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  1. Twins to bench Florimon?

    Doug Mittler

    The Minnesota Twins love the defense that Pedro Florimon provides at shortstop, but they may finally have run out of patience with his bat. "All indications are that Florimon, batting .150, has exhausted all chances of remaining the starter," r...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  2. Can Mariners handle more SP injuries?

    AJ Mass

    The state of the Seattle Mariners pitching staff right now can best be described as being in turmoil. One week ago, starter James Paxton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle on the left side of his back. After some juggling o...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  3. Hamels close to return?

    AJ Mass

    The Philadelphia Phillies saw starter A.J. Burnett leave his Friday start early with what the team is calling "groin soreness" and, as ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports, manager Ryne Sandberg "said it was too early to tell if Burnett would be able to m...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  4. Why team-friendly deals make sense

    Buster Olney

    The Rays aren't sure whether starter Matt Moore will need surgery, as Marc Topkin writes. But given what we saw the other night, with Moore recoiling from a pitch the way that Braves starter Kris Medlen did in March, it would surprise no one if it tu...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  5. Dodgers plans as pitchers fall

    AJ Mass

    The Los Angeles Dodgers got some bad news relating to two of their pitchers on Tuesday. First, they placed reliever Brian Wilson on the 15-day disabled list with nerve irritation in his right elbow. Then, they announced that starter Clayton Kershaw w...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  6. Rodon no longer a lock for No. 1 pick

    Keith Law

    North Carolina State starter Carlos Rodon came into the spring as the consensus No. 1 overall prospect in the draft class, but his first six starts were a tick below those high expectations. As a result, I moved him down to No. 3 on my updated rankin...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  7. Who's in with Kershaw out?

    AJ Mass

    Following an MRI on his back that showed some muscle inflammation, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw has been officially scratched as the starter for the team's United States opener on Sunday, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angel...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  8. Jeff Samardzija to the Arizona Diamondbacks among trades that sti...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron offers up three trades that still should happen before Opening Day. He leads with the Diamondbacks trading for Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  9. Position battle: Nationals' fifth starter

    Doug Mittler

    Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams threw a curveball in the competition for the team's fifth-starter role Monday when he decided to have Ross Detwiler start the season in the bullpen. The Nationals had been tossing around the idea of using De...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  10. Duffy to the bullpen in KC?

    Doug Mittler

    We have a winner in the competition for the job of fifth starter in Kansas City -- Yordano Ventura was declared the winner over Danny Duffy. After Ventura threw six scoreless innings against the Rangers, Monday's announcement was not a major surp...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  11. Position battle: Rockies fifth starter

    Doug Mittler

    The Colorado Rockies have been forced to do some mixing and matching after likely Opening Day starter Jhoulys Chacin suffered a right shoulder strain that will likely land him on the disabled list. It also has opened up a race for the fifth and final...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  12. Position battle: Twins fifth starter

    AJ Mass

    The Minnesota Twins are believed to have made an offer to free-agent pitcher Ervin Santana to help improve a rotation that currently looks likely to include Ricky Nolasco, Phil Hughes, Kevin Correia and Mike Pelfrey. However, in the event Santana dec...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  13. Braves may have to trade for pitching

    Buster Olney

    Kris Medlen recoiled in pain and immediately walked off the mound Sunday, and today the Atlanta Braves will learn more about their Opening Day starter after he undergoes an MRI for what was initially diagnosed as a forearm strain. So ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  14. Position battle: Braves fifth starter

    Doug Mittler

    The names may change, but the Braves remain a franchise that relies heavily on its starting pitching rotation. Atlanta starters ranked fifth in the majors in ERA among starting pitchers last season (3.51), and GM Frank Wren made news earlier this spr...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  15. Giants rotation appears to be set

    AJ Mass

    For the third straight season, it looks like the San Francisco Giants will have a different No. 1 starter taking the mound for Opening Day. According to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area, Madison Bumgarner will get the call from manager Bruce Bochy ins...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  16. Will Samardzija start season with Cubs?

    AJ Mass

    When Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria was asked if he knew who his Opening Day starter would be, his non-committal response triggered a new round of rumors that Jeff Samardzija might be on his way out of town. As Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago...

    Blog | February 25, 2014