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  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Last year for Murphy in Queens?

    Doug Mittler

    Daniel Murphy is open to signing a contract extension with the New York Mets, but no in-season talks are planned and the "expectation is the Mets will let him walk" next winter when he is eligible for free agency, reports Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.c...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  11. Links from around the rink - Feb. 23

    Doug Mittler

    A record 37 players were traded last Thursday at the NBA trade deadline. Will there be a similar flurry of activity by their NHL counterparts next week? The countdown to March 2 is underway and the biggest chip on the market remains Arizona Coyote...

    Blog | February 23, 2015
  12. Rangers have room to sign Coke?

    Doug Mittler

    Jurickson Profar's latest setback may make it easier for the Texas Rangers to pursue free agent reliever Phil Coke. The Rangers are one of the teams in the mix for Coke, who has spent the last five seasons with the Detroit Tigers and is seeking a...

    Blog | February 21, 2015
  13. Will Cueto stay in Cincinnati?

    Doug Mittler

    One individidual with more than a passing interest in Max Scherzer's $210 million deal with the Nationals is the Reds' Johnny Cueto, who is in line for a big payday of his own when he hits free agency after the 2015 season. Cueto went 20-9 with a...

    Blog | February 21, 2015
  14. Halos' rotation if Richards is ready

    Doug Mittler

    Spring training is a time to be optimistic, and that includes Garrett Richards, who suffered a serious knee injury last summer and now hopes to be ready to pitch for the Los Angeles Angels by Opening Day. Richards tore the patellar tendon in his l...

    Blog | February 21, 2015
  15. Six-man rotation in the Bronx?

    Doug Mittler

    Many teams come to spring training without a clear-cut choice for fifth starter. The New York Yankees may solve that issue by going with a six-man rotation early in the season. "(Manager Joe) Girardi acted as if they are only considering it, but that...

    Blog | February 21, 2015
  16. Long Opening Day odds for Swihart

    Doug Mittler

    Boston has been mentioned as a possible destination for Phillies lefthander Cole Hamels all winter long, and the discussion routinely turns to whether the Red Sox would part ways with top prospect Blake Swihart. The Boston brain trust remains rel...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  17. 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 | February 17, 2015