Jake Arrieta will formally mark his return from elbow surgery by starting on opening day for the Baltimore Orioles.
The pitcher who helped Cuba defeat the Orioles in the United States a decade ago tried to stop a fight and was smashed in the face with a blunt object. His injuries are not life-threatening but he will need reconstructive surgery.
With a number of matters that remain either undecided or unclear, here are nine innings of questions about the World Baseball Classic.
Rob Derksen, the manager of Greece's Olympic baseball team and a scout with the Baltimore Orioles, died Wednesday. He was 44.
Seibu Lions shortstop Kazuo Matsui, a seven-time All-Star in Japan, said Monday at a news conference that he's decided to pursue a big league career in North America.