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    Blue Jays agree to a deal with Johan Santana
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (6:04 pm ET) The Blue Jays have agreed to sign pitcher Johan Santana, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

    Santana, who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012 due to various arm injuries, is attempting to make a come back this season. He pitched in the Venezuelan Winter League, but was shut down after having some shoulder discomfort. Santana resumed throwing in late February. 

    The 34-year-old posted a 4.85 ERA in 117 innings back in 2012. 


    Reds' Jon Moscot standing out early in camp
    by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
    (6:02 pm ET) Reds pitching prospect Jon Moscot stood out during the team's live batting practice Wednesday, drawing praise from manager Bryan Price, MLB.com reports.

    "He throws efficiently," Price said. "He throws plenty hard enough. He's an 89-92 [mph], maybe a touch better at times. It's command. It's bottom-of-the-zone command, side to side. A very, very good slider. His changeup has made great strides over the last season. As I tell the starters, if you're going to start, you need that offspeed pitch, some kind of change-of-pace pitch, but primarily a changeup, if you're going to be really good."

    Moscot wasn't aware that the Reds manager, who caught three or four minutes of his session while roving around, was watching the prospect.

    "They're all walking around. We've got three fields going on," Moscot said. "Everyone is trying to make an impression, so I just know that any moment, you can turn a head. Keep your head down and work hard."

    Moscot spent most of his 2014 season with Double-A Pensacola, going 7-10 with a 3.13 ERA and 111:43 K:BB ratio in 149 1/3 innings over 25 starts.


    Rangers' Michael Kirkman progressing after having soreness
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (6:00 pm ET) Rangers pitcher Michael Kirkman has made progress after experiencing shoulder soreness early in camp, according to MLB.com.

    Kirkman was able to play cath for the second straight day on Thursday. He'll attempt to take part in long toss on Friday. The 28-year-old posted a 1.59 ERA in 12 games last year. 


    Rangers' Tanner Scheppers impressing early
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (5:53 pm ET) Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers has impressed during camp, according to MLB.com.

    Scheppers missed a large portion of last season due to an elbow issue. He was able to throw batting practice on Thursday, and drew rave reviews from pitching coach Mike Maddux. "He's coming out free and easy with a loose arm," Maddux said. "He's got a little attitude, but he always does."

    Scheppers said he was just glad to be back on the mound. "I'm seriously just happy to be out there," Scheppers said. "It has been seven months since I've faced hitters. I'm just happy to be playing baseball and feeling great."

    The 28-year-old posted a 9.00 ERA over 23 innings last season. 


    Mariners' Felix Hernandez: I'll be ready for game action soon
    by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
    (5:51 pm ET) Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez, who shed six-to-seven pounds in the offseason, told reporters he's off to a strong start this spring following a 30-pitch bullpen session, according to the Tacoma News Tribune on Thursday.

    "Pretty good," Hernandez said. "I'm telling you, that was pretty good."

    Hernandez also hinted that he's practically ready for game action.

    "I don't need to throw a lot of bullpens," Hernandez said. "Two or three, a live BP and I'll be ready for a game."


    Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo won't push himself early
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (5:46 pm ET) Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo isn't going to go all out yet, according to MLB.com.

    Choo had season-ending elbow surgery last August, but feels pretty good in camp. He's been able to participate in every drill with outfielders thus far, but added that he's not going to push himself too hard. "It's a long Spring Training," Choo said. "There are going to be some days when I'm sore, but no issues. I'm not worried about it."

    Choo, 32, hit .242/.340/.374 over 445 at-bats last year. 


    Mariners' Morrison spends offseason working on improving durability
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (5:43 pm ET) Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison has struggled to stay healthy through his first five years in the majors. In order to improve his durability, Morrison said he hired a new trainer in the offseason, per The News Tribune.

    “I think I’m a little more educated about my body,” he said. “He’s given me a program to do -- whether it’s a warm-up every day or a three-day-a-week workout program. Hopefully, that will keep me healthy.”

    Morrison is confident he will be a valuable part of the lineup, as long as he can stay healthy.

    “Just put me in the lineup every day,” he vowed, “and I’ll produce. It’s up to me to stay in the lineup, but if I’m in the lineup every day, I know I’m going to hit, and I know I’m going to hit well and be a force in the lineup.”

    Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon is optimistic Morrison can reach his full potential.

    “LoMo is relatively young as far as active years under his belt,” McClendon said. “He’s still maturing from that standpoint. He’s still learning. I think his ceiling is very high.

    “I think, all in all, he’s got a chance to be  a guy who can hit 25 home runs for us and drive in 100. He’s a good hitter. He hits left-handers and right-handers. He takes his walks."


    Rangers to be cautious with Mitch Moreland
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (5:40 pm ET) The Rangers will be cautious with Mitch Moreland this spring, according to MLB.com.

    Moreland had ankle surgery last June, and the team is going to bring him along slowly early in camp. Moreland will be held back from running for a bit, and will be limited in how many grounders he takes at first. Moreland said he feels good, but acknowledges that the team wants to be extra careful. 

    "I feel good, but the training staff has talked with me and got me on a good solid routine to make sure I come out of camp feeling good and feeling healthy," Moreland said. "So we're playing it over-cautiously so I'll be ready to roll by Day 1."

    Moreland is also expected to play the outfield this season, but the team is going to wait until later in camp to get him out there.

    The 29-year-old Moreland hit .246/.297/.347 over 167 at-bats last year. 


    Royals' Infante having no health issues at start of spring training
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (5:32 pm ET) Royals second baseman Omar Infante dealt with some injury issues in 2014, including soreness in his elbow, back and shoulder. However, after two days of throwing and hitting at camp, Infante is feeling fine, per MLB.com.

    "Everything's good," Infante said on Thursday. "I'm trying to take it a little slow, but right now it all feels fine.

    "The shoulder is fine now. I don't really feel anything with [the elbow] either, maybe just a little bit. Not worried."


    Report: Angels' Hamilton won't receive a ruling on Thursday
    by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
    (5:29 pm ET) Major League Baseball will not announce a possible suspension for Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton on Thursday, according to FoxSports.com.


    Hamilton met with the league for a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported that Hamilton relapsed a few months ago, and told MLB about his relapse. It's not clear how Hamilton will be treated given his history with drugs and alcohol. Hamilton is technically a first-time offender since his past suspensions happened when he was a minor-leaguer, but it appears it will be up to commissioner Rob Manfred will make the decision about a possible Hamilton suspension.

    The 33-year-old Hamilton was already sidelined after having offseason surgery. He hit .263/.331/.414 over 338 at-bats last year.  


     
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