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Pitcher Mark Hendickson announces retirement from baseball
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5:25 pm ET) Pitcher Mark Hendrickson announced he is retiring from baseball Tuesday, according to the Baltimore Sun

Hendrickson was released by the Orioles a couple weeks ago after making four appearances in spring training. Hendrickson pitched in the majors for 10 seasons, posting a 58-74 record with a 5.03 ERA and 666 strikeouts in 1,169 innings.


Geovany Soto, Matt Albers win spots on White Sox
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:21 pm ET) Catcher Geovany Soto and pitcher Matt Albers have won spots on the White Sox and are expected to be placed on the active roster, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Soto hit .286/.444/.500 with one home run in 28 spring at-bats. Albers posted a 5.14 ERA and 9:3 K:BB ratio in seven innings.


Cubs 3B Mike Olt feeling rejuvenated heading into 2015 season
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5:20 pm ET) Mike Olt is expected to be the Cubs' starting third baseman on Opening Day for a second straight year with the demotion of Kris Bryant to the minors. Even with the potential for Chicago to bring Bryant to the majors quickly, Olt is feeling confident heading into the 2015 season.

"It feels a lot different," Olt said of this season versus last year, per MLB.com. "I was able to go up there last year and learned a lot of things. I feel I'm back to the player who can really compete instead of the player who you hope is ready and you hope the swing is there. It's a lot different feeling, a lot less stressful."

Olt is having a decent spring at the plate, batting .279 with a .392 on-base percentage, .558 slugging percentage and .950 OPS in 19 games. It's a nice turnaround after batting .160 in 89 games in the majors last season.

"I had two crazy years and a lot of things happened to me," said Olt of some injury issues. "Now I feel it's in the past, and I have a new outlook on baseball and a new outlook on my career. I used to be one of those [top prospects like Bryant] -- and you forget about that. I feel myself becoming that guy again, and it makes baseball fun again."


Padres' Black on Gyorko: 'He's a very confident hitter'
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:10 pm ET) Padres manager Bud Black called second baseman Jedd Gyorko a "very confident hitter" Tuesday, U-T San Diego reports.

"His intent is to hit," Black said. "He’s a very confident hitter, and when you think you can hit, you swing."

Pitchers exploited Gyorko's aggressiveness last season, and he struck out 100 times in 400 at-bats while hitting .210/.280/.333 with 10 home runs and 51 RBI. He hit better after spending nearly two months on the disabled list due to a plantar fasciitis. He focused on adding muscle this offseason.

"I went a little lighter last year in an attempt to get a little more flexibility," he said. "Obviously, it didn’t work, so I tried to beef back up. I tried to get as strong as I could coming into camp."

The team added plenty of offensive talent this offseason, and the team won't be forced to rely upon Gyorko to be a rock in the heart of the lineup this season.

"Unfairly, we probably put a lot of pressure on Jedd to be a guy in the middle of the order," Black said. “And I think he’ll eventually be a solid run producer there … I think another year of experience, being in amongst a group of (Justin) Upton and (Matt) Kemp, (Carlos) Quentin, whoever might be in the lineup, there will be a little bit of pressure off him to be the guy. I think guys like pressure. Guys want expectations. That’s what makes guys tick … Jedd has that. But when you have good players around you, it does put your mind at ease."


White Sox 1B Adam LaRoche not panicking over spring numbers
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5:05 pm ET) White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche hasn't had a very good showing at the plate this spring, batting .186 with 14 strikeouts in 15 games. However, LaRoche said there is no cause for concern since his spring numbers never look pretty.

“My swing is one where it seems to take me the full spring training and some years past that to get it dialed in,’’ LaRoche said, per the Chicago Sun-Times. “I can remember only two or three springs where with a week left I felt really good.

“The good news is I’ve been there a lot, so there is no need to panic. It comes and goes here for a while. But I’ll be good.’’


Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright named Opening Day starter
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5:03 pm ET) Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has been named the Opening Day starter for Sunday's game against the Cubs, reports MLB.com.

Wainwright, who finished his final spring training start Tuesday, posted a 20-9 record in 2014 with a 2.38 ERA and 179 strikeouts in 227 innings. Wainwright dealt with a slight abdominal strain early in camp, capping him at just three starts in spring training.


Braves' Melvin Upton expecting to shed protective boot on Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5:01 pm ET) Braves outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. is expecting to receive medical clearance on Friday to shed the protective boot on his injured left foot, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Upton has been sidelined all spring with the injury. He had the hard cast removed from his injured left foot last week, and is expected to start the season on the 15-day disabled list.

"I've thrown a couple of times, lifting weights. Just waiting to get it off," he said. "It'll probably take a week to actually start really working on it again -- get in the shoe, start walking on it again. There's no timetable, but it'll probably be (when he's ready)."


Report: Blue Jays pay Johan Santana $100,000 retention bonus
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5:00 pm ET) The Blue Jays have decided to pay a $100,000 retention bonus to pitcher Johan Santana to keep him in the organization, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Manager John Gibbons said recently that Santana could be ready to return to the mound in mid-April. He's working his way back from shoulder and Achilles issues.


Wade Miley confirms he'll start for Red Sox against Yankees
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4:59 pm ET) Red Sox pitcher Wade Miley confirmed that he would be the fourth or fifth starter for the Red Sox to start the season. 

Miley told the media he would make his first start of the regular season against the Yankees, although he didn't specify which game he would start. That series starts after three games against the Phillies. 

That would indicate that Justin Masterson is the Red Sox's third starter, although manager John Farrell hasn't confirmed it. 


Corey Dickerson scratched from Rockies lineup on Tuesday
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4:55 pm ET) Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson was scratched from the lineup on Tuesday, per MLB.com.

Dickerson was benched as a precautionary measure, due to back tightness. Dickerson is hitting .289 this spring. 


 
 
 
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