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    Pirates INF Josh Harrison exits spring game with left ankle issue
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (2:41 pm ET) Pirates infielder Josh Harrison exited Wednesday's spring training game because of left ankle discomfort, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Harrison was replaced by Brent Morel at the start of the second inning. At this point, it remains to be seen how long Harrison will be sidelined for. He'll likely be re-evaluated before their next spring game.

    Mets' Collins fine with how Parnell handled Syndergaard situation
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (2:33 pm ET) Mets reliever Bobby Parnell said he wasn't trying to embarrass starting pitcher prospect Noah Syndergaard when he threw out his lunch plate in the clubhouse Tuesday in an effort to inform the highly touted prospect he needed to be in the dugout for an intrasquad game. Third baseman David Wright also talked to Syndergaard about being in the clubhouse.

    "We try to keep those things behind closed doors, but the media was there and saw it," Parnell said in a statement released by the team, per NJ.com. "But it wasn't about embarrassing anyone. Again, it goes back to creating that culture on and off the field."

    Parnell said he talked with Syndergaard since the incident became public.

    "It's a clubhouse issue that needed to be handled," Parnell said. "We are trying to create a winning culture around here and that what's the whole situation was about."

    Mets manager Terry Collins said he has no issue with how Parnell handled the matter.

    "I think it's the perfect way he dealt with it," Collins told NJ.com. "Perfect. I think Bobby did what I would do and a number of other guys would've have done. The captain made a statement and it wasn't really adhered to and Bobby said, 'Maybe he didn't hear it'."


    Rockies' Blackmon held out Wednesday with abdominal injury
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (2:23 pm ET) Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon was not in Wednesday's spring lineup against the Diamondbacks due to an abdominal injury, per MLB.com. However, Blackmon planned to take batting practice Wednesday.

    Orioles limiting pitcher Kevin Gausman early in spring training
    by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
    (2:20 pm ET) The Orioles are taking things slow with relief pitcher Kevin Gausman. He pitched just one scoreless inning on 14 pitches in Wednesday's game, but it's a part of the plan, reports MLB.com.

    "Every year is a little bit different," said Gausman. "My first year I wanted to come into camp and show what I had and possibly be an option for later in the year, knowing I wasn't going to make the team. But pitched well. Last year came to camp, felt I had a good chance of making the rotation and then we signed Ubaldo [Jimenez]. So, it’s one of those things. Every spring is going to be different."

    Gausman went 7-7 in 2014 with a 3.57 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 113 1/3 innings pitched.

    "That's one thing that's different this year is they kind of held me back. [The Orioles] told me don't throw any bullpens before you get to camp. Normally I throw 7 or 8 bullpens before camp."


    A good spring could help Brewers' Morris in getting back on track
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (2:16 pm ET) Brewers first baseman Hunter Morris is trying to re-establish himself this spring after he was removed from the 40-man roster in the offseason. It wasn't long ago that Morris was considered the Brewers' top prospect.

    “I don’t feel any pressure to make this team right away,” Morris said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I’m still confident in my ability and I firmly believe I’m going to play in the big leagues.

    "My goal is go out and force the Brewers’ hand and not give them any choice but to have me in the big leagues.”

    Morris was named the Brewers' minor-league player of the year in 2012 after he hit .303 with 28 home runs, 40 doubles and 113 RBI at Double-A. While he totaled 24 home runs the following year, he hit just .247. He ran into more offensive struggles in 2014, and he also missed time due to a wrist injury.

    “It was frustrating, the way everything played out,” Morris said.

    Now, the 26-year-old first baseman must prove to the Brewers he still has a future in the majors, and it starts this spring.

    “He needs to have a good year this year, get back on that right track,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “He hasn’t performed well in spring trainings for us. That’s the hard part, that we don’t get to see him when he’s really good.

    “All I get is what I see in the spring, and he hasn’t had good springs. It’s really hard for me to get a good read.”


    Royals' Hochevar (elbow) emerges unscathed after BP session
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (1:52 pm ET) Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar threw his first batting-practice session of the spring Tuesday and emerged from the outing without any issues, per MLB.com.

    "Everything was fine this morning," Yost said. "He felt great."

    Yost liked how Hochevar, who is coming off Tommy John surgery, threw in batting practice.

    "A good live fastball," Yost said. "Good curve. He looked really good. Just a normal progression for him."


    Angels' Roberto Baldoquin could join club this weekend
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (1:21 pm ET) Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters that Roberto Baldoquin could be with team as early as this weekend, according to the Orange County Register. Baldoquin, who has been dealing with visa issues, agreed to an $8 million bonus in November and is expected to work with the minor-league squad before starting the season in Class A.

    Orioles' J.P. Arencibia making strides working with bench coach
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (1:16 pm ET) Orioles catcher J.P. Arencibia has made a favorable impression on manager Buck Showalter, per MASNsports.com. Arencibia, who is in camp on a minor-league deal, has been working with bench coach and catching instructor John Russell on improving his defense.

    "He and John are working on a couple of things," Showalter said. "I've seen John do some things with guys that I didn't think was possible. I keep a real open mind about anything with a catcher here. I think John very quietly is one of the best I've ever been around, but he doesn't make everybody do it exactly the same. We'll see how it plays out.

    "He's very engaged. He knows what the job description requires and he's trying to bring it. I think we all know offensively he's capable of better, but his damage has always good."


    Angels' Garrett Richards begins light fielding drills
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (1:15 pm ET) Along with completing his sixth bullpen session of the spring, Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards began light fielding drills on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times. Richards is roughly six months removed from left knee surgery, and is not expected to be ready for opening day.

    Indians' Kluber (illness) could have Cactus League debut pushed back
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (1:12 pm ET) Indians pitcher Corey Kluber is dealing with flu-like symptoms, and manager Terry Francona is unsure if he'll have his Cactus League debut pushed back, per the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Kluber, who is coming off his AL Cy Young campaign in 2014, is penciled in for Saturday.

     
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