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    Phillies' Ben Revere learning to bunt for base hits
    by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
    (3:38 pm ET) Phillies outfielder and leadoff hitter Ben Revere has been practicing bunting for base hits, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer

    Manager Ryne Sandberg said the goal is for Revere to notch 10-to-15 base hits from bunts this upcoming season. A year ago, Revere posted a career-best .306 batting average. Both Revere and Sandberg are hoping if this skill develops that his numbers can increase even more. 

    "Just having that is going to put more pressure on the defense," Revere said. "Are we going to come up or are we going to stay back? Because I can slap a line drive right by them that could be for a base hit or a double. The infield won't know what to do."


    Kang doesn't see big difference between MLB and KBO pitchers
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (3:32 pm ET) Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang played three innings at shortstop during Monday's intrasquad game, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He got a putout assist on his one fielding chance and grounded out in his lone plate appearance.

    “Step by step, I'm still getting used to it,” Kang said through translator H.K. Kim. “I'm having fun. It'll get better as the spring goes on.”

    Kang added he did not see "a big difference" between the pitchers he's hit against in camp compared to those he played against in the Korea Baseball Organization.


    Mariners P Jordan Pries impresses manager Lloyd McClendon
    by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
    (3:22 pm ET) Though Mariners pitcher Jordan Pries isn't expected to break with the club out of camp, manager Lloyd McClendon had some positive things to say about his start to spring training

    “I’ve been impressed,” McClendon said, via The News Tribune. “He’s been a strike-thrower. He shows a lot of poise. I’m excited about him being at the Triple-A level.”

    Pries is expected to head to Triple-A Tacoma when spring training is over. In the minors a year ago, Pries went 9-8 and posted a 4.06 ERA.




    Mets' Warthen: Matt Harvey could have pitched at end of last year
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (3:22 pm ET) Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen admitted Monday starting pitcher Matt Harvey could have returned from Tommy John surgery last season, per NJ.com. But the team kept him out all year because there was no point in activating him off the disabled list late in the year.

    "I thought that he could have even pitched at the end of last year and I think that Matt thought he was ready," Warthen said. "I think that we made the right decision. It would have done us no good but he was ready to pitch then."

    Harvey, who had Tommy John surgery in Oct. 2013, will make his spring debut Friday against the Tigers. He is slated to throw 35-40 pitches.

    "That's the best possible time to a little bit longer," Warthen said of a 17 1/2-month timeframe for a return from Tommy John surgery. "And that has to draw into it as well because the guys that have waited for 17 and a half months have been able to go 200 innings and not been hurt the next year and go 200 the next year and the next year and the next year. So that was part of our thinking. And also, we weren't going anywhere. We weren't going to win anything. Don't take a chance."


    Mariners P Hisashi Iwakuma hits OF Gabriel Guerrero in batting practice
    by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
    (3:16 pm ET) Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was forced to throw a modified batting practice since rain canceled a scheduled intrasquad scrimmage. Iwakuma got his work in by throwing to batters that were not allowed to swing since they were in a confined area.

    However, Iwakuma didn't live up to his end of the bargain as he accidentally hit outfielder Gabriel Guerrero with a pitch during the session

    “It was a split-finger [fastball] that just kind of slipped out of my finger,” Iwakuma said through interpreter Antony Suzuki, via The News Tribune. “I felt kind of bad for [Guerrero].”

    Iwakuma's first scheduled start of spring training is slated for this Saturday against the Diamondbacks. 


    Padres' Will Middlebrooks to get reps at first base this spring
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (3:14 pm ET) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks said he will eventually get reps at first base this spring, according to MLB.com. He said manager Bud Black told him to "to take 100 percent of your reps at third and 20 percent at first base."

    Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar (elbow) might start season on DL
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (3:00 pm ET) Royals manager Ned Yost indicated Monday pitcher Luke Hochevar, who is coming off Tommy John surgery, might start the year on the disabled list. However, he probably won't be on there for long, per The Kansas City Star.

    “If he’s not ready for opening day, it’s going to be real soon afterwards," Yost said.


    Yankees OF Carlos Beltran won't play until Friday at the earliest
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (2:55 pm ET) Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran is being held out of spring games until Friday, per MLB.com. The Yankees are just taking it slow with the veteran outfielder, who said he feels good hitting and throwing.

    Beltran had a bone spur removed from his elbow in October.


    Francona provides updates on Brantley, Kipnis, Moss, Swisher
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (2:50 pm ET) Indians manager Terry Francona said Monday outfielder Michael Brantley (back) will likely make his spring debut Thursday against the Reds, per MLB.com. He added second baseman Jason Kipnis (hand) might not be far behind.

    Francona also said Brandon Moss (hip) might be slightly ahead of a mid-March estimate to make his spring debut. However, the mid-March timetable for Nick Swisher (knees) hasn't changed.


    New team, same story: Jon Lester to start Cubs' season opener
    by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
    (2:36 pm ET) Cubs manager Joe Maddon announced Monday starting pitcher Jon Lester will start the season opener (April 5) against the Cardinals. Maddon said he wanted to talk to Lester before making the announcement.

    It was be the fifth straight year Lester, who signed a six-year, $155 million contract in December, will start opening day. He started the last four opening days for the Red Sox.


     
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