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  2. Setback for Hanrahan

    Doug Mittler

    Once an elite closer, Joel Hanrahan's comeback attempt has hit another bump in the road. Hanrahan, who signed a minor league deal with the Tigers over the winter, has been bothered by lingering soreness in his surgically-repaired right elbow and ...

    Blog | March 03, 2015
  3. Monday rumors roundup

    Doug Mittler

    Monday has been a rainy day in Arizona, cutting short or cancelling the workouts of many Cactus League teams. The weather is better in Florida, where Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright threw his first bullpen session since an abdominal strain forced ...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  4. Kang's initial role in Pittsburgh

    Doug Mittler

    One of the key questions entering spring training for the Pittsburgh Pirates is the status of Korean shortstop Jung Ho Kang, who was signed to a four-year deal worth $11 million. The Pirates arrive in camp with Jordy Mercer atop the depth chart a...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  5. Where will Gattis play?

    Doug Mittler

    Barring an emergency, Evan Gattis appears to be out of the catching mix for the Houston Astros. "Gattis has been working out exclusively in left field this spring, though he could wind up getting some reps at first base later. Gattis has ordered a...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  6. Position battle: Braves center fielder

    Doug Mittler

    Melvin (don't call me B.J.) Upton was hoping that a name change would help reverse his fortunes, but the bad news continued last week when it was learned the Braves' center fielder could miss the first month of the season because of inflammation in h...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  7. Can Cespedes get a long-term deal?

    Doug Mittler

    Yoenis Cespedes has yet to play a game for the Tigers, but he already is talking about making Detroit his long-term home. "I would like to be in a Tigers uniform for a lot of years," Cespedes tells Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. "This i...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  8. Will Viciedo last in Toronto?

    Doug Mittler

    The Toronto Blue Jays will give an audition to Dayan Viciedo, signing the outfielder to a minor league contract on Sunday and hoping he can find a job somewhere. The 25-year-old Viciedo hit 21 home runs for the Chicago White Sox last season while ...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  9. Could Craig end up in Anaheim?

    Doug Mittler

    The Los Angeles Angels are awaiting word on a possible suspension for outfielder Josh Hamilton, who met with MLB officials last week regarding a disciplinary issue. For the time being, the Angels will look for solutions in-house, with Matt Joyce t...

    Blog | March 02, 2015
  10. When will the Cubs deal Castillo?

    Doug Mittler

    Welington Castillo showed up at Mesa, Arizona and is wearing a Chicago Cubs' uniform, but for how much longer? Castillo, the Cubs' starting catcher the last two seasons, became expendable when the front office acquired two-time All-Star Miguel Mon...

    Blog | March 01, 2015
  11. Position battle: Mariners shortstop

    Doug Mittler

    Last spring, the Seattle Mariners came to camp with Brad Miller and Nick Franklin competing for the job of starting shortstop. Miller won the job with a monster performance in Cactus League play (1.314 OPS), but failed to maintain his stroke during ...

    Blog | March 01, 2015
  12. Impact of Belisario's injury

    Doug Mittler

    Add Ronald Belisario to the list of players who admits to an unusual off-the-field injury. As ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reported Saturday, Belsario will be sidelined with a fractured left shoulder which he suffered getting out of a swimming pool. R...

    Blog | March 01, 2015
  13. Brewers' third base options after Ramirez

    Doug Mittler

    Aramis Ramirez announced Friday that he intends to retire after the season, giving the Milwaukee Brewers plenty of time to decide who will be their next third baseman. The 37-year-old Ramirez played just 92 games in 2013 and 133 a year ago due to ...

    Blog | March 01, 2015
  14. Reduced workload for Austin Jackson

    Doug Mittler

    Austin Jackson is just 28 years old, but Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon apparently is worried about his center fielder's workload. McClendon wrote Jackson into his lineup on a daily basis following the July 31 three-team trade last season and J...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  15. No four-out saves for Perkins?

    Doug Mittler

    If new Minnesota Twins' manager Paul Molitor has his way (and who's to say he won't?), there will be few four-out saves for Glen Perkins. Just one of Perkins' 34 saves last season needed more than three outs by the lefthander. "I'm not big on tr...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  16. Brewers bullpen finalized?

    Doug Mittler

    It took the entire offseason and a few days into spring training, but Francisco Rodriguez is again a member of the Milwaukee bullpen after agreeing to a two-year, $13 million deal on Wednesday. What does mean for the rest of the Brewers' bullpen? ...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  17. Rockies looking to deal a catcher?

    Doug Mittler

    The Colorado Rockies have no plans on keeping three pure catchers on their Opening Day roster, so either Wilin Rosario or Michael McKenry could be traded during spring training, says Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. Rosario, on the hook for $...

    Blog | February 27, 2015