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    Tigers' Sanchez breezes through first spring outing Wednesday
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (6:43 pm ET) Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez breezed through his two-inning outing Wednesday against the Orioles. Sanchez faced just seven batters in his spring debut, allowing a single to J.J. Hardy in the first inning and no walks.

    He also struck out Delmon Young.

    "They put a really good lineup out," Sanchez said, per MLB.com. "I don't want to pitch around those guys. They're smart. I know they're going to swing because they're working, too."


    Royals' Tim Collins dealing with elbow soreness
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (6:42 pm ET) Royals reliever Tim Collins is dealing with elbow soreness, according to the Kansas City Star.

    Collins will head for an MRI on Wednesday in order to determine the severity of the injury. The team won't have a timetable for Collins until they receive the results of the MRI. 

    The 25-year-old posted a 3.86 ERA over 21 innings last year.


    Nationals' Jayson Werth swings bat for first time since surgery
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (6:40 pm ET) Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth, who has been doing conditioning drills and running, swung a bat on Wednesday for the first time since Jan. 9 shoulder surgery, reports the Washington Post.

    Werth took about 20 light swings, mostly dry with roughly five of them coming off a tee. He admitted he's pushing his recovery to be ready in time for opening day.

    "We'll see how I react to it," Werth said. "I've been doing a lot. You push it as far as you can without setting yourself really setting yourself back. It's just a tedious process but stuff we got to go through. … It's a start."


    Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman developing sinker this spring
    by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
    (6:39 pm ET) Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman is hoping to have a better spring this year after struggling in 2014, reports MLB.com.

    "I struggled all last spring, I wanted to make the team so bad," Stroman said following his debut during the Blue Jays' 4-1 win over the Pirates on Wednesday. "I feel a lot different. I feel much more relaxed, I'm focused. I know what I have to do rather than doing everything in my power to go out there and try to make the team, doing more than I had to. So I'm relaxed, I'm motivated, I'm ready to go. I'm excited for this year."

    Stroman heads into the 2015 campaign looking to add another pitch, a sinker.

    "I've always wanted a sinker," Stroman said. "If you can have a sinker, all hitters say that's one of the hardest pitches to hit when it's located. So it was not that I needed another pitch to make an adjustment, it was more so that I saw it as a weapon I never had that I wanted to add to my arsenal."


    Giants pitcher Derek Law throws off mound Wednesday
    by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
    (6:39 pm ET) Giants pitcher Derek Law was able to throw off a mound for the first time since last June when he underwent Tommy John surgery, reports MercuryNews.com.

    Law threw 25 pitches and was suppose to take it fairly easy in his bullpen session.

    "I was supposed to go 50 percent," said Law, smiling. "I might have gone 60 percent."

    Law is hoping to get back on the mound for a game by June, the one-year anniversary of the injury.

    "The first four or five felt a little weird, just getting used to standing on the hill," Law said. "Then it was coming out fine. It was like riding a bike."


    Mariners' Ji-Man Choi carted off on Wednesday
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (6:34 pm ET) Mariners first baseman Ji-Man Choi had to be carted off the field on Wednesday, according to MLB.com.

    Choi injured his leg or ankle while leaping for an errant throw in the ninth inning. After the game, it was detemined he fractured his right fibula. It's unclear how much time Choi will miss due to the injury. 


    Mariners' Ji-Man Choi carted off on Wednesday
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (6:34 pm ET) Mariners first baseman Ji-Man Choi had to be carted off the field on Wednesday, according to MLB.com.

    Choi injured his leg or ankle while leaping for an errant throw in the ninth inning. After the game, it was detemined he fractured his right fibula. It's unclear how much time Choi will miss due to the injury. 


    Orioles' Manny Machado plays in first game since August
    by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
    (5:37 pm ET) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado struggled with an 0-for-3 day at the plate in his first game since back from an elbow injury.

    Manager Buck Showalter was happy Machado finally got on the field, according to MASN.com.

    "Manny needs to play in some games. He's tired of all the work. You think of all the work he's done since he was able to start going on the field after the surgery and you think about the last time he got to play a lot," Showalter said. "We'll try to get as many reps for him as we can, because physically it's not a challenge for him. He's in good shape."


    Dodgers' Greinke, Ryu could face hitters soon
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (5:36 pm ET) Dodgers pitchers Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu could face hitters on Friday or Saturday, according to MLB.com.

    Both players are dealing with injuries, and remain one start behind the other pitchers on the roster. Greinke has an elbow issue. Ryu is dealing with back stiffness. If they are able to face pitchers this weekend, both players could appear in games as early as Wednesday or Thursday. 


    Pirates' Cumpton (elbow) not sure when he'll visit Dr. James Andrews
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (5:36 pm ET) Pirates pitcher Brandon Cumpton told reporters he's not sure when he'll visit Dr. James Andrews to get his elbow checked out, but will likely come at some point next week, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Cumpton experienced discomfort in his elbow when he was throwing live batting practice at the start of camp.

     
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