Reds' Anthony Desclafani goes two innings in spring trianing debut
"I felt really good. I felt like everything was working," DeSclafani said. "[It was] the same plan as always, just attack hitters. It feels good to get the first one out of the way."
Rangers' Colby Lewis struggles in spring training debut
"I actually felt great, threw a lot of strikes," said Lewis, a notoriously poor starter in spring training. "Of course, the results aren't what you want, but it is what it is."
Indians outfielder Carlos Moncrief goes 4 for 4 in spring debut
Diamondbacks counting on Mark Trumbo to provide offensive spark
"When we talk about all the potential offensive stars that we have, sometimes he gets forgotten," Hale said. "We're looking for Tomas to do this, we're looking for Goldy (Paul Goldschmidt) to do this, we're looking for Lamb to come — and all of a sudden you start thinking, Trumbo has done it. He's hit 30 home runs in Anaheim. He knows what he's doing."
Trumbo hit .235 with 14 home runs and 61 RBI in 328 plate appearances in 2014.
Phillies' Grady Sizemore fine after being plunked
Sizemore was replaced by Jordan Danks at first base. His removal from the game was deemed "precautionary" by manager Ryne Sandbery. "He got hit on the meat in the back," Sandberg said. "He felt fine."
Sizemore, 32, hit .233/.299/.354 over 347 at-bats last season.
White Sox pitcher Zach Putnam misses Wednesday with illness
Putnam, who is also dealing with a back injury during spring training, went 5-3 in 2014 with a 1.98 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 54 2/3 innings pitched.
Tigers' Sanchez breezes through first spring outing Wednesday
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
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
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
"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."
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