you have those types...

  • Braves cut 2 more relievers, a week before opener

    Yesterday

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have sent right-handers Arodys Vizcaino and Michael Kohn to the minors, trimming two more pitchers expected to contend for spots in the bullpen. The Braves announced Monday that Vizcaino was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett and Kohn was...

  • Indians to wear patch honoring late Al Rosen

    Yesterday

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians will honor the late Al Rosen this season by wearing his No. 7 jersey number on their jersey sleeves. The AL's MVP in 1953, Rosen died on March 13 at 91. He spent his entire career with Cleveland (1947-56) and went on to have a successful career as a...

  • Oakland OF Josh Reddick won't be ready for start of season

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick says he won't be ready for opening day because of his injured oblique. Reddick played five innings in a minor league game Sunday and reported no issues with swinging a bat, running the bases and sliding. "It's a huge...

  • House, McAllister picked as starters for Indians

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Zach McAllister and T.J. House earned the final two jobs in the Cleveland Indians' starting rotation. Manager Terry Francona told the pitchers on Sunday before House started an exhibition against the Chicago White Sox. The left-handed House and McAllister will...

  • Seattle options LHP Roenis Elias to Triple-A Tacoma

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Left-hander pitcher Roenis Elias has been optioned by the Seattle Mariners to Triple-A Tacoma, a decision that likely means right-hander Taijuan Walker will be the Mariners' fifth starter. Seattle made the roster move with Elias on Sunday. But manager Lloyd...

  • Yankees' Teixeira hit on leg by pitch, says he's fine

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira left a minor league intrasquad game Sunday with a bruised right knee after being hit by a pitch. Teixeira was the designated hitter in a game between Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Double-A Trenton when a ball struck...

  • Correa, Dominguez cut from Astros' big league training camp

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Top prospect Carlos Correa and Matt Dominguez, Houston's regular third baseman for the last two seasons, were among eight players cut by the Astros from their big league spring training camp Sunday. Correa, a 20-year-old shortstop who was the first pick in the...

  • Alvarez to start Marlins' opener against Atlanta on April 6

    Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Henderson Alvarez has been picked to start the Miami Marlins' opener against the Atlanta Braves on April 6. Alvarez went 12-7 with a 2.65 ERA for Miami last season. The right-hander, who turns 25 on April 18, was the favorite because Jose Fernandez is recovering...

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